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Marijuana Company of America Receives Financing for JV in Washington State $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:41 AM on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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  • Contributed the first installment of capital to Bougainville Ventures, Inc. in partial satisfaction of the joint venture agreement entered into earlier this year in Washington State
  • MCOA received $375,000 in its first round of financing
  • Investment will contribute to funding the development of a state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse grow facility in Oroville, Washington

ESCONDIDO, CA–(Jul 19, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce that it has contributed the first installment of capital to Bougainville Ventures, Inc. (“BV”) in partial satisfaction of the joint venture agreement entered into earlier this year in Washington State.

MCOA received $375,000 in its first round of financing. This investment will contribute to funding the development of a state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse grow facility in Oroville, Washington. Once completed, the greenhouse facility will accommodate a cannabis production and processing tenant with a Tier 3, I-502 license with significant experience growing cannabis. The total principal amount of the convertible note that MCOA executed with its financing partner is $752,500, with a 16 month term and 10% annual interest rate. Additional rounds of financing will be received as part of this note, which MCOA intends to invest in BV in satisfaction of the terms of its JV agreement.

As turnkey landlords, MCOA and BV look to provide an ideal cultivation environment that their current tenant can move into in Q3, and be fully operational and revenue producing in early Q4. As more states legalize the cultivation and consumption of cannabis, MCOA intends to replicate this business model and build the Company’s real estate portfolio and increase its revenue.

Donald Steinberg, MCOA President and CEO, said, “I am very pleased that we obtained the financing to start our operations in Washington. We are projecting that this joint venture will soon be profitable and be a model that we can replicate in other states and countries. We are also happy to establish a relationship with a financing partner that is interested in supporting joint venture projects for MCOA in the future.”

The closing of its first round of financing is a significant step in completing the Company’s JV partnership that was formed to construct two greenhouses, provide management services and a commercial lease to an I-502 licensed grower in Washington State.

Separately, the Company announced effective July 1, 2017, the establishment of a new corporate office located at 1320 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, California, 92029, that will include space for the Company’s back office support team for its HempSMART brand, and provide office space for some Company executives.

ABOUT BOUGAINILLE VENTURES, INC.
Bougainville Venture Inc. is in the core business of converting irrigated farmland that was traditionally used to grow marginally profitable feed crops, to greenhouse-equipped farmland used to grow luxury crops with a primary focus on high-density and high-yielding crops. Bougainville is an agricultural services company that focuses on providing growers with state-of-the-art computer controlled greenhouses and processing facilities. Bougainville offers fully built out turnkey solutions to tenant-growers and provides growing infrastructure, as well as landlord services for licensed I-502 producers and processors in the state of Washington.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
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BOOOM! Patriots, Mets Amongst Pro Teams That Bought Cities In Overwatch Global ESports League. $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:33 PM on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
  • Blizzard has announced major investment in its Overwatch League, the official home of Overwatch esports, first announced at last year’s Blizzcon.
  • Seven team slots have been acquired by organisations from both the traditional sports and esports worlds, as well as a couple of tech-focused entrepreneurs, with ESPN reporting a potential fee of $20 million per team.

“We’re not commenting on the price of the spot,” said Nate Nanzer, Commissioner of the Overwatch League when I spoke to him this week. “But we can talk a little bit about the terms of the relationship.

“I think one of the key differences in our structure is the local opportunity. There really hasn’t been a city-based, global league in this way. Not just in esports, but in traditional sports too, there hasn’t ever really been a league where Los Angeles plays Shanghai in the regular season.”

When a team owner purchases a position in the league, they also acquire the rights to a city of their choice. Boston, for example, has been picked up by Robert Kraft, the Chairman and CEO of the American football team, the New England Patriots.

His team will eventually have a home stadium in Boston, with all local revenues (up to an undisclosed figure) remaining with the team itself. On top of that, the team will have the option to host and monetise up to five amateur Overwatch League events in their home territory each year.

The other team owners include Jeff Wilpon, the COO of the New York Mets, who unsurprisingly nabbed New York as his team’s city of choice, as well as a couple of tech organisations based out of Shanghai and Seoul. There are also three esports-only teams, often referred to as ‘endemics’: Immortals (Los Angeles), Misfits Gaming (Miami-Orlando) and NRG Esports (San Francisco).

“I’m happy to announce that we have three endemic teams to reveal today, despite the fact that the internet says we don’t talk to endemics,” said Nanzer. “Obviously we’re also very excited about the traditional sports owners because they bring a lot of incredible history to the table: building generational fandom around their teams and great local expertise, which is important for our city-based, home and away structure.”

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The Commissioner.

A couple of weeks ago, Eurogamer published an article that questioned the current state of Overwatch esports, suggesting that since the announcement of the Overwatch League in November, very little has actually happened. More than that, its announcement in some ways had a damaging effect on the tournaments operating outside of the league itself.

“We wanted to make sure that when we spoke with our community next in a meaningful way, we had really important stuff to talk about,” said Nanzer when I questioned him on this. “Building a sports league from scratch is pretty hard and takes a lot of time.

“Blizzcon is obviously the best place ever for us to announce anything, but do I wish Blizzcon had been in March or April, instead of November? Sure.”

