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The Roundup – @Novamind_Inc $NM.ca $NVMDF $RVV.ca $MMED $PSYC.ca $FTRP.ca $CMPS $NUMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Saturday, September 25th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of our inclusion in the NYSE Listed AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF and more.

September 21, 2021

Burnout and the wounded healer​

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Paul Thielking. Paul is a psychiatrist, zen practitioner, and Chief Scientific Officer at Novamind. They discuss healthcare provider burnout and other unique challenges of being in the helping/healing professions.

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com

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Novamind Announces Inclusion in NYSE Listed AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF​

We are pleased to announce that we have been included in the AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF trading on the NYSE under the ticker “PSIL” (the “ETF”).

PSIL is the first U.S.-listed, actively managed exchange traded fund to deliver dedicated investment exposure to psychedelics. PSIL seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in the rapidly evolving psychedelics space, offering exposure to companies which the ETF’s portfolio manager views as leading the way in this nascent industry. The ETF currently includes 22 psychedelics companies. 

“The inclusion of Novamind in the AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF is an important achievement for our Company,” commented Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director of Novamind. “Our clinics and clinical research sites are growing rapidly, and we are pleased to be recognized as a leading company in the emerging psychedelics sector.” 

Additional information on the ETF can be found here.

September 20, 2021

Novamind to Present at Benzinga Healthcare Conference​

Novamind to be featured in panel discussion on the disruptive potential of psychedelic medicine in mental healthcare

We will participate in the Benzinga Healthcare Small Cap Conference taking place virtually on September 29-30, 2021.

Novamind’s CEO and Director, Yaron Conforti, will join a panel of industry leaders for a discussion titled, “Addressing Mental Health through Emerging Therapies” on Thursday, September 30 at 12:35 PM EST.

Following the panel, from 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM EST, Mr. Conforti will deliver a presentation to update investors on the Company’s rapidly growing network of psychiatry clinics and clinical research sites focused on psychedelic medicine. A short Q&A session will follow.

For more information about the event and to register for free, visit: www.benzinga.com/events/small-cap/healthcare/

September 23, 2021

Novamind Announces DTC Eligibility for its Common Shares​

We are pleased to announce that our common shares are now eligible for electronic clearing and settlement through the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) in the U.S.

The DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a U.S. company that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies. Securities that are eligible to be electronically cleared and settled through DTC are considered ‘DTC eligible’. This electronic method of clearing securities speeds up the receipt of stock and cash and accelerates the settlement process for investors and brokers. 

“We are pleased to have become DTC eligible. Investors will benefit from the accelerated settlement process and ability to trade Novamind shares through a wide range of U.S. brokerage firms,” said Yaron Conforti, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Novamind. “This is an important step towards increased liquidity for our stock and building a strong presence for Novamind in the U.S. capital markets.”

September 24, 2021

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Mental Health, With a Side of Psychedelics?

A recap of some of the most promising psychedelic drugs for mental health and some of the trailblazers paving the way for the psychedelic revolution. “Sleep, exercise, therapy and antidepressants are some of the top remedies prescribed to assist the 1 in 4 Americans who struggle with mental health issues. But while these are all critical and effective tools, are they enough?”

Psychedelics Are a Billion-Dollar Business, and No One Can Agree Who Should Control It

Novamind’s business model was structured to be drug agnostic. We want to be able to provide the best possible therapies for our clients, regardless of what therapies they end up needing. It’s why we’re a champion for increasing access to all psychedelics. In this article, Shayla Love covers how those interested in psychedelics are learning to work together for the greater good. 

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VIDEO – Valeo Pharma (VPH:CSE) Reported Record Q3-21 Revenue of $5.7 million, up 280% over Q3-20

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:22 PM on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
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Valeo Pharma is already a successful, revenue generating, small cap Canadian pharmaceutical company that acquires the Canadian rights to commercialized drugs in other parts of the world that don’t have Canada on their radar as a target market.

This “in-license” business model is ingenious because it means ZERO developmental or clinical risk, which is the downfall of most small cap pharma companies. 

The company recently released Q3 results and highlights:

·  Record revenues of $5.7 million for Q3 2021, up 280% over Q3 2020 and 114% over prior quarter.

·  Record gross margin of $2.2 million , up 1602% over Q3 2020 and 204% over prior quarter.

·  Record 9 months revenues at $10.2 million , up 94%.

·  Private and public reimbursement coverage expanding for Redesca®

·  New corporate structure completed with full commercial activities ongoing for Redesca®, Enerzair® Breezhaler® and Atectura® Breezhaler®

As you can see above, Valeo is hitting on all cylinders with tremendous revenue growth from new great drugs hitting the Canadian markets as we speak. As a result, the company estimates annual revenue of $160M by 2025.

