The QualityStocks Daily Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

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The QualityStocks Daily Stock List

Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (GRIN)

TradersPro, Zacks, QualityStocks, StockMarketWatch, CFN Media Group and MarketClub Analysis reported earlier on Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (GRIN), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. is a global shipping company listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. It owns and operates a varied fleet of owned, long-term chartered, and Joint Venture (JV) dry-bulk and liquid-bulk vessels worldwide. The Company originated in South Africa with roots dating back to 1910. Grindrod Shipping has offices globally, including in London, Durban, Tokyo, Cape Town and Rotterdam. Grindrod Shipping has its head office in Southpoint, Singapore.

The Company trades around the world under two key brands. These are Unicorn Shipping and Island View Shipping (IVS). Unicorn Shipping concentrates on shipping liquid chemicals and clean petroleum products. Unicorn’s South African roots date as far back as the 1910’s. Unicorn engages in the medium range and intermediate tanker markets. This brand has a fleet of three medium range tankers and one small tanker.

Unicorn Tankers provide shipping services for the transportation of petroleum products along the Southern African coast as well as East and West Africa. The division operates its own, owned and time-chartered tankers to service the shipping needs of the different oil majors and other local charterers. Customers include Shell, Chevron, Engen, Total, SASOL, PetroSA, and BP.

IVS centers on shipping dry bulk cargo including minerals, coal, ores, and agricultural products. IVS has become one of the globe’s foremost bulkcarrier owners and operators, carrying between 12 and 14 million tonnes per annum worldwide on a fleet of owned, long period chartered and spot operated vessels. The modern eco fleet of vessels includes a fleet of 16 handysize drybulk carriers and 15 supramax/ultramax drybulk carrier and one chartered-in ultramax drybulk carrier. Moreover, a number of third-party vessels are commercially managed in the IVS pool.

Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (GRIN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $23.48, up 9.2601%, on 434,177 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 434,177 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $7.38/$28.93.

Lizhi (LIZI)

MarketClub Analysis, StreetInsider, INO Market Report, QualityStocks and TradersPro reported earlier on Lizhi (LIZI), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Lizhi Inc. (NASDAQ: LIZI) is an online audio platform and interactive audio entertainment platform that operates an online-user generated content audio community in the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

The firm has its headquarters in Guangzhou, China and was founded in 2010. It operates as a part of the investment firms’ industry and is party to collaboration agreements with Huawei Mobile Services, BYD DiLink, GAC Motor, GAC AION New Energy Automobile and Xpeng Motors.

The company’s mission is to allow every individual to showcase their talents, be it vocally or in audio-content creation. It is working towards bringing more individuals closer together through voices. Lizhi’s revenue is mainly generated from China and is made up of advertising, podcast and audio entertainment revenue, as well as other revenue.

The enterprise develops the Tiya application, an audio-based social networking product offering which allows its users to connect with other individuals who they share similar interests with, share their daily lives, chat online and entertain themselves. In addition to this, it also develops the LIZHI Podcast, an application which offers curated podcast content and the Lizhi app, which enables users to record and share their voices online. The enterprise is also involved in the sale of virtual gifts to consumers and also offers advertising services.

Lizhi Inc. recently entered into a collaboration with WM Motor to develop WM Motor’s first branded podcast on Lizhi’s podcast application. This will afford the company more opportunities to collaborate with more brands and enterprises, which will not only extend their consumer base but also increase their revenue.

Lizhi (LIZI), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.32, up 20%, on 616,888 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 616,888 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.8701/$8.38.

Cosmos Holdings, Inc. (COSM)

QualityStocks, TopPennyStockMovers, PoliticsAndMyPortfolio, OTC Markets Group, MarketBeat and Broad Street reported earlier on Cosmos Holdings, Inc. (COSM), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Cosmos Holdings, Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The Company specializes in, by way of its subsidiaries, the wholesale of pharmaceutical products throughout Europe. It provides its products to wholesale drug distributors, and wholesalers and retail healthcare providers.

The Company distributes branded and generic medicines, over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals, food supplements, and medical via its trans-European network of more than 160 pharmaceutical wholesale clients and vendors and roughly 400 independent retail pharmacies that extends to 16 countries. These include Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, and Croatia.

Regarding its new nutraceutical brand, Cosmos Holdings released the design and packaging of its first set of dietary supplements on April 19, 2018. These premium supplements feature a sleek design and packaging along with best in class formulation. The first lines of products include Herbal syrups with natural ingredients from Greece, Collagen 24k, Organic Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic, Male & Female Multivitamins, and more.

Specific areas of Company Management's focus include Branded Pharmaceuticals, Generic Pharmaceuticals, Health Products & Food Supplements, Research & Development, Acquisitions, Cannabis derived products, and Local & Direct to Pharmacy Wholesale.

Cosmos Holdings’ subsidiaries include Sky Pharm SA. Sky Pharm is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Sky Pharm trades the excess amounts of approximately 500 medicines that can be exported within the European Union (EU) countries. Another subsidiary is Decahedron Ltd. Decahedron is a pharmaceutical wholesaler incorporated in the United Kingdom (UK) in August of 2011. A third subsidiary is Cosmofarm Pharmaceuticals. Cosmofarm is a fully licensed pharmaceutical wholesale company operating in the greater Athens area. Cosmos has entered the nutraceutical market with its own premium brand of food supplements - Sky Premium Life.

Recently, Cosmos Holdings entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Mediprovita GbR (“Mediprovita”) to be the exclusive distributor in Germany and Austria of the Company’s Sky Premium Life, a proprietary, luxury and high-quality nutritional supplements' brand, with a complete range of vitamins, minerals, herbs and unique formulas.

Cosmos Holdings, Inc. (COSM), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.06, up 16.4835%, on 839,763 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 839,763 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.85/$7.77.

Evoke Pharma (EVOK)

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Evoke Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOK) (FRA: EV0) is a pharmaceutical firm that is engaged in the manufacture, development and commercialization of therapies that can treat gastroenterological ailments and disorders.

The firm has its headquarters in Solana Beach, California and was incorporated in January 2007 by David A. Gonyer, Scott L. Glenn, Cam L. Garner and Matthew J. D’Onofrio. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The enterprise markets its products to select health care providers, primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists and gastroenterologists. Its product pipeline is made up of a metoclopramide nasal spray known as Gimoti, which has concluded phase 3 clinical trials testing its effectiveness in treating symptoms linked to recurrent and acute diabetic gastroparesis in females. This gastrointestinal disorder hinders the stomach from emptying its contents at the appropriate time, which results in severe digestive system symptoms. It affects millions globally. The spray formulation, which is a mixed 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 antagonist, has anti-emetic and promotility effects and has been designed to offer systemic delivery of the molecule via the nasal mucosa. Before this formulation was developed, metoclopramide was the sole drug available in the U.S. indicated for the treatment of gastroparesis. The drug was only available in intravenous and oral forms.

The company recently announced its financial results for 2021’s second quarter, with its CEO noting that they were focused on driving the company’s marketing and commercial initiatives forward and making Gimoti the preferred treatment option for diabetic gastroparesis patients, which would not only bring in investment opportunities into the firm but also extend its consumer reach, which would be good for the company’s growth.

Evoke Pharma (EVOK), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.86, up 118.4959%, on 215,114,133 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 215.114M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3602/$1.81.

Kintara Therapeutics (KTRA)

TradersPro, QualityStocks, MarketBeat and InvestorPlace reported earlier on Kintara Therapeutics (KTRA), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTRA) (OTC: DMPWW) (FRA: 3DM) is a clinical stage drug development firm that is engaged in the development and commercialization of anti-cancer therapies for the treatment of cancer.

The firm has its headquarters in San Diego, California and was incorporated in 2009, on June 24th by William J. Garner, Dennis M. Brown and Jeffrey A. Bacha. Prior to its name change in August 2020, the firm was known as DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. It operates as part of the scientific research and development services industry and serves consumers around the globe. The firm has two companies in its corporate family.

The company is focused on identifying commercial and clinical-stage compounds and establishing a scientific rationale for developing orphan drug indications. It has teamed up with outstanding clinical research and academic institutions across the globe to support the development of its cancer treatments. It is party to a strategic collaboration with Guangxi Wuzhou Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, which entails manufacturing and selling VAL-083 in China.

The enterprise’s product pipeline comprises of two late-stage therapeutics, including a photodynamic therapy dubbed REM-001 for the treatment of cutaneous metastatic breast cancer; and a DNA-targeting agent dubbed VAL-083 for the treatment of drug-resistant solid tumors like diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, non-small cell lung cancer, ovarian cancer and glioblastoma multiforme.

The company recently announced its financial results for its fiscal year ended June 2021, with its CEO noting that the company was well-positioned both on its corporate and clinical development front, having entered into purchase agreements with investors to raise monies which will be used for the company’s corporate working capital needs and ongoing clinical studies.

Kintara Therapeutics (KTRA), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.3475, up 14.6865%, on 9,424,016 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9.424M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.26/$2.85.

Larimar Therapeutics (LRMR)

TradersPro, StocksEarning, QualityStocks and MarketBeat reported earlier on Larimar Therapeutics (LRMR), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Larimar Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: LRMR) (FRA: ZA71) is a biotechnology firm that is engaged in the development of new treatments for mitochondrial disorders and rare illnesses like Friedreich’s ataxia.

The firm has its headquarters in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania and was incorporated in 2005. The firm serves consumers in the United States, with a focus on the state of Pennsylvania.

The clinical-stage company is dedicated to improving the ability of patients with rare illnesses to pursue their dreams. It has developed an intracellular delivery platform which designs some fusion proteins that target a number of rare illnesses which are characterized by deficiencies in intracellular bioactive compounds. The company’s protein replacement therapy platform delivers missing proteins inside cell machinery to treat devastating rare illnesses that currently have no treatments or the treatments available are ineffective.

The enterprise’s product pipeline comprises of a recombinant fusion protein dubbed CTI-1601, which is undergoing a phase I clinical trial that is evaluating its effectiveness in treating Friedreich’s ataxia, which is a progressive and rare genetic ailment. This protein is intended to deliver FXN (human frataxin), which is an important protein, to the mitochondria of patients with this genetic illness.

The firm continues to collect and analyze data from its clinical trial while it remains focused on advancing its CTI-1601 formulation. It is also focused on positioning itself to address the unmet needs of patients with Friedreich’s ataxia, which will not only benefit patients with this indication; who are in urgent need of disease-modifying therapies, but also positively influence its growth and investments.

Larimar Therapeutics (LRMR), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.85, up 13.2353%, on 29,419 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 29,419 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.71/$15.49.

Target Hospitality (TH)

MarketBeat, Super Stock Picker, QualityStocks, Zacks, TradersPro, StreetInsider, MarketClub Analysis, InvestorPlace, StockMarketWatch, Trades Of The Day, Streetwise Reports, StocksEarning, and Daily Trade Alert reported earlier on Target Hospitality (TH), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Target Hospitality Corp. (NASDAQ: TH) is a specialty rental and hospitality services firm that is engaged in building, operating and owning housing communities across government and energy end markets.

The firm has its headquarters in the Woodlands, Texas and was incorporated in 1978 by Brian Scott Lash. It operates as part of the specialty business services industry, under the industrials sector. The firm has twenty-five companies in its corporate family and serves consumers in the United States.

The company operates through the TCPL Keystone, Government, Hospitality and Facilities Services-Midwest, Hospitality & Facilities Service-South segments. The government segment includes operations and facilities to consumers who are located mainly in Texas. The Hospitality and Facilities Services-Midwest segment reflects the operations and facilities in North Dakota. The Hospitality and Facilities Services-South segment operates communities in New Mexico and Texas and has facilities in the Permian Basin region. The company generates the majority of its revenue from the Government segment, which comprises primarily of hospitality services revenue from customers with government contracts located in Texas.

The enterprise provides rental accommodations with value-added hospitality and premium catering services. It also offers laundry, concierge, workforce community management, health and recreation, security, grounds-keeping, housekeeping, maintenance, food and catering services. It owns a network of specialty rental accommodation units with about 15,500 beds across twenty-seven communities. The enterprise serves energy infrastructure firms, investment grade natural resource development firms, government contractors and the U.S. government.

The firm remains focused on its growth and expansion, which will bring in additional revenues and help create shareholder value.

Target Hospitality (TH), closed Tuesday's trading session at $5.71, off by 4.8333%, on 323,584 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 323,584 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.23/$7.48.

