The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-11-24T00:36:29Z Beyond Media Announces Strategic Partnership with Instant Sponsor 2016-11-24T00:36:29Z beyond-media-announces-strategic-partnership-with-instant-sponsor Highlights: ·      Beyond Media announces partnership with Instant Sponsor ·      Beyond Media and Instant Sponsor will launch “Success Series” – a first-of-its-kind in digital media ·      Success Series will be distributed through the Lenovo Entertainment Hub and its deployment partners ·      Users can get close and personal with star athletes and industry celebrities in one-on-one educational experiences ·      Addresses massive market opportunity – sports industry projected to reach $74 billion by 2019[1]   Yonder & Beyond Group Ltd (ASX:YNB) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Beyond Media, an advanced virtual reality and content delivery platform, and Instant Sponsor, an integrated technology platform and content development company, have announced a strategic partnership. The partnership brings together Beyond Media’s virtual reality capabilities and distribution network and Instant Sponsor’s expertise in sponsorship procurement, content creation and talent acquisition.   Instant Sponsor has developed a first-of-its-kind digital media programming “Success Series” – an instructional coaching clinic featuring the world’s best talent including athletes, teams, chefs and musicians to be distributed through the Lenovo Entertainment Hub and delivered through a virtual reality headset in 2D and 3D experiences.   The program will enable the user to get close and personal with the Celebrity Instructor in a one-on-one experience showcasing the skills, mindset and training regimes of today’s sports champions and industry stars. Each series will be packaged in three 8 minute clips featuring one Celebrity Instructor.   Beyond Media and Instant Sponsor have aligned to create a product that can attract the world’s best talent, athletes and teams showcasing their skill sets to people willing to learn.   “For people to be able to put a virtual reality headset on and learn how to hit a bunker shot while standing next to a current PGA Tour superstar is the future of a $70 billion sports industry,” said Anthony Puntoriero, Instant Sponsor’s Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, users worldwide can learn from their living room how to throw a fastball on the mound from a World Series MVP, shoot a clutch jump shot with an NBA All-Star and even learn how to hit a wide receiver down field with a current NFL starting Quarterback. Success Series delivers the insights, techniques, mindset, training regime and all around characteristics to what makes sporting superstars deliver in the clutch.” Mr. Puntoriero adds that “Sponsors are already jumping to be part of the action and wanting to align with the Success Series initiative which will be launching early 2017, as filming and production are currently in motion. In addition, sponsors can use the Instant Sponsor technology platform to advertise and provide sponsorship in the Success Series and users can utilise the proprietary brand recognition device which allows them to find out what athletes are wearing, what sport’s equipment they are using and where they can purchase them. By Q3 2017 we aim to gauge metrics of the users through handheld devices and keep scores evaluating how well users can replicate athletes’ actions and biorhythms.”   Shashi Fernando, CEO of Yonder & Beyond and Beyond Media said, “This is an important partnership for Beyond Media. While we have started off in Entertainment and Virtual Reality, our work with Instant Sponsor is the beginning of us including Education and Training in our portfolio. We view this, not only as an extremely beneficial partner for the Lenovo Entertainment Hub, but also strategically as we prepare to expand our verticals and virtual reality offering.”   ENDS   About Instant Sponsor Instant Sponsor is an industry leading integrated technology platform and content delivery company that provides the access for companies of all sizes to participate in sponsorship/advertising and branding across sports and E-sports properties globally. The Instant Sponsor platform creates the gateway between brands and sponsorship opportunities aligning parties through advanced metrics and algorithms. The Instant Sponsor seamless platform experience is the one stop shop for sourcing and purchasing sponsorship opportunities in sports and E-sports globally.   Instant Sponsor has worked with a number of high profile sports teams and personalities globally, including the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. It has worked with MLB teams, including the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros; NHL teams, including the Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes; current tennis WTA star and World number 3 Agnieszka Radwanska and Grand Slam winners on both the female and male side.   About Beyond Media Beyond Media is a state-of-the-art virtual reality and multimedia solution, delivering entertainment and virtual reality experience platforms. Beyond Media processes, meets and exceeds the digital rights management (“DRM”) requirements of premium content partners in delivering high definition content via its robust and secure platform. With its patent pending compression technologies it can deliver the highest quality 2D/3D/360 and VR content with the least amount of strain to network and hardware.   