Category Archives: Market Open

Iress Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was excited to welcome Iress to the CSE Media Centre for the first Market Open of the new year on January 9th, 2020.

Iress is a technology company that provides software to the financial services industry, with a focus on financial advice, trading and market data, financial advice, investment management, mortgages, superannuation, life and pensions, and data intelligence. Iress’s solutions are used by more than 9,000 businesses and 500,000 users globally, and the company has a team of 1,950 people based in Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa, and Europe.

“It means a great deal for Iress to open the market here at the CSE. We’ve been vendor partners with the CSE for more than fifteen years,” said Andrew Jappy, Managing Director at Iress.

“Iress essentially is a software technology firm. We deliver solutions – trading solutions, routing solutions, best market router [solutions], smart order router solutions – to Canadian brokerage firms primarily. We’ve done that for many years. We were here as the multiple markets initiated in 2007,” he remarked. “So in Canada, within Iress, we would certainly be viewed as a centre of knowledge and excellence for multi-markets and trading. And we also have some wealth and quotation work stations, and those are some more recent offerings to the street in Canada.”

Joining Andrew at the Market Open were Group Executive Simon New and other key members of the Iress team.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Andrew Jappy here.

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Happy Holidays Market Open at the CSE Media Centre

On December 19th, the Canadian Securities Exchange team gathered at the CSE Media Centre to participate in the final Market Open of 2019.

After breakfast, team members had a chance to jingle the opening bell, show off some of the finest festive styles of the season, reflect on the many milestones the CSE has achieved in 2019, and look to all of the incredible adventures in store for 2020.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listed companies, partners, and supporters for helping us make achievement, innovation, and entrepreneurship some of the hallmarks of the year. We’re incredibly proud of everything the CSE has accomplished, and are excited to debut even more fantastic initiatives in the new year. Stay tuned!

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

PUDO Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE proudly welcomed PUDO Inc. (CSE:PDO) for a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on December 10th, 2019. 

Headquartered in Canada, PUDO Inc. operates as a courier and integrated express package distribution company. It is currently North America’s only carrier-neutral parcel pick-up and drop-off technology and logistics network, offering pick-up and delivery of letters, small packages, and documents. PUDO members, participating e-commerce retail customers, and any business sector with a home-based workforce can pick up their parcels from easily accessible locations with extended hours, such as convenience stores, gas stations, or grocery stores, at any time, including evenings and weekends.

“To open the market today is an absolute privilege. Being with this group of senior management here that I well know, and the CSE has been a privilege to know, and I’m really proud to be here for four years. And hopefully it’ll continue for another 40 years,” said CEO Frank Coccia.

“It’s not easy to do what we’ve done, and open up a national network as we have, and we brought in professionals to help us go to market with this program. We were a little bit ahead of our time when we launched in 2015, as ecommerce is now becoming a much more mature market. The team is just growing day in, day out. And I think the biggest satisfaction we get as a team with our network is the smiles that we put on the owners of our convenience stores, which are typically ma & pa shops that are working 18 hours a day, and they’re family-run businesses, and we’re bringing foot traffic back into their stores. And it absolutely brings us so much joy.”

Joining Coccia at the Market Open was John Clarke, VP of Sales and Marketing at PUDO.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring John Clarke here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

 

Newsfile Corp. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was proud to welcome Newsfile Corp. to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on December 9th, 2019.

Established in 1997, Newsfile is Canada’s customer-first newswire and regulatory filing team that offers broad access to key media channels. Using innovative technology, easy-to-use platforms, and comprehensive circuits, Newsfile helps law firms, stock exchanges, and investment managers distribute news to a worldwide audience of investors, analysts, and institutions. To ensure compliance with all Stock Exchanges, Newsfile reaches out to major broker terminals, financial databases, aggregators, media and more.