CareCloud Inc. (MTBC), TraderPower, NetworkNewsWire, QualityStocks, MissionIR, StockMarketWatch, PCG Advisory, StocksToBuyNow, MarketBeat, SeeThruEquity Research, Promotion Stock Secrets, Wall Street Resources, Tiny Gems, PoliticsAndMyPortfolio, BUYINS.NET, Wall Street Mover, The Wall Street Transcript, TradersPro, StreetInsider,, DreamTeamNetwork, Daily Trade Alert, InvestorPlace, OTCtipReporter, PennyStockProphet, Stock Beast, Stock News Now, StockOnion, StockOodles, TopPennyStockMovers and SeriousTraders reported earlier on CareCloud Inc. (MTBC), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

CareCloud, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTBC) (FRA: MTBO) is healthcare information technology firm that is engaged in the provision of a suite of cloud-based solutions and associated business services to hospitals and healthcare providers.

The firm has its headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey and was incorporated in 1999 by Mahmud Haq. Prior to its name change in March 2021, the firm was known as MTBC Inc. It operates as part of the health information services industry, under the healthcare sector. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The company’s mission is to revolutionize the healthcare experience through on-demand services and software which will help modernize workflow in physician practices. It operates through the Practice Management and Healthcare IT segments. The practice management segment provides medical practices, as well as financial advisory, bill-paying, management and telemedicine services. On the other hand, the Healthcare IT division provides a proprietary web-based suite of services such as mobile health applications, revenue cycle management services, certified electronic health records solutions and practice management applications.

The enterprise’s SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform includes complementary software tools and business services for health systems and medical groups. It serves physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians and other clinicians that render bills for their services.

The firm recently expanded its executive leadership team with a number of strategic hires and important promotions. This move will support its growth plans as it improves its technology-enabled services and expands its global market share, which will bring in considerable investments and revenues.

CareCloud Inc. (MTBC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.93, off by 5.5288%, on 73,826 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 73,720 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.90/$9.39.

Coffee Holding Co. (JVA)

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Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: JVA) (FRA: E6U) is a coffee dealer and roaster that is involved in the manufacture, roasting, packaging, marketing and distribution of roasted and blended coffees.

The firm has its headquarters in Staten Island, New York and was incorporated in 1971 by Sterling A. Gordon. Prior to its name change in April 1998, the firm was known as Transpacific International Group Corp. It operates as part of the packaged foods industry, under the consumer defensive sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe, with a focus on China, England, Canada, Australia and the United States.

The enterprise’s products are divided into the following categories; Branded Coffee, Private label coffee and Wholesale green coffee. The branded product segment is comprised of coffee that has been roasted, blended and packaged for sale under the enterprise’s own licensed brand names in various market segments. These brands include Steep and Brew, Cafe Caribe, Harmony Bay, Don Manuel, Premier Roasters, S&W, Via Roma and Cafe Supremo. The private label segment provides coffee which has been roasted, blended and packaged for sale under the names and specifications of others, including parties that would like to have their brand name on the coffee in order to compete with other major brands. On the other hand, the wholesale segment comprises of unroasted raw beans brought in from different regions around the globe and sold to small and large operators of coffee shops and roasters. The enterprise also provides tea products, instant coffees and tabletop coffee roasting equipment for its consumers.

The company is focused on improving its sales and profit margins, which will help create value for its shareholders and drive investments into the company.

Coffee Holding Co. (JVA), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.07, off by 0.647249%, on 21,847 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21,839 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.0238/$6.2797.

Clene Inc. (CLNN)

MarketBeat, QualityStocks, MarketClub Analysis and InvestorPlace reported earlier on Clene Inc. (CLNN), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN) (FRA: 84C) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical firm that is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing new clean-surfaces nanotechnology therapeutics.

The firm has its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and was incorporated in 2020, on August 12th. It operates as part of the scientific research and development services industry, under the healthcare sector. The firm primarily serves consumers in the United States.

The company is focused on developing therapies for neurodegenerative illnesses. Its reportable segments include the supplements segment, which involves developing and commercializing dietary supplements; and the Drugs segment, which involves developing and commercializing new nanotechnology therapeutics.

The enterprise’s product pipeline comprises of its CNM-Au8 formulation, which is undergoing a number of clinical trials, including a phase II trial evaluating its effectiveness in treating visual pathway deficits in chronic optic neuropathy in relapsing multiple sclerosis; and a phase II/III registrational trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. The formulation has also completed two phase II trials on energy metabolites in the brain as well as one proof of concept trial for early symptomatic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. The enterprise’s other products include a gel polymer suspension dubbed CNM-AgZn17, which has been developed to accelerate healing of wounds and treat infectious illnesses.

The firm recently reported its latest financial results, with its CEO noting that the company was well-positioned to achieve various clinical milestones. It is currently focused on advancing its CNM-Au8 formulation for use in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which will greatly benefit patients with this indication and bolster the company’s growth.

Clene Inc. (CLNN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.74, off by 5.5172%, on 104,475 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 104,475 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.355/$17.82.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC)

MarketBeat, Kiplinger Today, StreetInsider, MarketClub Analysis, StockMarketWatch, Trades Of The Day, Schaeffer's, InvestorPlace, Zacks, TradersPro, The Street, StocksEarning, Daily Trade Alert, BUYINS.NET and Barchart reported earlier on Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRHC) (FRA: 43T) is a healthcare technology firm that is focused on designing and developing cloud-based healthcare software solutions.

The firm has its headquarters in Moorestown, New Jersey and was incorporated in April 2009 by Michael Greenhalgh, Orsula V. Knowlton and Calvin H. Knowlton. It operates as part of the home health care services industry, under the healthcare sector. The firm has twenty-six firms in its corporate family and serves consumers in the United States.

The company operates through the MedWise Healthcare and CareVention Healthcare segments. The CareVention segment offers CMS, as well as sponsored social and medical services. It also offers PACE, which is a center for Medicaid & Medicare services. The MedWise Healthcare segments is engaged in providing software, services and MTM (Medication Therapy Management) for Medicaid, Medicare and commercial health plants. It also offers a cloud-based patient engagement software and related services. The company’s brands include Pharmastar, PersonifilRx, PeakTPA, TruChart, PACElogic, Capstone Risk Adjustment Services and CareKinesis.

The enterprise’s offerings include a decision support software dubbed DoseMeRx, which uses clinically validated drug concentrations, patient characteristics and pharmacokinetic drug models as well as genotype to guide dose optimization. It also offers a cloud-based medication e-prescribing and decision support platform known as EireneRx, which allows access to patient medical-related data.

The firm recently renewed its contract with Mary and Gary West PACE for its pharmastar services. The continued provision of its solutions to this party opens the firm up to new growth opportunities, which will greatly benefit its shareholders.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.46, off by 6.1053%, on 584,460 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 578,670 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.04/$53.379.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA)

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As the world replaces the use of fossil fuels with more renewable sources of energy, the demand for electric vehicles is increasing. Manufacturers of electric cars are currently focused on securing supply for the raw materials needed to make batteries  because batteries are the single biggest cost factor on EVs.

Below, we look at some of the agreements major auto manufacturers have entered into with miners and suppliers.

Toward the end of last year, Volkswagen entered into an agreement with Vulcan Energy Resources, which involves the provision of lithium hydroxide to the automaker from 2026. Vulcan extracts lithium from the Upper Rhine Valley region in Germany.

The German automaker will also receive cathode materials for its battery cell factories  from Umicore, a chemical firm based in Belgium. This joint venture is set to begin in 2025.

Tesla, which is the biggest player in the electric vehicle market, also entered into an agreement with Core Lithium in March of this year. This agreement will involve the supply of no less than 110,000 tons of spodumene concentrate for a four-year period. The electric car manufacturer will also begin to receive a supply of battery-grade lithium this year from China-based firm Ganfeng Lithium. Currently, Ganfeng is number three among the biggest suppliers of lithium globally. Last July, Tesla also entered into a nickel supply agreement with BHP Group. Nickel will be sourced from BHP’s plants in Australia.

In addition to this, Stellantis; a multinational auto-manufacturing corporation, entered into a preliminary deal with Vulcan Energy Resources. Vulcan is set to begin supplying thousands of tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Stellantis from 2026.

A joint venture between Panasonic and Toyota Motor was also struck to receive a supply of nickel sulphate from BHP Group in October of last year, while Renault, another electric vehicle manufacturing firm, also entered into a supply agreement in November 2021, which involves the supply of battery-grade lithium chemicals by Vulcan Energy Resources. The company is also party to a memorandum of understanding for the supply of nickel sulphate with Finnish cobalt and nickel miner, Terrafame.

Ford is also planning to purchase lithium extracted from the Kachi project in Argentina. The car manufacturing firm has also partnered with Redwood Materials to establish a supply chain for electric car batteries.

General Motors, which has a commitment to have manufactured 30 new international electric vehicles in the next three years, is party to an agreement with Glencore. This agreement involves the supply of cobalt, which will be utilized in the manufacture of General Motors’ Ultium battery cathodes. These cathodes power the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV vehicles.

We are likely to see other EV sector players, including Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA), announce more supply deals for raw materials or other innovative solutions to the raw material shortage.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA), closed Tuesday's trading session at $7.66, off by 3.8896%, on 7,577,205 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7.577M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $6.41/$19.52.

The QualityStocks Company Corner


The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GreenBox POS (NASDAQ: GBOX).

  • GreenBox has secured an estimated $1 billion merchant accounts portfolio following the closing of an asset purchase agreement with Sky Financial & Intelligence
  • The company reported approximately $2 billion in total processing volume for the full year 2021, meaning the acquired portfolio formed a significant part of GreenBox’s growth success story during the last financial year
  • Already, GreenBox has recouped $14.5 million of the purchase in the form of residuals received by Sky in FY21 and expects to recover the remaining amount in less than six months
  • Last year, the company acquired Northeast Merchant Services and ChargeSavvy LLC, adding an impressive roster of merchant accounts

For GreenBox POS (NASDAQ: GBOX), an emerging FinTech company building customized payment solutions supported by proprietary blockchain security and advanced token technology, acquisitions are a vital part of its growth strategy. During a March 31 earnings conference call that accompanied the release of the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 results, company Chairman Ben Errez noted that acquisitions allow GreenBox “to purchase merchant portfolios, adding processing volume to our platform, and provide a way to obtain key licensing assets, both domestically and globally, that enable us to branch out and service more verticals and geographic locations” (

GreenBox POS (NASDAQ: GBOX) is an emerging financial technology company leveraging proprietary security and token technology to build customized payment solutions for business. The company’s mission is to build compliant, cutting-edge blockchain ledger tokenized solutions for the diverse, evolving and dynamic global market.

GreenBox applications enable an end-to-end suite of turnkey financial products which offer improved fraud detection and better handling efficiency of large-scale commercial payment processing volumes for its merchant clients globally. The company’s proprietary blockchain and smart contract token technologies create seamless payment processing using digital encryption keys.

GreenBox is a unified platform providing scalability for businesses to accept payments, transact, send, settle and convert in a single versatile ecosystem. GreenBox operates a private and proprietary blockchain-based payment platform that offers distinct advantages when compared to traditional payment technologies, including greater security and data privacy, as well as enhanced identity theft protection and quick settlement.

As the settlement engine for financial transactions, GreenBox’s blockchain technology is a distributed ledger that uses digitally encrypted keys to verify, secure and record details of each transaction conducted within GreenBox’s private ecosystem. The speed and security of the platform allows GreenBox to log immense volumes of immutable transactional records in real time for Tier-1 partners around the world.

In November 2021, GreenBox announced the closing of a previously announced $100 million convertible note financing. The company plans to use proceeds for acquisitions, a planned stablecoin spin-off, and additional working capital toward the company’s future growth. The initial conversion price equals a more than 80 percent premium to the market price of the company’s common stock on October 29, 2021, and values the enterprise at more than $700 million upon conversion.

Brands & Solutions

The company offers multiple solutions and brands under the GreenBox label. The other brands that are nested under the GreenBox POS label include coyni, ChargeSavvy, QuickCard, Transact Europe [didn’t yet close] and Northeast Merchant Systems. Each of these brands play a large role in allowing GreenBox to accel in customizing payment solutions across different verticals and industries.

Payment Solutions

The GreenBox platform offers blockchain secure, robust payment processing solutions for both individual consumers and businesses. The company combines the power and security of blockchain with bank-level tools necessary to both settle transactions and monitor cash flows. Customers can transfer cryptocurrencies like USDC, Ethereum or Bitcoin from external decentralized crypto wallets to their GreenBox wallets. They can also exchange those tokens from their GreenBox wallets to any supported coin. Customers can easily offload in USDC to a debit card or a multitude of gift cards.

