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The QualityStocks Daily Stock List

CareCloud Inc. (CCLD)

InvestorPlace, QualityStocks and Prism MarketView reported earlier on CareCloud Inc. (CCLD), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

CareCloud, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCLD, CCLDP, CCLDO) 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. (CCLD), closed Monday's trading session at $2.32, up 84.127%, on 92,091,725 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 706,922 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.68/$3.5787.

AC Immune SA (ACIU)

MarketBeat, StockMarketWatch, QualityStocks, TradersPro, TraderPower, StreetInsider, Schaeffer's, MarketClub Analysis, BUYINS.NET, Zacks, The Street, The Online Investor,, INO Market Report and FreeRealTime reported earlier on AC Immune SA (ACIU), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

AC Immune SA (NASDAQ: ACIU) (FRA: IMR) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical firm that is focused on the discovery and development of medications and diagnostic products for preventing and treating neurodegenerative ailments linked to protein misfolding.

The firm has its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and was incorporated in 2003, on February 13th by Alexey V. Eleesiv, Andrea Pfeifer, Ruth Greferath, Fred van Leuven, Roscoe Brady, Claude Nicolau and Jean-Marie Lehn. It operates as part of the scientific research and development services industry, under the healthcare sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe.

The company has designed 2 platforms, i.e. the Morphomer and SupraAntigen platforms, which can generate small molecules, antibodies and vaccines that can selectively interact with misfolded proteins. It is party to collaboration and license agreements with WuXi Biologics; Eli Lilly and Company; Life Molecular Imaging SA; Essex Bio-Technology; Nestle Institute of Health Sciences; Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Biogen International GmbH; and Genentech Inc.

The enterprise’s pipeline is made up of an anti-A-beta vaccine candidate dubbed ACI-24, which has completed a phase 1b trial for Down syndrome and is undergoing a phase 2 clinical study for Alzheimer’s disease. It is also developing an anti-Tau vaccine known as ACI-35, which has completed a phase 1b study; and a conformation-specific monoclonal antibody known as Crenezumab, which is undergoing a phase 2 clinical prevention trial for Alzheimer’s.

The company is focused on its expansion strategy, having recently acquired PD01 from Affiris’. This acquisition has added a clinically validated candidate in Parkinson’s disease and strengthened its active vaccines portfolio. Its objective remains to develop new therapeutics for degenerative ailments.

AC Immune SA (ACIU), closed Monday's trading session at $3.3, up 42.8571%, on 32,121,117 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6.391M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.90/$5.14.

WiSA Technologies (WISA)

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WiSA Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) (FRA: SUE1) is focused on the development, manufacture and sale of audio wireless technology for next-generation home entertainment systems and smart devices.

The firm has its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and was incorporated in 2010, on July 23rd. Prior to its name change in March 2022, the firm was known as Summit Wireless Technologies Inc. It operates as part of the semiconductors industry, under the technology sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe.

The company is the founder of the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership with other parties. It works with CE manufacturers and brands to deliver dynamic and seamless audio experiences for HD content, including gaming/e-sports, sports, music, videos and movies among others. The company has a branch in San Jose, California and has sales teams in Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan.

The enterprise’s products include the WiSA Home Theater Technology and the WiSA Discrete System Technology. The home theater technology receives and transmits uncompressed 24-bit 96kHz sound over a wireless network it creates. The enterprise’s home theater products include the Home Theater RX DAC Board, the Home Theater USB TX, the Home Theater TX Dev Kit and the Home Theater TX. On the other hand, the discrete system technology received and transmits audios wirelessly. It works by transmitting up to 5 channels of uncompressed sixteen-bit 48 kHz sound over a 2.4 GHz network it creates.

The firm remains focused on creating an ecosystem with embedded WiSA-enabled products, which will help extend its consumer reach while also bringing in additional investments and revenues.

WiSA Technologies (WISA), closed Monday's trading session at $3.89, up 22.327%, on 3,727,080 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 38,634 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.6601/$402.00.

International Battery Metals (IBATF)

We reported earlier on International Battery Metals (IBATF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

International Battery Metals Ltd (OTC: IBATF) (CNSX: IBAT) (FRA: 8RE) is a technology firm focused on the development of technologies for the extraction and processing of lithium from different sources.

The firm has its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and was incorporated in 2010, on July 29thby John Burba. Prior to its name change in August 2017, the firm was known as Rheingold Exploration Corp. It operates as part of the other industrial metals and mining industry, under the basic materials sector. The firm primarily serves consumers in Canada.

The enterprise focuses on lithium brine extraction from salars and geothermal brines, as well as oil field brines for petro-lithium extraction projects. Its proprietary, breakthrough DLE technology yields a high-quality recovery of 95%, which is more than twice the industry average. The enterprise extracts lithium chloride (LiC1) from groundwater salt brine deposits and returning the same water to the subsurface aquifer from which it is extracted. It also develops and operates Mobile, Modular Direct Lithium Extraction (MDLE) technology at commercial scale with lithium brine. The enterprise has constructed and commissioned a Modular Direct Lithium Absorption Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The plant is made up of roughly 35 skid-mounted modules and is designed to produce 5,738 tons (t) LiCl in solution per year, from a brine with a lithium concentration of 1,800 g/t Li.

The company recently announced the signing of a term sheet for deployment of its modular direct lithium extraction plant with a client in the western region of the United States. This may bring in additional revenues into the company while also extending its consumer reach.

International Battery Metals (IBATF), closed Monday's trading session at $1.44, up 20%, on 323,768 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,710 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.504/$1.49.

Virpax Pharmaceuticals (VRPX)

MarketClub Analysis, QualityStocks and The Online Investor reported earlier on Virpax Pharmaceuticals (VRPX), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Virpax Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRPX) is a preclinical stage biopharmaceutical firm that is engaged in the development and manufacture of non-addictive and non-opioid pharmaceutical products.

The firm has its headquarters in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and was incorporated in 2017 on May 12th by Anthony P. Mack. It operates as part of the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry, under the healthcare sector, in the biotech and pharma sub-industry. The firm serves consumers in the U.S.

The company manufactures its pharmaceuticals products through the use of drug delivery systems for pain management. It has global rights to an intranasal NCE (New Chemical Entity) that delivers encephalin to the brain for the treatment of PTSD and the management of cancer pain as well as chronic pain, using its Molecular Envelope Technology.

The enterprise’s product pipeline is made up of an encephalin intranasal spray for chronic and acute pin dubbed Envelta (NES100); a formulation indicated for chronic osteoarthritis affecting the knee, known as OSF200; a bupivacaine liposomal gel indicated for the management of post-op pain dubbed LBL100 (Probudur) and a metered-dose diclofenac spray film developed to manage acute musculoskeletal pain, known as Epoladerm. In addition to this, the enterprise is involved in the development of a masking spray that decreases or prevents the intensity or the risk of viral infections like the coronavirus in people, known as MMS019; and a formulation to manage PTSD, dubbed PES200.

The company recently announced that it would be submitting an Investigational New Drug application for its Envelta formulation for chronic pain. The approval of the application by the FDA will allow human trials to begin, bringing the firm one step closer to commercialization, if the treatment proves itself to be efficacious. The treatment’s success will not only be beneficial to patients but also bring in more investors into the firm, which will be good for the company’s growth.

Virpax Pharmaceuticals (VRPX), closed Monday's trading session at $3.04, up 19.2157%, on 43,411 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10.687M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.105/$11.774.

Sunnova Energy (NOVA)

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Sunnova Energy International Inc. (NYSE: NOVA) (FRA: 7SE) is a residential solar and energy storage service provider company.

The firm has its headquarters in Houston, Texas and was incorporated in 2012 by William Jackson Berger. It operates as part of the solar industry, under the technology sector. The firm mainly serves consumers in the United States and Northern Mariana Islands.

Sunnova Energy partners with local dealers and contractors who originate, design, and install its customers’ solar energy systems, energy storage systems and related products and services on its behalf. It also provides other sustainable home solutions, including home security and monitoring, smart home devices, modern heating, ventilation, and air conditioning generators, upgraded roofing, water systems, water heaters, main panel upgrades and electric vehicle chargers. The company’s services include operations and maintenance, monitoring, repairs and replacements, equipment upgrades, onsite power optimization for the customer, the ability to switch power sources among the solar panel, grid, and energy storage system, as appropriate, and diagnostics. It serves commercial, industrial, agricultural, not-for-profit, and public sector customers. As of December 2023, the company operated a fleet of residential solar energy systems with a generation capacity of roughly 2,292 megawatts serving over 419,000 customers.

The firm recently released its latest financial results, with its CEO noting that they remained focused on increasing cash generation, delivering exceptional customer experience and driving improved performance. This is in addition to implementing top, industry-leading technologies to deliver customized energy solutions to its consumers, which may turn help create value for its shareholders.

Sunnova Energy (NOVA), closed Monday's trading session at $4.18, up 3.7221%, on 6,439,585 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 328,306 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.37/$24.5599.

DeFi Technologies Inc.'s (DEFTF)

RedChip, QualityStocks and InvestorPlace reported earlier on DeFi Technologies Inc.'s (DEFTF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

DeFi Technologies (CBOE CA: DEFI) (GR: R9B) (OTCQB: DEFTF), a crypto native technology company that pioneers the convergence of traditional capital markets with the world of decentralized finance, was featured in a broadcast via NetworkNewsAudio (“NNA”), a solution that delivers additional visibility, recognition and brand awareness in the investment community via distribution to thousands of syndication points. The audio news release covers DeFi’s announcement that its subsidiary, Valour Inc., and Valour Digital Securities Limited (together, “Valour”), a leading issuer of exchange traded products (“ETPs”), reported a 47.2% year-over-year increase of assets under management (“AUM”) to C$748 million as of May 7, 2024. “We are very encouraged by the strong year-on-year growth of our AUM, which reflects the sustained demand for our innovative ETP products and trust from our investors,” said Olivier Roussy Newton, CEO of DeFi Technologies. “Our strategic expansions and the introduction of groundbreaking products this month underscore our commitment to providing secure, diversified and accessible digital asset investment options. We are excited about our future prospects and remain dedicated to advancing our position in the digital asset space.”

To view the full press release, visit

About DeFi Technologies Inc.

DeFi Technologies is a crypto native technology company that pioneers the convergence of traditional capital markets with the world of decentralized finance. With a dedicated focus on industry leading Web3 technologies, DeFi Technologies aims to provide widespread investor access to the future of finance. Backed by an esteemed team of professionals with extensive experience in financial markets and digital assets, the company is committed to revolutionizing the way individuals and institutions interact with the evolving financial ecosystem. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.DeFi.Tech.

DeFi Technologies Inc.'s (DEFTF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.61, up 5.7926%, on 357,269 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12.499M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0485/$0.726.

Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN)

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Robinhood Markets, a retail-trading platform, revealed that it had recently been served with an enforcement action notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the cryptocurrency tokens traded on its platform. The notice, known as a “Wells notice,” is typically issued by the SEC as a precursor to potential enforcement actions, though it does not imply wrongdoing.

The company’s chief legal, compliance and corporate affairs officer Dan Gallagher stressed the company’s confidence that the assets posted on its marketplace aren’t securities. He also noted that the company was ready to engage with the SEC to demonstrate the weakness of any case against it.

The SEC’s stance on the digital currency sector has been stringent, contending that most crypto tokens should be classified as securities, thus falling under its registration regulations. Conversely, many crypto platforms argue against this, accusing the SEC of overstepping its boundaries. The SEC refrained from commenting on the enforcement action notice.

Vlad Tenev, CEO of Robinhood, confirmed on X that the company is prepared to use resources to contest the issue in court if needed. Similarly, Coinbase Global Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN), the largest publicly traded crypto exchange in the world, has contested the notion that crypto assets should be considered securities, a viewpoint shared by many stakeholders in the cryptocurrency industry. Coinbase is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the SEC.

Robinhood facilitates the withdrawal and deposit of cryptos from and to its custodial platform. Additionally, it directs customer requests to liquidity providers (LPs) based on the most competitive prices. The company has been working to register with the commission for almost two years, but there have been challenges in reaching this objective.

