• Welcome to Aytopia

    A unique incubator of companies in the realms of media, commerce, education and community

  • Disruptive technologies and business models that help people create and thrive together.

    More fun, more productive, more powerful together.

  • We are a group of visionary entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the Quality of Life.

About

 

Aytopia

Aytopia Inc. is an incubator of start-up ventures in the realms of media, commerce and community. The primary benefit of an incubator is realized through lowering the start-up cost of operations, in shared offices, management, technology and other expenses and in the choice of ventures that have synergistic relationships working together or separately.

We Are Technology Agnostic

The world of technology is our playing field, however the  platforms on which the businesses operate are neither the unique strength of the business nor a limiting factor. Technology changes at a rapid pace in this age and any business that is locked into a particular platform is inherently limited. Our businesses utilize various types of advanced networked technologies, but can move easily to new platforms as advances are made.

Experienced Team

We are a group of conscious entrepreneurs with vast experience in media, marketing, technology , community and collaboration. Together, our team represents decades of experience, but more importantly we also share a positive vision for the future of media, education, and entertainment.

Global Perspective

We are a Delaware incorporated company, a subsidiary of Aytopia Holdings, Ltd. We are a global firm with offices in the US, Europe, and the Middle-East. Parent company, Aytopia Holdings, Ltd. was established as a U.A.E offshore company, which provides an advantageous tax structure and allows us to maximize our investors’ returns. Also, the structure of the company is flexible enough to allow the spin-off of its ventures into domestic US, European, or Middle-Eastern companies, if preferable.

Aytopia ventures and products

From vision and imagination to monetization

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Aytopia Brands

Aytopia Brands is a cloud-based branding and product sales and distribution company based on an innovative and distributive e-commerce business model that operates in the social commerce market space. Aytopia Brands e-commerce platform empowers the entire value ecosystem of vendors, resellers and consumers.

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Aytopia Brands

Allows individuals to create their own curated branded store or e-franchises to sell to their facebook community and beyond.

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Aytopia Network

Aytopia Network (wholelife.com), is a cloud-based social media, community and commerce platform serving the Quality of Life market. Aytopia Network is a business-to- business and business-to-consumer collaborative platform with software applications designed to create a one-stop media, distribution and monetization resource for business clients, and in time, an ecosystem of community, content and commerce for consumer clients.

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Aytopia Network

A unique collaborative conscious media and community network with topic and experts channels that syndicate anywhere.

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BookSpace

Welcome to the "Living Book," the exciting and fun new way to experience books! BookSpace is the first in a series of apps from Aytopia, designed to enable collaborative creation in all media. With it, you can write, collaborate, create multimedia ebooks and not only share them on every platform, but keep them alive and updated as long as you wish. You can even give new life to an old title, reinventing your own work. Best of all, you can do it together with whomever and however you choose! It's a perfect tool for families to record and share their history, for teams to collaborate and connect on their accomplishments, for writers to create exciting new multimedia works that live on and evolve over time, or revive old publications with new multisensory content.

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BookSpace

An exciting and fun new way to experience books. Text, pix, video, audio, and collaborative creation give Aytopia Books immortality.

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Wholelife Tech

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Wholelife Tech

Our Team

Vision, Imagination, & Experience

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AYMAN SAWAF

Co-Founder / Business Development

Ayman Sawaf is an international visionary entrepreneur, published musician, and best- selling author. He is one of the original creators of the discipline now known as Emotional Literacy (EL). He is also  co-author of Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations, which introduced and pioneered emotional intelligence in the business world.

He has spent the last twenty years building the evolutionary foundation for entirely new systems and industries that will monetize the ability of these perspectives to optimize human capital; by providing new maps to evolve our relationships with ourselves, our family, and the workplace.

Ayman has founded and funded multiple companies in the US, Europe and the middle east in the realms of retail, manufacturing, and media.

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AYMAN SAWAF

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AYMAN SAWAF

Co-Founder / Business Development

NAZEM ALKUDSI

Partner/Board Member

Mr. Alkudsi is a seasoned chairman, board member and CEO, with a successful track record. A perceptive, influential and high-performing investment leader and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Alkudsi has a highly influential global network across the Middle East, US, Europe, China, Japan, Russia and Africa, and has an exceptional track record in raising capital and building global partnerships.§ Mr. Alkudsi has held senior executive roles across the industry including Senior Advisor of Emirates International Investment Company, CEO of Invest AD (UAE); Chief Investment Officer  of  the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Asset Management Group; Senior Fund Manager for the Abu Dhabi investment Authority (Silicon Valley, USA).

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NAZEM ALKUDSI

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NAZEM ALKUDSI

Partner/Board Member

NADER VASSEGHI

CEO

Nader is an entrepreneur, CEO and Executive Coach. He is the founder and CEO of SelfOptima Inc., an integrative wellness online platform dedicated to help people elevate and optimize their health. His first start-up company, AuroraNetics, was acquired by Cisco where he went on to lead a business unit and grow it to $700M revenue. He has held executive roles at public and private companies, and has a proven track record in building innovative high performing teams; creating and scaling business value; and delivering exceptional results.

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NADER VASSEGHI

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NADER VASSEGHI

CEO

ROBERT B. GELMAN

Chief Operations Officer

Robert Gelman is an entrepreneur, author, editor, musician, interactive media developer, and producer of large events, including conferences, tradeshows, and festivals. He has also held senior marketing positions and consultancies with leading publishing and software companies.

Among Robert's achievements were significant management positions in the Expo group of Cahners Business Information (a billion dollar company now known as Reed Exhibitions, part of the RELX Group), and Director of Development for Miller Freeman Expositions (US division of United Business Media, also a billion dollar diversified venture).