White Label Solutions

The company’s white label platform allows it to partner with firms seeking blockchain-based tools to manage merchant relationships. White label partners can monitor cash flows, as well as run reports on merchant transactions, chargebacks, agent and affiliate commissions and more. Partners can access the platform through their partner portal to manage business relationships with full visibility. The platform’s cutting-edge technology saves partners time and simplifies their payment processing. It ensures compliance with automated Know Your Customer and Know Your Bank services and allows customers to set up automated payouts.

coyni Stablecoin

The company is planning soon to launch its own stablecoin, coyni (CYN). coyni is equivalent to the value of the U.S. dollar on a one-to-one ratio. Stablecoin allows for instantaneous transactions with blockchain security just like other cryptocurrency tokens, but without the price volatility of traditional cryptocurrencies. The CYN token is expected to make possible features like digital dollar accounts, cross border payments, international payment processing and other payment solutions. As a smart contract technology, coyni will offer instant settlement using the GreenBox blockchain ledger in any location and currency – crypto or fiat – all at lower fees and in a tokenized secure ecosystem.

Market Overview

A Mordor Intelligence report put the transaction value of the global digital payments market at $5.44 trillion in 2020 and projects the market to be worth $11.29 trillion by 2026. That represents a CAGR of 11.21 percent during the period of 2021-2026.

The report notes that the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on e-commerce is likely to encourage strengthened international cooperation and further development of policies for online purchasing and supply. The report states, “The pandemic has made it clear that e-commerce can be an important tool/solution, especially considering the fact that e-commerce sales can support small and medium businesses that form the backbone for certain economies. This is expected to substantially spur the growth of digital payment methods across various economies.”

According to Mordor, other drivers of the growth trend in digital payments include:

  • Greater convenience, favorable government policies and evolving consumer behavior worldwide
  • Rapid rise in smartphone penetration throughout emerging economies
  • Introduction of mobile wallets across the world
  • Widespread adoption of retail digital payment services across the vast population of China, serving as a kind of test case for other countries

Management Team

Ben Errez, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ben Errez’s past positions have included positions at large companies like Microsoft and Intel. He has brought this expertise to lead GreenBox into the forefront of the blockchain-based financial software, services, and hardware market.

Mr. Errez was one of the early managers of Microsoft in 1991. From 1991 to 2004, he served as Software Development Lead for the Microsoft International Office Group. He led the International Microsoft Office Components team (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in design, engineering, development, and successful deployment. He also served as Executive Representative of Microsoft Office and was a founding member of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Team both within the company and internationally. Mr. Errez co-authored the first Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Paper on Reliability. At Microsoft, he was responsible for the development of the first Microsoft software translation Software Development Kit (“SDK”) in Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, and Simplified Chinese, as well as the development of the first bidirectional extensions to Rich Text Format (“RTF”) file format and all bidirectional extensions in text converters for Microsoft Office. He also contributed to the development of the international extensions to the Unicode standard to include bidirectional requirements under the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”).

In 2004, Mr. Errez transitioned into the world of consulting, where he held the position of Principal Consultant from founding to the present date, through which he advises clients in the South Pacific region with market capitalizations ranging from $50 million to $150 million on commerce, security, reliability, and privacy.

In 2017, immediately before partnering with Fredi Nisan to launch GreenBox, Mr. Errez was asked to take over the Microsoft Alumni Network for the Southern California region as a regional director. Mr. Errez has been a principal of GreenBox since its inception in 2017.

Fredi Nisan, Chief Executive Officer

Fredi Nisan’s career in technology began during his years of service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where he served as IT Manager for all of Israel’s Northern Bases. After serving in the military, Mr. Nisan opened and operated a computer hardware store before becoming the Inventory Operations Manager for Zicon Israel in 2005, a hardware and software producer. At Zicon, he supervised inventory operations, worked on quality controls for motherboards and chips, and educated customers on software and hardware product functionality. Subsequently, Mr. Nisan moved to the United States, where he worked for One Coach in San Diego, California, as a business coach. One Coach specializes in customized growth solutions for small business owners, including the latest strategies for sales, internet marketing, branding, and ROI. Mr. Nisan was consistently ranked as the top salesperson for small business coaching while working with One Coach.

In 2010, Mr. Nisan launched Brava POS, where he served as President until 2015. Brava POS provided point of sale (“POS”) systems for specialty retail companies. Mr. Nisan developed software to provide clients with solutions for issues ranging from inventory management to payroll to processing high volume transactions in the form of a cloud-based POS system. This system had the capability to manage multiple stores with centralized inventory and process sales without an internet connection, and offered a secure login for each employee, as well as including advanced inventory management and reporting, plus powerful functionality for its end users.

In 2016, Mr. Nisan founded Firmness, LLC. Through Firmness, he created “QuickCitizen,” a software program that simplifies the onboarding process for new clients of law firms specializing in immigration issues. The QuickCitizen software significantly reduced law firms onboarding processing time from more than three hours to approximately 15 minutes. Mr. Nisan has been a principal of GreenBox since its August 2017 inception. In January 2018, Firmness sold QuickCitizen to GreenBox.

Jacquline B. Reynolds, Chief Marketing Officer

Jacqueline B. Reynolds is the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. She served most recently as vice president of marketing for Sprouts Farmers Market. She has built her reputation as a world-class global marketer, working with Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Verizon, Walmart, L’Oréal, Xbox, 7-Eleven and many other Fortune 500 brands. She has managed award-winning marketing programs with partners such as the NFL, Super Bowl LIV, the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, Sony Pictures, Universal Music and others.

GreenBox POS (NASDAQ: GBOX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.34, up 5.0314%, on 277,388 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 277,388 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.24/$16.50.

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Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX).

Advanced Container Technologies (OTC: ACTX), the exclusive U.S. distributor of self-contained, automated, indoor “micro-farms” called GrowPods, along with related equipment and supplies., is building a reputation for leading the movement toward sustainable, clean-food farming. The company is committed to working toward reshaping the future of farming through the innovative GrowPods, which the company distributes exclusively. These GrowPods provide a way to grow food that is free from pathogens and pesticides, which is even better than organic, the company explains. According to the announcement, the current centralized food system inherently has risks, including widespread foodborne illness as well as spoilage caused by supply chain issues. In addition, the food distribution network contributes to carbon production and greenhouse gases because of the thousands of trucks used to haul food around the country. GrowPods, a form of shipping container farms, are powered by a unique automation software designed to make farming less labor intensive because the environment, nutrition and hydration levels are all controlled automatically. GrowPods not only create optimum growing conditions, they also simplify many aspects of farming, making it easier for inexperienced farmers, nonprofit organizations, restaurants, grocery stores and others to grow their own healthy, nutritious food. “It’s time to decentralize food production, and GrowPods have the power to do just that," said Advanced Container Technologies CEO Doug Heldoorn in the press release. “GrowPods automate the growing process so that farmers can now even take a vacation.” To view the full press release, visit

Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX) is in the business of selling and distributing self-contained, automated, indoor “micro-farms” called Grow Pods, along with related equipment and supplies. Additionally, the company designs and sells patented proprietary medical-grade plastic containers, known as the Medtainer®, that store and grind pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids.

ACTX is the leading distributor of Grow Pods. With a controlled environment, food and herbs can be grown without pesticides, harmful chemicals or risk of pathogen contamination, and with low energy consumption. Restaurants, grocery stores, non-profits, MSOs and entrepreneurs can use Grow Pods to ensure a fresh supply of ultra-clean produce year-round.

The company entered the Grow Pod business in October 2020 with its acquisition of all shares of Advanced Container Technologies Inc., a California corporation. As of February 28, 2022, ACTX is exploring the acquisition of the assets and the assumption of some or all of the liabilities of GP Solutions Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Grow Pods, for which ACTX is currently the sole U.S. distributor.

Because Grow Pods can be located almost anywhere, produce can be grown closer to the point of consumption and harvested at its peak, providing nutritious fruits and vegetables where needed. Indoor micro-farms, utilizing a practice known as vertical farming, have attracted the attention of governments and universities, which are now promoting vertical farming as a way to combat food insecurity and inequities.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stated that vertical farming “is no longer a futuristic concept.” The department is enthusiastic about vertical farming, particularly those utilizing repurposed shipping containers, such as Grow Pods. Arizona State University reports that vertical farming reduces water use by 90 percent compared to conventional farming but produces 10 times the crop yield.


Grow Pods

One of the company’s main business units is focused on selling advanced, self-contained hydroponic containers called Grow Pods. These unique and innovative automated systems are essentially micro-farms that can be placed virtually anywhere and, with their controlled and specially filtered environment, allow cultivation of a wide variety of crops, 365 days a year. The Grow Pod controlled environment offers major advantages for the production of high-value crops. The ability to grow year-round and the ability to cultivate in a smaller footprint using less water and power are some of the primary advantages of the system. Grow Pods offer constant temperature, humidity and airflow control, as well as automated watering and lighting schedules for optimal growth and minimal labor requirements, regardless of crop.


ACTX meets the needs of the pharmaceutical and medical markets, including the cannabis and hemp industries, with patented packaging systems. The company designs, customizes, brands and sells proprietary medical grade plastic containers that can store pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids, with a special built-in feature that can grind solids and shred herbs. The company’s flagship container product is the patented Medtainer®, a child resistant, medical-grade herb container and grinder that is water-tight, air-tight and smell proof. Packaging in the cannabis industry is critical, with numerous stringent regulations about how cannabis products must be packaged and labeled. ACTX also offers custom-branded, compliant vacuum seal bags and other retail container solutions.

Equipment and Supplies

ACTX markets and sells two principal products: Grow Pods, which are specially modified insulated shipping containers manufactured by GP Solutions Inc., in which plants, herbs and spices may be grown hydroponically in a controlled environment, and Medtainers®, which may be used to store pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids and can grind solids and shred herbs. The company also markets and sells various products related to Grow Pods and the Medtainer®, as well as providing private labeling and branding services for purchasers of Medtainers® and certain related products.

GP Solutions manufactures and sells other products, such as humidity controllers and LED lighting systems for vertical farming. The company’s specially designed lighting panels are programmed to emit the exact wavelength of light that each crop requires. The system has a daybreak-to-nightfall feature that gives plants the proper chromatic signals to grow rapidly and fruitfully. High efficiency LED light strips supply the crops with a red and blue light spectrum required for photosynthesis in the spectrum that plants need most.

Market Overview

The global vertical farming market is expected to reach $33.02 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 25.5 percent from 2022 to 2030, according to Grand View. Escalating production of biopharmaceutical products, including cannabis, is anticipated to drive the market. The building-based segment of the market is expected to register a significant CAGR of 27.8 percent over the projected period. In addition, the climate control segment is expected to see high growth.

The global cannabis packaging market is expected to reach $14.34 billion by 2028, according to analysis by Reports and Data. The analysis forecasts 1,700 percent growth in cannabis users by the end of 2026, with packaging likely observing a whopping 26.42 percent growth in the forecast period. There are significant barriers to entry in the cannabis packaging market, giving an advantage to companies already established in the sector. These barriers include developing a thorough knowledge of the myriad regulations that govern cannabis packaging (which differ in each state), and child-resistance requirements.

Management Team

Douglas P. Heldoorn is the Founder and Chairman of Advanced Container Technologies Inc. He also holds the positions of President, CEO and COO at the company. Mr. Heldoorn has served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 2013. He has also previously held the position of Executive General Manager at Nissan Motor Corp.

Jeffory A. Carlson is CFO and Treasurer of ACTX. Mr. Carlson has also served as the company’s Corporate Controller since 2014.

Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1, up 1.0101%, on 1,293 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,293 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.66/$4.55.

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DigiMax Global Inc. (CSE: DIGI) (OTC: DBKSF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight DigiMax Global Inc. (CSE: DIGI) (OTCQB: DBKSF).

DigiMax Global (CSE: DIGI) (OTC: DBKSF) has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of Spetz Tech Ltd. According to the company, Spetz has developed artificial intelligence ("AI") software that operates a revolutionary mobile application designed to connect customers to top-rated providers of professional services in their vicinity. That connection can be scheduled or can be immediate, depending on a user’s preference. The MOU was signed on April 25, 2022, and outlines DigiMax’s agreement to issue 250 million common shares of the company in exchange for 100% of Spetz’s issued and outstanding shares. According to the announcement, that should be an estimated 47% of the outstanding shares of the company after the acquisition is complete. “We have spent a great deal of time with the Spetz team over the past few months, and we have been impressed with the hardworking, single-purpose driven nature of the team despite already enjoying strong growth,” said DigiMax CEO Chris Carl in the press release. “We believe this makes a great fit with the DigiMax team. We are excited to be able to help accelerate the Spetz growth plans through the synergy with DigiMax resources in North America combined with the product and services that Spetz has already developed. Our view is that Spetz has the potential to scale its impressive existing revenue quickly with excellent profit margins.” To view the full press release, visit

DigiMax Global Inc. (CSE: DIGI) (OTCQB: DBKSF) is an artificial intelligence technology and services company producing and leveraging predictive indicators across various industries and verticals.

