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King-Devick technologies, inc.

Location: Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Sector: Technology, Software, Health, Life Sciences

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King-Devick technologies, inc. (KDT) offers a broad set of evidence-based SaaS model tools utilizing integrated technology for concussion management, balance evaluation, reading solutions and as indicators of neurological function for chronic neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, MS, migraine headaches, sleep deprivation, hypoxia and macular degeneration.

 

King-Devick products have been scientifically validated in more than 150 recent peer-reviewed articles published in elite medical journals. In 2015, Mayo Clinic and King-Devick Test announced a co-branding licensing agreement for the sideline concussion test – now recognized as the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic.

 

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1. Co-Branded with the number one health care provider/hospital in the United States,  Mayo Clinic

The King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic is utilized on rinksides, sidelines and pitchsides all over the world including all players and teams in the National Hockey League and Canadian Football League and many other teams, leagues and schools.

 

2. More than 150 peer-reviewed articles published in elite neurology journals have validated our products over the last 6 years

Using an evidence-based approach has resulted in unsurpassed credibility related to our product releases.  Every product we have has been validated by independent research before we go to market with it.

 

3. We have three business verticals with a total addressable 12 Billion USD Total Addressable Market annually in a SaaS Model of sales

Our business verticals are:

  • Concussion Management – sideline screening and clinical management of recovery
  • Neurological Function – chronic management of neurodegenerative conditions
  • Reading Performance – teaching the physical act of reading in schools to improve reading outcomes.

4. Experienced management with a long history of prior IPO success

CEO Steve Devick has been successful in founding/co-founding several startups to Nasdaq IPOs including a software company (NASDAQ: PLAT) which sold for $3.6 Billion after its IPO.

Doug Laux, CFO has been the CFO of 3 separate companies with over $1B in revenue each including Alamo/National Rental car and has extensive public company management experience.

 

5. Extensive media coverage

KDt has been extensively covered in the national and international press.

 

6. Innovative technology and strong IP

KDt products provide users simplicity and ease of use with clear and objective results for users ranging from parents and coaches to health care providers.

KDt web and mobile applications platforms utilize safe and secure cloud-based technology optimized for telemedicine and includes more than 70 IP registrations in effect including copyright, patents, patents pending, and trademarks registered.

1. Known brand with Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic co-branding helps with market recognition all over the world.

 

2. Peer-reviewed established and validated scientific products

Scientifically vetted and validated products which are already in the market

 

3. Experienced management

The CEO, CFO and Board of Directors are extremely experienced in all aspects of successfully completing an Initial Public Offering.

Steve Devick, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman

Steve Devick, Chairman and CEO of King-Devick technologies, inc. has been a career entrepreneur. Throughout his tenure in the business world, he has founded multiple successful companies, including the King-Devick technologies, inc., a company that allowed him for the first time to combine his healthcare background with his business acumen.

 

In 2015, Mayo Clinic, for the first time in its 150-year history, executed a co-branding equity contract with an outside company, King-Devick technologies, inc. The sideline screening product is now called the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic (KDT).

 

In 2017, Dr. Devick, along with Dr. David Dodick, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Meeting with an update on research, diagnosis and treatment for traumatic brain injury and concussion in United States Servicemembers. In May, KDt was selected as a winner of the 2017 VA InnoVAtion Awards for its Recovery Acceleration Program; furthering the opportunity to provide rehabilitative technology for Veterans impacted by TBI.

 

In addition to King-Devick technologies, inc., Devick has founded/co-founded a series of successful public and private companies. In 1987, Platinum technology (NASDAQ: PLAT) was co-founded and in 1999 was sold for $3.6 billion-more than any software company had sold for prior to that date.  Devick was also a founding director in Blue Rhino (NASDAQ: RINO), a propane cylinder exchange company in 2004 was sold for over $400M; Devick also founded Platinum Entertainment, which was the world’s largest independent, publicly traded (NASDAQ: PTET) music company.

