Agora Holdings, Inc. (AGHI)
Agora Holdings, Inc. (AGHI), together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Geegle Media, is leading a diversified family entertainment and media enterprise through business segments which include: TV on Demand, interactive media, business products and consumer platforms. With its multi-dimensional approach, Geegle Media supports Agora Holdings' mission to deliver innovate and high-quality business solution products and to deliver video content from around the world.
Geegle Media web platforms include; GeegleTV, Frame, 1000Salads, RealtyTV and LobbyTV. Geegle TV is a multi-platform video entertainment website that curates high-quality video content from around the world. In 2016, GeegleTV will serve as co-producer by airing original content. By exposing undiscovered content to millions of users and rendering it shareable to social media, Geegle TV will serve as a marketing partner to local and internationally based TV shows not yet on the open market.
For commercial use, Geegle Media provides a variety of solutions that include web development and billing software for VoIP applications. RealtyTV is its state-of-the-art platform for real estate brokerages. LobbyTV is another of its widely used products by business offices. For individuals, Geegle TV combines radio, On Demand movies, news, sports and children's content.
Geegle Media is also developing 1000salads, an online hub that encourages healthy lifestyles. The portal will feature recipes and products, health-oriented articles and a curated selection of local restaurants and grocers that deliver to the health-conscious user. Currently in its alpha stage of development, 1000salads is gearing up its sales and marketing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
Geegle Media differs from other On Demand providers, such as Netflix and HBO, in that its service is free of constraints such as subscription, fees and penalties. As consumers increasingly opt for personalized sources of entertainment, Agora recognizes the vast opportunities and growth potential provided by the rising popularity of TV On Demand. The company also benefits from strong and visionary management with a track record of bringing innovative ideas to fruition.
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.
FlexWeek (FXWK) is a pioneer in the global peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace with the introduction of a unique platform that allows timeshare owners to discover, book and offer unused vacation time directly to the public and other timeshare owners. This approach eliminates the need for timeshare owners to use costly trading platforms such as Interval International or RCI, while potentially reducing unused timeshare inventory.
FlexWeek's P2P website (www.FlexWeek.com) and mobile application is similar to AirBNB's $20 billion approach to the travel industry, but is the first and only P2P marketplace exclusive to fractional vacation ownerships. FlexWeek differs from the existing model, where timeshare weeks must be "banked" with a trading company such as Interval International or RCI, and instead charges the booking fees to the renter of the vacation time, eliminating the cost to the private timeshare owner.
The FlexWeek platform also addresses another specific industry challenge. The average timeshare is only booked 79% of the year, according to the American Resort Development Association's 2012 research survey. Whether or not a privately owned timeshare unit is used, the owner still has to pay annual maintenance fees, and most owners end up losing thousands of dollars in wasted paid-for vacation time over their ownership period. With FlexWeek, an owner of unused paid vacation time can now offer their specific booked week for rent directly to the FlexWeek marketplace to recoup cost or even make a profit on the rental. The glut of unused timeshare inventory allows a potential renter to stay in a very nice condo for a fraction of what they would pay in hotel fees making it a win-win for both the owner and the renter of the vacation time.
Led by founder Kristopher Chavez, who has more than 10 years of experience operating businesses that acquire, rent, sell and transfer timeshares internationally, FlexWeek's management team will leverage its collective expertise to facilitate the company's direction and growth in this new market. FlexWeek's leadership has founded rapidly growing sales organizations generating 8-figure revenues within a year's time, and has experience scaling other models to financial success and/or acquisition rapidly with limited investment.
Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GTXO)
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. (GIGL)
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.
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.
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.
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH)
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH) is a high growth oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company primarily focused on the acquisition and development of highly profitable domestic oil fields. Leveraging a diverse portfolio, carefully selected interests, and a strong management team are pillars of Torchlight's broader success strategy.
The company maintains a diversified energy portfolio by holding interests in numerous projects in multiple established plays, and currently holds interests in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, where its targets are established plays such as the Wolf Penn, Eagle Ford Shale, Mississippi Limestone and Hunton Limestone trends.
Torchlight is currently moving forward on the next phase of drilling on three new wells in its Orogrande Project in West Texas, where the company owns a 47.5% working interest on 168,000 acres alongside Founders Oil and Gas, LLC. Torchlight drilled the Rich A-11 well (6,091 feet) on the Orogrande Project in March last year and subsequently executed a $50 million JV farm-out agreement with Midland, Texas-based Founders Oil and Gas, who initiated frac work on the well in November.
The Marcelina Creek Project in South Texas, with its prime access to the Austin Chalk, Buda, and Eagle Ford formations, is surrounded on all four sides by leading Eagle Ford producers. Torchlight's Johnson #4 well was recently re-entered and drilled laterally to approximately 2500 feet in the Austin Chalk Formation. With more than 20 additional drilling locations on its Marcelina Creek Asset, the project has the potential to positively impact cash flows and production sustainability.
Torchlight's executive team and board of directors are led by CEO John Brda and COO Willard McAndrew III. Combined they have over 50 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as executives, investors and consultants to the industry. Their knowledge base includes all aspects of the business including: operations, mid stream, capital formation, purchase and sale of assets, re-entries, investor relations and oil and gas consulting for public and private companies.