Robinhood has resisted listing specific coins and providing crypto loan and staking services in an attempt to prevent possible securities violations. Similar resistance has resulted in lawsuits for rival platforms. Robinhood removed digital currencies such as Polygon, Solana and Cardona from its platform last year.

However, market participants now face an unfair playing field due to the absence of clear federal regulatory standards in the cryptocurrency area. According to Gallagher, this ambiguity impedes widespread adoption and makes regulatory compliance endeavors more complex.

Gallagher, a former commissioner of the SEC, compared the regulatory environment governing digital assets to the 1932 stock markets in a court proceeding. He emphasized the dispersed state regulatory environments and the lack of federal regulations from the commission and the CFTC that provide clear guidance on whether digital assets should be classified as commodities or securities.

Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN), closed Monday's trading session at $199.51, off by 0.7017719%, on 7,542,161 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6.639M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $46.43/$283.48.


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The anticipated reclassification of cannabis by the federal government to a less-dangerous category may not have an immediate effect on states where cannabis use for either recreational or medical purposes is still illegal. Nonetheless, cannabis legalization proponents see the federal shift as potentially influencing state policymakers who have been hesitant about endorsing cannabis.

Matthew Schweich, head of the Marijuana Policy Project, a prolegalization advocacy group, often encounters state legislators who express potential support but are reluctant due to federal illegality. While reclassification wouldn’t legalize cannabis outright, Schweich believes it could alleviate some concerns among state legislators, potentially making them more inclined to support legalization efforts.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s proposal aims to move marijuana from Schedule I to III of the Controlled Substances Act. This shift would entail less-stringent regulation, though the process may not conclude until after the upcoming presidential election. In the interim, the proposed change could provide new arguments for proponents of ballot initiatives seeking cannabis legalization. Florida is set to vote on a constitutional change for recreational marijuana in November 2024. Similar votes are anticipated in South Dakota and Nebraska, where efforts are underway to legalize recreational cannabis and permit private companies to cultivate and distribute it.

Moreover, former police officer Mark Friese, now a criminal defense lawyer in North Dakota, is in favor of a program to legalize cannabis in the state. In his opinion, those efforts may greatly benefit from the federal reclassification.

However, not everyone is convinced of the impact of reclassification. Jackee Winters, leading a group in Idaho advocating for medical cannabis legalization, finds it challenging to gather support due to fear of legal repercussions.

The potential federal change may have a limited effect in states where marijuana is already legal for recreational or medical use. Still, advocates hope it could sway opinions in states with more restrictive laws or outright bans on cannabis.

In Georgia, although low-THC marijuana products have been allowed since 2015 for specific medical conditions, purchasing them legally only became possible last year. A federal reclassification could ease restrictions, allowing pharmacists to handle cannabis products much as they do any other prescription medication.

Meanwhile, in states such as Tennessee where elected officials are hesitant to support marijuana legislation, a federal reclassification could spark conversations. However, some, such as Senate Speaker Randy McNally, remain cautious, noting that many issues would persist even if marijuana were downgraded to Schedule III.

Kansas faced a similar scenario where attempts to legalize medical cannabis met strong opposition, particularly from law enforcement officials concerned about potential ramifications.

In Texas, limited access to low-THC marijuana products is allowed by law, but efforts to expand access have faced criticism. Similarly, in Wyoming, past efforts to decriminalize cannabis or legalize medical use have not gained traction.

Despite these challenges, there’s optimism among advocates that federal reclassification could ease resistance and encourage more legislators to seriously consider legalization. Apollo Pazell, who has been involved in previous legalization efforts, believes that resistance will diminish over time.

Existing cannabis companies such as SNDL Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDL) will probably wait for the reclassification process to be completed so that they can assess how they can realign their strategic direction in light of the evolving landscape at the federal level.

SNDL Inc. (SNDL), closed Monday's trading session at $2.4, up 4.3478%, on 5,696,947 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 98.515M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$2.67.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA)

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Electric-vehicle manufacturer Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) announced late last week that it had secured sufficient supplies of needed components to make good on its target to deliver 300–500 Tre battery fully electric trucks in 2024. This news caused the company’s shares to surge by at least 7%.

The company, which started production of its EVs toward the end of March, revealed that it had shipped 11 trucks last month, notching its first shipments to clients. The truck manufacturer says its suppliers had made commitments to deliver all the components it needs during the manufacturing process this year despite the geopolitical unrest putting supply chains at risk.

Michael Shlisky, an analyst at D.A. Davidson, commented that Nikola had released a series of welcome pieces of news and its confirmation that component supplies were assured to deliver on its targets for the year augured well for the truck maker.

Nikola estimates that its revenue will be in the range of $15 million to $18 million in Q2 2024. In the same quarter, the manufacturer plans to deliver 30–50 fully electric trucks to clients. Most analysts expect the company to rake in about $11.5 million in revenue this quarter, which is considerably lower than the company forecasts.

There is growing interest in the electric trucks made by Nikola. Over the past few months, the company has received many letters of intent from potential clients who would like to buy its trucks. Such interest suggests that the company has a high chance of making good on its delivery targets, given that suppliers have assured it of availing the needed components.

The company is also making a semitruck that will run on hydrogen fuel cells. This truck will be able to run for at least 500 miles before a recharge is needed, and it is estimated that recharging the fuel cell will take 20 minutes or less. These trucks will, therefore, be able to carry cargo over much longer distances than is currently possible with other electric semitrucks.

The recharge time of less than 20 minutes also makes the Nikola semitruck attractive because drivers can regard that recharge time as a normal stop that they would make for refreshments or for a quick rest during a typical trip.

The first-quarter losses of the company totaled 37 cents for each share (or $152.9 million), which is higher than the 31 cents for each share ($120.2 million) in Q1 2023. As truck deliveries increase, these quarterly losses are expected to gradually reduce until the company starts turning a profit.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA), closed Monday's trading session at $0.5499, up 2.4022%, on 106,227,115 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 510,632 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.521/$3.71.

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (TCNNF)

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According to statistics from Health Canada, the regulator of the marijuana industry in Canada, exports of medical marijuana from the country have reached a record-setting $189 million as local producers grapple with numerous domestic challenges ranging from prohibitive taxes to cutthroat competition on the domestic market.

The current value of exports for the year ended March 2024 marked a 36% increase from exports registered last year ($116.5 million). This notable increase in exports follows a growing trend that saw the country export medical marijuana products worth $5.8 million in the 2019–2020 fiscal year, $28.4 million in 2020–2021 fiscal year and $77.9 million in fiscal year 2021–2022.

Health Canada commented that the latest data could change as more figures become available and the agency adjusts current records.

Many Canadian marijuana businesses have been looking to leverage overseas opportunities amid stifling hurdles on the domestic front. The near-prohibitive, excise-sales levies imposed by local governments and the federal government are some of the main reasons why the domestic market isn’t as lucrative as it previously was. Deepak Anand, the head of Surrey-based ASDA Consultancy Services, says Canada is reaping the benefits of being a first mover in the marijuana industry after it legalized cannabis toward the end of 2018.

Several other factors have combined to position Canada well on the international market, he says. First, the country has built a reputation as a supplier of top-quality medical marijuana products internationally. Secondly, other countries that have also legalized marijuana, such as Colombia, have faced regulatory issues that have hamstrung their ability to compete internationally.

Those challenges holding back potential competitors have given Canada an edge on the international market, Anand believes.

The rising exports of medical marijuana are in sharp contrast to sales on the domestic market. Sales have been declining consistently over the past few years due to several factors, such as lack of access to medical marijuana products in pharmacies and low levels of reimbursement for marijuana products by insurers in the country.

Quanta Consulting’s Mitchell Osak asserts that conditions for local medical-marijuana producers are worsened by the fact that individuals can often buy the same products at a cheaper price by simply visiting a recreational-marijuana retail outlet. This has robbed medical marijuana suppliers of a significant proportion of that market, especially price-sensitive buyers.

Savvy licensed producers of medical marijuana have discovered that they can see higher profits by penetrating the international market for their products, and that has encouraged many to explore sales abroad.

As the regulatory climate in the Unites States shows no sign of improving to the extent that entities there can thrive, companies such as Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) could also benefit from exploring the opportunities that exist in markets outside the country.

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (TCNNF), closed Monday's trading session at $11.9, up 2.5862%, on 348,944 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5.632M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.42/$14.50.

Salesforce Inc. (CRM)

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Last week, Ukraine unveiled Victoria Shi, an AI-based spokesperson for the country’s foreign ministry. She will be making official statements for this ministry. The ministry bragged that it was the “first in the world” an AI spokesperson would read human-made statements on behalf of the foreign ministry.

In a presentation that was uploaded to social media, the AI spokesperson described herself as a “digital person” named Victoria Shi. She was clad in a dark suit. She moved her head and made hand gestures while speaking during that maiden presentation.

The press service of the foreign ministry reiterated that while Shi would read statements issued by the ministry, those statements will not be the work of AI. Rather, they will be originated and checked by real humans before being passed on to the AI spokesperson to read.

Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, explained that the new spokesperson would only provide the visual aspects during the presentation of statements from his ministry. He bragged that what they had achieved was a “technological leap,” which no other diplomatic service around the world had attained.

Kuleba revealed that the main reason for creating the AI spokesperson was to save the resources and time of diplomats.

Shi was created by “Game Changers,” a team also credited for virtual-reality material connected to the ongoing war with Russia. Shi’s name was inspired by the phrase “shtuchniy intelekt,” which means artificial intelligence in Ukrainian. The term “victory” also contributed to the name given to the AI spokesperson.

The voice and appearance of Victoria Shi are modeled on an actual person, Rosalie Nombre. Nombre is a singer who previously took part in a Ukrainian iteration of the popular show called “The Bachelor.” She discusses on Instagram the stereotypes about Ukrainians who grew up speaking Russian and those who are mixed race. Her account has more than 54,000 followers. Nombre was born in Donetsk, a city on the east of the country that is now under Russian control.

Nombre volunteered to take part in the creation of the AI spokesperson, and the government emphasizes that she is different from Victoria Shi. Only Shi will read formal statements, and these will be accompanied by QR codes that take viewers to a ministry website that has text versions of statements; these codes are designed to distinguish the statements from any fakes circulated as official statements of the ministry.

Shi will start work at a time when the country recently suspended consular services for males abroad who fall within the age bracket of fighters. The government wants those individuals to return to the country to access consular services, and they could be drafted into the army if they return. Shi will comment on these matters.

Away from this more dramatic use-case for AI, many other companies such as Salesforce Inc. (NYSE: CRM) are providing innovative AI solutions geared at helping businesses automate many of the mundane tasks inherent in the course of running an enterprise.

Salesforce Inc. (CRM), closed Monday's trading session at $277.52, up 0.3072252%, on 2,998,662 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,211 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $193.68/$318.715.

The QualityStocks Company Corner

Cepton Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTN)

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

Cepton (NASDAQ: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance lidar solutions for automotive and smart infrastructure applications, has entered a contract with Koito Manufacturing to jump-start the execution of a new original equipment manufacturing ("OEM") program, which the two companies have secured. The two companies have worked together as tier 1 partners, and Koito is a shareholder of Cepton. The engineering services agreement calls for Koito to provide Cepton with a total of $10 million in engineering services for the quarter ended June 30, 2024. The announcement noted that the agreement will support Cepton's customer-specific product-development and program execution efforts for its near-range lidar; the companies plan to deploy lidar in the OEM program. "This engagement with Koito comes at a crucial juncture as Cepton prepares to fulfill our new OEM program," said Cepton CEO and cofounder Dr. Jun Pei in the press release. "We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with Koito to advance scalable lidar adoption for safety-critical automotive use cases. This exemplifies Cepton and Koito's shared vision of paving the way to safely deployed autonomy."

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Cepton Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTN) is a provider of state-of-the-art, intelligent, lidar-based solutions serving a range of markets, including automotive (ADAS/AV), smart cities, smart spaces and smart industrial applications. General Motors (NYSE:GM) has granted a series production award for Cepton’s lidar, the biggest such award to date in the automotive space. Cepton’s is the lidar component of GM’s Ultra Cruise autonomous driving platform. By leveraging its patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT®) lidar platform, the company develops reliable, scalable and cost-effective solutions that deliver long-range, high-resolution 3D perception for smart applications.

