Wholesale Investor | - Feed https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au Australasia's Leading Private Investment Platform /wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cropped-WI_bigger-32x32.jpg Podcast - Wholesale Investor https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au 32 32 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/nevhouse-releases-investor-webinar-as-it-nears-first-sales/ NevHouse releases Investor Webinar as it nears first sales https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/nevhouse-releases-investor-webinar-as-it-nears-first-sales/ NevHouse has released their August 2019 Investor Webinar to inform interested parties on their latest updates and the proximity of their first sales. Click on the video below.

 

About NevHouse

NevHouse takes the waste that we throw away and turns it into affordable shelter. The Company brings together new technologies in resource recovery, plastic innovation and modular housing to deliver easily deployable, low-cost homes and other structures made from recycled materials.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/coinmat-receives-further-prominent-access-to-the-board-of-directors/ Coinmat receives further prominent access to the Board of Directors https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/coinmat-receives-further-prominent-access-to-the-board-of-directors/ Dr Sothy Kol-Men advises banks, fund managers and fintechs in DLT, digital assets, blockchain and fund regulation issues. He has many years of management experience and was, among other things, CEO of a fund manager of a banking group based in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

He is an experienced strategy and regulatory expert with a deep understanding of capital markets, regulatory issues, crypto assets and securities tokens.

Currently, Sothy is a member of the board of directors and advisor to various fintech companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He is also President of the SACA (Swiss Asia Crypto Alliance).

He holds a doctorate in law and is a graduate of the University of Liechtenstein. His doctoral thesis deals with the regulation of alternative investment funds in Liechtenstein.

 

About Coinmat AG

Coinmat® is the world’s first crypto ATM operator with a full financial license. With a self-developed cash flow transaction service (CTS), Coinmat is able to realize for the first time in the industry a complete functionality regarding the payment and withdrawal of cash for the customers of the crypto ATMs. As a first mover, Coinmat is ready for Blitzscaling.

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Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/kazia-therapeutics-ceo-featured-in-the-australian-financial-review/ Kazia Therapeutics CEO featured in the Australian Financial Review https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/kazia-therapeutics-ceo-featured-in-the-australian-financial-review/ Kazia’s Therapeutics Chief Executive Officer Dr James Garner was featured in a recent article in The Australian Financial Review on the new breed of biotechnology companies.

In the interview, Dr Garner spoke about the importance of networks and collaborations in the biotech industry and how Kazia focuses on structuring and managing the approvals and trial stages of drug development.

The article also talks about the five ongoing trials with Kazia’s lead candidate, GDC-0084 and our recent announcement that leading US cancer treatment centre, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), will use GDC-0084 in a phase I clinical trial for cancer that has spread to the brain (brain metastases).

Read the article here.

Interview with Proactive Investors

Also recently, Dr Garner also discussed the ongoing clinical program with GDC-0084 and the completion of recruitment for Part B of the Cantrixil trial in an interview with Proactive Investors.

In the interview, Dr Garner also discusses:

• Kazia’s strategy with GDC-0084
• How equity market volatility impacts Kazia
• The upcoming milestones and value catalysts for the company

Watch the video interview here.

 

About Kazia Therapeutics Limited

Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX: KZA, NASDAQ: KZIA) is an innovative oncology-focused biotechnology company, based in Sydney, Australia. Our pipeline includes two clinical-stage drug development candidates, and we are working to develop therapies across a range of oncology indications.

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Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/droneshield-ltd-asxdro-rfpatroltm-achieves-notified-body-compliance-testing/ DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) RfPatrolTM achieves notified body compliance testing https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/droneshield-ltd-asxdro-rfpatroltm-achieves-notified-body-compliance-testing/ DroneShield Ltd (ASX: DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield”) is pleased to announce its passive (non-emitting) body-worn drone detector RfPatrolTM has achieved accredited notified body compliance testing to the European Commission Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU.

Along with compliance to the RoHS and applicable EN60950-1 Safety Directives as required for Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, the RfPatrolTM conforms to the requirements for CE marking for the product to be sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). The certification was obtained in response to DroneShield’s European partner and end-user feedback, as the product receives a high level of interest not only from military, but also civilian customers.

