Tag Archives: James Black

Anthony Brown on the Cloud Technology Powering “Rick and Morty”

CSE’s James Black recently sat down with Anthony Brown, CEO at AMPD Ventures Inc., to discuss how they are “AMPing” up the internet with a high-performance cloud that deals with latency sensitive applications like eSports and virtual reality (1:11), the realities of competing with the “big guys” like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft (3:40), and the importance of ecologically sustainable computation (5:49).

Listen until the end to hear about Anthony’s experience as an entrepreneur, including the success he had at Infinite Game Publishing with the award-winning game MechWarrior Online. Finally, learn how AMPD’s technology is being utilized to bring popular characters to life, including Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty.

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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.

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.

Daniel Mitre on How Old School Gaming has Influenced the New Wave of eSports

Daniel Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports Corp. (CSE:NWES), joined James Black at the CSE Media Centre (couch) to play some retro SNES video games and share his origins as a gamer (0:46), the evolution of the competitive gaming scene since the 1990’s (3:31) and why the competitive gaming market has gravitated towards first person shooters (6:36). Dan also discloses the size of the gaming and eSports industries (9:22), as well as the four eSports ecosystem verticals that New Wave focuses and invests in (10:49). Listen until the end to hear his thoughts on competitive player health and development (14:17), and the overwhelming demand for content from professional streamers (17:28).

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Sarah Tahor on Exporting Israel’s Groundbreaking Cannabis Innovations to the World

Sarah Tahor, Founder & CEO at Can Innovations, joined James Black in the podcast studio to share how her company is bringing international cannabis innovation to Canada (1:50), a brief history of cannabis research from the legendary Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (4:29), and how Canada and Israel’s markets complement each other (6:49). Listen until the end to learn more about the current status of cannabis licensing in the country and the groundbreaking work that is happening at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Bryan Baeumler and Lance Montgomery on Averting DIY Disasters with HeyBryan

Bryan Baeumler and Lance Montgomery, CEO of HeyBryan Media Inc. (CSE:HEY) joined James Black at the CSE Media Centre to discuss the potential of extending Bryan’s home renovation brand to a publicly traded vehicle (0:48), the mechanics of how the HeyBryan app works (1:37) and the types of renovations that are best left to professionals (2:44). Listen until the end to learn more about the company’s business model and how HeyBryan Media plans to expand the brand beyond the home services space.

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange on a New Partnership with the CSE

Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, and Ian McNaughton, Chairman of the JSE, join James Black for a special edition of #HashtagFinance to discuss the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the JSE and the CSE (0:49), how this collaboration will help create opportunities for investors on both exchanges (2:23), and which industries they believe will utilize this new ecosystem most (6:36). Listen until the end to learn more about the requirements for listing on the JSE, factors that have helped the exchange see success during their 50 years of operation, and for a very special song commemorating the JSE’s 50-year anniversary!

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Jason Paltrowitz and Richard Carleton on Opportunities Beyond the Border

This special episode of #HashtagFinance takes the podcast out of the studio and into the CSE Media Centre! Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group, and Richard Carleton, CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange, join James Black to talk about Cannabis Investor Day, the inaugural event co-hosted by the CSE and OTC Markets Group (0:53), the importance of the CSE’s partnership with OTC Markets when it comes to creating opportunities for listed companies beyond the border (1:40), and why maintaining cross-border shareholder visibility is essential (6:25). Listen until the end for Jason’s explanation of the different market tiers at OTC Markets, for Richard’s advice to Canadian issuers going into the US markets, and to learn how both the CSE and OTC Markets Group help companies not only go public, but learn how to be public.

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Stephen Ehrlich on Revolutionizing Financial Services Using Cryptocurrency

Stephen Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital (Canada) Ltd. (CSE:VYGR), joined James Black in the podcast studio after Voyager’s Market Open at the CSE Media Centre to discuss what sets the company apart from the competition when it comes to trading and education in the crypto space (2:07), how their execution network allows Voyager to cater to both retail and professional users (6:12), and what he’s learned about achieving success in a volatile market (10:35). Listen until the end to learn more about how Voyager safeguards the investors that use their cryptocurrency trading platform, Stephen’s history in finance, and why he believes Bitcoin will become the global currency.

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Ian Mclelland on the Shift from Traditional Media to Digital Content

Ian Mclelland, CEO and Founder of Proactive Investors, joins James Black to discuss how he turned his investing blog into a global financial news business (2:01), what Proactive offers that goes beyond the range of traditional news media and how they maintain their broadcast standards (8:24), why it’s important to have a global footprint in the industry (14:06), and how they create mutually beneficial relationships with third party syndication sites (20:22). Listen until the end to learn how investor interests and preferred media format vary by region, why Proactive created their app, and for Ian’s advice to publicly-listed companies on maintaining visibility and building trust with shareholders.

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Hadley Ford on Achieving Firsts in the Cannabis Industry

Hadley Ford, CEO of iAnthus Capital Holdings, joined James Black after the iAnthus Market Open at the CSE Media Centre to discuss some of the firsts the company has achieved as an MSO in the cannabis space (4:11), how regulatory challenges in the US drive their strategy for branding and distribution (8:15), and his thoughts on the SAFE Banking Act, including how quickly he believes it will get through the Senate (14:37). Listen until the end to learn about the company’s mission to build a portfolio of iconic brands and delight their customers, for his opinion on the current vape ban in the US, and to hear why cannabis is a family business for him.

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