Bollente Companies, Inc. (BOLC)
Bollente Companies, Inc. (BOLC) is in the early stages of developing a diverse portfolio of companies, targeting disruptive technologies that positively impact the environment and emerging economies. Their current focus is on high-efficiency electric tankless water heaters, manufactured and sold under "trutankless", a division of Bollente, including a line of economy tankless water heaters sold under the Vero name. Units are available for both residential and commercial application.
The primary Bollente advantage is their use of advanced technology, superior to previous tankless systems, together with a growing U.S. and global market. Traditional water heaters are one of the costliest appliances to operate. The two primary energy sources used in U.S. homes are electric and natural gas, with less than half of U.S. homes having natural gas available. In addition, there are no significant electric whole home tankless manufacturers.
The U.S. Department of Energy now requires tanks of 55 gallons or more to have efficiency levels requiring expensive heat pumps to achieve. Bollente's trutankless electric tankless water heater employs specialized sensors for constant water temperature, solid state electronics, and proprietary software, resulting in one of the most efficient heat exchangers ever produced. The technology includes smart grid and home automation capabilities, remote control and monitoring, and even smartphone alerts. It also allows adjustable custom power management settings, so that users can further enhance energy usage and performance. It is now estimated that tankless heaters used in every home would save over $8 billion annually in the U.S. alone.
By maintaining 99 percent efficiency, Bollente's trutankless heaters use less energy than tank heaters, while providing the convenience of always-hot water. The system only uses power when there is demand, producing water to exact temperature, within one degree, even with sudden changes to input. Wireless apps allow for remote settings, notifications, and monitoring, and models are compatible with existing home automation and energy management systems. The technology also reduces size, for easy location, and the system's self-flushing design provides up to 20+ years of maintenance free operation, significantly reducing upkeep and replacement costs. This becomes an additional environmental benefit since roughly 8 million used water heaters are dumped in landfills every year.
Bollente has also announced the formation of Bollente International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, for the international production and sale of trutankless systems. Taking advantage of growing interest in their technology, Bollente International is working with an international manufacturing firm for the production and distribution of trutankless systems throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with the first step being the testing and certification necessary to meet the various international standards.
Bollente has made electric tankless water heating compelling to a major consumer market, both in and outside the U.S., offering economic as well as operational efficiency and convenience, attractive to builders as well as to end consumers.
CD International Enterprises, Inc. (CDII)
CD International Enterprises, Inc. (CDII) is a U.S.-based company operating in two primary business segments: mineral trading and consulting services. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with operations centering on the rapid growth of the Chinese economy, CDII allows prospective investors to participate in the considerable opportunities presented by emerging markets in both the People's Republic of China and the Americas.
CDII Minerals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CD International, serves as its commodities trading division. Through CDII Minerals, CDII sources, aggregates and distributes iron ore, manganese ore and scrap metals for clients operating throughout China. The company maintains a strategic position between its North and South American suppliers and its Chinese clients, allowing it to both address a niche market opportunity and facilitate more efficient transactions for its customers.
In addition to its mineral trading services, CDII has found success in offering a comprehensive suite of consulting services related to the unique characteristics of business operations in China. In December 2016, the company announced its entry into a two-year corporate agreement with a China-based subsidiary of Everbright International Construction Engineering Corporation, through which CDII will provide information related to foreign and domestic constructions, project tending offers, government communications and local networks. In January 2017, CDII announced its entry into a similar agreement with Zhangjiajie Shengshi Agricultural Development Company, through which it will provide consulting services related to a number of business developments, including the development of a distribution business centered on cannabidiol extract derived from industrial hemp.
Per the company's website, CDII's greatest strength lies in the quality of its personnel, which includes a culturally diverse group of professionals operating within the United States, as well as in China and emerging markets throughout the Americas. Dr. James Wang has served as CEO and chairman of the CDII board since August 2006. He has also served as CEO and chairman of China Direct Investments since January 2005. Wang brings a wealth of experience in corporate finance in the U.S. capital markets to the CDII management team, and his work in the identification and acquisition of China-based growth companies has played an instrumental role in the execution of CD International's strategic vision for over a decade.
