Adaptive Medias, Inc. (ADTM)
Adaptive Medias, Inc. (ADTM) is a leading provider of mobile video delivery and monetization solutions for publishers, content producers and advertisers. The company's comprehensive mobile video technology, Media Graph, facilitates the delivery of integrated, engaging video content and impactful ad units across all screens and devices.
According to a report by Cisco Systems, mobile video ad spending is currently growing faster than spending on any other advertising format and is expected to surpass $7.6 billion by the end of this year. As one of the first companies to offer a digital video player created specifically for mobile devices, ADTM is in a favorable position to capitalize on this growth moving forward.
With Media Graph, ADTM enables its clients to pair specific content with suitable ads that speak directly to their target audiences. The platform's cross-platform compatibility ensures that clients are able to precisely control advertising experiences while delivering a uniform, branded message across a wide variety of devices. This versatility has allowed ADTM to rapidly expand its market share in the competitive mobile advertising industry since the initial release of the Media Graph platform earlier this year.
According to its latest update, the company is currently on pace to achieve revenue of approximately $1.5 million during the third quarter of 2015, which would represent a 36 percent sequential increase over its results from the previous quarter. Look for ADTM to continue benefitting from the strong growth of the mobile video ad market, providing a formidable platform upon which to promote sustainable returns.
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.
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.
Galenfeha, Inc. (GLFH)
Galenfeha, Inc. (GLFH) is an engineering, product development, and manufacturing company that provides innovative solutions for oil and natural gas production, as well as stored energy products across a number of different industries. The company provides these products and services through its stored energy and oil & gas division.
Through its stored energy division, Galenfeha offers one of the most powerful, environmentally friendly battery systems in the market. The batteries have onboard computers, are inherently safe, internally temperature regulated, have optional GPS monitoring capabilities, offer significant weight reduction of up to 50%, and are engineered specifically for each type of application. Features include 100% "green" chemistry, RoHS compliancy, and active short circuit protection control.
Through its oil and gas division, the company offers chemical injection pumps that merge the perceived benefits of a hybrid, electric over pneumatic system. Galenfeha management believes the combination of the two parameter control systems represents a measurable shift in efficiency, reliability, cost management, and profitability to individual well locations as well as entire production fields. The combined technologies have demonstrated increased chemical injection accuracy, reducing chemical contamination in the production process while controlling cost and waste.
The company's unwavering dedication is to continuously develop products that perform better than conventional solutions while also reducing environmental impact. Leveraging the management team's wealth of resources and relationships, Galenfeha is well positioned for continued growth as the company aims to expand in both the stored energy and oil & gas industries.
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.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) specializes in the therapeutic applications of human stem cells and the development and commercialization of cell-based biomedical products. The company was the first to develop and perfect a new class of human stem cells called parthenogenetic stem cells, created from unfertilized human eggs. ISCO has a strong patent portfolio offering clean intellectual property and freedom to operate. The company's stem cells present superior immune matching capabilities and can be used in millions of people regardless of sex or racial background, with minimal expectation of immune rejection after transplantation.
The company's human stem cells have been shown to be as pluripotent as embryonic stem cells, however their creation does not involve the destruction of a viable human embryo, which effectively sidesteps the controversy and ethical dilemmas associated with the use of human embryonic stem cells. In contrast to induced pluripotent stem cells, ISCO's stem cells do not involve manipulation of cells' genome thereby avoiding potential safety and regulatory obstacles in clinical applications.
The company's scientists are currently focused on using its stem cells to treat severe unmet medical needs of the central nervous system (Parkinson's disease), the liver and the eye, where cell therapy has been clinically proven but is limited due to the unavailability of safe human cells. Once the technology has been clinically validated there are an essentially unlimited number of potential applications. Because of their immune-matching ability a relatively small number of these stem cell lines could offer the potential of producing the first true stem cell bank as a means of serving populations of different immune types across the globe.
In addition to its therapeutic focus, ISCO also provides a growing revenue stream through two wholly owned subsidiaries. Lifeline Cell Technology specializes in producing primary human cells and growth media for biological research, and Lifeline Skin Care, the company manufactures and markets advanced anti-aging skincare products utilizing the company's expertise in stem cell biology.
Latitude 360, Inc. (LATX)
Latitude 360, Inc. (LATX) is an award-winning pioneer of a dining and entertainment venues that combine premier upscale casual dining with numerous state-of-the-art entertainment choices. The company develops, constructs and operates cutting-edge Latitude 360 venues ranging from 35,000-85,000 sq. ft., packed full of eating and entertainment options that appeal to a broad base of guests, private events and corporate clients.
Through its three current award-winning locations in Jacksonville, Florida, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis, Indiana, Latitude 360 employs roughly 500 talented individuals working to deliver the brand's unique "360 EXPERIENCE" which fuses the magic of exceptional food and beverage with multiple entertainment options in upscale, contemporary-designed venues. Key offerings at each 360 location include Las Vegas-style live performance showroom, a feature bar featuring the area's top musicians and/or DJs, luxury bowling, dine-in movies, high-definition sports theatre, game arcade and luxury cigar lounge and many choices of private meeting space. Latitude 360 also currently operates two additional locations under management agreements in Syracuse, NY and Saucon Valley, PA under the Revolutions brand – www.revoutionsbowl.com. These locations will be rebranded as Latitude 360 venues in 4Q 2015.
In 2014 Latitude 360 launched the first-of-its-kind monthly club membership program which provides guests with a cache of monthly entertainment assets at a value price as well as exclusive access to a 360 Club Concierge service – all for a monthly fee. The program has quickly grown to more than 5,000 monthly paying members.
Latitude 360 recently expanded its entertainment offerings when it acquired Major League Fantasy (MLF), a leader in the daily fantasy sports industry and launched its own branded daily fantasy sports service – "360 Fantasy Live" (www.360fantasylive.com). By implementing "360 Fantasy Live" into is existing locations, Latitude 360 is making a strong entrance into a rapidly growing market expected to reach $6 billion-$10 billion by year-end 2016. The acquisition of MLF allows Latitude 360 to position itself as one of the first live, multimedia venues to offer in-house, high-stakes, competitive daily fantasy events.
Led by an experienced and visionary management team, Latitude 360 is focused on further expanding its brick and mortar locations and anticipates opening additional 360 venues in major cities overseas and domestically.