Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI)
Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) invests in and partners with companies that are creating the future of money in the high growth, emerging technology fields of digital commerce, multichannel payments, and predictive analytics.
Vision: Be the leading digital commerce, multichannel payments, predictive analytics solutions provider into global markets
Mission: To provide innovative solutions that facilitates and expedites commerce, enriching our partners and their customers' experience, and improving efficiency. Recognizing that the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technological conveniences, Alternet Systems aims to provide its customers with the tools to prepare themselves for a new era of digital commerce and payments, financial services and consumer information, and, most importantly, a new era of how to live.
Since 2010, Alternet has maintained a progressive focus on the high-growth, mobile value-added service industries of mobile financial services and mobile security. In 2014, the company expanded its scope of expertise to include in its investment verticals the exciting digital commerce space, transforming the legacy electronic payments infrastructure and developing advanced predictive data analytics applications for the mass consumer, telecommunications and financial industry.
With strategic investments in these three key, high-growth markets, Alternet is accelerating the future of money and its role in the global demand for these services. The company is guided by a team of executives specializing in entrepreneurial endeavors, innovation, corporate strategy, financial and executive management of multi-national organizations, and a vast network of industry resources.
As Alternet embarks on this new path, the company will be led by a management team and board of directors with over a century's worth of combined experience in the fields of investing, technology, and financing, and the consensus knowledge of where to invest and when in start-up and early-stage companies.
ContentChecked Holdings Inc. (CNCK)
ContentChecked Holdings Inc. (CNCK) is the parent company of a family of mobile applications designed for individuals with specific dietary requirements. Since the official U.S. launch of its first app in early 2015, ContentChecked has continued to build its database of product information obtained from food manufacturers – the database now incorporates 70% of all conventional U.S. products, fully supporting the needs of ContentChecked customers.
Consumers register their food allergies or intolerances with ContentChecked, and simply scan the bar codes of whichever items they are considering purchasing. The app then provides users with information on what products fit their pre-set requirements. This connection between food producers and users is the basis of the ContentChecked business model – a highly engaged consumer, ready to buy, and in need of recommendations.
By initially focusing upon food allergies and intolerances, ContentChecked had access to a marketplace of more than 15 million people in the United States that suffer from food allergies, in addition to a demographic who develop stomach problems as a result of different foods. Though the overall market for food allergies and intolerances is valued at $13 billion in 2015, ContentChecked further expanded its market reach through the launch of MigraineChecked, SugarChecked and VeganChecked applications.
With these offerings, ContentChecked's market reach now extends to the roughly 38 million people in the United States currently diagnosed with migraines; as well as to the largest health-related cost in the country: the 97 million people at risk of developing, or have already developed, Type 2 diabetes. ContentChecked's growth is spearheaded by a talented team of professionals using their experience in entrepreneurial endeavors, sales, marketing and advisory services, nutrition, web design, social media and graphics and data management to help users better manage their food allergies, migraines, and overall health.
Dominovas Energy Corp. (DNRG)
Dominovas Energy Corp. (DNRG) is an energy solutions company dedicated to delivering clean, efficient and reliable electricity to areas of the world that lack this precious commodity on a multi-megawatt scale. Recognizing the incredible growth and profit opportunities of the green and alternative energy markets, Dominovas Energy defined a sustainable deployment model to take a leading position among alternative green energy solutions providers. It is equally important to note that while Dominovas Energy provides "alternative green energy solutions" in that its power generation capability is not of the traditional standards of energy generation, the company delivers "primary" power to its clients.
At the heart of Dominovas Energy's Fuel Cell Division is a revolutionary "disruptive technology" and energy solution powered by the RUBICON™ Series Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Technology. Led by the incomparable scholar, professor and visionary Dr. Shamiul Islam, the RUBICON™ achieves more than 50% fuel-to-electricity efficiency, providing cost effective, clean, significantly-reduced emissions with silent operations in 100kW to multi-megawatt power arrays. The proprietary system is also uniquely capable of reforming and converting multiple fuel stocks such as natural gas and bio-fuel, and is expected to become the "PLATINUM Standard" by which all other fuel cell technologies are measured.
In early 2014, Dominovas Energy was acquired by Western Standard Energy Corp. in a merger transaction in which Dominovas Energy was the emerging publically traded entity. Per the acquisition, Dominovas Energy obtained Western Standard's 49.25% ownership of award-winning renewable energy company Pro Eco Energy Ltd. Pro Eco Energy provides award-winning heating and cooling systems for commercial and public buildings, delivering the newest alternative energy technologies for energy efficient HVAC systems in a timely and cost-competitive manner.