For more information, please contact: Website: beyond.media For Content Partnerships: content@beyond.media For PR Enquiries to David Tasker: pr@beyond.media For Partnership Opportunities: info@beyond.media   About Yonder & Beyond Yonder & Beyond is a portfolio of synergistic technology assets with a focus on mobile businesses. Y&B’s strategy is to identify and develop disruptive applications with high commercialisation and scalability potential.   Y&B equip startups with vital capabilities beyond capital. Our philosophy is to invest in people, as well as invest in their business, so they can both grow and succeed. We are dedicated to contributing to the development of businesses through our resources, experience and relationships.   For more information, please contact: Website: www.yonderbeyond.com PR enquiries to David Tasker: pr@yonderbeyond.com Partnership Opportunities: info@yonderbeyond.com [1] Forbes (2015) “Sports to Reach $73.5 billion by 2019” http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2015/10/19/sports-industry-to-reach-73-5-billion-by-2019/#77e597bd1585   Boppl expands across the UK and Australia with CREAMS British Luxury tea rooms and Corbett & Claude 2016-09-15T05:23:12Z boppl-expands-across-the-uk-and-australia-with-creams-british-luxury-tea-rooms-and-corbett-amp-claude-1 Highlights: • Boppl’s early strategy of integrating with ePos providers is now allowing fast growth and rapid scaling globally • Launch of new functionality that allows for self service ordering from table for CREAMS British Luxury tea rooms  • Picking up marquee brands as customers in the UK, Australia and USA  • Business model being proved accessible for bigger brands while customers are driving record orders and revenues for Boppl venues Yonder & Beyond Limited (“YNB” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce Boppl, its on-demand mobile ordering platform for food and beverage venues, has designed and developed an integrated at-table solution for CREAMS British Luxury tea rooms with global point-of-sale provider Epos Now. Being initially designed and developed for CREAMS, the new technology utilises Boppl’s reliable and robust mobile ordering platform, allowing customers to place orders from a self-service tablets located at every table.  The touch-screen technology will streamline the ordering process and table service experience, giving customers greater control over customising their orders, while reducing opportunities for human errors. 33% of hotel managers in the US named the food and beverage area as experiencing the most failures .  Director of CREAMS British Luxury tea rooms, Unzar Aleem said, “It is good to be moving alongside the digital world we live in. CREAMS are always pushing and merging the digital world with our every day lives and making customers experience the best service and journey. We are happy to be working with Boppl on this exciting venture.” Boppl’s self-serving technology integrates seamlessly with Creams point-of-sale provider and Boppl partner, Epos Now, a company that powers more than 10,000 businesses and has expanded across 103 countries with a continued 350% company growth year-on-year. Continuing its exponential growth across Australia, Boppl has launched the Corbett & Claude group on its platform. The newly established boutique group headed by Tim Johnson, formerly Operations Manager at popular burger chain Grill’d and National Director of Operations for Vapiano Australia, has selected Boppl to power its mobile ordering and payments platforms. The Corbett & Claude group has grown aggressively since its inception only 12 months ago, establishing popular brands such as Corbett & Claude, Mr Claude and Comuna Cantina across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney. Tim Johnson, director of Corbett & Claude spoke about how Boppl aligns with his cashless stores, “Boppl helps power our back-end reporting and multi-site management capabilities which allow for fast, efficient, scalable results to be constantly assessed. Boppl streamlines the customer ordering process whilst also providing quantitative data from our customer base, allowing us to improve customer loyalty, increase their value and attract the right customers” he said.  Yonder & Beyond CEO, Shashi Fernando said, “We are delighted with the growing deployment of Boppl through our ePos partners. This strategy is now allowing us to rapidly scale globally with reputable brands, such as CREAMS and Corbett & Claude.”  