Shiffer is a peer-to-peer online logistics platform that connects travelers willing and able to transport physical shipments with individuals needing to ship documents. The company was founded by Azhar Al Madani and a team of refugees living in Iraq, Turkey, and the Netherlands. They were motivated by their difficult experiences maintaining accurate documentation across borders. The prohibitive costs of sending led them to establish Shiffer. Their goal is to reduce costs and shipment times, while lowering carbon emissions for transportation by finding more natural synergies.
Amplio Ventures was formed out of Amplio Recruiting, a multi-city staffing agency helping US companies hire dependable employees from the refugee workforce. After placing 3000 refugees in jobs, the greater need of job creation on a global scale was recognized and Amplio Ventures was born. Amplio Ventures seek to focus on growth stage venture capital for businesses restoring refugee stability. From refugee entrepreneurs to companies employing a large majority of their staff from their refugee workforce, Amplio Ventures desires potential portfolio companies to sustain the following four stakes: refugee stability, monetary velocity, growth ability and leadership vitality.