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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

ProBility Media Corp., based in Houston, TX, is an EdTech Company that is building the first full service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through both acquisitions and organic growth, ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the market place of disparate companies servicing fifteen vertical categories in over sixty skilled trades. ProBility has positioned itself as a key industrial training resource for individuals, small- and medium-size businesses as well as enterprise customers offering consistent high-quality training services and materials for education, testing, and career advancement.

Through its Electrical Training Division, the company has become the biggest wholesaler of electrical codes and test preparation materials in the U.S., while its Construction Training Division is one of the largest certification providers in the country, with programs in 22 states, and continuing to grow. The company serves corporate accounts and government buyers, and also offers advisory services for companies of all sizes.

Companies currently under the ProBility Media conglomerate include:

  • Brown Technical Media Corp. – An online web business with multiple micro web sites featuring training materials and codes and standards sought by engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesmen in a wide variety of fields.
  • Brown Technical Publications – A proprietary publishing business generating copyrighted training materials for engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesman in a wide variety of fields.
  • 1ExamPrep – E-Learning, education and exam preparation for contractors via the cheapest, fastest and most effective exam prep school in the industry instituting our 4-point proven learning system.
  • National Electrical Wholesale Providers – In the business of distributing wholesale industrial, commercial and residential training materials including HVAC, plumbing and electrical.

ProBility’s technology platform features virtual reality training for the crane business to be expanded into other industries, online subscription services for enterprise level companies, and recurring revenue streams. In addition, the company is already beginning to explore international expansion options, supported by the fact that other countries have adopted U.S. based codes, and have used U.S. training services.

The company’s acquisition strategy targets operations that service engineering firms, electrical contractors, fabricators, plumbing contractors, pipe fitters, riggers, QC firms, and additional vocational industries.

Investment Considerations

  • Development of the first full service training and career advancement brand for technical vocations and trades.
  • The current political and economic climate is aligned with the success of ProBility.
  • There are no other similar public companies to invest and gain exposure to the space.
  • Creation of new and recurring revenue streams through subscription services and the launching of multiple micro websites.
  • Management team experienced in value-building acquisitions, restructuring, and executive management in a range of industries.
  • State of the art training technology via virtual reality crane training with plans to expand into other fields


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National Waste Management Holdings (NWMH)

National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. is a solid waste management company offering comprehensive solutions for full waste diversion along Florida’s west coast and in upstate New York. With an established base of long-term partnerships with municipal, institutional, commercial and industrial customers, along with a successful acquisition strategy, National Waste has set its course to become a leading waste diversion company.

National Waste’s 54-acre landfill facility located in Hernando, Florida, handles annual average disposals of roughly 240,000 cubic yards of construction debris annually. The site also offers an array of ancillary services such as roll-off dumpster services, mulching services and recycling. While the landfill facility is already permitted for future expansion, National Waste’s growth strategy also calls for the opening of new satellite offices in counties and states that neighbor its existing operations.

In addition to increasing its geographic foothold, National Waste employs a strategic acquisition model to increase its overall market share. In 2015, the company acquired Gateway Rolloff Services LP and Waste Recovery Enterprises LLC, which are expected to generate a combined $3.8 million in annual revenue for National Waste moving forward. In the second quarter of 2016, National Waste added Sivart Services to its roster, creating an immediate source of additional revenue and expanding its foothold in the northeast area of New York.

Management has confirmed its interest in additional acquisition targets while demonstrating its ability to effectively integrate and organically grow the company’s existing acquisition companies and maintain efficient operations.


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Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)

Monaker Group, Inc. is a technology driven travel company focused on leveraging resources to become a significant presence in the fastest growing sector of the $1.3 trillion travel and tourism market. The company’s flagship brand, NextTrip.com, is the industry’s first and only real-time booking engine that features alternative lodging (vacation home rentals, resort residences and unused timeshare inventory), as well as a full selection of airlines, hotels, cruises, rental cars, tours and concierge services. These features are combined into a single, easy-to-use platform that gives travelers complete real-time control when planning and booking their vacations.

NextTrip.com takes an integrated approach to the needs of travelers by combining multiple booking solutions into a highly intuitive real-time booking platform. Since its launch in February 2016, NextTrip has already grown to more than 250,000 units of vacation rental inventory. Monaker currently has roughly 1 million additional alternative lodging units under contract that will soon be added to the platform. This will place NextTrip among the top three largest vacation rental inventories and rival industry peers, Airbnb and HomeAway, in the rapidly expanding alternative lodging market. Unlike the competition, which book by request which can take hours or days before a lodging owner confirms, NextTrip’s platform books in real-time, similar to online hotel bookings.