Wang is joined on the CDII management team by Controller Shirley Xu and Vice President of Business Development Katie Zhao. Xu has served as the company's controller since January 2013, assuming a range of responsibilities including internal control, general ledger accounting oversight, and financial reporting for CDII and its subsidiaries. She is also responsible for SEC financial reporting for the company's consulting segment clients.
Katie Zhao has served in her current role with CD International since January 2012. Prior to becoming VP of business development, she served as the company's project manager from 2007 to 2009 and as senior account executive from 2010 to 2011. From these positions, Zhao played a key role in the establishment of CDII's U.S. distribution channels for its Chinese clients, as well as the implementation of a network connecting the company's U.S. and China-based offices.
Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.
Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.
At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.
CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.
The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.
Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world's first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer's disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.
In conjunction, CIIX's cannabis-focused "Yelp"-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.
Grey Cloak Tech, Inc. (GRCK)
Grey Cloak Tech, Inc. (GRCK) is a developer of industry-leading click-fraud detection software designed to overcome the most expensive and devastating threats in the digital world. Through its recently acquired subsidiary, ShareRails, Grey Cloak now also provides sophisticated e-commerce tools that help retailers evolve beyond their brick-and-mortar business practices to increase both their digital engagement and their foot traffic.
ShareRails is an online-to-offline technology firm that provides vitally important services within the trillion-dollar retail sector, helping brick-and-mortar retailers compete directly for online awareness with e-commerce-only brands. Through the ShareRails O2O platform, offline retailers can use online channels to more effectively drive sales and attract new customers.
The innovative solutions offered by ShareRails enable local retailers to capture the millions of online shopping searches they are currently missing out on because their product inventories and other key information is not currently available online and, therefore, does not appear in relevant searches and cannot be viewed digitally.
Most of today's retail sales are Web-influenced. By utilizing digital marketing channels, merchants can enhance the in-store shopping experience for customers and simultaneously boost sales. The ShareRails O2O platform enables retailers to put their product catalogs online, along with product location and availability, and make the information searchable. The platform also offers digital merchandising tools that include an outfit builder and wishlist app along with conversational shopping tools. Through ShareRails O2O, merchants can additionally tap into data that details shopper insights and behavioral trends. Add-on services include click-n-collect, reservations for in-store pickup, and local delivery.
ShareRails additionally offers Dress.li, which is a recommendation and reward platform that connects shoppers to stylists, bloggers and other fashion influencers who provide them with expert shopping advice and uniquely styled looks and, simultaneously, connects the consumers to fashion retailers. Through Dress.li, the challenge of creating a seamless social shopping experience has finally been mastered! This platform facilitates live shopping communications, curation and content creation and lets users join a global network of trendsetters. Through this network, users can inspire and be inspired, accessing and sharing product recommendations and unique looks and receiving rewards each time another user makes a purchase from their recommendations. This platform not only provides an enjoyable and exciting network for shoppers and fashionistas, but it simultaneously supplies retailers with a lucrative outlet for acquiring new customers through a built-in global sales force of fashion influencers. As these Dress.li stylists create and share looks, they also deliver pre-qualified sales leads and conversions and are rewarded for doing so.
Joined together, Grey Cloak Tech's industry-leading click-fraud detection solutions and the exciting retail-boosting products delivered through ShareRails offer a broad package of services to both protect businesses in the digital world and help them utilize digital channels to bolster their sales and enhance customer engagement.
Grey Cloak Tech continues to serve as an industry leader in developing the most effective and comprehensive weapons to fight online security threats. The company is keenly focused on protecting its clients' interests through the identification of fraud patterns at the very earliest stages. When businesses partner with Grey Cloak Tech, they can look forward to benefiting from industry-leading technology, a top-tier client services team, and an augmented bottom line.
Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)
Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) is a technology driven travel company focused on leveraging resources to become a significant presence in the fastest growing sector of the $1.3 trillion travel and tourism market. The company's flagship brand, NextTrip.com, is the industry's first and only real-time booking engine that features alternative lodging (vacation home rentals, resort residences and unused timeshare inventory – "ALR"), as well as a full selection of airlines, hotels, cruises, rental cars, tours and concierge services all powered by the Moanker Booking Engine ("MBE"). These features are combined into a single, easy-to-use platform that gives travelers complete real-time control when planning and booking their vacations.
NextTrip.com takes an integrated approach to the needs of travelers by combining multiple booking solutions into a highly intuitive real-time booking platform. Since its launch in February 2016, NextTrip has already grown to more than 250,000 units of vacation rental inventory. Monaker currently has roughly 2 million additional alternative lodging units under contract that will soon be added to the platform. This places NextTrip among the top three largest vacation rental inventories and rival industry peers, Airbnb and HomeAway, in the rapidly expanding alternative lodging market. Unlike the competition, which book by request which can take hours or days before a lodging owner confirms, NextTrip's platform books in real-time, similar to online hotel bookings.
Most NextTrip listings are in desirable locations around the globe including the U.S., the EU and the Caribbean with 10% as exclusive listings. Monaker expects exclusive listing growth because, unlike the competition, Monaker doesn't charge a sign-up fee, just a commission upon booking. The competition charges both. Monaker even has a proprietary solution to unlock Timeshare and Fractional Share properties as rental inventory.
The Monaker Booking Engine, significant ALR inventory and strategic distribution partnerships positionnMonaker to be a major player in the travel and alternative lodging sector. In addition Monaker is also the parent to Maupintour and Voyage TV.
In business for 65 years, Maupintour still leads the tour industry in the creation of outstanding, unique itineraries and has the highest repeat rate in the tour industry. Maupintour's upscale luxury services create a unique blend with the various product offerings of NextTrip. Voyage TV has thousands of hours of travel footage shot in over 30 countries worldwide. These 15,000 video clips of hotels, resorts, cruise, and destination activities are a treasure trove for vacation travel marketing.
With an established portfolio of travel brands, and a proven record acquiring, consolidating and integrating companies, Monaker is building a diverse and exciting foundation to drive the company's future. According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers topped $650 billion in 2015. When combined with the fact that roughly 64 percent of travel companies are still considered small businesses, Monaker's all-inclusive approach to vacation booking through Distributor Partnerships forged with the MBE, NextTrip and Maupintour strategically positions it for sustainable growth moving forward.
Monaker is headquartered in South Florida,he company is led by a seasoned management team with decades of applicable industry experience. Monaker's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Kerby has over 18 years of experience in the travel and media industries , as well as 10 years of experience in the financial industry.
National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (NWMH)
National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (NWMH) is a solid waste management company offering comprehensive solutions for full waste diversion along Florida's west coast and in upstate New York. With an established base of long-term partnerships with municipal, institutional, commercial and industrial customers, along with a successful acquisition strategy, National Waste has set its course to become a leading waste diversion company.
National Waste's 54-acre landfill facility located in Hernando, Florida, handles annual average disposals of roughly 240,000 cubic yards of construction debris annually. The site also offers an array of ancillary services such as roll-off dumpster services, mulching services and recycling. While the landfill facility is already permitted for future expansion, National Waste's growth strategy also calls for the opening of new satellite offices in counties and states that neighbor its existing operations.
In addition to increasing its geographic foothold, National Waste employs a strategic acquisition model to increase its overall market share. In 2015, the company acquired Gateway Rolloff Services LP and Waste Recovery Enterprises LLC, which are expected to generate a combined $3.8 million in annual revenue for National Waste moving forward. In the second quarter of 2016, National Waste added Sivart Services to its roster, creating an immediate source of additional revenue and expanding its foothold in the northeast area of New York.
