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Espace MicroCaps Cocktail Event – Long-time Favorites

Espace MicroCaps is glad to invite you to its third post-COVID in-person event! With market volatility comes opportunities, and we are excited to showcase two high-conviction investment ideas that we like in the current market.

The cocktail will be held at Hotel Bonaventure, in the Ville-Marie ballroom, on Thursday, June 16th 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 like-minded investors.

The event will start with a keynote speech from Voicu Valentir, a professional trader with over 20 years of experience in the markets. Then, you will hear presentations from two companies that are long-time favorites of Espace MicroCaps. To begin, Renoworks Software (TSX-V: RW) will showcase how it modernizes the experience of shopping for a home renovation project. Secondly, Ackroo (TSX-V: AKR) will update us on its business and growth strategy after recent significant changes to its board of directors and shareholder base (IMPORTANT: See disclosure at the end of this article).


Where: Hotel Bonaventure (Ville-Marie ballroom), 900 de la Gauchetière West, Montreal, H5A 1E4

When: Thursday, June 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: 5$ / All of the ticket sales proceeds will be given to charity.

Capacity: The event will be limited to 70 participants. Please book a ticket in advance to confirm your presence.

Food and beverage: Appetizers will be served, and each participant will get a free drink at the bar. You will be able to buy more drinks if you want.



5pm – 5:40pm: Participant arrival and networking session

5:40pm – 6:05pm: Keynote speech – Voicu Valentir

6:05pm – 7pm: Company presentations

7:00 pm: Networking session


COVID-19 measures:

There are no public health measures in effect at the time of this publication. This may change between now and the date of the event. Please follow any government announcements.


To reserve your spot: Eventbrite – Espace MicroCaps Cocktail – Long-time Favorites


Keynote Speech: Voicu Valentir, Professional Trader

Voicu Valentir holds a master’s degree in financial engineering from HEC Montréal and the Derivative Market Specialist designation from the CSI. He worked for four years as an analyst and trader for a portfolio management firm specializing in technology before joining a major Canadian bank as a market maker for more than seven years. He accumulated an impressive track record at the bank by generating a positive return every month during the 90 months he was employed. In 2013, he started his own company, the Cavaliro Group, of which he is still the president today.

In his presentation, Voicu will provide us with a behind-the-scenes look at how stock markets work, how transactions are routed and executed, and who are the different stakeholders. He will also reveal some of the tools and strategies he uses to generate trading profits. Voicu does not only trade microcaps, but the presentation will certainly have a microcap flavor as he will try to help us better understand how to profit from lesser known and illiquid stocks!


Renoworks Software (TSX-V: RW)

About: Renoworks Software develops and sells unique digital visualization software and integration solutions for the remodeling and new home construction industry. Renoworks delivers its technology to manufacturers, contractors, builders, and retailers offering solutions to one of the home improvement industry’s greatest challenges: enabling homeowners to review their product selections in a hyper-realistic, virtual environment before committing to purchases and construction.

Why we like it:

  1. Over the past few years, Renoworks has focused on the technological development of its platform. With new capabilities in artificial intelligence and data analytics that are starting to be monetized, we believe revenue growth could accelerate significantly.
  2. The business is well managed, with an established base of recurring revenue, a track record of revenue growth, a strong balance sheet, and a massive market opportunity.


Ackroo (TSX-V: AKR)

About: Through vendor and industry consolidation, Ackroo provides marketing, payment and point-of-sale solutions for merchants of all sizes. Ackroo’s self-serve, data driven, cloud-based marketing platform helps merchants in-store and online process and manage loyalty, gift card and promotional transactions at the point of sale. Ackroo’s payment services provide merchants with low-cost payment processing options through some of the world’s largest payment technology and service providers. Ackroo’s hybrid management and point-of-sale solutions help manage and optimize the general operations for niche industry’s including golf clubs, automotive dealers and more. All solutions are focused on helping to consolidate, simplify and improve the merchant marketing, payments and point-of sale ecosystem for their clients.

Why we like it:

  1. Recent changes at the board and shareholder levels lead us to believe that a renewed growth strategy will be put forward in the coming quarters.
  2. The company enjoys a highly recurring revenue base, with high gross margins and a historically low churn rate. The way the company weathered the pandemic demonstrates the resilience of its business model.


We are very excited to see everyone in person again and can’t wait to host the event!

Please book your ticket in advance because spots are limited to 70 participants. To book a ticket, click here.

See you on June 16th!



Mathieu Martin, the sole owner of Espace MicroCaps, is employed as a portfolio manager for the Rivemont MicroCap Fund (the “Fund”) at Rivemont Investments (“Rivemont”). Mathieu Martin is responsible for the investment decisions and trading in the Fund. The Fund may trade on the stocks of the companies presenting at the event at any time without prior notice.

For full disclosure and transparency, regarding the companies that will present at this conference:

  • The Fund holds securities of Renoworks Software (RW.V) and Ackroo (AKR.V).
  • The Fund holds more than 10% of the outstanding shares of Ackroo (AKR.V) and is considered an insider of the company. Please refer to Sedi for more details.

The main objective of the conferences that we hold on a regular basis is to allow very small companies to present their products and services and to tell their story to a new investing public.

Each company that will present at the event will pay a fee to cover the cost of drinks and appetizers, room rental and employees helping to organize the event. Espace MicroCaps and Mathieu Martin are not making any direct or indirect profits from this event.

Company presentations are neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities and should not be considered legal, tax, financial or investment advice.

Espace MicroCaps is not responsible for direct or indirect trading losses caused by the information presented by companies at the event. Everyone is advised to make their own analyzes and inquiries and to consult their own professional advisers with respect to legal, tax, accounting and other matters relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of an investment.