January 16, 2020
Yield Growth (BOSS.C) has developed a portfolio of cannabis-based “wellness formulas” – under the Urban Juve brand – with a dedicated range of skin and body care formulations.”
The approach is founded in Ayurveda, one of the oldest holistic systems in the world.
Urban Juve, has signed agreements for distribution in Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
Yield Growth’s Wright & Well brands are launching a THC/CBD line of topical and edible products in Oregon and a CBD hemp topicals line in California in 2020.
Through its subsidiaries, Yield Growth has over 200 proprietary beauty, wellness, edibles and beverage formulas for commercialization.
Expansion strategy is focusing on opportunities in functional mushrooms and psychedelic research.
In this, part 1 of a two-part interview, Penny White, CEO of Yield Growth, spoke with Equity.Guru’s Guy Bennett about the company’s product development, formulas, retail footprint and revenues.
December 19, 2019
Jeanette VanderMarel is well-known in the world of Canadian legal cannabis. One of the forces behind T-God (TGOD.T), Jeanette made a name for herself, but not necessarily for her achievements but for the timing of her departures from both TGod and 48North (NRTH.V). Both companies were in bad shape as she left, in fact, the last suffered crop failure after VanderMarel's departure when she had assured the media that all was well, leaving some reporters and shareholders with a bad taste in their mouth.
With the twitter announcement this morning that Jeanette had "happily" left the position of CEO at Beleave Kannabis (BE.C), Equity.Guru's own Chris Parry was chomping at the bit to find out just what "happily" meant for the market and investors. Twenty minutes are making her announcement, VanderMarel phoned up Chris to give him the skinny on her decision as well as some explanations for past actions which gave both industry players and investors some pause.
This is the result of Parry pulling back the curtain. Listen in!
December 10, 2019
Isracann BioSciences (IPOT) is the first pure pot play growing in the Promised Land. You may not think this middle east nation state is a tactical choice when it comes to legal weed, but Israel leads the world in medical cannabis research with some researchers joking they are going to write the Torah of cannabis.
Isracann is one of the early international players in Israel's cannabis revolution which at this point is legal to smoke but with some stiff caveats. Smoke it in public and you could get fined the equivalent of USD$275, which doubles on each each time after until the cops decide to take you away because you've lost your control.
As the country grows into cannabis legalization, Isracann will continue to build out its state-of-the-art facility. And unlike many cannabis growers, the Canadian-based company has remained frugal with millions still left in the till.
Equity.Guru's own Chris Parry, spoke with Isracann president and CEO, Darryl Jones, to get a better idea of the company, current market sentiment and just what it takes to cultivate cannabis on the shores of the Mediterranean. Listen in!
Full disclosure: Isracann BioSciences is an Equity.Guru marketing client.
December 4, 2019
Web 3.0 is still being defined but experts believe it will create a deeply indexed information superhighway not only serving its users with a unique experience based on preference, but it will also support an army of artificially intelligent virtual agents capable of analyzing petabytes of unstructured data and returning actionable results. Sounds brilliant, but hard realities like the one-size-fits all cloud solutions offered by AWS and the relative immutability of the speed of light, our current system would crumble under the weight of Web 3.0. Companies like Ampd Gaming Technologies (AMPD.C) are positioning to facilitate Web 3.0 with their leading-edge last-mile high performance computing solutions.
Ampd offers a bespoke high-computing option to the creaky software-switched server set-up that companies like AWS typically provide. Having a locally stationed server farm built just for you insures data compliance, low-latency and elastic computing power that you don't have to share with anybody else. Ampd's high performance computing solutions will impact multiple verticals from video game streaming and to medical research, so it is no wonder that analysts expect the high performance computing market to grow at 7.4% CAGR to reach USD$47.02 billion by 2024.
When Darpa created what we know today as the internet, users huddled by 1200 baud modems and 'surfed' the net using unix grep commands. It took forever to download and navigating the space took a fair amount of skill and an incredible amount of patience. It wasn't long before Lynx hypertext was laid over top, making the information superhighway accessible to more than just computer nerds. However, it wasn't until the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989 that the real world took notice and the internet was born. Now the internet is on the cusp of evolving yet again and Ampd Gaming Technologies is already taking it to the next level with high-profile clients such as iconic animation house, Bardel Entertainment.
Equity.Guru's own Chris Parry spoke with Ampd Gaming Technologies CTO, Don Bustin, to get a better look at the company, the market, high performance computing and why as a business, you should consider upping your HPC game and why as an investor, you should sit up and pay attention. Listen in!
November 6, 2019
When cannabis companies first appeared on Canadian public markets, it was all about cultivation, the bigger the land package, the higher the market cap. Didn't matter that the market hadn't developed yet, it didn't matter that most of the projections were off-your-rocker optimistic and it most definitely didn't matter if you didn't turn a profit. Shell companies that once lay dormant found purpose and promised the biggest and best crops money could buy when and if they got their license. Market caps climbed into the billions based on millions in revenue, but no one considered fundamentals in legal cannabis.
While the rest of the market loses steam and the overvaluing comes back into line with revenues, many retail investors are left holding the bag due to a laundry list of bad business decisions made by people who consistently see value where there isn't. Brayden Sutton isn't one of those people. Sutton made a name for himself with Supreme Cannabis before moving on to Nevada to found what would become 1933 Industries (TGIF.C). Instead of propelling the company forward with debt-fueled growth over top of a blood red bottom line like everybody else in the sector, 1933 focused on fundamentals in legal cannabis, building a business organically that is steadily heading toward profitability.