Management has confirmed its interest in additional acquisition targets while demonstrating its ability to effectively integrate and organically grow the company's existing acquisition companies and maintain efficient operations.
ORhub, Inc. (ORHB)
ORhub, Inc. (ORHB) is a cloud-based software platform designed to transform the business of surgery into a value-based model. The platform empowers care providers at every stage of the surgical process to collaborate, organize, deliver, measure, and reimburse in one intuitive, easy-to-use program. This significantly decreases cost and improves outcomes by eliminating inefficiencies, duplications of effort, and errors and omissions that result from siloed processes in outdated software and poor handoffs from one part of the care process to another.
The need for ORhub is clear. Health care costs are out of control at more than 17% of US GDP, which equates to over $3 trillion per year. With costs rising every year due to an aging population and increasingly expensive treatments, providers are under severe pressure to become more efficient and reduce costs. This is happening because payors are aggressively reducing reimbursements and finally moving away from fee-for-service and toward a performance-based reimbursement system referred to as value-based health care.
Accurately measuring the cost of treating a condition and relating that cost to the patient's outcome is at the heart of value-based health care. Institutions that have adopted this model have reaped savings of 20-40% on their overall cost of care. Unfortunately, today's siloed IT systems are fundamentally at odds with this process. Legacy health care solutions come from a fee-for-service world and have reinforced the problem and produced a system with erratic quality and unsustainable costs. Most health care applications today are incremental improvements on these existing systems or are simple digital implementations of antiquated pen-and-paper processes.
Providers wanting to practice value-based health care need value-based software. ORhub creates a value-based solution that will revolutionize surgical care delivery by tracking the cost of treating a condition from diagnosis to discharge, and tracking outcomes that resulted from that treatment.
In an industry where major IT rollouts traditionally cost millions of dollars and take an average of eighteen months, pilot installations of ORhub have been completed in less than a month. By avoiding integration with legacy systems completely through a radically comprehensive and collaborative approach, providers see results right away. This approach produces real-time metrics in a uniform manner at any institution, which makes it ideal for large providers looking to make improvements across the board at multiple facilities.
ORhub started as a pilot program developed in cooperation with a major Southern California hospital. It has since expanded operations into a second facility at the number two non-profit hospital system in the US. Three additional pilot programs are scheduled prior to a national launch.
The company is also a showcase member of the startup program at Microsoft, which has been a key partner by providing financial assistance, strategy, introductions to influencers and mentors, and access to its sales organization who see ORhub as an exciting partner to expand the utilization of Microsoft Surface devices and Azure Cloud. Microsoft is funding a major case study in partnership with Intel about the impact of ORhub on participating institutions to be concluded sometime in Q2 2017.
ORhub's leadership team is helmed by Colt Melby, who was appointed CEO in 2016 and has been crucial to developing and executing the company's business strategy. Mr. Melby's extensive business experience includes the NASDAQ uplisting of Smith and Wesson (now American Outdoor Brands), CUI Global Inc., and Quest Resource Holdings Corp. His wealth of information and relationships have been vital in helping the company go from concept to production in institutional medicine in less than a year.
Delivering surgical care to a single patient is a complex process that may take half a dozen companies and more than a dozen departments cooperating inside and outside the care facility. ORhub simplifies and streamlines this process by enabling vendors, providers, and surgeons to collaborate on providing care.
Players Network, Inc. (PNTV)
Players Network, Inc. (PNTV) is a diversified holding company operating in marijuana and media. PNTV owns 86% of Green Leaf Farms Holdings, LLC (Green Leaf Farms) which has Nevada state-issued cultivation and production license(s). The cultivation license enables Green Leaf Farms to grow marijuana and the production license enables them to create extracts which are used for cartridges, oils and edibles. WeedTV.com is a wholly owned subsidiary which is developing the ultimate resource for the marijuana lifestyle. PNTV has been a fully reporting, publicly traded company since 1998.