 

In addition to founding and co-founding multiple businesses, Devick also produced a feature length film, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, which addressed the epidemic of concussions in sports, and was directed by Academy Award honored Steve James. Head Games won Best Documentary at the Boston Film Festival and many other awards including Best Sports Documentary from both Sports Illustrated and iTunes.

 

Devick was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Forty Under Forty business leaders; a regional finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year; New City’s Most Influential People Top 20; and Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He also received the Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from the United States Sports Academy for outstanding sports related medical research. In 2015, the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic was awarded the Chicago Innovation Award. KDT was selected as a winner from 535 semi-finalists, and 100 finalists. In 2016 Devick received the Innovation of the Year Award from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.  In 2018, the company was listed as a Top 10 Health Care Innovation by the Mayo Clinic.

 

Doug Laux, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Director

Doug Laux spent the first 20 years of his career with Ernst and Young, the last 9 as a partner in the Chicago office.  Doug has extensive experience with both public and private companies as CFO including ANC Rental Corporation the former $2.5 billion parent of Alamo and National Car Rental Companies, EaglePicher, a $900 million diversified manufacturing company, and Remy International, a $1.3 billion automotive supplier.

 

He was also CFO/COO of Platinum Entertainment Inc., a NASDAQ listed music company he helped take public in 1996.  Doug was also a former director and chairman of the audit committee of Sirva, Inc., the parent of Allied and NorthAmerican Van Lines, prior to its sale and R. J. O’Brien and Associates, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the US.

 

He is also a director of Freeport Securities Company, a family owned oil and gas company. Doug is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a BS in Accountancy who successfully passed the CPA examination in 1975.

 

Casey Cowell, Director

Mr. Casey Cowell serves as Chairman and Principal Owner of Durandal, Inc.  Mr. Cowell co-founded U.S. Robotics, Inc. in 1976 and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1979 until 1996 when it was merged into 3Com Corp.

 

Mr. Cowell has served as a Director of 3Com Corp., CDW Corp., and many private companies.  Mr. Cowell is a 1975 graduate of the University of Chicago.

 

Jon Cronin, Director

The Cronin Group, LLC is a Boston-based company with its headquarters at Liberty Wharf in Boston’s thriving Seaport District. Led by Principal Jon Cronin, and with over 2000 employees, the group has been developing residential and commercial real estate for over 20 years and is one of the most prominent restaurant developers in Boston.

 

Community involvement and charitable endeavors have been, and continue to be, a core value of The Cronin Group. Mr. Cronin sits on the board of the South Boston Neighborhood House and the South Boston Collaborative Center, as well as being involved with his wife Nicole in many other local charities.

 

David Dodick, MD, Professor of Neurology – Concussions/Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Mr. Dodick serves as Chairman and Member of Medical Advisory Board of Neuralieve Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Dodick is co-director of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Migraine Trust.

 

He is a member of the Board of Governors, executive committee, and serves as secretary of the American Headache Society (AHS). He is also the secretary of the Headache & Facial Pain Section of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and chairman of Headache and Facial Pain for the Annual AAN meeting. He is associate editor of Cephalalgia and Headache, editor-in-chief of Headache Currents, and on the editorial board for The Neurologist and Postgraduate Medicine.

 

He is the program director of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program in Scottsdale, Arizona, and co-chair of the AHS Evidence-Based Neurology Training Program in the United States. Dr. Dodick is board certified by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

He received his medical degree with distinction from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his internship and neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by fellowships in Headache and Cerebrovascular Diseases at the University of Toronto, in Ontario Canada.

 

Barbara J. Keller – Director, Technology Licensing Manager II, Mayo Clinic Ventures

Mayo Clinic Ventures is dedicated to converting Mayo’s ideas, ingenuity, and expertise into health care products and services.  Before joining Mayo Clinic Ventures, Barb worked as a Contract Manager with Mayo Clinic’s Legal Contract Administration and as an IP Analyst for IBM.