Cepton was established in 2016 by co-founders Dr. Jun Pei and Dr. Mark McCord. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, and serves a fast-growing customer base through an international presence spanning North America, Germany, Japan, India and China.

Micro Motion Technology (MMT®)

Cepton was built from the ground up to meet key lidar industry challenges for mass market adoption. This company’s portfolio of proprietary technology is uniquely aimed at facilitating this industry growth through a combination of performance, reliability, affordability and design integration.

Key among its innovations is MMT®, a mirrorless, frictionless, rotation-free 3D imaging platform designed specifically for lidars. Its benefits for OEMs and system integrators include:

  • Reliability – The durable design uses common, easily attainable materials.
  • Versatility – The platform is capable of achieving near- to ultra-long range with a wide field of view.
  • Efficiency – MMT® features a compact form factor, low power usage and inexpensive components.
  • Scalability – Its simple design means that scale-up to high manufacturing volumes is easily attainable.

Because of their compact form factor, Cepton lidars are embeddable and ideally suited for advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) integration, whether behind windshield, in headlamp or in fascia.

Agreement with KOITO

KOITO Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s premier Tier 1 auto lighting supplier, originally started an evaluation of Cepton’s MMT® based lidars in 2018. In 2020, KOITO made an investment in Cepton aimed at accelerating the company’s development and enabling KOITO’s industrialization of high-performance and high reliability lidar sensors for ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) applications.

Through this collaboration, Cepton was able to secure the largest ADAS lidar series production award[1] with General Motors as a sole source in the automotive space. The award covers GM vehicles for the initial period of 2023-2027.

On August 5, 2021, the two companies deepened their relationship when KOITO committed to invest a further $50 million in Cepton’s business through its participation in a Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) offering of shares of common stock of Growth Capital Acquisition Corp. in connection with Cepton’s recent merger.

Collaboration with GM

On July 13, 2021, Cepton announced that it had secured an ADAS lidar series production award from a leading, Detroit-based global automotive OEM – the biggest lidar production award by any OEM to any lidar company. It was later clarified that the OEM was General Motors, and Cepton’s lidar is part of GM’s ADAS Ultra Cruise system.

GM is “expected to deploy Cepton lidars in its next generation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) across multiple vehicle classes and models – not just luxury cars.” As such, the agreement marks the potential for “an industry-first, mass-market adoption of lidar technology for automotive ADAS, with an anticipated deployment in consumer vehicles starting in 2023.”

On July 28, 2021, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) distributed an article on Medium noting, “Ford has been engaged with Cepton almost since their inception in 2016, both for R&D collaboration and small-scale deployments. Cepton LiDAR are deployed in some of [Ford’s] smart city projects. Based on Ford’s guidance, Cepton delivered a custom version of their LiDAR to enable R&D on advanced ADAS features.”

Market Outlook

Driven by increasing development and adoption in automobile safety applications, environmental mapping and 3D-modeling, the global lidar market is forecast to experience considerable growth over the coming years. A research report published by MarketsAndMarkets suggests that the sector will grow to an estimated $3.4 billion by 2026, achieving a CAGR of 21.6% over the next five years.

The report further highlights increasing investments in lidar startups by automotive giants as a driver of growth opportunities in the sector, particularly in North America.

In 2020, ground-based lidar accounted for the lion’s share of the overall lidar market, and this trend is expected to continue as the automotive sector continues to rapidly advance adoption across the full spectrum of vehicle classes. One factor not to be underestimated is the high barrier of entry and the exceptionally long time required for automotive OEMs to vet and award a production win to a lidar company. It is a commonly held view that the over 50 lidar companies will inevitably coalesce into a handful serving all OEMs.

Cepton, having a head start through its established partnership with leading global OEM GM, is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this market growth in the years to come.

Management Team

Cepton’s founder-led team is made up of lidar industry pioneers with decades of collective experience across advanced lidar and imaging technologies.

Jun Pei, Ph.D., is the company’s CEO and Co-Founder. He is a technology specialist with a focus in optics and electronics. Prior to founding Cepton, Dr. Pei founded AEP Technology, a firm focused on developing advanced 3D optical instruments. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Mark McCord, Ph.D., is Cepton’s CTO and Co-Founder. Prior to founding Cepton, he led advanced development at KLA-Tencor. Dr. McCord also formerly served as an associate professor at Stanford University, where he earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

Winston Fu, Ph.D., is the company’s CFO. Dr. Fu is the founder of Silicon Valley venture capital firm LDV Partners. Prior to joining Cepton, he served as CFO and Chairman of Active-Semi before its acquisition. Dr. Fu has also helped to build many technology companies as an entrepreneur and/or board member. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

[1] Largest known ADAS lidar series production award based on number of vehicle models awarded

Cepton Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTN), closed Monday's trading session at $3.0201, up 4.1414%, on 16,756 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 122,273 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.38/$8.90.

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SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES)

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

SenesTech, a rodent fertility control product and service provider, just launched Evolve(TM) Mouse, a contraceptive specifically designed for mice

This marks an extension of the company's hugely successful Evolve product line, ushering its official entry into the mouse contraceptive market

SenesTech looks to replicate the positive results achieved in rats while tapping into a vastly growing market that currently accounts for over $1 billion in sales annually

The company began taking orders for the product on May 6, with shipment set to begin on or before May 15

SenesTech (NASDAQ: SNES), a rodent fertility control product provider and the inventor of the only EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats, is pleased to announce the launch of its Evolve(TM) Mouse product, the company's official entry into the mouse contraceptive market. This marks an extension of the company's Evolve fertility product line, with its proven efficacy in reducing rat populations. Evolve was only launched in January 2024 and has already seen rapid and growing adoption in the field, including its application in controlling the highly publicized rat problem in New York City.

SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) is the rodent fertility control expert and the inventor of the only EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats. The company’s technology provides an innovative and humane method for managing rat populations.

SenesTech is focused on developing effective solutions that are grounded in science and proven through research, all while providing value to people, communities and the environment. The company’s passion is to create a healthier world by better controlling rat pest populations. This aim is critical, as, if left unchecked, a breeding pair of rats and their descendants can produce up to 15,000 pups after just one year.

The company strives for clean cities, efficient businesses and happy households – with a product that was scientifically designed to be effective without killing rats. SenesTech is committed to the sustainable, humane treatment of animals, improving the quality of all human life and enhancing environmental stewardship through the global application of its effective solution in fertility control technology.

SenesTech is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


SenesTech’s first product, ContraPest®, applies revolutionary technology to a global challenge that has persisted since the Middle Ages – the proliferation of rats in urban and agricultural settings. ContraPest® targets the reproductive capabilities of Norway and roof rats. As a highly palatable liquid, the formulation promotes sustained consumption, helping to reduce fertility in both male and female rats, bringing populations down and keeping them down.

The company’s flagship offering can be used as part of integrated pest management (IPM) programs – fitting seamlessly into all IPM programs – to help reduce reproduction and magnify the success of these protocols, or as a standalone solution for customers who want to reduce or eliminate the use of lethal rodent control methods.

In multiple, independent field deployments, ContraPest was shown to reduce rat activity over 90% when added to an existing IPM program.

ContraPest® is registered federally as a General Use Product.

Delivery Systems and New Products

In July 2023, SenesTech began to distribute a new delivery system for ContraPest®, the Isolate Bait System™. This new delivery system brings to market a simple design that enables more efficient deployment, incorporates an enhanced formulation of ContraPest® that is expected to provide improved performance of the fertility control bait in the field and is paired with a new bait station that is more space-efficient and economical.

The other delivery systems available for ContraPest include the Ultimate Bait System™, a tank and tray in a larger format for use with more severe infestations, and the Elevate Bait System™, a unique delivery system that targets above ground infestations, as with roof rats.

SenesTech, as of August 2023, is also in the final stages of releasing a soft bait formulation, which provides the unique attributes of proven fertility control in an industry-familiar format demanded by big box retailers, key e-commerce channels and leading industry pest management professionals.

Market Opportunity

According to SenesTech’s figures, rats cause over $27 billion in damage to public and private infrastructure annually in the United States. Rats also destroy 20% of the global stored food supply every year by consuming or contaminating it.

Rats are known to spread at least 35 diseases, globally posing a dangerous risk to public health and safety. Not only does this age-old problem persist despite extensive campaigns to eradicate it, but multiple sources have reported that post-COVID rat populations have boomed.

Poison-based control methods sicken rats, and they typically die slowly. An animal that eats a poisoned rat may also sicken or die. The global rodenticide market is projected to be worth $1.7 billion by 2026.

In one case study, results reported by the customer showed a $5,000 investment in ContraPest® saved more than $500,000 annually in reduced labor, loss and damage.

Management Team

Joel Fruendt is SenesTech’s President and CEO. He has 15 years of executive leadership in the vector and pest control industries as Vice President and General Manager of Clarke Environmental Inc., a leading vector and pest control products and services company. He has extensive expertise in the development and manufacturing of EPA-registered chemical control products, and the commercialization and sale of those products. He received the ‘Smart Leaders’ award from Smart Business Magazine and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Tom Chesterman is CFO at SenesTech. He has over 20 years of experience as the CFO of public companies in the life science, tech and telecommunications industries. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Treasurer of GCI, a telecommunications company. Previous to that, he was the CFO of life science companies Bio-Rad Laboratories, Aradigm and Bionovo. He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.

Dan Palasky is Chief Technical Officer at SenesTech. Previously he held the title of Vice President of Research & Development at PLZ Corp., a manufacturer of chemical consumer products, serving as the technical expert for its entire product portfolio. He started his career with Camie-Campbell, Inc., as a chemist in the R&D department. Mr. Palasky received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and his MBA in Project Management from Aspen University.

SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), closed Monday's trading session at $0.69, up 1.6949%, on 172,338 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $8.90/$.

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GivBux Inc. (OTC: GBUX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom GivBux Inc. (OTC: GBUX) .

GivBux (OTC: GBUX), a publicly traded super app and charitable giving platform, is creating a sharing economic community of brands. The app provides consumers with an easier and more convenient way to shop and buy, as well as merchants a more efficient and profitable way to advertise. Further, charities receive built-in contributions from the community's transactions. "The company, through wholly owned subsidiary GivBux Global Partners Inc., is engaged in the fintech mobile wallet sector, specifically as a point-of-sale payment system by means of a consumer mobile wallet. GivBux uses smartphone technology to bridge consumers and merchants together without the need for traditional plastic cards or paper cash," reads a recent article. "The GivBux mobile app has been designed to store, send and receive funds; donate; and make real-time purchases at top retail brands, restaurants and other venues. The brands benefit because they are empowered with a data-rich marketing tool to reach and retain consumers through their mobile phones."

To view the full article, visit

GivBux Inc. (OTC: GBUX) is a publicly traded super app and charitable giving platform. The company is creating a sharing economic community of brands and consumers in which consumers have an easier and more convenient way to shop and buy, merchants have a more efficient and profitable way to advertise, and charities receive built-in contributions from the community’s transactions.

The GivBux Super App revolutionizes shopping by offering a user-friendly tool to make purchases swiftly at over 100 national retailers, along with an expanding roster of local merchants. Users earn cash back on every purchase, a portion of which can be directed toward a charity of their choice, embodying GivBux’s commitment to giving back. Additionally, the app is evolving to include numerous functionalities like social networking, e-commerce, banking, messaging, food delivery and transportation, following the super app model.

GivBux is forging a new path in charitable giving, with aspirations to build the largest community of givers in the United States, and eventually globally. The company believes it is uniquely positioned to make a major contribution to society by overlapping the worlds of commerce and philanthropy.

The GivBux Super App is currently available for free on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.


The company, through wholly owned subsidiary GivBux Global Partners Inc., is engaged in the fintech mobile wallet sector, specifically as a point-of-sale payment system by means of a consumer mobile wallet. GivBux uses smartphone technology to bridge consumers and merchants together without the need for traditional plastic cards or paper cash.