The company offers financial, business, and human capital AI predictive solutions to businesses, institutions, and consumers to improve decision-making.

The DigiMax core solutions are:

  1. CryptoHawk AI – CryptoHawk is a deep learning AI solution (SaaS) that monitors and analyzes live select cryptocurrencies and financial markets. The CryptoHawk AI solution is offered to retail clients as a monthly subscription. Generated data provides subscribers with price trend predictions for better investment strategies.
  2. Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund – A long/short cryptocurrency hedge fund for high net worth, institutional, and family office clients was launched on September 1, 2021. The company’s crypto hedge fund earns clients’ management and overall performance fees.
  3. Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI) – DigiMax solutions utilize AI to provide comparative insights for better hiring decisions, reduced employment attrition, improved workplace culture, and augmented human and financial predictive services by measuring and correlating personal attributes.
  4. Navee Predict – DigiMax data scientists provide companies with the unprecedented power of enhancing decision-making by analyzing, detecting changes and forecasting patterns.

The company’s team has extensive experience in finance, trading, machine learning (ML), neural language processing, AI, big data, and cryptocurrency technology. DigiMax leverages AI and its expert team to translate data into actionable predictive insights across the financial, business, and human dimensions, enhancing the decision-making capacity of organizations. DigiMax is an official IBM Watson partner with more than 30 years in data science and artificial intelligence.


Business and Financial Capital Solutions

CryptoHawk AI is a cryptocurrency price and trend prediction solution offered as a web application ( and a mobile application by the end of 2021. The value for the user is to capture gains and take advantage of volatility while reducing risk and engaging in smarter and simpler trading.

The key features:

  • Trend Prediction Indicator (“TPI”)
    The TPI is a superior model that leverages the cryptocurrencies analyzed by the AI and other market-driven data and policies to produce actionable predictions in the form of:
    • Prediction cards
    • Cryptocurrency graphs with optional market indicators
    • Email/SMS alerts
  • Trend Watch
    Trend Watch is a one-week look ahead machine learning prediction for a select portfolio of mature cryptocurrencies. Trend Watch predicts a trend being UP or DOWN and provides a price target. Users have access to:
    • A list of select cryptocurrencies with predictive graphs

The system alerts investors through email and text messages when a price trend changes, allowing users to act confidently.

Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

On September 1, 2021, DigiMax launched its Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund to offer high net worth, institutional, and family office clients a fully systematic long/short active investment into a basket of cryptocurrencies capitalizing on crypto volatility and powered by proprietary trading algorithms. The official launch is expected in the coming months.

The fund is led by 40-year hedge fund veteran Ian Hamilton and has an experienced investment and fund management team. This actively managed fund provides an excellent opportunity for larger investors to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies.

AI Business Prediction as a Service

The company offers predictive insights to businesses through automation and its innovative and proprietary AI and ML technology. Traditional models are expensive, because they are created and developed by data scientists dedicated to solving specific business questions that require costly customization and weeks, if not months, of development. With DigiMax, companies have access to solutions and services at a fraction of the price of traditional and experimental approaches. By combining AI with ML prediction technology, the company delivers insights on:

  • Sales forecasts
  • Optimal inventory levels
  • Supply chain management
  • Invoice payment projections
  • Targeted segmentation for marketing campaigns

Human Capital Solutions

AI-Powered Projected Personality Interpreter

The Projected Personality Interpreter (“PPI”) evaluates and improves customers’ workforce, brand and culture by revealing the personality traits and sentiment buried in human expression. The PPI empowers organizations with comparative insight for better hiring decisions, reducing employment attrition and improving workplace culture.

PPI provides a comprehensive and complete solution, offering:

  • Recruitment campaign management
  • Custom questionnaires, desirable traits recipes, and group likenesses
  • Detailed personality reports to compare and contrast peers
  • API for advanced integration with alternative systems of record

DigiMax leverages IBM Watson and a custom algorithm that analyzes applicant responses across 52 different traits and compares those scores with a baseline, providing hiring managers with a comprehensive report that improves decision making and takes the bias out of the process. The company’s solution is currently in use by 17 law enforcement agencies in North America and is used across the 10 global recruitment brands of Shepherd Search Group.

Market Overview

The AI industry has a five-year CAGR of 18.4%, with revenues projected to reach $37.9 billion by 2024. Some more optimistic forecasts have the market worth as much as $15 trillion by 2030. It’s estimated that 80% of all emerging technologies in 2021 have AI foundations. About 40% of all businesses use AI in their operations. According to Industry Ark, artificial intelligence use in the recruitment market was valued at $580 million in 2019.

Management Team

Chris Carl, CEO

Chris Carl has over 20 years of experience as a public-company CEO and has built several successful businesses across multiple categories. He has a proven ability to lead and has a track record of execution, revenue growth, and value creation.

Thierry Hubert, CTO

Thierry Hubert has 30 years of technology experience with Fortune 100 companies worldwide and is an early pioneer in applying artificial intelligence to solve big data and unstructured information challenges with IBM as a Director of R&D in emerging technology, knowledge management, and process innovation. He has received awards, recognitions, and grants that contributed to his ongoing collaboration with industry leaders.

David Bhumgara, CFO

David Bhumgara is a senior finance executive with over 25 years of leadership experience and proven expertise in finance, financial reporting, accounting, corporate finance, budgeting, financial modeling, and mergers & acquisitions.

Damon Stone, Trading Strategy Advisor

Damon Stone is an experienced stock and crypto trader who works very closely with the data science team as a subject matter expert. During 15 years at Merrill Lynch as a market maker and proprietary trader, he traded many different sectors, culminating in heading up a $250 million trading desk.

Ross Power, Senior Innovation Engineer
Ross Power is an experienced technical system architect with a demonstrated history of working on advanced technologies, including AI algorithms, IoT solutions, 3D printing, Innovation in BCI (Brain-Computer Interfacing), and RC flight and navigation systems.

DigiMax Global Inc. (DBKSF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0399, up 14%, on 77,895 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77,895 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.021/$0.215.

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RYAH Group Inc. (CSE: RYAH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight RYAH Group Inc. (CSE: RYAH).

RYAH Group (CSE: RYAH), a connected device and big data and technology company focused on valuable predictive analysis in the global medical plant and nutraceutical intake industry, has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer and corporate secretary. The company named François C. Desrosiers, B. Com (Spec.) and FCSI, as Rryah CFO and corporate; the appointment is subject to approval  by the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”). Desrosiers brings impressive experience in senior executive leadership roles to his new role with RYAH. He has served as cofounder, president, CEO and director at Northcore Resources Inc.; corporate secretary and officer at Prime Blockchain Inc., whic merged with RYAH Group; and founder, president, CEO and director at AntOro Resources. He also served in key executive roles at Melkior Resources Inc., NIKRON Technologies Inc. and Orbite Exploration VSPA. In addition, he has served as consultant for a number of private and public companies and was a registered representative and officer at securities brokerage companies in Montreal and Ottawa. “RYAH is extremely fortunate to have someone of François' high caliber and extensive experience to contribute to our financial leadership and success,” said RYAH CEO Dr. Dave Richards in the press release. To view the full press release, visit

RYAH Group Inc. (CSE: RYAH) is a leading digital health care analytics and technology company with a mission to advance the world’s transition to remote-health solutions and data analytics in patient treatments. Through the company’s IoT dose-measuring devices and AI analytics, RYAH is reshaping understanding of the value of devices combined with data, to positively impact the future treatment of patients for various medical conditions.

The company is a leading developer of dose-measuring IoT devices connected with its turn-key platform designed to aggregate and correlate HIPPA-compliant data, suitable to all participants in the patient treatment cycle. The company also specializes in customized, fully integrated, mobile applications and APIs, specifically designed to meet the needs of clinics, clinical trials, government and university research centers, for experimentation and treatment validation – significantly reducing variations in patient-related trials. RYAH unlocks data in the complete therapeutic plant lifecycle – from seed to consumption.

Since it began developing and commercializing its smart inhaler solution in 2018, the company has evolved a complete IoT device and data analytics platform that includes multiple delivery mechanisms, designed to capture anonymous patient dosing and feedback, combined with detailed strain analytics, enabling customized dosing regiments. The company has secured numerous partnerships across the globe, including establishing a footprint in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, and it has closed several deals in the European Union, as well. The company’s Smart-Inhaler has been selected as the dose-measurement, dose-control and data analytics platform for a UK pain management study and one of the world’s most ambitious and largest clinical trials ever to be conducted in cannabis.

Product Portfolio

The company’s current portfolio incorporates an ecosystem of IoT products, each consisting of three elements: the device, the medicine-carrying component and the mobile application. The product line currently includes a Smart Dry-Herb Dose-Measuring Inhaler in the commercial stage, a Smart Transdermal Patch in the production stage and a Smart Liquid Dispensing Pen in the prototype stage.

RYAH Smart-Inhaler

The RYAH Inhaler is the first dry-herb inhaler that allows users to track and control how much is inhaled, providing consistent and predictable results. This inhaler connects with the RYAH Health App, which features stat-tracking and presets for temperatures and dosages, all of which can be customized to individual needs and doctor recommendations, as well as a post-session review mechanism that allows the collection of session data and feedback for further efficacy analysis for customized dosing capabilities.

RYAH’s proprietary stainless-steel cartridges for the inhaler use QR technology that contains lab testing and grower information pertaining to the specific strain, thereby mitigating elicit product use and enabling completely transparent remote medicinal analytics, from seed to consumption.

In addition, the RYAH Cartridges provide a unique closed-loop recurring revenue opportunity for the company, as the RYAH Inhaler only works with this type of proprietary cartridges that licensed partners fill with medicine. The partners benefit from all the back-end data, providing them access to consumption habits, statistics and other data on patient preferences.

RYAH Smart-Patch

The RYAH Smart Transdermal Patch is a lightweight, reusable, mobile-controlled patch used for site-specific therapies. The Patch is an Electronic Topical Delivery Patch system intended for recommendation and administration by pain relief professionals and physical and occupational therapists. The patch data and the heating element is completely IoT and controlled by RYAH’s proprietary smartphone applications, which allows scheduling and ‘boosting’ medicine release, on-demand.

RYAH Smart-Pen

The RYAH Pen is an app-controlled liquid dispenser designed to provide a precise mix of up to three medicine components to create an ‘entourage effect’, enabling customized, wide-spectrum recommendation opportunities by licensed clinicians. The Smart-Pen will feature cartridges that contain CBD, THC and other isolates such as flavonoids or vitamins, or other solutions. There is a built-in mechanism designed to control usage based on recommended dosing schedules.


RYAH MD serves as a remote and interactive patient-doctor collaboration and dosing administration platform. Doctors can remotely set dosage amounts for their patients, creating digital prescriptions for the RYAH IoT devices and tracking patient usage in real-time. RYAH MD offers features that include real-time monitoring, appointment booking, doctor-patient video calls and science-based strain recommendations, as well as promoting a better understanding of the effects and benefits of those recommendations among patients. Information is gathered from all of the RYAH devices.

PotBot App

The PotBot App is a medical cannabis education mobile application that leverages patented AI technology to capture structured and unstructured data to assist patients in learning about various treatments in plant-medicine based on their efficacy goals. The PotBot App is currently one of the top-rated medical cannabis educational mobile applications on the Apple App Store in the United States, with over 300,000 downloads.

Through the combination of peer-reviewed and empirical data, the PotBot App provides detailed information on the targeted and tested cannabinoid levels and associated strains from cannabis patients. The result is personalized and driven by data to inform patients of potential product matches associated with similar ailments and efficacy goals.

Market Outlook

RYAH holds a unique position in the $100.3 billion medical plant market, with the potential to capture and capitalize on growth opportunities made available by both the IoT and Data Intelligence sectors.

In 2018, the global IoT market was valued at $212.1 billion, and it is expected to grow exponentially to $1.3 trillion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 25.68%, according to Verified Market Research (

Management Team

Dr. Boris Goldstein, Ph.D., is the founder and Chairman of RYAH Group. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, investment banker and venture capitalist. He started his career as the founder of Software House HT, which grew into a worldwide corporation with over 40 offices in 17 countries. Since then, Goldstein has founded and served on the boards of directors and advisory boards for numerous companies in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. Goldstein brings experience in fundamental research, investment and technology, authoring multiple patents and books.

