Falcon Crest Energy (FCEN)
Falcon Crest Energy (PNEG) is a development stage oil and gas exploration and production company focused on developing properties in North America. The company plans to minimize the risk of exploration through development of proved petroleum reserves, and expects to maximize profit through strategic acquisition and liquidation of selected oil and gas properties.
The company specializes in acquiring low risk, high upside properties with substantial exploration potential. Through improvements in oil and gas production technologies, Falcon Crest Energy aims to rapidly increase production levels and generate predictable, sustainable value. The business strategy utilized calls for both 100% acquisitions and joint-ventures to maximize production capacity.
Evergreen Petroleum, a joint venture partner, is working closely with the company to explore oil-bearing formations in Wyoming. Evergreen has conducted and will continue to conduct both regional and local geological studies to define prospects that are worthy of acquiring oil and gas leases. By partnering with industry experts such as Evergreen, Falcon Crest Energy has strategically added extensive technical guidance and field management experience.
Even during challenging times, the world depends on oil & gas exploration and production companies to deliver millions of barrels of oil every day. Increased demand from emerging countries such as China further escalates competition for this precious resource. Backed by an experienced group of professionals, Falcon Crest Energy is well positioned to generate substantial revenues in the short and long term future.
Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO)
Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO) designs and delivers secure, wide-area wireless transaction software solutions for the consumer finance, web and health payment processing sectors. The company’s solutions provide streamlined, continuous access to time-sensitive information and data on multiple network standards. Mobile Lads’ products and services, offered through its Xtreme Mobility division, centers on three core technologies that simplify and secure wireless communications: xmVerify, xmBilling, and xmOne.
xmVerify is a real-time mobile transaction security service that prevents credit card fraud by giving users control over the authorization process when making purchases. Using one of the best cryptographic services, and in compliance with most all available platforms, xmVerify sends a transaction authorization request directly to the user’s mobile phone to ensure authenticity.
xmBilling is a mobile platform that provides customers with a convenient and secure way to review and authorize automatic billing transactions, easing the challenges of automated and volume-based billing. The system sends the user a text message with a URL leading to an online e-bill where they can review details of the bill and authorize the payment via credit card with the use of their PIN number.
The xmOne mobile platform provides an array of encrypted mobile services, including top-up, payment processing, emergency notification and marketing, ideal for students and higher education facilities. xmOne interfaces with a school’s existing campus card account system to enable students to perform a variety of banking transactions from their cell phones. The university or college benefits from increased usage of the flex-dollar ecosystem, reduces overhead from ADMs, and can be customized to each school’s individual brand.
Mobile Lads is guided by a management team with a unique blend of in-depth technical expertise in wireless channel communications and a solid background in business strategy and consumer analysis. The company’s vision is to grow as a leading-edge wireless solution provider by enabling innovative, wide-area communication solutions on a global scale.
One World Holdings, Inc. (OWOO)
One World Holdings, Inc. (OWOO) subsidiary, The One World Doll Project, was established in 2010 to make a significant positive cultural impact through the doll category, transcending global and ethnic borders to create positive self-image in young women and girl around the world. Led by worldwide famous doll designer Stacy McBride-Irby, The One World Doll Project team has more than 50 collective years in the doll and toy industry and is dedicated and armed with the experience to ensure that the dolls are of the highest quality and value.
In 2013, the company released its Prettie Girls!™ line of multi-cultural fashion dolls uniquely designed with individual physical attributes, personal stories and hobbies, and goals and inspirations. For young girls, the dolls are a friend, a partner in play, and a glimpse of their biggest, brightest dreams. For young women, the dolls are a symbol of who they are and what they can achieve. For doll connoisseurs, The One World Doll Project promises stylish works of art that will become a vital part of a growing collectors’ market.
The One World Doll Project also has a Signature Celebrity Collection of Prettie Girls! and in 2013 released its first celebrity collectors doll modeled after supermodel Cynthia Bailey from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Since the release of the doll, it has been showcased with Synthia on The Arsenio Hall Show, What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and The Bethenny Show.
Using a web-based sales model, One World Holdings plans to quickly capture significant market share in the dolls and stuffed toys space. After securing a strong online presence, the company will focus on brick and mortar retailing as it moves toward the ultimate pursuit of expanding worldwide. The company has established distribution deals with Toys “R” Us, HEB, dollgenie.com, Tuckers Toy Shop, pattycakedoll.com, and has recently expanded its retail presence internationally with the People’s Pharmacy storechain in the Central American country of Belize. The Prettie Girls! Dolls have been featured in national and international media spotlights like CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Jet Magazine, Bloomberg.com, Parade.com, Dolls Magazine, The Toy Book, The Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal, and TheStreet.com.
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE), through its wholly owned subsidiary Blended Schools Network (BSN), provides benchmark-quality online curriculum for K-12 schools, including professional development for teachers, complete course authoring tools and learning management system (LMS) administration and support. Sibling is focused on market expansion and new product development to meet global demand by leveraging educational technology to improve student performance.
The education sector is experiencing significant disruption from innovations in delivery. Stakeholders now seek more effective and efficient solutions to improve student achievement while driving down overall costs.
Sibling is a roll-up, not a start-up, with an emphasis on three segments:
- Educational Technology (“Ed-tech”)
- Education Management
- Curriculum design and development
Sibling is positioning to be a leader in education transformation creating high-quality lifelong learning options for the global marketplace.
The May 2014 acquisition of BSN provides Sibling with extensive infrastructure and solid groundwork for growth in a rapidly growing industry. BSN offers 212 different online courses. The network served more than 160 school districts with more than 300,000 course enrollments last year.
IBIS Capital is forecasting 15-fold growth in the eLearning market over the next 10 years. The firm has even suggested that under certain circumstances the transition to digital education may be quicker and more disruptive than ever experienced in the media industry. With a strong, highly experienced management team, Sibling is in a unique position to continue expanding its portfolio through additional acquisitions and fundamental growth.