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Who we are and what we doTIAXA is a Global Leader in Nano-Credits, providing 10 million small loans per day in over 20 countries, both as airtime for prepaid mobile phone subscribers and as cash through Mobile Money, for unbanked people in emerging markets. Tiaxa's Nano-Credits are built on a proprietary foundation of anonymous user behavior analytics and scoring, risk management, as well as patented technological and commercial processes for the disbursement and collection of the loans. Tiaxa also provides the mobile telecommunications market with infrastructure, clearinghouse and revenue enhancement services, improving customer loyalty and the efficiency with which the current prepaid user base is managed, and increasing revenues for major Operators around the world. With over 60 installations in 28 clients in 20 countries in 11 Operator groups who have over 1.5 billion end-users among them, the Company processes more than 40 billion transactions per year, managing over US$ 1.5 billion in income for the MNO's. In the Mobile Financial Services (MFS) space, Tiaxa provides more than 10 million nano-credits each day, having disbursed over US$ 300 million in 20 countries from Ecuador to Bangladesh as of late 2015. Tiaxa’s Managed Services offering is based on a combination of proprietary software platforms and business methods, user-centric business analytics and 7x24 operational services, in the rating and charging, as well as the user-balance management and financial services realms, in order to achieve significant increases in efficiency, mobile usage, stickiness, ARPU and revenue.. Tiaxa is headquartered in Germany, and has direct presence in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, México, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and partners additionally in Ecuador, Kuwait, Nigeria, and UAE.
Year 2000 - 2004
2000: Zonamovil d/b/a Tiaxa was founded in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, and opens offices in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.
2000: Vineyard Ventures, Sun Group and others make the first institutional investment round into Zonamovil, Inc., Tiaxa’s holding company.
2000: Tiaxa launches the first SMS Mobile Portal for Latin America, through which people can access real-time local and personalized content on their phones, and receive emails and calendar alerts through SMS.
2001: Tiaxa receives an investment from Softbank Latin America Ventures. The SMS Portal goes live with Celumovil and Cocelco in Colombia, Entel PCS in Chile, and ATL and Tess in Brazil, reaching a record traffic of 1 million messages per month by December.
2002: Tiaxa implements the first ringtone portals in the region with Verizon in Puerto Rico, Unifon in Argentina, and Telefonica in Chile.
2003: Tiaxa launches the first game to reach over 1 million messages per month in Brazil: Cabum! with Oi, and provides mobile voting platforms for some of the first reality shows in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador.
2004: Tiaxa provides Chile’s first mobile banking platform for Banco de Chile and sells its GateKeeper SMS charging and rating infrastructure services Bellsouth in Ecuador, becoming the first Linux-based billing component ever installed in Bellsouth.
Year 2005 - 2009
2005: Tiaxa deploys the SMS interconnection infrastructure for Bellsouth with Porta and Alegro PCS in Ecuador. Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) completes the acquisition of Bellsouth in Latin America and takes Tiaxa’s GateKeeper platform and services to Peru.
2006:T iaxa’s GateKeeper rating and charging services are expanded to now include Data, and become the standard for Telefonica en Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
2007: Softbank exits its investments in Latin America, including Tiaxa. Tiaxa is awarded its first patent at the USPTO.
2008: Nextel chooses Tiaxa to provide certain key data service homologation platforms for its GSM launch in Peru.
2009: Telcel in Mexico, Latin America’s largest operator and flagship of the America Móvil group (NYSE: AMX), contracts the first of several of Tiaxa’s gateway solutions, which are later implemented across 5 countries in Latin America. Tiaxa achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Year 2010 - 2014
2010: Tiaxa launches its DCO Balance Advance service, and signs a 5-year, 13-country agreement for the provision of services throughout Telefonica’s operations in Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
2010: Tiaxa receives an investment from EPG Partners in Chile and surpasses 1 billion transactions processed per month, every month.
2011: Telefonica contracts Tiaxa’s top-up distribution management platform, mPay, the first end-to-end solution installed in the region. Tiaxa opens operations in Hong Kong to address China and South East Asia markets, and receives an investment from Equitas Capital.
2012: Tiaxa surpasses 2 billion transactions processed per month and receives an investment from Accion’s Frontier Investments Group in the US. Tiaxa’s Interactive area is spun-off as a standalone company, MOB.ID.
2013: Tiaxa's Balance Advance service surpasses 1 million nano credits per day, and the GateKeeper rating and charging platforms process over 3 billion transactions per month. Balance Advance is launched in new clients in Cambodia, Philippines, Panama and Chile. Tiaxa's EMEA offices are inaugurated in Munich.
2014: Balance Advance tops 2 million nano credits per day, and new Company clients are added in China, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Tiaxa inaugurates its offices in Beijing and Manila, and more than 20% of Tiaxa employees now reside outside Latin America.
Year 2015 -
2015: In late 2015, the Company provided over 10 million Nano-Credits per day, and added new clients in China, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala and Malaysia. The growth of the Mobile Financial Services business was catalyzed with $12 million in debt financing raised from Deutsche Bank and OPIC. Corporate Headquarters were moved to Munich, Germany, and over 200 people were proud to be part of the team!