Image: RfPatrolTM in storage case

DroneShield’s CEO Oleg Vornik commented, “RfPatrolTM is expected to appeal to a wide range of users due to its portable size, cost-competitive pricing and passive nature. Non-military markets such as sports and public venues, commercial and VIP security and critical infrastructure are an important part of our business, and achieving the CE certification is an important part of European market adoption process. We believe this is the world’s first counter-drone product that has achieved CE compliance certification.”

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/new-houseroo-app-brings-together-all-stakeholders-of-the-property-purchasing-process/ New Houseroo app brings together all stakeholders of the property purchasing process https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/new-houseroo-app-brings-together-all-stakeholders-of-the-property-purchasing-process/ Highlights

  • Ex-Aussie music artist, Shaneal Sharma is developing tech app Houseroo, designed to simplify the property purchasing process by bringing all key stakeholders onto a single platform.
  • Conveyancers, real estate agents, building inspectors, insurers and lenders will all collaborate on the app with buyers and sellers having access to track and manage the process in real-time.
  • With eleven properties of his own under his belt, Shaneal aims to change the current opaque and fragmented nature of the industry to a more transparent and collaborative one.

Shaneal Sharma, otherwise known as Shaneal Funk is changing course from the Aussie music scene to property app development, designed to transform the buying and selling of property.

Following a successful Australian music career, Shaneal has been developing the tech Houseroo ap alongside a team of coders out of his Brisbane home. The app is designed to simplify the property purchasing process by bringing all key stakeholders onto a single platform. Conveyancers, real estate agents, building inspectors, insurers and lenders will all communicate and liaise on the app with buyers and sellers having access to track and manage the process in real-time.

With eleven properties of his own under his belt, Shaneal aims to change the current opaque and fragmented nature of the industry to a more transparent and collaborative one. It aims to put an end to critical dates and deadlines being missed and important correspondence being overlooked.

Houseroo presents the process as a visual timeline of the buying and selling journey, with each step and progress visible in real-time. Buyers, sellers, agents and conveyancers will receive notifications when something requires their attention. Additionally, buyers and sellers can select from a recommended list of conveyancers, inspectors and insurance providers with payment system for all included in the app.

 

About Houseroo

Houseroo’s platform TRANSACTOR monetises the property transaction process by allowing consumers and service providers to book, refer, collaborate, track and transact the entire transaction process from start to finish.

With Australia’s $14B worth of property-related services, signed deals with major brands in the real estate industry, the market opportunity for Houseroo is currently being amplified and can be scaled internationally.

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/planet-ark-powers-management-system-solving-solar-energy-grid-instability-problem/ Planet Ark Power enabling localised, urban solar farms globally https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/planet-ark-powers-management-system-solving-solar-energy-grid-instability-problem/ Highlights

  • Planet Ark Power’s smart voltage management system has featured in PV Magazine showcasing its capability to dynamically manage grid instability caused by a surplus of rooftop solar energy exporting into electricity networks.
  • Developed over six years by a team of electrical engineers with over 300 years of energy utility management and operational experience, this new technology platform uses dynamic reactive power control to keep network voltages within statutory limits, at all times, allowing the optimal export of clean and reliable power from distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar.
  • Voltage instability is increasingly challenging network operators and industry alike and the bringing to market of this technology opens the door for commercial-scale rooftop solar to flow to the grid and the creation of urban solar farms for clean, low-cost energy solutions.

Planet Ark Power’s smart voltage management system has featured in PV Magazine showcasing its capability to dynamically manage grid instability caused by a surplus of rooftop solar energy exporting into low voltage electricity networks. Surplus solar energy is created from surplus energy from rooftop solar panels feeding back into the grid causing excess demands on the network.

Developed over six years by a team of electrical engineers with over 300 years of utility management and operational experience, this world-first technology uses dynamic reactive power control to increases or decrease the voltage on the network. Using VAR (What is VAR?) management, it maintains voltage within statutory limits, at all times, to deliver clean and reliable power.

Voltage regulation is increasingly challenging network operators and industry in Australia and overseas and the bringing to market of this technology opens the door for commercial-scale rooftop solar to flow to the grid and the creation of urban solar farms for clean, low-cost energy. Not only will it provide clean and low-cost energy alternatives, but also a revenue stream for commercial building owners by allowing unlimited export of clean energy into the grid.