The GivBux mobile app has been designed to store, send and receive funds; donate; and make real-time purchases at top retail brands, restaurants and other venues. The brands benefit, because they are empowered with a data-rich marketing tool to reach and retain consumers through their mobile phones.

With GivBux, recipients can use funds instantly by paying with their mobile phones at thousands of locations. GivBux rewards all users for using the app every time they make a purchase and every time their friends, friends of friends and stranger friends make purchases with the GivBux mobile wallet. These rewards can be redeemed for cash to pay at participating retail stores, restaurants, cinemas, entertainment venues and more.

Moreover, GivBux allows users to contribute to a charity or worthy cause of their choice. To encourage giving and recommendations, a trending ‘Top 10 List’ of all charities will be generated and displayed on the mobile wallet based on ongoing contributions by GivBux users.

Market Opportunity

A report from Future Market Insights, a New York-based market research organization, estimated the worldwide mobile wallet market at $9.5 billion in 2023. The report projects that in 2024 the industry is likely to reach a valuation of $11.9 billion, and, by 2034, the mobile wallet market is forecast to grow to a value of $138.5 billion, achieving a CAGR of 27.8% over the forecast period.

Key market growth drivers include payment convenience, transaction security and continuing technological innovation. The report points out that mobile wallet payments are widely accepted worldwide, fueled by a rise in digital transactions and a growing use of mobile phones for simple and effective payment options. Innovations like blockchain integration, contactless payments and artificial intelligence are improving functionality and user experience while staying ahead of rapidly evolving digital payment trends, according to the report.

Management Team

Umesh Singh is President and Director at GivBux. He is a Certified Professional Accountant (Canada) with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. He began his career at PwC before joining Hayes Stuart Little & Company (now Grant Thornton), where he was Senior Accountant-Manager and later Partner. Prior to being named GivBux president, he was a member of the GivBux Advisory Board for more than three years.

Michael Arnkvarn is Vice President of International Business Development at GivBux. He has over 30 years of experience in management, sales and marketing. He managed several medium and large agribusiness and environmental businesses before founding Collagenna Skin Care Products, a natural health products and cosmetics company, in 2004. He has been CEO of multiple public small-cap companies and co-founder of a start-up cannabis company that eventually sold for more than $800 million.

GivBux Inc. (OTC: GBUX), closed Monday's trading session at $0.6, up 3.5018%, on 100 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.205/$2.011.

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Zoned Properties Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Zoned Properties Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY).

Zoned Properties (OTCQB: ZDPY), a technology-driven property investment company for emerging and highly regulated industries, acquires value-add real estate within the regulated U.S. cannabis industry with selective development innovation and aspirations to spearhead direct-to-consumer real estate leased to best-in-class cannabis retailers. "The aptly named company has a deep understanding of all the hurdles and potholes to opening compliant cannabis operations and is now redefining the approach to commercial real estate investment through its standardized investment process backed by its proprietary property technology. In its effort, the company has developed a national ecosystem of real estate services to support its real estate development process, including a commercial real estate brokerage and a national real estate advisory practice. Zoned Properties is a non-plant touching company, meaning it does not engage in any cannabis cultivation, distribution, manufacturing or sale of any federally regulated products, focused only on the requisite real estate and consultation services," a recent article reads. "Traditional financial institutions historically have been hesitant to invest in cannabis ventures due to regulations keeping marijuana illegal at the federal level although legal in some form (fully, medical, decriminalized, or CBD with THC) in 46 states. Zoned Properties helps assuage fears and bridges gaps by supporting green spaces that cater specifically to the needs of cannabis businesses."

To view the full article, visit

Zoned Properties Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY) is a technology-driven property investment company focused on acquiring value-add real estate within the regulated cannabis industry in the United States. The company aspires to innovate within the real estate development sector, focusing on direct-to-consumer real estate that is leased to best-in-class cannabis retailers.

The company is redefining the approach to commercial real estate investment through its standardized investment process backed by its proprietary property technology. Zoned Properties has developed a national ecosystem of real estate services to support its real estate development process, including a commercial real estate brokerage and a real estate advisory practice.

With a decade of national experience and a team of experts devoted to the emerging cannabis industry, Zoned Properties is addressing the specific needs of a modern market in highly regulated industries. The company targets commercial properties that face unique zoning or development challenges, identifies solutions that can potentially have a major impact on their commercial value and then works to acquire the properties while securing long-term, absolute-net leases.

Zoned Properties targets commercial properties that can be acquired and rezoned for specific purposes, including the regulated and legalized cannabis industry. It does not grow, harvest, sell or distribute cannabis or any substances regulated under United States law.

The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.


The company’s investment properties are located in Arizona, Michigan and Illinois, with 100% occupancy and a weighted average lease term over 10 years. Each of the company’s leased properties is occupied by a commercial cannabis tenant. The company is expecting rental revenue from its property investment portfolio of greater than $2.5 million in calendar-year 2024.

Zoned Properties maintains a portfolio of properties that it owns, develops and leases. As of February 2024, the company leases land and/or building space at the six properties in its portfolio to licensed and regulated cannabis tenants in areas with established cannabis regulations and zoning procedures. Four of the leased properties are zoned and permitted as regulated cannabis retail dispensaries, and two of the leased properties are zoned and permitted as regulated cannabis cultivation and processing facilities.

The company considers the two cultivation sites in its portfolio as legacy properties and may consider selling or leveraging those properties to unlock equity and create capital availability in the future. The Zoned Properties investment thesis has evolved over the years as the cannabis industry has emerged, and the company is currently focused on investing capital into direct-to-consumer properties, located in state-markets with robust cannabis consumer demand in the industry.

Zoned Properties is in pursuit of property acquisitions that can be characterized as consumer-facing, retail dispensary properties that are positioned to be leased to retail dispensary cannabis tenants under net leasing structures. As of September 2023, the company has agreements in place to acquire new investment properties with new cannabis tenants located in Arizona, Missouri and Illinois. The company plans to initiate and target its investment process in Ohio and Maryland.

With a strategic shift in focus to direct-to-consumer real estate that is leased to best-in-class cannabis retailers in the industry, the company will continue to utilize its competitive edge when identifying excellent investment properties. Zoned Properties has a full pipeline of acquisition prospects and continues to utilize an extremely disciplined capital allocation approach.

Market Opportunity

According to MJBizDaily, a publication that has covered the North American cannabis business since 2011, combined U.S. medical and recreational cannabis sales were estimated at approximately $33.6 billion at the end of 2023, largely driven by the opening of new adult-use markets.

The publication projects that combined U.S. retail cannabis sales will reach upwards of $53.5 billion by 2027, according to an analysis published in its volume of cannabis market research, the MJBiz Factbook.

As of February 2024, 38 U.S. states had legalized medical, recreational or other limited use of cannabis. The Pew Research Center reports that, in January 2023, there were more than 11,000 licensed cannabis dispensaries in the U.S. In addition, global research firm IBISWorld reports that more than 40,000 U.S. localities have adopted regulations governing cannabis usage, production, processing and/or dispensing.

Management Team

Bryan McLaren is the Chairman and CEO of Zoned Properties. Previously, he worked as a Sustainability Consultant for Waste Management Inc., where he led the strategic development and operational implementation of zero-waste programs for clients. He was also appointed as a city Sustainability Commissioner. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree in sustainable development from Northern Arizona University, an executive master’s degree in business leadership from Arizona State and an MBA with a specialty in sustainable development.

Berekk Blackwell is the President and COO of Zoned Properties. He previously spent time in developing domestic and international markets for Kahala Brands, a conglomerate of over 15 QSR franchises, including Cold Stone Creamery and Blimpie Subs. He later worked on developing QSR concepts for Revamp Corp. in Tokyo. After returning to the U.S., he served as president of Daily Jam, a limited-service breakfast and brunch chain. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance from Fort Lewis College.

Patrick Moroney is the Director of Real Estate Acquisitions for Zoned Properties. Previously, he was one of the most successful Associate Brokers at Kidder-Mathews, focusing primarily on the regulated cannabis industry. He also worked as a commercial real estate broker rep at Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International. He graduated from Arizona State University, after which he spent four years as a local sports broadcaster in Georgia and Iowa.

Kyle Gere is the Director of Advisory Services at Zoned Properties. He has years of licensing experience across multiple U.S. states in the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Since 2015, he has been involved in cannabis real estate transactions in Arizona and Michigan, managing a portfolio of medical marijuana properties. He attended Northern Arizona University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in both management and marketing.

Zoned Properties Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY), closed Monday's trading session at $0.59, up 1.7241%, on 8,640 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.35/$0.80.

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The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GEMXX Corp. (OTC: GEMZ) .

Governor Juvenor Diaz of Santander, a department found in the central-northern part of Colombia, has decried the illegal mining activities conducted in his area by the country's largest criminal gang called the Gulf Clan. This drug cartel also goes by the name EGC, or Gaitanista Army of Colombia. The neoparamilitary outfit came into being after another cartel, the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia, was demobilized. The group's interest in the Santurban moor in Santander is focused on controlling the illicit gold mining that takes place in the area. Diaz, a politician who retired after serving as a general in the country's military, says he is concerned that the cartel isn't only taking control of the moor but also actively polluting the area's water sources. That impasse has created room for illegal small-scale mining to thrive, and the cartels want in on this lucrative activity. The drawbacks that come from allowing gold from such illegal mining activity to enter the world market makes a strong case for stamping out such criminal actors from the trade and letting only licensed entities such as GEMXX Corp. (OTC: GEMZ) to conduct gold mining and processing activities.

GEMXX Corp. (OTC: GEMZ) is a mine-to-market enterprise specializing in gold, gemstone, and jewelry production. With ownership of mining resources, production facilities, and operational assets, the company maintains control over every aspect of its production process, from gold mining and gemstone extraction to jewelry manufacturing and global distribution.

As a prominent player in the industry, GEMXX stands out as a leading producer of high-quality finished Ammolite jewelry. Notably, it holds the distinction of being the sole public company engaged in Ammolite mining worldwide. In addition to its Ammolite operations, the company is actively involved in gold mining and prides itself on its ability to design and manufacture exquisite jewelry pieces and exceptionally rare, natural fossil decor items for clientele around the globe.

One of GEMXX’s key advantages lies in mining its own gold reserves to be utilized in its jewelry production. This strategic approach provides the company with a cost-saving edge over other producers in the market.

Ammolite is similar to black opal and is a biogenic gem like amber and pearl. It is derived from the fossilized shells of ammonites, a group of extinct marine nautiluses.

GEMXX’s world class gemstone cutters and jewelry designers are continuously leading the Ammolite industry. Its team believes in the company’s philosophy, vision and goals, and works every day to continue to drive the Ammolite industry to the forefront of the gem world.

The company has offices in Las Vegas and Hong Kong.

Projects and Operations

GEMXX has formulated an ambitious growth plan that, while challenging, is deemed attainable. The company’s strategy revolves around bolstering its market share through several key initiatives. Firstly, GEMXX aims to strengthen its position in current markets by nurturing and expanding existing relationships with customers and partners.

Secondly, the company plans to venture into untapped markets strategically. By identifying and targeting new areas, GEMXX seeks to establish a presence in regions that present promising opportunities for growth.

Additionally, GEMXX envisions growth through acquisitions. By considering and integrating key services, distribution networks and retail outlets into its fold, the company aims to consolidate its market position and capitalize on synergies for enhanced success.

To cater to the rising demand for its products, GEMXX has placed a primary focus on increasing gemstone production. The company’s southern properties, situated in Alberta, Canada, hold valuable deposits of rough Ammolite gemstone. By tapping into these resources, GEMXX is poised to meet the demand for its exquisite gemstone products and further fuel its expansion plans.


GEMXX possesses significant mineral assets in the form of a Mineral Work Permit covering an 800-acre area and two Ammonite Shell Mineral agreements encompassing 217 acres within the same region. The company’s management effectively operated mines in close proximity to these properties. Moreover, core sampling, along with fossil outcroppings on the riverbanks, confirms a substantial Ammolite resource present in these designated areas.

