Sydney, Australia – Wednesday 9 April, 2014
Nuix, a technology company that frees the intelligence trapped inside unstructured big data, today announced its philanthropic product Proof Finder has reached a new milestone, raising $150,000 for Room to Read. Room to Read is a global non-profit organization transforming the lives of children across Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Proof Finder is a sophisticated eDiscovery and investigation software tool that Nuix released as a philanthropic venture. Proof Finder is priced at only $100 per year, with 100% of the proceeds from all sales going to Room to Read.
Room to Read will put recently raised Proof Finder funds towards constructing a new primary school building in Laos. To date, Proof Finder sales have also helped Room to Read and local communities establish two school libraries in India, build schools in Nepal and Sri Lanka, publish 9,000 local-language children’s books and provide support for 30 girls to complete a year of secondary education in India.
“We are so proud that Nuix has sustained support of Room to Read projects through the popularity of Proof Finder and their innovative fundraising model,” said John Wood, Founder of Room to Read. “If we could get every software company in the world to do something similar to what Nuix is doing, the multiplier effect would be unprecedented and we could turn the tide on illiteracy.”
Nuix also supports a range of non-profit organizations and initiatives worldwide. It has donated software licenses to Matla A Bana, to assist its work with the child protection unit of South African Police Services, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, to aid its investigation of elaborate offshore tax evasion systems. Nuix also provides free software and training to university staff teaching eDiscovery and electronic investigation courses.
“Looking ahead, we now have our sights set on raising even more money through the generosity of Proof Finder customers worldwide,” said Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix.
To learn more about why we started this philanthropic product, read our blog post “The philanthropic software model works, so what are you waiting for”.
Nuix is a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and information governance software. Nuix customers include the world’s leading advisory firms, litigation support providers, enterprises, government departments, law enforcement agencies, and all of the world’s major corporate regulatory bodies.
About Room to Read
Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children throughout Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of nearly nine million children in Asia and Africa and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015.