Gregory Wagner, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer and Director of RYAH Group. He has over 20 years of experience in global financial markets and entrepreneurship. Wagner has held executive roles in the United States and London. He has co-founded and built several startups from the ground up. His current licensures and degrees include FINRA Series 7, 63, 24 and 55, as well as an MBA from Fordham University. Wagner received a Certification in Innovation and Strategy from Harvard University.

RYAH Group Inc. (CSE: RYAH), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.025, up 25.00%. The average volume for the last 3 months is 173,645 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.015/$0.20.

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Friendable Inc. (FDBL)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Friendable Inc. (FDBL).

Friendable (OTC: FDBL), a mobile technology and marketing company, a mobile technology and marketing company, is reporting on monthly metrics and growth following January 2022 acquisition of Artist Republik. According to the announcement, initial trends from the Artist Republic music distribution and related services division show key indicators of growth. Specifically, the company reported revenue per subscriber was up more than 100%, with an average of $10.72 per subscriber; spend per customer grew almost 295, averaging $34.12 per customer; and subscriber “lifetime value” also increased, growing more than 168% to reach a $214.45 average. “The reward of seeing results continue to motivate and point our team in the right direction, as our collective efforts of testing, iterating, testing, testing, and more testing pay off,” said Friendable CEO Robert Rositano in the press release. “We must constantly look at the macro vision and direction, but it’s the micro levels of detail that provide the most valuable data as we seek the next milestones in artist sign ups, fan engagement and conversions to purchases of all kinds, which is what the above results are showing us. We are and continue to be on the correct path, doing everything at a pace the business can keep up with as we eye our opportunity for explosive growth. I can’t say it enough, but without our talented team internally and all of our partners we would certainly never have made it to this place, it’s sometimes hard to believe how far we have come with the launch of our first artist offering less than 20 months ago, an acquisition just over three months ago, and the team continues to move through each challenge and deliver an amazing product with an unmatched level of support, and that’s not coming from me, this is straight from the artists and reviews being received by the company.” To view the full press release, visit

Friendable Inc. (FDBL) is a mobile technology and marketing company focused on connecting and engaging users through its proprietary mobile and desktop applications. Launched July 24, 2020, the company’s flagship offering is designed to help artists engage with their fans around the world and earn revenue while doing so. The livestreaming platform supports artists at all levels, providing exclusive artist content ‘Channels’, LIVE event streaming, promotional support, fan subscriptions and custom merchandise designs, all of which serve as revenue streams for each artist.

With Fan Pass, artists can offer exclusive content channels to their fans, who can use their smartphones to gain access to their favorite artists, as well as an all-access pass to all artists on the platform. Additionally, the Fan Pass team will deploy social broadcasters to capture exclusive VIP experiences, interviews and behind-the-scenes content featuring their favorite artists – all available to fan subscribers on a free trial basis. Subscriptions are billed monthly at $3.99, or about the cost of downloading a couple of songs, and VIP experiences are available at a fraction of the cost of traditional face-to-face meetups.

Friendable Inc. was founded by Robert A. Rositano Jr. and Dean Rositano, two brothers with over 27 years of experience working together on technology-related ventures.

The Fan Pass Mobile & Desktop App

Friendable Inc. launched its Fan Pass platform as a solution for artists and their fans as the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated shutdown have continued to severely hamstring the entertainment industry as a whole. Through Fan Pass, the company aims to reach artists at all levels looking to alter their touring schedules to include ‘Virtual Touring’, new revenue sources and innovative fan engagement opportunities that are expected to become permanent fixtures of artists’ touring routines moving forward.

Fan Pass creates an ecosystem that embraces fans of all kinds, feeding diehard followers and developing lasting connections with more casual supporters. Through the app, qualified artists are provided with a custom designed, exclusive ’Fan Pass Channel’ where they can invite fans and social followers from anywhere around the world to join in chats and live events – allowing fans to experience all there is to see of an artist in one place. Artists earn revenue from monthly fan subscribers, merchandise sales, tickets sold for virtual streaming events and generally from all content views or impressions on their channels. All content views and sales of every kind are reported to each artist through their dashboards, including real-time payout and earnings information.

Fan Pass’ exclusive ‘All Access VIP’ option provides fans with access to content, such as:

  • Live performances or online concerts
  • Backstage meetups before, during or after events
  • Livestreams of studio sessions
  • Behind-the-scenes footage of music video and photo shoots
  • Special interviews and one-on-one videos
  • Streams highlighting the artists’ daily lives

The Fan Pass platform is extremely intuitive, bringing each artist through a streamlined onboarding process, including building out artist ‘Channels’, scheduling LIVE events and designing special edition merchandise to be offered solely through exclusive Fan Pass merchandise stores.

“With the global pandemic disrupting the entertainment industry in such a profound way, artists have had to look to digital distribution and live virtual performances in order to maintain any earning opportunities. Fan Pass and our team are determined to provide solutions and support to all artists, their fans and the industry in general. We are excited about the opportunity we have to shape the future of virtual entertainment, revenue generation and artist/fan engagement,” Robert A. Rositano Jr., CEO of Friendable Inc., stated in a news release.

Market Opportunity

Artists rely heavily on revenue streams that are not often seen by those without intimate industry knowledge. When it comes to traditional performances, the sale of VIP/backstage or meet & greet passes to boost revenue can often become the majority of the artist’s annual tour revenue. Data provided by one of the company’s original entertainment partners, The Kluger Agency (TKA), suggests that as much as 18-23% of artists’ annual tour revenue has historically been derived from these VIP experiences.

The World Economic Forum reports that, in 2020, the six-month-plus disappearance of live music concerts is estimated to have cost “the industry more than $10 billion in sponsorships,” and individual artists are feeling the loss the most. Fan Pass is helping to bridge this gap, providing more affordable virtual VIP experiences that can be offered simultaneously to fans around the world.

While it’s free for artists to join, Fan Pass leverages a monthly subscription model paid by fans to generate revenues. These revenues are shared with all channel artists. In exchange for its platform features, live streaming tools, bandwidth, processing and handling, Fan Pass earns platform fees on each separately ticketed event, as well as splits with each artist on subscriber fees and merchandise designed and sold on the platform.

The U.S. video streaming industry is expected to hit $7.08 billion in value in 2021, with an estimated 100 million internet users watching online video content every day, according to data from The same report suggests that 45% of live video audiences would pay for exclusive, on-demand video from a favorite team, speaker or performer. Through Fan Pass, Friendable Inc. is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity.

Friendable App

The company’s second application, Friendable, is an all-inclusive platform where users can meet, chat and date. The app has exceeded 1.5 million total downloads, with over 900,000 historical registered users and more than 580,000 historical user profiles.

Friendable Inc.’s Next Phase of Growth

To facilitate its next phase of growth, Friendable Inc. is seeking an additional $1 million in equity investment, with a follow-on funding that meets or exceeds $5 million. The company intends to utilize its relationships to secure the lowest cost of capital available, as these funds will drive technology advancements, increase head count, fund marketing initiatives and secure additional celebrity talent aimed at bringing larger fan audiences to each released event. These initiatives will assist in building recurring monthly (fan) subscribers, effectively generating recurring monthly revenue for each artist, as well. The next phase of growth is expected to play a key role in accelerating the company’s download and conversion of data for subscription revenue and merchandise sales.

The company’s primary goal is to establish Fan Pass as a premier brand and mobile platform dedicated to connecting and engaging users around the world. In support of this goal, it has entered into a partnership with Brightcove targeting OTT platform expansion, including leaders such as iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and WWW.

In the highly competitive video streaming market, Friendable Inc. has tapped into an unmet demand from today’s ever-present ‘omni-users’ for constant contact with celebrities and influencers. Via Fan Pass, the company offers investors an opportunity to gain a stake in an organization catering to this new breed of omni-users and their influencers.

The application’s potential is clearly illustrated by the interest it has generated in recent weeks. From September 4 to October 12, the Fan Pass platform added 246 new artists, accounting for a 410 percent increase in just six weeks.

“We are extremely encouraged by the ongoing swell of interest as the value of our Fan Pass platform continues to resonate in the artist community,” Friendable CEO Robert A. Rositano Jr. stated in a news release. “We believe the live streaming functionality, our full-circle offering and diverse revenue opportunities the platform offers will continue to drive exponential growth as management remains focused on building long-term shareholder value.”

Management Team

Robert A. Rositano Jr. is the co-founder and CEO of Friendable Inc. He oversees the daily management and operational duties of all areas of the business. He has over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, bringing in over $60 million in liquidity events for the companies he has created or managed. Before starting Friendable Inc. with his brother, Rositano was a founding member of the internet’s first IPO, Netcom Online Communications Inc. It was sold to ICG, then to EarthLink in 1995. He has been a co-founder of several successful ventures, including Simply Internet Inc., and America’s Biggest Inc., among others. He also authored one of the first web directories for MacMillan Publishers.

Dean Rositano is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Friendable Inc. He handles the day-to-day operations and guides the technical direction of the company. He has over 15 years of executive management, financial management, high technology operations and internet architecture experience. Before co-founding Friendable Inc., Rositano co-founded several other companies, including Checkmate Mobile Inc. and Latitude Venture Partners LLC, among others.

Friendable Inc. (FDBL), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0006, up 12.782%, on 65,237,228 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 54.126M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000495/$0.0209.

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The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX).

SRAX (NASDAQ: SRAX), a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies through Sequire, its software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform, hosted the 2022 Cannabis and Psychedelic Conference, a preeminent virtual investor event, on April 20. The elite event featured presentations from over 25 premier cannabis and psychedelic stock market companies, as well as talks with industry experts. Sponsors of the exciting event were Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA), Item 9 Labs, Delic Holdings Corp. (CSE: DELC) (OTCQB: DELCF) (FRA: 6X0), Can B Corp., and Pressure BioSciences Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO). To view all presentations and keynotes from the conference, visit the event website at To view the full press release, visit

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 Verticals

  • 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.

International Expansion

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 Tuesday's trading session at $3.86, off by 2.2785%, on 102,491 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 102,491 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.53/$7.29.

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Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC).

Due to restrictions placed on the cannabis market by federal prohibition, players in the nascent industry cannot market or sell their products through regular chains. Furthermore, patchwork cannabis regulations make it extremely tricky for cannabis businesses to expand to other states. As a result, many cannabis businesses across the country are tapping into a resource that has essentially revolutionalized commerce: the internet. By building navigable and user-friendly websites, cannabis businesses can open up their market base without having to spend millions of dollars opening stores out of state. Marijuana businesses are now investing in user-experience (UX) design to ensure their customers have a stress-free and enjoyable experience when shopping for products on their website. According to Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of California-based Jane Technologies, shopping for cannabis “should be fun.” He notes that good UX doesn’t just make it easier for customers to navigate and make purchases, it also makes online communication for staff a lot easier and eliminates a lot of potential friction. Established companies such as Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) intuitively know that once staff work seamlessly, the bottom line of the company will benefit.

Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) is an internationally focused cannabis brand builder that leverages natural, cost-effective cultivation practices to supply cannabis derivatives to its diverse business divisions, including cosmetics, hemp textiles, and food and beverage. Flora Growth operates one of the largest outdoor cultivation facilities in the world with an aim of marketing a higher-quality premium product at below-market prices. By prioritizing natural ingredients and value-chain sustainability across its portfolio, the company creates premium products that help consumers restore and thrive.

Flora Growth completed the first traditional cannabis IPO on Nasdaq in May 2021. Although currently headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with plans to relocate its head office to Miami, Florida, the company’s base of operations is in Colombia, where it has built an extensive distribution network that includes Colombia’s largest distributors.

Currently, Flora Growth is organically growing market share for its existing brand portfolio (pharmaceuticals, textiles, cosmetics, and food & beverage) while seeking revenue-generating acquisitions that offer an accretive distribution network to amplify revenue growth.

Existing Brand & Product Portfolio

Flora Growth’s portfolio spans a number of verticals – each with a thoughtful brand designed to resonate with its intended end consumer. In line with the company’s mission, each brand prioritizes natural ingredients and value-chain sustainability.

Flora Lab S.A.S

Flora Lab is the company’s GMP certified manufacturing and R&D center focused on producing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals for domestic and international markets. Its offerings include product lines that are private label, white-label, and custom formulas.

Through Flora Lab, Flora Growth has relationships with 1,500+ distribution channels, manufactures 63+ OTC products registered with INVIMA (Colombia National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute), and holds multiple GMP certifications enabling international export in an effort to leverage Flora Lab’s capacity to produce a wide range of CBD-infused products.

Flora Beauty

Flora Beauty is the company’s CBD beauty and cosmetics division founded by fashion and beauty industry icon Paulina Vega. Its current offerings include two CBD skincare brands targeting the U.S. and Latin American markets – MIND NATURALS and AWE. These lines exemplify Flora Growth’s socially conscious approach to business.