Most NextTrip listings are in desirable locations in the U.S., the EU and the Caribbean with about 20% exclusive listings. Monaker expects rapid exclusive listing growth because, unlike the competition, Monaker doesn’t charge a sign-up fee, just a commission upon booking. The competition charges both. Monaker even has a proprietary solution to unlock Timeshare and Fractional Share properties as rental inventory.

Through strategic partnerships and acquisitions Monaker is now positioned to be a major player in the travel and alternative lodging sector. In addition Monaker is also the parent to Maupintour and Voyage TV.

In business for 65 years, Maupintour still leads the tour industry in the creation of outstanding, unique itineraries and has the highest repeat rate in the tour industry. Maupintour’s upscale luxury services create a unique blend with the various product offerings of NextTrip. Voyage TV has thousands of hours of travel footage shot in over 30 countries worldwide. These 15,000 video clips of hotels, resorts, cruise, and destination activities are a treasure trove for vacation travel marketing.

With an established portfolio of travel brands, and a proven record acquiring, consolidating and integrating companies, Monaker is building a diverse and exciting foundation to drive the company’s future. According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers topped $650 billion in 2015. When combined with the fact that roughly 64 percent of travel companies are still considered small businesses, Monaker’s all-inclusive approach to vacation booking through NextTrip and Maupintour strategically positions it for sustainable growth moving forward.

Monaker is headquartered in South Florida with offices in California. The company is led by a seasoned management team with decades of applicable industry experience. Monaker’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Kerby has over 18 years of experience in the media and travel industries, as well as 10 years of experience in the financial industry.


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Kootenay Zinc Corp. (CSE:ZNK) (OTCQB:KTNNF)

Kootenay Zinc Corp. (KTNNF) is a mineral exploration and development company focused on discovering large-scale sedimentary-exhalative (“SEDEX”) zinc deposits. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company is ideally positioned near its primary target, the Sully Property, located 18 miles east of the world-class Sullivan Mine.

Of the 22 raw materials tracked by the Bloomberg Commodity Index, zinc was the best-performing base metal in 2016. Based on a widening global supply deficit, outlook for the commodity remains strong. As the most closely tied base metal to the Chinese economy, zinc demand and prices are expected to rise well into the year 2020, putting increased pressure on zinc supply.

For 2017, Goldman Sachs has predicted a 360,000 ton shortage of zinc, along with a subsequent rise in zinc prices to $2,500 per metric ton in the first half of the year. Zinc continues to make history in the metals exchange, driving significant interest in the market amid supply constraints in concentrates and refined metal drive prices.

Ready to claim its share of the market, Kootenay Zinc is focused on its Sully Property. It comprises 1,375 hectares and overlies rocks of similar age and origin as those which host the legendary Sullivan deposit. The Sullivan mine was discovered in 1892, and is known to be one of the world’s largest SEDEX deposits. Over its 100-year lifetime, Sullivan produced approximately 150 million tonnes of ore, including approximately 300 million ounces of silver, 8 million tonnes of zinc and 8 million tonnes of lead.

Notably, geophysical data suggests that Kootenay Zinc’s Sully project and Sullivan share many geological features:

  • Strata at Sully are in the same sedimentary basin as the Sullivan mine
  • The exact stratigraphic time horizon at which Sullivan formed is present at Sully
  • Filtered AeroMag anomalies coincident with Sullivan Time at Sully appear similar to Sullivan
  • Gravity anomaly at Sully indicates excess mass of comparable magnitude to Sullivan
  • Pb-Zn is present as traces in outcrop, drill core and in a soil geochemical anomaly

The squeeze in zinc supplies particularly affects China, which is both the world’s largest zinc consumer and its largest producer, with 4.9 million tons of output in 2015. Chinese manufacturers are now being forced to import zinc for use in cars, household appliances, paints, rubber products and smartphones.

Zinc’s rally shows no sign of slowing down in the near future, and companies that currently occupy stake in a zinc deposit find themselves in an enviable position over miners rushing to find new reserves. With its Sully Project, Kootenay Zinc could be on track to capture its share of the market, guided by a management team of mining directors and executives that currently lead some of the world’s best mining companies and have been involved in world-class discoveries which sold for billions of dollars. The company’s technical team includes industry experts that have worked on mega-mining projects, including the Sullivan and Voisey Bay projects.

Investment Considerations

  • Zinc is the top performer of the 22 raw materials tracked by the Bloomberg Commodity Index
  • Global outlook for zinc remains strong as growing supply deficit drives increase in prices
  • Sully Project located in world-class Sullivan Mine with production valued at US$49 billion


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India Globalization Capital, Inc. (IGC)

India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IGC) is a first mover in developing a portfolio of products using cannabis-based “combination therapies” for the treatment of pain and other conditions.