Dominovas Energy has designs to build and own fuel cell utilities worldwide, joining the ranks of some of the world's largest and most well-known companies that are also looking to take advantage of the vast opportunities that have come about as the need for energy production far exceeds the supply on a worldwide basis. The RUBICON™ is superior to any other system on the market today, and Dominovas Energy's ability to produce a fuel cell that allows for distributed power in multi-megawatt arrays is revolutionary, which allows for profitable commercialization while meeting the demands of the world market.
Elephant Talk Communications Inc. (ETAK)
Elephant Talk Communications Inc. (ETAK) provides mobile proprietary Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms for its growing base of strategic partners and clients, which includes some of today's world-leading MNOs and technology companies, including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Zain, HP and Affirmed Networks.
Targeting its share of the broader $1.4+ trillion telecommunications market, Elephant Talk empowers MNOs, MVNOs, MVNEs and MVNAs with a full suite of applications, reliable industry expertise, and high quality customer service. Understanding that partnership is crucial in enabling and delivering the highest level of quality of product capability and professionalism, Elephant Talk also closely collaborates with other expert organizations and leading service providers.
ValidSoft UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Elephant Talk uses personal authentication and device assurance to secure transactions and help customers reduce fraud losses. As part of its multi-factor authentication, ValidSoft integrates its leading Voice Biometric engine into multivendor solutions or as a standalone system. ValidSoft serves multiple clients in the financial government and business automation sectors and is the only company to have been granted four European Privacy Seals, reflecting its commitment to promoting strong data privacy.
Elephant Talk has implemented rigid structures and processes to ensure corporate integrity and the responsible oversight of all business activities. This vision starts with executive management and extends to every employee. Elephant Talk is guided by a visionary leadership team with a rich history of success in key markets pertinent to both the company's current and desired market positions. In order to achieve and maintain world-class system performance, Elephant Talk leverages this management team along with collaborations with the world's best technical partners.
Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL)
Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL) is a first-of-its-kind, award-winning family restaurant and play space that combines organic gourmet food with the play elements for children in a 2500-square-foot play space in the middle of the restaurant. The concept is similar to Chuck E. Cheese, but offers a unique healthier, high-end version for health conscious parents and families. Parents eat and relax while the kids have an incredible time playing in the custom-made play area with giant climbers, dragons, castles, pirate ships slides and swings and a multitude of other toys.
In addition to nightly shows and concerts, every 30 minutes Giggles N' Hugs provides an activity such as face painting, disco dance parties, karaoke, games, arts and crafts, and much more. Giggles N' Hugs has been voted the No. 1 family restaurant, No. 1 birthday party place, and the No. 1 indoor play space in all of Los Angeles, and has attracted a star-studded list of customers including Sandra Bullock, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Denis Quaid, Mark Whalberg, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and many more.
Revenue is derived from several sources, including food and beverage sales, beer and wine, birthday parties (40%), admission and membership fees to play, along with retail sales. These revenue-generating locations are also highly sought-after tenants. The company currently has three locations in the top premier malls around Los Angeles; four of the largest mall owners in the country are giving Giggles N' Hugs up to 75% discounts on rent and providing upward of $700,000 of upfront cash for each location to get Giggles N' Hugs into their malls around the country.
Growth and recognition of this caliber are driven by a very powerful management team. Giggles N' Hugs President John Kaufman was the COO at California Pizza Kitchen when the founders had just two locations. Joined by Giggles N' Hugs' CFO Phillip Gay, who at the time was CFO of California Kitchen, Kaufman grew the company from two to more than 100 locations – at which time it was bought by Pepsi Co. Kaufman was recruited as president of Koo Koo Roo Chicken, one of the fastest growing fast-casual concepts on the west coast, while Gay joined Wolfgang Puck Restaurants group as CFO, eventually becoming the CEO.
Giggles N' Hugs was founded as a truly "kid friendly" establishment catered specifically to the size, interests, and nutrition needs of children. Since opening its first Giggles N' Hugs in 2009, the company has received a steady stream of interest from more than 300 interested parties looking to expand the concept – via franchise or master licenses – in the U.S. as well globally in countries such as Germany, England, Dubai, Russia, Colombia, Australia , Singapore, Turkey, among the many more.