 

Ms. Keller received her B.S.  from Winona State University and her M.A. degree in both Health and Human Service Administration and Management from Saint Mary’s University.

 

Chad Smith – Director, Founder, Liberty Advisor Group

Chad has 29 years of consulting experience with an emphasis on technology strategy, M&A integration, operations improvement, and pricing optimization.  His deep knowledge of technical systems provides clients with solutions for their business and emerging technology concerns that positively impact their top line growth and bottom line profitability.

 

Prior to founding Liberty, Chad worked with Accenture, James Martin, and Co., and led the Consumer-Packaged Goods, Travel and Entertainment Manufacturing & Distribution, Telecommunications, and Government practices at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. Chad holds a B. A. in Business Administration from Notre Dame University.

 

Robert A. Stern Director, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine where he is also Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center

Dr. Stern oversees clinical research studies related to Alzheimer’s disease, including clinical trials for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of AD.  In addition, his research involves the long-term effects of repetitive head impacts in athletes, including the neurodegenerative disease, CTE.

 

Dr. Stern has received several NIH and other national grants, has over 250 publications, and is a Fellow of both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  His is also the Chair of the Advisory Council to the Medical Scientific Committee of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

He is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and is also a member of the Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee of the NFL Players Association.


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ConveyIQ

Location: New York, NY

Sector: HR – Software.

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ConveyIQ is a Recruitment Automation Platform that changes the way companies engage with top talent. The company’s mission is to build the most innovative products possible that enable employers to create remarkable hiring experiences at scale.

 

Leading companies in over 95 countries work with ConveyIQ to communicate and screen their applicants including Dentsu Aegis Network, NBCUniversal, Concentrix/Convergys, Equinox, Proscribe, Meredith Corporation, and The New York Times. Additionally, the Company has strategic partnerships and integrations with many of the world’s leading Applicant Tracking Systems such as Oracle, IBM, Workday, ADP, Greenhouse, and iCIMS.

 

ConveyIQ is used to streamline and standardize communication with candidates through recruitment automation technology, which saves recruiters significant time enabling them to spend more time sourcing candidates. The Company powers this smart communication via automated text messages, emails, digital interviewing, scheduling, chatbots, and polling.

1. Technologically sophisticated and powerful product that solves a myriad of pain points associated with Talent Acquisition –

ConveyIQ has brought the first Recruitment Automation Solution for post-apply communication to market. This Suite integrates seamlessly into the ATS, powering real-time and relevant communication to candidates via text message and email.

 

The technology’s defensibility is multi-faceted and underpinned by the complexity of its workflow engine, which interprets ATS data to personalize communication to candidates. The speed and depth of the integration with the ATS is powered by the Company’s proprietary middleware and connectors, through its Integration Services hub.

 

2. Software is for a market that is highly underserved by current solutions and recruiting is still highly manual, with over 90% of HR spend funding agencies and staff, not technology. These market conditions enable disruption to occur

The biggest opportunity for ConveyIQ is to help enterprise companies that hire a high volume of candidates streamline and automate their hiring processes. This lends itself to industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Transportation, Call Centers, and Healthcare. Many of these organizations hire field workers who are hard to recruit.

 

Typically, these industries have been underserved by new technology, as most HRTech companies focus on solving pain points for Technology companies and the sourcing and screening of highly skilled workers, such as engineers. The pain of recruiting in a tight labor market and reaching people who are not using computers daily or on LinkedIn frequently, is a major opportunity to attract and retain these workers.

 

3. Very strong demand from the market and Average Contract Values currently averaging 3-4x the Company’s first product, Take the Interview, the digital interviewing product

Since the product’s Beta launch in February 2018, the Company has already generated $1M in bookings. Existing client contracts increased 2x – 9x. There is a strong overlap in the client base of the first product, Take the Interview, and Convey, but the Suite solution solves more pain points and is more integrated into the overall hiring process, which enables the company to see higher contract values and high retention over time.

1. Middleware that enables seamless connection to the Applicant Tracking System to extract data for personalized communication in real-time.