He co-founded the CyberArts International Festivals, produced several Digital Be-ins, and played a key role in the Wholelife Expos, including creating the spectacular “Sephira, Cirque of the Soul” at Wholelife Expo 2013 in Chicago.

As an Internet entrepreneur, he was responsible for the development of hundreds of pioneering websites, including AOL (with musician Thomas Dolby) in the 1990s and early 2000s. He has been involved with the Aytopia projects since 2009 and is a founding partner of the company.

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ROBERT B. GELMAN

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ROBERT B. GELMAN

Chief Operations Officer

ASIM RANJHA

Chief Technology Officer

Designing a Multi-tenant Big Data Analytics Platform for enabling real-time collaboration between Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Application Developers to create Big Data Applications.

- Scalable Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics Applications, and AI using Spark ML, Tensorflow and Theano.
- Enabling IoT, Geospatial, and ML to create rich application development.
- Big Data Microservices Architecture using Kubernetes, Docker, and Mesos.

Previously:

- Enterprise Software Architecture and Design.
- Robust Software Engineering Practices, Processes and Methodology.
- Strong expertise in creating guidelines and Best Practices for developing, selecting, and implementing large scale Healthcare Information Systems
- Experienced in government regulated Processes, Design Controls, Risk Management, and Auditing Requirements.
- Experienced in working with geographically disperse teams in multiple time zones
- Experienced in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies to Software Engineering Process

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ASIM RANJHA

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ASIM RANJHA

Chief Technology Officer

KEN SABOT

Chief Financial Officer

Ken brings more than 30 years of executive management experience in operations and finance with multilevel marketing companies in health and wellness. Ken has served on several Boards of Directors for more than 20 years, has been an active executive participant in several start-ups and has been a business mentor to up-and-coming young business leaders and executives.

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KEN SABOT

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KEN SABOT

Chief Financial Officer

ROWAN GABRIELLE

Content & Product Officer

Rowan Gabrielle is a visionary artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with 20+ years experience in the conscious marketplace.

She is the founder of Organic Leather, a company focused on Eco-Fashion and revolutionizing our relationship to animals and the clothes we wear. She is deeply passionate about spirituality and a connector with deep relationships across many subject areas. She is also a special event producer and a photographer.

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ROWAN GABRIELLE

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ROWAN GABRIELLE

Content & Product Officer

MARC STRAUCH

Senior Advisor, Strategy & Operations

Marc has more than 25 years of executive leadership, strategic planning and marketing experience with Fortune 500 and early stage cloud and clean technology companies including Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Tata and Wipro. He co-founded four software startups – cyber security, video-on-demand, search+social and enterprise middleware – with successful exits. He has been a strategic business and marketing advisor to early stage software, cloud, clean-green tech, transformational media and consumer companies. Marc has been a photographer and filmmaker since his early teen years and had his first show at the Brooklyn Museum at the age of fifteen.

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MARC STRAUCH

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MARC STRAUCH

Senior Advisor, Strategy & Operations

BRUCE CRYER

CEO Aytopia Network
bruce.cryer@wholelife.com

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Content and Business Development. Bruce brings more than 35 years of executive leadership and management experience in health, wellness, biotech and personal development, including CEO of market leader HeartMath and VP of marketing at Lightforce Spirulina, one of the first superfood companies. Bruce has been adjunct faculty at Stanford Business School since 1997, has been published twice in the Harvard Business Review and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Collective Evolution. Multi-faceted career as executive, author, mentor, Broadway singer/dancer/actor and photographer. BruceCryer.com

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BRUCE CRYER

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BRUCE CRYER

CEO Aytopia Network

Anna Margolis

Brand Evangelist

Anna Margolis, Brand Evangelist and Conscious Evolution TV Host. Anna emerged from a fast-track career in London as an international lawyer and entrepreneur running a thriving coach training business to set out on her own Hero’s Journey. Her mission was to discover, experience and eventually share the Truth of how consciousness works. Anna's deep curiosity about life's mysteries, and an unwavering devotion and authentic willingness to stretch beyond her limitations brings focus to all she does.

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Anna Margolis

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Anna Margolis

Brand Evangelist

SHOAIB HAIDER

Tech Development Leader

Shoaib Haider has been directing and managing the work of Wholelife Tech since its inception as a company, bringing his energy, imagination and deep background in computer sciences to the company.

Shoaib's background includes studies at Lahore University of Management Sciences, and previous software development management positions at Zoniversal, Ltd. and Uniworth Dress Co.

He currently heads a team of ten programmers, graphic artists, and customer support specialists working out of our dedicated office in Lahore, Pakistan.

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SHOAIB HAIDER

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SHOAIB HAIDER

Tech Development Leader

WHOLELIFE TECH

Technology Team

Wholelife Tech is our wholly owned subsidiary development company, based in Lahore, Pakistan. A team of six full-time designers, developers, and management, work to serve the needs of the Aytopia Companies and our clients.

Expertise includes all development frameworks and specialization in:

  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP)
  • .NET ASP
  • iOs Mobile Apps
  • Android Mobile Apps
  • Android
  • jQuery

Plus all major e-commerce and content management systems.

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WHOLELIFE TECH

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WHOLELIFE TECH

Technology Team

 

 

Investment Opportunity

Our team has invested in building the foundation of these businesses over several years and are now looking for additional investment and management partners to begin the monetization and revenue phase of the product cycle.

Our portfolio is created in such a way as to allow investment at the level of the holding company or each of the individual ventures.

We are open to partnerships, M&A, or other relationships that benefit all parties.
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