The national cost of health care due to pain ranges from $560 billion to $635 billion. In addition, the health care cost attributed to the abuse of prescription opioids, closely related to pain, is approximately $25 billion. IGC’s patent filing (IGC-501) is a cannabis-based formulation addressing neuropathic and arthritic pain in joints and muscles using a variety of delivery techniques. The Company anticipates commencing clinical trials, and hopes that through its focus on combination therapy it can formulate and commercialize cannabinoid compounds as an alternative to long-term addictive opioid treatments.

The Company has also filed combination therapy formulations for the treatment of epilepsy and cachexia. About 50 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy and about 1.3 million in the U.S. experience cachexia associated with cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, HIV/AIDS and other progressive illnesses. Cancer-induced anorexia/cachexia is responsible for 20% of all cancer deaths. IGC-502 indicated for seizures and IGC-504 indicated for cachexia are unique combination therapies that, if proven out by clinical trials, are expected to treat medical refractory epilepsy and eating disorders respectively, with lower side effects than conventional mono therapies.

IGC’s strategy is exciting and unique in that it is aiming to become a leader in the phytocannabinoid-based combination therapy specialty pharmaceutical sector. This first mover advantage can potentially be formidable as it begins clinical trials and further builds its patent portfolio. “The development of combination therapies utilizing cannabis represents a large, unique opportunity in this emerging specialty-pharmaceutical sector. Securing FDA approval for combination therapy is believed to be significantly faster and less expensive than new drug applications. As a result, we believe that we can bring our cannabis-based pharmaceutical products to market in both an expeditious and cost-effective manner,” stated Ram Mukunda, CEO.

IGC has recently exited its legacy businesses and currently holds international investments in land and in a hotel project. An impressive and experienced team, led by Mr. Ram Mukunda, CEO, directs IGC.

Mr. Mukunda holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Maryland (UMD). He founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Startec Global Communications, an international telecommunications carrier focused on providing voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) services to emerging economies. Startec, the first pure play international long distance carrier, went public on NASDAQ. He has won a number of awards, including the 2013 University of Maryland International Alumnus of the year award. Mr. Mukunda serves as an Emeritus member on the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland, School of Engineering, and has served as Council Member at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs. Mr. Mukunda and Dr. Krishna are the originators of all the IGC patent filings.

Dr. Ranga Krishna, Senior Advisor, is a Board Certified Neurologist with a sub specialty in Epilepsy surgery. He is the Director of Neurology at the New York Community Hospital affiliated with New York Presbyterian Weil Cornell Medical College and the Director of Stroke Service at the New York Community Hospital affiliated with New York Presbyterian Weil Cornell Medical College. He is the Medical Director and Chairman of Total Neuro Care, P.C. He is CEO of International Pharma Trials, Inc., which assists U.S. pharmaceutical companies perform Phase II clinical trials. Dr. Krishna is a member of several organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is also a member of the Medical Arbitration panel for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and a Founding Member of the New York State Pain Society. Dr. Krishna was trained at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center (1991-1994) and New York University (1994-1996). Dr. Krishna and Mr. Mukunda are the originators of all the IGC patent filings.

Investment Considerations

  • A transitional ground floor opportunity, leveraging national and global connections to medical and procedural expertise
  • Building a patented portfolio of phytocannabinoid-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, for one of the world’s fastest growing industries
  • Positioning for first-mover advantage by developing novel therapies, applying for patents, and acquiring technologies from related industries


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Grey Cloak Tech, Inc. (GRCK)

Grey Cloak Tech, Inc. (GRCK) is a developer of industry-leading click-fraud detection software designed to overcome the most expensive and devastating threats in the digital world. Through its recently acquired subsidiary, ShareRails, Grey Cloak now also provides sophisticated e-commerce tools that help retailers evolve beyond their brick-and-mortar business practices to increase both their digital engagement and their foot traffic.

ShareRails is an online-to-offline technology firm that provides vitally important services within the trillion-dollar retail sector, helping brick-and-mortar retailers compete directly for online awareness with e-commerce-only brands. Through the ShareRails O2O platform, offline retailers can use online channels to more effectively drive sales and attract new customers.

The innovative solutions offered by ShareRails enable local retailers to capture the millions of online shopping searches they are currently missing out on because their product inventories and other key information is not currently available online and, therefore, does not appear in relevant searches and cannot be viewed digitally.

Most of today’s retail sales are Web-influenced. By utilizing digital marketing channels, merchants can enhance the in-store shopping experience for customers and simultaneously boost sales. The ShareRails O2O platform enables retailers to put their product catalogs online, along with product location and availability, and make the information searchable. The platform also offers digital merchandising tools that include an outfit builder and wishlist app along with conversational shopping tools. Through ShareRails O2O, merchants can additionally tap into data that details shopper insights and behavioral trends. Add-on services include click-n-collect, reservations for in-store pickup, and local delivery.