GTX Corp. (GTXO)
Through its robust IoT enterprise monitoring platform and licensing, subscription recurring revenue business model, GTX Corp. (GTXO) offers a complete end-to-end solution backed by an extensive portfolio of patents with filing dates going back as early as 2002, patents pending, registered trademarks, copy rights and URLs. GTX was featured in a 38-page research piece outlining the value proposition of the company's IP portfolio, and was also published in a SeeThruEquity research report discussing the value of the company's IP.
GTX has established a growing global distribution network with partners in more than 20 countries, and has garnered millions of dollars' worth of free media with coverage on CNN, Good Morning America, The Doctors, Fox News, Discovery Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times, LA Times, U.S.A. Today, the LA Business Journal, AARP and hundreds of other television, radio, magazine and newspaper media outlets across the globe.
The company's flagship, patented GPS SmartSoles were recently showcased in Munich at the Telefonica Digital Innovation Day 2015; was featured in AARP's 2015 technology gear guide; and came in second place, with Microsoft finishing first and Samsung taking third, in the 2015 Wearables, Health, Fitness & Wellness category at CTIA's Hot for the Holidays Awards competition.
As GTX continues to expand its brand awareness and distribution channels both domestically and internationally, in parallel it also plans to introduce new products with an emphasis on e-health and wellness. Corporate strategies are guided by a visionary management team with the insight and experience needed to navigate the plentiful opportunities and potential market share in the emerging multibillion IoT and Wearable Tech industries.
"With approximately 2% of the population having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia, autism, TBI or some other cognitive disorder which may lead to wandering due to memory loss, GTX plays a vital role in the safety, security and recovery of these individuals and their caregivers." --- Patrick Bertagna GTX Corp CEO.
Hemp, Inc. (HEMP)
Hemp, Inc. (HEMP) is a publicly-traded company founded in 2008 and focused on becoming the leader in the $500 million industrial hemp industry. The company's range of hemp products are eco-friendly, organic, healthy and, in many cases, suitable alternatives to petroleum-based products.
Hemp, Inc. is on a mission to make the world a better place to live. In line with this goal, the company is an active supporter of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which would allow farmers in the United States to legally cultivate hemp, just as they can in many other industrialized nations.
Hemp, Inc.'s dedication to the production of industrial hemp is highlighted by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, which recently purchased the largest decortication plant in North America. The plant, which is located in Spring Hope, North Carolina, is housed in a 70 million square foot warehouse and is currently scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2015. The company will initially produce fiber, loss circulation materials (LCM) and absorbents from kenaf at the facility, and later from hemp, once it is legalized.
The company will produce LCMs for the drilling industry, which is expected to provide a substantial source of revenue in the coming years. LCM is used by drilling rig operators to maintain seals while drilling for water, oil and natural gas, making it a very desirable product for some of the world's largest oil production companies, which will become Hemp Inc.'s customers. The company will also manufacture an absorbent product that is used effectively for oil spill cleanups.
Hemp, Inc. plans to promote sustainable financial growth in the future through the implementation of an acquisition-based strategy that will position it as a leader in the industrial hemp industry. As the company progresses toward the assembly of a portfolio of synergistic businesses, it's in a favorable position to maximize shareholder value.
Legacy Ventures International, Inc. (LGYV)
Legacy Ventures International, Inc. (LGYV) is an investment company seeking out high-potential businesses with big ideas that can be scaled in order to promote hyper growth. The company fuels innovation and passion by providing the capital, oversight and connections that young businesses need to reach their full potential.
Legacy is led by a highly-qualified executive team with decades of relevant industry experience. Evan Clifford, the company's chief executive officer, has spent more than 15 years building and maintaining relationships with some of North America's most influential executives. Over the past decade, he has served as a lead advisor to a collection of companies and individuals striving for personal and professional success. Likewise, Rehan Saeed, Legacy's chief financial officer, has over a decade of experience in the banking industry during which he built and managed a real estate portfolio valued at $110 million.
The company's current brand portfolio is headlined by newly-acquired RM Fresh Brands, a servicer of food and beverage retailers and distributors around the globe. RM Fresh Brands takes a unique approach to brand partnerships by maintaining a clear focus on sustainable, category-changing consumables. This strategy has helped it build an extensive portfolio of highly-desirable brands – including Boxed Water, Aloe Gloe, Uncle Si's Iced Tea and Chef 5-Minute Meals.
