Investor relations is changing – In Canada alone there are over 500 press releases a day from public companies. So how do you stand out? Taylor Thoen is the founder and CEO of Business Television (BTV) where she has been at the forefront of reaching investors with the most powerful form of media – being …
In today’s markets, all public companies are facing a similar problem. That problem is how public companies find and engage the roster of service providers needed to properly manage public investor relations programs.
Joining us today is Neil Lock, the founder of a new company that is tapping into exactly that problem. Neil and his team are working towards creating an online destination that brings together all of these service providers to one spot, enabling executives and IR professionals to increase and evaluate their options more effectively.
Anthony Milevski is the former founder and CEO of Cobalt27. That deal alone is worth an episode, but in this interview, we go much further and wind through a number of topics. Anthony is a likely contender to receive an award for being The Most Interesting Man In The World. His path to resources and company building is fascinating.
In our interview, he takes us from his early days growing up in a small town in eastern Washington to the beginnings of his legal and finance career in Russia. It was there that he gained exposure to international mining and energy deals.
Anthony’s work with Cobalt27 generated its share of criticism about the life of that deal. So asked him to share his side of the story. He brings us all the way back to the first memo within their team and the first purchases of physical cobalt. We then go all the way through to the final transaction.
On another front, we talk about market forces that have materially changed how fund managers can hold positions in public companies.
Times have changed… Now, especially for public companies, content publishing, and thought leadership is a requirement to be seen and heard.
Our guest today, Chris Smith, is a founding partner of Investing News Network (INN), an investor media company that publishes educational content about public companies and the industries they compete in. Readers come to INN to gain insights and educate themselves on a range of industries while also having an opportunity to connect with public companies and invest.
They provide a valuable service, both for their investor audience and their clients, being public companies. But this drives a conflict of interest.
This inherent tension is something Chris is cognizant of which is why producing independent content is so important to the mission of INN. Through not pandering to companies and remaining objective, INN maintains its integrity while helping pubco’s credibly reach new potential investors.
There is lots to learn here. Tune in!
Edge Investments is focused on the millennial investor. They do investor marketing, helping companies build awareness and generate investor leads. Nick Findler speaks with us about the often misunderstood and untapped wealth of millennials. There is an enormous amount of money held by this demographic. You just have to reach them through different communication channels.
Danny Brody is the CEO of TGOD Acquisitions Corp., a partner in RADD Capital and CCO of HempFusion. He and his partners have been the financial force behind some of the cannabis industries most notable names. They’ve raised over half a billion dollars for Organigram, Emblem, Plus Products, The Green Organic Dutchman and now Hempfusion.
Danny speaks with us about his unconventional path to engaging investors for these companies. He lays out how they’re “Retail Investor First” strategy and who they’ve honed their approach through the companies they’ve partnered with. He was also generous in sharing lessons from doing this as well as perspectives on investor engagement, broker relationships and why you should protect your cap table like it is your firstborn.
Jeff Desjardins is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Visual Capitalist. If you haven’t seen the work Visual Capitalist yet, it won’t be long until you do. Visual Capitalist visualizes complex data so it is enjoyable to consume and easy to remember. His clients now include Black Rock, McKinsey, New York Life, Tony Robbins and many others. They create and deliver daily infographics and visualizations to a rapidly growing audience – 70% of whom are investors.
Small cap conferences are a big investment. They can change the course of a company when done right. Jay Martin leads Cambridge House and produces a series of events including CanTech, the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference and the Extraordinary Future Conference. Learn about how to make the most of your investor conferences in this interview.
From mining to gaming to real estate and now going deep with Social Impact Investing; Praveen Varshney talks with us about his approach to investing in winning opportunities. He and his partners – his father and brother – have earned an outstanding reputation and are now focusing their strengths on bettering the world through building companies that deliver on a greater cause.
Our conversation takes us into public venture capital, what he looks for in investment opportunities, his thoughts on capital structures and the powers of “aligned capital”. We also get into the deals he’s excited about now and how he and his partners structure and finance real estate opportunities.