Espace MicroCaps is glad to invite you to its 5to7 Cocktail – FinTech Special event, which will take place at Bier Markt Montreal on Monday, December 11 at 5:00pm. Our events are the perfect occasion to improve your investing skills, discover new investment opportunities in the Canadian microcap space and network with likeminded investors.
The evening will start with a presentation from Julien Brault, founder and CEO at Hardbacon, a Montreal-based fintech start-up. Julien will tell a little bit about his story and how he got started in the fintech space. After that, two public companies in the fintech industry, BlueRush Media Group Corp (TSX Venture: BTV) and AnalytixInsight Inc (TSX Venture: ALY), will present.
Where: Bier Markt Montreal, 1221 René-Lévesque W, Montreal
When: Monday, December 11 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: 5$ / All of the ticket sales proceeds will be given to Prosper Canada, a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation.
The first 75 participants to register and to show up at the event before 5:30pm will receive a $10 coupon for a free drink of their choice. No coupons will be given after 5:30pm. A poutine bar will be offered to all attendees and appetizers will be served during the cocktail as well.
To reserve your spot: Eventbrite – Espace MicroCaps 5to7 Cocktail – FinTech Special
We hand-picked the presenting companies based on the attractiveness of their business model, market opportunity and fundamentals.
Guest speaker: Julien Brault, founder and CEO at Hardbacon
About Hardbacon: Hardbacon is on a mission to turn investing in the stock market into a simple and profitable process for everyone. To achieve that, the company is developing a mobile app that will allow anyone to invest in the stock market without getting lost. But Hardbacon is much more than an app. On Hardbacon.ca, the company helps Canadians pick robo-advisors and brokerages (among other financial services) through its easy-to-use comparators. Hardbacon also educates Canadians about investment through various initiatives such as an online course, an online magazine, a newsletter and an encyclopedia.
Special draw: At the end of the night, we will draw 2 winners of Hardbacon’s online investment course, worth $100 each! All you have to do is register on Eventbrite and be there on December 11th.
BlueRush Media Group Corp. (TSX Venture : BTV)
About: BlueRush offers a SaaS-based marketing and sales enablement platform that enables organizations to achieve greater engagement with their customers, especially in the banking sector. Its flagship product, DIGITAL REACH, provides personalization, distribution and tracking of content to ensure control over what content is distributed to whom. BLUERUSH recently launched INDIVIDEO, a highly scalable personalized video platform to provide AI-driven video content in an easy to understand, entertaining, and compelling manner. The Company’s suite of products is proven to improve marketing and sales performance and, generate greater client satisfaction and loyalty.
Opportunity: At first glance, BlueRush’s financial statements don’t look so exciting, showing a decline in revenue year-over-year and a net loss for FY17. However, when you dig deeper, you quickly realize that while one-time revenues were down, recurring revenues were up 64% to almost $1.4M thanks to DIGITAL REACH and INDIVIDEO. The company recently closed a $1.3M financing (disclosure: we participated) to accelerate product development and growth. What is particularly interesting is that most of the round was taken down by Round 13 Capital, a technology venture capital firm led by Bruce Croxon, former dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. We like to follow the smart money. Definitely, 2018 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for BlueRush Media Group!
AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX Venture : ALY)
About: AnalytixInsight’s artificial intelligence platform transforms data into narratives. AnalytixInsight’s online portal CapitalCube algorithmically analyzes market price data and regulatory filings to create insightful, actionable narratives and research on approximately 50,000 global companies and ETFs, providing high-quality financial research and content for investors, information providers, finance portals and media. The company also holds a 49% interest in Marketwall, a mobile platform for banking and stock trading. Finally, AnalytixInsight owns Euclides Technologies Inc., a workflow analytics systems integrator.
Opportunity: AnalytixInsight is on an impressive growth path this year after the acquisition of Euclides Technologies. Revenues are up 275% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to last year, the backlog is robust and the company just turned profitable. Marketwall, which is not consolidated in the financial statements (49% ownership), is also boasting an impressive revenue growth of 250% compared to last year. AnalytixInsight recently announced that it is evaluating how it can integrate blockchain technology into the Marketwall platform to reduce transaction costs and trade settlement time. We see a lot of opportunities for the company to keep growing at a rapid pace and have this company high on our watchlist!
Sponsor: Steve Benjamin, Investment Advisor & Vice-President, Private Client Group at Raymond James Ltd.
Not a lot of people are aware about all the benefits of a full-service brokerage account. An experienced broker will be able to advise you on your transactions, present you with new investment opportunities and, if you are an accredited investor, unlock one of the unique benefits of the TFSA/RRSP: investing in private placements through them. We have been clients with Steve Benjamin for many years and have taken advantage of his expertise in the microcap space. You can book an appointment with Steve at 514.687.6007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss out on our last event of the year. We have 2 great companies to showcase and look forward to seeing many of you before the Christmas holidays. Again, to book your ticket, please click here.
See you on December 11!
Philippe and Mathieu
Disclosure: Philippe and Mathieu are long BlueRush Media Group (BTV.V)