The QualityStocks Daily Stock List
- Balmoral Resources Ltd (BALMF)
- Ensign Energy Services, Inc. (ESVIF)
- Greene Concepts, Inc. (INKW)
- Mene, Inc. (MENEF)
- Parallax Health Sciences, Inc. (PRLX)
- Seedo Corp. (SEDO)
- Tartisan Nickel Corp. (TTSRF)
- Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY)
- ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (FVRG)
- Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (SCEXF)
- Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI)
- True Nature Holding, Inc. (TNTY)
- Digipath, Inc. (DIGP)
- Talon International, Inc. (TALN)
Balmoral Resources Ltd. (BALMF)
Junior Mining Network, The Northern Miner, GlobeNewswire, Streetwise Reports, InvestorsHub, Wallet Investor, Trading View, News Scanner, Proactive Investors, Dividend.com, OTC Markets, Mining Feeds, Market Screener, and Stockhouse reported previously on Balmoral Resources Ltd. (BALMF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
An exploration stage company, Balmoral Resources Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada. It controls a portfolio of highly prospective nickel sulphide projects in the greenstone belts of Ontario and Quebec. The Company’s chief property is the Detour Trend project in Quebec. Incorporated in 1983, and OTCQX-listed, Balmoral Resources is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Balmoral Resources’ aim is to maximize shareholder value via the discovery and definition of high-grade, Canadian gold and base metal assets. The Company mainly explores for gold, nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum, and palladium deposits. Its flagship, 1,000 km2 Detour Gold Trend Project hosts the resource stage Bug and Martiniere West gold deposits and the Grasset nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE deposit.
At present, the high-grade Martiniere gold system and the large H3 (Grasset) nickel-copper-PGE discovery are the focus of Balmoral’s activities. The Martiniere Property is situated centrally within the Detour Gold Trend Project, roughly 45 km east of, and along geological trend from, Canada’s second largest gold mine and a similar distance north northeast of Hecla’s Casa Berardi gold mine.
The Grasset Property encompasses the southern portion of the Grasset Ultramafic Complex (GUC) that extends across Balmoral’s adjacent Fenelon and Jeremie Properties for a minimum of 10 kilometers. The GUC is wholly owned by Balmoral Resources and hosts manifold magmatic nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE discoveries made since 2012.
Balmoral Resources recently announced the first indications of nickel sulphide mineralization on its RUM project in Quebec. The Company advised that follow-up hand stripping and sampling has considerably expanded the Bluenose Nickel-Copper-Gold-PGE Zone. In addition, it has confirmed the precious metal rich nature of this new nickel sulphide discovery.
The Bluenose discovery is positioned on Balmoral’s 100 percent held RUM North Property in the Lac Rocher nickel district of Quebec. Bluenose is one of 16 untested magmatic nickel sulphide targets recently acquired by Balmoral Resources in the Lac Rocher district. The RUM Project includes six properties - RUM North, Northwest, West, South, Southeast and Central. The RUM properties were acquired by staking by Balmoral Resources between mid-2018 and mid-2019.
Balmoral Resources Ltd. (BALMF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.12, off by 10.3139%, on 18,883 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 127,56 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.065700002/$0.195999994.
Ensign Energy Services, Inc. (ESVIF)
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Ensign Energy Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides oilfield services to the oil and natural gas industry in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. The Company is a global leader in drilling and servicing wells. As of December 31, 2018, it owned and operated a fleet of 335 land drilling rigs, 27 specialty rigs, 110 well servicing rigs, and 5 drilling rigs through Trinidad Drilling International. Established in 1987, Ensign Energy Services is based in Calgary, Alberta and the Company lists on the OTC Markets.
Ensign’s services include drilling, directional drilling, and well servicing. The Company’s crews work in the world’s most extreme environments, from arctic to equatorial, desert to rainforest. Concerning drilling, Ensign Energy Services offers its clients a wide-ranging fleet of technologically advanced, purpose-built rigs and a complete range of drilling services.
Regarding servicing, Ensign’s service rigs are purpose-built for industry. The design of them are to move safely, quickly, and also efficiently. Its fleet has hundreds of rigs deployed worldwide. In addition, the Company’s highly trained, experienced crews are backed by a complete lineup of service rigs to handle the most challenging environments.
Pertaining to directional drilling, Ensign Energy Services is an industry leader in the drilling of deep, complex, challenging wells. Its horizontal and directional drilling teams are among the world’s most skilled and experienced. Furthermore, they are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
This past August, Ensign Energy Services reported its 2019 Q2 results. Selected Q2 highlights include Revenue of $377.7 million. This represents a 44 percent increase from Q2 2018 Revenue of $263.1 million. Canada Revenue was $50.6 million, 14 percent of total. United States Revenue was $261.4 million, 69 percent of total. International Revenue was $65.7 million, 17 percent of total.
Ensign Energy Services’ President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Bob Geddes, stated, "The integration of Trinidad into Ensign has now been largely completed with the full amalgamation taking place on April 1, 2019 . We continue to focus on realizing the previously announced $40 million of cost savings which primarily relate to the elimination of duplicate costs and facilities.”
Ensign Energy Services, Inc. (ESVIF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.05626, off by 3.2348%, on 3,009 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,276 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.02080011/$4.80999994.
Greene Concepts, Inc. (INKW)
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Greene Concepts, Inc. is an emerging leader in the worldwide scientifically formulated beverage industry. By way of its recently acquired wholly-owned subsidiary, Mammoth Ventures, Inc., the Company has entered into the specialty beverage and bottling business. Greene Concepts’ shares trade on the OTC Markets. The Company has its corporate headquarters in Clovis, California.
Greene Concepts has completed the 100 percent acquisition of Mammoth Ventures. Mammoth is a holding company that includes the 60,000 sq. ft. beverage and bottling facility situated just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. In addition, the acquisition of the holding company includes the building, all bottling equipment, fixtures, inventory and any and all other assets held and owned by Mammoth Ventures, Inc.
The facility will be centered on an assortment of beverage product lines. These include, but are not limited to, CBD (cannabidiol) infused beverages, spring and artesian water, and also enhanced athletic drinks in addition to other product offerings.
In February 2019, Greene Concepts announced that Ms. Karen Howard was appointed as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Howard has more than 30 years of experience strategically advancing the mission and vision of organizations via effective advocacy and strong collaboration. She also serves as the CEO and Executive Director of the Organic & Natural Health Association.
Last month, Greene Concepts released a progress update on the revitalization of its 60,000 square foot beverage and bottling facility in Marion, North Carolina. The Company faced a series of unexpected delays in the reopening of the facility during recent summer months. The obstacles have now been overcome. Green Concepts anticipated an early Fall timeframe for the grand reopening. Additionally, the Company highlighted a new marketing and distribution focus in the lucrative Southeast Asia bottled water market.
Along with domestic market growth, Greene Concepts plans for expansion into the rapidly growing Southeast Asia market. This includes Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Indonesia represents the largest market in the region. It is the fourth largest national population globally.
Greene Concepts, Inc. (INKW), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0035, even for the day, on 1,824,000 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,019,665 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.003/$0.054900001.
Mene, Inc. (MENEF)
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Mene, Inc. is an online 24 karat investment jewelry brand. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets gold and platinum jewelry. It crafts pure 24 karat gold and platinum jewelry that is transparently sold by gram weight. Roy Sebag and Diana Widmaier-Picasso founded Mene with a mission to restore the relationship between jewelry and savings. Mene has its corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The Company lists on the OTC Markets. Mene went public in November of 2018.
Mene empowers consumers through marrying unique technology, timeless design, and pure precious metals to create pieces that endure as a store of value. By way of mene.com, customers can purchase jewelry, monitor the value of their collection over time, and sell or exchange their pieces by gram weight at current market prices. The Company offers charms, chains, bands, earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and gifts under the Mene brand name.
Mene jewelry is crafted from pure 24 karat gold or platinum, the same form that these precious metals are found in nature. Mene’s jewelry will never tarnish, is hypoallergenic, as well as antimicrobial. Mene jewelry is crafted from pure gold that is ethically sourced from gold mines in the State of Nevada, and the Province of Ontario. The Company’s gold carries the coveted London Bullion Market’s Responsible Sourcing Certification. Moreover, Mene only sources metals mined by publicly traded precious metal miners who are held accountable to stricter environmental best-practices.
Mene is the first jewelry brand to sell only 24 karat gold and platinum jewelry without gems, diamonds, alloys, or anything else. It is also the only jewelry company globally that prices its jewelry by gram weight while also transparently disclosing its profit margins. This allows customers to know what percentage of the purchase price in every piece of jewelry is an investment in pure gold or platinum and what component is the fee earned by Mene. Moreover, Mene keeps its profit margin at about 20 percent.
In Q1 of 2019, Mene launched “Menē x”, a new product category of limited-edition jewelry collections designed in collaboration with select creators, artists, as well as tastemakers. The Company unveiled its first collaboration with world-renowned fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (Inez & Vinoodh).
Mene, Inc. (MENEF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.3832, up 6.4444%, on 23,550 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 34,596 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.324449986/$0.700699985.
Parallax Health Sciences, Inc. (PRLX)
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Parallax Health Sciences, Inc. is an outcome-driven connected healthcare company headquartered in Santa Monica, California. It allows for cost-effective remote diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients through proprietary platforms of integrated products and services. The Company’s products and offerings capitalize on the digital transformation in healthcare for improved patient compliance, diagnosis and treatment, and support healthcare system cost savings and efficiencies. Parallax Health Sciences lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.
Parallax centers on personalized patient healthcare by way of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Parallax Health Management, Parallax Behavioral Health, and Parallax Diagnostics. Parallax’s interoperable novel applications provide patients point-of-care testing and monitoring with information communicated via internet-based mobile phone applications that are agnostic as to operating system. They are built on highly sophisticated data analytics. Information is retrieved real-time by physicians who are monitoring patients with chronic diseases or through biometric feedback for health-related behavior modification. Information is automated for integration into electronic health records.
Pertaining to Parallax Diagnostics, the Company’s Target Antigen Detection System (TADS) Diagnostic Platform is a Controlled Flow-Through Rapid Immunoassay Technology. It provides an array of improved modifications and features to the traditional Flow-Through Immunoassay Test. With its Platform uniformity, vacuum pump, absorption layer for sample overflow, and complete compatibility with Parallax’s optic reader, the Target System Diagnostics Platform is a unique collection of tests for qualitative and quantitative detection of patient conditions.
Parallax Health Management offers remote monitoring solutions. These solutions are to support disease management and provide better care options for chronic conditions.
Parallax Behavioral Health (PBH) provides consulting and software solutions to businesses and individuals. This is to improve value, margin, and performance via enhanced outcomes and lower cost mastery. PBH has its patented Intrinsic Code. It includes predictive-progressive analytics and goal optimization software. PBH is strategically positioned to enable users from large healthcare corporations to individuals take control of their outcomes.
In September, Parallax Health Sciences announced it entered into a strategic transaction agreement with Global Career Networks, Inc. (GCN). GCN is a provider of career solutions to one of the largest recruiter networks worldwide with exposure to more than one-half million recruiters and millions of C-level executives. Parallax is purchasing a 19 percent stake in GCN.
This strategic transaction opens access to a large population for providing Cognitive outcomes optimization of Parallax’s Good Health Outcomes platform for the healthcare marketplace. GCN is the parent holding company of wholly-owned subsidiaries Resumesending.com, ResumeCertified.com, JobMentor.net, and ResumeMan.com.
Parallax Health Sciences, Inc. (PRLX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.09, off by 14.2857%, on 149,822 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 61,173 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.054000001/$0.279900014.
Seedo Corp. (SEDO)
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Seedo Corp. is a technology company based in Israel. Seedo provides the world's first fully automated and controlled indoor growing machine for the pesticide-free agricultural and vertical farming markets. The Company concentrates on the development and distribution of home growing automated machines for different herbs and vegetables globally. Furthermore, it develops herbs and vegetables commercial containers. Seedo is backed by a group of international investors including Cannabics Pharmaceuticals. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.
Seedo provides growers with the freedom to lessen costs while producing high yields of lab-grade, pesticide-free herbs and vegetables. The Company’s AI-powered (Artificial Intelligence), turnkey systems enable anyone from consumers to large-scale producers the ability to grow without prior experience or ample space.
Seedo's hermetically sealed systems are controlled and managed by AI software. This software analyzes the plant's development and takes actions to optimize growing parameters based on its performance. These systems cost-effectively produce high yields of lab grade, pesticide-free product regardless of local climate conditions.
The Company is establishing a second fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. Brosh Containers farm will be built enabling automated, closed system cultivation. The expectation is that the farm's production capacity will reach 12 tons of dry cannabis inflorescence annually, as of the third year, in Moshav Brosh.
Seedo will also become a partner sharing in the project's revenue. In addition, it will supply the equipment. Seedo signed an agreement with Kibbutz Dan for the creation of an automated growth farm, within 36 months of operation. The project is estimated to produce a minimum of 14 tons of dry cannabis bud, producing an estimated revenue of $24 million dollars.