We’re still waiting on the league’s official start date, although we’ve been been told the first season will begin at some point this year. For the duration of that season, all matches will be played at a venue in Los Angeles, giving the seven team owners time to build up the necessary local infrastructure they’ll require going forwards.

During the league itself, matches will be played every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and we can apparently expect the match schedule soon™.

Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-07-12-blizzards-big-plan-for-overwatch-esports-allows-teams-to-buy-cities

Marijuana Company of America Announces the Filing of Form 10 Reg Statement with SEC + Apply for QB upgrade $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:16 AM on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Important step in helping the Company to raise the necessary capital to fund its projects and expand its operations, as well as provide more transparent and reliable information to investors
  • Company will apply to upgrade its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB

BONSALL, CA–(May 23, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA, INC (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp company, is pleased to announce that it has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is an important step in helping the Company to raise the necessary capital to fund its projects and expand its operations, as well as provide more transparent and reliable information to investors.

Once the registration statement becomes effective, the Company will apply to upgrade its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB. Upgrading to the OTCQB is an efficient way to raise the Company’s profile among the investor and broker dealer communities, access greater liquidity, and trade on an SEC-recognized market, removing many of the trading restrictions placed on Pink market securities. The Form 10 filing provides investors detailed and audited information about MCOA‘s operations, including an overview of the business strategies, risk factors and financial statements. This additional and reliable information will help our investors make a more educated investment decisions about the Company.

“Taking steps to become a fully reporting company is yet another way that we are distinguishing ourselves from most of the marijuana public companies that report under the Alternative Reporting Standards on the OTC Pink market,” said Donald Steinberg, CEO of MCOA. “MCOA experienced substantial growth in 2016 and we hope to continue this momentum throughout 2017 as well. Our Form 10 filing and ongoing SEC reporting disclosures through audited annual financial statements, auditor reviewed quarterly financial statements and all material events will provide additional transparency to our shareholders and the investment community on our performance as we grow.”

MCOA‘s Form 10 Registration Statement includes audited financial statements of the business, an overview of the markets and industries in which the Company will operate, details regarding the Company’s management, and competitive strengths, strategies and risk factors. A copy of the Form 10 is available at www.sec.gov under the name of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. Additionally, the Form 10 can be found on the Investors Relations portion of the Company’s website at www.marijuanacompanyofamerica.com

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:

MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
Investor Relations
1+(888)-777-4362
IR@mcoa.club

Marijuana Company of America Invests in Global Payout’s MoneyTrac $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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  • Announced an investment of $250,000 in exchange for 15% of MoneyTrac Technology, Inc.
  • Subsidiary of Global Payout (OTC: GOHE)
  • Investment will serve as an excellent resource for MTT in their current objective of establishing the MoneyTrac Technology payment platform

BONSALL, CA–(May 3, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce an investment of $250,000 in exchange for 15% of MoneyTrac Technology, Inc. (“MTT”), a subsidiary of Global Payout (OTC: GOHE).

This investment will serve as an excellent resource for MTT in their current objective of establishing the MoneyTrac Technology payment platform as a major competitor within the alternative banking sector, and more specifically be leveraged in their efforts to extend their marketing campaign to cannabis-related companies who are at the core of MTT’s target market.

In addition to this investment from MCOA, MTT is also pleased to announce that its Board of Directors (“the Board”) has approved the appointment of MCOA CEO, Don Steinberg as a board member with the intention of diversifying their Board through his invaluable experience and knowledge in the early-stage development of companies, and overseeing MCOA shareholder’s investment into MTT.

In addition to his current role at MCOA as founder, CEO and director, Mr. Steinberg was also the founder of Medical Marijuana Inc., the first publicly traded marijuana company in 2009.

“We are pleased and appreciative of the confidence and enthusiasm MCOA has demonstrated with this investment, and we are committed to leveraging it in the most effective manner possible in this all-important stage of our development,” said MTT CEO, James Hancock. “We are also thrilled to welcome Mr. Steinberg to our Board as his experience extends to every corner of business development and operations, from company offerings, product and service management, and to the implementation of strategic marketing campaigns. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with him on several projects over the last decade and look forward to the expertise and energy he will bring to our Board,” Mr. Hancock further remarked.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to join Mr. Hancock and Ms. Vanessa Luna on the MoneyTrac Board. The electronic payment and compliance features available through the MTT technology platform are the solutions many sectors of our Cannabis industry have been looking for, and I look forward to providing the MTT Board with guidance and support to help move their objectives forward in the most effective way possible,” said Mr. Steinberg.

About Marijuana Company of America (MCOA)
Marijuana Company of America (“MCOA”) is a publicly traded company headquartered in Southern California. MCOA will distribute marijuana and products related to marijuana as well as CBD and hemp, using a variety of marketing approaches to distribute on a global basis.

ABOUT MONEYTRAC, INC.
MoneyTrac Technology, Inc. (www.moneytractechnology.com) is a pioneer in offering a full-service solution for alternative banking and electronic financial solutions and provides all aspects of financial technology including E-Wallet and mobile apps services for businesses and companies in various “high-risk” industries. MoneyTrac’s technology platform allows for its clients to access their financial information from anywhere in the world, in addition to providing tracking and compliance to help them manage and control the flow of all revenue through their business.