Following the successful acquisition of RM Fresh Brands, Legacy is in a strong strategic position to move forward with its efforts to promote sustainable growth. The company will lean on the considerable experience of its management team as it looks to build on its recent progress while promoting maximized shareholder value.
Lingo Media Corp. (LMDCF)
Lingo Media Corp. (LMDCF) (LM.V) is an EdTech company that's changing the way the world learns English through an innovative combination of proven educational techniques and accessible technology. The company provides both online and print-based solutions through its two distinct business units: ELL Technologies and Lingo Learning. Through ELL Technologies, Lingo has made considerable progress in English-learning markets throughout Latin America. Through print-based publisher Lingo Learning, the company has built a significant presence in the Chinese education market, which includes more than 300 million students.
The company's groundbreaking English programs are developed and marketed for students at every stage of development – from the classroom to the boardroom. This versatility has allowed Lingo to secure contracts and build relationships with clients in a variety of markets around the globe. In Mexico, a subsidiary of the company has partnered with a recognized university that allows it to offer its courses along with certification. In Peru, the company's subsidiary provides its groundbreaking Scholar program to a branch of the country's armed forces.
Through ELL Technologies, Lingo also markets electronic learning solutions that are suitable for pre-readers. Lingo's Kids program – which features cross-platform, multi-browser compatibility – requires no prior knowledge of the English language, allowing the company to address the entire student life cycle in blended learning environments, traditional classroom settings and the home with one cutting-edge solution. The Kids program addresses the critically underserved pre-school market, which includes roughly 181.4 million children across Asia and 30.1 million throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, according to UNESCO.
Although Lingo has traditionally leaned on its print-based offerings as a primary source of revenue, the company's recent efforts to shift into the thriving eLearning market have highlighted the immense potential of a more heavily digital approach. In the second quarter of 2015, Lingo recorded more revenue from digital products than print-based solutions for the first time in its history. With the global eLearning market set to reach $107 billion in 2015, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts, the company's performance and growing foothold in some of the world's most rapidly expanding markets place it in a favorable position.
Moxian, Inc. (MOXC)
Moxian, Inc. (MOXC) engages in the business of providing social marketing and promotion platforms designed to help merchants accelerate and advertise their business growth through social media. These products and services enable merchants to run targeted advertising campaigns and promotions, and aim to enhance the interaction between users and merchant clients by using consumer behavior data compiled from the Moxian database of user activities. The company has two primary core products: Moxian+ User App and Moxian+ Business App.
Developed in Shenzhen, China, Moxian integrates social media, entertainment and business intelligence. The Multi-Channel Social Commerce Platform, which includes a variety of tools such as Moxian's proprietary Social Customer Relationship Management (SCRM) system, generates knowledgeable data for merchants. This way, consumers and businesses are able to connect and interact with one another to achieve the concept of "online lifestyle, offline fun."
Moxian+ User App serves as an App driven for consumer users to use the platform, consisting of our proprietary virtual currency (MO-Coin and MO-Points), social networking, redemption centre and game centre. Users can earn MO-Coins by playing games, and then use those coins to redeem prizes sponsored by Moxian and client merchants. This model not only drives registered consumers to Moxian and merchant, but also provides merchants the opportunity to advertise, run marketing campaigns, and learn about their customers through the Platform.
Moxian+ Business App is an independent App with built in Social Customer Relationship Management tool built for merchants. Merchants are able to set up a store on the Moxian platform through this business App, push promotions via a variety of methods offered on the platform and look at generated report customized to their own shop.
Moxian's management team has more than 100 years of combined experience in a variety of pertinent endeavors, including management of private and public enterprise, multi-national organizations, quality, engineering and procurement, finance, marketing, communication and more. Together, Moxian's management team is effecting the company's aim to create and lead a personalized social network platform that best fits users and businesses.
Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. (OGES)
Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. (OGES) is an integrated energy storage solutions company focused on the design, development and manufacture of high-quality cells, batteries and power systems. The company's innovative 'Made in the U.S.A.' product line includes multiple lithium-ion technologies and form factors that are optimized to address three high-demand target markets – including stationary and grid storage; motive applications, such as electric and hybrid electric fleet vehicles; and specialty applications, such as military, aerospace, marine, medical and telecom backup.