Earlier this month, Seedo announced that it appointed Mr. Jakob Ripshtein to its Advisory Board. Mr. Ripshtein will guide and advise Seedo on an array of strategic matters. Before joining Seedo, Mr. Ripshtein served as President of Aphria, Inc. (APHA). He was influential in developing Aphria's business including global expansion via acquisitions and investments, product innovation, as well as the integration of a worldwide supply network.
This week, Seedo announced that it has brought Snoop Dogg on as its brand ambassador. In this role, Snoop Dogg will partner with Seedo on an assortment of platforms to work closely with Seedo to attain optimal consumer awareness of its inventive technology.
Snoop Dogg will educate consumers on the environmental benefits and social opportunity of the Company's home and commercial grow technology. He will contribute to a social responsibility program. This program will be sharing Seedo's growing practices and providing donated Seedo products for local communities, neighborhood organizations, and his community of influencers. This initiative will begin in his hometown of Long Beach, California.
Seedo Corp. (SEDO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.17, off by 2.50%, on 18,221 volume with 50 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,232 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.27000001/$5.00.
Tartisan Nickel Corp. (TTSRF)
InvestorBase, Investing News, Nasdaq, Junior Mining Network, Dividend Investor, GuruFocus, MarketWatch, Stockwatch, TradingView, Wallet Investor, 4-Traders, and Stockhouse reported earlier on Tartisan Nickel Corp. (TTSRF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Tartisan Nickel Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. A Canadian mineral exploration and development company, it concentrates on base and precious metals in Canada and Peru. The Company owns the advanced stage Kenbridge Ni-Cu-(Co) Deposit in the Province of Ontario via the acquisition of Canadian Arrow Mines Limited. Tartisan Nickel lists on the OTC Markets. The Company is based in Toronto, Ontario. It also has an office in Lima, Peru.
The Kenbridge Deposit has an historical combined open-pit and underground, measured and indicated resource of 7.139 million tonnes at 0.62 percent nickel, 0.33 percent copper for a contained nickel resource of 97.8 million pounds with 47.8 million pounds of copper. During this calendar year, the Company anticipates completing induced polarization geophysical surveys over the main mineralization and prospective zones elsewhere on the property and updating Canadian Arrow Mines’ NI 43-101 Technical Report (2008). The advanced stage deposit remains open in three directions, is equipped with a 623m deep shaft, and has never been mined.
Furthermore, Tartisan Nickel owns a 100 percent stake in the Don Pancho Zn-Pb-Ag and Ichuña Cu-Ag projects in Peru. It owns a 17 percent equity interest and 2 percent NSR in the La Victoria Au-Ag project via Eloro Resources Ltd. Eloro Resources is an exploration and mine development company holding a 90 percent undivided interest in the La Victoria property, positioned in the prolific North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru.
This month, Tartisan Nickel announced that it engaged Aster Funds Ltd. to conduct a satellite-based long wave infrared thermal mineral scan and a synthetic aperture radar survey of the Sill Lake Pb-Ag property, Vankoughnet Twp., Ontario. Aster Funds provides spectral analysis surveys and synthetic aperture radar surveys to exploration companies mainly active in Canada, Latin America, and Australia. In June of this year, Tartisan announced that it closed the acquisition of the past-producing Sill Lake Silver-Lead property, Vankoughnet Twp., Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division, Ontario.
Mr. Mark Appleby, Tartisan Nickel Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are going to test Sill Lake with the Aster Funds Ltd technology, which should give us some very good insights into the extent of mineralization on the property. This would focus detailed exploration on targets that would deliver shareholder value in a discovery or definition context.”
Tartisan Nickel Corp. (TTSRF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.03701, even for the day, on 800 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,745 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0225/$0.0643.
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY)
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Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. partners with cannabis dispensaries and product companies throughout the U.S. to bring the best legal cannabis deals to consumers. It operates an online platform for cannabis deals and specials, and information that connects consumers with dispensaries. Established in 2012, the Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. An ancillary technology company, Leafbuyer Technologies is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
The Company’s business plan includes expanding into every State in the U.S. As soon as a State changes its policy toward medical or recreational legalization, Leafbuyer has team members on the ground making sure consumers have access to exclusive opportunities and that dispensaries have optimized resources to reach and keep customers.
By way of its hyperlocal Dispensaries Near Me page on its website, consumers can find the nearest dispensary to their location. In addition, the cannabis Deals Near Me page helps visitors find high-quality products at the best prices. They can discover deals on products infused with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) or non-infused accessories. If a customer is unsure what product they're looking for, there are simple filters to help them narrow down their search. Alternatively, they can use Leafbuyer’s Product Guide to learn about the industry's leading brands and products.
Recently, Leafbuyer Technologies announced that it commenced expansion into the Michigan medical and developing recreational cannabis market. In early July, the Company started implementation of its strategic plan for the Michigan market with digital and direct mail campaigns. These initiatives will be followed with regular, in-person visits to local dispensaries and participation in industry events in the coming months. A number of digital partners and traditional marketing channels were identified with implementation expected in early 2020 when legal, licensed recreational dispensaries open their doors.
Leafbuyer Technologies also recently announced the development of an all-encompassing mobile application. The multifunctional app has been in development for many months. A public release is anticipated this fall. This new application merges the functionality of Leafbuyer’s current deals and search technology with the Greenlight order ahead and delivery application. Blockchain wallet capabilities are being designed to integrate into the new application for Leafbuyer Technologies loyalty customers.
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (LBUY), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1619, up 32.542%, on 1,260,592 volume with 232 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,196,660 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.082000002/$1.73000001.
ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (FVRG)
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ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation is an international direct marketing business and provider of health and wellness products. The Company develops, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive line of all-natural whole foods and products to North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South America. ForeverGreen Worldwide is based in Lindon, Utah.
ForeverGreen’s products include its global Xpress offering Prodigy-5™, featuring the exclusive TransArmor™ Nutrient Technology. Moreover, its products include PowerStrips™, SolarStrips™, with industry exclusive marine phytoplankton, and BeautyStrips™. Prodigy-5 is an all-in-one nutritional shot. It features the patent-pending and exclusive TransArmor™ Nutrient Technology for increased absorption. Prodigy-5 provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and energy, all in one. The TransAmor™ Nutrient Technology is patent pending. TransAmor™ Nutrient Technology allows the nutrients in formulated products to be significantly better absorbed by the body.
Additionally, the Company has its KetonX product. KetonX is a drink product that allows the body to begin converting into a state of nutritional ketosis within a matter of hours. It features a patented blend of ingredients.
ForeverGreen Worldwide also offers the North American market its weight-management line Ketopia™, as well as additional weight management products. The Company also offers its Pulse-8™ powered L-arginine formula for cardiovascular health. Also, ForeverGreen has its new wearable technology called CareWear™.
ForeverGreen Worldwide is formulating a line of products, specifically using CBD for human wellness. It has previously incorporated CBD in past products. The Company believes the new products will initially be available in the European Markets.
Recently, ForeverGreen Worldwide announced it is preparing for its first product launch and expansion into the CBD market.
Mr. Joe Jensen, the Company’s Executive Officer, said, "We are particularly eager to expand our company products into the CBD industry. This is such a rapidly, growing market right now and we anticipate these CBD products are going to drive sales worldwide. The buzz for CBD hemp oil has been steadily increasing and goes along with our overall goal, to promote health and wellness. Capturing a small part of this booming industry is going to bring endless opportunities for ForeverGreen."
Beginning late Q1, five new products featuring CBD oil are to be phased in and completed over the course of this year. ForeverGreen continues its emphasis on the CBD industry and ketogenic products.
ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (FVRG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.09217, up 22.0795%, on 15,000 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,821 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.023499999/$0.180000007.
Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (SCEXF)
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Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited engages in the gold mining business in Australia. Additionally, it explores for nickel deposits. The Company’s production comes from two WA projects - Carosue Dam and its new Thunderbox mine. Both of these operations have long lives with extensive potential for more growth through exploration. Listed on the OTC Markets, Saracen Mineral Holdings is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia (WA).
Saracen’s vision is to join the Australian mid-tier gold producer ranks through doubling production to 300koz p.a. at an AISC (All-in Sustaining Costs) of less than A$1,075/oz, within the next two years. Concerning its exploration, all of the Company’s mines are open along strike and at depth. Moreover, all mines are shallow with grades increasing at depth.
Saracen also has first-rate Reserve growth - a 40 percent increase to 2.1Moz at key assets next to processing centers. Its Carosue Dam is surrounded by major miners Goldfields and AngloGold. At Carosue Dam, an under-explored mine corridor presents opportunity for further repeat deposits. Production growth at Carosue Dam is through a potential mill expansion (to roughly 3Mtpa) and introduction of paste fill at the key underground mines to allow for close to full orebody extraction (improve mine recoveries and efficiencies).
Growth opportunities at the Thunderbox mine include Kailis high grade (2.5g/t open pit, soft ore); Thunderbox Stage 2 underground (518koz over 7 years); Bannockburn (roughly 200koz @ 1.5g/t); and the Thunderbox D Zone (near surface northern cut-back).
Saracen Mineral Holdings reported in late November 2018 a drilling update including two new discoveries. The two discoveries highlight the potential of the Carosue Dam Corridor. The results will help support the strategy to increase inventory and boost production to 400,000ozpa. One discovery is Atbara – Discovery hole 40.0m @ 3.8g/t (including 12.0m @ 7.7 g/t). The other discovery is Qena – Discovery hole 20.0m @ 2.8g/t.
Saracen Mineral Holdings reported strong operational and financial results for the half-year ended December 31, 2018. Key results include a 17 percent increase in underlying Net Profit After Tax to A$43.5 million. The Company’s Revenue rose 15 percent to A$281.9m (Previous Corresponding Period (PCP): A$245.6m). Gold production rose 13 percent to a record 177,774 ounces (PCP: 157,795 ounces).
Saracen Mineral Holdings Managing Director Raleigh Finlayson said the strong profit growth reflected an exemplary performance on all levels. “Our highly successful organic growth strategy is delivering exceptional results at both the operational and financial levels. We are not just producing more gold, but we are also driving growth in cashflows and cash on hand. At the same time, we are investing record amounts in ongoing exploration to drive further increases in our inventories, mine lives, production and cashflows. This is all aimed at increasing returns for shareholders.”
Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (SCEXF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.61, up 18.0995%, on 27,280 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,303 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.71000003/$3.25.
Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI)
OTC Markets and The Street reported on Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Vilacto Bio, Inc. is a biotechnology company listed on the OTCQB. It has developed the now fully patented Lactoactive® (Lactoactive molecule). In numerous studies, Lactoactive® has demonstrated above average effect treating conditions such as inflammatory diseases, diabetes, psoriasis, skin aging, and skin issues in different levels. At present the Company’s products are available on the market as Vilact®.
Founded in 2013, Vilacto Bio is headquartered in New York, New York. The Company previously went by the name Zlato, Inc. It changed its name to Vilacto Bio, Inc. on April 4, 2017. The Company’s European Headquarters are in Næstved, Denmark. Its Research and Development (R&D) operations are in Lithuania.
Vilacto Bio’s goal is to be the leading biotechnology company centered on commercializing unique pharmaceutical cosmeceutical products formulated or reformulated with Lactoactive® as nanoparticle according to its patented properties. The Company’s aim is to further develop its Lactoactive® molecule for increasing the quality of its retail and medical skin cream products, as well as licensing out its Lactoactive® molecule for the pharmaceutical industry.
Lactoactive® is highly refined colostrum, developed to provide first-rate results for people needing healing or relief from a range of skin issues. Lactoactive® is a refined processing of colostrum combined with hyaluronic acid. Proteins in Vilact® survive longer without being degraded by enzymes. This enables them to work longer in the skin.
Vilacto Bio has its Vilact Cuticle cream product, developed in cooperation with Danish podiatrists. Lactoactive, the ingredient molecule in Vilact Cuticle cream, works to help with skin challenges. Danish podiatrists have demonstrated its use with faster patient recovery.
Recently, Vilacto Bio announced that it started development of the Vilacto Bio Skincare Knowledge Center. This is an online resource that will gather skincare knowledge, science, insights and tips from scientists, dermatologists, podiatrists and other specialists around the world.
The tips and guides presented in the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will be shared with industry magazines internationally, and also with Vilacto customers. The expectation is that the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will enhance dialogue among specialists and consumers, improve outcomes, and drive higher traffic to Vilacto Bio’s commercial web portal.
Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0001, up 9,900.00%, on 48,615,649 volume with 91 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 38,790,479 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.219999998.
True Nature Holding, Inc. (TNTY)
Real Pennies, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Marketwired, Stockhouse, and OTC Markets reported on True Nature Holding, Inc. (TNTY), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
True Nature Holding, Inc.’s business plan considers a roll-up of businesses in the compounding pharmacy industry. The plan contemplates manifold acquisitions of businesses that have conventionally operated locally, but that have specialty formulations that may have a larger market. The Company is targeting the acquisition of pharmacies that serve the human, and in some cases, pet markets. True Nature Holding has its corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia.