Now sit back, relax and watch this powerful interview with Steve Saviuk CEO of Valeo Pharma.

VIDEO – Fobi AI & Draganfly Join Forces To Create Automated COVID Venue Management Solution That Uses Phone To Checks Guest Vitals & Entire Check-In Process

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:06 PM on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
Fobi AI Inc.

“I called BS when I first heard about Draganfly’s ability to use my phone’s camera to check all of my vital signs … but when I saw it I was blown away”  ($FOBI CEO Rob Anson)

“Fobi has built the best venue management systems for conferences & events in the world.  We’re honoured to be integrated with them”  $DPRO CEO Cameron Chell

If you’re a shareholder of one of these companies, here is what you need to know about each that makes this technology partnership so powerful:

DRAGANFLY is the creator of cutting-edge drone solutions, software and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business.  Recognized as being at the forefront of drone technology for over 22 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leader with TIER-1 clients serving industries such as law enforcement, public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, mapping, and surveying markets.

They have created multiple successful applications that, for the purposes of this interview, includes their Vital Intelligence products that have been game-changers for universities, corrections facilities, sporting events and large scale conferences over the course of the past 18 months.  Why?  Their software can measure visitors’ vital signs like temperature, cough, and respiratory rate through the camera on your phone or on their drones. 

FOBI is a global leader in providing real-time data analytics through artificial intelligence to drive customer activation and engagement in the brick and mortar space.  From that core technology they have built a technology stack on top of it that is second to none.

They have created multiple successful applications that, for the purposes of this interview, includes their venue management platform that has been deployed at multiple NCAA tournaments, a recent MGM Resorts Championship PGA Event in Las Vega and most recently signed a deal to bring their venue management solutions to the Canadian Hockey League, the world’s largest development hockey league  With 9 Million Fan Visits in 2019

TOGETHER they combined forces in this press release “Fobi Announces Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence Smart Vital System Now Available in Fobi’s Venue Management System for Conferences & Events”.

How big is this combination and how confident are they in its success?

Very.

Watch this powerful interview with FOBI CEO, Rob Anson and Draganfly CEO Cameron Chell to find out exactly.

VIDEO – Fantasy 360 Technologies $VRAR Lists With $5.5M In Historical Revenues And Expects Significant Orders For Its Virtual Reality “Theme Parks” In Containers

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
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The Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality (VRAR) market is projected to hit $1.5 TRILLION (not a typo) by 2030.  The applications will be enormous from military to e-commerce to … GAMING and that’s where Fantasy 360 Technologies $VRAR comes in.

F360 is building entire virtual reality worlds inside shipping containers that become unbelievable immersive theme parks.  The company refers to it as a “theme park in a container” because of its modular and mobile container based system. 

SEEING IS BELIEVING 

If you can’t imagine it, we don’t blame you, that’s why we’ve included a 60 second demo clip inside this interview … or you can watch it right now … to be blown away by the experience.

The container model enables entertainment center operators (those 50,000 – 100,000 square foot facilities full of games and restaurants) to offer immersive virtual reality entertainment experiences anywhere in the world. 

More than just lip service, CEO Tim Bieber says they have received “overwhelming response” and expect significant orders in the very near future.  And you can take that to the bank because $VRAR already has a track record of success in its first 4 years as a private company: 

  • $5.5 Million In Revenues
  • Deployed 60+ Interactive Experiences Around The World
  • Clients Include – Intel, Capital One, Scotia Bank, Snickers and even the US Food & Drug Admininstration

If you haven’t heard of $VRAR before it’s probably because they just listed on the CSE in the first week of September, so this is your chance to discover a small cap virtual reality augmented reality almost from the get go. 

Watch this amazing interview with CEO Tim Bieber … and make sure to watch the 60 second demo clip either inside the interview or with the link provided above.

VIDEO – Draganfly Selected As Exclusive Drone Manufacturer To Address “Last Inch” Package Logistics, Initial Order $400K

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:36 PM on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Most of us know drones for their recreational uses or perhaps even as simple commercial applications for things like real estate videos.  

But the fact of the matter is that drone usage is about to go parabolic with huge corporations adopting them for a wide-use of applications that most never dreamed of such as: 

  • To provide Internet connections in remote locations. 
  • To collect crowd data.
  • And now package delivery

According to the Drone Package Delivery Global Market Report 2021, the global drone package delivery market is expected to grow to nearly US$1 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (“CAGR”) of 45.5%. In 2025, the market is expected to reach US$4.4 billion at a CAGR of 45.1%.