“Newsfile is a news dissemination provider for publicly listed companies, and we’re really excited to be here today because we work with so many CSE-listed companies, and we love working with the CSE. So it’s great to be here and open the market today,” remarked Ian Tennant, Director & Co-Founder.

“I think what really makes our team great is that we specialize in working with small cap companies. That’s really the engine that drives Newsfile, is giving those small cap companies the type of service that large cap companies are probably used to expecting.”

Joining Tennant at the Market Open were other key members of the Newsfile team, Wasim Thaha and Helen Bilhete.

Check out a #HashtagFinance Podcast with Helen Bilhete here or our episode with Ian Tennant here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

Mota Ventures Corp. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE gladly welcomed Mota Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA) to the CSE Media Centre on December 6th, 2019 for the 25th Market Open hosted by the CSE. Not only did this event mark an important moment for Mota Ventures, it is also an exciting new milestone for the CSE.

Mota Ventures Corp. is a vertically integrated low-cost producer and exporter of CBD products worldwide. With a cultivation asset in Colombia, the company specializes in the production of high-quality CBD oil for wholesale distribution. Mota has developed a team of industry professionals experienced in both the public markets and in the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, and looks to capitalize on progressive government legislation aimed at making Colombia the number one low cost producer of cannabis in the world.

“We are extremely excited to be able to ring the bell here today. It means a lot that we are able to finally be listed publicly,” remarked Mota Ventures President and CEO Joel Shacker. “I’m really proud of the team that we have. They’ve really done a lot to get to this point: our team down in Colombia, who’s handling that entire cultivation side, and then the team up in Vancouver, who has brought all the public market sides.”

“We’re really looking forward to building out this facility to its full potential and being able to really cultivate, extract, and export non-psychoactive cannabis,” Shacker added.

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View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Joel Shacker here.

AMPD Ventures Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome AMPD Ventures Inc. (CSE:AMPD) to the CSE Media Centre on November 28th, 2019 to open the market.

AMPD Ventures Inc. provides high-performance cloud and computing solutions specializing in low-latency applications, including video games and eSports, digital animation and visual effects, and big data collection, analysis, and visualization. Based out of Vancouver, the AMPD leadership team has been designing and building game infrastructure for more than 10 years, and takes a collaborative approach to ensure that solutions are specifically tailored for each client.

“We’re very happy to be opening the market today. We’re a next generation infrastructure company, basically bringing the next generation of cloud computing to the market – really amazing stuff, for things like eSports, AI, and virtual reality,” remarked AMPD Ventures Inc. CEO Anthony Brown.

“We’re very proud of the fact that we’ve signed Bardel Entertainment to access our new render farm platform, and Rick and Morty is now going to get rendered on our servers – I mean, how cool is that?” said Brown of the company’s recent achievements. “And we also announced recently [that we’re] working with the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster in Vancouver, where we’re building a digital twin of an aircraft factory and that’s pretty impressive as well.”

Joining Brown to ring the bell at the Market Open were several other key members of the AMPD Ventures Inc. team.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Anthony Brown here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd. to a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on November 26th, 2019.

W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd. is a privately owned and highly regarded Canadian broker-dealer, with over 50 years of specialized experience in market making on Canadian equities. Employing over 30 traders, Latimer applies its strong business ethics, collective trading experience, and low latency trading solutions to all industries within Canada.

“It’s an honour for W.D. Latimer to open the market today for the CSE. We’re a privately owned market making house –  proprietary trading shop –  which basically makes us a perfect partner for the CSE,” remarked Joshua Cauz, Director & Head Trader at W.D. Latimer.

“Our model of market making is still very people driven. W.D. Latimer employs almost 40 traders – most of them are market makers. Basically, we employ human eyes on your stocks. So, if a listed issuer wants to get a hold of us, all they have to do is pick up the phone and call us. And we’ll be there to speak with them,” Cauz added about their services.