True Nature Holding’s focus is on the consolidation of the compound pharmacy industry. Its plan is to acquire a series of businesses that specialize in compounding pharmacy activities, primarily direct to consumers, and to doctors and veterinary professionals. Pharmaceutical compounding is performed in compounding pharmacies. It is the creation of a specific pharmaceutical product to fit the exclusive need of a patient.
The Company has acquired 100 percent of the membership interests of Newco4pharmacy, LLC. Newco4pharmacy is a development stage business targeted at establishing a network of compounding pharmacies.
True Nature is creating a blend of human and veterinary businesses, and a balance of cash oriented operations, and more usual insurance based operations. The Company expects to create three operating subsidiaries to hold its planned acquisitions, while maintaining its present holding company structure for the publicly held entity. The expectation is that all the new subsidiaries will be wholly-owned, single member LLC's, controlled and managed by the public company.
True Nature Holding’s intention is to establish a joint venture (JV) for-profit subsidiary; True Nature Community Health, Inc. This will be owned by the public company, and a newly formed not-for-profit entity; The True Nature Community Health Foundation. It is launching this new initiative targeted at supporting the need for lower cost pharmaceuticals within the medically underserved small town and rural marketplaces.
True Nature Holding is in the process of acquiring the newly formed subsidiary; True Nature Community Health, Inc. (Community Health Subsidiary). It will have an 80 percent ownership in the Community Health Subsidiary. The remaining 20 percent ownership will be held by not-for-profit organizations.
Recently, True Nature Holding released an update to its shareholders on its strategy. This includes potential acquisitions, financing prospects, and its position concerning plans to participate in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain space.
Regarding acquisitions, Dr. Jordan Balencic, Chairman, and interim Chief Executive Officer, said, "First, in alignment with our current business model, we have three near-term acquisition prospects at this time. The smallest is an asset acquisition involving the operating assets of a compounding pharmacy operation near West Palm Beach, Florida… Secondly, we have had some discussions with a group of investors who hold interests in a set of clinics, diagnostic facilities, and pharmacies, generally in Florida, mostly in the Dade and Broward county markets.”Dr. Balencic continued, "We have continued conversations with other pharmacy operators with whom we have had long-term relationships, and subject to terms and financing, could move on those in early 2018 as well as the others previously mentioned."
True Nature Holding, Inc. (TNTY), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0346, up 28.1481%, on 492,631 volume with 101 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 699,170 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.016/$0.219899997.
Digipath, Inc. (DIGP)
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Listed on the OTCQB, Digipath, Inc. is an independent cannabis testing and media organization. The Company supports the cannabis industry’s best practices for reliable testing, education, and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry. Digipath’s two business units are Digipath Labs and TNM News Corp. Digipath is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The National Marijuana News (TNMNews) is the Company’s unbiased cannabis news site and talk radio show. Its emphasis is on the political, economic, medicinal, and cultural dimensions of the medicinal and recreational marijuana industry. Digipath Labs is the cannabis testing subsidiary of the Company.
Digipath Labs is working to set the industry standard for testing all types of cannabis-based products using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-compliant laboratory equipment and proprietary Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure product safety and efficacy.
In 2015, Digipath opened its first state-of-the-art cannabis testing lab, Digipath Labs, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its flagship cannabis analytical testing laboratory in Las Vegas helps safeguard patient safety and provide cannabinoid and terpenoid potency data that can be used to match specific products to medical conditions.
Digipath Labs has been chosen as the laboratory testing service provider for The Clinic Nevada, LLC. The Clinic has many retail and cultivation locations in Colorado and Illinois. The Clinic Nevada is a licensed cannabis cultivator, producer, and dispenser located in Las Vegas, Nevada. At present, Digipath tests products coming out of The Clinic Nevada's production facility branded as "The Lab".
Recently, Digipath announced that it entered into a joint venture (JV) with Mr. Don Ashley, an experienced real estate developer and cannabis entrepreneur, to establish and operate a cannabis testing laboratory in California. The JV, Humboldt Botanical, LLC, will conduct business under the name "Digipath Botanical Testing". It will launch Digipath's entry into the largest cannabis market in the U.S.
With this JV agreement, Mr. Ashley will contribute up to $2 million to fund the build-out and equipping of the testing laboratory. Digipath will be responsible for managing and supervising the daily operations of the laboratory.
The new testing laboratory will be part of a larger, three-building cannabis industrial park. The expectation is that the industrial park will include a research and development (R&D) facility, an oils/concentrate manufacturing center, a health and wellness center, a distribution and processing facility, a tissue culture nursery, a hemp clothing outlet, and coffee bistro.
Digipath, Inc. (DIGP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.11, up 30.9524%, on 32,521 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 46,500 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$0.314500004.
Talon International, Inc. (TALN)
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OTCQB-listed, Talon International, Inc. is a top international supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim, and stretch technology products. It supplies these products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees, as well as major retailers globally. Established in 1893, Talon is the world’s original zipper brand.
The Company has its head office in Woodland Hills, California. Moreover, it has offices and facilities across the United States, and in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Talon was the inventor of the zipper. It proceeded to pioneer a number of innovations customary in zippers today. Talon’s TekFit® is its newest division. TekFit® has exclusive rights to advanced fabric technologies, which facilitate the addition of mechanical stretch into most standard fabrics.
Talon develops, manufactures, and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand (The World's Original Zipper Since 1893). Furthermore, it designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products; and provides stretch technology for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and internationally renowned brands, Talon®, and TekFit®.
Recently, Talon International reported financial results for Q2 ended June 30, 2017. Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2017 were $12.9 million. This represents a drop of $1.6 million, or 10.9 percent, versus the same period in 2016.
Talon Zipper sales were $967,000 lower than the same period in 2016. Talon Trim products, which consist mainly of sales to specialty retail branded customers, dropped by $602,000 versus the same period in 2016. Both business divisions experienced reduced sales to mass merchandising brand customers and specialty retail brands customers.
Net income for the quarter was $604,000 or $0.01 per share versus $958,000, or $0.01 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $610,000. This represents a drop from $1.0 million in the same period in 2016.
Mr. Larry Dyne, Talon International's Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The soft retail, brick & mortar apparel market negatively affected our second quarter performance. While the environment may continue to be tough in the near future, we remain focused on our corporate initiatives. By leveraging existing relationships, we are building on new opportunities, both within our Zipper and Trim products.”
Talon International, Inc. (TALN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0495, up 16.7453%, on 2,200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,018 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.029999999/$0.079800002.
The QualityStocks Company Corner
- Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)
- Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)
- The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)
- Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF)
- VPR Brands, LP (VPRB)
- Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)
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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)
Pressure BioSciences’ (OTCQB: PBIO) patented pressure cycling technology (“PCT”) platform was recently described as an integral part of women’s cancer research efforts during a presentation at the International Gynecologic Cancer Society conference in Brazil. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/nW8wQ.
Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.
The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.
Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”
Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.
The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.
Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.
This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.
The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.
Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.39, up 8.6364%, on 1,790 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,795 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$4.0300002.
- Pressure BioSciences Inc.’s (PBIO) PCT Platform Highlighted at IGCS Conference in Brazil
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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)
Canopy Rivers (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF), a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis, and Kindred Partners Inc., a specialty cannabis brokerage and services company, today announced a strategic alliance to provide mutual benefits to both parties, as well as to Canopy Rivers’ portfolio companies. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/L30Ki. Also today, the company was highlighted in the Investor Ideas Potcast, from Investorideas.com,
Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.
Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.
Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:
- Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
- CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
- Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
- James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
- LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
- PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
- Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
- Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a new cannabis retail concept that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Solo Liquor Stores Ltd., a leading Canadian liquor retailer. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy.
- Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
- TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
- Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.
As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.
Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.
Canopy Rivers Inc. (CNPOF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.25, up 3.3058%, on 108,924 volume with 225 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 122,723 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.12/$4.7800002.
- Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) and Kindred Form Strategic Alliance to Unlock Industry’s Long-Term Potential
- Investor Ideas Potcasts, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move
- Canopy Rivers to Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results and Host Earnings Call
The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)
Supreme Cannabis Company (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1)recently reported impressive financial results in its FY2019 year-end report (http://cnw.fm/vQrj1). To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/yy5Nk. Also today, the company was featured in a publication from CBDWire, examining how it’s getting harder to ignore cannabidiol (CBD), the miracle compound that’s extracted from the cannabis plant. Over the years, plenty of anecdotal evidence has surfaced, claiming that the compound is effective against a score of diseases, ranging from mild conditions like anxiety and insomnia to more severe ones like epilepsy and chronic pain.
Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF), is committed to providing premium brands and products that reflect the company’s knowledgeable customers, passionate employees, and culture of innovation. Supreme Cannabis’ mission is to grow the world’s best cannabis and become a leader in the global industry. The company calls its Toronto Venture Exchange stock symbol FIRE “a testament to our passion for cannabis and our obsession with quality.”
Supreme Cannabis believes the world is ready to follow Canada’s lead by ending the 100-year cannabis prohibition and, as Canada’s only coast-to-coast premium cannabis producer, the company sees itself at the center of this global shift.
In August 2018, Supreme Cannabis uplisted its shares to the to OTCQX market in the U.S., where the company trades under the ticker symbol SPRWF. The following month Supreme reported record Q4 revenues of CAD$3.55 million, a 71-percent increase over the previous quarter. Supreme Cannabis also recorded revenue of CAD$8.85 million for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, placing it among publicly traded Canadian cannabis companies with the highest reported revenue in their first four quarters of sales.
“As a result of the successful execution of our strategy, we have generated significant revenue growth both for the quarter and the year-end period,” Supreme Cannabis CEO Navdeep Dhaliwal stated in a news release. “We look forward to building on this growth as we expand domestically and internationally.”
The company’s growth strategy includes key industry agreements, such as its CAD$12 million supply agreement with Tilray Inc. (OTC: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution. The agreement calls for Supreme to supply Tilray with dried cannabis for support of medical cannabis patients in Canada for the period of one year.
Another key component is the company’s wholly owned 7ACRES subsidiary. The 7ACRES cultivation facility, one of the first 40 federally licensed cannabis producers in Canada, is focused on building a core competency in scaled cannabis production, which will give 7ACRES the needed flexibility to maintain leadership in the industry as the Canadian market grows and matures. Though 7ACRES is Supreme Cannabis’ flagship brand and only currently operating business unit, the company will continue to identify new opportunities to grow its portfolio of companies and build innovative cannabis businesses throughout the world.
7ACRES operates from a 342,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario, and has been federally licensed since 2016. Current capacity is 13,333 kilograms dried cannabis annually, with plans to ramp up production by mid-2019 to a rate of 50,000 kilograms per year.
Supreme Cannabis seeks to differentiate 7ACRES from other licensed cannabis producers by producing premium quality product sustainably at scale. “Craft quality, commercial scale” is a slogan the company uses, and the Kincardine greenhouse employs state-of-the-art technology and cultivation best practices to strive toward that goal. Supreme identifies the quality of the 7ACRES product as the company’s primary strength and says a shared “passion for the plant” is the driver of company culture. Six Canadian provinces have signed supply agreements with Supreme, a fact the company credits to the high quality of 7ACRES cannabis.
Its customers, Supreme Cannabis management says, are informed and discerning regarding cannabis, and they value a premium brand that respects their product knowledge. The company believes its high regard for customers, premium product quality, and mass cultivation capability has allowed Supreme Cannabis to emerge as Canada’s preeminent premium cannabis producer. In the Canadian cannabis market, the company has established 7ACRES as a premium brand that’s distributed coast-to-coast and commands premium pricing. The 7ACRES brand is already listed as premium cannabis product in all provinces that disclose their cannabis listing categories, and 7ACRES on average wholesales for up to one-third higher in price than other brands in the Canadian cannabis market.
To further its distribution, in the medical cannabis market Supreme Cannabis has partnered with several Canadian cannabis retailers including Aurora Cannabis, Emerald Health Botanicals, Namaste, Zenabis, and others. The company’s investment portfolio also includes an equity position and long-term global distribution partnership with Medigrow, based in Lesotho, targeting the export of medical cannabis oil for the international market.
Supreme Cannabis seeks to make the company an innovator in the cannabis sector regarding design of cultivation facilities and development of operation excellence metrics. The management team is confident that the 7ACRES flagship brand, the company’s proprietary technology and products, and the company’s culture of passion for cannabis will deliver consistent long-term shareholder value.
Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.64097, up 0.528545%, on 226,424 volume with 266 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 487,920 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.588800013/$1.7888.