ABOUT GLOBAL PAYOUT
Since the Company’s inception in 2009, Global Payout, Inc. (www.globalpayout.com) has been a leading provider of comprehensive and customized prepaid payment solutions for domestic and international organizations distributing money worldwide. In 2014, Global introduced its first online payment platform called the Consolidated Payment Gateway (CPG), which allowed its enterprise clients to transfer money to international bank accounts, mobile accounts, and prepaid card accounts. The development of the CPG became the foundation for the introduction of its new, state of the art FINTECH payment system in 2017, for both online and mobile applications to allow account holders to maximize an expanded suite of financial services and minimize operational costs. Global will continue to offer their FINTECH payment system to many vertical markets for support of foreign currency exchange and digital currency, including ongoing support of the banking industry and international governments.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

Contact:
Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
IR@mcoa.club

A beginner’s guide to enjoying eSports $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:20 PM on Monday, May 1st, 2017
  • Reader offers an introduction to watch eSports through League Of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: GO.

I’m about to talk about three games I’ve never played. Not even once. I’ve seen them played. I’ve seen them played in theatres, in conference halls, on streaming websites like Twitch and YouTube, and in some extreme examples in stadiums. It’s the part of gaming that can be the hardest to fathom, and that’s the psyche of a person who watches eSports. As if to reinforce the unacceptableness of it Microsoft Word angrily underlines the word eSports as I type it. As if to say, ‘That’s not a word, silly boy, don’t be so ridiculous’.

But it clearly is, as evidenced by its growing popularity, I think it’s worth trying to understand it if only as a phenomenon of our hobby in its own right. To give people a bit of background knowledge, and to try remove some of the barriers to entry for people curious to find out what it’s all about, this is intended as a beginners’ guide, a cheat sheet if you will. I will leave judgment on eSports’ worth as entertainment or its validity as a sport for you to decide

There are a number of game genres which lead the way for eSports, we have MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) such as LoL (League Of Legends) Dota 2 (Defence Of The Ancients), Heroes Of The Storm, and SMITE. We have first person shooters such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Halo, and Call Of Duty. And finally card games, both physical like Magic The Gathering and digital such as Hearthstone

These games have a few things in common: they usually either require great skill, twitch sensitivity, or immense brainpower to execute perfectly every game. Note, I’m not saying that they should be great games to play, just that they require great skill to play. That is the primary draw for the top level eSports titles.

Most of the games are based on PC, or the tournaments are largely ran on PC. This is probably for a broad range of factors. PCs are more customisable for the user, the game may have its biggest audience on PC, PCs may be more stable and suitable for tournament play, or it may just be because Twitch has led the way in making eSports accessible to people and has been available for longer on the PC platform

The most passionate fans make up the bulk of an eSports games audience, and even as a newcomer you are expected to enter with knowledge of the jargon and terms used. In my experience this is the biggest exclusionary factor of all eSports, their love of acronyms, in-jokes, obscure memes, and the lack of any explanation

The three biggest players in eSports would be Dota 2, League Of Legends, and Counter-Strike, so two MOBAs and a shooter. It is fair to say that MOBAs dominate the scene, so what are these games?

Most MOBA games follow a similar template, so I am going to give a very general overview so you get the idea. To keep it simple I will limit my description to the characteristics of the two genre giants: LoL and Dota 2. The setup is of two teams of five players who face each other across an arena where the objective is to capture a key piece of the opposing team’s base. In between the teams the arena usually consists of broad paths known as lanes, parts with winding paths known as jungle, and some form of defensive fortifications usually known as towers for each team – up to the halfway point of the map.

The players themselves take roles as heroes to defend their base by taking up one of the lanes and battling their counterparts, hoping to push them back towards their own base and destroying the defences as they go. They are also supported by computer-controlled allies who will mindlessly attack any opposition they meet. These are referred to as either creeps or minions. The spare human members usually roam the winding paths in the jungle and support their teammates in their task attempting to ambush or ‘gank’ opposing team members.

Players level up as the game progresses and can purchase items using gold earned in the game to build up their avatar. All progress is reset at the start of each game. The skill lies in the deep knowledge of the game, players’ positional awareness, and the ability to predict what their opponent will do. The very best players can seem clairvoyant and creative as they build their player up in surprising and unusual ways.

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Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/01/a-beginners-guide-to-enjoying-esports-readers-feature-6607864/#ixzz4fqIxnBC4

Jerry Heller’s Company Merges With Everlert, Inc. to Create Private Equity Fund for Entertainment Ventures $EVLI.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:39 PM on Monday, April 24th, 2017

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  • Everlert to merge with JH Media Group, created and developed by the late Jerry Heller
  • In collaboration with legendary music producer Denny Diante and the renowned Jennifer Harper
  • Enables Everlert to underwrite and develop the Intellectual Property Rights included in the merger
  • Includes unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2017 — Everlert, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC:EVLI) today announced that JH Media Group, created and developed by the late Jerry Heller in collaboration with legendary music producer Denny Diante and the renowned Jennifer Harper, has merged with Everlert, Inc., a publicly traded Company, according to Everlert’s CEO, Mark Blankenship.

The merger enables Everlert, Inc. to place the necessary funding in a private equity fund to underwrite and develop the Intellectual Property Rights included in the merger, which include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks, according to Mark Blankenship. The private equity fund that will be used to effectuate the merger is Everlert Entertainment Equity Partners, LLC.

