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VIDEO: Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVMDF Proceeding With Pre-Clinical Cancer Trials & Files Related Patent $CTLT $MRNA $NVA

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:51 AM on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

VIDEO – Victory Square Technologies $VST.ca $VSQTF Faces Inflection Year, with Record $19.7M Income, Oversubscribed Finance for Immersive Tech, and Investment in Stardust Solar $YDX.ca $SEV.ca $DBO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Victory Square Technologies VST

Victory Square Technologies (VST:CSE / VSQTF:OTC / 6F6:FWB) builds, acquires and invests in promising start-ups, then provides the senior leadership and resources needed for fast-track growth. 

Across its portfolio of more than 20 global companies, it covers A.I., Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Fintech, Health-tech, Gaming, Sports Betting and SaaS.

And the success its portfolio has achieved – by way of firms such as GameOnHydreight and Immersive Tech – has led to a record earnings performance for the year ending Dec 31, 2020:

  • Net income increased to $19.7m from ($8.9m) YOY
  • Earnings per share increased to $0.30 from ($0.10) YOY
  • VST ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $4.6m

The news came just a day after VST closed Immersive Tech’s oversubscribed financing for gross proceeds of $2.3m, representing:

  • 6.8m subscription receipts
  • at a price of $0.35

And VST’s portfolio continues to grow. In late April, the firm signed a binding Letter of Intent to invest in renewable energy company Stardust Solar:

  • A Solar Network of more than 2,000+ trained solar professionals in North America
  • Stardust Solar recently acquired the Canadian Solar Institute

That’s a lot of action. We sat down with Shafin Diamond Tejani, Victory Square’s CEO, to delve into the news…

VIDEO: XPhyto Therapeutics $XPHY.ca $XPHYF Three Divisions Firing On All Cylinders As They Move From The Lab to the Clinic $NGM.ca $SONA.ca $HBP.ca $MIR.ca $IPA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:41 PM on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
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VIDEO – $HPQ.ca Silicon Going After $2.2 Billion Fumed Silica Market Is A “Natural Extension, Potentially Lucrative Offshoot” $ENPH $BE $NNO $PYR

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:07 PM on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ $HPQFF is a Quebec-based company that is developing a portfolio of high value-added silicon products sought after by battery and electric vehicle manufacturers.

If that sounds a lot like what other small companies are saying lately, $HPQ differentiates itself as a leader of the pack thanks to the following:

Today, the Company announced  HPQ Silicon and Pyrogenesis Evaluating a Low-cost and Environmentally Friendly Plasma Based Process to Manufacture Fumed Silica

To discuss the importance and the implications of this milestone, this excerpt from the press release says it all:

Combining HPQ Silicon High Purity Quartz initiatives with PyroGenesis industry leading knowhow in the development of commercial plasma processes, this new process could revolutionize the manufacturing of Fumed Silica, give HPQ and PyroGenesis a market leadership in its green manufacturing and pivot production back to North America, all the while allowing end users to improve their environmental footprint.

 Watch this great interview with $HPQ CEO Bernard Tourillon to understand why Fumed Silica is a winnable market and how far advanced they are with PyroGenesis on this initiative.

VIDEO – Liquid Avatar $LQID Digital ID and Monetization Gets Huge Boost From “Building A Digital Ontario” News $MOS.ca $MOGO.ca $CTZ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:03 PM on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

When the Facebook data privacy scandal broke out, the world woke up to just how badly our individual data was being traded, used and most importantly, the amount of profit being generated by major corporations at our expense.

This led to the enactment of the biggest data privacy laws in history.  Specifically, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) out of Europe and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Enter $LQID. The Company Turns The Problem Of Data Privacy Into A Profit For Individuals, While Providing Big Businesses With New & Compliant Business Models.

More than just lip service, $LQID has made some major announcements, including joining the Trust Over IP Foundation, which includes over 170 members including IBM, Mastercard, Accenture and many other global leaders who are defining a complete architecture for Internet-scale digital trust.

Does that sound like a mouthful?  Yeah, it does.  But all you have to really understand for now is that digital ID, privacy and monetization is going to become a reality in the very near future.  Government regulations are enforcing it.  Consumers are demanding it and $LQID is delivering it at such an advanced scale that the Trust Over IP Foundation provided them with a strategic role as a Steering Member.