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Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF)
Wonderfilm Media (TSX.V: WNDR) (OTCQB: WDRFF), a producer of high-quality feature films and episodic television with international appeal, on Tuesday announced the co-marketing of a third-party, $50 million (C$65.9 million) asset-backed debt facility intended to fast-track the company’s revenue and boost overall production efficiency. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/GC1Tx. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how the Wonderﬁlm team includes Hollywood veterans who have packaged, produced and delivered several profitable recent films, including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out” and “The Hurt Locker.” Having these individuals on the Wonderfilm team demonstrates the company’s proven access to Academy Award-quality films and upside.
Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF) main business is the worldwide production of high-quality feature films and episodic television. The Wonderﬁlm team includes Hollywood veterans who have packaged, produced and delivered several profitable recent films, including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out” and “The Hurt Locker.” Having these individuals on the Wonderfilm team demonstrates the company’s proven access to Academy Award-quality films and upside.
Wonderﬁlm maintains a continuing $58 million annual production slate to meet the constant and growing need for content worldwide. The company’s risk-averse production process results in predictable and consistent revenue streams.
Soaring demand for content from streaming providers is fueling industry growth. The global media and entertainment market is expected to grow from $1.9 trillion in 2017 to $2.4 trillion in 2022, a five-year CAGR of 4.4%.
The company recently formed Wonderfilm Global, an international film and television sales and distribution joint venture that is expected to generate significant incremental revenue.
Wonderfilm has strong relationships throughout the entertainment industry, which enables cost-effective production budgets and in-demand content creation.
Management Team with Proven Track Records
Kirk Shaw: Over 240 movies and seven television series to his credit. Headed up Canada’s largest independent film and television production company, attaining $100 million revenue two years straight with 8% EBITDA.
Dan Grodnik: Founded Mass Hysteria Entertainment, a publicly traded company, and became its chairman/CEO. Produced over 50 feature films, including “Bobby,” the 2006 Robert Kennedy biographic film.
Shaun Redick & Yvette Yates: $300 million+ USD total production budgets to date with a combined 175 award wins/355 nominations, including 10 Oscar nominations. In 2017 and 2018, they produced two of the most successful Hollywood films of those years: “Get Out” ($255 million USD gross revenue) and “BlacKkKlansman” ($100 million USD gross revenue). Scheduled to produce two to three films per year for Wonderfilm, with the first release slated for October 2020. Committed to the 4% challenge to give more women and women of color the opportunity to direct.
Jeff Bowler: 2017 Emmy Award-winning producer. Vice president of acquisitions and production for The Exchange, one of the top film sales and finance companies in the world. Bowler is the executive for Wonderfilm Global distribution.
Bret Saxon: Through his company, TMP Inc., Saxon created M&A deals worth over US$750 million across 113 countries. Produced several feature films and made-for-television movies, including Wonderfilm’s 2019 movie “Zombie Tidal Wave” for NBC/Universal’s SYFY.
17-Title Movie Slate — Greenlit
Wonderfilm currently has 17 films greenlit with combined budgets totaling $58 million. Wonderfilm production stars include: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, Ryan Phillippe and Anne Heche, to name a few.
Some of the company’s most notable greenlit projects include the horror film “Amityville 1974,” slated for theatrical release in October 2020, and the action film “Inside Game” starring Tyrese Gibson, which will be released to theaters in fall 2020.
The company is also actively developing a number of other new IP projects, including a dramatic biographic feature titled “Life and Times of Steve McQueen,” a film adaptation of the bestselling novel “Merchant of Death” and a television series headed by “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” creator Anthony Zuiker.
Potential for Breakout Success
Wonderfilm movies have the potential for millions of dollars in revenue from the kind of breakout success generated by films like “Saw” and “Get Out,” which would propel Wonderfilm and its revenue streams to a new level. Wonderfilm has several potential breakout films in its development/production queue.
Note: Potential breakout films are not factored into company’s revenue projections.
Base Hits and Home Runs
In tandem with its slate of high-profile films, Wonderﬁlm continues to finance, produce and deliver many profitable low-risk, lower-budget films that are base hits. Shaun Redick is a home run hitter, and his upcoming Wonderfilm projects are anticipated to be home run hits for the company, while base hits such as “Zombie Tidal Wave” provide a consistent source of revenue.
Recent Industry Breakout Films Include:
- SAW – $1.2 million budget = $103.9 million in sales
- Pulp Fiction – $8 million budget = $212 million in sales
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $5 million budget = $250 million in sales
- Lost in Translation – $4 million budget = $120 million in sales
- Get Out – $4.5 million budget = $255.5 million sales (Shaun Redick)
Note: Revenue from most of Wonderfilm’s current slate will be recorded on the books in 2020 or 2021.
Recent Wonderfilm Releases
- Aug. 17, 2019: Co-produced with NBC/Universal, “Zombie Tidal Wave” premièred on the SYFY channel to strong ratings.
- Aug. 29, 2019: “The Fanatic” starring John Travolta opens in U.S. theaters.
- Sept. 5, 2019: “Tammy’s Always Dying” premiers at Toronto Film Festival.
- Nov. 8, 2019: “Primal” starring Nicolas Cage opens in U.S. theaters.
Wonderfilm Global Distribution
At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Wonderfilm officially launched Wonderfilm Global, a new film, television and media foreign sales/distribution joint venture with 101 Films and Paul McGowan.
Wonderfilm acquired 51% ownership in the joint venture structure and immediately began attaching its own productions to Wonderfilm Global. The joint venture represents a significant opportunity for Wonderfilm, changing how the company does business.
The intention behind Wonderfilm Global is to keep distribution margins in-house that previously went to other companies. Since most Wonderfilm movies are relatively low-risk and easy to sell because they feature desirable cast and genre, third-party distribution companies were previously earning approximately 10%, plus expenses, on Wonderfilm movies without any level of risk. Now, revenue is generated through presales of Wonderﬁlm projects and, at times, third-party films. The average Wonderﬁlm movie is pre-sold for $5million, garnering $500,000 to $750,000 per sale as a commission. These commissions now stay in-house with Wonderﬁlm Global, and the company expects to sell 10 to 12 third-party films between fall 2019 and fall 2020, generating roughly $6 million in commission income.
A further revenue source is generated from theatrical sales through a 50/50 upside split once the minimum sales threshold is met.
Wonderﬁlm Global has offices in Vancouver, Beverly Hills, London, Ireland, Seoul and China.
Wonderfilm Business Model
Wonderfilm productions are structured to begin generating a return to the company as soon as the camera starts rolling.
Return Before a Film is Delivered: Producer fee line items are included in each production budget. These range from $50,000 to $500,000, depending on the total budget, and are paid to Wonderfilm most commonly on the first day of principle photography.
Distribution: Wonderfilm Global charges sales and distribution fees within each production budget to cover its presale costs.
Note: Wonderfilm’s productions are all structured to minimize risk by matching budget to funds available.
Return After a Film is Delivered: Unsold presale territories are countries or territories left off of a film’s presale list, either for strategic reasons or because the broadcaster/distributor is waiting to see the completed film. These outside-the-budget distribution sales become Wonderfilm profit centers.
Sales overages once contracted presale threshold is surpassed.
The company’s film library grows with each new production, adding to future sales revenue. Depending on the agreement, exploitation rights for future worldwide sales return to Wonderfilm four or seven years after delivery. As of October 2019, Wonderfilm’s growing film library comprises 18 titles for future exploitation.
Note: The nature of the film business is that box office revenue lags production up to a couple of years.
$50 Million Wonderfilm Production Fund (WPF):
Wonderfilm is in the process of raising $50 million to establish a Wonderfilm Production Fund (WPF). WPF is designed to consolidate traditional production financing models into a single diversified, asset-backed debt instrument.
The WPF is a highly specialized investment vehicle with noncorrelated market returns normally reserved for institutional banks and specialty lenders, and it would pay 8% interest directly from each Wonderfilm movie or series budget and not from corporate funds. These same interest payments are already added to each production budget, as the company currently closes a separate financing for every film. The WPF would significantly streamline Wonderfilm’s production rate, adding revenue more quickly and broadening the yearly production slate.
For fund investors, the WPF is a dedicated production-financing vehicle designed to offer a risk-moderated approach to investing in film finance. The managed process provides structure and reassurance that are normally experienced only when working with an institutional lender that has a dedicated staff and resources.
All projects being financed are for Wonderfilm productions, with the fund collateral fully secured by receivables, including presale contracts, government incentives, or a guarantee from Wonderfilm for any unsecured amounts as may be permitted.
Wonderfilm Media Corporation (OTC: WDRFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.1415, up 5.9132%, on 23,392 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 73,776 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.075099997/$0.522199988.
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VPR Brands, LP (VPRB)
VPR Brands LP (OTCQB: VPRB), a technology holding company specializing in vaporizers and accessories for essential oils, cannabis concentrates, extracts, and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine, shows revenue and product potential to compete with larger companies on the OTC in the cannabis sector. The company’s Q1 2019 report (http://cnw.fm/lK3Mh) announced a 31 percent year-over-year increase in quarterly revenues, a lowered net loss, and a strong gross operating margin above 40 percent. As VPRB continues to invest in inventory and new products to keep up with increased demand, it is only natural that its leadership keep a close eye on the presidential debate stage.
Florida-based VPR Brands, LP (VPRB) is an innovative technology holding company whose assets include patented atomization-related products and technology. VPR Brands' current lineup of products includes accessories and vaporizers for cannabidiol (CBD), cannabis concentrates and extracts. The company is also engaged in product development within the vaping market and partners with top international brands to elevate their products within the vaping industry.
VPR Brands employs a growth strategy centered on high-performance, high-quality products that build exponential brand equity, awareness and loyalty. The company's current product portfolio is comprised of the following:
- GoldLine combines premium ingredients and extracts coupled with the newest in technology to achieve the ultimate selection of cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products available anywhere. The product range is designed for a wide variety of consumers and features edibles such as gummies and pure honey stix, tinctures, pre-rolled flower, vapable products and creams. For more information please visit www.cbdgoldline.com.
- HoneyStick is a lifestyle brand that combines the features of high tech, high performance, dependability and affordability when it comes to upper tier vaporizers. HoneyStick was first to market in creating a Sub Ohm vaporizer to the latest Ripper and Plasma GQ. The HoneyStick team works with a vast network of growers, extractors and industry figures to bring the needs of patients and recreational users to life. HoneyStick is sold online and through a diverse network of distributors, e-tailers, dispensaries and smoke shops. For more information about HoneyStick, visit www.vapehoneystick.com.
- Helium brings the vaping experience to a new level with intense flavors that are steeped to perfection and chilled at 20 degrees below room temperature. Helium's chillers are scientifically proven to preserve flavor, freshness and aroma. Helium is in a 50ml durable and squeezable bottle with drip tip that is functional from the start, engineered to deliver 77 percent VG.
- Vaporin delivers Sub Ohm series starter kits. Vaporin also provides an eye-catching display case with multi-packs of selected starter kits, coils and premium e-liquids for retail and dispensary operations.
- Vaporx offers the most current, highest quality products from the best-known brands, including KangerTech, eLeaf, Aspire, Pioneer4You, JoyeTech, Samsung. Vaporx acts as an extension to a client's purchasing department, providing the option to schedule regular product mix refresh for maximum sales.
- GoldLine Hemp products are developed specifically for the convenience store market segment. GoldLine Hemp-only products are created without CBD, providing an alternative product line for consumers who are not ready to experience CBD products but still want to take advantage of this rapidly expanding class of products. GoldLine Hemp-only edible Hemp Gummies debuted at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Expo in Las Vegas in October 2018 and are now being distributed nationwide. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154, 000 stores nationwide, serves 160 million customers daily and has sales that are 10.8% of the total U.S. retail and food service sales. Visit www.goldlinehemp.com for more information about GoldLine Hemp-only products.
- Vapor Store Direct in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the largest vaporizer and e-liquid wholesalers in the United States. Vapor Store Direct stocks internationally elite brands, vaporizers, tanks/atomizers, coils, e-liquid, e-cigarettes, batteries, glass and accessories.
CEO Kevin Frija is a veteran entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of experience in sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain management, marketing, advertising and brand licensing. In 2009, Frija became the president and chief executive officer of Vapor Corp., one of the first U.S. importers and publicly traded electronic cigarette companies. In 2016, Frija purchased the brands and wholesale business assets from Vapor Corp., which is now owned by VPR Brands. Under his leadership, VPR Brands is pivoting toward cannabis products which is increasing sales and profit margins.
Dan Hoff, chief operating officer, has worked in the vaporizer and e-cigarette industry, serving in various positions at Vapor Corp., including overseeing the financial management, accounting functions, supply chain management, product design and development, and key vendor relations. He has played a pivotal role in building and expanding the cannabis-based products division at VPR Brands, which includes a turnkey OEM vapor solutions program available to farmers, cultivators and extractors. Hoff received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami School of Business.
VPR Brands, LP (VPRB), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0425, up 0.890208%, on 106,000 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 133,126 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.033799998/$0.119999997.