Currently, Flora Beauty products are offered globally through e-commerce, as well as through Falabella’s 111 retail locations across Latin America. The company is in negotiations with major department stores to launch the line in the U.S. and is also exploring opportunities in the U.K. and other European markets.

KASA Wholefoods

KASA Wholefoods is a Colombian manufacturer of food and beverages leveraging responsibly sourced exotic fruits from the Amazon. KASA has a $10 million+ distribution agreement with Tropi, Colombia’s largest food distributor, which has 130,000+ distribution points across the country.

Mambe, KASA’s leading brand, is already offered through over 980 distribution points across Colombia. Flora Growth expects this network to grow to over 1,200 distribution points in 2021, including one of Colombia’s largest coffee chains, Tostao Café & Pan.

Hemp Textiles & Co.

Through its Hemp Textiles division, Flora Growth intends to utilize its large land package and cultivation infrastructure to capture market share in the rapidly growing hemp industrials segment.

The company’s first brand through this division, Stardog Loungewear, offers a line of comfortable loungewear made from natural, organic materials. Stardog has been distributing globally through e-commerce and brick and mortar channels in Bogota since fall 2020, and the company intends to open U.S. brick and mortar locations in 2021.

Accretive M&A

Flora Growth is targeting transactions to complete the supply chain via key infrastructure to enhance its global distribution with the aim to compete on low-cost, high-quality inputs paired with premium brands that create business lines with robust margins.

To date, Flora has announced two major transactions.

Koch & Gsell (Acquisition)

  • Amplify CPG portfolio’s revenue growth through leading brand, Heimat, currently with TTM revenues of $7.6 million.
  • Leverage Koch &Gsell’s distribution network of 2,500+ stores to introduce Flora to the Swiss, European and Asian markets.
  • Bring patented hemp cigarette manufacturing technology into new markets utilizing Flora’s high-quality cannabis.

Hoshi International (Investment)

  • Equity Investment of €2 million into Hoshi to establish Flora as a preferred supplier to two EU processing facilities.
  • Opens gateway for Flora Growth’s cannabis through international distribution agreements in the EU and U.K.
  • Hoshi’s experienced team and increased access to the EU cannabis market to serve as a catalyst for revenue growth.


Key to Flora Growth’s expansion efforts is its cultivation strategy. The company’s Cosechemos farm, located in Bucaramanga, Colombia, is currently licensed to cultivate 247 acres of cannabis. Through three successful pilot crop plantings, the location has demonstrated a production cost of just $0.06/gram. For comparison, the average cost of North American cannabis (based on 2019 figures from Aphria, Tilray, Sundial, and Aurora) equates to roughly $1.89/gram.
Flora Growth is uniquely positioned to capitalize on Colombia’s favorable growing conditions, low-cost infrastructure, and affordable local workforce as it looks to ramp up its cultivation efforts moving forward.

Leadership Team

Bernard Wilson is the Chairman of Flora Growth. A senior financial professional, Dr. Wilson is the former Vice-Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is the Chairman of the Founders Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce – Canada; and Member of the Canada/U.S. Trade Committee. Dr. Wilson draws on this experience to ensure Flora Growth adheres to effective corporate governance practices.

Luis Merchan is the company’s President and CEO. He is a proven executive with over a decade of experience in enterprise sales management, corporate strategy, merchandising and expense management, and customer experience. Mr. Merchan previously served as Macy’s Inc.’s Vice President of Workforce Strategy and Operations, where he managed the enterprise’s multi-billion-dollar P&L expense line for the entire 540 store portfolio. Throughout his tenure at Macy’s, he led various sales and marketing initiatives, including the B2B corporate sales team that was responsible for $160 million in annual revenue. Mr. Merchan obtained his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Pontifical Xaverian University in Bogota, Colombia, and his MBA from McNeese State University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management from Harvard.

Juan Manuel Galan is a Strategic Advisor to the Flora Growth management team. Mr. Galan currently serves as a senior consultant to The World Bank. He is a politician and former senator of Colombia, serving three terms from 2006 to 2018 as a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He is also a former professor at the University of Rosario and holds more than 20 years of journalistic, academic, governmental and parliamentary experience. During his time as a senator, Mr. Galan was a key leader, with 29 bills and 27 debates on political control, and 17 laws to his name. The most relevant of those laws was authoring the medical cannabis law that resulted in the legalization of medical cannabis in Colombia.

Stan Bharti is a Director of Flora Growth. Mr. Bharti currently serves as Executive Chairman of Forbes & Manhattan. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in business, finance, markets, operations and more, with a focus on the resource and technology sectors. To date, Mr. Bharti has amassed over $3 billion worth of investment capital for the companies with which he has worked and their shareholders. He is a Professional Mining Engineer and holds a master’s degree in engineering from Moscow, Russia, and University of London, England.

Javier Franco is the company’s VP of Agriculture. Mr. Franco is a master horticulturist with more than 25 years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of cultivation and propagation facilities of more than 30 species of cut flowers in Latin America. He completed his agricultural studies at Zamorano University in Honduras and later at an International Exchange Program at Ohio State University. Mr. Franco has directed technical, commercial, and research groups in the cut flower, fruit and vegetable markets in Latin America and has participated in the commercial development of new technologies applied in agribusiness. He has also led the agri-management of organic crops and certifications of Good Agricultural Practices.

Flora Growth Corp. (FLGC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.52, off by 5.5901%, on 331,434 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 331,434 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.31/$21.45.

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Home Bistro Inc. (OTC: HBIS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Home Bistro Inc. (OTC: HBIS).

Home Bistro (OTC: HBIS), a Miami-based online meal delivery platform that offers celebrity chef-inspired, gourmet and lifestyle ready-made meals, today announced it has selected the corporate communications expertise of IBN (InvestorBrandNetwork), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities. Home Bistro, focused on overcoming challenges such as poor food quality and customers tired of eating the same meals, delivers premium food fresh and fast, providing a variety of meal choices from a diverse lineup of celebrity chefs. As part of the client partner relationship, IBN will leverage its investor based distribution network of 5,000+ key syndication outletsvarious newsletterssocial media channels, wire services via InvestorWire, blogs and other outreach tools to generate greater awareness for Home Bistro. “Demand for high-quality heat-to-eat meal solutions has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and industry analysts expect this trend to continue moving forward,” said IBN’s Director of Client Solutions Chris Johnson. “We’re excited to customize our comprehensive suite of corporate communications solutions for Home Bistro as it works to capitalize on its existing production and fulfillment infrastructure while continuing to forge accretive partnerships with celebrity chefs and industry icons.” To view the full press release, visit

Home Bistro Inc. (OTC: HBIS) is a Miami-based company engaged in the business of providing prepackaged and prepared meals to consumers. The company has created the next generation of prepared meal delivery – Ready-Made Gourmet Meal Delivery 3.0.

Home Bistro addresses the three major problems facing the prepared food delivery market: poor food quality; customers tired of eating the same meals; and, eating at home is still eating at home, with the accompanying food preparation and clean up chores. The company addresses these problems by delivering high quality food fresh and fast, providing customers a variety of meal choices from a diverse lineup of celebrity chefs, and requiring simple prep and easy clean up without sacrificing the fine dining experience.

Home Bistro offers a family of high quality, direct-to-consumer, ready-made, gourmet meals. Using the latest fresh food “skin-packing” technology, Home Bistro offers a virtual “Bistro Emporium” where consumers can cross select from a wide variety of siloed “bistros,” each with a dedicated section and unique visitor experience created by a renowned celebrity/executive chef. Meals delivered fresh can be eaten within 10 to 14 days or frozen for up to six months.

The company’s mission is to lead the next generation of heat-to-eat food delivery with unique and delicious cuisine and an experience that excites the market. Home Bistro’s advantage in the highly competitive meal delivery space is meal diversity – with the best celebrity chefs from around the world, offering a home-based fine dining experience through a selection of over 50 unique gourmet meals, as well as offering a developing selection of desserts and single-serving wine to perfectly complement the meal experience. In addition, the company uses only the highest quality ingredients in its meals and preserves their freshness by employing state-of-the-art vacuum skin packing.

In mid-2021, Home Bistro acquired southern-California based Model Meals, a lifestyle ready-to-eat meal prep service, which is Whole30 and Paleo approved, while then only serving three states. In September 2021, Home Bistro commenced shipping Model Meals to all 50 states and recently announced that it will launch a subscription-based service for Model Meals consisting of three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for up to five days per week. The subscription service, expected to launch by May 2022, will initially target the Southern California market, where Model Meals maintains a food production and fulfillment facility and enjoys a strong customer base.

Brands and Products

Home Bistro’s leading online platform ( provides direct-to-consumer, heat-to-eat, celebrity chef-inspired gourmet meals. Offerings currently include inspirations developed by “Iron Chef” Cat Cora, two-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author and TV host Ayesha Curry, sports-tailgating focused creator of “Hungry Fan” Chef Diana Falk, “Master Chef” Claudia Sandoval, and “Top-Chef All-Star” Richard Blais. Soon-to-launch celebrity chefs on the Home Bistro platform include “Caterer to the Stars” Roblé Ali, “zero-waste cooking” celebrity chef Priyanka Naik, and CHOPPED champion Melanie Moss.

Home Bistro’s Model Meals lifestyle brand ( is a Whole30 and Paleo approved, ready-to-eat meal prep service, offering a weekly rotating menu that is prepared by professional chefs, using only the highest quality ingredients available, sourced responsibly and locally, and delivered in sustainable, eco-friendly packaging.
Home Bistro has partnered with celebrity chef Melanie Moss to expand its dessert menu options. In keeping with its mission to deliver a complete gourmet culinary experience to discerning customers, Home Bistro beta-tested its first dessert – a delicious, sweet and salty caramel brownie. Based on the encouraging results, the company is moving forward to create a much more robust dessert menu.

Home Bistro has formally launched its wine offering initiative with In Good Taste Wines, a unique direct-to-consumer wine platform that empowers wine lovers to “discover the world, by the glass.” The company has worked diligently with the In Good Taste Wines team to develop a unique selection of elegant single-serving wines to pair with Home Bistro’s celebrity chef-inspired meals. The partnership with In Good Taste Wines provides Home Bistro with a low-cost, incremental source of revenue, which will assist the company in expanding its gross profit margin and lead it to faster profitability.

Market Outlook

Global revenue in the online food delivery sector was $136 billion in 2020 and forecast to grow steadily at a 7.5% CAGR through 2024 to a projected value of $182 billion.
In the U.S., the food delivery sector, which comprises both the restaurant-to-consumer segment and the platform-to-consumer segment where Home Bistro operates, is expected to surpass $32.3 billion in 2024. The company’s addressable market, the platform-to-consumer segment, is approximately 30% of the U.S. market and is projected to reach a value of $9.7 billion by 2024. This segment is expected to grow even faster than the sector as a whole as providers refine their focus on healthier meals, more convenient delivery and subscription options and more advanced meal processing technology.

Management Team

Zalmi Duchman is Chairman and CEO at Home Bistro. He was CEO and founder of The Fresh Diet online meal delivery service, which grew from a startup to over $30 million in annual revenue. He is a thought leader, investor and publisher of numerous articles in the food tech sector. He was named one of Forbes “America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35,” and was named a Miami Herald “20 Under 40” entrepreneur in 2014.

Carlo Ricci is Director of Operations at Home Bistro. He was VP Operations for The Fresh Diet online meal delivery service, where he developed the culinary and R&D departments and established distribution centers in five states. He was also Operations Manager at Homemade Meals, where he developed and implemented inventory systems, established production facilities on both coasts and trained and managed personnel. He has a bachelor’s degree in data analytics from Miami Dade College.

Camille May is CFO at Home Bistro. She is a co-founder of Model Meals meal delivery service, where she has served as CFO since the company’s inception in 2015. She helped build the company from the ground up to more than $2 million in annual revenue. Prior to Model Meals, she worked as a financial analyst and broker in commercial real estate. She has a BBA in finance from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

Danika Brysha is Chief Marketing Officer at Home Bistro. She co-founded Model Meals and was also a co-founder of the Self-Care Society. She is a former fashion model and founder of Danika Brysha Inc., a service specializing in modeling, coaching, speaking, events, media and influence. She is creator of the Brunch Series and a Whole30 certified coach. She is also host of the top-rated podcast “Light + Life Live” and is a lifestyle design expert. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.

Home Bistro Inc. (OTC: HBIS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.52, off by 1.8868%, on 3,600 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,600 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2288/$1.98.

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Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (CSE: EWG) (OTC: EWGFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (CSE: EWG) (OTC: EWGFF).