Everlert anticipates increased value based upon our merger with JH MEDIA Group and the ongoing efforts of its talented and accomplished CEO Jennifer Harper, who was recently appointed as the new President of Everlert along with the legendary Denny Diante, who was also appointed to the Board,” said Blankenship.

Jennifer Harper created and founded JH Media Group in collaboration with the late Jerry Heller and Denny Diante in 2015 and created a music conglomerate that owns and controls intellectual property rights that have generated substantial revenue for several decades.

“We believe that the tremendous value of the music rights created by Jerry Heller and Denny Diante has the potential of generating significant revenue for Everlert, as well as increasing the value of Everlert exponentially,” said Harper.

Jennifer Harper is a seasoned executive with experience in the fast-paced and ever evolving entertainment industry. She is considered among colleagues as one of the industry’s unique visionaries, specializing in her innovative and strategic thinking. Jennifer attained early success in her profession by her results- oriented attitude and created an elite team of colleagues in the entertainment industry along with her partner, Jerry Heller.

She worked with many major labels and studios within the entertainment industry. Harper has been influential in the music industry for several years and has been involved in multiple entertainment endeavors and has had many songs written and dedicated to her by major artists, such as Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Peppy Castro (The Blues Magoos, Richie Havens, Jimmy Hendrix), Gregg Sutton (Bob Dylan, Mick Jones, Percy Sledge, Bob Dylan), Artie Kornfeld (Founder of Woodstock), Kokane a.k.a. Jerry B. Long Jr., son of the Legendary Motown writer, Jerry B. Long Sr. (Grammy award winning artist) and a few others.

Jennifer has also had the fortunate opportunity to be mentored and be a partner in JH Media group as the CEO along with the late music industry legend, Jerry Heller. During their many years together, both professionally and personally, Jennifer became Jerry Heller’s business advisor as well as colleague in multiple business endeavors. She is also the COO of a very innovative and progressive project soon to be launched (StreamerZz) founded by the entertainment industry legend Nyhl Henson. Jennifer is also the CEO of Gryphon Media along with partners Kevin Harrington and Everlert’s CEO, Mark Blankenship. She is managing/co-managing and has managed/co-managed multiple acts. Artists including Yung Eazy, the son of the famous rapper Eazy E from N.W.A., Creep-Dogg family to Snoop Dogg and part of the original Dogg Pound Gang alongside Young Nate Dogg. She is also multi-faceted in the genres of music she manages and brands. She had the honor of managing and representing the all-female UK rock band JOANovARC, who are signed to Holier than Thou Records. They currently are in the top ten in Asia, with their song “Say Sayonara,” and are the ONLY all-female rock band to have four songs on the Microsoft Xbox 360 Game Rock Band. They are also sponsored by Gibson Guitars and Harley Davidson and produced by the legendary Stuart Epps who also produces Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Oasis, to name a few. Jennifer recently finalized negotiations to sign a major recording and publishing deal for one of her artists with Warner Music and Chappell Publishing. Jennifer is an Exclusive and Executive Producer and Rights, Publishing & Licensing holder to over 60 songs including unheard and unreleased songs from DPG and pre-Death Row era to other multiple genre of artists such as Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and George Clinton.

Jennifer started a non-profit organization very successfully around the world known as: We Are One MCI (Music Collaborative Initiative). This non-profit organization utilized the platform of music, legendary artists and local artists in each community worldwide to donate their experiences through live venues and concerts, to raise money for poverty, homelessness and hunger.

She was also asked in 2014 by the Nobel family, Claes Nobel, from the Nobel Peace Prize name, and co-founder Doug Ivanovich to partner with the organization World Peace One. They are responsible for the Live Aid and Farm Aid and We Are the World concerts. She declined since she had the honor of being asked to become the Agent/Manager, Partner and Colleague to the Legendary Artie Kornfeld, The Father of Woodstock. Jennifer accepted Artie’s offer and together they have been working to preserve and honor the original event which took place 50 years ago by working on the 50th anniversary for 2019 titled “The Spirit of Woodstock-Back to The Garden.”

Jennifer has recently been asked by the former business partner of the legendary Dick Clark, Antonio Gellini, to be the Chairwoman to two major awards shows, The Family Film Awards and The Olympia Awards.

Harper is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with degrees in multiple sciences. She has recently acquired several financial certifications. She is a Member of ASCAP/BMI and TONO, WISE (Women in Sports and Events) National Organization, Woman’s Sports Federation (WSF) and the National Organization for Women (NOW) and a member of the non-profit bi-partisan organization: Common Cause.

Jennifer Harper is endorsed by the following iconic leaders in the entertainment industry who attest to Jennifer’s skills and insights, as follows:

Jerry Heller:

“I have known Jennifer Harper both professionally and personally for many years. She is a completely impressive complex genius. With her tenacity and drive and an unparalleled work ethic. I have watched her resolve almost every aspect of very complex business situations. She is a friend, colleague and a partner. Loyal with a natural confidence to take on any challenge in not just this industry, but in life. Very few can find these qualities. I absolutely believe she can achieve anything she puts her mind to. I am very proud of her,” said Jerry Heller.

The Late Jerry Heller was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 after a career of managing and finding great acts such as Elton John, Pink Floyd, Journey, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Crosby Stills & Nash, Ike & Tina Turner, Credence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, The Who, REO Speedwagon, Black Sabbath, Styx, The Black Eyed Peas, The World Class Wreckin’ Cru, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, and N.W.A. Jerry Heller was a Partner in JH Media Group.