Green Leaf Farms Holdings, LLC (Green Leaf)
Green Leaf produces medical and recreational cannabis products. Revenues are generated by selling their cannabis products to licensed dispensaries throughout Nevada.
Their mission is to produce the highest quality and safest pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to all levels of consumers. They utilize the most efficient cultivation methods in order to lower expenses for consumers and to maximize returns for investors.
They are a privately held company with a unique business model as they are one of only a few companies who have been granted 2 (two) Medical Marijuana Establishment (MME) licenses in Nevada; Cultivation and Production.
Their Cultivation License enables them to grow cannabis which will produce flower. Their Production License enables them to process flower (cannabis) and cannabis byproducts into extremely pure concentrates, extracts, and oils which are used in medicine, cartridges and edibles. Green Leaf has both acquired and developed proprietary cannabis strains and will continue to be committed to cannabis research and development.
Green Leaf is located in North Las Vegas, Nevada on 2.3 acres in a state-of-the-art 26,000 sq. ft. facility. They have a seasoned team of professional growers and operators to manage the facility with proven best practices to ensure they have the highest quality products available.
WeedTV.Com is a niche social network and lifestyle channel destination for the marijuana industry. They are developing the "go-to" source for information, entertainment, products and services for people who relate to the marijuana lifestyle and an active social community. WeedTV.com features daily stories sourced by WeedTV.com correspondents and contributors from around the world.
Programming includes, political news, business news on the industry, financial analysis from industry experts, growing tips, cooking tips, the "Weed101" section, medical applications/issues, lifestyle features, and entertainment specials.
WeedTV.com's first original series is titled "High Stakes." High Stakes was developed by Michael Berk, the company's Chief Creative Officer and creator of one of the most popular cable series of all time, Baywatch. High Stakes is docu-series that follows the team at Green Leaf Farms as they build their facility and launch their marijuana business.
By leveraging media, WeedTV.com builds long-term brand equity and connects consumers to businesses. This is accomplished through fresh and relevant content such as professionally produced branded television segments, user-generated videos, blogs, editorials, tweets (twitter), photos, special offers, events and custom-designed contests to engage both consumers and businesses with their brands and services.
Marijuana and Media Strategy
While developing WeedTV.com, the PNTV team realized they could implement a vertical strategy to utilize their media platform (WeedTV.com) to drive business and awareness to their cannabis products (Green Leaf Farms). Through the audience and reach of WeedTV.com, they will build brand value and cross market their own marijuana products, as well as generate revenues by marketing other companies' products and services.
ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)
ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA), based in Houston, TX, is an EdTech Company that is building the first full service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through both acquisitions and organic growth, ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the market place of disparate companies servicing fifteen vertical categories in over sixty skilled trades. ProBility has positioned itself as a key industrial training resource for individuals, small- and medium-size businesses as well as enterprise customers offering consistent high-quality training services and materials for education, testing, and career advancement.
Through its Electrical Training Division, the company has become the biggest wholesaler of electrical codes and test preparation materials in the U.S., while its Construction Training Division is one of the largest certification providers in the country, with programs in 22 states, and continuing to grow. The company serves corporate accounts and government buyers, and also offers advisory services for companies of all sizes.
Companies currently under the ProBility Media conglomerate include:
- Brown Technical Media Corp. – An online web business with multiple micro web sites featuring training materials and codes and standards sought by engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesmen in a wide variety of fields.
- Brown Technical Publications – A proprietary publishing business generating copyrighted training materials for engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesman in a wide variety of fields.
- 1ExamPrep – E-Learning, education and exam preparation for contractors via the cheapest, fastest and most effective exam prep school in the industry instituting our 4-point proven learning system.
