Loop Insights Inc. (TSX.V: MTRX) (OTCQB: RACMF)
Loop Insights Inc. (TSX.V: MTRX) (FWB: 2K6A) (OTCQB: RACMF) is an innovative technology company leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to deliver contactless solutions, including its venue management platform, personalized engagement services and AI-driven insights.
The company was founded on June 12, 2019, and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Loop is currently offering its solutions to major players in the telecom, sports, casino gaming, hospitality, entertainment and retail industries across Canada, the United States, South America, the UK, Australia, Indonesia and Japan.
Scaled and Fully Managed Services
Loop Insights has integrated both its Fobi and SmarTap devices with its proprietary cloud to provide end-to-end services for the retail, travel, entertainment and hospitality industries.
Loop's Automated Venue Management Platform
Loop's venue management platform is a fully managed contactless check-in platform that securely aggregates venue and visitor information in order to generate real-time feedback to both venue hosts and consumers. Loop's venue management platform can be applied to venue tracing for COVID-19 or used in traditional environments for applications in ticketing, retail and hospitality.
Loop's COVID-19 Venue Tracing Solution
Loop Insights is committed to leveraging its solutions for COVID-19 management, allowing for easier tracing, testing and data collection.
Loop Insights has adapted its existing technology to create a venue management platform designed specifically for tracing the COVID-19 pandemic. The company's complete end-to-end COVID-19 management platform provides a means for venues and event hosts to manage attendees and instantly trace and notify potential at-risk visitors.
Loop Insights has partnered with a number of medical testing companies including iSTOC and Empower Clinics to provide rapid testing options wherever its COVID-19 venue management system is deployed.
Loop Insights signed a referral and partnership agreement with Finland's iSTOC Ltd. in November 2020, providing the company COVID-19 testing and integrated lab capabilities in Europe. The partnership allows Loop to provide FDA and HIPAA-compliant tracing and testing that can be deployed by any health care organization, NGO or government worldwide. "Our partnership with iSTOC positions us as a true global leader regarding complete COVID-19 management solutions," Loop Insights CEO Rob Anson explained.
Through its partnership with Summit Services Inc., Loop Insights deployed the first-ever COVID-19 venue bubble solution in a live environment at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Fort Myers, Florida, and #VegasBubble in Las Vegas. The venue bubble was deployed to test, trace and notify over 500 NCAA players, coaches and staff that attended the tournament.
Loop's Personalized Engagement Platform
Loop Insights' personalized engagement platform leverages the power of the company's technology to provide retail operators with an automated marketing platform focused on delivering the right marketing to the right customers to optimize retail engagement.
By leveraging the power of the Wallet pass functionality found on all Android and iOS devices, Loop establishes a direct line of communication with consumers, allowing merchants to provide an AI-personalized marketing experience designed to drive spending and encourage brand loyalty through rewards and other promotions.
Like the digital credit cards or boarding passes that use Wallet pass technology, Loop Insights' engagement platform provides a seamless user experience without the need to download an additional application. Consumers receive automated promotions and discounts that can be personalized based on user data.
Loop's Real-Time Insights Platform
By aggregating retail information about consumers and their preferences, Loop's Insights platform takes the guesswork out of decision making for retailers. Loop's Insights platform aggregates retail performance data, recording 100% of each transaction before delivering insights and analytics regarding macro and micro buying trends, consumer behavior and optimization opportunities.
As part of its Insights offering, Loop provides AI-based forecasting, modeling and inventory management services to retailers with the ability to integrate third-party data services such as foot traffic and weather.
Loop Insights Devices and Technologies
Loop Insights has developed a line of simple, yet powerful technologies designed to transform industries through the power of IoT technologies and artificial intelligence. The company offers fully automated plug-and-play platforms that can seamlessly integrate and enhance clients' existing operational infrastructure. The company's devices are designed to work together seamlessly on top of its enterprise-level cloud infrastructure, providing clients in the retail, entertainment and hospitality industries with the ability to easily optimize their operations.
Fobi is an IoT device designed to seamlessly integrate into any existing point of sale or customer management infrastructure. It collects 100% of transactional data and then connects this data to other data points, enabling optimization through AI and data-driven insights.
Loop Insights' cloud-based AI is designed to aggregate an organization's data, optimizing the information so it is actionable and easy to use. The Fobi device is hardware agnostic and seamlessly connects with existing points of sale or customer relationship management infrastructure, physically or digitally.