Denny Diante:

“I have known Jennifer Harper for several years. I met her through our mutual friend Jerry Heller. Jerry and Jennifer were in the process of putting an entertainment company together. They asked if I would like to be part of it and I agreed to help pursue that goal. My opinion of Jennifer is, right from the onset, that she was very bright, well-educated and her intentions were honorable. She had great energy and was very quick to grasp all business opportunities such as funding and most certainly understands the legal aspects of most any contractual negotiation. Very good business judgement as well. She has a big heart and is very loyal to all her friends and colleagues,” said Denny Diante.

Denny Diante is a legendary Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Composer who was named one of Billboard Magazine’s “100 Most Successful Producers in History”. He has created and produced B. B. King, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, The Oak Ridge Boys, Glenn Frey, Paul Anna, Ike & Tina Turner, Maxine Nightingale, Grateful Dead, Bob Weir -Kingfish, John Denver, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Jonnie Mathis, Bill Withers, Deniece Williams, Julio Iglesias, Boston, Bobby Brown, and Sheena Easton.

Lee Abrams:

“Few possess the passion, energy and moxie of Ms. Harper…a formidable combination,” said Lee Abrams. Lee Abrams is the Co-Founder XM Satellite Radio, manager of Yes, The Moody Blues, Steve Winwood, Iron Maiden, Bob Seger and Lee Eric Johnson. In 1993, Newsweek named Lee Abrams as one their “100 cultural elite.”

Nyhl L. Henson:

“Jennifer Harper has the capacity and willingness to organize and manage, and is a formidable female entrepreneur. She is clever in business, can easily adapt to challenges and create and implement effective solutions. She has the unique ability to comprehend complex situations quickly, assess the path to solutions, and get results immediately. As President, her astute creative abilities will serve Everlert and its shareholders well, as it embarks on an expanding slate of entertainment ventures,” said Nyhl L. Henson. Nyhl L. Henson serves on the Board of Directors of Skyboxe and is co-founder of StreamerZz™, a digital content and marketing company. He was the first General Manager of Nickelodeon and helped develop MTV and CMT.

Kevin Harrington:

“Jennifer Harper can create and juggle so many ideas all at once. I support wholeheartedly all her endeavors and I am excited to build business and create a strong team under her leadership. I am excited about the future. We make great partners,” said Kevin Harrington, the Founder of “As Seen On TV.” He is one of the original panel members and investors (“Sharks”) on the ABC TV series Shark Tank.

Artie Kornfeld:

“Regarding Jennifer, I find that Jennifer’s enthusiasm and sharpness have been helpful to my career. She is to me a confidante. I trust and value our close communication,” said Artie Kornfeld. He is the founder, promoter and known as “The Father of Woodstock.” Artie is the First Vice President of Rock at Capitol Records and the Vice President of three other major labels. He wrote over 75 Billboard charted songs, over 150 albums and 40 Gold albums.

Ice-T:

“Jennifer Harper is one of the smartest people I have ever met.  She is a genius,” said Ice-T, Multi-Platinum Rapper and Producer.

Jay Harris:

“In my years knowing Jennifer Harper, I’ve found her to be professional, hardworking, meticulous, and passionate. She fearlessly meets challenges head on, and doesn’t stop until the job is done. She’s the real deal,” said Jay Harris (ESPN Anchor).

James and Nick Cannon:

“Jennifer Harper has been a force in the music industry. Jennifer and Jerry Heller have produced with every major talent in the business. Jennifer has spent her life mastering the craft, making music projects work. Jennifer has had a ringside seat where her business mind brought her into contemporary popular music history and the wonder of the music and movie world. Jennifer has the inside knowledge of the way music is sold and marketed today and in the future which will lead in illuminating the creative thought processes of some of the biggest and most influential young talent the industry or world has yet to see. So, in this world where the big eat the small, Jennifer is aware and has plans for a digital transformation. Recognizing this is the powerful pivot forward that the Nick Cannon Foundation needs. Together we believe that in this fast-digital world, there will always be the potential disruptors ready to jump out. She is one of the rare. Jennifer being a powerful and sexy executive, that knows her business and music works best, and how to be first and progressive is a win, win, win for us,” said James and Nick Cannon (actor, rapper, and host of the fourth season of America’s Got Talent).

Karen Hobert Flynn:  

“For the past three decades, I have known Jennifer Harper as a brilliant and compassionate mother and close friend.  Jennifer has a focused and well-rounded approach to business and life that has nourished and sustained me spiritually.  I truly value every moment and conversation that we share,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause.

Stephen Craig-Aristei:

“Looks are often deceiving — especially where the worlds of business and entertainment collide. First, Jennifer Harper is a professional. She is possibly one of the most dedicated, focused and determined people I have ever worked with. She is imaginatively creative and thinks both — “inside” and “outside” of the box. She considers all aspects of a project/problem/challenge, in the “immediate” as well as “globally.” She able to get the best out of those she leads because she demands it from herself. She has been able to affect the culture and attitude of everything she does, in a positive way, most often in a very short time. Jennifer has an attitude of excellence and it rubs off on everyone she encounters. I cannot recommend the talents of Jennifer Harper more, other than saying to miss out working with her on any project is a lost opportunity in life,” said Stephen-Craig Aristei, past General Manager of Warner Bros. Music, the second largest music publishing company in the world, and was with the company for over 10 years.

