CSE’s James Black was recently joined by Brian McKinney, President and CEO of ICEsoft Technologies (CSE:ISFT), to discuss why his company has never been busier as it currently serves its clients during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In this discussion, Brian shares how ICEsoft delivers enriched emergency information via its Voyent Alert! platform (1:08), how the platform specifically applies during a pandemic scenario (3:54), and the benefits of running a company that has always relied on ‘distributed employee sets’ (7:50).
Listen until the end to hear Brian’s perspective on running a public company in this challenging environment and the significant resources and time the company is putting behind the deployment and servicing of their life-saving technology.
CSE’s Anna Serin and Sean Kingsley sat down in the Vancouver #HashtagFinance studio before this year’s PDAC to discuss Sean’s insights into the mining exploration market and his perspectives from the frontline of investor relations.
In this discussion, Sean shares what makes the Golden Triangle in BC so special (5:48), why collaboration with First Nations will be the biggest development in the mining industry over the next 10 years (10:34), and the key benchmarks for investing in a junior resource company (12:38).
Listen until the end to hear some of the best investment advice that Sean ever received and about the “30 things” project that was developed by the Mining Association of Canada.
CSE’s James Black was recently joined by Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly Inc. (CSE:DFLY), to reflect on the new realities of operating a business during a quarantine and the opportunities being presented to his company during these challenging times.
In this conversation, Chell reflects on the ominous feelings he had during his trip through the Vancouver airport before the lock-down (1:15), how his company is working with the University of South Australia to deploy an epidemic-tracking system (3:50), and the “new normal” that will emerge as a result of COVID-19 (7:31).
Listen until the end to hear Cameron’s thoughts on how the pandemic will permanently change the way teams work together, the advantages of working from home, and his reflection on the opportunities that came from the last “black swan”.
CSE’s James Black was joined by Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets, and CSE CEO, Richard Carleton, at the Cannatech Davos Cannabis House for the second installment of a live episode of #HashtagFinance.
In this discussion, Paltrowitz and Carleton talk about the advantages of transparency in the public markets (3:30), how public markets might recapture investor trust in the cannabis industry (7:45), the macro trends that might help lift the market (10:30), and how, instead of sweeping government action, it’s been innovators and entrepreneurs that have been driving the cannabis industry forward (15:30).
Listen until the end to hear about the impressive pace of innovation within this space (22:00) and how some companies are successfully grasping what it means to be a public company (24:30).
CSE’s James Black was joined by Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets, and CSE CEO, Richard Carleton, at the Cannatech Davos Cannabis House for a very special live episode of #HashtagFinance.
In this interactive discussion Paltrowitz and Carleton explain the advantages of being a publicly traded company and the importance of that funding in the cannabis industry (2:30), the lessons we can learn (again) from this burgeoning industry (12:00), why the US government is the worst weed dealer possible (17:30), and how the entrance of international biotech companies into the industry is helping to legitimize it on a governmental level (20:00).
Listen until the end to hear about the incredible potential of hemp to solve big problems the world is facing (27:00), and why North America continues to be the best place for cannabis companies to go public (36:00).
CSE’s Barrington Miller was recently joined in the studio by Dr. Raza Bokhari, CEO of FSD Pharma (CSE:HUGE), whose company recently celebrated their market open at the Canadian Securities Exchange.
In this discussion Dr. Bokhari shares what it’s like to be the first company to be dual-listed on the CSE and NASDAQ (1:35), the importance for companies in the capital markets to be in “the big ocean” (5:25), the groundbreaking clinical trials FSD Pharma is conducting with a synthetic compound that acts like CBD (6:30), and the “HUGE” importance of their ticker symbol (11:00).
Listen until the end to hear Dr. Bokhari’s personal path towards becoming a serial, “eccentric”, entrepreneur (12:30).
CSE’s James Black recently hosted Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO at U.S. Global Investors for his second visit to the #HashtagFinance podcast.
In this discussion Frank shares his many investment observations including the global themes that are contributing to gold price speculation (1:50), why he thinks buying Bitcoin is now analogous to collecting art (7:07), and the impact of Coronavirus on recent mining and investment conferences like PDAC (14:46).
Listen until the end to hear Frank’s thoughts on how safety and technology will evolve in response to the Coronavirus and how to protect your money in a low interest rate environment.
CSE’s Phillip Shum recently hosted CEO Marilyn Schaffer from XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) to share her experiences in the payments industry and how the time was finally right for XTM to go public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
In this discussion, Marilyn shares how her experience in payments started with an Angry Birds payment card (2:18), how her firm is making it easier for restaurant servers to get paid and save (4:06), and how their app-based mobile wallet solution will revolutionize cash businesses (8:09).
Listen until the end to learn about Marilyn’s origins as a high-level musician (she obtained an Associateship with the Royal Conservatory) and the meaning behind the letters X-T-M.
CSE’s Grace Pedota hosted Traci Costa for her second appearance on #HashtagFinance to discuss her company, Peakaboo Beans Inc. (CSE:BEAN), ringing the bell to open the market at the CSE, and her thoughts on International Women’s Day.
In this discussion, Traci shares how Peekaboo Beans is celebrating new beginnings after “resetting” the company last year (2:21), the advantages of having top female talent in the BEAN boardroom (6:51), and the company’s reasons for rebranding after 14 years as Peekaboo Beans (10:49).
Listen until the end to hear how Traci regularly uses the Tik Tok app, and why sustainability is at the heart of how her company operates.
CSE’s Grace Pedota recently hosted Sophia Ruffolo – CEO and Founder of femmebought – to discuss her mission to promote women-owned businesses and close the funding gap for female-led companies.
In this discussion, Sophia shares the insights that are driving her mission for economic parity for women, including the dramatically low number of Fortune 500 companies led by women (3:30), the wide gap in VC funding for male-vs-female led companies (4:25), and the global response to her efforts to promote gender equality in business (8:27).
Listen until the end to hear how she made a 180 degree turn from her legal career in banking, the potential pitfalls of raising private capital, and the role she is playing in demystifying cannabis for women business owners.