Both the Mineral Work Permit and the Ammonite Shell Mineral agreements grant GEMXX unrestricted access to all Ammolite resources within their respective demarcations. Notably, the company is not obligated to pay any royalties to third parties, thereby enabling GEMXX to fully capitalize on the potential of these valuable resources.

Furthermore, there are no stringent regulatory conditions that GEMXX must fulfill to gain or retain access to the Ammolite deposits. This freedom of access allows the company to proceed with its mining and production operations unimpeded, providing an advantageous position for future growth and success.

In March 2023, GEMXX made a significant announcement, revealing its acquisition of a 50% ownership stake in Crazy Horse Mining Inc., a Canadian gold mining company with assets situated in the province of British Columbia. As part of this deal, Crazy Horse’s assets, which encompass a 100% interest in two gold projects, called Snow Creek and Rosella Creek, spread across a substantial area exceeding 700 acres, now become part of GEMXX’s portfolio.

Under the terms of this strategic partnership, GEMXX and Crazy Horse will jointly share the expenses related to mining operations on these projects. Additionally, the two companies will share the gold produced from these ventures, leading to a collaborative and mutually beneficial arrangement.

Initial tests conducted on the property, combined with gold already recovered this season, confirm all expectations for the claims and substantiate the company’s estimated extraction target of over 100,000 ounces of easily recoverable gold. To validate and provide a more comprehensive assessment of this estimate, an S-K 1300-compliant Resource Report is scheduled to be conducted during the summer of 2023.

By acquiring this stake in Crazy Horse Mining Inc., GEMXX has positioned itself for further growth in the gold mining sector and is poised to capitalize on cost of goods savings in its jewelry business.

Market Opportunity

Leading independent market research companies such as Data Monitor and GIA estimate the worldwide market for luxury or premium lifestyle products, which include gems and jewelry, at over $90 billion annually and growing. Ammolite sales around the world have seen unprecedented growth over the past 20 years. Worldwide retail sales are now estimated to be over $100 million.

Ammolite jewelry and fossils are featured aboard cruise ships and can be found in specialty shops in almost every cruise port in North America. Asian markets have grown since feng shui master Edward Li called Ammolite the most influential stone of the new millennium, referring to it as the “Seven Color Prosperity Stone.” Home shopping channels in Japan, Australia, France, Germany, the UK, Canada and the U.S. have all featured Ammolite jewelry.

Ammolite and ammonites can also be found on many ecommerce sales platforms, including Amazon, eBay and Etsy. Ammolite is sold around the world in tourist and traditional jewelry markets. The company has established customers in home shopping channels, cruise tourism, jewelry retailers, Asian feng shui markets, Asian retail markets and ecommerce platforms.

Management Team

With over 160 years in Ammolite management, operations, and sales, GEMXX possesses an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and expertise. Its team members have extensive backgrounds in every facet of the Ammolite business, allowing the company to excel in product development, maintain rigorous quality control measures, and maximize profitability. The breadth and depth of the GEMXX team’s experience enable the company to navigate the industry with precision, ensuring that GEMXX remains at the forefront of the Ammolite market. GEMXX leverages its collective wisdom to drive innovation, deliver exceptional products, and optimize business strategies to achieve long-term success.

Jay Maull is Founder, CEO and Chairman of GEMXX. With a career spanning more than three decades, he has been deeply involved in the Ammolite industry, from mining and production to marketing. He has owned and operated the world’s largest Ammolite mine and has delivered exceptional Ammolite products to customers across all continents. He has also established the world’s largest Ammolite ecommerce platform.

Richard Clowater is President of GEMXX. He is a skilled sales and marketing professional with a focus on research, data analysis and strategic planning. He has successfully implemented initiatives to expand markets, boost profits and foster customer loyalty. He has an impressive track record of negotiating sales and contracts worth over $250 million with influential stakeholders, including key purchasing personnel, C-suite executives and government entities at all levels.

Tom Dryden is a Vice President of GEMXX and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the production and marketing of Ammolite, spanning over 30 years. His extensive involvement in the industry has granted him unparalleled knowledge of the Bearpaw Ammonite bearing formations. As a recognized authority in the field, Mr. Dryden’s research and papers on Canadian Ammonites have garnered global recognition, being published worldwide. In his role at GEMXX, Mr. Dryden assumes the responsibility of overseeing the company’s Canadian-based production facilities. 

P. K. Chung is Business Manager Asia at GEMXX. With a track record of over 25 years in Ammolite business management, production and marketing in Asia, she is a recognized authority in the industry. Based in the Hong Kong gem district, she possesses an intricate understanding of the Asian gem and jewelry markets, including market dynamics, consumer preferences and industry trends specific to the region. Her strategic insights and deep connections enable GEMXX to thrive in this influential market.

GEMXX Corp. (OTC: GEMZ), closed Monday's trading session at $0.02825, up 6.203%, on 25,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0172/$0.20.

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Coyuchi Inc.

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Coyuchi Inc.

The United Kingdom's efforts to combat climate change have taken a blow after the High Court declared that the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan ("CBDP") was unlawful. The court ruled that the plan lacked crucial details that would indicate how the country intended to achieve its targets of curbing emissions linked to global warming. The court pointed out that the details of this plan were "unquantified and vague." This absence of clarity meant it would be nearly impossible to ascertain whether the UK could realistically attain the stated goals of reducing emissions so that the milestones for 2030 and 2050 are met. The government now has a chance to bridge the gap between its stated climate action objectives and the practical measures that it intends to take in order to attain those objectives within the timelines set out in its targets. How they take on this challenge will determine whether the UK stays on course to reach its climate goals or falls by the wayside. As governments find ways to enact policies and action plans aimed at mitigating climate change on a national level, individual companies such as Coyuchi Inc. are forging ahead with their own sustainability measures that could collectively dent the harms that many present-day activities are exposing the environment to.

Coyuchi is the gold standard in sustainable luxury home goods. The company offers sustainably produced luxury organic bedding, sheets, towels, apparel, and other home goods for the environmentally conscious home. With a timeless, coastal-inspired aesthetic, Coyuchi uses only 100% organic cotton materials to manufacture all of its textiles.

The Company was built upon four foundational pillars: protect the planet, innovate circular design, live sustainably, and enrich the community. These guiding principles have proven an effective market strategy. In 2021, Coyuchi earned $33.3 million in net sales, amounting to 26% YoY growth (the industry average is only 5%). It also experienced 2x customer growth to 200,000 active customers, averaging a 35% customer repeat purchase rate.

With a seasoned leadership team, a robust e-commerce shopping experience, and a healthy customer base that drives the fast-growing organic luxury market, Coyuchi is prepared to propel a new phase of growth as the rest of the world finally awakens to sustainability at scale.

A Lucrative Market Ripe for the Taking

The global market for organic bedding, which was estimated at $814.3 million in 2020, is projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over that period, according to Research and Markets. More specifically, the domestic organic bedding market is estimated at $240.1 million in 2020, according to Statista. Overall, the U.S. market for home textiles is currently valued at $25 billion annually, and, with a forecast annual growth rate of 5%, it is expected to reach $30 billion by the end of 2025.

Grand View Research reported in 2020 that shifting consumer preference toward high-end lifestyle products is a key factor driving the growth of the organic bedding market. Seventy-four percent of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products – a consumer preference that has steadily increased over the last few decades. Millennials especially favor ethical consumption over price when purchasing goods and services, with 83% of millennials reporting that they want the brands they purchase from to align with their beliefs and values ( With a majority millennial customer base, Coyuchi is poised to capitalize on this trend.

Industry Defining Sustainability Practices

For 30 years, Coyuchi has explored organic farming and sustainable textiles and guarantees the highest environmental and ethical standards through a number of certifications such as The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Fair Trade Certified, and MADE SAFE®.

Coyuchi continues to push the organic textile market forward through its circularity initiatives and by supporting cross-industry sustainability advocates. Coyuchi’s mission to bring beauty and comfort to every home without sacrificing the health of our planet has resulted in a number of important sustainability checks and balances.

  • A Circular Business Model: Coyuchi has cultivated a holistic 360-degree approach that contributes to the fight against climate change with its take back and recycling program, 2nd Home™. In 2017, it became the first luxury home brand to implement such an initiative, and, since then, the company has eliminated 68,758 lbs. of toxic chemicals from homes and renewed 6,000 lbs. of textiles.
  • The Coyuchi Climate Council: In early 2022, Coyuchi introduced a cross-disciplinary council with a goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2025 and Net Positive Emissions by 2030. The Coyuchi Climate Council brings together influential minds across fashion, regenerative farming, and sustainability who have the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve climate change.
  • C4: The California Cotton & Climate Coalition: Most recently, Coyuchi announced it is a founding member of C4, which includes innovative, sustainable fashion, apparel, and personal care brands like MATE the Label, Outerknown, Reformation, and Trace. Working together pre-competitively, C4 creates a structure for investing in regionally grown, Climate Beneficial™ cotton and directly supports the livelihoods of the farmers that grew it. Coyuchi is the only home industry brand currently involved in the project.

Omnichannel Business Model

Coyuchi differentiates itself through an omnichannel and circular business model, both of which have proven a clear draw for customers. It was an early adopter of an e-commerce sales and marketing approach (over 80% of its sales are directly through, creating a distinct advantage over incumbents and start-up newcomers in the luxury space. This has resulted in a high lifetime value customer, luxury retail partners such as Nordstrom, and a flagship store in Marin County.

Coyuchi’s Organic Textile Products

Coyuchi’s product assortment consists of consciously designed bedding, bath, apparel, and lifestyle products spread across about 1,400 SKUs. The company believes that its product assortment, produced from 100% organic cotton with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, provides it with a significant competitive advantage. GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, ensuring the organic status of textiles after harvesting raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling, a major environmental and social benefit over conventional cotton product production.

Coyuchi’s focused product assortment consists of four core categories:

  • Bedding – A full suite of sustainable, organic, and high-quality sheets, duvet covers, blankets, and throws.
  • Bath – A luxurious line of towels, bath rugs, and mats.
  • Apparel – Premium apparel for men and women, including robes, sweaters, pants, and pajamas.
  • Lifestyle – The lifestyle category offers 135 SKUs, from organic napkins to crossbody totes.

Management Team

Eileen Mockus is President and CEO at Coyuchi. She has more than 25 years of experience in retail, having held positions in textile development at Patagonia, Pottery Barn Teen, and The North Face. She earned a bachelor’s degree in textiles and clothing from UC Davis and an MSBA from San Francisco State University.
Sejal Solanki is Chief Marketing Officer at Coyuchi. She previously served as the company’s Vice President of E-Commerce. Before joining Coyuchi, she worked at teen clothing giant Charlotte Russe. She oversees the company’s digital marketing, site experience, brand marketing, and e-commerce strategy.

Marcus Chung is Coyuchi’s COO, overseeing supply chain, sourcing strategy, sustainability, and IT. He previously held positions at notable direct-to-consumer brands Third Love and Stitch Fix, as well as national retailer The Children’s Place. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Margot Lyons is Director of Sustainability and Sourcing at Coyuchi, where she works with strategic partners to ensure all the company’s product sustainability standards are met. She received a master’s degree in textiles and clothing from UC Davis.

Use of Proceeds

This round of funding will be used to increase Coyuchi’s enterprise value through expanded marketing, product category expansion, continued physical presence, and B2B strategic partnerships with wholesalers, and online marketplaces.

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Astiva Health

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Astiva Health

While the Medicare Advantage space grows bigger, it is difficult for regulators and the medical industry to decide how best to integrate hospice into MA programs. This is a major concern because hospice care is the only segment of the healthcare sector that isn't catered for in Medicare Advantage (MA). This is despite the fact that at least one-half of enrollees to MA programs require hospice care. A recent announcement that an experiment to test the inclusion of hospice in MA plans is coming to an early end due to limited insurer interest and operational challenges has raised several questions. Just a year after it was revealed that this experiment would continue until 2030, an abrupt decision to end the experiment in December 2024 was made. The reasons given for this change of plan was that few insurance providers warmed up to the idea. MA providers were glad the program was halted because they had always complained that there were delays in being reimbursed by insurers and that it was onerous to complete the needed paperwork prior to submitting insurance claims. It now remains to be seen what the next steps will be to ensure that MA patients can receive the hospice care they need once they are diagnosed as being in the terminal stage of their illnesses. MA plan providers such as Astiva Health also have some thinking to do in order to avoid leaving out a significant proportion of patients who require Medicare services.

