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Photos from the CSE Pavilion at VRIC 2015

We are happy to share photos from the CSE Pavilion at VRIC 2015 in the gallery below.

Thank you to American Potash Corp. (CSE:AMP), MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE:XMG), Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE:PSE), and Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (CSE:LUX) for co-hosting the CSE Pavilion at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference! Also a big thank you to Davidson & Company LLP for co-hosting this year’s Championship Sunday Reception.

Finally, congrats to Cambridge House International for hosting their 20th VRIC – we are looking forward to many more ahead.

Photos from the show below:

Following the Money: Panel Discussion on Raising Capital in Canada

If there’s one thing common to companies of all sizes and structures, it’s that they all need capital to grow and thrive. The ecosystem of how and where raising capital takes place, however, has recently been undergoing rapid evolution.

Whether or not this ecosystem and its stakeholders are moving in the right direction was the central theme of a panel discussion at the 2014 Canadian Investor Conference entitled: “Financing Methods: Where is the Money?”

Organized by Cambridge House International in Toronto, the panel included distinguished members from across the investment industry landscape and was moderated by BNN anchor and reporter Andrew Bell.

The panelists included the CEO of the CSE, Richard Carleton; President of the TSX Venture Exchange, John McCoach; President, and CEO, OTC Markets Group, Cromwell Coulson; President and CEO of BoardSuite, Oscar Jofre; and Co-Founder and Managing Director of WoodsWater Capital LP, David Franklin.

The discussion was a lively one offering a number of perspectives related to the availability and accessibility of capital for early-stage companies in Canada. Among the topics that the panel covered were why retail investors have been reluctant to participate in resource investment markets, the viability of equity-based crowdfunding and the challenges facing early-stage companies in raising capital.

For ease of reference, the following is a list of topics that Richard Carleton spoke to as part of the panel. To view his sections of the talk, simply click on the urls below:

As was shown in the panel discussion, there are many different options now available to firms interested in raising capital. In spite of their differing positions on which direction or platform would be the most viable, what all the participants agreed upon was the high degree of change the capital raising landscape is experiencing.

From the CSE’s perspective, the positive growth and continued interest by companies to list on the Exchange are an important signal from the market. This interest is a validation that the CSE plays an important role in helping entrepreneurial firms attract and obtain the kinds of capital required to grow their business.

While this panel highlighted the uncertainty as to where the money is, it also hinted that a marketplace that efficiently connects capital to innovators is likely to be the place where that money will be going.

Click below to watch the video of the full panel discussion.

CSE hosting pavilion at the 20th Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

The CSE and Issuers are excited to host a Pavilion at VRIC 2015 in Vancouver this Sunday, January 18th through Monday, January 19th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The “CSE Pavilion” will be located at booth #1825 to #1837.

Additionally, four CSE issuers will also call the CSE Pavilion their home during the conference including:

Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE:PSE)
MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE:XMG)
American Potash Corp. (CSE:AMP)
Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (CSE:LUX)

As described by Cambridge House (the conference organizers):

“The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference is the world’s largest resource investment conference dedicated on resource exploration and the largest of all annual trade shows held in Vancouver, Canada. Hear from investment thought leaders and wealth influencers. Speak one-on-one with executive members from companies covering every corner of the mineral exploration sector along with metals dealers, oil & gas, renewable energy, media and financial services companies. This is a must-see for investors and stakeholders in the global mining industry. ”

For more information about the event, including registration details and agenda please visit the event website at: http://cambridgehouse.com/event/33/20th-anniversary-vancouver-resource-investment-conference-2015

We look forward to seeing you there!

The CSE is Exhibiting and Speaking at Upcoming Canvest 2014 in Toronto

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Canadian Investor Conference in Toronto (Canvest) on September 25-26. This show will be a slight shift from the usually scheduled Toronto Resource Investment Conference as it will be broadening the scope of the show across the resource and technology sectors.

The CSE is scheduled to be housed at exhibit booth #809. We applaud the organizers at Cambridge House International for organizing a show that presents investment opportunities across several sectors as this is certainly tailoring the show to the appetites of today’s investment community in Toronto.

Richard_Carleton_canvestAdditionally, CSE CEO Richard Carleton will be participating on the panel titled, “Alternative Financing Methods” along with OTC Markets Group CEO Cromwell Coulson – we are looking forward to hearing their insight regarding the evolution of North American capital markets.

Mark your calendars for this show and we will be sure to see you there. Pre-registration is now open by following the link here.

See you in September!

CSE Exhibiting at the Upcoming Canadian Investor Conference 2014

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) is happy to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Canadian Investor Conference in Vancouver on June 1-2. This show will be a slight departure from the usually scheduled World Resource Investment Conference as it will be broadening the scope of the show across three sectors including resource, technology, and diversified industries.