If that wasn’t enough proof for you, Google  validated the $LQID business model with this stunning announcement at the beginning of March:

 Google announces major shift away from precision-targeting of ads based on everything you do on the internet

  • Google believes these types of tracking methods don’t “meet rising consumer expectations for privacy, nor will they stand up to rapidly evolving regulatory restrictions, and therefore aren’t a sustainable long term investment.”
  • Google is experimenting with tools in its Privacy Sandbox that are designed to allow advertising to continue to work on the web but in a less privacy-encroaching way.
  • “Keeping the internet open and accessible for everyone requires all of us to do more to protect privacy — and that means an end to not only third-party cookies, but also any technology used for tracking individual people as they browse the web,” David Temkin, Google’s director of product management for ads privacy and trust,

 What is the potential outcome of this major shift by Google?

  “Google’s decision could upend the ad industry, which has relied on these types of tracking tools”  

Now the data privacy and monetization game is underway with LQID sitting in a great position within the industry and the dominant position within the small cap world.  That dominant position got even stronger today when $LQID announced Liquid Avatar Congratulates the Ontario Government on the Release of its Digital Strategy  

WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?

If consumers are going to switch to Liquid Avatar to protect and monetize their identity, the switch to Digital ID by Canada’s biggest Province is simply a monster catalyst:  The Ontario government strategy outlines ways in which it plans to harness the potential of the digital economy and better utilize data. Included in the plan are tangible commitments such as: 

  • the creation of a new data authority; 
  • a new digital artificial intelligence (AI) framework to guide responsible use of AI; and 
  • the introduction of a new government-issued digital ID that lets people prove who they are online.

If you didn’t know any better, you would think CEO David Lucatch wrote the Ontario Digital Strategy paper himself!  He didn’t but the next best thing is this interview with CEO David Lucatch for an even deeper discussion into what this all means for $LQID and YOU.

Novamind $NM.ca $NVMDF Doubles in Size, Adds Four New Psychedelic Mental Health Clinics $RVV.ca $MMED $PSYC.ca $FTRP.ca $CMPS $NUMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:38 AM on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
  • Announced that it will open four new Cedar Psychiatry clinics doubling its network to eight total locations
  • Begun construction on three of the New Clinics and leased a fourth additional property
  • Expanded capacity from the New Clinics is forecasted to increase Novamind’s patient volume from 20,000 client visits recorded in 2020 to approximately 65,000 client visits anticipated in 2021

New clinics represent the first phase of Novamind’s national expansion strategy

TORONTO, ON / May 4, 2021 / Novamind Inc. (CSE:NM)(OTC PINK:NVMDF)(FSE:HN2) (“Novamind” or the “Company”), a leading mental health company specialized in psychedelic medicine, is pleased to announce that it will open four new Cedar Psychiatry clinics (the “New Clinics”), doubling its network to eight total locations.

The expanded capacity from the New Clinics is forecasted to increase Novamind’s patient volume from 20,000 client visits recorded in 2020 to approximately 65,000 client visits anticipated in 2021, a 225% increase.

Novamind has begun construction on three of the New Clinics and leased a fourth additional property. Scheduled to open between July and September 2021, the New Clinics represent the initial phase of Novamind’s national expansion strategy whereby the Company is replicating the successful operating track record of its current clinics in Utah, at scale, ahead of its expansion into other American states in 2021.

Novamind’s investment in the expansion of its clinic network follows a significant increase in demand from clients for mental health services to address existing unmet needs and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. All Cedar Psychiatry clinics currently have a 2-week wait time for booking new appointments.

The New Clinics will each offer a range of treatments including ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, SpravatoTM, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The Draper, Murray, and Salt Lake City locations will also offer opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials for psychedelic medicine that are led by Cedar Clinical Research, Novamind’s clinical research arm. The Park City location will uniquely serve as both a clinic and a retreat center offering therapeutic psychedelic experiences, leveraging its community’s reputation as a world-class destination.

“We are doubling the size of our clinic network six months ahead of schedule, with the added capacity enabling us to scale to 65,000 client visits in 2021,” said Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director of Novamind. “Expect continued and aggressive growth as we expand Novamind’s clinic network and clinical research infrastructure ahead of the FDA’s anticipated approvals of MDMA and psilocybin.”

Novamind is making additional strategic investments in the infrastructure required to support the rapid growth in client volumes at its clinics. A new, dedicated call center is under construction and will enhance Novamind’s network of eight clinics by improving communications with clients and referring physicians, as well as facilitating the significant increase in processing of insurance reimbursements. Additional details for each of the New Clinics and the call center will be announced in subsequent press releases.