Steve Fontaine, International Trader & Marketer at W.D. Latimer, and other key members from the W.D. Latimer team were also in attendance at the Market Open.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Joshua Cauz here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

InnoCan Pharma Corporation Opens the Market

The CSE was happy to join InnoCan Pharma Corporation (CSE:INNO) for a Market Open from a special international location, with members of the InnoCan team ringing the bell on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel.

InnoCan Pharma Corporation is an Israel-based speciality pharmaceutical company that uses cannabis products to target health issues. The company specializes in the research, development, marketing, and sales of InnoCan-branded over the counter pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products. InnoCan believes that by merging pharma, science, and the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids, it is possible to create a truly effective over the counter topical treatments product line.

“We are proud to open the market from the beautiful beach of Tel Aviv,” said InnoCan Pharma Corporation CEO Iris Bincovich.

“We are honoured and happy to be the first Israeli cannabis company that has filed in the CSE and concluded a successful round of fundraising,” remarked Innocan Pharma Corporation Executive Chairman Ron Mayron. “InnoCan is a unique value proposition company which can offer a wide range of products and a wide range of system deliveries, and we hope we’ll be one of the leading companies in this area in Canada.”

Joining Bincovich and Mayron at this momentous Market Open were other key members of the InnoCan Pharma Corporation team, as well as Mark Francis, Capital Markets Consultant and Senior Advisor at the CSE.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE proudly welcomed the Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on November 20th, 2019.

The Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector is an alliance between Aird & Berlis, MNP, MGO, ELLO, and the CSE. The alliance will be joining over 35,000 cannabis industry professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs at MJBizCon in Las Vegas next month, where the future of the cannabis industry will be discussed and new innovations within the cannabis space will be showcased.

“This group – us and these service providers – is going to Vegas for MJBiz 2019. We’re going to go there and share our story about how we can serve the industry and continue to help grow the cannabis industry by bringing companies to Canada to raise capital and list publicly on our exchange,” said James Black, Vice President of Listings Development at the CSE.

“Aird & Berlis has always taken a cross-disciplinary approach to the cannabis sector. We’re a full service firm and that’s how we’re treating our clients in the sector. And it’s been really important as we continue to support them in various stages of growth and advancement,” remarked Sherri Altshuler, Partner at Aird & Berlis.

“MNP is a full service provider for accounting, tax, and advisory services. We do all of those services in the cannabis sector,” said Glenn Fraser, Partner and National Leader of Food & Beverage Processing at MNP. “I’m really excited to be a part of the alliance because I think we have some of the pre-eminent service providers in the industry partnering with us during the show. I think it’ll be a pretty exciting time this year,” he added.

Joining Altshuler and Fraser were other key members of the Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector alliance.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Sherri Altshuler and Glenn Fraser here.

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Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK) to the CSE Media Centre for a Market Open on November 19th, 2019.

Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. is the parent company of a group of innovative technology (Fintech) subsidiaries operating in China’s commercial lending industry. Through its subsidiaries, Peak uses technology, analytics, and artificial intelligence to create an ecosystem of lenders, borrowers, and other participants in the commercial lending space in China. Peak’s goal is to provide North American investors with an opportunity to participate in China’s digitized financial services industry and its expanding Fintech sector.

“The company is starting to take off right now. So, being here today – having this opportunity to open the market – gives us an opportunity to reach out to some people who may not already know about the company and to also thank our current investors who have supported the company for these past few years,” remarked CEO Johnson Joseph.

“We have fantastic technology. But surrounding that technology, we look to add different pieces. We are in the process of adding some significant pieces, hopefully before the end of this year. But certainly 2020 is expected to be a significant year for Peak,” added Joseph. “This is just the beginning. We have a lot of things ahead of us – a lot of opportunities. And the best is yet to come for Peak Positioning.”

Joining Joseph at the Market Open were CFO Jean Landreville and Manager of Banking Business Development, Mei Li. Key members from Peak Positioning’s investor, CHF Capital Markets, were also in attendance.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Johnson Joseph here. 

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