It's been a busy year for StormX. We can't wait to see what 2022 has in store! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's reflect on 2021: a year of changes and progress.
From day one, we set out with a mission to make crypto more accessible for everyone so that people around the world can benefit from this new technology.
With an additional $15m in funding, including part of this from early investors of Honey or PayPal - Plug and PlayVentures, we utilized this to help scale the company and provide product improvements such as redesigning the app and Chrome extension. We have also invested in scaling our marketing & brand recognition on a global stage and secured strategic sponsorships to build familiarity with StormX. Notably, we've partnered with the NBA Portland Trailblazers and were the first crypto company to sponsor an NBA jersey patch. This has gone on to help develop and strengthen our reputation as a market leader for Crypto Cashback. Cool, right? On top of this, we have signed a deal along with Voyager to sponsor NASCAR driver, Landon Cassil, and look forward to showing you more of what we have in-store with him. But wait, there's more… We also have two other partnerships we've yet to announce and a brand ambassador we're really excited to introduce you to. But more on that as the year develops.
But most importantly, our community has continued to grow, seeing our reward members and purchases per month grow exponentially since the beginning of the year. We want to continue giving even more value back to you and are constantly working to secure partners and vendors that drive growth. We are continuing to decentralize and democratize StormX. With the governance token in the works, our loyal community members will soon be able to vote on proposals that we propose for your input. In turn, helping allow users to help us improve the current product and any future projects.
Finally, we couldn't end without saying something about the upcoming StormX Debit Card. The card scheduled for release at the end of Q1 2022 provides yet another way to earn Crypto Cashback every time you use your card. As outlined in our Product Roadmap, you can expect to earn up to 5% every time you use your card, and up to 15% Crypto Cashback at over 15,000 physical retailers. And, we have also included the most requested online brand… with the debit card in hand, users will be able to earn up to a whopping 8% at Amazon!
Now, enough with the talking - here are a few words from our founders - Simon and Calvin, who'd like to wish you a very happy 2022 and add some further detail on our achievements and projects ahead!