Australia has the highest residential rooftop solar penetration in the world. The uptake of rooftop solar due to government grants and improved affordability to home-owners means its popularity as an alternative energy source continues to grow. The emergence of grid instability has led to restrictions on the export of surplus solar energy back into the grid and the curtailing of investment in large-scale rooftop solar installations in the commercial and industrial sectors. The introduction of Power Ark’s Power Smart Voltage System will mean the end to such restrictions and opens up opportunities to bring remote solar farms into cities where the energy is consumed, thereby avoiding transmission losses and charges.

 

About Planet Ark Power

Planet Ark Power is looking to dynamise the world’s energy grids with distributed clean energy. They were recognised as an energy transition pioneer at the 2019 Start-Up Energy Transition Awards in Berlin for its game-changing behind-the-meter technology.

Planet Ark Power’s technology allows every rooftop to be filled with solar panels, resulting in a 1,300% increase compared to today’s limitations. Their unique solution can also cut the cost of supplying energy off-grid and in the developing world, by delivering off-grid clean energy at up to 75% less than current diesel or renewable alternatives.

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/zapaygo-launches-security-token-offering/ Zapaygo launches Security Token Offering https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/zapaygo-launches-security-token-offering/ Highlights

  • Zapaygo Investments was formed to develop an innovative digital platform which, through a free mobile application, places a menu of goods or services and a pre-order, instant payment terminal in the hands of every customer.
  • Zapaygo has partnered with the NEC Group, Verteda EPOS and MSL Solutions to reach ultimate success with their product.
  • Zapaygo is currently offering up to USD $4,880,000 (£ 4,000,000) through the sale of up to 200 units to Accredited Investors. Each unit is USD $24,440 (£ 20,000) and consists of 166,667 security tokens.

Zapaygo Investments Ltd. (the “Company”) was formed to develop an innovative digital platform (“Zapaygo”) which, through a free mobile application, places a menu of goods or services and a pre-order, instant payment terminal in the hands of every customer. The Zapaygo app is designed to make transactions easier for consumers and more efficient for merchants. We intend to become the market-leading mobile ordering and payment platform in the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors.

We have entered into an exclusive 10-year partnership with the NEC Group, the UK’s leading live events business operating exhibitions, conferences, music & sports events, family entertainment and hospitality. The NEC Group has 7m + annual visitors
with a market reach of 41 million people within a four-hour drive. The NEC Group will promote Zapaygo, as a means of driving venue revenues.

We have entered into an exclusive rolling partnership with Verteda EPOS which has 9,000 EPOS units installed at the majority of the UK sports & music venues. Verteda has approximately 1m weekly transactions, each an opportunity to convert a
consumer into a Zapaygo user.

In addition, we have entered into a partnership with an MSL Solutions, a global software provider of hosted, SaaS and on-site deployed solutions for connecting all aspects of a business from the point of sale and club membership to marketing and financial
activities. MSL operates in 21 countries.

We believe our partner-led strategy will accelerate user acquisition and the Zapaygo installed-venue footprint. This strategy is key to our success and planned expansion into other sectors and countries. There are more than 120,000 on-trade venues
in the UK, generating an estimated £27 billion turnover in wet sales alone. We believe this market is underserved and that we are uniquely positioned to execute on this opportunity.

The Zapaygo mobile application is simple to use and reduces transaction time. In addition to instant payments, the app allows a user to pre-order, re-order, pre-pay and avoid queuing. Merchants and venue operators can use the data collected to analyze consumer behaviour and promote relevant products.

We believe the secular trend of chains creating consumer applications is positive and indicates the market will be receptive to Zapaygo as we roll out. Approximately 50% of Starbucks orders in the US are via the Starbucks App and others include, Costa,
Wetherspoon, Ember Inns.

We intend to aggregate existing consumer pre-order applications in the market today, in a manner similar to how hotels.com and booking.com have simplified the hotel booking and management industry.

Why have hundreds of venue apps when you can have one?

Investment Offering

Zapaygo is currently offering up to USD $4,880,000 (£ 4,000,000) through the sale of up to 200 units to Accredited Investors. Each unit is USD $24,440 (£ 20,000) and consists of 166,667 security tokens.