Marcus Hause:

“Jennifer Harper has the capacity & willingness to develop, organize & manage as an entrepreneur. Jennifer is clever in business, Einstein-like and adapts a flair and has a knack for creativity unparalleled on 3 coasts,” said Marcus Hause (C.E.O. of Rockwindow Television Network Inc. and the Producer of Tayrona Entertainment Group as well as the Founder and owner of Beach View Properties, LLC).

Gregg Sutton:

“If I were going to trust my songs and recordings which are all the family I have – I would want Jennifer Harper to do that job. I know her reliability, dedication, knowledge and ability to maintain and preserve Rock and Roll. Not just now but also in the long run. She will and can do so much in many areas of this industry. She is committed to it and sticks to it. An industry game changer and living legend,” said Gregg Sutton (a renowned singer songwriter who has written and played for Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker (wrote six songs), Percy Sledge, Eric Burdon, Joe Bonamasa, Charles & Eddy, and Sam Brown (UK star). He has played with Bob Dylan, Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Ian MacClagan, Van Morrison- Lone Justice (with Jimmy Iovine), Lil Steven, and Maria McKee.

JOANovARC:

“Jennifer is a visionary, determined, resourceful, dedicated and forward thinking – an amazing support and inspiration to us girls in JOANovARC from the U.K.,” said JOANovARC (endorsed and sponsored by Black Star amplification, Caz drums, Colin Leslie eyewear, Dean Markley strings and Gibson guitars. Four of their songs feature on the Xbox 360 game Rock Band).

Holly Lane:

“I am excited to hear Jennifer is starting this new venture, she is more than capable. I look forward to watching the company grow,” said Holly Lane (Associate Producer/Project Manager/ Management Consultant GM of Andale Records and Tuff City).

Yung Eazy:

“I met Jennifer Harper a few years ago. I have always valued her unconditionally. She is my number 1 and I’m her number 2. We are always number 1 and 2. She can handle every aspect of this business and she has always seen the potential and talent in me. It drives me wild she’s a boss and her intellect is insane. She sees all I can accomplish and is always so uplifting to me. She is my JH like my Uncle Jerry (Heller) was JH to my father, Eric Wright aka Eazy E of N.W.A. She and Uncle Jerry are so much alike and respected in this business and their loyalty to me and my father. I am just grateful to have the opportunity to have met someone like Jennifer in my life,” says Marquise Dijuan Wright – Yung Eazy (Yung Eazy is a Rap Artist and the son of the late Eric Wright aka Eazy E of N.W.A.).

Michael Frank:

“Jennifer’s leadership and true value is clearly demonstrated by her breadth and depth of industry knowledge. She can credibly discern corporate culture and help further drive progressive forward looking cultures seeking to improve our global footprint. Jennifer’s passion and ambition will surely compliment any company leadership and executive team,” said Michael Frank (the Protege of Rod Temperton, who created Michael Jackson).

Kannon “Caviar” Cross:

“Jennifer is dedicated, diligent, and such a wondrous executive.  She has proven to be one of the most highly sought movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.  She has heart and her drive goes unmatched as she achieves proficiently from project to project,” said Kannon “Caviar” Cross, Multi-Platinum Producer, Vortex Hollywood

Mark Live-Giveand:

“Where do I start?  Jennifer Harper is a Legend and so kind hearted.  I needed help with my Ace business deck…what took me 6 months to do she did in under 6 days.  I had the pleasure to see her and Jerry Heller work and it was art. Their synchronicity was truly amazing to witness.  I honestly know he was and still is the love of her life and she was the love of his.  What lucky people they must have been.  They were each other’s rock.  The haters don’t have a chance because love conquers all and this is the strongest brightest woman I have ever met.  And Jerry Heller would have taken a bullet for her.  He really gave her all his time and unconditional love and support.  She was his one and only…his soulmate.  She had his back until the last days of his fine life.  God bless Jennifer Harper,” said Mark Live-Giveand, Creator & Consultant for Ice-T and the Creator and Consultant producer for The Ice Loves Coco Show on E! Entertainment.

About Everlert, Inc.:

Everlert, Inc. is a provider of strategic management and structured financing services headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles and focused on the two most prominent business sectors in Southern California: Entertainment and Real Estate. The Company provides entertainment related services and projects through its wholly owned subsidiary, Everlert Entertainment Inc. The Entertainment group’s primary objectives are to provide management services, develop and acquire new entertainment content, and provide structural financing solutions to targeted entertainment projects. Everlert is planning on creating real estate opportunities as a developer and operator of a senior assisted living facility in the Inland Empire region of Southern California as well as other high profile projects through Everlert Properties, Inc., another wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. For additional information visit www.everlertinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements in this press release. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as “will,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “goal,” “expects,” “future,” “intends,” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. There are special risks associated with consulting contracts that must be considered when projecting revenue and the long-term value of equity and cash fees. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks we face as described in this press release.