- National Electrical Wholesale Providers – In the business of distributing wholesale industrial, commercial and residential training materials including HVAC, plumbing and electrical.
ProBility's technology platform features virtual reality training for the crane business to be expanded into other industries, online subscription services for enterprise level companies, and recurring revenue streams. In addition, the company is already beginning to explore international expansion options, supported by the fact that other countries have adopted U.S. based codes, and have used U.S. training services.
The company's acquisition strategy targets operations that service engineering firms, electrical contractors, fabricators, plumbing contractors, pipe fitters, riggers, QC firms, and additional vocational industries.
Singlepoint, Inc. (SING)
Singlepoint, Inc. (SING) provides mobile technology and marketing solutions that enable companies, nonprofits and religious organizations to conduct business transactions, accept donations, and engage in targeted communication via mobile devices. Through diversification of its own model, the company is also leveraging its core technology to expand into the mobile auctions and daily fantasy sports markets.
SING currently has two fundraising solutions. Text2Bid is an interactive way to increase auction revenues. The technology makes it easy for people to bid in auctions from any text or web-enabled phone. Donate by Text allows nonprofits to securely collect one-time or recurring donations via text. This capability creates a personal experience for the donors, and enables ongoing communication between the donor and nonprofit or event sponsor.
SING's payment solutions include point-of-sale (POS) terminals, loyalty programs, payment processing, phone services and financing. Pay by Text™ enables a business to accept payment transactions and, in essence, turns the user's mobile phone into a point-of-sale device. Operating on the same platform as mobile marketing, Pay by Text is designed to increase revenues, raise the average per-transaction amount, and create a fast, easy and hassle-free method of payment.
As part of its diversification and expansion strategy, SING recently acquired an interest in DraftFury (www.draftfury.com), a company that offers skill-based NBA, NFL and MLB daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. DraftFury is known for its innovative offerings and originality, and is the first cash-flow-positive DFS enterprise. This transaction places SING in a multi-billion dollar industry expected to generate entry fees of $14.4 billion in 2020. Under the guidance of a leadership team well-versed in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital, SING anticipates a strong foothold in its chosen markets.
Stealth Technologies Inc. (STTH)
Stealth Technologies Inc. (STTH) is focused on developing and marketing products that deliver cost effective, independently validated solutions for large addressable international and domestic markets. The company's primary target is identity protection and personal safety.
The Stealth Card represents the company's flagship solution for identity protection. Today there are more than 1.5 billion credit and debit cards in circulation with RFID chips, making it easier than ever for identity thieves to steal sensitive information without contact. The paper-thin Stealth Card offered by Stealth Technologies protects up to 12 RFID credit cards in a wallet without any batteries or charging requirements.
StealthIdentityTheft.com is an expansion of the company's commitment to provide first-rate identity protection solutions. The proprietary system underlying this identity protection and recovery service was designed in partnership with law enforcement officials. Utilizing the most effective methods of prevention involving a two-step process, StealthIdentityTheft.com is a superior answer to the non-stop identity theft taking place every day.
The international marketplace was infiltrated by Stealth Technologies when the company launched its 911 HELP NOW™ emergency medical alert device. Providing direct access with 911 service at a touch of a button, the device is packed with powerful features including a full year of battery life from standard AAA batteries, compact ergonomic design, 2-way voice and a durable, splash resistant design.
Stealth Mobile is the latest product offering introduced to leverage the Stealth Technologies' brand and sales channels established by the other products. Similar to the Stealth Card, Stealth Mobile prevents electronic pickpocketing. The product guards NFC transmissions emitted by cell phone devices, which can include personal information, messages and financial data.
Stealth Technologies recognizes the value of the rapid sales growth generated by these technologies and has multiple patents pending to safeguard its investments. With an expanding product suite and ongoing expansion into the identity theft protection marketplace, Stealth Technologies remains committed to its focus on increased growth and profitability.