  • Each security token carries a right to convert into underlying common shares of Zapaygo and a right to receive a pro-rata
    royalty payment of 10% of the Company’s gross revenue based on the token holder’s percentage of tokens owned relative to
    the maximum offered amount of tokens.
  • Royalty payments will be paid over a term of 5 years, with distributions, if any, commencing one year from the close of the
    current offering.

Register your interest in Zapaygo today to get in touch with their executives for more information on their offer.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/kazia-asx-kza-commences-fifth-trial-of-gdc0084-with-leading-us-cancer-centre/ Kazia (ASX: KZA) commences fifth trial of GDC-0084 with leading US cancer centre https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/kazia-asx-kza-commences-fifth-trial-of-gdc0084-with-leading-us-cancer-centre/ Highlights

  • Kazia Therapeutics has announced that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York will investigate the potential use of GDC-0084 for cancer that has spread to the brain.
  • The new trial will investigate whether GDC-0084 has the potential to enhance the effects of radiotherapy as treatment for patients with solid tumour brain metastases.
  • The trial will involve 18-30 patients over a period of two years bringing the total number of ongoing trials with GDC-0084 to five.

Australian biotechnology company Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX: KZA; NASDAQ: KZIA), has announced that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York will investigate the potential use of Kazia’s investigational new drug, GDC-0084. The drug will be investigated in combination with radiotherapy in phase I clinical trial for cancer that has spread to the brain.

Research shows up to 30% of patients with metastatic cancer will develop secondary tumours in the brain. Despite the best care utilising radiotherapy as treatment, 30-50% of patients will progress within a year.

The new trial will investigate whether GDC-0084 has the potential to enhance the effects of radiotherapy as treatment for patients with solid tumour brain metastases along with leptomeningeal metastases. It is testing the hypothesis that GDC-0084 will assist in radiotherapy resistance. In recent animal models of some brain cancers, activation of the PI3K pathway has contributed to radiotherapy resistance. Implementation of GDC-0084 is used as a PI3K inhibitor that crosses the blood-brain barrier in an attempt to reduce radiotherapy resistance.

 

About Kazia Therapeutics Limited

Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX: KZA, NASDAQ: KZIA) is an innovative oncology-focused biotechnology company, based in Sydney, Australia. Our pipeline includes two clinical-stage drug development candidates, and we are working to develop therapies across a range of oncology indications.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/planet-ark-power-features-in-the-green-list-on-creating-clean-energy-solutions-for-commercial-rooftop-real-estate/ Planet Ark Power features in The Green List on creating clean energy solutions for commercial rooftop real estate https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/planet-ark-power-features-in-the-green-list-on-creating-clean-energy-solutions-for-commercial-rooftop-real-estate/ Highlights

  • Planet Ark Power has received international accolades in Berlin and interest from Germany, France and California along with commercial businesses throughout Australia negotiating deals between $2 and $5 million worth of technology assisted rooftop solar.
  • The technology will provide commercial and industrial property investors with an opportunity to capitalise on their vast underutilised acreages of rooftop real estate.Planet Ark Power featured in The Green List as a breakthrough solar power solution for commercial properties that is both viable, clean and free of voltage issues.
  • Planet Ark Power feature in The Green List as a breakthrough solar power solution for commercial properties that is both viable, clean and free of voltage issues. Until now, large-scale solar power systems are limited to commercial buildings due to the voltage problems caused by sending large tranches of solar electricity back to the grid. Planet Ark Power has developed a new technical solution that is the answer to these ongoing technical issues preventing large scale commercial solar feed-in systems.

Planet Ark Power was featured in The Green List as a breakthrough solar power solution for commercial properties that is both viable, clean and free of voltage issues. Until now, commercial buildings have been unable to install large-scale solar power systems due to the voltage problems caused by sending large tranches of solar electricity back to the grid. Planet Ark Power has developed a new technical solution that is the answer to these ongoing technical issues preventing large scale commercial solar feed-in systems.

The technology uses artificial intelligence to monitor and control voltage onsite in real-time and regulate it within statutory limits. Therefore, any excess energy can be fed safely into the grid and owners of the renewable energy system can then be paid for the excess energy.

