Harvesting and processing brown macro algae or Kelp from the from the top of the Pacific Ocean to make high margin, premium cosmetceuticals is at the center of our early stage company, KNOCEAN Sciences, Inc.
The gold standard of rating Anti-Oxidant power is the ORAC Score. KSI's Patented Beauty Serums have an ORAC score of 1745. That's 3½ times higher than the next leading value, which is blackberries at 490.
KNOCEAN’s macro algae belongs to that family of seaweeds consumed for centuries by Asians as food and as alternative folk medicines. KSI is the first to discover new macro algae/kelp compounds from this seaweed with the further discovery of the massive AntiOxidant capacity in these compounds, by using its proprietary water based processes.
natural & renewable marine-algae compounds
The core leadership of KNOCEAN is CEO and Chairman Emmanuel “Tony” Copp, Ph.D. with over 30 years’ experience in corporate financing in energy related/natural resource activity and in venture investing in cyber security software, blu-ray storage technologies, and medical technologies. Copp founded KNOCEAN Sciences in 2009 and attracted a world class of experts in macro algae science, operational harvesting and processing, and in marketing in Functional Foods and Cosmeceuticals. The company has been in stealth mode through 2012 as it conducted extensive testing of its new Kelp Concentrate and Fucoidan compounds and it also filed for and received, IP from the USPTO.
Doug Ritter Corporate Advisor in Marketing and Public Relations Strategies for KNOCEAN Sciences and is currently President of Dallas based USFI, Inc. focused on our consumer cosmetics and nutraceutical strategies. His marketing career has spanned as senior executive for Grey Interactive Worldwide, N.Y., Ascend Marketing, Perlos, Inc., GTE (Verizon), N.W. Ayer Advertising, and BBDO Advertising.
Copp is joined by Mr. Charles “Chuck” Jarvie serving as KSI Director of Marketing and Business Development heading the launch of all products. He is the former CEO at Dr. Pepper, Schenley Industries, and multiple other corporations and is the former EVP of Marketing for Proctor & Gamble, a $93 Billion entity.
Jim Skinner, an investor, is the Senior Corporate Advisory Board Member for Business Development. Jim Skinner has just recently retired as Vice Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group (NMG), a $5 billion luxury fashion retailer. Jim had also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Neiman Marcus Group. During his 15 years with NMG, Jim has had responsibilities for numerous areas including: finance, accounting, strategy, business development, distribution and logistics, real estate and construction, investor relations, legal, and information technology. Jim led the process for both the 2005 $4.8 billion public to private sale and the 2013 dual tract process that led to the private-to-private $6.3 billion sale of NMG. Jim has also led numerous acquisition teams, including most recently the 2014 NMG acquisition of Munich-based fashion ecommerce retailer, myTheresa. Jim will focus on the review of all acquisitions. He looked at our review of BECCA and CoverFX and MyChelle. Prior to joining NMG, Jim was the CFO for two publicly held companies: CompUSA ($6 billion pioneer in computer retailing) and CapRock Communication (an integrated telecommunications company). Jim started his career with Ernst & Young, where he served for 16 years, including the last four years as a partner. Jim is on the Board of Directors of Fossil Group (NASDAQ) and Ares Commercial Real Estate (NYSE). For Fossil Group, Jim serves as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Jim serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee for Ares Commercial Real Estate.
Blending our High AntiOxidant KNOCEAN products with the top Omega-3 krill oil will bring to the world a kind of low cost product that is not presently available globally.