  • Sapientia launched its first white-label product- the Co-op Gold PURE Plant-Based Protein Twists- just six months after its acquisition by Eat Well Investment Group in June 2021
  • This product has just been awarded the finalist status in the 29th annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards 2022
  • Sapientia’s Founder and CEO believes that this award is a testament to his team’s hard work and inventiveness, along with the market’s love for the product
  • The award is also an indicator that Eat Well Group is on the right track, as it works towards disrupting the multi-billion-dollar snack food market
  • Sapientia is led by Dr. Eugenio Bortone, a preeminent food scientist with a Ph.D. in Food Engineering, an MS in Nutrition, 25 issued patents, and over 25 years of food, snack foods, pet foods, formulation, product development, process scale-up, and commercialization experience. Dr. Bortone is well-known in the industry for being the lead developer in the multi-billion-dollar, award-winning Cheetos brand franchise of Frito Lay, a division of PepsiCo, including the invention of Twisted Cheetos, which drove over $2 billion in revenue

On June 30, 2021, Eat Well Investment Group (CSE: EWG) (OTC: EWGFF) completed the acquisition of Sapientia Technology LLC, a food technology portfolio holding enterprise. At the time, Sapientia was known for its disruptive patents, which aimed at solving some of the major problems that large-scale snack-food companies have struggled with for years. Eat Well Group (CSE: EWG) (OTC: EWGFF), a publicly traded investment company, has announced that company special warrants that were issued in December 2021 were deemed to be exercised on April 25, 2022. The special warrants were issued in connection with Eat Well Group’s private placement of special warrants. They were exercised into an aggregate of 10,403,999 units, comprised of 10,403,999 common shares in the capital of the company and 5,201,999 common share purchase warrants. According to the announcement, more than 9 million special warrants automatically converted into 1.122 units per each special warrant for a total of 10,403,999 units; the transaction was in accordance with the terms of a special warrant indenture between EWGFF and Computershare Trust Company of Canada. The company noted that each unit consists of one common share and one-half of one warrant. The company also reported that it had received approval from the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) to list the warrants on the exchange; it is anticipated that those warrants will commence trading under the ticker symbol EWG.WT today. The company also issued a notice of withdrawal to the British Columbia Securities Commission, withdrawing the preliminary short form prospectus dated February 24, 2022. To view the full press release, visit

Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (CSE: EWG) (OTC: EWGFF), headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a publicly traded vertically integrated plant-based foods company combining the best of agribusiness, foodtech, and CPG brands to supply the world with innovative, delicious, and better-for-you foods. The company supplies Beyond Meat, Ingredion, Nestle, General Mills and more. It is on track to generate $60 million in revenue for 2021 and is projecting $100 million in revenue for 2022.

Eat Well’s management team has an extensive record of sourcing, financing and building successful companies across a broad range of industries and maintains a current investment mandate on the health and wellness industry. The team has financed and invested in early-stage venture companies for more than 25 years, resulting in the ability to construct a portfolio of opportunistic investments intended to generate superior risk-adjusted returns. Eat Well’s strategic advisory board includes pioneers in the plant-based foods industry, including HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures, and Jeff Dunn, CEO of Bolthouse Farms who previously held senior leadership positions at both Campbell Soup Company and The Coca Cola Company.

The company’s plant-based investment thesis is centered on growing its seed-to-market operations, which include raw ingredients, processing, pulse fractionation, unique IP and premium consumer packaged goods (CPG). Eat Well Group is building a unique ecosystem that can supply these essential cornerstone needs for society. The company has plant-based foods and nutrition experts specializing in the latest science and original thinking for what consumers want most – high quality and affordability in healthy, clean and simple products.

Eat Well focuses on intellectual property, product portfolio development and long-term value creation for stakeholders in a rapidly expanding industry. As an emergent sector globally, plant-based foods represent a double-digit annual growth category, with more than 35% of the world’s supply of pulse proteins coming from Canada.


On July 31, 2021, Eat Well Group acquired Belle Pulses Ltd., one of the top pulse processors in Canada. Belle Pulses has been operating for over 40 years and had over $60 million in sales in 2020. The company counts a broad range of customers in over 35 countries, including global strategic food companies and major ingredient distributors. Currently, Belle produces nearly 100,000 tons of fully traceable seed and product, yielding over 26,000 tons of pure plant protein.

Eat Well also owns 100% of Sapientia Technology Inc. Led by Dr. Eugenio Bortone – one of the world’s preeminent food scientists and extrusion processing experts and the inventor of Frito-Lay’s Twisted Cheetos – Sapientia has filed four patents around the “protein curl” and crispy-puff-style snack. By focusing on texture and crunch, Sapientia’s patents solve one of the major problems that large scale snack food companies have struggled with for years – how to offer appealing texture and flavor in a guilt-free, not fried, natural and healthy alternative to the majority of snack food products available today.

Eat Well owns a 51% share of Amara Organic Foods, with an option to acquire additional ownership up to 80 percent. Amara, one of the fastest-growing baby food brands in America, is a food technology company that uses science and proprietary IP that locks in taste and texture to make healthy, organic, non-GMO, plant-based, convenient baby and children’s food possible for modern-day families. From baby food to toddler food and beyond, Amara is driven by the belief that setting kids on the right path from a young age will help them live better, feel better and think better for the rest of their lives. Amara’s revenues have grown by more than 400% since January 2021, and the brand’s success has drawn media coverage from business news outlets including Forbes and TechCrunch.

Market Outlook

According to an August 2021 report from Bloomberg Intelligence, the plant-based foods market is expected to experience explosive growth, comprising up to 7.7% of the global protein market by 2030 at a value of over $162 billion, up from $29.4 billion in 2020. Bloomberg notes that plant-based alternatives are here to stay, and that consumption will grow rapidly. Plant-based food sales in 2020 grew twice as fast as overall food sales, according to Polaris Market Research.

Pulse proteins (fava, yellow pea, etc.) are a foundational ingredient to most plant-based foods due to their high protein content and their readily available, affordable supply.

Many analysts view the food tech market as similar to the early days of the Internet in that plant-based foods represent a worldwide secular trend of steady growth and potential that will revolutionize the way society functions and people experience nutrition.

The sector continues to experience significant M&A transactions. Recently, Sol Cuisine was acquired by PlantPlus Foods LLC, a major South American protein producer, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $126 million, or 6x revenue.

Management Team

Marc Aneed is President and Director of Eat Well Group. His 20-year career in CPG started at The Quaker Oats Company/PepsiCo, where he worked on iconic brands like Gatorade. He previously was at Glanbia PLC, a global nutrition company, where he led Amazing Grass, a leading plant nutrition and supplement company with over $100 million in retail sales. He also led Glanbia’s Sports Nutrition brands in North America with over $750 million in retail sales. Mr. Aneed has launched dozens of successful consumer products, driving over $1 billion in collective retail sales.

Mark Coles is the company’s Chief Investment Officer. He is a veteran CPG senior executive specializing in the plant-based foods sector. For the past decade, Mr. Coles has spearheaded global plant-based start-up initiatives, culminating in a 2020 acquisition by an international New York Stock Exchange-listed food ingredient company. He has over 25 years of experience in CPG-focused strategy, mergers and acquisitions and project financing.

Patrick Dunn is Eat Well Group’s Vice President, Finance. He is the founding partner of Dunn, Pariser & Peyrot and has a track record of building highly successful agribusinesses throughout North America and other international markets. As a testimony to his business portfolio work, Mr. Dunn and his firm have won multiple industry awards for accounting, finance and business management.

Barry Didato is the company’s Vice President, Strategy. He is focused on the development of strategic revenue channels, sales partnerships, and international distribution for Eat Well Group. Mr. Didato brings extensive strategic sales capabilities and an extensive network of contacts in the industry to the company. Prior to joining Eat Well Group, he served for over 18 years as a senior advisor for several ultra-high net worth family offices and numerous innovative wellness, nutrition, medical, and food businesses.

Strategic Advisory Board

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures, is a firm supporter of clean energy and the humane treatment of animals. He is also a vocal supporter of the private sector in the Middle East. A member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, Prince Khaled was born in Stanford and spent his youth in Riyadh under the mentorship of his father, philanthropist HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company. He is also the Founding Chairman of KBW Investments and serves across several boards. He invests in an array of successful but diverse global businesses – from promising technology startups to established companies. Today, with holdings on three continents, Prince Khaled stands at the gateway between the Middle East’s evolving economies and the Western world. Consistently, Prince Khaled’s focus is on ventures and ideas at the intersection of innovation and economic growth.

Jeff Dunn has over 30 years of experience in agriculture and packaged food, including senior leadership positions with Bolthouse Farms, Campbell Soup Company and The Coca Cola Company, among others. He is an Operating Partner at Butterfly and focuses primarily on the agriculture & aquaculture and food & beverage product sectors. Prior to joining Butterfly, Mr. Dunn was the President of the Campbell Fresh division of Campbell Soup Company from 2015 to 2016, where he was in charge of building Campbell’s scale and accelerating its growth in the rapidly expanding packaged fresh segments and categories across the retail perimeter.

Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (OTC: EWGFF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.30608, off by 1.582%, on 10,790 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,790 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$1.00.

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FuelPositive Corp. (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTC: NHHHF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight FuelPositive Corp. (NHHHF).

  • FuelPositive is committed to developing clean fertilizer and energy solutions, such as their containerized green ammonia production system
  • The company is emphasizing a decentralized model, which gives farmers and other end-users control over the ammonia supply chains, particularly in the wake of current disruptions brought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • The system also eliminates CO2 emissions associated with the industrial production of grey ammonia
  • FuelPositive established that the cost of production using its system was approximately 37.8% cheaper to the end-user than the delivered cost of anhydrous grey ammonia (in Manitoba, Canada)

As Russia continues to wage war against Ukraine, the conflict is leaving in its wake disruptions that have far-reaching effects worldwide, including the negative effects on agriculture and global food security. For instance, Russia and Ukraine are major global producers and exporters of fertilizers, grain, and other important nutrients and minerals, a status that presents a grim outlook for food prices and food security globally. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) has, in fact, warned that the disruption arising from the war could influence an increase in international food prices by as much as 22% ( These disruptions partly arise from the dependence on centralized supply chains that rely on large producers. For FuelPositive (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTCQB: NHHHF), a company committed to clean energy solutions, the remedy is nigh, particularly for the agricultural sector. The company is emphasizing a decentralized model, which accords end-users control over supply and cost. 

FuelPositive Corp. (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTC: NHHHF) is a growth stage company focused on licensing, partnership and acquisition opportunities building upon various technological achievements. The company is committed to providing commercially viable and sustainable clean energy solutions, including carbon-free ammonia (NH3), for use across a broad spectrum of industries and applications.

FuelPositive is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Hydrogen Economy Problems and FuelPositive’s Carbon-Free Technology

The hydrogen economy is currently facing many challenges. Traditional NH3 manufacturing exists on a massive scale, but centralized facilities result in some of the world’s most concentrated CO2 emissions. In total, an estimated 200 million metric tonnes of NH3 are consumed each year, with greater than 80% utilized by the agricultural sector. NH3 is also being positioned as a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

FuelPositive’s flagship carbon-free ammonia technology provides an innovative solution to these environmental concerns. Developed by Dr. Ibrahim Dincer and his team, the company’s platform allows for the in-situ production of NH3 in an entirely sustainable manner, using only water, air and sustainable electricity.

The production of hydrogen is energy intensive, but it is just one variable hindering the growth of the hydrogen economy. Other hurdles include:

  • Storage – The storage of hydrogen by compression or liquification are both cost prohibitive and unsustainable.
  • Distribution – The distribution network for effective hydrogen deployment has yet to be developed, as the extreme high-pressure distribution requirements to transport hydrogen would result in enormous infrastructure costs.
  • End Use – R&D on the transportation-related end use applications for hydrogen is in its infancy, but almost any vehicle on the road today can be easily converted to run on NH3 at a considerably lower cost per mile traveled when compared to traditional fossil fuels.

A key benefit of FuelPositive’s patent-pending, first-of-its-kind carbon-free NH3 technology is its flexibility. The process allows for small, medium or large-scale production of NH3 on location, minimizing or even eliminating the challenges and volatility associated with storage and transportation to end use. As such, with an appropriately sized FuelPositive system and access to renewable energy, the end use applications for the company’s platform are nearly infinite.

Manufacturing Partnership

On May 19, 2021, FuelPositive announced its selection of National Compressed Air Canada Ltd. (“NCA”) to undertake manufacturing of the company’s Phase 2 hydrogen-ammonia synthesizer commercial prototype systems for carbon-free ammonia production.

