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Charlie In on Building Bridges through International Banking | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with Charlie In, Chairman of Raffles Group Financial (CSE:RICH) about their recent listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange and their focus on providing customized public listing advisory services by working with audit, legal, tax and banking professionals.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this episode of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

:49 – Serving public market prospects in China and Southeast Asia.
2:50 – Plans for growing the business through licensing to serve the massive Asia-Pacific region.
7:57 – The reasoning behind Raffles listing in Canada.
11:59 – Raffles’ strategic relationship with BMO.
15:22 – The ownership structure of Raffles.
17:31 – Charlie’s 20+ years of experience in finance.
19:44 – What to expect from the company in the coming months.

Raffles Financial is an exempt corporate finance advisory firm, registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which provides public listing advisory and arrangement services. Raffles Financial serves as an advisor for family trusts, family offices and investment funds. Raffles is expanding their representation in 30 regions in Asia-Pacific and believes that working with BMO PBA, it will give clients a complete suite of investment and private banking solutions starting from public listing services to family trusts and portfolio management.

Related links
https://thecse.com/en/listings/diversified-industries/raffles-financial-group-limited
https://www.rafflesfinancial.co/

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Alejandro Ochoa on the 5G Opportunity in Latin America | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Tower One Wireless (CSE:TO) CEO and President, Alejandro Ochoa, about their focus on owning and operating wireless telecom infrastructure sites in Latin American markets that are experiencing strong growth.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

1:55 – Tower One – a specialty real estate play first.

4:00 – Why they went public and how they are different than their competition (Build. Own. Operate.)

5:05 – A focus on building new infrastructure with anchor tenants in place.

5:55 – Why Alejandro is focused on Latin America.

6:50 – The challenge of building a qualified team in this industry.

10:15 – The potential of the Latin American telecom market.

12:40 – How COVID-19 is impacting network design.

15:05 – Other business impacts of COVID-19.

17:07 – Meeting demand in Mexico and Colombia, and divesting assets from Argentina.

18:10 – Working through COVID-19 with creativity.

19:49 – Addressing the 5G “controversy”.

21:46 – Working with remote communities.

25:35 – Recent developments including the new master lease agreement in Colombia.

Tower One Wireless’ core business is providing access to its infrastructure to major national and multi-national cellular carriers through long-term leases (10 plus years). With the migration to fourth generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) and (5G) networks in Colombia and Mexico, the company pursues markets with a large demand for additional telecom infrastructure.

Related links
https://www.toweronewireless.com/
https://thecse.com/en/listings/technology/tower-one-wireless-corp

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Joe Deighan on the Hemp Alternative to Tobacco | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Director Joe Deighan, who discusses their recent public listing and subsidiary Taat Herb Co. who manufacture and sell premium hemp products including hemp cigarettes made from a proprietary blend of premium hemp.

Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

1:38 – Joe’s background in the e-liquid manufacturing sector.
3:30 – The taste profile of the TAAT hemp cigarettes.
4:48 – Why TAAT is addressing the tobacco market with CBD products.
5:50 – The size of the North American cigarette market.
6:33 – How management is supporting TAAT’s growth.
8:17 – The distribution opportunity for hemp cigarettes within the US.
10:08 – The banking advantages of hemp over cannabis in the US.
11:45 – Origins of the “TAAT” name.

TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. is focused on hemp-based products that have been demonstrated to aid in improving health, quality of life, and overall wellness.

Taat Herb Co. provides a better-for-you alternative to tobacco that tastes and smokes as well as, or better than, traditional cigarettes. Taat Beyond Tobacco™️ Hemp cigarettes effectively deliver high yielding CBD & CBG without the “high” and without the scent or taste of cannabis.

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https://taatusa.com/

https://thecse.com/en/listings/life-sciences/taat-lifestyle-wellness-ltd 

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Robert Delamar on Detecting Threats with WiFi | #HashtagFinance

On this episode of #HashtagFinance, CSE’s Anil Mall talks with Robert Delamar, CEO of First Responder Technologies Inc. (CSE:WPN) about how First Responder is developing groundbreaking technologies to prevent and safely defuse public attacks involving concealed weapons. Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:

3:07 – The vision behind the creation of First Responder Technologies and why its more important than ever in light of the recent social climate.

5:27 – Virtual fencing explained and concealed weapon detection.

9:04 – Balancing personal freedoms with protecting the public from threats.

11:09 – The size of the global security market.

13:17 – How this technology integrates with policing and justifiable search and seizure.

16:42 – Rob’s 20 year history in law and technology.

18:38 – First Responder’s diverse global team from tech, military, and policing.

22:55 – The statement of values and how it is put into progress across and outside the organization.

26:23 – Serving the commercial and residential markets.

28:03 – Product background – software and hardware.

30:44 – Current collaborations with partnerships at Rutgers, MistyWest, Wave Labs, and Purdue University.

33:16 – Early recognition at the UK Security and Policing Show.

37:02 AI Open Carry Weapons Detection System.

40:22 – The challenge of blending human privacy with the incredible capabilities of technology.

45:18 – Milestones met since the company went public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

48:52 – How lockdown time has led to new innovations in the residential services side of their business.