Planet Ark Power Executive Director Richard Romanowski is ready to launch the “magic black box” across commercial properties throughout Australia to enable commercial owners to earn income from generating renewable energy on their rooftops and selling it back through the grid. No longer do commercial users need to consume all their power generated themselves or waste excess generation. This new technology allows commercial owners to share their excess energy. It radically improves the return on investment for commercial and industrial-scale solar systems.

The technology has received international accolades in Berlin at the prestigious Start Up Energy Transition Awards, 2019. Businesses in Germany, France and California are showing strong interest along with commercial businesses throughout Australia negotiating current deals between $2 and $5 million worth of rooftop solar assisted with Planet Ark Power’s technology and expertise.

Additionally, Planet Ark Power is proposing an alternate business model where they pay rent to the landlord for roof access. Planet Ark Power then installs a solar system and sells cheap, clean energy to the tenant at a 25% discount. It provides commercial and industrial property investors with an opportunity to capitalise on their underutilised acreages of rooftop real estate.

 

About Planet Ark Power

Planet Ark Power is looking to dynamise the world’s energy grids with distributed clean energy. They were recognised as an energy transition pioneer at the 2019 Start Up Energy Transition Awards in Berlin for its game-changing behind-the-meter technology.

Planet Ark Power’s technology allows every rooftop to be filled with solar panels, resulting in a 1,300% increase compared to today’s limitations. Their unique solution can also cut the cost of supplying energy off-grid and in the developing world, by delivering off-grid clean energy at up to 75% less than current diesel or renewable alternatives.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/walker-capital-comments-on-the-australian-share-market-decline-of-50-billion/ Walker Capital comments on the Australian share market decline of $50 billion https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au/walker-capital-comments-on-the-australian-share-market-decline-of-50-billion/ “The Australian share market has wiped out $50 billion worth of gains it made in the past two months “ 1

The benchmark ASX 200 has fallen 2.6 per cent to 6,427 points by 2:00 pm (AEST), with nine out of every 10 stocks in the red” 1

The recent decline in the domestic stocks is part of a global sell-off amidst recession fears in the US coupled with trade-war speculation along with all-in-all lacklustre economic forecasts.

China experienced its weakest factory output in 17 years, with its latest official figures showing that industrial production grew by an annualised 4.8 per cent in July”

“The cause of the market panic was a bond market phenomenon known as the “inverted yield” — when interest rates on America’s long-term (10-year) government bonds fall below short-term (two-year) rates.

It has been regarded by traders as a reliable predictor of US recessions in the past few decades. Furthermore, this “inversion” in bond markets has not occurred since 2007, just before the global financial crisis.” 1

A more chronic – and local – cause for concern is the 12-month -8.37% decline in house prices across Australia. 2

The RBA also cut the cash rate to all-time lows in July to 1.0%3  – leaving little-to-no room for monetary stimulus – which may signal that the worst is yet to come.

After enjoying years of expansionary monetary and successful performance of Risk-On assets – it appears the tide may be turning…

“You only find out who is swimming naked once the tide goes out…” – Warren Buffet

As we enter the contractionary phase of the credit cycle, we will see capital flight away from traditional risk-on assets – like shares and property – and increase investment into inflation-hedged assets – like bonds and alternatives.

For investors, it may be prudent – and timely – for a re-appraisal of your portfolio’s nakedness…

We here at Walker Capital have held the belief all year that the domestic stock market is overpriced – beckoning a long overdue correction. As such, we remain steadfast in our absolute return investment style and will be looking to capture market volatility in either direction.

Walker Capital provides investments uncorrelated to shares and property. Given Walker Capital’s MDA products are aggressive, we recommend no more than a 10% allocation of a client investable net assets.

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References

  1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-15/asx-tumbles-on-us-recession-fears/11416348)
  2. https://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/cash-rate/
  3. 5-capital-city aggregate house pricing index
  4. https://www.corelogic.com.au/research/monthly-indices
  5. Warren Buffet

About Walker Capital

Walker Capital is to raise up to $900,000 for 20% in equity. The capital will be used to fund the expansion of the Company as it increases its marketing campaign aimed at expanding its client base and developing an investment platform for its clients.

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