Astiva Health is a dynamic and innovative Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) health plan committed to reshaping the landscape of personalized and comprehensive healthcare. The company offers full medical, drugs, and supplemental benefits for Medicare enrollees, currently serving counties in California, including Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. This broad coverage reflects Astiva Health’s dedication to reaching a diverse demographic and addressing the healthcare needs of individuals across Southern California.

Astiva Health primarily serves a heretofore underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander population, which positions it in a critical and expanding market segment and offers substantial growth potential. The company recognizes the diverse needs within its served communities and strives to bridge healthcare gaps through proactive and culturally responsive solutions.

Astiva Health cares about its members and works to establish lifelong relationships with them by providing a tailored approach to healthcare, offering multilingual solutions for customer service, marketing materials and educational resources. Health is an essential key to living a good life, and Astiva Health makes it a priority to help members love the life they live.

The company’s mission is to deliver an unparalleled level of quality care to its members. Astiva Health’s Medicare Advantage plans provide lower costs and additional benefits beyond original Medicare coverage.

Founded in southern California, Astiva Health has strategically positioned itself in a region with a dynamic and diverse population. The organization’s extensive network and culturally responsive approach to healthcare make it well-suited to cater to the needs of the local community, creating a competitive advantage in the market.

The company is based in Orange, California.

Healthcare Model

Astiva Health is not just another health plan. The company considers the uniqueness of its members and, therefore, the means for delivering quality care to each one. To best serve its members, Astiva Health has developed one of the most diverse networks in southern California, offering a selection of medical, drugs, and supplemental benefits including dental, acupuncture, vision and hearing plans tailored to the specialized needs of individual members.

The company’s health plans provide increasing levels of benefits to members in the counties it serves. Astiva Health’s Customer Care Support and representatives are available to assist members with any issues.

The organization’s proactive approach to overcoming language barriers for the Vietnamese communities demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and enhances accessibility – a key factor for future growth. The successful implementation of strategies for the Vietnamese community sets a precedent for Astiva Health’s ability to adapt and apply similar approaches to serve other ethnic groups in future expansions, broadening the potential impact of its services.

The company provides members access to experienced and dedicated providers and local pharmacies that work together with each member to pave a pathway toward better health. The company’s online directory provides members with a comprehensive list of providers to fit their specialized needs.

Astiva Health collaborates with a variety of partners who offer supplemental benefits to members beyond Medicare. Those benefits include transportation, vision, dental, hearing, fitness, tele-health, acupuncture and chiropractic. Astiva’s forward-thinking strategy not only fulfills a critical societal need but also ensures sustainable growth and transformative impact across diverse communities.

Market Opportunity

Medicare Advantage plans, since their establishment in 2008 as a lower-cost alternative for Medicare enrollees looking to save on monthly premiums, have been one of the fastest growing segments of the health insurance market.

According to a report by healthcare consultant Charts, nearly 31 million beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in 2023, accounting for more than 48% of the total Medicare market. That represents 9.6% enrollment growth over 2022 totals, and the pace of growth is likely to continue, according to the Charts report.
Startup Medicare Advantage plans, a sector that includes Astiva Health, grew even faster for 2023, at a rate of 22% over 2022 totals.

Management Team

Dr. Tri T. Nguyen is co-founder and CEO of Astiva Health. He is a graduate of Stanford Medical School and is a board-certified expert in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. As founder, CEO and owner/operator of Avanta IPA, he is a committed leader in healthcare. His visionary leadership, hands-on experience and deep industry knowledge uniquely position him to guide Astiva to success.

Chi Luong is CFO at Astiva Health. She founded and operates HADD Group LLC, a company managing medical clinic services, including business contracting, finance, staffing and ancillary support for several medical clinics in San Diego. She is responsible for the expansion and daily operation of the business functions of the medical clinics managed by HADD Group, and she has extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare business development.

Viet Tran has over 30 years of experience in engineering research, development and management. He has made numerous contributions to national network security and technology. He led the initial Naval Interoperability Profiles that set a solid foundation for future naval airborne network development. He also led a team of 50 engineers, doctorates and scientists delivering an airborne network system for the Navy’s first carrier-based unmanned aircraft. As Astiva Health’s Chief Operating and Technology Officer, member satisfaction has been his top priority. He is committed to protecting valuable data for Astiva members and providers. He constantly strives for leaner and more effective operations.

Tyler Diep is Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Provider Relations at Astiva Health. His responsibilities include handling special projects for the board of directors, as well as overseeing the sales, marketing and provider relations department. During his tenure, he tripled the membership of Astiva Health. He previously served as councilman and vice mayor of the City of Westminster, California. He immigrated to the U.S. with his parents and graduated from San Diego State with a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

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HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT)

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

HeartBeam (NASDAQ: BEAT), a medical technology company focused on transforming cardiac care through the power of personalized insights, has announced that its HeartBeam AIMIGo(TM) was selected as winner of the "Best New ECG Technology Solution" award in the 8th annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. Conducted by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization, the awards program recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global digital health and medical technology market. "The ‘Best New ECG Technology Solution' award from MedTech Breakthrough is a reflection of our commitment to provide patients and physicians with the ability to accurately monitor cardiac disease outside of a medical facility," said Branislav Vajdic, PhD, CEO and founder of HeartBeam. "The clinical implications of HeartBeam's technology could extend to a variety of applications, and by coupling AI with this rich data, we can transform how cardiac care is monitored and managed in the future."

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HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) is a cardiac technology company that has developed the first and only 3D-vector 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) platform for heart attack detection anytime, anywhere. The company’s proprietary ECG telehealth technology aims to redefine the way high risk cardiovascular patients are diagnosed in ambulatory and acute care settings. HeartBeam’s initial focus is on providing diagnostic data to help physicians with care management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

In August 2022, HeartBeam announced that it submitted its HeartBeam AIMI™ software for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). HeartBeam AIMI is a platform technology to improve the speed and accuracy of heart attack detection in acute care settings. The company expects FDA approval by the end of 2022, and a full commercial roll-out of HeartBeam AIMI is targeted for Q1 2023.

HeartBeam sees submission of its first product based on its platform technology as an important milestone toward commercialization, which underscores the company’s continued progress toward making the HeartBeam AIMI platform widely available to help emergency department physicians quickly and accurately identify a heart attack.

While the FDA conducts its regulatory review, HeartBeam will focus on executing key components of its commercialization plan and subscription revenue model. It will also continue to engage in discussions with strategic institutions, including academic centers, regional healthcare systems and regional community hospital systems that can utilize HeartBeam products.

The company is based in Santa Clara, California.


HeartBeam’s development portfolio includes two products:

  • HeartBeam AIMI is software that provides a 3D comparison of baseline and symptomatic 12-lead ECG to more accurately identify a heart attack in acute care settings and, as noted above, has been submitted for FDA approval; and
  • HeartBeam AIMIGo™, the first and only credit card-sized 12-lead output ECG device coupled with a smartphone app and cloud-based diagnostic software system for remote heart attack detection.

HeartBeam is developing AIMIGo, a medical-grade detection and monitoring technology for use in remote heart attack detection, thereby allowing physicians to diagnose a patient’s heart attack as it occurs, even if the patient is not at a medical facility. The company’s system, once approved by the FDA, can be used by patients at home or almost anywhere and anytime to help their physicians assess whether chest pain is the result of a heart attack or another cause. While approximately 82% of chest pain ED visits are unnecessary, patients delay approximately 3 to 4 hours after symptoms begin, increasing mortality rates by 40%. The company’s goal is to shorten the time to treatment outside of the medical facility to improve patients’ well-being.

HeartBeam’s AIMIGo is a powerful, portable and easy-to-use prescription-based product. It comprises a smartphone app, a credit card-sized ECG device placed on a patient’s chest, the HeartBeam cloud platform, and a digital portal for the physician to view ECG results and direct patient action. For the first time outside of a medical setting, HeartBeam AIMIGo enables patients and their clinicians to determine if symptoms are due to a heart attack, quickly and easily, so care can be expedited, if needed.

Pending FDA clearance, AIMIGo is initially intended to be available by prescription, and is reimbursable under existing remote patient monitoring codes (RPM codes). This provides a new revenue stream to physicians who before did not have a way to monitor these high-risk patients. The RPM codes provide a monthly reoccurring revenue stream to the company, as well. On average, at current reimbursement rates, the practice will receive $1,300+ per year per patient they monitor, and the company will receive $600 per year per patient from this RPM reimbursement.

Market Overview

Adoption rates of telehealth services increased dramatically in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a major driver of growth. Among the areas seeing the greatest expansion are cardiology, radiology, behavioral health and online consultation.

Encouraging this growth, governments are actively developing new policies and reimbursement guidelines to promote the use of digital health platforms. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for example, has recently expanded reimbursement for telehealth services. U.S. market growth is also being driven by the rising prevalence of chronic conditions and the growing geriatric population.

Remote heart attack detection is a previously unsolved problem with a massive and underserved market that is several times larger than the $2 billion total addressable market (TAM) in the U.S. for ECG cardiac arrhythmia monitoring.

Approximately 8 million Americans have suffered at least one heart attack, and a total of 18 million have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD). Based on these figures, HeartBeam projects a total addressable U.S. market TAM valued at $10 billion annually for its AIMIGo solution for remote heart attack monitoring of CAD.

Management Team

Branislav Vajdic, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of HeartBeam, Inc, combines over 30 years of experience in technology development and senior management positions. Dr. Vajdic has been deeply involved with the development of HeartBeam’s technology to fit his vision for the company. Prior to HeartBeam, from 2007 to 2010, Dr. Vajdic was CEO and Founder of NewCardio, a publicly traded company in the cardiovascular devices space. From 1984 to 2007, Dr. Vajdic was at Intel, where he held various senior management position. At Intel, Dr. Vajdic was the designer of first Flash memory and two key inventions that enabled Flash as a product and led engineering groups responsible for Pentium 1 through Pentium 4 designs. Dr. Vajdic was awarded two Intel Achievement Awards, the highest level of award for outstanding contributions to Intel. Dr. Vajdic is author of numerous patents and publications in the fields of cardiovascular devices, as well as chip design. Dr. Vajdic holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Jon Hunt, Ph.D., has over 35 years’ experience in the medical/medical device industry with extensive domestic and international experience in general management, clinical/regulatory, sales and marketing. He also has diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-up environments. Dr. Hunt was the Vice President of Clinical Science and Technology, Medical Device Innovation Consortium, from July 2019 to July 2021, and Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Cryterion Medical from January 2018 to June 2019 (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation in July 2018 for $202M). Dr. Hunt was the Founding President and CEO of Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. from October 2013 to November 2017 (acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.). Prior to joining Bardy Diagnostics, Dr. Hunt spent the previous 11 years as the Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs with Cameron Health, Inc. (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation). Dr. Hunt spent the previous 10 years with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., St. Jude Medical and Cardiac Pathways Corporation. Dr. Hunt began his career with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (now Boston Scientific Corporation) as the Director of Clinical Programs. He subsequently held positions at St. Jude Medical in Clinical Affairs and as the Business Unit Director for the Cardiac Rhythm Management division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Dr. Hunt held various executive positions as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation). Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. in Motor Control from The Pennsylvania State University, his Master’s from California State University, Long Beach and his undergraduate degree from Keele University in the United Kingdom.