About Novamind

Novamind is a leading mental health company enabling safe access to psychedelic medicine through a network of clinics, retreats, and clinical research sites. Novamind provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other novel treatments through its network of Cedar Psychiatry clinics and operates Cedar Clinical Research, a contract research organization specialized in clinical trials and evidence-based research for psychedelic medicine. Both Cedar Psychiatry and Cedar Clinical Research are wholly owned subsidiaries of Novamind. For more information on how Novamind is enhancing mental wellness and guiding people through their entire healing journey, visit novamind.ca.

Contact Information

Novamind
Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director
Telephone: +1 (647) 953 9512

Bill Mitoulas, Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations including the risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s public disclosure. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Novamind Inc.

VIDEO – Sheldon Inwentash $IDK $IDKFF Praises Loop Insights’ $MTRX $RACMF “Monumental Alliance” With Industry Powerhouse NielsenIQ $AT.ca $QTRH.ca $SNSR $BSQR $PTS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:03 AM on Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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VIDEO – Diamonds are Back! Arctic Star $ADD $ASDZF is Leading the Charge with the Discovery of a Kimberlite Complex, NWT $RIO $DIAM.ca $NAR.ca $MPVD.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:29 PM on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Arctic Star $ADD $ASDZF Is exploring for diamonds at its Diagras Property, NWT and are using non-traditional methods to identify Kimberlites they believe host economic diamond potential.

Early success through drilling to date suggests they may have indeed made a discovery at time when very few peers exist while demand for diamonds is increasing. This success supports the overall exploration concept and indicates Arctic may be on to a new method of identifying diamonds.

If you are going to explore for diamonds, you need to look where other mines are with the right geology; and this is where Buddy Doyle comes in to play for Arctic. Buddy made a major discovery in the same area with Rio Tinto and the Diavik mine ( produced over 100 million carats since 2003) and is currently guiding the exploration drilling targeting Non-Magnetics to identify Kimberlite; which Arctic is now 3 for 3 in identifying.

The exploration success Arctic is encountering couldn’t be happening at a better time as the market appears to be waking up to the incredible opportunity Arctic offers. Have a listen and discover why Arctic Star is the next SmallCap discovery.

VIDEO – Molecule Holdings $MLCL Unveils Cannabis-Infused Beverage Line-up and Brand Identity in Anticipation of Summer Sales Surge $TPX.A.ca $ACB.ca $BEV $WEED.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:05 PM on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Molecule MLCL

Working at the cutting edge of the nascent cannabis industry, Molecule Holdings is a Canadian, craft-focused, cannabis beverage production company.

Boasting a 200,000 square foot production facility based in Ontario, the company has been given a green light to sell its unique line of cannabis-infused beverages throughout Canada, starting in Ontario and Québec.

On Wednesday (April 28), the firm officially unveiled the line of new brands and products that will be available to consumers in Canada as of May 2021. It is a significant milestone which, crucially, will see the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) stocking Molecule’s beverages in time for the all-important summer sales season.

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The company also introduced the Molecule Crafted™ label designation, found on all products produced by Molecule. The company’s goal is for Molecule Crafted™ to be synonymous with reliability, consistency, Canadian and craft for consumers. The brand should become known to represent phenomenal customer service and retail support at the wholesale level.

On the heels of the company’s AGM on Friday (April 30), we sat down with David Reingold, director and strategic advisor for Molecule Holdings, to dissect the news…

VIDEO – Datametrex $DM.ca $DTMXF CEO Talks Record-Breaking FY2020 with $12.3M In Revenue, Covid-19 Test Kits and More $PFM.ca $VQS.ca $SPOT.ca $ADK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:12 PM on Friday, April 30th, 2021

When it comes to small-cap companies, tech-focused Datametrex AI is in rarefied air; they have not one but two successful independent divisions each capable of being a company maker: COVID-19 test kit distribution, and AI-driven social media monitoring and discovery.

Financial Highlights for year ending December 31, 2020:

  • Revenue of $12.3M vs. $3.4M for FY 2019
  • An increase of 264%

We sat down with CEO Marshall Gunter to discuss these highlights, the COVID-19 landscape, telemedicine, 2021 plans, and more.

Check out the interview down below.