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Deal-closing tool, heymate, adds new board member and two strategic advisors

ZUG, Switzerland -- heymate, the portable deal-closing tool, which allows workers in the gig economy to create, negotiate and settle offer-for-work contracts in under 20 seconds on any non-transactional marketplace, proudly announced the appointment of a new board member and two strategic advisors.

The new strategic advisors and the board member, who are also investors, will help guide heymate through its public launch, provide connections with their wide and diverse equity investor networks and support the scalability of the platform as it reaches a global audience over the next two years.

"To prepare for heymate's next stage of growth, we needed intellectual firepower that would help us in tech-ops, business scaling, international go-to-market initiatives, and corporate governance," said heymate's CEO and founder, Philipp Toth.

Heymate's new Board of Directors member:

Dr. Matteo Maccio
Dr. Matteo Maccio is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Committee member of Falcon Private Bank, a leading Swiss wealth manager and the first private bank in Switzerland to provide institutional crypto-asset management solutions. Besides being an experienced angel investor, Matteo has held various senior management positions at several Swiss banks, such as CFO, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Accountant.

"I personally admire his deep understanding of accounting, tax and capital market rules - a very important value-add to the corporate governance of a Swiss AG with significant growth ambitions," Toth said, when welcoming Dr. Matteo Maccio to his Board of Directors.

Heymate's new strategic advisors:

Alain Kunz
Alain Kunz is the CEO and founder of the Swiss Crypto Valley embedded TokenSuisse AG, a leading European provider for crypto asset investment solutions. He is an expert in blockchain venture investing and has international clients, including institutional asset advisors, family offices, commercial and private banks, as well as Ultra High Net Worth individuals.

"With his vast network as well as his passion for deep-tech businesses Kunz will have a high impact on our joint venture ambitions and equity placement activities," Toth said.

Saeed Gouda
Saeed Gouda, the managing partner at Berlin- and Zug-based ZEOS CAPITAL, is a serial entrepreneur with international success in scaling tech companies, specializing in e-commerce, m-commerce, and blockchain. Two mobile marketplace companies that he founded were acquired by Rocket Internet and Carousell. He also led DeliveryHero's international pre-IPO growth.

"Gouda's tremendous company building experience and global network in the digital marketplace sector will be highly instrumental to heymate's growth," Toth said.

About heymate:
Heymate aims at bringing gig-economy micro-entrepreneurs the flexibility they want while securing their revenue. The heymate platform helps to simplify and formalize deal terms and conditions, manage escrow payment and resolving disputes, all while offering an ecosystem of services such as getting short-term and on-demand insurance, micro-loans, etc., to support micro-entrepreneurs as they grow.

Website: https://heymate.works

Saeed Gouda - https://www.linkedin.com/in/saeedgouda/
Alain Kunz - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alainkunz/
Dr. Matteo Maccio - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmaccio/

Editorial note: "heymate" is spelled with a lower-case "h" unless at the start of a sentence.

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‘Easy as a handshake’ deal closing-platform, heymate, launches testable alpha version, Sept. 5, 2018

ZUG, Switzerland -- Heymate, a deal-closing platform which will allow micro-entrepreneurs to easily create, close and administer secure professional contracts within 20 seconds, launched their testable product on Sept. 5, 2018, available via invitation on Android and iOS smartphones. The heymate app is the first product of the heymate platform, which is operated by Blockchain Applications AG.

Heymate (*note 1) is a mobile app for the global gig economy that offers freelancing micro-entrepreneurs (e.g., millennials, part-timers, retirees, etc.) a deal-closing tool that allows them to create, advertise and close on professional-quality offers for work or goods to be sold/rented.

Currently, micro-entrepreneurs in the "help wanted" or "for sale or rent" ecosystem have to rely on slow and outdated methods of terms and conditions negotiations, such as phone calls or emails, for their work. The mobile app will streamline this planning process for micro-entrepreneurs by integrating offer terms and negotiation into an easy to manage and understand e-contract. Once both parties agree to the terms, the deal is closed, stored on the blockchain and becomes a legally enforceable peer-to-peer contract.

"Heymate's goal is to make peer-to-peer deal-closing as simple and trustful as the good-old fashioned handshake," said heymate's founder and CEO, Philipp Toth.

The heymate app also guarantees micro-entrepreneurs are paid for their work. According to a study by Tipalti (*note 2), 73 percent of micro-entrepreneurs would be willing to leave a marketplace due to issues with receiving on-time and correct payment for their work. Heymate protects its users by escrowing payments upon contract agreement, ensuring that once the legally binding terms and conditions agreed upon by both parties are met, the predetermined payment will be sent to the worker on time.

Once the app has developed its customer base, heymate plans to integrate a variety of worker benefits, such as insurances, loans, etc., for key partners to offer their independent contractors. The platform plans to become the place where independent workers go to seek offers for any type of service that can be advertised or consumed. Heymate will also offer these benefits to workers who engage with large managed markets, such as Uber or Lyft, which have been increasingly pressured to offer benefits to their independent contractors.

The product will officially launch as a free-to-use open beta on Apple and Android app stores in Q1, 2019.

About heymate:

Heymate aims at bringing gig-economy micro-entrepreneurs the flexibility they want while securing their revenue. The heymate platform helps to simplify and formalize deal terms and conditions, manage escrow payment and resolving disputes, all while offering an ecosystem of services such as getting short-term and on-demand insurance, micro-loans, etc. to support micro-entrepreneurs as they grow.

The heymate mobile app is the first product of the heymate platform, operated by Blockchain Applications AG. With it, 100 million people will be able to do business for the first time, and everyone else will be able to close a deal 100 times faster.

Website: https://heymate.works

(*note 1) "heymate" is spelled with a lowercase "h"
(*note 2) Report of Gig Economy Workers Finds Payment Satisfaction Problematic for Global Marketplaces: http://info.tipalti.com/20180424-Email-FreelancerReport_05.SSDownloadPage.html

*PHOTO link for media: Send2Press.com/300dpi/18-0910s2p--heymate-at-CFC-SF-300dpi.jpg
*Photo Caption: heymate CTO, Frank Hartmann talking about the heymate platform with Eric Van der Kleij at the Crypto Finance Conference in San Francisco.

*VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/ey79DCYHYjs

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