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CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Venzee Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: VENZ) ("Venzee" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a corporate update to its shareholders.
Fiscal 2020 has been a transformative year for Venzee. The Company pivoted from a high-cost SMB (small and medium business) sales model and shed associated overhead, resources, and costs. The Company embraced - and successfully validated - a partner-driven sales model that has attracted more than a dozen large Fortune 500-ranked product manufacturers and well-known brands.
Venzee primarily derives revenue through the sale of its Mesh Connector™ product to brands and manufacturers. Following a SaaS (Software as a Service) revenue model, the Company charges brands, on a monthly recurring basis, for each Mesh Connector™ they use.
Venzee's Mesh Connector™ product provides any brand a single digital connection between their in-place Content Management Systems (including ERP, PIM, MDM, and DAM products) and their expansive global retail destinations (such as Amazon, Walmart, Mercado Libre, Home Depot, and many others).
Mesh Connectors™ allow brands and manufacturers to upload and distribute critical data and product information in "real-time" to any retailer - displacing legacy manual processes that can take weeks or even months to complete.
Chad Kaczmarek, Senior Director of Integrations at Venzee said, "To sell a product, brands have a choice - they can set up thousands of individual retail connections manually - using teams of people - or they can use Venzee, configure a single connection and endlessly expand their retail sales channels using our proprietary Mesh Connector™ technology. If retail scale, sales growth, and speed are important to a brand, Venzee is the obvious choice."
In fiscal 2020 Venzee invested time and resources to build out retail connection "inventory" of more than 330 integrations - well above Company objectives for 2020.
Across 14 active Fortune 500 client engagements, the Company currently has more than 412 Mesh Connector™ opportunities. In Q4 2020, the Company commenced activating these Mesh Connector™ requests which will result in revenue growth in the quarter and positions the Company to become cash flow positive in 2021.
Venzee has established sales targets for fiscal 2021 and 2022 relative to the number of active, revenue-producing Mesh Connectors™. Across sales partners and brands active on its platform, the Company has a Mesh Connector™ TAM (total addressable market) of more than 13,500. Within that attractive TAM, the Company has a significant, active, and accelerating sales pipeline of Mesh Connector™ opportunities for the foreseeable future.
John Abrams, Venzee CEO said, "2020 was a pivot year for our company and we are grateful for our supportive shareholders. With strong engagement from a growing set of sales partners and large, global brands, our intelligent retail platform and ability to connect to any retailer positions us to deliver strong results and tremendous growth in line with our ambitious plans for fiscal 2021."
About Venzee Technologies, Inc.
Venzee (TSX-V VENZ) is a technology platform used by Global Brands to speed products to market and create competitive supply chain advantage. Venzee displaces costly, labor-intensive last-mile retail processes with a low-cost intelligent platform solution.
We believe intelligent supply chain functionality is inevitable and will significantly benefit growers, makers, brands, sellers, regulators, and consumers. At Venzee, we're building the foundation for a future where seamless, accurate, automated data flow simplifies processes, removes friction, and creates value for all those that rely on the myriad of data and information surrounding any product, anywhere.
Venzee's mission is to unlock shareholder value by creating intelligent technology that removes friction from the global supply chain. Our products disrupt and displace inefficient manual processes in favor of integrated, machine-driven solutions.
Rethinking Supply Chain Podcast
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On Behalf of the Board,
John Sexton Abrams
President and CEO
Venzee Technologies, Inc.
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