08/03/2018

Michigan Potash Company Welcomes Mr. Clay M. Gaspar to the Board of Directors

EVART, Mich., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Michigan Potash Company (“MPC” or “Michigan Potash”) is pleased to welcome Mr. Clay M. Gaspar to the Board of Directors. Mr. Gaspar is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at WPX Energy, Inc (NYSE: WPX).

— Michigan Potash Company Welcomes Mr. Clay M. Gaspar to the Board of Directors

08/02/2018

Victory Oilfield Tech Announces Acquisition of Oklahoma Based Oil Field Services Company Pro-Tech Hardbanding Services, Inc.

Victory Oilfield Tech (OTCQB: VYEY) today announced that it has acquired Oklahoma based oil field service company Pro-Tech Hardbanding Services. Pro-Tech is positioned for significant growth and is on pace to reach $2,000,000 of gross revenue this year. The Pro-Tech acquisition is just one part of Victory’s plan to acquire and grow strategic oil field services companies in the major oil and gas basins of the United States.

— Victory Oilfield Tech Announces Acquisition of Oklahoma Based Oil Field Services Company Pro-Tech Hardbanding Services, Inc.

07/30/2018

BioQ Pharma Announces Marijn Dekkers as New Strategic Advisor to the Company

SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2018: BioQ Pharma Incorporated (“the Company”), a specialtypharmaceutical company, today announced that Dr. Marijn Dekkers has become a strategic advisor to the Company. Concurrent, with his advisory role, Dr. Dekkers also made an investment in BioQ Pharma through his advisory and investment vehicle Novalis LifeScience LLC.

— BioQ Pharma Announces Marijn Dekkers as New Strategic Advisor to the Company

07/19/2018

VPEG Portfolio Company Predictive Health Diagnostics Secures Additional $5MM “Up Round” Financing

Predictive Health Diagnostics (PHD) has secured a new $5MM investment from a strategic partner at an attractive pre-money valuation of $45MM. Visionary completed its investment in PHD less than one year ago and has witnessed strong growth and adoption of its novel and disruptive PULS tests, used to accurately detect the likelihood of a coronary event, in the asymptomatic but high-risk patient population (Fox Business News video: New Blood Test Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks).

— VPEG Portfolio Company Predictive Health Diagnostics Secures Additional $5MM “Up Round” Financing

07/17/2018

Spiffy Secures $9m Funding Led by Bull City Venture Partners

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Get Spiffy, Inc. (Spiffy), an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, today announced the closing of a $9m fund raise led by Bull City Venture Partners.

— Spiffy Secures $9m Funding Led by Bull City Venture Partners

07/06/2018

Forever Oceans Receives $5MM Series A1 Round from Bessemer Venture Partners & also Awarded $400K Grant by NOAA

VPEG is happy to announce that Forever Oceans has attracted a five million dollar investment from Bessemer Venture Partners (www.bvp.com), one of the world’s preeminent venture capitalinvestment firms, with roughly $4.5B under management and a track record that includes 122 IPOs.

Additionally, Forever Oceans’ CEO, Jason Heckathorn announced that the company has beenawarded a $400K National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (www.noaa.gov) grant related to the development of artificial intelligence, related to fish behavior.

— VPEG Portfolio Company Forever Oceans Receives $5MM Series A1 Round from Bessemer Venture Partners, and also Awarded $400K Grant by NOAA

06/27/2018

Spiffy Announces Spiffy Blue – Bluetooth Sensor + App Empowers Car Owners and Saves Money

(Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – June 27, 2018) – Get Spiffy, Inc. (Spiffy), an on- demand car care, technology, and services company, today announced the nationwide availability of Spiffy Blue. Spiffy Blue combines an on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) sensor with a free companion app that saves time and money for car owners.

— Spiffy Announces Spiffy Blue - Bluetooth Sensor + App Empowers Car Owners and Saves Money

BioHiTech Global Added to Russell Microcap® Index

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BHTG), a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, today announced that it has been added to the Russell Microcap® Index as part of the Russell Indexes annual reconstitution, which took effect after the US market closed on Friday, June 22nd.

— BioHiTech Global Added to Russell Microcap® Index

06/25/2018

VPEG Signs Referral Agreement with ChannelAdvisor Corp.

The Visionary Private Equity Group is proud to announce that is has signed a reciprocal referral agreement with ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM) for the benefit of VPEG’s portfolio company, Shop4E.

— VPEG Signs Referral Agreement with ChannelAdvisor Corp.

06/18/2018

BioQ Pharma and Xantis Pharma to Offer Three Ready-to-Use Infusion Products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2018: BioQ Pharma Incorporated (“the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, and Xantis Pharma AG (“Xantis”), a company focused on makinghigh-quality medicines more accessible to those who need them, today announced an agreement to market three ready-to-use infusion products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

— BioQ Pharma and Xantis Pharma to Offer Three Ready-to-Use Infusion Products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

06/14/2018

VPEG Executes Investment in Blast

VPEG is proud to announce its investment in Blast, the first high-yield savings account for gamers. Blast is an app that enables gamers to micro-save and earn incremental money while playing the games they love.

— VPEG Executes Investment in Blast

06/11/2018

WhereTo (formerly WhereFor) Secures $8 Million of Series A Capital

VPEG is excited to announce WhereTo (recently known as WhereFor) has secured $8 million of Series A capital in a round led by Emergence Capital. It previously had raised a seed round from Visionary Private Equity Group, 500 Startups, Rob Dyrdek and Stage Venture Partners.