By aggregating an organization's entire dataset, Fobi is able to merge transactional and behavioral data with customer data to create 360-degree customer profiles, enabling highly-personalized, omnichannel marketing strategies across a number of platforms including email, SMS, paper receipts and the company's proprietary Wallet pass technology. Loop's data aggregation service is supported by Amazon Web Services, providing clients with the digital infrastructure and security necessary to protect their data.
SmarTap is a Near Field Communication (NFC) device that enables consumers to "tap" to check-in to locations using their smartphone's NFC compatibility, enabling contactless customer engagement through the use of Wallet pass technology. By leveraging the functionality of the Wallet pass technology found on Android and iOS devices, Loop is able to drive engagement and provide personalized, data-driven insights without the need for an additional application.
Loop's SmarTap device can connect to the Loop cloud via LTE or Wi-Fi, allowing retailers to securely transfer encrypted data from wherever their businesses operates.
The Loop Cloud brings together datapoints from its Fobi and SmarTap devices to create a unified database for the company and its clients. Instead of individual tills and stores generating their own unique datasets, Loop Insights aggregates data together from a number of sources, creating a complete picture of a client's retail environment.
By hosting this database in the cloud, Loop Insights provides its clients with more accessible and actionable data that can be accessed from anywhere. Additionally, the Loop cloud allows for real-time monitoring, and its API can be directly integrated into existing PoS systems.
When paired with Loop's Fobi and SmarTap devices, the Loop Cloud allows for businesses to transform their edge-based legacy systems into a unified database that can be accessed from anywhere.
Expected to launch in January 2021, Loop Insights' latest product offering, Uklipz, is a next-generation platform that enables consumers to create verified video reviews that can be purchased, analyzed and leveraged by brands to drive engagement and sales.
The addition of Uklipz marks an important milestone for the company, because it further strengthens its product portfolio by providing a reliable solution in the massive but problematic consumer review industry, as Anson explained in a November 2020 news release (https://ibn.fm/YpNlR). He added that the company expects this platform to become a very valuable asset and a significant source of revenue in 2021.
Loop Insights' integrated technology solutions and its recent advances in providing end-to-end COVID-19 solutions position the company for significant growth opportunities in the expanding IoT market. According to MarketsandMarkets research, the global IoT sector is expected to reach $561 billion by 2022, up from $180.6 billion in 2017. This market growth can be attributed to an increase in cloud platform adoption and a reduction of costs (https://ibn.fm/1BIPB) which Loop is driving through its engagement and insights platforms.
According to Loop Insights' August 2020 investor presentation, its innovative solutions open the door to multiple opportunities in additional sectors, including but not limited to:
- Brick and mortar retail – an estimated value of $31,880 billion by 2023 (Mordor Research)
- Sports and entertainment – an estimated value of $614.1 billion by 2022 (The Business Research Company)
- Telecom partnerships – an estimated value of $3,435.2 billion by 2022 (The Business Research Company)
- Casino gaming – an estimated value of $565.4 billion by 2022 (Research and Markets)
- Cannabis – an estimated value of $66.3 billion by 2025 (Grandview Research Inc.)
Rob Anson is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Loop Insights. He has also served, since October 2017, as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Fobisuite Technologies Inc., a private British Columbia technology company. In a prior role, Anson was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of One Team Media, a private Vancouver-based media company with digital and television production assets.
Abbey Abdiye is Chief Financial Officer of Loop Insights. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who has served as Chief Financial Officer for a range of public companies throughout his extensive career. Before obtaining his CPA, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and completed his Co-Op Education Certificate.
Gavin Lee is the company's Chief Operating Officer. He has over 20 years of experience with global consumer products, with expertise in building top-performing sales teams, brand management, operational excellence and consumer insights. Lee has a strong business understanding and a background in improving salesforce effectiveness. His experience ranges from small entrepreneurial brands to multi-million-dollar global leaders in a variety of marketing segments.
Casey Matson-DeKay is Chief Technology Officer of Loop Insights. He previously held the same position at Fobisuite Technologies, from January 2017 until January 2018. Matson-DeKay has been a developer and information technology consultant for various enterprises. He has been involved with the core technologies utilized by Loop Insights for nearly a decade.