Vancouver_CC_blogThe CSE is scheduled to be housed at exhibit booth #620. We applaud the organizers at Cambridge House International for organizing a show that presents investment opportunities across several sectors as this is certainly tailoring the show to the appetites of today’s investment community in Vancouver.

It’s early yet, but mark your calendars for this show and we will be sure to see you there. Pre-registration is free by following the link here.

See you in June!

The CSE Pavilion at VRIC14

Thank you to Jordan Capital Markets, Muskrat Minerals (CSE:YYR), MicroCoal Technologies (CSE:MTI), Winrock Resources (CSE:WR), and Pasinex Resources (CSE:PSE) for making the CSE Pavilion the place to be(!) at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference! Also a big thank you to Cambridge House for hosting an amazing show!

Our day at the Cantech Investment Conference in Toronto

CSE_Cantech1CSE had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the 2014 Cantech Conference in Toronto on January 16th. This is the first such show from Cambridge House International who have traditionally organized mining conferences including the Vancouver and World Resource Investment Conferences.

Some highlights from our day at Cantech:

Discussions centred around how to fund, nurture tech

We had the opportunity to attend several talks including a panel titled “Do the Public Markets Still Matter to Canadian Tech?” (ed. yes they do!), a wonderful speech by Sir Terry Matthews, a rousing presentation by Difference Capital’s Mike Wekerle and Neil Johnson (Why Tech is Back), and the day’s highlight – a keynote address from former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Many great ideas and observations were presented, including some lively debate over the viability of crowdfunding for tech companies during one of the panels. LX Ventures CEO Mike Edwards offered a lot of support for the model as a means to introduce risk capital into tech startups as there is still a funding void for series A financings in Canada. Accredited investor rules are also making it hard for risk seeking investors to get into the ground floor of tech investment opportunities and crowdfunding could help participation here according to Mr. Edwards.

On the same panel, it was acknowledged that the “sweet spot” for tech financings in Canada is settling between five to 25 million dollars with companies of a certain size still needing to list on a US exchange when they hit $100 million in revenue – a stat provide by John Ruffolo (OMERS Ventures).

Tech is back with lessons learned

There were many indications that the street has tuned onto tech after successful IPOs last year, with Halogen Softwares, Inc. being one of the examples presented as an indication of what to expect in 2014.

There was discussion around lessons learned from the late nineties tech bubble. Most VCs and bankers are looking to avoid the mistakes of the past by applying more diligence toward their capital investments. Many of the investors echoed each other when describing their “must-haves” from prospective investee companies including: credible, experienced management that are addressing real market demands with products  that have established traction (customers, sales – not interested in funding R&D). No “paper napkin” deals this time around!

Regarding companies in the R&D stage the time has never been better to leverage government programs as espoused by Sir Terry Matthews who himself uses these programs aggressively. In his own words he said that the country is undergoing the biggest tech refresh in the history of Canada.

Leading Canadian thinkers lend credibility, gravity to event

Based on attendance, quality of participants, and thoughts shared on stage (and in the exhibit hall) there was an obvious sentiment that technology plays are going to be a greater focus for Bay Street investment firms, and in some cases, like Difference Capital, it is the sole focus of their investment business.

Both sir Terry Matthews and Chris Hadfield reminded the audience to not discredit or undersell Canadian ingenuity and technical talent – one point made in the public markets panel reminded us that there are a lot of homegrown companies that need to be nurtured and supported by our institutions if we are to have greater ambitions globally!

CSE_Cantech3It was a wonderful day and CSE would like to extend its congratulations to Cambridge House and to our prize draw winner Carly Bennie (from Difference Capital)  who walked away with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3! We are excited at the prospects of another show of this caliber in Vancouver and next year in Toronto.

CSE and SponsorsOne Exhibiting at upcoming Cantech Conference

CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange is proud to be exhibiting at the upcoming Cantech Conference in Toronto this Thursday, January 16th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. CSE will be located at booth #113.

Recent CSE issuer SponsorsOne will also be exhibiting at the show alongside CSE (booth #113).  They are an exciting new issuer that is “defining and driving the emergence of social sponsorship as the next evolution of engagement for brands and online enthusiasts.”

For more information on SponsorsOne, visit their website at http://sponsorsone.com/ and for stock quotes and market depth visit http://thecse.com/CNSX/Securities/Technology/SponsorsOne-Inc.aspx

As described by Cambridge House (the conference organizers),

“The Cantech Investment Conference will bring together the top thought leaders, fastest growing companies and most influential investors in the country for a full day exposition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This is the ultimate showcase for Canadian technology development and investor opportunities. ”

For more information about the event, including registration details and agenda please visit the event website at: http://cambridgehouse.com/event/15402

There will be a special speaking appearance from former astronaut Chris Hadfield as well as the 4th Annual Cantech Awards Dinner in the evening.

We look forward to this event and congratulate Cambridge House and all of the event sponsors for hosting this event and placing a much needed focus on the growing importance of public technology stocks in Canada.