18 September 2018
AR Ventures partners with a luxury bitcoin pen producer Ancora1919
Press Release
Ancora1919 Bitcoin Pen
AR Ventures (arventures.io), a UAE blockchain consultancy company, and Ancora1919 (ancora1919.com) - one of the oldest Italian luxury pen manufacturers that created world's first Bitcoin Pen announced a strategic partnership that would lead to the development of new blockchain products.

During 2018 and 2019 the two companies will work closely on new designs and improving Ancora brand awareness among the crypto-currency community.

As the first step, the companies will re-launch Ancora's website by 1st November 2018.

AR Ventures will implement a marketing strategy to help enter new markets, such as UAE, India and the USA.

In June of 2018, Ancora acquired probably the most iconic Italian pen brand OMAS (Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni), which was purchased in 2011 for $50 mln. 90% of OMAS was now under O-luxe Group (ex. Ming Fung) and 10% remained with the French luxury goods company LVMH. AR Ventures plans to develop digital services and marketing for both brands.
Ancora1919 Ethereum Pen
Ancora's history is the history of its founder - Giuseppe Zanini, who in the early part of the twentieth century was able by having gained the necessary experience to realize his dream - to create perfect pens in his own factory since 1919.

Ancora is widely known for its use of rare and exclusive materials in its works, such as Carrara marble that came from the same quarry as the marble used by Michelangelo, wood from the cabins of the legendary Titanic that was purchased on Bonhams for the unique Titanic pen, and solidified lava from the famous volcano that adorns the cap of the Vesuvio pen.

AR Ventures is a venture capital and consultancy company focused on blockchain technology with a mission to support blockchain startups and companies with capital and expertise.

Alexander Rugaev (founder):
"I am proud that Ancora1919 has chosen AR Ventures as their partners. Their crypto pens are really unique because they preserve century-old traditions but are designed for people fascinated with cutting-edge blockchain technologies."