The platform integrates into existing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) the way in which Marketo or Hubspot would integrate into Salesforce or another CRM system. At each stage of the hiring process, the connectivity to the ATS tells the Convey platform what type of communication to send out and to which group of candidates. ConveyIQ’s engineering team built its own middleware and connectors to the most pervasive enterprise Applicant Tracking Systems in order to facilitate the simulation of communication in the process.

 

All the Applicant Tracking Systems that comprise approximately 80% of the ATS market share are supported and adding additional connectors for smaller ATS players is a relatively seamless process.

 

2. Experienced executive team with 50+ years, collectively, of relevant industry and operational Startup experience.

Danielle Weinblatt, the Founder & CEO, has been developing products for the HRTech industry since 2011. Her first product, Take the Interview, has powered the screening process for over 200 enterprises globally, which she started developing while getting her masters at Harvard.

 

COO, Larry Murff, has held both Operational and Financial executive roles at Bazaarvoice, Sprinklr, Quantcast and was the CFO of Expediter Services, an early stage transportation startup that scaled to $30M in revenue prior to a successful exit.

 

Andy Schafer was formerly the VP of Engineering at Createthegroup, a digital creative and ecommerce company, where he ran global engineering and before that, Avanade (sold to Accenture), where he ran the application development practice.

 

The SVP of Sales, Mark La Rosa was both the VP of Sales from Monetate and Panjiva, and laid the foundation for the success of the famous VC, David Rose’s company, Gust, as the VP of Sales and Business Development.

 

3. First-to-market with in-hiring process communication solution gives opportunity for thought leadership and market dominance

Other players in the market are focusing on automation pre-apply to attract candidates versus automating the arduous recruiting tasks for high-volume employers. Additionally, Convey also scales communication during the hiring process and is able to do so because of its integration with the ATS during the stages of the hiring process. This is true engagement and marketing automation post-apply vs. pre-apply and thus, can automate parts of the process typically not automated, such as screening and scheduling.

 

4. Advanced workflow engine powers personalized communication to candidates during the hiring process

ConveyIQ’s personalization engine determines the cohorts of candidates that the system must send communications to during the hiring process. Based on identifiers from the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the system identifies the attributes that qualify what type of communication should be sent out, which language is best suited for the communication, when the communication should go out, and which medium is most appropriate.

 

It works similarly to the complex underpinnings of marketing automation systems such as Marketo and Hubspot, but is designed for recruiting professionals. The product provides templates for best practices in communicating with candidates that recruiters can utilize throughout the process.

 

5. Official Integration partnerships with Oracle, IBM, Workday, iCIMS, Greenhouse and the industry’s most pervasive Applicant Tracking Systems.

The connectivity of the Convey platform to the Applicant Tracking System is a critical part of its ability to deliver the solution to clients and actively personalize the communication. Partnerships with key players such as Oracle’s Talent Acquisition Cloud and Workday give ConveyIQ special access to APIs necessary for development and sandboxes that enable the Company to test its integrations without client involvement, providing a more seamless onboarding process.

Danielle Weinblatt, CEO

Danielle is the Founder and CEO, of ConveyIQ. She has operational and Startup experience from founding to scale and helped create the Digital Interviewing and Interviewing Management sectors. In 2017, she launched Convey, which is the first Talent Communication software for recruitment. Convey is the only solution that engages candidates from application to onboard integrated into all major Applicant Tracking Systems. She has led the company since inception and has experience launching 3 software products. In 2016, the company was recognized as a Top 10 HR Cloud Solution Provider. ConveyIQ has raised $18M in venture capital.

 

Danielle has been a contributing writer for Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post and Wired and was a contributor to the book, “Been There, Run That.” In 2014, she was named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine and a Top Under 30 Entrepreneur by the New England Technology Summit. Danielle was an Arthur Rock Fellow at Harvard Business School and is a member of the Rock 100, a network of founders of high-impact ventures.

