NextPlay Technologies Appoints Mark Vange as Chief Technology Officer
Sunrise, Florida - (NewMediaWire) - July 15, 2021 - NextPlay Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: NXTP), a technology solutions company building a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, reported today the appointment of Mark Vange as the company’s chief technology officer.
Mr. Vange has been acting in the same capacity at both HotPlay Thailand and Hot Now (Thailand) Company Limited since March 2020 and June 2020, respectively. In May 2017 he founded and served as CEO of Token IQ, Inc., a technology company that addresses issues in the tokenization space such as compliance with existing securities laws, cross border issues, token price volatility, post offering transparency, high transactional costs, and scalability. In May 2016, Mr. Vange founded Fighter Base Publishing Inc, developer of Fighter Royale, a massive-multiplayer combat flight game. Mr. Vange co-founded Tech Round LLC in 2015, which provides specialty development services to many of the world’s largest publishers. In 2005, he founded and served as Executive Vice President of Mobile Post Productions Inc, a company that enabled video game publishers to enter the mobile game space at scale. Mobile Post Productions Inc was later acquired by Electronic Arts Inc in April 2011, and Mr. Vange served as the Chief Technology Officer of Electronic Arts Interactive from the date of acquisition until June 2012. To date, Mr. Vange has authored over 100 patents for technologies that defined industries such as 3D gaming, massively multiplayer games, data transmission over the Internet, large-scale data processing, and mobile communications.
“We are excited to have Mark join the team and NextPlay journey,” said co-CEO Bill Kerby. “As an industry leader in video game development and in-game advertising, his major role in formulating the HotPlay, in-game advertising platform architecture, and his wealth of experience with Blockchain systems, we expect Mark to make a strong contribution to our consolidated business efforts, including maximizing the technology features of our Longroot cryptocurrency portal.”
“I am extremely excited to be heading NextPlay’s overall technology program,” said Mr. Vange. “I believe the various businesses brought together under the NextPlay banner possess a commanding competitive advantages in the marketplace and will deliver significant synergy that should serve to drive additional high-margin revenue to each of these enterprises.”
About NextPlay Technologies
NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP) is a technology solutions company offering games, in-game advertising, crypto-banking, connected TV and travel booking services to consumers and corporations within a growing worldwide digital ecosystem. NextPlay’s engaging products and services utilize innovative AdTech, Artificial Intelligence and Fintech solutions to leverage the strengths and channels of our existing and acquired technologies. For more information about NextPlay Technologies, visit www.nextplaytechnologies.com and follow us on Twitter @NextPlayTech and LinkedIn.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and within the safe harbor provided by the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, opinions, belief or forecasts of future events and performance. A statement identified by the use of forward-looking words including “will,” “may,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimate,” “should,” and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this news release. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties related to our need for additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, which raises questions about our ability to continue as a going concern; the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and is expected to continue to have, a significant material adverse impact on the travel industry and our business, operating results and liquidity; amounts owed to us by third parties which may not be paid timely, if at all; certain amounts we owe under outstanding indebtedness which are secured by substantially all of our assets and penalties we may incur in connection therewith; the fact that we have significant indebtedness, which could adversely affect our business and financial condition; uncertainty and illiquidity in credit and capital markets which may impair our ability to obtain credit and financing on acceptable terms and may adversely affect the financial strength of our business partners; the officers and directors of the Company have the ability to exercise significant influence over the Company; stockholders may be diluted significantly through our efforts to obtain financing, satisfy obligations and complete acquisitions through the issuance of additional shares of our common or preferred stock; if we are unable to adapt to changes in technology, our business could be harmed; if we do not adequately protect our intellectual property, our ability to compete could be impaired; our long-term travel business success depends, in part, on our ability to expand our property owner, manager and traveler bases outside of the United States and, as a result, our travel business is susceptible to risks associated with international operations; unfavorable changes in, or interpretations of, government regulations or taxation of the evolving ALR, Internet and e-commerce industries which could harm our operating results; risks associated with the operations of, the business of, and the regulation of, Longroot and IFEB (assuming the IFEB acquisition is closed); the market in which we participate being highly competitive, and because of that we may be unable to compete successfully with our current or future competitors; our potential inability to adapt to changes in technology, which could harm our business; the volatility of our stock price; risks associated with the integration of the operations of HotPlay Enterprise Limited, which acquisition we recently competed; the fact that we may be subject to liability for the activities of our property owners and managers, which could harm our reputation and increase our operating costs; and that we have incurred significant losses to date and require additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by the Company are detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, under the headings “Risk Factors”. These reports are available at www.sec.gov. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on the Company’s future results and/or could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. The Company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the Company. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
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