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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)
Sugarmade (OTCQB: SGMD), a major supplier to the hydroponic cultivation and hemp sectors, today announced that its stock has been awarded “Penny Stock Exempt” status on OTCmarkets.com in accordance with rules defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/p2kyP.
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.
Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.
Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.
Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.
Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.
Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.
Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.
CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.
Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.
Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base. 6
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.01858, up 16.8553%, on 29,905,881 volume with 936 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,540,290 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00975/$0.134000003.
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LiveWire Ergogenics Inc. (OTC: LVVV)
LiveWire Ergogenics Inc. (OTC: LVVV) was featured today in a publication from CBDWire, examining how recently, a study presented at the Anesthesiology annual meeting found that unlike drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes, most women of childbearing age were not afraid of any health ramifications from using CBD products during pregnancy.
LiveWire Ergogenics Inc. (OTC: LVVV) is a forward-thinking company specializing in identifying and monetizing current and future trends in the health and wellness industry. The company recognizes significant potential in the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry and operates at the forefront for acquisition and management of licensed cannabis real estate locations and the research, development and commercialization of high-end products for distribution throughout California.
During the past two years, LiveWire has diligently researched, secured, designed and set up several fully compliant and permitted cannabis operations in locations in California, including a state-wide distribution license from the Bureau of Cannabis Control. The company is focused on acquiring compliant real estate properties for cannabis operations and entering into operation agreements and strategic alliances to build teams of carefully selected and vetted operators, horticulturists, extractors, distributors and establish research partnerships. Its current portfolio of cannabis operations consists of the following properties:
PODs and Distribution in Coachella, California
For the past year, LiveWire has operated high-tech, state-of-the-art production structures, or “PODs” for its cannabis nursery business. Coachella is also home to the company’s statewide distribution headquarters. Both entities operate under LiveWire’s majority owned subsidiary, GHC Ventures. The company is currently in the process to strategically centralize all operations at its recently acquired Paso Robles facility, Estrella Ranch.
Estrella Ranch in Paso Robles, California
Through its subsidiary, Estrella Ranch Partners LLC, LiveWire acquired a 265-acre historic ranch property in Paso Robles, Calif. Estrella Ranch has a longstanding history, once owned by George R. Hearst, the eldest grandson of the late William Randolph Hearst, developer of Hearst Communications, and is considered among the finest ranches in California and the gem of the California Central Coast. LiveWire is transforming this property into the world’s first “Estate-Grown Weedery” with plans to develop it into a vertically integrated, high-end cannabis facility and wellness retreat in California. The stunning property, located in the heart of the world renown California wine country, currently houses three spacious residences, storage areas, and elaborate equestrian facilities with four barns and numerous stables. LiveWire is designing a truly unique property that features indoor and outdoor cannabis operations, including large outdoor and indoor cannabis production. Long-range plans include adding teaching and luxury recreational facilities focused on providing a comprehensive and unique cannabis-related retreat experience.
The Paso Robles Nursery
LiveWire has begun the build-out and will soon begin production in its 22,000-square-foot secure indoor cannabis nursery facility in Paso Robles, Calif. The project includes the conversion of two existing buildings with sufficient power capacity and abundant water supply. Floor plans include more than 10,000 square feet of canopy devoted to “mother” plants and separate clone storage; additional space has been identified for flowering plants. Within the two buildings, the nursery also contains research and development areas, rooms for cannabis waste and storage, record keeping and staging space, security offices, a conference room and additional designated locations required for permit approval and compliance.
LiveWire has spent significant resources to research and maneuver a complex legal environment and confirm the economic and environmental feasibility of potential LiveWire cannabis operations in different locations throughout the state of California. All LiveWire operations comply with California state law and local ordinances. To fully capitalize on these highly valuable assets, LiveWire is seeking funding to accelerate the development of its business plan.
GHC Ventures Subsidiary
GHC Ventures, LiveWire’s Coachella-based distribution division, employs a consumer-driven market approach that provides retailers access to a wide range of new high-end cannabis products, all serviced through the licensed and reliable GHC supply chain and distribution network.
GHC Ventures’ distribution network is available exclusively to licensed manufacturers that pass LiveWire’s stringent legal and environmental qualification process. This enables LiveWire to provide a large and solidly structured legal distribution network for all qualifying third-party operators in California. LiveWire is actively seeking to work with licensed operators who are enthusiastic and qualified to ensure the delivery of high-caliber and legal cannabis products for the fast-growing California medical and recreational cannabis markets.
LiveWire has established two independent research teams with world-renowned experts in their respective fields to pursue application of cannabis derivatives to specific targeted medical ailments. The company is also establishing research partnerships to explore the application of cannabinoid-based products to target specific ailments or conditions with large “sufferer” populations for both human and veterinarian applications. Possible applications may include dosing verification of zero-pesticide products for quality brands via its 7X Pure Cannabis Dosing and Verification System.
LiveWire has also engaged a highly qualified research team and advisory board to explore the opportunities in the unexplored yet highly valued equine space. The company has entered into consulting and/or advisory board agreements with high-caliber individuals from the medical and international-performance equine sector and is currently exploring strategic relationships with the veterinary departments of leading local and domestic universities and medical facilities.
7X Pure™ Dosing and Verification System
LiveWire Ergogenics is developing its “7X Pure Compliance and Dosage Verification System” intended to provide third-party verification of cannabis material origin, potency, purity, dosage and labeling, securing each product with a digital identity and clearly identifiable chain of custody.
The 7X Pure system will be completely secure, transparent and verifiable, protecting the confidentiality of growers’ and manufacturers’ intellectual property while providing retailers, consumers, government officials and others verification that the growers’ and manufacturers’ claims are true.
The system is designed as a parallel service to the seed-to-sale data provided by marijuana tracking software, will help growers and manufacturers meet increasing compliance requirements related to logistics, quality and transparency. It will also provide a high level of assurance to everyone from end users to municipalities.
Acquisitions & Operations
To maximize the utilization of its fully compliant locations and the licenses granted throughout California, LiveWire has begun and continues to pursue acquisitions of and/or strategic alliances with qualified cannabis companies and consultants. LiveWire will apply a strict regimen to the acquisition of operators, carefully utilizing its experience and legal standing in the California cannabis market for the selection of qualified operators.
Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Twenty-nine states have already legalized medical marijuana, eight states have approved it for recreational use, and more are following suit. Once the trend toward legalization expands to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post.
The U.S. marijuana industry is forecast to generate annual revenues ranging from $17 billion to $35 billion by 2021. The combined legal medical and recreational market has grown by roughly 30 percent, reaching $6 billion during 2017, according to The Marijuana Business Factbook. The same study projects the market will increase 300 percent to top $17 billion by 2021. During 2017 recreational sales grew by 80 percent, reaching $1.8 billion, not yet accounting for sales of the biggest revenue producer, California, which will only commence with recreational sales in 2018.
LiveWire’s diligent approach to the cannabis sector is based on extensive environmental and legal research to predetermine the feasibility of the locations it selects for operations. The company pursues a carefully selected approach of acquiring, licensing and managing self-contained and permitted real estate properties for the development and distribution of its products and leasing to third party operators. LiveWire avoids the complications and high start-up cost of the typical large “growing” operations, instead focusing on becoming the market leader in research, cloning and verification, producing and distributing high quality brands.
LiveWire’s team of experienced corporate managers and innovators are leading the company’s plans to capture increasing market share from different and often underserved market sectors in the cannabis industry. LiveWire intends to utilize its team’s experience to accelerate the development and/or acquisition of new properties, product offerings, and companies.
Bill Hodson, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Bill Hodson is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm’s development, branding, sales and marketing strategies. In addition to being responsible for the operation of the company, he leads the development and manages implementation of the company’s innovative product strategy. Previously the executive vice president of LiveWire Sports Group, Hodson was responsible for overseeing all LiveWire’s operations, including the launch of several sports publications and one of the country’s largest sports consumer expos.
As early as five years ago, Hodson recognized the potential of CBD and became an early adopter of CBD as a health and wellness supplement by including hemp-derived cannabidiol in a starburst size edible product. His experience includes not only product development, marketing and sales, but most significantly constant city and county advocacy, guiding the company through four license processes, identifying and spearheading real estate acquisitions, and to assemble operations teams comprised of nursery horticulturists, cultivators and distribution personnel. His vision for the industry is complimented with his out-of-the-box thinking and anticipation of positioning for the future.
Kyle McKay, Horticulturist
Kyle McKay is responsible for managing LiveWire’s controlled cultivation environment, developing new-age genetics to produce consistent and high-quality products for medical patients, and applying his expertise in integrated pest management with Omri-certified fungicides and pesticides. McKay oversees the company’s clone development and supervises both cultivation facilities in Coachella and Paso Robles. He also assists with location research and selection; cultivation center planning; operations set-up; and maximizing the growth potential of cannabis edibles, concentrates and oil production. McKay’s expertise in plant genetics and modern horticulture technology makes him extremely qualified to guide LiveWire’s efforts. During his 12-plus years in the cannabis horticulture field, he has grown more than 230 stable genetics, managed over 27 cultivation centers and grown the specific strains required to meet the needs of up to 45,000 medical cannabis patients at one time.
Jeff Halloran, Investment Banker
Jeff Halloran is an accomplished senior-management executive with more than 35 years of experience. He has founded and held top positions in large financial and technology firms and has an outstanding record of achievement managing multimillion and billion-dollar programs. Halloran will use his standing in the Canadian markets to provide LiveWire with research and advice for potential acquisitions and strategic alliance targets in the burgeoning Canadian cannabis markets. Halloran has spent most of his career in leading management and consulting positions gathering extensive knowledge in strategic business analysis and information management theories. He served as managing director of Avalon Capital and Halloran Investment, as well as chairman and/or CEO of several companies owned by MT Dynamics. As a consulting manager he was recruited by Oracle Corporation to establish the multibillion-dollar organization’s consulting practice in Canada, eventually earning a place on the design team for Oracle Financials and its CASE Tool and Methodology. Halloran also heads up the executive committee for the Willow Breast Cancer Support Organization.
Michael Corrigan, Attorney at Law
Michael Corrigan is a legal professional at the Law Offices of Michael L. Corrigan, practicing in San Diego, Calif. His practice emphasizes general and SEC representation of emerging high-technology and other operating companies. He has been counsel to private and public companies in a broad range of industries, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, multimedia and cannabis.
Matthew Geriak, Clinical Pharmacist and Investigational Research Pharmacist
Matthew Geriak is a specialized pharmacist and has a system-wide position on the Investigational Review Board for Sharp Healthcare, which owns five hospitals and various clinics throughout San Diego County. Sharp conducts drug research spanning from phase 1 to 4 human research clinical trials focusing on the fields of oncology, renal and heart transplantations, septic shock treatment, infectious diseases and anticoagulation. Geriak is the primary investigator for retrospective cohorts in the field of infectious diseases.
Jimmy Connors, Sports Industry Adviser
Jimmy Connors is a legendary No. 1 ranked tennis player and is considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. Today, Connors still holds three prominent Open Era Men’s singles records: 109 titles, 1,535 matches played, and 1,256 matches won. His titles include eight?majors, five U.S. Opens, two Wimbledons, one Australian Open, three year-end championships and 17?Grand Prix Super Series. Connors brings a wealth of knowledge in the sports and wellness industries that will be especially important as LiveWire expands into its next phase of development with its topical products. His decade-long exposure in the global sports world as one of the most recognized personalities adds a high level of exposure and supports LiveWire’s efforts to set itself apart in a fast-growing and still turbulent and disruptive industry.
LiveWire Ergogenics Inc. (OTC: LVVV), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.00769, up 1.1842%, on 1,187,062 volume with 26 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 786,674 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00655/$0.07.
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Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR)
Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR), an early-stage research and development company, this morning announced that it has executed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Orgaceutical that could initiate the joint development of various additional hemp-based medicinal products. Per the agreement, Harrisburg, PA-based Orgaceutical will provide Neutra access to its formal research results to explore the use of cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuro-protectants. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/MBzV8.
Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR) is an early-stage research and development company bringing modern healthy living solutions to a multi-billion-dollar market. Cutting-edge technologies within the nutraceuticals, food and drug, and environmental purification sectors are creating a new kind of world culture – one where consumers are demanding access to products that promote health and stave off potential health dangers.
Neutra is concentrating on developing into a vertically integrated company able to cultivate, manufacture and distribute hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. Hemp-based CBD consumer products generated sales of up to $390 million in 2018 with projections pointing to a $3 billion market by 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.
Neutra’s new broadened scope, which includes the commercialization of newer, more effective products, aims to capitalize on this worldwide boom. Our company is seeking new and exciting opportunities that can accelerate Neutra’s mission to bring these products to a wider demographic. Our work reflects a renewed dedication to supporting a better body, environment and life for people around the globe.