 

Danielle attended Harvard Business School where she achieved Honors and was on pace to become a Baker Scholar, while founding Take the Interview, a digital interviewing software company. She received a B.S., summa cum laude, in Applied Economics from Cornell University. She graduated in the top 1% of her business school class, Beta Gamma Sigma with Highest Distinction.

 

Larry Murff, COO

Larry is a financial and operations executive with a history of building and optimizing organizational structures, processes, measurement systems and infrastructure to maximize profitability, growth and global company value.

 

A CPA with 30 years of intensive experience across multiple industries, including SaaS, AdTech and financial services.He maintains the passion, drive & expertise to build on repeatable and highly scalable processes in high-growth, fast-paced environments.Larry is a CPA and holds a BS Accounting from University of Alabama.

 

Andrew Schafer, CTO

Andrew joined ConveyIQ (then Take the Interview) in 2016 to take the technology organization in a new direction under the re-envisioned ConveyIQ.  He has reshaped the product, design, and engineering teams with new people and operational processes resulting in several new products. The organization just released a fully redesigned product, built from the ground up with the latest technology, that increases candidate engagement while also improving recruiter efficiency.

 

Prior to joining ConveyIQ, he was the VP of Technology at an e-commerce technology and creative design startup where he led a restructuring and investment initiative to focus the company on developing a new type of ecommerce platform that powered the ecommerce businesses of such companies as Matalan, LVMH, and DKNY. Prior to that, Andrew was an early employee at an Accenture/Microsoft funded startup named Avanade staying through its growth to over $2 billion in revenue with 12,000+ employees worldwide.

 

Andrew attended Purdue University for Bachelor of Science in Computer and holds an MBA from New York University.

 

Mark I LaRosa, SVP of Sales

Mark LaRosa is a sales and growth expert for young businesses.  In his career, he has taken 7 businesses from zero or near zero sales to profitability and beyond by finding the repeatable sale, building teams, and then setting in motion the rapid growth and expansion of revenue.

 

Whether this was a business he founded, or a company in which he came in to usher its first sale, or a company in which he was tasked with finding its growth curve, Mark has a near perfect record.  In 2014, Mark compiled all his expertise into his book Sales, Swingers & Start-ups.

 

Mark accelerated sales in 7 companies: all of whom are thriving or have exited (Panjiva in 2018 for $100M to S&P). He is a Trusted and known entity in the venture community for startup sales for helping startups find the repeatable sale.

 

Chirag Patel, Director of Product

Experienced product leader with a track record of releasing value-added products in the HR tech space.

 

Chirag is responsible to launch the following products:

  • TMP Worldwide – Career Site Localization to support global expansion of the product line.
  • Jibe – Multi-lingual job search across 15+ languages and supporting 1.5MM monthly searches.
  • Sterling Talent Solutions – Criminal Fulfillment Platform, automation to significantly lower cost & turnaround time of criminal background checks.

Chirag completed his B.S. Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University and hold an MBA Marketing & Finance, Fordham University.

 

Zay Hamid, Director of Customer Success

Zay Hamid was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the United States with her family when she was 6 for better economic and educational opportunities. She grew up in Pennsylvania and went on to attend Pennsylvania State University, studying Biology and Life Sciences.

 

After questioning what she truly wanted to do with her career, she began to explore job opportunities in technology and software. Relocating to Florida presented her with the opportunity to start at an entry-level position within an IT Automation and RMM software company called Kaseya.

 

In 4 years at the company, she moved on from being a temporary employee to building out the structure for and then managing their Corporate Customer Success team: $40M of business over 5,000+ accounts all over North America, South America, and the Asia Pacific.


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Thrive Growing

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Sector: Cannabis.

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Thrive Growing will provide the most advanced cannabis growing technology to the industry. We will: License our Terrace Garden technology, sell equipment to build new and to retrofit existing cannabis facilities and provide management services to operate 3rd party facilities.