Company Web Site: www.everlertinc.com
Jennifer Harper, President 
Mark Blankenship, CEO
Everlert, Inc.
520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 665
Los Angeles, CA 90071
310-721-8903

Gaming for a living? It’s a real thing $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the challenge with $10,000 at stake as teams of four went head-to-head to work their way up the bracket
  • Infinite Warfare was the challenge with $10,000 at stake as teams of four went head-to-head to work their way up the bracket

For two days this past weekend, local video game aficionados were invited to bring their A-game to the Machine Shop for the first ever Sault Ste. Marie UMG Pro-Am tournament. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the challenge with $10,000 at stake as teams of four went head-to-head to work their way up the bracket. The entire eSports event was broadcast on Twitch.tv and Microsoft’s new streaming platform, Beam.

“A lot of people identify video game tournaments with where they came from – college dormitories and things like that. Around 2010, we got the ability to broadcast tournaments and that’s really what’s made eSports the billion dollar industry that it is,” explained Cynn Smith, event lead at UMG. “In many way we emulate traditional sports – we have analysts, we have commentators, we have massive production needs.”

The world of eSports has grown very quickly, Smith said, and the players responsible for that surge are now gaming as professionals. While traditional sports recruit new talent from college, eSports recruitment is a bit more challenging.

“It’s actually rare for new teams to show up,” he said. “We’re looking at places like Sault Ste. Marie, and other places in Canada and around the world where we can find that new talent – getting them on stage, getting them on camera – so they can be noticed. We see ourselves as a stepping stone for their career just as much as a provider for entertainment.”

And gaming can definitely lead to a career. Upper echelon eSports teams can make a living at it, Smith said, but not from tournament prize money. The real money comes by way of corporate sponsorships.

“That’s way we keep our production and broadcast quality high,” he said. “We’re making these amateurs look like professionals, and that’s going to be the number one thing they need to get sponsors and to go full time. There’s a lot of teams that can and do this full time.”

While the majority of participating teams in the Sault Ste. Marie UMG Pro-Am tournament were local, a few traveled from out of town for the event including the reigning COD world champion SetToDestroyX. The Canadian team managed to live up to its title, taking home first place and $6,000 of the prize pool. 1 Hype placed second followed by PrimeTime Nation in third.

Source: https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/gaming-for-a-living-thats-a-thing-7-photos-584514

MCOA Finalizes Joint Venture Agreement With Bougainville Ventures in Washington State $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:16 PM on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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  • Finalized the joint venture agreement with Bougainville Ventures, Inc. in Washington State
  • MCOA will invest $1 million in cash in a newly formed entity
  • Bougainville Ventures, Inc. will contribute its expertise in the construction and management of a 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse facility

BONSALL, CA–(Apr 4, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce that it has finalized the joint venture agreement with Bougainville Ventures, Inc. (“BV”) in Washington State.

MCOA will invest $1 million in cash in a newly formed entity. Bougainville Ventures, Inc. will contribute its expertise in the construction and management of a 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse facility, which will accommodate a Tier-3 production and processing I-502 tenant that has decades of experience and a proven track record of consistency and quality. MCOA and BV will split equity and profits equally, 50/50.

As turnkey landlords, MCOA and BV will provide our I-502 tenant with a state-of-the-art facility that creates an ideal cultivation environment that they can move into and be fully operational on day one. This enables our tenants to focus on what they do best, producing top quality products and not worrying about maintaining their infrastructure.

Donald Steinberg, MCOA President and CEO, said, “This project will help to expand our operations as an ancillary business into the Washington State market. Achieving this milestone of closing this deal, as well as completing our PCAOB audit at the end of the first quarter are two more pillars of the strong foundation we are building for our shareholders.”

The execution of the agreement is the final step in formalizing the Letter of Intent that was publicly announced on February 15, 2017. This joint venture partnership is formed for the purpose of greenhouse construction, management and commercial leasing to I-502 licensed producers within Washington State only and not beyond its borders.

ABOUT BOUGAINILLE VENTURES, INC.

Bougainville Venture Inc. is in the core business of converting irrigated farmland that was traditionally used to grow marginally profitable feed crops, to greenhouse-equipped farmland used to grow luxury crops with a primary focus on high-density and high-yielding crops. Bougainville is an agricultural services company that focuses on providing growers with state-of-the-art computer controlled greenhouses and processing facilities. Bougainville offers fully built out turnkey solutions to tenant-growers and provides growing infrastructure, as well as landlord services for licensed I-502 producers and processors in the state of Washington.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

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Joe Montana talks of esports: ‘We believe in the space’ $GMBL.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:31 AM on Friday, March 31st, 2017

Joe Montana said he doesn’t take losing well, and after getting beaten by his kids in video games he lost interest in playing. But investing in esports, however, is a whole different ballgame for the NFL Hall of Famer. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Cloud9 organization and its co-founder and CEO Jack Etienne are no strangers to winning, having won the North American LCS in its inaugural season in the summer of 2013.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Hall of Famer Joe Montana is also no stranger to victory, just on a different playing field. He was named Super Bowl MVP three times in his career and lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy on four occasions in the 1980s and early ’90s.

Together, they both hope to continue their winning ways. Montana and his seed stage fund Liquid 2 Ventures invested in Cloud9 over the past week, along with other notable athletes such as Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants and Andrew Bogut of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

For Montana, one of the winningest players in NFL history, the rapid growth of esports was an opportunity that he and his partners couldn’t pass up, even if his children continually beat him down in the world of video games.