- VIVIS – Neutra continues to expand its market presence in the rapidly growing hemp-derived CBD market and recently acquired VIVIS, an emerging retail brand of hemp-based health and nutritional products. VIVIS’ hemp-derived CBD products are third-party certified as contaminant-free and of consistent quality and potency. Consumers are increasingly looking for this certification when they buy hemp-based CBD products. With VIVIS as the new retail face of Neutra, the company is expecting greater interest in its expanding portfolio of branded products moving to market.
- J3 Holdings – The signing of a letter of intent to acquire J3 Holdings includes the company’s land and warehouse, as well as a license to cultivate hemp and refine it into usable forms. Neutra has concentrated its early efforts developing business networks and on developing hemp-based CBD products, including supplements and creams. The latest move will enable the company to grow its own hemp supply, giving it more control over the quality of its ingredients.
- Surface to Air Solutions is the North American distributor of a patent-pending, water-based solution known as Purteq, a green technology that works similar to photosynthesis.
- ZeroBlast uses a durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial solution to eliminate all contaminates and kill germs on contact for a period of up to 90 days.
Neutra president and CEO Sydney Jim provides strong executive leadership, a network of business contacts and experience implementing solid corporate strategy. Jim has a proven track record of adding value for public company shareholders. He founded Global Visionary Investments where operational support is provided to seven different companies and their subsidiaries. Jim was also the CEO of First Titan Energy, a microcap public company where he was responsible for restructuring the corporate structure, deal sourcing, and leading the company in mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. Scott Cherry is the company’s sports performance medical advisor. He is an energetic physician executive with a passionate focus on health, performance and prevention. Dr. Cherry received emergency medical technician training in the U.S. Navy, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida State University, medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a master’s degree of public health from Uniformed Services University F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine. Dr. Cherry has honed his skills in a variety of medical and executive positions spanning the U.S. Army and Navy, several Fortune 500 corporations, and major health care facilities over the past 20 years.
Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0009, up 12.50%, on 20,917,144 volume with 362 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 30,392,745 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0006/$0.069799996.
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B2Digital Inc. (OTC: BTDG)
With an extensive background in entertainment, television, video and technology, B2Digital Inc. (OTC: BTDG) is in the process of developing and acquiring MMA and sports-related companies to become a premier, vertically integrated, live-event sports company. B2Digital took a significant step in that process when it recently filed a Form 8-A Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is now fully reporting. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how BTDG recently announced the launch of its B2 Fighting Series fall schedule. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/5jsuI.
B2Digital Inc. (OTC: BTDG) is applying its extensive background in entertainment, television, video and technology to become a full-service live event sports company. Capitalizing on its strong management team, industry relationship, and hands-on experience in the industry, B2Digital is developing and acquiring Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and sports-related companies to build an integrated premier development league initially for the billion-dollar MMA marketplace.
B2Digital’s management team boasts over 30 years of combined global experience developing more than 20 companies within the sports, television, entertainment, digital distribution and banking transaction industries.
Since its restructuring in 2017, the company is now forging ahead with company chairman and CEO Greg P. Bell at the helm. His expertise, relationships and experience bring a background of more than 40,000 successful live events throughout his career. Under his guidance, B2Digital will create and develop the “Development League” champions that will move on to the MMA major leagues from within the B2 Fighting Series.
In preparation, B2Digital has produced and applied the systems and technologies required to support and maintain infrastructural operations of the company, including: social media marketing, event management, digital ticketing sales, digital video distribution, digital marketing, PPV, fighter management, merchandise sales, brand management and financial control systems. The company has also launched its B2 Social Media Network as the digital distribution system for the B2 Fighting Series.
As part of its growth strategy, B2Digital intends to continue to develop and acquire assets that meet its business model with the goal of becoming a premier vertically integrated live event sports company. In 2017, B2Digital started operating B2 Fighting Series, live MMA events; each year, the top fighters are invited to the live annual B2 Fighting Series National Championship.
B2Digital owns all rights for TV, internet, social media, media, merchandising and trademarks and branding for the B2Digital companies. The company has deployed its B2 Social Media Network digital distribution network for the B2 Fighting Series and has developed and deployed the systems and technologies for the operation of social media marketing, event engagement, digital ticketing sales, digital video distribution, digital marketing, PPV, fighter management, merchandise sales, brand management and financial control systems.
Fight Groups (holdings)
- Colosseum Combat
- United Combat League
- Pinnacle Combat
- Bluegrass MMA
B2 Social Media Network (B2SN)
The B2 Social Media Network (B2SN) provides the connection between the B2Digital live events and the consumer audience by:
- Providing social interaction between consumers regarding B2Digital Properties and current relevant topics to the live events audience
- Offering “FTV” free-to-view live and on-demand TV style broadcasts globally of B2 Digital live events
- Promoting upcoming live events
- Selling tickets to B2 live events electronically
- Promoting the fighters, athletes and participants in the B2Digital live events
Chairman and CEO Greg P. Bell
Greg P. Bell is one of the early pioneers and entrepreneurs in entertainment and digital media and has been working in the field for over 30 years. He was involved in the early creation of the technologies and algorithms that allowed analog media to be transformed into digital bits and compressed data streams and created specific business enterprises that capitalized on the creation of digital transmissions at Scientific Atlanta, Compressions Labs, VCON International and Qwest. Bell was one of the initial vice presidents of business development at Qwest Communications where he developed Qwest’s digital media company, Slingshot Networks. He then ran all operations of Slingshot, reporting to the board of directors, which managed and operated three full time studios including the creation of the broadcast studio in Staples Center, TV and news productions, live events at the Staples Center, distribution of a national television show distributed by Warner Brothers TV Distribution, online television productions and web distribution for the NFL, AFL, NBA, NHL, Boxing, Democratic Convention and live music events.
Upon leaving Slingshot in 2000, Bell founded B3 Development Group, a firm specializing in developing emerging market entertainment and media companies. Bell’s B3 Development Group founded B2 Networks in 2001 which quickly became the defacto standard for watching live PPV sporting events online. B2’s proprietary online system broadcasts live professional and collegiate sporting events online to a global audience, broadcasting over 1,000 live games per month. Bell developed and implemented a merger with B2 Networks and the America ONE Television Network where he became CEO of the combined companies. Under Bell’s direction the company, now called ONE Media Corp., launched the new ONE World Sports TV Network in North America on cable and satellite, with a pure digital end-to-end distribution system, along with continuing the company’s growth in the online distribution of sports and entertainment.
After leaving as CEO of ONE Media Corp., he currently sits as chairman of B3 Development Group, which specializes in developing and fast-tracking emerging entertainment, transaction technology and media distribution companies. Bell continues to expand his holdings and currently has business holdings in ONE Media Corp; B3 Development Gaming Group which under contract with Caymanas Park Race Track, owned by the country of Jamaica, developed Jamaica’s first all-digital state of the art pari-mutuel live sports gaming system for mobile devices and currently is operating under the brand CaymanasToGO for the Caribbean Consumers and is licensed for deployment in the USA to USA-based consumers. The B3 Gaming Group mobile device wagering system and technology allows consumers globally to watch and wager on live horse races and sporting events being held in the UK, USA, Canada and the Caribbean; B3 Gaming Services Group, a premier transaction and customer service group that offers management services to the Gaming industry in the Caribbean, B3 Networks, a premier state of the art digital broadcasting company that developed the B3 television satellite replacement technology which allows TV networks to broadcast globally on the public internet instead of satellites in broadcast quality HD & SD television. B3 Networks has deployed, and services, the B3 technology to broadcast high definition TV signals globally to cable head ends, smart phones and internet connected devices for the Jamaica Education Television Network, the Caymanas Race Track and other mobile applications globally.
Bell has worked at the top technology development companies that developed the digital technologies, which are in use today at Scientific Atlanta, Compression Labs, VCON and Qwest. He also has managed and been directly involved with over 55,000 live events in his 30-year career. He has worked with a diverse group of clients in the entertainment, sports and technology communities including the NFL, NBA, NHL, AHL, NLL, ECHL, IFL, USHL, SPHL, NCAA, NAIA, MISL, AFL, AOL, FOX, UFC, NAAFS, Bellator, WEF, the Staples Center, the Orleans Arena, Oscar De La Hoya, Barbra Streisand, and top entertainment venues, acts and actors. His clients and companies have capitalized on Bell’s knowledge of the world of entertainment, live events, sports, digital television and digital online transaction and distribution systems.
B2Digital Inc. (BTDG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0058, even for the day, on 1 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 308,498 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0023/$0.039999999.
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OriginClear (OTC: OCLN)
OriginClear (OTC: OCLN), the pioneer in self-reliant water infrastructure, provides innovative water-treatment systems that not only assist companies in increasing their operating efficiency and asset value but also help those companies meet new Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) governance standards. OCLN president and CEO Riggs Eckelberry discussed the company’s involvement in these key areas during an interview on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon (http://nnw.fm/H8oac).
OriginClear (OTC: OCLN) leads the self-reliant water revolution, deploying advanced technologies at the point of use, with modular, prefabricated systems that create durable assets and water independence for industry, commerce and agriculture.
Failing infrastructure and the rising cost of water are driving businesses to treat their own water. OriginClear leads this megatrend with on-premise systems enabling very high purification and recycling levels that centralized systems cannot achieve.
Systems installed at the point of use become productive assets for businesses that also increase property values. And OriginClear helps corporations improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) standings with world-class water management.
Operations & Markets
OriginClear leads a new generation of water companies that focus on meeting the needs of businesses looking for compact, advanced technologies that can be shipped to and installed at the point of use. The company manufactures and distributes its professional-grade water treatment and conveyance products to commercial and industrial properties, fielding both direct and indirect sales channels to reach end-market clients such as hotels and resorts, real estate housing developments, office buildings, military installations, schools, farms, food and beverage manufacturers, industrial warehouse, oil and gas producers, and medical and pharmaceutical facilities.
From its Texas-based factory, OriginClear designs and prefabricates an entire line of plug-n-play containerized units called Modular Water Systems™ that enable water purification, recycling and wastewater management.
Industrial Pretreatment Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) designed by Daniel M. Early, using reinforced thermoplastic modules.
These onsite modular products provide clients with water independence through ownership and operational control over water quality, enabling them to increase productivity while reducing environmental, health and safety risks from pollution, contamination and corrosion. Modular water products are trusted to balance performance with cost-effectiveness, enabling business users to go well beyond municipal standards for water quality, therefore achieving high levels of satisfaction for their own customers, and improved sustainability for their properties.
OriginClear’s water treatment equipment can boost real estate asset value as a fundamental capital improvement, combined with long-lasting water savings for the corporate bottom line.
OriginClear groups its products into three main categories:
- Water Treatment: achieving high grade purification.
- Water Conveyance: water transportation and pumping.
- Advanced Technologies: commercialization of innovative technologies.
OriginClear’s complete line of compact, on-site, point-of-use products include: advanced purification systems that are skid, rack-mounted and containerized for reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, media filtration, disinfection, water softening, ion exchange and electrodeionization (EDI), combined as needed in small to medium commercial and industrial applications, and custom-build projects. Water conveyance products include pump and lifting stations, modular storage tanks, and control monitoring panels.
OriginClear’s line of modular water products and systems is key to the self-reliant water treatment revolution as they create “instant infrastructure” – fully engineered, prefabricated and prepackaged systems that use durable, sophisticated materials. The units are available in standard capacities for onsite closed-loop systems at commercial business locations.
The company’s rugged wastewater treatment plants, highly reliable pump stations, and premium water purification units typically offer 25 percent lower initial costs over conventional systems, with greater quality and full connectivity. These pump stations and wastewater treatment products utilize high density thermo-plastics (HDPE) and proprietary, innovative prefabrication methods and materials that deliver the longest life and strongest products.
OriginClear has a long history of innovation through its OriginClear Technologies division, which is responsible for identifying leading-edge technologies to solve today’s toughest challenges. These advanced technologies are the centerpiece of the division’s international licensee network. The technologies are developed in OriginClear Technologies, and licensees integrate them into their own products.
Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) and Advanced Oxidation (AOx™) are the principal, well-proven technologies.
EWS is OriginClear’s breakthrough water cleanup technology which utilizes a catalytic process to concentrate and eliminate suspended solids in the worst commercial and industrial wastewater.
AOx is OriginClear’s proprietary advanced oxidation technology which generates a dense cloud of ozone, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals, dramatically reducing or eliminating dissolved organic microtoxins, including bacteria and viruses, hormones, drugs, pesticides such as Roundup, and synthetics. AOx has also been shown to effectively reduce harmful chemicals such as ammonia and hydrogen sulfide – the “rotten egg” smell in crude oil that reduces its value.
Through international licensing and partnerships, OriginClear’s advanced technologies are being adopted to treat tough water problems in East and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and North America.
OriginClear is a growth story and positioned to take full advantage of a major shift from the city to the corporate user; while the company is already operating successfully with strong profit margins, an increasing customer base, and working on accretive acquisitions that could dramatically increase growth.