 

Via our Terrace Garden technology and CannaFactory production facility, Thrive Growing offers the most efficient growing system in the world (compared to industry-best published statistics from Aphria, May 2017):

  • Lowest operating cost: up to 2.5 times better (direct operating cost/gram produced) than industry average
  • Highest Yield: up to 770 gm (1.7 lb.) flower per square foot per year,
  • Expedited growing process produces 6 crops per year
  • Least amount of cultivation labor of any growing system
  • Saleable extract from roots unique to Thrive

1. Superior disruptive technology

Thrive Growing has patent-pending technology that deliver a much superior growing platform that both generates higher yields by a factor of 3 to 4 times and lowers operating costs relative to industry standards.

 

The result is a disruptive technology that Thrive Growing will continue to innovate for market dominance.

 

2.  Market timing

Thrive Growing is leveraging its market knowledge in Canada and the USA to demonstrate commercial ready technology in both countries simultaneously, thereby positioning the Company for rapid scale up.

 

Thrive’s experienced and industry-connected executive group makes this possible.

 

3.  Business model

Providing equipment at low cost for a significant royalty stream based on high yields and labour costs savings is a win-win for both the client and Thrive Growing, and will position us for aggressive market penetration.

1. Unique, patent pending, aeroponic terrace garden technology that increases space utilization by at least a factor of 2, with at least 6 crop cycles per year for most varieties of cannabis, which yield 3 times or more crop from the same space annually.

 

2. Single cola growing technique that only works on the terrace garden that decreases labor requirements for both growing & trimming

By growing single colas at various levels on a Terrace Garden, we overcome all the problems associated with conventional cannabis growing:

  • The growing of colas on the stepped levels of the Terrace Garden allows us to effectively apply both top & side lighting.
  • We use aeroponics, therefore we automatically have a cleaner environment with no risk of soil or soil-borne pathogens. Our facilities exceed FDA and other governmental standards.
  • We can maximize plant health and yields, since we are growing indoors under strict environmental controls(light intensity, spectrum and duration, temperature, humidity, water, carbon dioxide, air, nutrients).
  • We use photo-catalytic oxidation to actively remove both airborne and surface fungi and bacteria.
  • Each cola receives adequate airflow, which minimizes locally high humidity thereby reducing the risk of fungus infestation.
  • We normally can grow without pesticides because of our strictly controlled environment (unless the plant stock itself has an endogenous pathology such as powdery mildew).
  • We reduce labor to a minimum since there is little pruning required once the plant is established, unlike normal growing which typically requires at least one major pruning.
  • We substantially reduce fan leaves compared to normal growing and pruning methods.

 

3. Unique business model based on providing equipment at low or zero cost in return for a significant royalty stream from users

This business model does several things:

  • Essentially eliminates cost objections for our equipment to replace cheaper &/or paid for equipment with our high performance equipment
  • Increases our revenue stream by changing Thrive from being a supplier to becoming a partner

 

4.  Key differentiating factors

  • Highest growing density per square foot
  • Highest Yield per square foot: up to 770 gm (1.7 lb.) flower per square foot per year
  • Commercial scale equipment
  • Integrated system we call the CannaFactory
  • Lowest operating cost: up to 2.5 times better (direct operating cost/gram produced) than industry average
  • Least amount of cultivation labor of any growing system
  • Extract from roots unique to Thrive

Douglas James, Chairman and CEO

Chairman and CEO, Douglas James, is a technology entrepreneur who believes that the disciplined search for sustainable solutions creates opportunities, reduces costs and increases availability.

 

Douglas has over 30 years of experience, working in technology creation and commercialization, holding C roles since 1995. Douglas has been awarded several times for technical developments in photonics and awarded SDTC grant for ‘green’ agricultural development. He holds a BSc degree, MBA and a PhD

 

Stephen Dufresne, CTO

Stephan Dufresne is the Steve Wozniak of Thrive Growing.  His desire, determination and innovative thinking has taken rudimentary concepts developed by NASA and developed them into a fully integrated and commercially viable system for growing produce at scale, anywhere on our planet.