In short, the drone industry is booming in ways people can’t imagine because the industry is shifting from the drones themselves (hardware) to drone technology and solutions (software)… and the one company that is delivering the most challenging applications is Draganfly Inc. (DPRO: NASDAQ) (DPRO: CSE)

DraganFly is an award-winning drone manufacturer and technology developer that is actually delivering some pretty incredible achievements, milestones and even history:

  • Established in 1998 DFLY is considered the oldest commercial drone company in the world
  • Built the first drone that saved a life
  • Boasts the first drone to be inducted into the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
  • Developing a Vaccine Drone Delivery Payload System (it’s way more complicated than just transporting vaccines)
  • Detect infectious conditions in a person from a distance of 190 feet
  • Conduct phenotyping, data collection and analysis by the USDA

·       Vital Intelligence Smart Vital System Now Available in Fobi’s Venue Management System for Conferences & Events

Clients include:

  • NASCAR
  • Ford
  • Warner Brothers
  • Suncor Energy
  • Shell
  • Redbull
  • Government of Canada 
  • Ontario Provincial Police, 
  • Australian Federal Police, 
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 
  • Illinois State Police,
  • Shell
  • Dow 

If you want ultra-cool consider that DFLY’s Vital Intelligence technology was selected for implementation by Knightscope, a leader in a leader in autonomous robot security capabilities.  

All of this has translated into financial success with 2020 Revenue hitting $4.36M up 216% … and Q2-21 revenue of just under $2M up 114% vs Q2-20.

With all of this under the Company’s belt, it’s easy to see why the company recently uplisted to the NASDAQ.

If you believe in the massive parabolic growth in the use of drones for almost everything we do in this world, or want to learn, then watch / listen to this powerful interview with Draganfly CEO and Chairman, Cameron Chell.

VIDEO – Kidoz (KIDZ: TSXV) To Address The Lucrative Teens and Parents Segment of Soon To Be $400B Mobile Ad Market

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:07 PM on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Kidoz (KIDZ: TSXV) owns the biggest mobile advertising platform for kids and families. How big? There are almost 4,000 apps around the world using Kidoz, reaching over 300 MILLION kids. The company works with top brands, including Disney, McDonald’s, Hasbro, and Lego, and is a trusted partner of Apple and Google.  

We sat down with Kidoz Inc. Co-CEOs Jason Williams & Eldad Ben Tora to discuss the entrance into lucrative teens and parents segment of soon to be $400 BILLION Mobile Ad Market. 

We discuss: 

  • New markets
  • Anticipated growth
  • Agencies that have already booked
  • +more

Q2 2021 highlights include:

  • Total Revenue of $2,177,505 – growth of 196% compared to Q2 2020 Total Revenue of $736,827.
  • AdTech revenue of $2,120,500 – growth of 247% compared to Q2 2020 AdTech Revenue $611,709.
  • Gross Profit of $1,024,333 – growth of 214% compared to Q2 2020 Gross Profit of $325,769.
  • EBITDA of $48,079 a 124% improvement from an EBITDA loss of ($197,057) in Q2 2020.

Sit back, relax and watch this powerful interview.

VIDEO – Boosh (VEGI: CSE) An Award Winning Plant-Based Comfort Food Company With Products In ~ 400 Stores Nationwide

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:42 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

If you’ve ever thought to yourself “how great would it be if my favourite comfort foods could only be healthier” than meet Boosh … an Award Winning Plant-Based Comfort Food Company whose products include:

  • Mac N Cheese and Peas
  • Veggie Bolognese
  • and other “Heat and Eat” delicious comfort foods that are 
    • Multiple Award winning 
    • 100% Plant-based, GMO and Gluten Free

The company has only been a public entity for a few months and it’s already making waves. 

  • Expanded to approximately 400 stores in less than 2 years including 
    •  Whole Foods, Safeway, Metro, IGA, Choices + many other retailers
  • An alliance with Beyond Meat 
  • Distributed by UNFI – one of the largest distributors in North America
  • Expanded into refrigerated section with new SKUs

Growth of The Plant-Based food Market is Undeniable…

The plant-based food market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2020 to 2027 to reach $74.2 billion by 2027 according to ResearchAndMarkets.com. 

Watch this powerful interview with Boosh CEO Jim Pakulis.

VIDEO – Liquid Avatar $LQID Part Of Consultations Around Ontario Plan For Digital ID By End Of 2021

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:40 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

12 months ago investors couldn’t be blamed if they found it hard to grasp the genius and foresight of Liquid Avatar $LQID $LQAVF ….. the easiest way to describe the company was as a blockchain platform allowing people to manage & profit from their digital identity, which became a real need once global laws started being enacted to prevent the likes of Facebook from every abusing our private information again.