ShareRails additionally offers Dress.li, which is a recommendation and reward platform that connects shoppers to stylists, bloggers and other fashion influencers who provide them with expert shopping advice and uniquely styled looks and, simultaneously, connects the consumers to fashion retailers. Through Dress.li, the challenge of creating a seamless social shopping experience has finally been mastered! This platform facilitates live shopping communications, curation and content creation and lets users join a global network of trendsetters. Through this network, users can inspire and be inspired, accessing and sharing product recommendations and unique looks and receiving rewards each time another user makes a purchase from their recommendations. This platform not only provides an enjoyable and exciting network for shoppers and fashionistas, but it simultaneously supplies retailers with a lucrative outlet for acquiring new customers through a built-in global sales force of fashion influencers. As these Dress.li stylists create and share looks, they also deliver pre-qualified sales leads and conversions and are rewarded for doing so.

Joined together, Grey Cloak Tech’s industry-leading click-fraud detection solutions and the exciting retail-boosting products delivered through ShareRails offer a broad package of services to both protect businesses in the digital world and help them utilize digital channels to bolster their sales and enhance customer engagement.

Grey Cloak Tech continues to serve as an industry leader in developing the most effective and comprehensive weapons to fight online security threats. The company is keenly focused on protecting its clients’ interests through the identification of fraud patterns at the very earliest stages. When businesses partner with Grey Cloak Tech, they can look forward to benefiting from industry-leading technology, a top-tier client services team, and an augmented bottom line.

Investment Considerations

  • Proprietary Fraudlytic platform is a leading PPC protection product
  • ShareRails subsidiary offers a game-changing online-to-offline technology to help solve brick-and-mortar retailer challenges
  • Virtually limitless growth potential, as digital advertising fraud is a constantly evolving threat


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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.

Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.

At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.

CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.

The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.

Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world’s first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.

In conjunction, CIIX’s cannabis-focused “Yelp”-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.

Investment Considerations

  • Premier financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors
  • Launching the first-of-its-kind online cannabidiol (CBD) health products store
  • Cannabis initiatives target China’s consumer base of nearly 2 billion people


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Bollente Companies, Inc. (BOLC)

Bollente Companies, Inc. (BOLC) is in the early stages of developing a diverse portfolio of companies, targeting disruptive technologies that positively impact the environment and emerging economies. Their current focus is on high-efficiency electric tankless water heaters, manufactured and sold under “trutankless”, a division of Bollente, including a line of economy tankless water heaters sold under the Vero name. Units are available for both residential and commercial application.

The primary Bollente advantage is their use of advanced technology, superior to previous tankless systems, together with a growing U.S. and global market. Traditional water heaters are one of the costliest appliances to operate. The two primary energy sources used in U.S. homes are electric and natural gas, with less than half of U.S. homes having natural gas available. In addition, there are no significant electric whole home tankless manufacturers.

The U.S. Department of Energy now requires tanks of 55 gallons or more to have efficiency levels requiring expensive heat pumps to achieve. Bollente’s trutankless electric tankless water heater employs specialized sensors for constant water temperature, solid state electronics, and proprietary software, resulting in one of the most efficient heat exchangers ever produced. The technology includes smart grid and home automation capabilities, remote control and monitoring, and even smartphone alerts. It also allows adjustable custom power management settings, so that users can further enhance energy usage and performance. It is now estimated that tankless heaters used in every home would save over $8 billion annually in the U.S. alone.

By maintaining 99 percent efficiency, Bollente’s trutankless heaters use less energy than tank heaters, while providing the convenience of always-hot water. The system only uses power when there is demand, producing water to exact temperature, within one degree, even with sudden changes to input. Wireless apps allow for remote settings, notifications, and monitoring, and models are compatible with existing home automation and energy management systems. The technology also reduces size, for easy location, and the system’s self-flushing design provides up to 20+ years of maintenance free operation, significantly reducing upkeep and replacement costs. This becomes an additional environmental benefit since roughly 8 million used water heaters are dumped in landfills every year.

Bollente has also announced the formation of Bollente International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, for the international production and sale of trutankless systems. Taking advantage of growing interest in their technology, Bollente International is working with an international manufacturing firm for the production and distribution of trutankless systems throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with the first step being the testing and certification necessary to meet the various international standards.

Bollente has made electric tankless water heating compelling to a major consumer market, both in and outside the U.S., offering economic as well as operational efficiency and convenience, attractive to builders as well as to end consumers.

Investment Considerations

  • Differentiating technology which makes electric tankless water heating compelling to major U.S. and international markets for the first time
  • Growing Market share with large builders like Meritage, Taylor Morrison and Toll Bros. (NYSE: MTH, TMHC, TOL)
  • High gross margins, and significant anticipated revenue growth 2017 – 2019


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