 

In 1998, Mr. Dufresne began experimenting with hydroponic growing in a garage, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Through a series of private and Canadian government funded trials, he transformed rudimentary principles of hydroponic and aeroponic growing into technologies and processes that are the cornerstone of fully developed growing systems for fruit, vegetables and medicinal plants including cannabis.

 

Stephen developed 3 patent pending technologies for growing greens, strawberries and cannabis with the highest yields currently known to Thrive. He holds a BA and an MBA

 

Charles Ramsey, President and COO

Charles Ramsey is an early pioneer in the licit medicinal and recreational cannabis industry. Mr. Ramsey is a driven leader, with over 20 years of experience managing teams and projects that shape the world around us.

 

Mr. Ramsey is the founder, and former CEO of Agrisoft Development Group, one of the first widely recognized regulatory compliance, seed to sale, software companies to serve cannabis licensees and government agencies. He went on to co-develop the first end-to-end, seed to bank solution for this burgeoning industry, and subsequently sold Agrisoft to KIND Financial, a Microsoft partner company, in 2016.

 

He is a serial entrepreneur, creating numerous tech companies, utilizing cutting edge biometric authentication solutions for the medical industry. He has been involved with sales and marketing efforts for numerous organizations including Sprint, Sony Electronics, Broadwing Communications, and Velocity Computer Tech.


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Magnifi

Location: Toronto, ON

Sector: Technology.

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Magnifi will be the first virtual co-working market network. Offering all the benefits of a physical co-working space in addition to its patented on-demand paid consultation tool, gig economy and knowledge workers can now connect with their clients, their community and the world by mobile device or desktop, anywhere, anytime.

Mobile-first approach

The usability and architecture of the Magnifi application is specifically designed to meet the exponentially growing mobile marketplace. Many of our competitors are centered around the desktop computer which has implications for poorer usability on mobile devices.

 

Peer-to-peer architecture

Peer-to-peer architecture leverages the capabilities inherent in the nodal nature of the Internet which in turn enables point to point streaming from handset to handset versus each audio or video stream being hosted by a third-party video vendor such as Twilio. Point to point or peer-to-peer streaming results in dramatically reduced bandwidth costs which are typically the highest variable costs in a business comprised primarily of streaming media and, video consultation.

 

Intellectual property

MindShare Technologies operating as Magnifi has been granted a patent for the billing of audio and video consultations in increments which means that it has specific rights attached to the way it creates and bills on-demand audio and video consultations.  This enables Magnifi to defend its business from a competitor using the same sort of methodology in addition to potentially litigating to prevent usage therein.

 

Mobile network in pocket

Magnifi provides a seamless mobile end-to-end solution that handles chat, video, and billing while offering a one-to one, personalized experience for knowledge workers and seekers to connect anytime and anywhere. Magnifi is a fully integrated marketplace in the pocket.

 

Affiliate program

Every Magnifi knowledge worker can earn cash by referring other knowledge workers or users who participate in paid calls. Simply by sharing their profile ‘sharing’ link with others who sign up for Magnifi, knowledge workers can now earn 5% of their gross call cost every time referred to as Affiliate Revenue.

1.  Co-Working is Foundational to the Knowledge Economy

Statistic’s show the number of co-working spaces in the United States grew 28778.6 % from 2007 to 2017. This represents 1.18 million people working in coworking spaces and it is forecasted to grow another 50% by 2022.

 

2. First Mover/disruptor

The Magnifi mobile market network will be the first virtual co-working space, offering a patented on-demand paid consultation tool and a suite of services for innovators, gig entrepreneurs and knowledge workers to build and grow global communities for greatest impact at scale.

