Methys Labs is Methys Innovation structure. Leveraging on the talent and experience from Methys consultants, we develop specific innovation projects which can be spun off as start up companies, or work with entrepreneurs to find innovative commercial models (based equity or revenue share) to ensure their long term success. Created in 2010, Methys Labs already generated or supported successful business ventures, some of which are listed below:
Winner of the 2012 Urban App Challenge, Kwami is an innovative community driven personal energy management application that received appraisal from Nokia and AppCampus in Aalto University in Finland. The Kwami solution includes an inexpensive 3rd party hardware component enabling your electricity meter data and allows users to monitor the energy consumption of their home, whenever and wherever they are, share it and benchmark it with friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
Built on a combination of METHYS' BI technology and Business Performance Management techniques, METHYS has built the Energy Intelligence Platform that enables companies to understand and address the optimization of energy consumption. Energy Intelligence's mission is to help residential users, corporate clients, and asset managers improve their utilities management performance by turning their electricity, water and heat usage into actionable knowledge.
Methys developed the first independant m-commerce merchant in South Africa. Powertime provides nearly 7 million South African prepaid electricity customers with smart channels to buy electricity tokens and airtime 24/7. Powertime service is available via innovative applications on smart phones, mobisite and website. The service incorporates METHYS' BI expertise to deliver comprehensive monthly usage dashboard to Powertime's customers.
Leveraging on METHYS expertise in BI, ecommerce and mobile commerce and Top12Wines expertise in Wine tasting and ranking, Top12Wines has launched the first online wine store that integrates with user-generated rankings on wine. TOP12WINES is an original wine competition, an organizer of convivial wine tastings, an online store and a provider of open-source intelligence on wine. The start-up aims to become the reference and most truth-worthy wine ranking in South Africa and in the world.
Launched in 2012, PayGenius is a provider of smart solutions to pay online that has become the first mobile payment gateway in South Africa. The PayGenius solutions include payment gateways/switching services to online and an electronic wallet. Convenience, Mobility and Security are the pillars of our philosophy, and we constantly strive to deliver innovation and exceed customer expectations.
Kwami, created by the Methys Labs in 2014, is the 4th start up project we have launched in less than 3 years. It demonstrates our ability to leverage on our expertises to generate successful business ventures.
Christophe Viarnaud Chairman of METHYS Group