“[My background] in video games has been very limited,” Montana said. “[It’s] because I hate to lose.”

Montana’s four children, in their mid-20s and early 30s, passed up the MVP quarterback when it came to video games, and made him a less-than-active participant. As an observer, however, Montana has already made moves to enter the video-game scene, helping create Montana 17, a mobile virtual reality football game for VR systems like the Samsung Gear.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Etienne has been in the esports scene for five years now, first a manager for Team SoloMid before co-founding Cloud9. Even during his days while working at Crunchyroll, the leading streaming anime service, the C9 CEO knew one day esports had the potential to be as big as it’s getting now.

“I did believe we were heading in this direction” Etienne said of his team’s growth over the past few years. Starting as just a League of Legends club, the organization has expanded across the esports landscape, having players and teams in such large competitive titles as Overwatch, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

With the added funding, Cloud9 is always on the search for the next big esport, and for Etienne, it’s the fans, not the game publisher or title itself, that interests the organization in terms of expanding.

“Twitch is a fantastic tool to find what people are watching,” Etienne said. “There is a lot of research you can do on Twitch. H1Z1 and games [in the same genre] are getting a lot of attention.”

In the day and age where every game publisher with a new multiplayer title wants to become an esport, Cloud9 believes in trusting what the fans support instead of simply backing the video game with the most marketing behind it. If the fans flock to a video game on Twitch, C9 takes notice.

With that being said, though, Etienne says that although the organization is looking to expand, the added investment will also be a boon toward its already established teams, giving them more funds to help them improve.

“We believe in the team. We believe in the space.”

Joe Montana

In the whirlwind of traditional sport owners and stars investing in esports over the past year, the NFL has seemingly lagged behind the competition. The NBA has had the biggest impact in competitive gaming, with stars and former stars like Rick Fox, Magic Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal becoming faces for various organizations. Montana, the biggest NFL name to attach himself to esports, says he believes there are a few factors for that.

“Part of it is the NFL, part of is coincidence,” Montana said. “On average, until recently at least, NBA players made more than players in the NFL. Also, NBA players are traveling all the time, and are on the road three-to-five days a week.”

In the NFL, players can have more of a stable home life. They play on the road only eight times a season, not counting the playoffs, and when you’re a family man, being able to play games is a luxury. NBA players, especially younger ones, bring their favorite consoles along for long road trips, playing with their teammates in the hotel to kill time while away from their families. Additionally, the NBA has fewer traditional owners compared to the NFL, so it’s not surprising why it’s now that the NFL and its representatives are discovering the potential of esports.

A similarity Montana found between esports and NFL is the newfound training regimens. When asked how he felt about esports moving away from the old stereotype of players sitting in a room guzzling Mountain Dew and devouring Doritos, Montana said, “Anything you do, you’re better when you’re healthier. That [stereotype] is what linemen used to be.”

As esports advances to match traditional sports in mental and health training, it also appears to be heading toward a franchising system. Blizzard, for example, announced the upcoming Overwatch League in North America would be built around geolocation and owners bidding where they would want their team to play.

Etienne sees this as the inevitable future of competitive gaming if it wants to reach its full potential. “I think for esports to evolve, these franchises need to happen,” he said. “Franchise models are critical.”

On the topic of fan support and the difference between esports fans primarily following teams because of personalities over any sort of allegiance with a city, Montana isn’t deterred. He cites a story about meeting a die-hard 49ers fan in the heart of Miami Dolphins country, so he says he believes fans can come in all different shapes. “To [esports] fans, it’s the same as a [traditional] sport to them. They’re crazy. It can survive the way it is.”

Montana knows that profits won’t come easy or right away. He and his group, especially when coming into a space so early, are aware of the risks and are confident that their investment in Cloud9, and esports in general, will bear fruit sooner rather than later.

“We believe in the team,” Montana said. “We believe in the space.”

Source: http://www.espn.co.uk/esports/story/_/id/19027086/joe-montana-esports-believe-space

Marijuana Company of America Completes 2-Year Audit, Will Apply to Uplist $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:56 AM on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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  • Announced that its PCAOB auditors have completed a two year audit of the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016
  • Company will apply to uplist its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB exchange

BONSALL, CA–(Mar 28, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce that its PCAOB auditors have completed a two year audit of the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016.

MCOA‘s SEC legal counsel is now finalizing a Form 10 registration statement for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. After the registration statement becomes effective, and the Company’s common stock is registered with the Commission, the Company will apply to uplist its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB exchange. Completing the two year audit is an integral step in successfully filing a Form 10 registration statement. This significant step has been completed to enhance long-term shareholder value, and attract a broader and more diverse shareholder base, including more institutional investors.

Donald Steinberg, MCOA President and CEO said, “Our goal is to meet the requirements to be a fully reporting company. This is in-line with our business plan to move to a higher level stock exchange. As we continue to grow within our industry, achieving the highest level of transparency for our current and future shareholders is of paramount importance to us. With the audit completed, we are well on our way to becoming fully reporting and offering more transparency to investors and shareholders.”

ABOUT L&L CPAs, PA
L&L CPAs, PA is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and is experienced in conducting audits of public companies in the cannabis industry. Please visit the audit firm’s website at www.llcpas.net to find out more information about the firm.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
Harmoneous.com
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