 

3. IP (Patent)

System and Method for Live Online Consultation

Patent Filed (CIPO, WIPO)

Granted (Certificate of Grant; Innovation Patent in Australia)

 

4. Develop an android version in Q4 2018 and desktop/tablet of KMN  in Q1, 2019

 

5. Phase 1 – Q1, 2019: Develop the web app and central hub plus marketing dashboard

 

6. Phase 2, Q2-3, 2019: Develop foundational suite of integrated SAAS tools including: bookkeeping/accounting/financing, calendar/time management integration; 24/7 AI chat based support; analytics and marketing

 

7. Phase 3, Q3/4 2019: Develop a Knowledge Center granting member access to syndicated/custom industry research@ preferential rates/ business templates/online learning and accreditation tools; access to negotiated  rates on a variety of services through partnerships; tech, communications, marketing/pr/media services on a vetted discounted contract basis;

 

8. Continue acquisition efforts and scale out private label partnerships

 

9. Partnership with smart speaker manufacturer in Q2 2019/VR Beta Launch in Q1 2020

Ted Boyd, CEO

Ted is an experienced technology and marketing entrepreneur with significant corporate governance experience.

 

Ted holds a four year BA from Innis College at the University of Toronto (1986), an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (1997) and an ICD.D Certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors (2011).

 

Previously, Ted was CEO of One Advertising Inc. which was acquired by Sandbox Group LLC in 2015. Prior to this he was CEO at Iceberg Media.com, a pioneering publicly traded internet radio broadcaster, which was acquired by Standard Radio in 2004.  Before joining Iceberg, he held the position of President at book retailer, Indigo Online, where he led the launch of its first e-commerce offering in 1999. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice-President of New Media Technologies & New Business for Young and Rubicam Canada where he founded its digital group in 1996.

 

Diana Davies-Harju, COO/CMO

Diana is a modern digital marketer and passionate entrepreneur. She believes in making informed decisions with a goal to growing businesses and building products people want. Through a lean start-up methodology, she takes an agile, validated learning approach.

 

Diana has over 18 years of marketing and entrepreneurial experience, having founded her first start-up in her mid-20’s which was later acquired by an international competitor. In 1999 she was recruited by Corel to serve in a series of increasingly senior sales and marketing roles. Having moved to California in 2006, Diana founded ecommerce start-up, which was acquired in 2008. Subsequent to this she was recruited by MBM in a senior marketing role where she served until 2014. She then co-founded InnovaMap, developed a neuromarketing course before recruited to help found MindShare Technologies Inc.

 

Diana holds a BA in Law from Carleton University (2005) and has a certification in marketing analytics and content marketing from Marketing Profs and Content Marketing Institute (2015). Diana is passionate about mentorship and community building and is actively involved with not-for-profit initiatives. She mentors with Technovation and is on the board of trustees with Willis College for the Women in Technology Scholarship.

 

Jason Burke, CFO

With 20 years of experience, Jason excels in providing operational and financial expertise to rapidly growing companies.

 

Prior to founding Positive Venture Group, Magnifi’s outsourced CFO, Jason served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Conversant Intellectual Property Management (formerly MOSAID). In these roles Jason oversaw a fundamental reorganization and repositioning of the company that followed a $560M take private transaction by Sterling Partners out of Chicago. Prior to Conversant, Jason served as Vice President Finance and Principal Accounting Officer of Massachusetts-based AVID Technologies, a publicly traded audio and video solutions provider with US$680 million in annual revenues and 2,500 employees worldwide. Jason has served as Chief Financial Officer of IBM Software Group, Business Analytics Division.

 

Jason graduated from St. Frances Xavier University (1995) and holds a CPA.

 

Michael Sgambelluri, CTO

Michael is an agile developer with extensive app development and experience building and architecting mobile, web apps and live video streaming apps.

 

Michael has significant experience with front and back-end development, project governance, and client development environments. Specific work experience includes development of the Kik iPhone app as well as development for Google, Rogers, US Army, BMW/Mini, Jack Daniel’s, Sapporo, GM, Ford, The Hospital for Sick Children, TD Bank, BMO, Toronto Raptors & Maple Leafs, Timeplay Inc., eBrake, Feast and Bubl Technologies.

 

Michael holds a BA in Mathematics (2008) and MA in Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2010).