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CSE Webinar: Understanding the Israeli Tech Sector

The CSE’s James Black and Mark Francis were joined by Ronnie Jaegermann, Venture Partner from Beyond Ventures, Simon Weintraub, Partner from Yigal Arnon & Co., and Tomer Nitzan, Presiding Officer, US-Israel Desk at BDO, for a webinar on June 11th, 2020. In this latest installment of the CSE’s “All Locked Down and Nowhere to Go” conference series, our panel of capital markets professionals talked about the current state of the technology sector from the perspective of capital markets professionals in Israel.

Panelists discussed Israel’s technology ecosystem and the growth of high-tech capital-raising. Their talks included a by-the-numbers breakdown of Israel from an investment standpoint and a look at the factors that make it a unique environment for tech development, as well as how the technology sector evolved in 2019 and responded to COVID-19 in 2020.

The ensuing discussion looked at the character of Israeli investors and what factors make them consider investing in startups. The panel of investment professionals also talked about the merits of institutional investment and venture capitalism, how they hope the Israeli context evolves, and areas to watch in the future.

Stephen Stewart on Hunting for Kirkland Lake Gold | #HashtagFinance

On this episode of #HashtagFinance, CSE’s Barrington Miller was joined by Stephen Stewart, Director of Mistango River Resources Inc. (CSE:MIS) to discuss the why they are hunting for Kirkland Lake gold. He also addresses the dramatic evolution of the company over the past 12 months and why he’s excited about the prospects for the company’s assets in the Kirkland Lake camp.

In this discussion, Stephen Stewart shares how the company is focused on two flagship assets located on the Abitibi Greenstone Belt (3:39), the intertwined history of Kirkland Lake and the mysterious Sir Harry Oakes (6:31), and what drew mining finance legend Eric Sprott to invest in the company. Listen until the end to hear Stephen’s views on the risk and reward factors in mineral exploration, how the “gold bug” narrative is impacting their business, and details concerning this summer’s exploration program.

Related links www.mistango.com thecse.com/en/listings/mining/mistango-river-resources-inc

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Paul Woodward and Greg James on the Road to Base Metal Catalytic Converters

CSE’s Anil Mall was joined by Paul Woodward, President, and Greg James, COO of Aether Catalyst Solutions, Inc. (CSE:ATHR) to share how the company is progressing its research in developing a low-cost, high-performance, three-way catalyst to replace the costly precious metals currently utilized in automotive catalytic converters.

In this three-way conversation, Paul and Greg explain the cost ramifications of developing a base metal catalyst (2:39), how Greg is applying his 20 years of experience from Ballard Power (7:21), and why OEMs like Ford and Volkswagen are looking for a lower cost catalytic converter (13:56).

Listen until the end to learn about the chemistry of what happens in a catalytic converter, why their company doesn’t need a marketing department, and why 90% cost reduction for catalytic converters is the ultimate goal.

Related Links:
www.aethercatalyst.com
thecse.com/en/listings/technology/aether-catalyst-solutions-inc

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Mike Sieb on Treasure Hunting in Fondaway Canyon, NV

CSE’s Barrington Miller was joined by Mike Sieb, Director of Getchell Gold Corp. (CSE:GTCH) to inaugurate the first ever “Mining Monday” session of #HashtagFinance.

In this discussion, Mike shares why Nevada is his favourite jurisdiction for mineral exploration (4:24), the hallmarks of great opportunities in the mining business (7:22), and the factors that are supporting his outlook for gold prices through the end of the year (12:02).

Listen until the end to hear where the company came up with its name, how they differentiate from the competition and why they are committed to their current projects for the immediate future.

Related links:
thecse.com/en/listings/mining/getchell-gold-corp
www.getchellgold.com/

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Happy Munkey on Why Cannabis Corporate Can’t Ignore Cannabis Culture | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s James Black, Barrington Miller, and Anil Mall were pleased to finally return the favour and host Happy Munkey LLC’s Vladimir Bautista and Ramon Reyes for a deep dive on the intersection of cannabis corporate AND cannabis culture.

In this expansive discussion, the team shares why their recent feature in Forbes is further validation of their mission (2:06), how they are adapting and evolving their business during the pandemic (7:42), and their selections for “five mic” recipients in the cannabis industry (15:23).

Listen until the end to hear how they are preparing for cannabis deregulation in NY state (29:41), their plans for a post-COVID tour (36:30), reflections on their formative years of cannabis-use (42:17), and why industry pioneer Steve DeAngelo called them “superheroes” (48:55).

Related links:
www.happymunkey.com

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CSE Webinar: Qualifying Technology Companies for Investment

The CSE’s James Black and Mark Francis were joined by Angela Jackson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund, Derek Hunter, President and CEO of Bluesky Equities Ltd., and Sean Peasgood, President and CEO of Sophic Capital, for a webinar on May 19th, 2020. In this latest installment of the CSE’s “All Locked Down and Nowhere to Go” conference series, our panel of microcap investment specialists talked about what qualifies technology companies for investment.

In this timely webinar, our guests talked about how they approach companies for early-stage investment, including what criteria companies have to meet, the importance of management having “skin in the game,” how disruptive tech companies can respond to COVID-19, and how their portfolios have adapted or pivoted to meet the current economic crisis.

Following initial presentations, our panel of specialists dove into what specific management qualities they look for, as well as the importance of letting management demonstrate its competence after a first round of investment. Panelists also talked about the effects that COVID-19 has had on setting apart adaptable from stagnant companies, which companies caught a tailwind from the current situation, and the merit in taking a down round in valuation in order to come back stronger.