Data Gumbo Announces Office in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Accelerate Regional Adoption of GumboNet

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Opens Regional Office In Saudi Arabia Amid Record Growth on Global Scale

Data Gumbo, the industrial smart contract network company, today announced the launch of an office in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The new location will accelerate regional traction with leading industrial enterprises and continue the company’s record growth on a global scale. Data Gumbo is establishing a local presence to take advantage of the regional business opportunities ripe for smart contract network adoption.

In August 2021, Data Gumbo closed $7.7 million in Series B funding with continued participation from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Aramco Ventures. The funding has allowed Data Gumbo to expand global operations and enable accurate, on-time and automated invoicing and payments in additional use cases and verticals. With its office in Khobar, Data Gumbo is making its smart contract network available to the $652 billion Middle East energy market and beyond.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and broader Middle East present outstanding opportunities for our company. We are committed to putting down roots, and to the long-term growth of a Data Gumbo workforce in the Kingdom and beyond,” said Andrew Bruce, CEO, Data Gumbo. “Establishing a regional office provides companies in the Greater Middle East with increased access to our smart contract network, GumboNet. The more the network grows, the more value it delivers to local and global members, as well as investors. We look forward to expanding our presence to best support demand and set the standard for how industrial organizations do business by guaranteeing transactional certainty in commercial relationships.”  

Mohamed Ibrahim Marzouk, recently appointed as Data Gumbo’s Saudi Arabia Country Manager, brings more than 25 years of experience in business development leadership roles with multinational energy companies and will lead regional expansion. Powered by GumboNet, the only network of industrial enterprises and their customers, suppliers and vendors that successfully incorporates real-time sensor level and field data to validate transactions, Data Gumbo smart contracts enable organizations to streamline operations and shorten long payment cycles. GumboNet provides a single immutable record of truth and synchronizes data across parties for complete transparency to significantly reduce transaction costs and build trust among network members. 

Over the past 12 months on a global scale, Data Gumbo’s business traction is highlighted by:

  • 13 implementations with leading global industrial enterprises, including global energy leader Equinor (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR), which rolled out GumboNet across its drilling and well services (IDWS) category, beginning with the Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • Use cases across 10 industrial verticals
  • 550% ARR growth
  • 6 industry associations, including the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), Blockchain in Transport Association (BiTA) and Blockchain for Energy Consortium (B4E) 
  • 2021 Oil and Gas Start Up Company of the Year at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Awards Gala — the largest annual oil and gas awards event in the Middle East ​​

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