ENDS About CREAMS British Luxury tea rooms CREAMS personifies sophistication, elegance and luxury. We are a unique brand in the world of afternoon tea, cakes and patisseries. An experience for those who appreciate and enjoy the finer things in life, in the opulent surroundings of a CREAMS establishment. Needless to say, we’re just as passionate about the carefully selected ingredients that go into everything we serve, as we are about the flawless aesthetics. About Corbett & Claude The Corbett & Claude Group headed by Tim Johnson, is developing and pioneering the hospitality industry, owning a growing portfolio of restaurants, bars and cafes in Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Named after an iconic hub in Brisbane where commercial travellers would eat, drink and form lifelong friendships, Corbett & Claude is a vibrant casual diner founded upon the same principle; great food and great drinks shared with friends. Today the Corbett & Claude group comprises the popular, inner-city brands of Mr. Claude, Corbett & Claude and Comuna Cantina. About Boppl Boppl is a mobile ordering platform that connect with existing software systems, allowing customers to order food and drinks at the venue, even before they arrive. In 2015, Boppl built the most sophisticated database engine to help digitise and structure menu data that existing technologies could not. Boppl helps businesses connect, interact and transact with customers allowing them to building a relationship with every customer, like never before. About Yonder & Beyond Yonder & Beyond is a portfolio of synergistic technology assets with a focus on mobile businesses. Y&B’s strategy is to identify and develop disruptive applications with high commercialisation and scalability potential.  Y&B equip startups with vital capabilities beyond capital. Our philosophy is to invest in people, as well as invest in their business, so they can both grow and succeed. We are dedicated to contributing to the development of businesses through our resources, experience and relationships.  For more information please contact: Website: www.yonderbeyond.com PR enquiries to David Tasker: pr@yonderbeyond.com Partnership Opportunities: info@yonderbeyond.com  Prism Digital Achieves Record Quarter of Over $850,000 2016-09-15T03:36:41Z prism-digital-achieves-record-quarter-of-over-850-000 Highlights: • Prism Digital achieved revenue in excess of $AUD850,000 for the quarter ending 30 June 2016 • Revenues of over $AUD3m for the 2016 Financial Year • Secured new clients such as Condé Nast Publications, Euromoney, GLH Hotels and John Lewis Partnership • Nominated for Best New Agency 2016 at the Recruiter Awards Yonder & Beyond Group Ltd (ASX: YNB) (“YNB” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update regarding Prism Digital, the agency connecting top technology talent with digital clients. Prism Digital achieved its highest grossing quarter to date, with revenues in excess of $AUD850,000  for the quarter ending 30 June 2016, continuing its rapid growth.  In addition to Prism’s record quarter, the company posted revenue of over $AUD3m for the 2016 financial year . The increase in revenue is a significant indicator of growth and the company’s presence in the industry. The successful period comes off the back of the company continuing to develop partnerships with top talent and influential IT and technology companies, as well as understanding the needs of its clients.  Prism Digital has been heavily involved with conferences within the DevOps sector. DevOps (development and operations) is a phrase used to mean a relationship between software development and IT operations teams.  The goal of DevOps Engineers/Consultants is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication, collaboration, automation and efficiency between the two business units and in turn the business as a whole.  The increasing requirement for DevOps Engineers/Consultants has allowed Prism to develop its identity as the go-to recruitment consultancy within this market. Prism exhibited at ‘Cloud and DevOps World’, and organised and exhibited at WinOps Conference. The WinOps Conference  was a marquee event for Prism with over 230 paid delegates attending.  Microsoft speakers flew in from the USA, and delegates travelled from across Europe to attend. Sponsorship was sold to leading vendors within the DevOps world, covering all costs and expenses for the event. The conference has established Prism as leaders in the emerging ‘DevOps on Windows’ market. This is anticipated to be a huge area of growth over the next 24 months, echoing Microsoft’s growth into the cloud via their Azure platform. Events, such as WinOps, have expanded Prism’s network and relationships with top talent in the industry, enabling it to make placements at leading technology companies. During the quarter, Prism generated revenue from clients including Condé Nast Publications, Euromoney, GLH Hotels and John Lewis Partnership. Prism continues to provide these and other clients high quality IT candidates in very specific and demanding technology niches.  Prism was nominated at the Recruiter Awards in the Best New Agency 2016 category .  They were one of nine agencies in the category out of 250+ applications.  The event was great for establishing Prism as a recognised consultancy amongst peers within the recruitment sector.  New operation partnerships have been made via contacts made from the awards. Prism’s clients are continuing to expand, and there is an ever more aggressive marketplace which Prism and the recruitment sector can look forward to leveraging in the next quarter.  The Company is looking forward to a period of growth.   “I am pleased to report that the effects of Brexit have not slowed down our clients’ hiring behaviours.  