GivBux Inc. (OTC: GBUX)

Tip on: June 27, 2024

Investment Considerations
  • GivBux in October 2023 announced utility payments, international merchant payments and biometrics as new features in the latest release of its GivBux Super App.
  • That same month, the company expanded its ‘It Pays to Give’ policy to include advertising revenue sharing for Super App users.
  • Also in October 2023, GivBux named Umesh Singh as President and Michael Arnkvarn as Vice President of International Business Development.
  • In August 2023, the company launched its innovative super app after four years of development and testing.

GivBux Inc. (OTC: GBUX) is a publicly traded super app and charitable giving platform. The company is creating a sharing economic community of brands and consumers in which consumers have an easier and more convenient way to shop and buy, merchants have a more efficient and profitable way to advertise, and charities receive built-in contributions from the community’s transactions.

The GivBux Super App revolutionizes shopping by offering a user-friendly tool to make purchases swiftly at over 100 national retailers, along with an expanding roster of local merchants. Users earn cash back on every purchase, a portion of which can be directed toward a charity of their choice, embodying GivBux’s commitment to giving back. Additionally, the app is evolving to include numerous functionalities like social networking, e-commerce, banking, messaging, food delivery and transportation, following the super app model.

GivBux is forging a new path in charitable giving, with aspirations to build the largest community of givers in the United States, and eventually globally. The company believes it is uniquely positioned to make a major contribution to society by overlapping the worlds of commerce and philanthropy.

The GivBux Super App is currently available for free on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

Products

The company, through wholly owned subsidiary GivBux Global Partners Inc., is engaged in the fintech mobile wallet sector, specifically as a point-of-sale payment system by means of a consumer mobile wallet. GivBux uses smartphone technology to bridge consumers and merchants together without the need for traditional plastic cards or paper cash.

The GivBux mobile app has been designed to store, send and receive funds; donate; and make real-time purchases at top retail brands, restaurants and other venues. The brands benefit, because they are empowered with a data-rich marketing tool to reach and retain consumers through their mobile phones.

With GivBux, recipients can use funds instantly by paying with their mobile phones at thousands of locations. GivBux rewards all users for using the app every time they make a purchase and every time their friends, friends of friends and stranger friends make purchases with the GivBux mobile wallet. These rewards can be redeemed for cash to pay at participating retail stores, restaurants, cinemas, entertainment venues and more.

Moreover, GivBux allows users to contribute to a charity or worthy cause of their choice. To encourage giving and recommendations, a trending ‘Top 10 List’ of all charities will be generated and displayed on the mobile wallet based on ongoing contributions by GivBux users.

Market Opportunity

A report from Future Market Insights, a New York-based market research organization, estimated the worldwide mobile wallet market at $9.5 billion in 2023. The report projects that in 2024 the industry is likely to reach a valuation of $11.9 billion, and, by 2034, the mobile wallet market is forecast to grow to a value of $138.5 billion, achieving a CAGR of 27.8% over the forecast period.

Key market growth drivers include payment convenience, transaction security and continuing technological innovation. The report points out that mobile wallet payments are widely accepted worldwide, fueled by a rise in digital transactions and a growing use of mobile phones for simple and effective payment options. Innovations like blockchain integration, contactless payments and artificial intelligence are improving functionality and user experience while staying ahead of rapidly evolving digital payment trends, according to the report.

Management Team

Umesh Singh is President and Director at GivBux. He is a Certified Professional Accountant (Canada) with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. He began his career at PwC before joining Hayes Stuart Little & Company (now Grant Thornton), where he was Senior Accountant-Manager and later Partner. Prior to being named GivBux president, he was a member of the GivBux Advisory Board for more than three years.

Michael Arnkvarn is Vice President of International Business Development at GivBux. He has over 30 years of experience in management, sales and marketing. He managed several medium and large agribusiness and environmental businesses before founding Collagenna Skin Care Products, a natural health products and cosmetics company, in 2004. He has been CEO of multiple public small-cap companies and co-founder of a start-up cannabis company that eventually sold for more than $800 million.

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