In just 10 years, the global water services market has doubled into a trillion-dollar industry. Yet, only 20 percent of all sewage, and 30 percent of all industrial waste, are ever treated. Water leakage results in the loss of 35 percent of all clean water across the planet; cutting that number in half would provide clean water for 100 million people. This is a situation of great danger, but also great potential.
We can no longer rely on giant, centralized water utilities to meet the challenge. That’s why more and more business users are doing their own water treatment and recycling. Whether by choice or because they have to, those businesses that invest in onsite water systems get a tangible asset on their business and real estate, and can enjoy better water quality at a lower cost.
Out of sight of the general public, self-reliant businesses are quietly building Decentralized Water Wealth™ for themselves while also helping their community. They know that environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing guidelines, which drive about a quarter of all professionally managed assets around the world, specifically include the key factor of how well corporations manage water.
10,000 Gallon per Day Industrial Membrane Bioreactor Waste Water Treatment Plant designed by Daniel M. Early, PE, using long-lived Structural Reinforced ThermoPlastic (SRTP)
OriginClear is a key enabler of ESG water management for corporations that are increasingly responsible for what was once delegated to central utilities. For example, when a corporation manages its own water, and uses OriginClear’s proprietary hybrid treatment methods, it can significantly reduce both water use and nutrient footprints (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) in one compact package.
These hybrid processes feature advanced blackwater treatment with advanced clean water processing. They can convert toxic nutrients to less harmful compounds, and even capture them for beneficial reuse purposes, as shown in OriginClear’s recent case study.
Revenue Growth through Synergy
Since OriginClear acquired it in 2015, Progressive Water Treatment has generated steady revenues in the range of a million dollars a quarter. It is now the Fabrication and Manufacturing Division for the whole company. The team at Modular Water Systems, headed by Chief Engineer Daniel M. Early, is responsible for overall design and high-level engineering. It relies on the Fabrication and Manufacturing Division to add incremental revenue for its modular product line, without requiring large increases in personnel.
OriginClear believes that these two business units can develop growing revenues through synergy and ultimately help achieve overall profitability. OriginClear also seeks to acquire profitable water companies that can complement the synergy of its existing units and accelerate both revenues and profitability. However, acquisitions are neither guaranteed, nor essential to OriginClear’s continued growth.
OriginClear’s management team brings strong leadership and a background in managing business operations, sales, technologies, and finance. The team combines idealism with solid commercial skills, achieving a triple bottom line of environmental, social and financial gain.
Riggs Eckelberry – Chairman, CEO and Co-founder
Riggs Eckelberry is a veteran technology manager who led companies to multiple exits during the high-tech boom of the 90s and early 2000s. Eckelberry came to the water industry from a quarter century in high technology, specializing in commercializing breakthrough technologies. During the dotcom boom, he worked on a series of tech successes, such as Quarterdeck’s CleanSweep; security software vendor Panda Software; and the sale of companies to EarthWeb, BeFree, and BellSouth. Just prior to founding what is now OriginClear, he helped drive security software company CyberDefender to an IPO on the Nasdaq as its president and chief operating officer.
Thomas Marchesello – Chief Operating Officer
Thomas Marchesello is a business operations and technology executive with over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and distribution of products and services. He has 12 years in private equity M&A, doing buyside acquisitions of small to midsize corporations. He has over 10 years advising innovative corporations on ESG strategy and speaks often about industry trends. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, Space Command Headquarters for environmental sciences. He has held key roles for Fortune 500 companies such as Sony, Thompson Reuters, Morgan Stanley, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Daniel M. Early, PE – Senior Engineer
For the past 25 years, Dan Early has worked as an engineered products development specialist with very strong understanding of the complex and interconnected disciplines, economies, and governmental regulation needed to develop and sustain modern civil infrastructure systems that reflect a balance of environmental stewardship, social expectations, and cultural requirements. Since 2010, Early has specialized in the research, development, and deployment of next generation water infrastructure technologies using heavy plastic manufacturing. His initiatives and innovations anchor Modular Water Systems’ product line.
Marc Stevens – Director of Fabrication and Manufacturing
Marc Stevens brings nearly 40 years of experience to OriginClear’s manufacturing team. His experience in mechanical design, equipment fabrication, installation and a wide range of projects led to his founding what is now OriginClear’s Fabrication and Manufacturing Division. He supervises the design, building and installation of customized, large-scale water treatment systems, including purification technologies for process waters for boilers and cooling towers, drinking water and various industrial waste water applications. Stevens leads the team that also manufactures OriginClear’s standardized Modular Water Systems.
OriginClear (OCLN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0002, even for the day, on 51,465,808 volume with 57 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 52,076,768 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00009/$0.0048.
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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)
Digital marketing and consumer-data-management technology company SRAX’s (NASDAQ: SRAX) CEO and founder Christopher Miglino recently joined Stuart Smith from NetworkNewsWire for an audio interview (http://nnw.fm/o6dkX). To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/Xq8nE.
SRAX Inc.'s (NASDAQ: SRAX) is a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company. SRAX’s technology unlocks data to reveal brands’ core consumers and their characteristics across marketing channels.
Through its BIGtoken platform, SRAX has developed a consumer-managed data marketplace where people can own and earn from their data, thereby providing everyone in the internet ecosystem choice, transparency and compensation.
SRAX’s tools deliver a digital competitive advantage for brands in the CPG, automotive, investor relations, luxury and lifestyle verticals by integrating all aspects of the advertising experience, including verified consumer participation, into one platform.
- SRAX Core: SRAX Core is a custom digital media management platform that enables brands and agencies to surpass the challenges of omnichannel marketing campaigns. It offers one comprehensive dashboard to manage digital media campaigns, inventory and reporting.
- SRAX Social: SRAX Social is a free social media management tool that makes it easy for brands, agencies and individuals to grow their digital presence. It offers free and unlimited users, Facebook auto boosting, and a custom analytics dashboard. Its managed services team can also build and execute marketing plans for your unique specific needs.
- SRAX IR: SRAX IR unlocks stock buyers’ behaviors and trends for issuers of publicly traded companies. The platform provides insights on shareholders and market makers, investor relations management, shareholder outreach tools and data-driven marketing.
- SRAX Auto: SRAX Auto unlocks auto intenders’ data to create measurable connected experiences on the road to purchase. It offers proprietary auto intender profiles, multi touchpoint communication and custom location-based ads.
- SRAX Shopper: SRAX Shopper delivers a cross channel, premium digital experience at scale to high value shopper audiences. It offers proprietary shopper profiles, cost per click pricing, and custom text and add to cart ad units.
- SRAX Lux: Launched in June 2019, the SRAX Lux platform targets and reaches luxury consumers at luxury retail stores, high-end art, music, film, fashion and sports events, across all consumer devices.
BIGtoken, available for download on the App Store and Google Play, revolutionizes data collection. BIGtoken is a platform that creates a secure and transparent environment for consumers to own and earn from their data. To date, there are 15.9 million BIGtoken registered users worldwide.
The optimization and monetization of data is a multibillion-dollar business. Worldwide spending on big data and business analytics solutions reached $166 billion in 2018 and is projected to surge to $260 billion by 2022. BIGtoken’s consumer vision is committed to delivering choice, transparency and compensation to the individual.
Through BIGtoken, consumers earn rewards when they opt into sharing their data and when that data is purchased. Consumers decide what data is shared, who can buy it and how it’s used, and advertisers reach real, responsive audiences. The benefit of this is two-fold: consumers know how their data is used and advertisers gain verified consumer data for targeting.
Users of the BIGtoken app can officially be paid in cash or gift cards in exchange for giving brands access to their anonymized data, answering questions, checking into locations, recruiting new members, and more. Users can deposit their earnings directly into PayPal accounts or be paid through gift cards from favorite retailers such as Walmart.
SRAX has also partnered with several high-profile, nonprofit associations to provide BIGtoken users the ability to donate their earnings. Partnerships include the American Heart Association, dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke; HealthCorps, which helps high school students make better choices about health and physical fitness; and the ALS Association, which recently launched its Challenge Me campaign.
BIGtoken is formally launching into several international markets and partnering to foster local support. SRAX recently signed a joint venture with the Yash Birla Group to launch BIGtoken in India. Based in Mumbai, the Yash Birla Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, has diversified interests in consumer and industrial products.
The partnership will bring BIGtoken’s platform to India, which has a digital population of 627 million. The India digital advertising market is $3.6 billion and is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32%, making it one of the largest growing digital ad markets in the world.
SRAX Mexico is led by Moe Avitia, who has more than 18 years of experience in business development and building high-tech teams. SRAX Mexico includes a team of 90 employees, including 70 engineers.
BIGtoken Europe is currently evaluating data centers in individual countries for privacy laws.
Christopher Miglino is CEO and founder of SRAX. He has spent the past 20 years working in the digital advertising space and has successfully launched and sold two internet companies. Both of these companies were sold to publicly traded companies on the NASDAQ. He has a detailed understanding of how technology interacts with brands.
Kristoffer Nelson is COO of SRAX and a founding member of BIGtoken. With over 15 years of technology and creative business experience, Nelson has been a guest speaker for Loyola Marymount University among other academic institutions, the National Association of Broadcasters, the IAB and numerous other professional and media organizations.
SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.85, off by 2.1164%, on 84,151 volume with 324 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 89,215 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.54999995/$5.8499999.
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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP)has levered innovation, research and development into operations in four market verticals: cannabis, hemp, nicotine, and pharmaceuticals. Lexaria already introduced the DehydraTECH™ drug delivery platform into commercial use and has a second-generation delivery platform ready for launch in 2020. Lexaria is the only company in the world to receive a patent for this improved oral delivery of all non-psychoactive cannabinoids including CBD. In fact, the company has 16 patents already granted along with more than 60 patents that are pending worldwide (http://cnw.fm/Bnsc5).
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary DehydraTECH™ technology for improved taste, rapidity and delivery of bioactive compounds, including nicotine and cannabinoids. To achieve higher absorption rates and fast onset, consumers traditionally defaulted to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering these substances through a patented process within edible food products, thus eliminating all the harmful health consequences of smoking.
Lexaria’s technology is unique in that it takes advantage of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) food ingredients processed with its patented DehydraTECH technology to improve taste, remove odor and decrease the time to onset of bitter-tasting drugs. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise and has existing cannabinoid licensing agreements with companies in Canada and the United States. Lexaria has also developed its own hmep-oil brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within popular foods such as coffee, tea and supplements. These brands include ViPova™, TurboCBD™ and ChargD+™.
Virtually unique across both the hemp and the cannabis industries, Lexaria has successfully entered into a R&D and product development partnership with one of the largest cigarette companies in the world for oral forms of nicotine delivery. Only a small handful of hemp or cannabis-related companies have achieved formal relationships with Fortune 500 industry leaders, demonstrating the wide applicability of Lexaria’s technology.
In June 2019, building on its original 2015 independent, third-party laboratory in vitro lab experiments, which confirmed the absorption levels of cannabidiol (“CBD”) into human intestinal cells rose by 499% through the utilization of the DehydraTECH technology, Lexaria completed a series of animal studies using an enhanced formulation of its DehydraTECH technology. The results of the animal studies using the enhanced DehydraTECH formulation showed an increase of CBD delivery into the blood when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations by 811%. In addition, the animal studies also showed delivery of 1,937% more CBD into animal brain tissue after 8 hours using the enhanced DehydraTECH technology when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations.
Lexaria also has completed the first phases of its collaborative research program with the Canadian government’s National Research Council (the “NRC”) under which several studies were designed to optimize Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology, enabling delivery of API’s within foods, beverages, capsules and other ingestible formats. These studies investigated the lipophilic active agent classes including cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine using advanced analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance testing, with the results of the studies confirming that Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology did not create any covalent-bonded new molecular entity (“NME”). Whenever an NME is created, regulatory bodies such as FDA and Health Canada routinely require extensive health, safety and efficacy studies prior to that product’s release into the marketplace. That the NRC program failed to find evidence of an NME suggests products utilizing the DehydraTECH technology may require a less burdensome regulatory pathway.
Results from this R&D have helped support B2B relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Lexaria has four distinct subsidiaries that focus on different market sectors: hemp/CBD; pharmaceutical; cannabis; and nicotine. In August 2019, Lexaria was issued its cannabis research and development licence from Health Canada which will allow Lexaria to continue its further investigations in-house of its DehydraTECH technology in connection with cannabinoids, along with ongoing work with vitamins, NSAIDs, PDE5-inhibitors, nicotine and other molecules.
Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio. As of the August 2019, the company’s patent portfolio includes ~60 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world; and 16 patents granted to date. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the U.S. and internationally by the end of 2019 and beyond. Some of its more recent areas of investigation have included human hormones and erectile dysfunction substances, among others. Lexaria’s granted patent portfolio related to cannabinoid delivery is one of the largest in the world.
Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology to third-partners and has signed licensing agreements with start-up companies as well as with a Fortune 100 industry leader. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has contributed to several multi-hundred million-dollar valuations over the course of his career. He is supported by a growing team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods and other relevant skillsets.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.581, off by 1.558%, on 44,788 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 80,627 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.399800002/$1.70000004.