Prism are seeing an early trend towards clients hiring more contractors and are witnessing an even more bullish market where businesses are looking to secure candidates before their competition.” said Alex Dover, Co-Founder of Prism Digital. Yonder & Beyond Group CEO Shashi Fernando continued, “Prism are great brand ambassadors for Yonder and are getting a fantastic response from the wider tech community. While this quarter was the best to date for Prism Digital, it really is only the start of what they are about to achieve. This will only help Yonder & Beyond continue to grow, as the valuation of Prism gains momentum and revenue is recognised on a consolidated basis.”  Yonder & Beyond own 60 per cent of Prism Digital and has played a key role in helping the consultancy build relationships with key clients and further developed its understanding of the mobile and technology landscape. ENDS About Prism Digital Prism Digital are a recruitment consultancy based in London specialising in the IT and technology industries. By developing lasting relationships and understanding the needs of its customers, it is able to connect its clients with the assets they need to further their business.  Website: www.prism-digital.com  About Yonder & Beyond Yonder & Beyond is a portfolio of synergistic technology assets with a focus on mobile businesses. Y&B’s strategy is to identify and develop disruptive applications with high commercialisation and scalability potential.  Y&B equip startups with vital capabilities beyond capital. Our philosophy is to invest in people, as well as invest in their business, so they can both grow and succeed. We are dedicated to contributing to the development of businesses through our resources, experience and relationships.  For more information please contact: Website: www.yonderbeyond.com PR enquiries to David Tasker: pr@yonderbeyond.com Partnership Opportunities: info@yonderbeyond.com  Beyond Media announces deal with Lenovo 2016-08-19T02:49:14Z beyond-media-announces-deal-with-lenovo Highlights: • Beyond Media is developing a 3D/2D movie platform for Lenovo • The platform will be available on Windows devices in the US • The platform will be compatible with Mobile Virtual Reality devices • Lenovo is the largest PC vendor in the world AUSTRALIA 19.08.2016 Yonder & Beyond Ltd (ASX:YNB) is excited to announce that Beyond Media has entered into an agreement with leading PC manufacturer, Lenovo. As part of this deal Beyond Media will deploy a 3D & 2D movie platform in the United States of America (US).  Beyond Media will deliver content on the Y-Hub platform, which will be offered to Lenovo customers. The content will be a mixture of premium and free content on a subscription or a pay per view basis. Beyond Media will deliver content with Lenovo branding and will have the ability to integrate with a Lenovo single ID.  Yonder & Beyond and Beyond Media CEO, Shashi Fernando said, “This is an important milestone for Beyond Media in building a long-term relationship with Lenovo. Not only do we get to showcase 3D / 2D content to millions of devices, but our platform will also be immediately compatible with Mobile VR devices.” Dave Cree, Director of Software and Content Services at Lenovo said, “As a global leader in PCs and smart devices, we want to provide our users with a simple way to take full advantage of their hardware’s capabilities. We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Beyond Media to provide our customers with high quality entertainment content. Sourcing and managing a robust catalog of recognizable titles is always a challenge, but we believe that together we have created a great solution." Beyond Media is currently in the process of signing up content partners for the launch of the content platform for Lenovo.  About Beyond Media Beyond Media is a state of the art virtual reality and multimedia solution, delivering entertainment and virtual reality experience platforms. Beyond Media processes, meets and exceeds the digital rights management (“DRM”) requirements of premium content partners in delivering high definition content via its robust and secure platform. With it’s patent pending compression technologies it is able to deliver the highest quality 2D/3D/360 and VR content with the least amount of strain to network and hardware. For more information please contact: Website: beyond.media For Content Partnerships: content@beyond.media For PR Enquiries to David Tasker: pr@beyond.media For Partnership Opportunities: info@beyond.media   About Yonder & Beyond Yonder & Beyond is a portfolio of synergistic technology assets with a focus on mobile businesses. Y&B’s strategy is to identify and develop disruptive applications with high commercialisation and scalability potential.  Y&B equip startups with vital capabilities beyond capital. Our philosophy is to invest in people, as well as invest in their business, so they can both grow and succeed. We are dedicated to contributing to the development of businesses through our resources, experience and relationships For more information please contact: Website: www.yonderbeyond.com PR enquiries to David Tasker: pr@yonderbeyond.com Partnership Opportunities: info@yonderbeyond.com  Portfolio company of Yonder & Beyond (ASX:YNB), Boppl, achieves record growth for first half of 2016 as mobile orders, transactions and revenue continues to rise 2016-08-15T03:30:40Z portfolio-company-of-yonder-amp-beyond-asx-ynb-achieves-record-growth-for-first-half-of-2016-as-mobile-orders-transactions-and-revenue-continues-to-rise Highlights: • 481% increase in orders across Australia, the USA and UK from January to June 2016 • 312% increase