1933 Industries wasn't celebrated for this dovish approach and in fact was punished on the boards for being responsible stewards of their shareholders money. Canopy Growth's (WEED.T) and Aurora Cannabis' (ACB.T) financials are embarrassing to say the least. They show little or none of the value promised in the heady days of 2017 and still company execs from companies like MedMen (MMEN.C) receive massive bonuses. 1933 was dissed for keeping its nose clean and pressed against the grindstone but now it seems to have the value the big guys missed striving for their billion-dollar market cap. Looks like fundamentals in legal cannabis aren't to be ignored. Equity.Guru's own Chris Parry spoke with 1933 Industries CEO, Chris Rebentisch, to get a good look at the company, its pursuits and what investors can expect in the new year. Listen in!
Full disclosure: 1933 Industries is an Equity.Guru marketing client
October 28, 2019
Rare earth metals were little known before 1960, but in the sixty years since, it has become the foundation for our technologically driven society. You can find rare earth metals in nearly everything electronic from rechargeable batteries to missile guidance systems. There are no substitutes and if there is any supply chain squeezes, the manufacturing of all those convenient and necessary devices that make our life modern, would promptly grind to a halt.
Currently China holds all the cards with approximately 80% of the world's rare earth elements processed in the country. Even without trade spats, China's dominance of the rare earth metals market is a little disconcerting. As such, governments in both Canada and the United States are actively seeking out safer sources. Rare earth metals is already a big market at USD$4.6 billion globally and its only going to get bigger as we switch to a world without fossil fuel. In fact, it is expected that rare earth demand will skyrocket 655% when EVs take over our roads.
Rare earth metals for the most part have had a good year with prices popping anywhere between 20 and 90%. Therefore it is no surprise that Canadian junior explorers are lining up to take advantage of the critical nature of these critical elements, but some juniors, like Vancouver-based Defense Metals (DEFN.V) are raising eyebrows with some impressive chemistry that places its flagship Wicheeda project on the global map for potential rare earth metal monsters. Defense Metals is well ahead of its option obligations and is continuing to propel itself forward with some alacrity. When assay results come back in November from this summer's drill campaign, Defense Metals and its investors may find themselves at the beginning of a financially joyful journey.
Equity.Guru's Gaalen Engen, spoke with Defense Metals CEO and president, Craig Taylor, to get a quick look at the company, the Wicheeda property and its chemistry as well as what investors can look forward to over the next 12 months. Listen in!
October 25, 2019
Uranium supply is shrinking in the face of increasing demand. This inverse relationship could see pricing spike for the glowing commodity within the next year, making an opportunity for both majors and juniors alike to find the next McArthur River deposit and become a member of the new generation of uranium kings.
One of the junior explorers taking advantage of this space as well as this place, is Azincourt Energy (AAZ.V) with its flagship East Preston project in the prolific Athabasca basin in Saskatchewan. Not only is this one of the largest land holdings in the district, a minimum of drilling late last year showed positive results. Now the company is poised to commence a 2000m fully-funded drill program with institutional money and support in the form of 5-year warrants.
As we continue to shift from fossil fuels for cleaner forms of energy generation, nuclear power figures prominently as a integral part in the make up of our 21st century global power grid.
Equity.Guru's own, Gaalen Engen, spoke with Azincourt Energy CEO, Alex Klenman, to get a better view of the sector, the company, it's East Preston project and what investors can expect over the next 12 months. Is this the next Rio Tinto (RIO.ASX) in the making? Tune in and find out!
October 21, 2019
If you are trying to put together a legal weed deal in Canada right now, it's too late, you've missed the boat. However, international markets, such as the regional markets in South America are beginning to open their doors to both medical and recreational marijuana.
They may not be California, but these are significant regions with enough sustainable potential for companies, like soon-to-be-public CannaVerde Pharma, a Canadian cannabis venture based out of Toronto, to carve themselves a health slice of this emerging marketplace.
Equity.Guru's own Ethan Reyes spoke with Cannaverde Pharma CEO, Michael Nistorescu, to get a better view of the company, it's portfolio, the Colombian legal cannabis market and what investors can expect over the next 12 months.
October 8, 2019
Why build a home when you can print it? That's the question 3D Sustainable Developments aims to answer with homes made via their 3D printing technology.
Housing has always been an issue in terms of cost and longevity. With this rapidly-evolving technology, everyone from low-income tenants to those needing disaster relief can have a ready-made home in roughly 24 hours.
Equity Guru's own Guy Bennett sat down with the company's CEO, Commitment Israel, to discuss 3D Sustainable Developments' future outlook and the exciting, new future of home ownership.
September 26, 2019
Psilocybin and other psychedelics are forcing their way out of prohibition as potentially viable treatments for not only depression and anxiety but also alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases plaguing millions in North America alone. In the end, psilocybin solutions address a $300 billion dollar psychotherapy and wellness global market.
Equity Guru's own Ethan Reyes spoke with Nikita Alexandrov, CTO of ThinkMyco to get a good look at the company, the sector and what lies ahead for investors. Listen in!