It sounded great … and definitely sounded like something valuable 3-4 years into the future … but then the signs started showing up that painted an accelerating picture that would put LQID at the forefront of digital identity.

1.  In March of this year, Google validated the $LQID business model with this stunning announcement:

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

  • 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.  

2.  In May of this year, The Ontario government released its digital identity strategy outlining ways in which it plans to harness the potential of the digital economy and better utilize data. Included in the plan are tangible commitments.

Then came the news all Liquid Avatar investors were waiting for: 

Ontario Releases Technology and Standards for Digital Identity which includes: 

  • the creation of a new data authority;
  • the introduction of a new government-issued digital ID that lets people prove who they are both online and in person

ENTER LIQUID AVATAR

Enter $LQID whose Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) is being built to support all participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies – initially as a node on the Indicio Network.  More than just a good idea, $LQID issued a press release announcing the following:

“Ontario is one of the first jurisdictions in North America to announce that it will issue and enable digital credentials – and it has been a great experience working with the government on this both directly and through our role in membership organizations like the Trust Over IP Foundation”

AND

“Liquid Avatar Technologies has been a part of the ongoing consultations around the province’s plan to introduce a digital identification credential by the end of 2021”

Make no mistake about it.  This is a simply massive paradigm shift and $LQID isn’t going to tackle this on its own.  The Company is a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, ID2020, DIACC, The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.

Suddenly it is getting easy to see the genius of Liquid Avatar.

Watch this great interview with CEO David Lucatch.

VIDEO – Liquid Avatar $LQID Blockchain Powered Digital ID and Health Credentials Is The Genius App Most Couldn’t See 12 Months Ago

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:25 PM on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

12 months ago investors couldn’t be blamed if they found it hard to grasp the genius and foresight of Liquid Avatar $LQID $LQAVF ….. the easiest way to describe the company was as a blockchain platform allowing people to manage & profit from their digital identity, which became a real need once global laws started being enacted to prevent the likes of Facebook from every abusing our private information again. 

It sounded great … and definitely sounded like something valuable 3-4 years into the future … but then the signs started showing up that painted an accelerating picture that would put LQID at the forefront of digital identity.

1.  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.  

2.  The Ontario government released its digital identity strategy outlining 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; 
  • the introduction of a new government-issued digital ID that lets people prove who they are online.

THEN CAME COVID-19 TEST AND VACCINATION CREDENTIALS 

Both of these happened BEFORE governments around the world started announcing “Vaccine Passports” that would require people to prove their vaccinations prior to accessing some of the biggest parts of society.  But with the Quebec system already getting hacked before it started, the government initiatives are easier said than done.

Enter $LQID whose Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) is being built to support all participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies – initially as a node on the Indicio Network.  

The Company is also a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, ID2020, DIACC, The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.

12 months later and it is now getting easy to see the genius of Liquid Avatar.

Watch this great interview with CEO David Lucatch.

VIDEO – Biomind Labs (BMND : NEO) Is Developing The Next Generation of Medicines For The 21st Century – The Pharmaceutical Side of Psychedelics

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:40 PM on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
Biomind Labs Inc. Completes Reverse Take-Over Transaction | Business Wire

Alejandro Antalich, CEO of Biomind. “We, both, are driven by innovation. At Biomind, our objective is to change the course of medicine by assisting doctors in potentially saving more lives and providing a better quality of life to millions of people suffering from addiction, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

Biomind Labs is Developing the next generation of medicines for the 21st century … the pharmaceutical side of psychedelics

THE PROBLEM

● Depression and anxiety cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year

  • ~ 20% of the world’s children and adolescents have a mental health condition
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds
  • 13% rise in mental health conditions & substance use disorders in last decade (to 2017)
  • Mental health conditions now cause 1 in 5 years lived with disability

#Psychedelics are going to go through a parabolic, paradigm shifting growth in the next 5 years because of their ability to treat anxiety and depression amongst other things

More than 80% of the global population prefers natural products as sources of new drug candidates …

and that is good because Biomind’s vertical integration approach – Transforming natural psychotropic compounds into pharmaceuticals  – creating drug therapies that harness the medicinal power of natural psychedelic compounds

1 indication is already in Phase 2 … 3 indications in Phase 2 by end 2021 … 3 in Phase 3 by end 2022.

Sit back, relax and watch this powerful interview with Alejandro Antalich, Chief Executive Officer of Biomind Labs.