SkeniCash is a digital raffling agency launched by Profound in Curaçao with sweepstakes and a loyalty program in which consumers can win various prizes at the end of every month. It is a raffling solution that uses QR code technology and makes it hassle-free for the merchant to organize the prize raffling and for the consumer to participate. With every minimum purchase of ANG 10,00 participants receive 1 digital raffling seat by scanning their SkeniCash card. Raffling takes place every end of the month and winning card numbers are announced on the website, social media, newspaper, radio, and television. This agency was conceptualized when we noticed that raffling campaigns being offered in Curaçao were fragmented and cumbersome to organize.
So we saw an opportunity to introduce a centralized digital raffling solution that makes it hassle-free for the merchant to organize raffling and for the consumer to participate. With SkeniCash, consumers get a monthly chance to win cash prizes up to ANG 5000, and a car is also raffled every year. With the addition of each new merchant to the SkeniCash program, the monthly prize pool also grows. SkeniCash focuses on the frequency of purchase instead of the total amount per purchase. This is accomplished by giving away 1 raffle seat per purchase of ANG 10 and up, regardless of the total amount.
In November 2018 SkeniCash was awarded the Innovation prize by the Curaçao Innovation & Technology Institute. In 2019 they paved new ground as they initiated the Money Blizzard game in which contestants enter a concealed bounce house with money flying around and get the chance to grab as much cash as they can. They also introduced the ‘Webu di Oro (Golden Egg)’ feature in which consumers get the chance to win small prizes instantly when they scan their SkeniCash card. SkeniCash also opened a branch in Aruba in 2020, which is still operational today.
Throughout the years we’ve seen merchants in Curaçao offer raffling through carton boxes and paper tickets. Organizing these raffles was very inefficient and we saw it as a troublesome situation ripe for a digital solution.
Thus we introduced SkeniCash, which made the entire prize raffling process a beneficial experience for merchants and the consumers in Curaçao. And we are now doing the same for Aruba’s consumers.
SkeniCash uniquely focuses on the frequency of purchase instead of the total amount per purchase. This makes SkeniCash highly accessible for lower-income consumers, which is our ultimate aim.
Skempi is an online music streaming platform launched by Profound. It is a highly advanced and developed technological platform that enables its users to stream independent music online on any device: Smart TVs (Wifi), desktop, laptop, tablet & mobile, and even smart watches. It is dedicated to fostering radical innovation in the area of online independent music distribution worldwide through optimization efforts of its proprietary technology, strategic business orientation, and creative marketing strategies, both online and offline. This all with the ultimate aim of sharply increased royalties for independent artists. This concept was initially launched in March 2012 by co-founders Gino Jacobs and Boudino de Jong as a simple website containing music from the Dutch Caribbean.
This later developed into a grand vision to construct a place where music-lovers from around the world can come to discover independent music artists. Skempi aims to develop a level-playing field for the online distribution and consumption of independent music. Doing so, we want to address the existing value-gap issue in the digital music distribution industry. We believe that through a revolutionary new way of selling and distributing music, the independent music industry could be brought to the next level. The development of the website www.skempi.com is an important step in this direction.
We have also developed two mobile apps which can be acquired in the Apple iOS store and the Google Play Store (Android). We understand that at the end of the day, music distribution is still a business, and true change in the industry can only come about through a strong online platform network. We therefore set up an online music platform where (undiscovered) independent artists have the opportunity to export their music to a global audience without having to worry about any forms of illegal distribution.
The vision with Skempi is to construct a place to make independent music artists visible to a global audience. The development of our website is an important step in this direction.
Skempi is dedicated to fostering radical innovation in the area of online independent (indie) music distribution, aiming to develop a level-playing field for artists of this genre.
Our platform give independent artists the opportunity to export their music internationally without having to worry about copyright and other forms of illegal distribution.