Through a recent restructuring of its operations, Oakridge strategically positioned itself to expand its market reach moving forward. The company currently owns and operates two manufacturing facilities in Melbourne, Florida, which play an instrumental role in its efforts to meet the growing demand for its cutting-edge large format Pro Series golf car batteries and its small format Patriot Series RC batteries. These operations also allow Oakridge to bring stable employment opportunities back to the U.S., effectively highlighting its tireless commitment to the revitalization of the country's manufacturing industry.
The company also maintains a presence on the international stage through its recently formed subsidiary, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions Limited, Hong Kong. This subsidiary, which is expected to serve as the foundation for Oakridge's sales efforts throughout the Asia-Pacific region, was created primarily to address the tremendous international demand for its revolutionary stored energy solutions. The company also maintains a substantial interest in Leclanche S.A., a Swiss developer and manufacturer of large-sized lithium-ion batteries that was originally founded in 1909.
Oakridge has indicated plans to expand its presence in a collection of markets throughout Europe and Asia as it continues to build upon its established product development and manufacturing infrastructure. The company will lean on the expertise of its proven management team – which includes well over a century of combined industry experience – as it looks to increase its share of the $12 billion domestic battery manufacturing industry.
OurPet's Company (OPCO)
OurPet's Company (OPCO) develops, produces and markets various pet accessory and consumable products designed to awaken pets' natural instincts, be it in feeding, playing or waste management. Sold globally through pet specialty retailers, food, drug and mass chains, e-commerce and international channels, the company's products are marketed under a the OurPets®, Pet Zone® and PetTastic® brands with well-known sub-brands such as Play-N-Squeak™, Cosmic Catnip™, Durapet, SmartScoop and Flappy. In total, OurPet's has an intellectual property portfolio featuring more than 160 individual patents, giving the company sustainable access to the pet products industry for the foreseeable future.
In recent years, the U.S. pet products and services market has experienced strong growth, with total sales accounting for approximately $73 billion in 2014, according to a report by Packaged Facts. In 2015, this strong performance is expected to continue, building on the recent rise in related ecommerce purchases, as well as an uptick in dog and cat ownership throughout the country. In order to capitalize on this market performance, OurPet's maintains an ongoing new product development program to continually keep an evolutionary and revolutionary new product pipeline feeding its offerings. In July 2015, OurPet's introduced many new products at the national Super Zoo trade show in Las Vegas such as the Catty Whack®, Designer Diner™/Barking Bistro™ and the Zoom Plume™.
The company's capitalization strategy is guided by a management team of experienced industry professionals dedicated to further strengthening its product portfolio through aggressive development of innovative products. Management has a proven track-record of leveraging deep knowledge in the innovation, technology, distribution and pet markets to successfully push through adverse market conditions to achieve increases in revenue, margins and net income.
OurPet's, through its innovative and extensive line of popular pet products, is in a favorable strategic position to continue building upon its recent market growth. For prospective shareholders, this positioning makes the company an intriguing investment opportunity in the months to come. Look for OurPet's to capitalize on steady market performance moving forward, providing an opportunity for the company to realize strong investor returns in the future.
Star Mountain Resources, Inc. (SMRS)
Star Mountain Resources, Inc. (SMRS), a minerals exploration company, is focused on acquiring and consolidating mining claims, mineral leases, producing mines, and historic mines with production and future growth potential identified through exploration efforts. The company's operations are currently focused on the initiation, production and expansion of acquired mineral resources in the Star Mountain Mining District, Beaver County, Utah and turning them into producing assets.
Comprised of 2,320 acres, the company's Star Mountain/Chopar Mine project consists of 116 lode-mining claims and four metalliferous mineral lease sections located in the Star Mountain range, Star Mining District, in Beaver County, Utah, approximately five miles west of Milford, Utah. Exploration activities to date include geological analysis, and a limited reverse circulation & core drilling program.
The Star Mountain Mining District, which is dotted with historic mines dating back to the late 1800s, has a long and storied history within the mining industry. The company believes that the application of modern exploration tools will reveal additional resources that were previously unattainable. Leveraging the region's mild climate and accessibility to nearby rail lines and roads, management will look to translate this potential into sustainable returns in the years to come.
Star Mountain Resources has adopted a discovery-based business model to grow its industry presence in the future. The company plans to thoroughly explore and initially develop its leasehold before seeking senior industry partners to assist in the capital-intensive development and operation phases. Building on this strategy, Star Mountain Resources will also continue to seek quality projects that can be evaluated on their own technical and financial merit.