WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Specialty social media and gaming network, CrowdGather, Inc. (OTCQB:CRWG), today announced that entrepreneurs from the cannabis sector, Carmen DeJesus and Nicco Reggente will serve as newly appointed members of CrowdGather’s advisory board.
Carmen De Jesus is the Director of Strategic Solutions at Verdus, a cannabis holding company. Verdus is the exclusive manufacturer of the Mary’s Medicinals and Oakor product lines in the state of California. Beyond manufacturing, Verdus’ subsidiaries also focus on research and product development within this emerging industry. Carmen brings over 15 years of experience in digital marketing, branding, social media strategy, PR and advertising, working as a consultant to many startup teams as well as managing high-tech accounts during her tenure at J. Walter Thompson. Carmen De Jesus is also an accomplished artist, screenwriter and playwright, having appeared in the Broadway musical, Miss Saigon (Original Canadian company). She is the co-creator and playwright of the highly acclaimed stage musical production, Prison Dancer and the award-winning web series, Prison Dancer: The Interactive Webmusical.
Nicco Reggente is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA in Cognitive Neuroscience where he focuses on studying memory using fMRI. Nicco is the founder and CEO of WoahStork, a marijuana technology company. He plans on utilizing his parallel passions of research and cannabis advocacy in the cannabis startup sector.
“We are delighted to add these young entrepreneurs to our board of advisors,” said Sanjay Sabnani, Chairman and CEO of CrowdGather, Inc. “I have known and worked with Carmen in the past on several projects and I am currently serving in an advisory capacity to Nicco’s startup, WoahStork. I am excited to leverage their energy and enthusiasm as we seek to network with all cannabis startups who can benefit from crowdfunding over the coming years.”
Commenting on his appointment, Nicco Reggente replied, “CrowdGather is an interesting company in the cannabis space in that it seeks to build a portfolio of digital assets to capture in parallel the explosive growth occurring in the medical and recreational fields, but without exposure to the liabilities and logistical challenges faced by those businesses. I am happy to be a part of their efforts, and I am also excited to have Sanjay provide mentorship for WoahStork as we pursue our ambitions in this exciting startup category.”
WoahStork is a technology platform that simplifies and consolidates marijuana transactions. WoahStork allows for any participating dispensary to utilize an advanced software bundle, which allows qualifying patients the ability to place and pay for custom orders online. WoahStork provides patients with a one-time verification process that allows access to all participating dispensaries in their area. The service also provides users with a statistical profile representative of their historical interactions with marijuana. WoahStork will provide moment-to-moment recommendations for medical variety based on an advanced algorithm that takes into account past preference in combination with current disposition. While still in ‘stealth mode’, the service has been remarked on by some insiders as the “GrubHub and Netflix” of marijuana, WoahStork plans to launch on September 1st and more information can be found out by signing up at www.woahstork.com
About CrowdGather, Inc.
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather (www.crowdgather.com) has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners, and forum advertisers. CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide.
CrowdGather subsidiary, Plaor, a company that specializes in developing highly scalable multi-platform games, is located in the heart of Boston's fast growing Innovation District. Plaor produces Mega Fame Casino, an innovative and highly rated social casino available on iOS, Android & desktop. With over 20 employees, the Plaor team is a mix of rising-star newcomers and widely-recognized game development veterans from companies including Rockstar Games, Turbine, Harmonix, Irrational Games, Nanigans, Sony Online Entertainment, ThoughtWorks, THQ, and Caesars Interactive Entertainment.
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