In a news release detailing the partnership, FuelPositive CEO Ian Clifford noted, “This critical milestone for FuelPositive will confirm the broad application potential for our technology and is the backbone of our Carbon-Free Hydrogen-NH3 offering. Partnering with the knowledgeable and experienced team at NCA on this commercialization project will bring our development-stage program to life.”

Global Ammonia Market Outlook

The global ammonia market was valued at $52.71 billion in 2017 and is forecast to reach $81.42 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.59%, according to data from Fior Markets (

The agricultural industry consumes more than 80% of global NH3. Smaller percentages can be attributed to the waste, water treatment, refrigerants, antiseptic, textile, mining and pharmaceutical industries.

One of the most polluting industries on the planet consists of conventional agribusinesses. These polluters are responsible for more greenhouse emissions per year than transportation. This is where FuelPositive’s technology is expected to be extremely beneficial.

Management Team

Ian Clifford is Director, CEO and Founder of FuelPositive Corp. He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of technology and marketing and has successfully led the company to global brand recognition through its unique energy solutions. Since 2006, Mr. Clifford has raised over $50 million in equity financing for FuelPositive. He also co-founded digIT Interactive, a full-service internet marketing company serving Fortune 500 clients, which he sold at the peak of the market in 2000.

Greg Gooch serves as a Director and President of FuelPositive. His multifaceted career in the electronics and finance industries has positioned him as a key advisor and funding partner to start-ups and new technology companies for over 40 years. Mr. Gooch has been involved with FuelPositive since its early days and has remained a significant supporter and consultant to the company over the years. He has a bachelor’s from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is a scientific advisor to FuelPositive and is recognized as a pioneer and international leader in the area of sustainable energy technologies. Along with his team, Dr. Dincer invented the modular carbon-free ammonia (NH3) production technology that FuelPositive is commercializing. His area of specialty covers various topics including ammonia, hydrogen energy and fuel cells; renewable energy systems; energy storage systems and applications; carbon capturing technologies, and integrated and hybrid energy systems He is currently managing an exemplary team of researchers in this commercialization project.

Marek Warunkiewicz is the company’s Communications & Branding Specialist. He brings more than 40 years of entrepreneurial expertise to the FuelPositive team, having held marketing, branding, advertising, project management and graphic design positions with various companies. Mr. Warunkiewicz has successfully created business-to-business marketing and advertising campaigns for a diverse group of clients ranging from high-tech to agriculture. He co-founded digIT Interactive and ZENN Motor Company alongside Ian Clifford.

Luna Clifford is the Director of Communications for FuelPositive. She has over 10 years of experience as a business owner and advisor, helping build and operate several successful start-up enterprises while managing complex stakeholder relationships. Ms. Clifford excels in strategic planning and team building, and she has completed extensive studies in the fields of communications and health care.

FuelPositive Corp. (NHHHF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.153, off by 2.8571%, on 987,966 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 987,966 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.09/$0.326.

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The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight LQwD FinTech Corp. (TSX.V: LQWD) (OTCQB: LQWDF).

  • Countries facing high rates of fiat currency devaluation are considering the purchase of cryptocurrency as a more stable alternative 
  • The Lightning Network facilitates faster transactions for cryptocurrency and is also a low-fee alternative for sending and receiving payments
  • LQwD has ten public nodes on the Network: in the U.S., India, Ireland, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Sweden, England, and France
  • Highest capacity node is in the U.S., with 5.689273640 BTC (U.S. $224,452.01) and a channel count of 106 (established November 2021)
  • The cryptocurrency market, although volatile, is estimated to reach U.S. $32,420 billion by 2027

The Lightning Network is a layer 2 payment protocol layered on top of a blockchain-based cryptocurrency and was created to solve the overall bitcoin scalability problem. Many companies have begun creating solutions that facilitate payments on the network, and one such company is LQwD FinTech (TSX.V: LQWD) (OTCQB: LQWDF). LQwD released its platform-as-a-service offering (PaaS) in November 2021, at which time they also launched their first Lightning Network node in the U.S., which now has a capacity of 5.689273640 BTC (U.S. $224,452.01) and a channel count of 106. 

LQwD FinTech Corp. (TSX.V: LQWD) (OTCQB: LQWDF) is a financial technology company focused on creating enterprise-grade infrastructure to drive bitcoin adoption.

LQwD FinTech’s mission is to develop institutional-grade services that support the Lightning Network and drive improved functionality, transaction capability, user adoption and utility, and scaling of bitcoin. LQwD is also securing a substantial position in bitcoin as an operating asset and will use its holdings to establish nodes and payment channels on the Lightning Network.

The Lightning Network is a second-layer protocol, sitting above the bitcoin blockchain, intended to facilitate faster micro-transactions and lower fees on bitcoin transactions, thus allowing mass adoption of bitcoin.

LQwD expects the Lightning Network to eclipse the patchwork of legacy financial networks that are used to move value today. The company’s software will make migration from legacy networks onto the Lightning Network easy and seamless. By onboarding more financial service providers, LQwD intends to grow the value of the Lightning Network.

The company, formerly known as Interlapse Technologies Corp., is harnessing new payment rails built on top of the bitcoin blockchain that are capable of beyond visa-level transaction volumes and backed by bitcoin, the strongest and most well-known cryptocurrency. These new rails, enabled by the Bitcoin Lightning Network, open a vast opportunity and market segment for digital payments and financial services on a global scale. LQwD aims to leverage its position as a public company to enhance trust in its products and services, and leverage its shares as currency for acquisitions, roll-up and growth, as well as to attract and retain top industry talent.


The Lightning Network is a solution to massively scale the use of bitcoin for microtransactions globally, dramatically improving upon fees, as well as providing instant settlement times. The Lightning Network has experienced explosive growth and is expected to continue with the trend as usage increases. Well-known companies, such as Twitter and Square, have expressed their enthusiasm to incorporate Lightning Network into their platforms. The Lightning Network is scalable, global, open, inclusive, permissionless and decentralized. It is made up of nodes connected via payment channels, and enables off-chain, instantaneous and cheap payments at scale.

Upon launch of LQwD’s Lightning Network platform-as-a-service, users will be able to leverage the Lightning Network infrastructure to send payments instantly, securely and inexpensively anywhere in the world. Companies and service providers will be able to conduct Lightning Network transactions in bitcoin by integrating LQwD’s infrastructure with their business or web property. Connected businesses will be able to easily deploy, monitor and manage LQwD’s Lightning Network nodes with no or low-level technical knowledge required. The company fully expects Lightning Network to be a force for global change and to become the monetary exchange network of the future.

The Lightning Network, which is already built, functioning and growing, will advance bitcoin from a store-of-value to a global monetary network through payment utility. The company expects the Lightning Network will propel the growing number of active blockchain wallets to new heights, by increasing bitcoin’s scalability and lowering its fees for users. For coming generations, everything from wealth to experiences will be acquired and transacted virtually, and LQwD sees the Lightning Network as an enabling technology that can bring bitcoin to hundreds of millions of new users across the globe.

Market Outlook

Forbes in August 2021 noted that “private investors are funding companies that are building the infrastructure that will support future growth of crypto and digital assets,” and called public companies building cryptocurrency infrastructure “the hottest part of the crypto market.” While the first wave of investor interest in crypto firms was directed at companies catering to retail investors, investors have now shifted their attention to infrastructure builders, like LQwD FinTech. Forbes did not put an estimated value on the crypto infrastructure market but pointed out that large-scale adoption of cryptocurrencies will only happen when infrastructure is in place to support it. The larger digital payments market, of which crypto payments are a small fraction, is growing at more than 14 percent annually and is forecast to hit $154 billion by 2025.

Management Team

Shone Anstey is co-founder, chairman and CEO at LQwD FinTech. He has 20 years of experience in building complex technologies and has acted as technology lead for an industrial bitcoin mine and bitcoin mining pool. He is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator, and an advisor to the British Columbia Securities Commission. He is also co-founder of BIGG Digital Assets (OTCQX: BBKCF) and took that company public in 2017.

Barry MacNeil is CFO at LQwD FinTech. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and has more than 30 years of management and accounting experience with public companies and in private practice. His previous positions include director of both public companies and nonprofits, as well as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller.

Albert Szmigielski is co-founder and CTO at LQwD FinTech. He was formerly the Head of Research and Chief Blockchain Engineer at Blockchain Intelligence Group and VP Research at CipherTrace. He holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Science in Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

LQwD FinTech Corp. (LQWDF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.1445, off by 4.368%, on 56,674 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 56,674 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.133/$4.00.

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Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (OTC: NUGS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (NUGS).

The cannabis industry operates in a sort of regulatory limbo where dozens of states have legal cannabis markets, but federal law explicitly outlaws the production and sale of cannabis. This means that although marijuana businesses pay taxes, there are significant restrictions placed on them by federal legislations. One restriction placed on the cannabis industry is on advertising. For example, because the controversial plant is considered a Class I controlled substance with a high potential for abuse, the Cannabis Control Commission in Massachusetts doesn’t allow cannabis businesses to advertise on most platforms unless data shows that they can reasonably expect at least 85% of the viewers to be 21 years old. It might be valuable to evaluate the social media strategies of notable marijuana companies such as Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (OTC: NUGS) in order to gain insights into how these types of companies manage to use any of those platforms without falling afoul of the stringent user guidelines.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (OTC: NUGS) is an emerging leader in the U.S. cannabis marketplace as a publicly traded cannabis cultivator. The company is based in Los Angeles, with a 6-acre cannabis farm in Northern California called NUGS Farm North. The company’s vision is to acquire and scale assets in the legal cannabis market while achieving efficiencies through economies of scale and vertical integration.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures recently expanded its portfolio by completing the transfer process for cultivation, retail, distribution and manufacturing licenses issued by the City of Los Angeles and the State of California, and it is now working toward taking operational control of each license. The company also recently announced the upcoming grand opening of its cannabis dispensary, MDRN Tree. Following that launch, Cannabis Strategic Ventures intends to deploy another of its new licenses to establish an indoor cultivation facility with capacity to produce two to three pounds of premium exotic cannabis flower per light per harvest. The facility will have up to 1,200 grow lights and is anticipated to yield 5.75 harvests per year, bringing it to a total production capacity of over 15,000 pounds of cannabis flower annually.

Brand Portfolio

The company owns multiple brands under the Cannabis Strategic Ventures umbrella. The firm’s NUGS brand provides operational and financial strategic partnerships and a range of essential services to emerging and existing cannabis consumer brands.

The NUGS Farm North brand operates as a six-and-a-half-acre cannabis cultivation property located in northern California. The company believes that the key to success in its business is consistent quality and reliable supply to fit growing consumer demand. Cannabis Strategic Ventures addressed these consumer needs by building NUGS Farm North. At NUGS Farm North, the company’s process is customized, and its product is consistent. Located in the heart of an agricultural mecca for globally distributed produce, NUGS Farm North finds power in its product, not in its size. Decades of agricultural experience and a dedication to consistency ensure quality cannabis.

MDRN Tree is Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ customer-facing dispensary brand. MDRN Tree will open its first Los Angeles location sometime in the fall of 2021. MDRN Tree will be the company’s factory retail store – a direct interface with the end-market community – where Cannabis Strategic Ventures plans on showcasing the cannabis flower produced at its NUGS Farm North cultivation site. This farm-to-sale model offers the potential to drive simultaneous gains in quality control and profitability.

Market Outlook

The demand for legal marijuana is expected to surge due to ongoing changes in U.S. state government policies toward cannabis. In addition, the number of indications for which medical marijuana is prescribed continues to increase steadily. These factors are expected to rapidly boost legal sales of cannabis products, opening new revenue channels for producers and retailers. Furthermore, an anticipated federal legalization of medical marijuana in the U.S. will only present more high growth opportunities for this market.

According to a report from Grand View Research, the global legal marijuana market was valued at $9.1 billion in 2020. Market size is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.7 percent from 2021 to 2028. That CAGR would put the market value at roughly $30 billion as soon as 2025.

According to the report, “One of the major factors fueling market growth is the expanding demand for legal marijuana owing to the growing number of legal cannabis countries. (Due) to recent legalizations in different countries, the use of medical marijuana for various ailments is gaining momentum worldwide. Patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and many neurological disorders are administered medical marijuana. The demand for cannabis oil is increasing rapidly, especially among countries with legalized medical marijuana.”

Management Team

Simon Yu is CEO, President, CFO and Secretary of Cannabis Strategic Ventures. He is also a co-founder, former COO and board member of Clubhouse Media Group Inc., a publicly traded social media company. Mr. Yu holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (NUGS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.022523, off by 9.908%, on 244,887 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 244,887 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.014794/$0.1248.

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