in food and beverage transactional volume from January to June 2016 • More than 9 out of 10 customers order more than once with Boppl • Australia’s leading provider for branded mobile ordering and payment applications • A number of strategic industry partnerships are in negotiation AUSTRALIA 15.08.2016 Yonder & Beyond Limited (“YNB” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce record customer growth and revenue for Boppl, its on-demand mobile ordering, payments platform for food and beverage venues following its recent expansion in the US and strong adoption across Australia and the UK. Orders placed through Boppl grew by more than 481% globally in the first six months, January to June, this year in comparison to July to December of 2015. The leading mobile ordering and payments platform continues to onboard new venues at growing exponential rate assisted by self-signup, new global reseller partners and it’s premium service offerings, including bespoke branded white-label iPhone and Android applications, powered by Boppl.  The total volume of transactions processed by Boppl also increased by more than 312%, with the greatest growth experienced across Brisbane and Sydney in Australia. Brisbane, where Boppl is the leading provider for on-demand food and beverage services, grew by almost 400% in transactional volume since January. The company has processed more than $100,000 in prepaid Boppl orders in Brisbane during this period and continues to grow its user network at 15% month-on-month. Boppl’s exciting revenue and transactional growth is supported by a substantial 693% increase in prepaid mobile orders sent to local venues via the application, and Boppl’s continual maintenance of its repeat customer retention rate at 90%. Sydney is becoming a dominant force with the recent deployment in new Acai Brothers sites at Bondi and Neutral Bay. The Acai Brothers group continues to expand across Australia leveraging Boppl’s white-label application for iPhone and Android, and existing active customer networks. The group has seen an increase of 131% in customer mobile ordering from Boppl and their white label apps in the past 90 days.  In addition to Acai Brothers, Boppl powers on-demand mobile ordering and resulting deep customer and transactional communications, marketing and analytics to leading hospitality groups including leading coffee distributor Campos Coffee, Pineapple Express Cafes, Coco Bliss, I Heart Brownies, Little Birdee, Pressed Earth, Yoflo, Larry’s Giant Subs and others in Australia, United Kingdom and United States Yonder & Beyond Ltd CEO, Shashi Fernando said, “We are extremely pleased with the rate of growth Boppl is experiencing. As venues and customers continue to increase, and the recent signing of our first Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain in the USA, we look forward to progressing our negotiations with more chains and franchises in Australia and the UK to continue to expand the Boppl network.”  Through its growing venue subscriptions and premium white-label services, revenue increased significantly as Boppl’s merchant-led development strategy provided accelerated industry adoption and new revenue streams for the company. Venue growth continues to increase at 7% month-on-month and is set to continue its exponential growth, as it attracts further conversion and attention from reputable groups, chains and industry partnerships. Boppl is also set to announce its partnership with popular bar and restaurant group Corbett & Claude with sites across Brisbane and Sydney following the successful soft launch at Mr. Claude, the company’s inner-city espresso bar. ENDS About Boppl Boppl is a mobile ordering platform that connects with existing systems, allowing customers to order food and drinks at the venue from their phone, even before they arrive or from their seat. Boppl helps businesses connect, interact and transact with customers allowing them to building a relationship with every customer, like never before. Helping hospitality own the shift to mobile, Boppl has key operating global partnerships providing unsurpassed deployment with point-of-sale leaders including Revel Systems, Kounta, iKentoo, Clover and eposNOW. Boppl drives new customers, engages existing ones, streamlines service and provides powerful insights that can be turned into informed actions. About Yonder & Beyond Yonder & Beyond is a portfolio of synergistic technology assets with a focus on mobile businesses. Y&B’s strategy is to identify and develop disruptive applications with high commercialisation and scalability potential.  Y&B equip startups with vital capabilities beyond capital. Our philosophy is to invest in people, as well as invest in their business, so they can both grow and succeed. We are dedicated to contributing to the development of businesses through our resources, experience and relationships. Y&B recently launched Beyond Media, a state of the art virtual reality and multimedia company delivering entertainment and Virtual Reality (VR) experience platforms for original equipment manufactures (OEM), operators, content owners and other businesses wishing to increase their content engagement with their customers. Beyond Media comprises of the leading team from Saffron Digital, which was founded by Y&B CEO Shashi Fernando and sold to HTC Corporation in 2011 for $50m.