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.
GainClients, Inc. (GCLT)
GainClients, Inc. (GCLT) is a software service company focused primarily on the development of marketing services for real estate professionals and valuable home search and area information tools for consumers. The company's innovations expound the popularity of online networks by helping real estate professionals better serve their clients through the sharing of accurate real estate data.
The company's main product is the GCard progressive networking system, which is designed to build and promote relationships among real estate professionals and their clients. Using the GCard, agents and brokers have the means to offer real estate, lending and title services information through an integrated, web-based network, capitalizing on the ongoing shift in consumer preference toward mobile solutions.
Similar to the features of other popular online networks, professional users can invite clients and their industry partners to join their GCard networks and be featured as trusted team members. From here, the teams can quickly provide real estate, lending and title services and information to consumers via smartphone and web. With better communication throughout the process of buying or selling homes, purchases can move more quickly and more comfortably to completion.
Strategic partnerships are an important component of GainClients' growth strategy. The company recently established a worldwide licensing arrangement with CLOVIS LLC, a partnership that will enable the distribution of both companies' proprietary technologies to the real estate industry. CLOVIS will use GainClients' GCard to develop a unique lead generation program for the broader real estate marketing and advertising industry.
GainClients also offers GCHomeSearch, its stand-alone website that provides non-real estate customers, such as lenders and title professionals, with accurate listing data, historical property data, neighborhood information and demographics. When used with the GCard, the user is also privy to loan payment calculators, loan rates, closing cost estimators and other tools needed to make intelligent buying and selling choices.
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.
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE)
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the United States and select emerging markets. Leveraging a network of subsidiaries operating in the mobile payments and value-added transactional services space – including Unified Payments, Aptito and PayOnline – Net Element is committed to promoting consistent and strong growth, as illustrated by its position as one of the South Florida Business Journal's 'Top 25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies'. In the first seven months of 2016 alone, the company realized a 77 percent year-over-year increase in transactional processing volume when discounting the effects of foreign currency exchange.
A major contributor to this sustained growth has been Net Element's PayOnline subsidiary, which offers state-of-the-art payment technologies that are currently employed by more than 3,000 online enterprises across Europe and Asia. To bolster this position, the company has continued to expand its presence in Central Asia, most recently through the opening of a new office in Kazakhstan, the largest country in the region. Since its first anchor project in Kazakhstan in June 2015, PayOnline has entered agreements with more than 180 online merchants in Central Asia, and the region is expected to offer an opportunity for tremendous growth in the coming years as the proliferation of electronic commerce takes hold.
The growth of PayOnline throughout Eurasia has been accompanied by both awards and industry recognition. Independent analytical agency Markswebb Rank & Report ranked PayOnline as a top five payment acceptance company in its 2016 Internet Acquiring Rank report, and a second analytical agency, Tagline.ru, ranked PayOnline as a leading payment gateway in its 2016 Payment Systems Rating. The company's management team attributes this success to PayOnline's "innovative, customer-focused products and services."
Net Element is led by a seasoned management team offering a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy. Oleg Firer, the company's chief executive officer, formerly served as the executive chairman of Unified Payments up until its acquisition by Net Element's TOT Group in April 2013. Under his guidance, Unified Payments achieved rapid growth, earning the top spot on Inc. Magazine's list of fastest-growing companies in 2012. As a result, Firer was recognized by Forbes as one of the 'Five Incredible Entrepreneurs' and by Business Leader Magazine as a 'Top Entrepreneur in South Florida'.
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.