Rick Brounstein, HeartBeam’s Chief Financial Officer, combines over 30 years of experience in health technology senior management. Since 2017, Mr. Brounstein has been and is currently a partner of Hardesty, LLC, a financial services firm, and Mr. Brounstein is currently a managing director of CTRLCFO, LLC, a firm Mr. Brounstein founded in 2016 to support funded start-ups in life science and technology. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Brounstein was Chief Financial Officer of NewCardio, Inc., a microcap public company in the cardiology space, and, over his career, he has been with nine other companies in life science or technology, holding positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer and Accounting Manager. From June 2001 through November 2007, Mr. Brounstein held several positions at Calypte Biomedical Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. In January 2007, Mr. Brounstein was appointed as the National Member Representative for the 2007 COSO Monitoring Project, which published new guidelines for monitoring internal financial controls in February 2009; Mr. Brounstein subsequently was a member of the FEI task force that issued the updated COSO Internal Control Framework in 2013. In March 2005, Mr. Brounstein was appointed to the SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies. Mr. Brounstein earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification while working at Arthur Andersen LLP, formerly a public accounting firm. Mr. Brounstein holds a B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance, both from Michigan State University.

Ken Persen, HeartBeam’s Chief Technology Officer, combines over 28 years of experience in the medical device and digital health industries in engineering and senior management positions. Mr. Persen has been involved in several companies in Cardiac Rhythm Management, holding positions including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Engineering. Since 2016 and prior to joining HeartBeam, Mr. Persen was the Chief Technology Officer at LIVMOR, Inc., a digital health company. In addition, from 2016 through November 2021, he was also Chief Executive Officer of LIVMOR. Prior roles included Director of Engineering at Cameron Health (acquired by Boston Scientific), a late-stage medical device start up, and engineering and management positions at Guidant Corp. (acquired by Boston Scientific), a large medical device manufacturer. He has an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a BA in Computer Science.

HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT), closed Monday's trading session at $2, up 2.0408%, on 23,890 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.06/$3.74.

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Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Mullen Automotive Inc. (MULN).

Chinese automaker BYD has officially confirmed that it will build an electric-vehicle factory and start manufacturing EVs in Indonesia in 2026. Construction on the facility will start later this year on a 100-hectare plot in West Java's Subang Smartpolitan Industrial Area that BYD is currently purchasing, the carmaker says. Although BYD hasn't provided any information on the facility's production capacity, the company expects to begin manufacturing EVs at the start of 2026, giving it roughly two and a half years to build the factory and ready it for production. According to a statement from the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, BYD invested a whopping $1.3 billion into the Subang Smartpolitan Industrial Area facility in early 2024 and plans to produce 150,000 electric cars in Indonesia annually. January also saw BYD debut three battery electric vehicles in the Indonesian market — the Dolphin, Atto 3 and Seal — as well as environmentally friendly products during a Jakarta event. The products are already being distributed and sold in dozens of countries. Liu Xueliang, from BYD's Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division, said at the time that it was a great opportunity for the company to offer sustainable new-energy vehicles to consumers in Indonesia. If other carmakers such as Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) are to make significant inroads in the international EV market, they need to act fast and scale up their operations in strategically selected hubs around the world.

Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) is a Southern California-based automotive company that owns and partners with several synergistic businesses working toward the unified goal of creating clean and scalable energy solutions. Mullen has evolved over the past decade in sync with consumers and technology trends. Today, the company is working diligently to provide exciting EV options built entirely in the United States and made to fit perfectly into the American consumer’s life. Mullen strives to make EVs more accessible than ever by building an end-to-end ecosystem that takes care of all aspects of EV ownership.

Commencement of Trading on Nasdaq

On November 5, 2021, Mullen announced its commencement of trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

“Today is a monumental day for Mullen Automotive. I am especially proud of our team, investors and all who have believed in Mullen and taken us to this point as a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Capital Market,” David Michery, CEO and Chairman of Mullen Automotive, stated in the news release. “Trading on Nasdaq now opens us up to new investors, both institutional and retail shareholders, and broadens our awareness and company profile, while increasing awareness of Mullen and our technology platform and opening new opportunities in EV and beyond. The road ahead has never been brighter for Mullen, and I am proud to lead us into the future.”

The milestone came in the wake of the company’s stock-for-stock merger with Net Element Inc.

The Mullen FIVE

The Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, debuting at the Los Angeles International Auto Show (LAIAS) on November 17, 2021, embodies Mullen’s Southern California roots with an inspired design focused on two complementary Golden State themes – California landscape and California urban.

The FIVE is built on an EV Crossover skateboard platform that offers multiple powertrain configurations and trim levels in a svelte design that is Strikingly Different™ and exciting to experience in person.

Prior to the start of LAIAS, the Mullen FIVE was selected as a finalist by the LA Auto Show for Top EV SUV in the ZEVA “People’s Choice” Awards.

LAIAS provides Mullen an opportunity to display multiple variants of the FIVE model while also showcasing its powertrain, battery and charging technology. The company intends to bring the FIVE to market in 2024, and reservations are currently open here.

Mullen’s development portfolio also includes EV Fleet Vans, which it intends to bring to market in Q2 2022, and the pure electric, high performance Mullen DragonFLY.

Expansion of Manufacturing Capacity

On November 2, 2021, Mullen announced plans to expand its facility in Robinsonville, Mississippi.

Mullen’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Facility (AMEC) currently occupies 124,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The total available land on the property is over 100 acres, and Mullen is moving ahead with plans to build out another 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space to support class 1 and class 2 EV cargo vans and the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover.

On the expanded site, Mullen plans to build a body shop, a fully automated paint shop and a general assembly shop.

EV Market Outlook

The global EV market was reported to consist of 3,269,671 units in 2019, a figure that is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% through 2030 to a total of 26,951,318 units worldwide. This market’s monetary value was estimated at $162.34 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.6%, resulting in an approximate value of $802.81 billion by 2027. The primary driver for this exponential growth is a worldwide increase in vehicle emissions regulations.

Management Team

David Michery is the CEO and Founder of Mullen and has been leading the company and its divisions since inception in 2014. With over 25 years of executive management, marketing, distressed assets, and business restructuring experience, Mr. Michery brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and expertise to the Mullen brand. He has notably created 12 trademarks so far to develop the company brand and vision.

Mr. Michery is working toward a sustainable future accessible to all by creating a suite of clean-energy electric vehicles at varied price points. With entirely U.S.-based manufacturing and operations, he is also determined to have Mullen Technologies play a role in shaping a self-sustaining local economy by creating more jobs in America.

Mr. Michery manages risks and company expectations as a pathway to success and has personally overseen several businesses that totaled over $1 billion in transactions. His key strength is the ability to be fiscally responsible and lead teams to complete projects on time and within budget. As a seasoned professional in this space, Mr. Michery has demonstrated skill in building businesses from the ground up and into successful entities that subsequently sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mullen Automotive Inc. (MULN), closed Monday's trading session at $5.78, off by 5.0903%, on 3,373,376 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.3565/$1341.00.

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SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) .

SuperCom Ltd. has successfully introduced its suite of PureSecurity electronic monitoring products and services in several countries, including the United States

America's vast federal and lower court system is a particular factor for SuperCom because of the courts' drive to consider alternatives to incarceration, providing non-violent offenders options for remaining out of overcrowded jails prior to trial or after sentencing

SuperCom has successfully won and serviced a variety of new multi-year government client projects, showing the ongoing need for continually improving EM technology

Court systems everywhere, including the U.S., rely on probation and parole programs to help reduce the expense and staffing pressures associated with maintaining non-violent offenders behind bars ( SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB) is an EM technology company that has worked with clients in both Europe and the U.S., with a key focus on the United States court-administered supervised release programs that aim to reduce recidivism as well as demands on the U.S. incarceration system. EM is designed as a downward pressure on both.

SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) provides secured solutions for the e-government, IoT and cybersecurity sectors. Since 1988, the company has been a trusted global provider of traditional and digital identity offerings, providing cutting-edge electronic and digital security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, around the world.

SuperCom’s mission is to revolutionize the public safety sector worldwide through proprietary electronic monitoring technology, data intelligence, and complementary services.

The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in California and other regions in the U.S.

Business Units

IoT and Connectivity

SuperCom IoT products and solutions provide advanced electronic monitoring solutions and services to criminal justice agencies, enabling customers to detect unauthorized movement of people, vehicles, and other monitored objects. The company provides an all-in-one, field-proven PureSecurity offender monitoring suite, accompanied by services such as GPS monitoring, home detention, domestic violence prevention, and more. The company’s services are specifically tailored to meet each client’s needs.

SuperCom’s proprietary Puresecurity suite of hardware, connectivity, and software components is the foundation for its criminal justice services and offerings. SuperCom is leveraging its extensive technology expertise to implement groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into various parts of its core offerings. By leveraging the power of AI, SuperCom’s PureSecurity platform can offer new abilities, such as amplified data analysis, predictive modeling, and streamlined automation – all geared toward optimizing decision-making and operational efficiency.

Competitive advantages of SuperCom’s technology include:

  • Long Battery Life (No Tag Charging Required)
  • Ultra Lightweight Form Factor
  • Next-Gen Location Tech
  • Protection of Domestic Violence Victims
  • And More



In 2015, SuperCom identified the cybersecurity market as a fast-growing space with significant advantages due to synergistic technologies and a shared customer base with its e-Gov and IoT business units. Consequently, SuperCom strategically acquired Prevision Ltd., a company with a strong presence in the market and a broad range of competitive cybersecurity services.

During the first quarter of 2016, SuperCom acquired Safend Ltd., an international provider of cutting-edge endpoint data protection guarding against corporate data loss and theft through content discovery and inspection, encryption methodologies, and comprehensive device and port control.

Both acquisitions significantly expanded the breadth of the company’s global cybersecurity capabilities.


Through proprietary e-government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance, and border control services, SuperCom has helped governments, and national agencies design and issue secured multi-identification, or Multi-ID, documents and robust digital identity solutions to their citizens, visitors, and lands.

The company has focused on expanding its activities in the traditional identification, or ID, and electronic identification, or e-Gov, markets, including the design, development, and marketing of identification technologies and solutions to governments in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa using SuperCom’s e-Government platforms.

Market Opportunity

Data from Berg Insight estimates the market for electronic monitoring solutions will grow from $1.2 billion in 2021 to $2.1 billion in 2026, marking a CAGR of 10.8% for the forecast period.

High recidivism rates, prison overcrowding, and soaring incarceration costs are some factors that are driving the electronic monitoring of offenders’ market growth.

An analysis by ReportLinker forecasts that the global cybersecurity market will grow from an estimated value of $173.5 billion in 2022 to $266.2 billion by 2027, achieving a CAGR of 8.9% for the period.

The increased number of data breaches worldwide, the ability of malicious actors to operate from anywhere in the world, the links between cyberspace and physical systems, and the difficulty of reducing vulnerabilities and consequences in complex cyber networks are some factors driving the cybersecurity market growth.

Management Team

Ordan Trabelsi is President and CEO of SuperCom. He has over 15 years of experience as CEO, growing high-tech companies globally. He also has experience in research and development and product innovation, as well as hands-on experience in cybersecurity, encryption, advanced mathematics, and mobile and internet network technologies. Prior to joining SuperCom, he served as co-founder and CEO of Klikot Inc., a global social networking company. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from The Technion: Israel Institute of Technology.

Barak Trabelsi is COO of SuperCom. He has expertise in big data, cyber, mobile, and internet network technologies, as well as extensive experience in product development and strategies. Prior to joining SuperCom, he served as Senior Product Manager at Equinox Ltd. Before that, he served for four years as VP of R&D at Sigma Wave, a wireless, security, and internet-focused company. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Business, as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Gil Alfi is VP of Sales at Safend Ltd., SuperCom’s cybersecurity subsidiary. He joined SuperCom in 2016 as VP of Business Development for Safend. He has more than 18 years of experience in technology companies. He served as an R&D team technology lead for more than seven years and as Director of Product Management for various telecom and wireless companies for more than 10 years. Prior to joining SuperCom, he served as Regional Sales Director at Safend, managing sales regions in Europe and Africa. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB), closed Monday's trading session at $0.1931, off by 1.2781%, on 2,108,723 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8.876M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1524/$1.27.

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Reflex Advanced Materials Corp. (CSE: RFLX) (OTCQB: RFLXF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Reflex Advanced Materials Corp. (CSE: RFLX) (OTCQB: RFLXF).