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HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC)
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) today announced the closing of its previously announced private placement financing of 25,000,000 units of the company, each at a price of $0.40. The offering resulted in gross proceeds of $10 million to the company, from which it intends to use net proceeds for the purchase of extraction, purification and refining equipment and general working capital purposes. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/9kkG9.
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) has developed and optimized proprietary technologies designed for biomass extraction, distillation and purification of ethanol and ethanol-based solvents used for the hemp biomass and cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry, as well as gas and liquid extraction. HTC’s extraction & purification systems are engineered to large-scale to reduce capital and operating costs while delivering superior performance measured by reduced energy usage, lowered emissions and improved quality of the product produced.
Advanced Extraction Technologies
For more than 14 years, HTC has developed and optimized proprietary technology and purification systems used for biomass, gas and liquid extraction. These technologies include:
- LCDesign® – Low-cost design for modular gas, liquid and biomass extraction systems optimizes plant design, thus reducing capital and operating costs.
- PDOEngine™ – Software-based design algorithms accurately model and simulate gas, liquid and biomass extraction processing.
- Delta Solvents™ – Custom-designed, ethanol-based solvent mixtures and additives that optimize production and reduce costs. Technology development is being conducted at HTC’s sponsored research facilities at the University of Calgary.
Delta Purification® Technology
HTC’s patented Delta Purification® technology will purify, recycle and reuse the extraction ethanol used in the CBD extraction process while managing and reducing any CBD waste losses through the re-extraction of all wastes collected from the purified ethanol. Current and new technologies include:
- Delta CBD Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol for use in CBD extraction from biomass. Reduces required heat to prevent damage of the chemical attributes of the CBD molecule, allowing extracted CBD to meet food-grade targets for human consumption.
- Delta Solvent Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol-based solvents, such as single, mixed and formulated amines, for use in natural gas processing and post-combustion CO2 capturing processes.
- Delta Glycol Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying glycols, such as mono-ethylene glycol and tri-ethylene glycol for use in natural gas dehydration processes.
Hemp Biomass and Tolling Contracts
HTC has entered into a hemp biomass tolling agreement for the 2019 crop year involving a supply of hemp biomass from a hemp grower in Saskatchewan, Canada. The hemp grower utilizes five varieties of Health Canada-approved cultivars as the genetic foundation. HTC will process and extract CBD FSO distillate from the hemp biomass. As a tolling fee payment, HTC will receive a percentage of the extracted CBD FSO distillate for its processing, extraction, purification and distillation services.
Additional hemp biomass tolling contracts with producers and hemp biomass providers are being negotiated in the U.S. for the 2020 hemp crop growing year. HTC will provide “local-to-grower” drying-to-biomass storage capability and transportation of dried biomass to an HTC, location to be determined, future US based, extraction facility. HTC is also in negotiation with a 60,000-acre, recognized Canadian farm leader, who is a significant hemp biomass producer, for a similar hemp biomass tolling contract.
Large users of ethanol and solvents for plant oil extraction demand reduced capital and operating costs. HTC’s re3™ (reclaim, recycle, reuse) technology can save up to 30% of the required fluid costs. The increasing cost of new extraction ethanol, combined with the cost of used ethanol disposal, creates a unique opportunity whereby the re3™ technology will create cost savings, while meeting environmental responsibilities.
The growth of ethanol and CO2 used in CBD production has created a new demand for reliable commercial scale ethanol reclaimer systems. The Delta Purification® ethanol system meets this new demand.
Sales and Offtake Agreements
HTC intends to leverage its relationship with its related entity, Purely Canada Foods™, to provide sales and distribution for its Ingredient CBD market under the brand of Purely Canada Hemp™, Purely Canada CBD™, Purely Canada Cannabinoids™. Purely Canada Hemp™ will develop risk managed multi-year ingredient supply contracts with its existing and new Global Food, Beverage and Animal Food Industry Customers.
HTC has focused the Canadian implementation of its BOOM (build, own, operate and maintain) extraction tolling strategy on a location near Regina, Saskatchewan. HTC is currently constructing a 19,000-square-foot GMP Euro compliant extraction tolling facility on six acres of land that will include biomass processing, extraction, implementation of DeltaSolv™ technologies and Delta Purification® systems, distillate and refining equipment, laboratory quality control and testing operations, and on-site office and admin facilities.
Chairman, CEO and Director Lionel Kambeitz is a recognized professional in business development and international business relations. He has played a founding role in many other Canadian and U.S.-based companies. Kambeitz has executive experience in a variety of industries including energy, agriculture, food production engineering, and manufacturing.
Jeff Allison, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director, has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business development. Prior to joining HTC in 2005, Allison as Vice President assisted with the founding and setup of CUCORP Financial Services in Saskatchewan.
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.41, off by 10.8696%, on 69,000 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 90,014 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$1.24.
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CloudCommerce (OTCQB: CLWD)
CloudCommerce (OTCQB: CLWD), a leading provider of audience-driven business intelligence and digital marketing solutions, developed its flagship solution, SWARM, to assist digital marketing by utilizing advanced data analysis incorporating behavioral factors with conventional demographic data. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/RW0tU.
CloudCommerce (OTCQB: CLWD) is a leading provider of audience-driven business intelligence and marketing solutions. Together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, CloudCommerce delivers invaluable end-to-end business intelligence and marketing solutions through a range of services and capabilities.
SWARM is an end-to-end solution that applies advanced data science, behavioral science, artificial intelligence and market research techniques to deliver powerful audience-driven business intelligence that converts opportunities into business success.
Through marketing, brand perception, customer-relationship management, human-resources management and operational logistics applications, CloudCommerce’s SWARM solution helps businesses determine who to talk to, what to say and how to motivate targeted audiences to take meaningful action.
Marketers have largely taken a blanket approach to communication. The same messages are often sent across an entire customer audience with little regard for how different groups of people communicate, build communities and develop their purchasing habits. When marketers do segment audiences, they use objective selection criteria such as income, geography, education or purchase history to deduce attitudes or intentions.
However, research shows that motivations and feelings are much more accurate at predicting behavior. The challenge for businesses is that these factors are also the hardest to gather from audience data. CloudCommerce provides that audience-intelligent data through SWARM, its proprietary behavioral-science approach to audience creation and communication. Through SWARM, CloudCommerce helps marketers identify consumer motivations and triggers in order to effectively predict and influence actions. When companies influence action, they can change opinions, gather support, motivate purchases and inspire change.
In a fast-developing global business intelligence market estimated to grow from $16.3 billion in 2016 to $34.3 billion by 2022, CloudCommerce stands apart as an innovator and true partner, able to deliver data-driven intelligence and solutions that enable its customers to strengthen their brands, deliver their messages and reach their goals.
THE SWARM—Intelligent Audience Building
The core of the CloudCommerce solution – and what separates CloudCommerce from other audience data companies – is the company’s unique approach to audience building. The concept of “personas” has been around for decades, but CloudCommerce takes that concept to the next level. The SWARM was developed to identify not only who to talk to but also what to say in order to motivate target audiences to take meaningful action. Using CloudCommerce’s proprietary clustering and behavioral analysis techniques, businesses can identify target audiences and deliver messages that are more focused and efficient. CloudCommerce not only helps its client partners find the right people to talk to but also identifies the most powerful message to send.
BUZZ—Behavior-Based Market Research
Market research is evolving. Research techniques developed and used today are more sophisticated and backed by strong data science. Despite these changes, many traditional research firms have failed to innovate: small sample sizes, survey design bias, improper weighting and gut-intuition sampling are just some of the issues that plague the market-research industry. Through BUZZ, CloudCommerce has automated the market research process to provide a level of statistical depth beyond what traditional firms can offer. BUZZ offers businesses the ability to put their finger on the pulse of the marketplace in the moment. Using a wide range of internal and external data sources such as customer data, social media activity, and micro and macro trends, BUZZ deduces attitudes, emotions and opinions.
HIVE—Redefined Geographic Targeting
Conventional geographic audience targeting is outdated. Arbitrary units of location such as counties, cities, DMAs and regions were created centuries ago based on land-rights ownership. Their use in understanding people’s behavior, purchase habits and underlying values is minimal. CloudCommerce has found a much more powerful, efficient and effective way of targeting by clustering people into granular geographic tribes called HIVES. HIVES are defined by attributes such as common language (e.g., colloquialisms), shared experience and narratives (e.g., climate, history), and concentrated demography and biology (e.g., ethnicity, age). Based on the needs of its clients, CloudCommerce can completely redraw the geographic lines based on various Hive selection criteria. Using this exclusive HIVE approach, CloudCommerce clients experience more efficient and effective marketing, make more intelligent business decisions and enjoy more growth.
HONEY—Advanced Reporting and Visualization
Advanced-audience, data-analysis technologies are useless if they don’t produce simple, powerful and actionable business intelligence. HONEY comes with user-friendly reporting and visualization tools to organize and explain all of the advance-data science into a simple-to-understand format for decision makers. HONEY combines the intelligence of client CRM data with third-party consumer data and targeted market research to create a powerful foundation for any audience-intelligence solution.
Data Propria delivers the highest Return on Investment (“ROI”) for their customers’ digital marketing campaigns, by utilizing sophisticated data science to identify the correct universes to target relevant audiences. Their ability to understand and translate data drives every decision they make. By listening to and analyzing their customers’ data they are able to make informed decisions that positively impact their customers’ business. Data Propria leverages industry-best tools to aggregate and visualize data across multiple sources, and then their data and behavioral scientists segment and model that data to be deployed in targeted marketing campaigns. They have data analytics expertise in retail, wholesale, distribution, logistics, manufacturing, political, and several other industries.
Parscale Digital helps their customers get their message out, educate their market and tell their story. They do so creatively and effectively by deploying powerful call-to-action digital campaigns with national reach and boosting exposure and validation with coordinated advertising in print media. Parscale Digital’s fully-developed marketing plans are founded on sound research methodologies, brand audits and exploration of the competitive landscape. Whether their customer is a challenger brand, a political candidate, or a well-known household name, Parscale Digital’s strategists are skilled at leveraging data and creating campaigns that move people to make decisions.
Giles Design Bureau
Giles Design Bureau approaches branding from a “big picture” perspective, establishing a strong identity and then building on that to develop a comprehensive branding program that tells the customer’s story, and articulates what sets the customer apart from their competitors and establishes the customer in their market.
WebTegrity develops commerce-focused, user-friendly digital websites and apps that elevate their customer’s marketing position and draw consumers to their products and services. Their platform-agnostic approach allows WebTegrity to architect and build solutions that are the best fit for each customer. Once the digital properties are built, their experts will help manage and protect the website or app and provide the expertise needed to scale the infrastructure needed as the customer’s business grows.
Andrew Van Noy, CEO & Chairman of CloudCommerce Board of Directors
Andrew Van Noy has been a director of CloudCommerce since November 2012, president of the company since April 2012, and the CEO of the company since August 2012. He also served as executive vice president of CloudCommerce from November 2011 to April 2012 and vice president of Sales and Marketing of the company from May 2011 to November 2011. From January 2009 to April 2011, Van Noy served as the vice president of Sales and Marketing for PageTransformer, which provided web and software development for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Van Noy came to CloudCommerce with experience in digital marketing, private equity and investment banking. During his years at the company, Van Noy led the efforts to rebrand and restructure the business and presided over the acquisition of a number of companies. Van Noy graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Gregory Boden, CFO and Board of Directors
Gregory Boden became a director at CloudCommerce in November 2011 and in February 2013 was named corporate secretary. In April 2012, Boden was also appointed CFO. In addition, Boden is the managing partner of a private equity company. Prior to joining the CloudCommerce team, Boden managed the franchise accounting and cash application departments of Select Staffing, a nationwide staffing company and was an accountant at KPMG LLP. Boden earned his master of accountancy degree from the University of Denver.
Brad Parscale, Board of Directors
Brad Parscale creates web-marketing strategies and oversees all technical and functional aspects of these strategies. Originally from Kansas, Parscale spent five years in California before moving to San Antonio in 2004 to establish Parscale Media, a successful web-marketing firm. His 2011 partnership with Jill Giles formed Giles-Parscale Inc. In 2016, Parscale was named digital director for the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign.
Zachary Bartlett, VP of Corporate Development and Board of Directors
Zachary Bartlett has been a director of the company since July 2012 and was appointed vice president of Corporate Development in January 2018. Bartlett has also served as vice president of Communications and an independent contractor assisting with project management matters. Prior to joining CloudCommerce, Bartlett was the creative director at Crowbar Studios Inc., a graphic design and web development firm he founded in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, he held the position of art and brand consultant at Demon International, a snowboard accessories company. Bartlett earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from Brigham Young University.
CloudCommerce (OTCQB: CLWD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0029, off by 3.3333%, on 223,547 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,067,229 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0027/$0.0228.
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