Analysts say global demand growth for petrol could drop by 50% this year as the transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) speeds up in major markets such as the United States and China. Additionally, refiners will likely see a dip in their second-half earnings as petrol consumption returns to normal levels after experiencing an abnormal surge in demand in 2023. BEVs have been around for more than a decade as potential alternatives to fossil-fuel vehicles, but their high upfront costs put them out of reach for most of the consumer market. Although most automakers are now working to develop affordable electric cars for the mass market, Chinese carmakers are winning as massive subsidies from Beijing have allowed them to sell their EVs cheaply. China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC)'s research arm, Sinopecm estimates that its gasoline consumption is set to rise by around 1.3% (2 million tons) to 3.8 million barrels per day (165.1 million metric tons). Furthermore, Sinopec expects a 1.7% (3 million tons) increase in global gasoline demand to bring the total gasoline demand in 2024 to 182 million tons. There are concerted efforts by companies such as Reflex Advanced Materials Corp. (CSE: RFLX) (OTCQB: RFLXF) to avail many of the critical metals that will facilitate the production of alternative-energy transportation means, such as EVs. The confluence of these undertakings could soon cut demand for gasoline even further in years to come.

Reflex Advanced Materials Corp. (CSE: RFLX) (OTCQB: RFLXF) is a strategic minerals company focused on locating and developing economic properties in the strategic metals and advanced materials space. The company aims to improve domestic specialty mineral infrastructure efficiencies to meet surging national demand from North American manufacturers, effectively positioning itself as one of the only North American suppliers of high purity natural graphite for hi-tech applications.

Reflex Advanced Materials is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its project portfolio includes the Ruby Graphite Deposit in Montana and the ZigZag Lithium Property in Ontario.


Ruby Graphite Project

Located in a mining-friendly jurisdiction in southwest Montana, the Ruby Graphite Deposit is a low cost, rapid re-entry opportunity that produced roughly 2,400 tons of graphite from 1902 to 1948. Reflex Advanced Materials holds mining rights for 755 hectares at the Ruby Graphite Project, with 96 federal lode mining claims. Recent samples assay at 95.8% to 98.4% total carbon.

The site is notable as the only combined U.S. graphite flake and vein graphite source. Vein graphite is ideal for energy storage applications, because it requires fewer steps to achieve purity than synthetic alternatives and is therefore far less environmentally damaging. This is expected to play a key role in the project’s development as demand for electric vehicles continues to surge.

In March 2023, the company announced its submittal of permit applications to the Bureau of Land Management in respect of its exploration of the Ruby Graphite Project. Its initial drill program, expected to take place in the summer of 2023, includes plans for 3,500 total meters of drilling, cored to an average depth of 130 meters. The targets for this drill program have been identified using historical data from original mine operations and data gathered for the initial 43-101 technical report on the project, dated January 31, 2023.

ZigZag Lithium Property

Located in the Thunder Bay Mining Division of Ontario, the ZigZag Lithium Property consists of eight mining claims spanning roughly 2,710 hectares. Mineralization at the property, most notably lithium, is based in pegmatite dikes and concentrated in spodumene crystals, which are consistent throughout the entire unit.

Spodumene is readily observable in outcrops and in drill cores, with crystal sizes ranging from 3-15cm, on average.

Reflex Advanced Materials and American Energy Technologies Company Metallurgical Partnership

Reflex Advanced Materials has entered into a material processing agreement with American Energy Technologies Co., which is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to conduct metallurgical testwork with the goal of creating a technical support data package for Reflex’s target customer base, U.S. Federal agencies and qualification programs with hi-tech customers in the battery and battery storage business.

The resulting coated, spherionized, purified graphite (CSPG) material that is expected to be created from the aforementioned tests will be used to provide potential customers of CSPG with samples so that they can begin the material qualification process.

Market Opportunity

Graphite is an ideal battery anode and has dominated the market since the proliferation of lithium-ion batteries. Despite this demand, there is currently no significant production of lithium-ion battery anode material in North America.

Instead, most graphite sold in North America today is sourced from Chinese producers. U.S. President Joe Biden highlighted this sourcing disparity in a 2022 address:

“The United Stated depends on unreliable foreign sources for many of the strategic and critical materials necessary for the clean energy transition – such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite and manganese for large-capacity batteries,” he said. “Demand for such materials is projected to increase exponentially as the world transitions to a clean energy economy.”

The U.S. Department of Energy is in the process of awarding $2.8 billion to expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles and combat this foreign dependency. Reflex Advanced Materials has identified its Ruby Graphite Project as a prime candidate for U.S.-sponsored initiatives due to the rarity and scarcity of natural graphite deposits in the country.

Processing graphite domestically in the U.S. is expected to provide Reflex Advanced Materials a competitive advantage as manufacturers begin to seek out American supply in the face of increased diplomatic tension. This is critical, as a rise in anode demand is expected to fuel a shortage of 8 million tonnes of graphite by 2040. World Bank Group projects 494% growth in total graphite demand by 2050.

Leadership Team

Paul Gorman is the CEO and a Director of Reflex Advanced Materials. He brings to the company over 25 years of experience in junior mining finance, public listings, viability assessment and operational rationalization. For 18 years, Mr. Gorman served as president and managing partner of Riverbank Capital, where he played an instrumental role in raising more than $85 million for small-cap companies. In 2008, he funded Industrial Minerals Inc. (later Northern Graphite) and served in an advisory role for four other graphite companies, contributing significantly to the revitalization of the junior graphite space in North America. Mr. Gorman founded Mega Graphite Inc. in 2009 and has served as chief executive for three other companies.

Tasheel Jeerh, CPA, is the company’s CFO. He is a finance and accounting professional with over a decade of experience spanning both public and private sectors. Prior to joining Reflex Advanced Materials, Mr. Jeerh played a pivotal role in the growth of a private upstream oil and gas firm, dealing with over $2 billion in M&A activity and $1 billion in financing activities. He gained his designation at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked as a manager in the assurance practice.

Greg Bell is Project Manager for Reflex Advanced Materials. He is a multi-disciplined engineering management professional with more than 40 years of experience in the natural resources sector. Mr. Bell has successfully built and managed several start-up operations in various capacities. He has been active in graphite and lithium exploration for the past seven years.

Christopher W. Hill leads the company’s Corporate Development initiatives. He is an investor and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the capital markets. Mr. Hill began his career as an investment advisor and then began to consult and advise private companies on their paths to becoming publicly traded. He specializes in corporate development and strategic financing utilizing his large network in the capital markets.

Reflex Advanced Materials Corp. (RFLXF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.07905, off by 1.1875%, on 2,560 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,381 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.063/$0.418.

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Fathom Nickel Inc. (CSE: FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Nickel Inc. (CSE: FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF).

Nickel demand is expected to double by 2030, creating a need for North America to ramp-up domestic supply

Fathom Nickel explores Saskatchewan's nickel belt, a prolific metal region with untapped potential

Drilling at Fathom's Gochager Lake property has identified promising nickel mineralization at depth, while the footprint at Albert Lake has expanded to 90,000+ hectares

Nickel is the silent workhorse of the clean energy revolution. Essential for electric vehicle batteries and renewable energy infrastructure, demand for this vital metal is skyrocketing. Plus, let's not forget the expansive utility of nickel as a base metal integral to the world for centuries that isn't going away either. To that point, North America faces a significant challenge: a looming nickel supply shortage. This is where Fathom Nickel (CSE: FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF) steps in. A junior exploration company with a massive land package, Fathom is strategically positioned to capitalize on the untapped potential of the Saskatchewan nickel belt. Their portfolio comprises two highly prospective properties: the Gochager Lake Property and the Albert Lake Property. Combined, Fathom's two properties in Saskatchewan consist of 66 individual mineral claims totaling 113,080 hectares.

Fathom Nickel Inc. (CSE: FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF) is a Canadian natural resource development and exploration company that targets high-grade nickel sulfide discoveries for use in the rapidly growing global electric vehicle (EV) market. The company has a portfolio of two high-quality exploration projects located in the prolific Trans Hudson Corridor in Saskatchewan.

Led by a management team with more than 100 years of combined mining and exploration experience, Fathom believes in a continuing bright outlook for nickel and its increasing use in the manufacturing of batteries needed for energy storage in the high-growth renewable energy and EV industries. The company’s modern approach to exploration has yielded significant new nickel discoveries.

Fathom is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.


The Albert Lake Project

The Albert Lake Project comprises 90,460 hectares of lands located in north-central Saskatchewan, with over 80,000 hectares currently unexplored. The project is host to the historic Rottenstone Mine, a high-grade, open pit nickel sulfide past producer that was active from 1965 to 1969 and yielded ~26,000 tonnes of 3.3% Ni, 1.8% Cu, and >9 g/t Pd-Pt+Au.

The geological setting of the Albert Lake Project is within the Trans Hudson Orogeny (Corridor), which is host to numerous world-class nickel mining camps including the Thompson Nickel Belt (currently operating with more than 5 billion pounds of nickel produced since 1959), Lynn Lake (past producer) and Raglan Nickel Belt (currently operating with more than 39,000 tons of nickel produced in 2020).

The project is fully permitted. Exploration plans for 2024 include drilling a high-priority target located approximately 2km south of the historic Rottenstone Mine along with drilling other high-priority targets. Additional soil geochemistry, surface geophysical programs and geological mapping and prospecting will be performed during the summer field season.

The Gochager Lake Project

The Gochager Lake Project in northern Saskatchewan, also in the prolific Trans Hudson Corridor, was recently expanded through the addition of the contiguous Watt’s Lake property and direct staking, bringing its total land area to 22,620 hectares.

The Gochager Lake property is host to a historic resource defined by drilling in 1966-1967 consisting of 4.2 M tons grading 0.29% Ni and 0.08% Cu. Recent drilling by Fathom has defined multiple very robust off-hole borehole electromagnetic (BHEM) responses in eight of nine holes drilled in 2023 and three historic drill holes probed. There is very strong evidence of multiple, high-grade nickel-copper-cobalt steeply oriented chutes within the historic Gochager Lake Deposit.

Prior to Fathom exploration in 2023 and since 1970, exploration at the property has been limited to small drill programs in 1989-1990 and 2018. Exploration plans for 2024 include expanded surface geophysical programs, drilling and continued BHEM surveys to expand tons and increase the grade of the historic Gochager Lake deposit. Summer exploration will consist of soil geochemistry, mapping, prospecting and additional surface geophysical programs focused on identifying other Gochager-like deposits within the current land package.

Market Opportunity

Nickel plays a crucial role in clean energy technologies, and that is expected to cause demand to well outstrip supply for the foreseeable future.

With an annual market value of around $35 billion, nickel demand is projected to rise due to its intensive use in lithium-ion batteries used to power EVs. However, new discoveries of nickel sulfide deposits (currently the most reliable source for battery-grade class 1 nickel) have been rare, which could constrain class 1 nickel supply in the coming years.

According to Deloitte’s global EV forecast, total EV sales will grow from 2.5 million in 2020 to 11.2 million in 2025, reaching 31.1 million by 2030 and representing approximately 32% of the total market share for new car sales. Over the next 10 years, the EV market is projected to see a CAGR of 29%, with increased demand for nickel expected to be comparable.

Management Team

Fathom Nickel has assembled a best-in-class leadership team consisting of highly qualified industry professionals with deep knowledge and understanding of the mineral exploration industry and capital markets.

Ian Fraser, P.Geo., is CEO, VP Exploration and Co-Founder of Fathom Nickel. He has more than 35 years of experience in mineral exploration, as well as managing and implementing exploration projects in Canada and internationally. His experience includes resource interpretation and development of the Casa Berardi Gold Mine and Komis Gold Mine, as well as the Cisneros Gold Mine in Colombia.

Doug Porter, CPA, CA, CBV, is President, CFO and Director of Fathom Nickel. He is a senior financial and accounting executive with specific emphasis in resource company management. His career includes positions with Elan Coal Ltd., Altitude Resources Ltd. and StimWrx Oilfield Services Ltd.

Fathom Nickel Inc. (OTCQB: FNICF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0495, off by 2.9412%, on 112,310 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 85,857 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0427/$0.2634.

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