— WhereTo (formerly WhereFor) Secures $8 Million of Series A Capital

06/07/2018

POP Gourmet Enters Co-Branding Relationship

POP Gourmet has established itself as an innovative builder of unique and quality popcorn and chip products that resonate with consumers. The Company has just entered into a co-branding relationship with The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) to produce and sell popcorn and potato chips under the Hidden Valley Ranch (HVR) and Kingsford Brands.

— POP Gourmet Enters Co-Branding Relationship

06/04/2018

Permitting Approved for Michigan Potash Company, LLC

VPEG is happy to share news released on June 1st that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Oil, Gas and Minerals Division (MDEQ-OGMD) has approved permitting for all eleven Michigan Potash Company wells.

— Permitting Approved for Michigan Potash Company, LLC

05/31/2018

BioHiTech Receives Patent for Network Connected Weight Tracking System for a Waste Disposal Machine

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (BHTG), a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, today announced that it has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a network connected weight tracking system for a waste disposal machine.

— BioHiTech Receives Patent for Network Connected Weight Tracking System for a Waste Disposal Machine

05/21/2018

BioQ Pharma Receives CE Mark for Second Infusion System

San Francisco, CA, May 21, 2018: BioQ Pharma Incorporated (“the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced receipt of CE mark approval in the European Union for its Weight Dose Dispenser, a programable, single-use infusion pump.

— BioQ Pharma Receives CE Mark for Second Infusion System

05/09/2018

VPEG Portfolio Companies in the News

We’re pleased to share with you information on two of our portfolio companies: BioHiTech Global and Visionary Media Group.

— VPEG Portfolio Companies in the News

04/06/2018

BioHiTech Global, Inc. Approved for NASDAQ Listing

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: BHTG), a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, today announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC has approved the Company’s application to list its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market®.

— BioHiTech Global, Inc. Approved for Nasdaq Listing

03/20/2018

Visionary Media Group Launches Record Label Affiliate, Visionary Records, with Highly Acclaimed Artist Kree Harrison

Visionary Media Group (VMG) is pleased to announce the signing of Kree Harrison to its brand new record label affiliate Visionary Records. The highly acclaimed and renowned country music artist signed an exclusive recording and publishing agreement, and will release her Visionary Records debut album in late 2018.

— Visionary Media Group launches record label affiliate, Visionary Records, with highly acclaimed artist Kree Harrison

03/16/2018

VPEG Announces Partnership and Investment in Sneaker Con Digital

Visionary Private Equity Group is excited to announce a comprehensive technology partnership and investment in Sneaker Con Digital, a New York, NY based digital platform aimed at changing the way individuals consume and interact with sneakers and fashion.


02/22/2018

VPEG Executes Investment in E-Commerce Technology Company Shop4e

VPEG is excited to announce its recent majority acquisition of Shop4e, a Seattle based, foreign market focused, e-commerce technology company. The founder and CEO of the company, Harry Hu, spent several years as a developer at Amazon and has unique expertise in the cross-border e-commerce domain, generally, and in the challenges associated with China based e-commerce, specifically.

— VPEG Executes Investment in E-Commerce Technology Company Shop4e

02/20/2018

Recovery Force Article Highlights Mayo Clinic Partnership

The Mayo Clinic’s venture capital and commercialization arm has established a relationship with an Indiana-based wearable medtech startup seeking to revolutionize how compression is used to prevent deadly blood clots.

— Recovery Force Article Highlights Mayo Clinic Partnership

BioHiTech Global Completes $5M Non-Convertible Senior Secured Debt Financing

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: BHTG), a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, today announced the completion of a $5M non-convertible senior secured debt financing (the “Debt Financing”) with Michaelson Capital Special Finance Fund II, L.P. (“MCSFF”).

— BioHiTech Global Completes $5M Non-Convertible Senior Secured Debt Financing

02/03/2018

VPEG Executes Investment in Israeli Technology Company InSoundz

VPEG is pleased to announce its most recent investment in InSoundz, a Tel Aviv headquartered company established in October 2013 by key technology leaders out of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) elite intelligence technological unit.

— VPEG Executes Investment in InSoundz

01/30/2018

BioHiTech Global Partners with Kinderhook Industries to Create a “Next Generation” Environmental Services Platform Company

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: BHTG), a green technology company that develops and deploys cost effective, innovative and disruptive waste management technologies, partners with Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), a private investment firm that manages over $2 billion of committed capital, to create a “next generation” environmental services platform company.

— BioHiTech Global Partners with Kinderhook Industries to Create a Next Generation Environmental Services Platform Company

01/26/2018

Recovery Force and Mayo Clinic collaborate on Wearable Med-Tech Garments

Recovery Force – a medical device company focused on enhancing circulation and accelerating recovery from surgery or injury through the use of its patented active compressionsTM technology platform, announced today a collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

— Recovery Force and Mayo Clinic collaborate on Wearable Med-Tech Garments

12/22/2017

VPEG Executes Investment in WhereFor

WhereFor is a new business travel booking platform used by leading Fortune 500 corporations and startups to reduce their travel spend while improving client satisfaction.

— VPEG Executes Investment in WhereFor

12/21/2017

VPEG Executes Investment in Lemonade

Lemonade is a technology-first, legacy- free insurance carrier that offers an instantaneous, un-conflicted property & casualty (renters and homeowners) product powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics combined with a Peer-to-Peer user platform.

— VPEG is Pleased to Announce Its Investment in Lemonade

12/17/2017

VPEG Executes Investment in Blue Bite

Blue Bite is a software platform that delivers contextually aware content through physical things and places. The patented platform helps companies acquire and retain customers more effectively by enhancing product value and improving consumer experience.

— VPEG Executes Investment in Blue Bite

12/16/2017

TunesMap Announces Exclusive Apple TV Beta Launch to Sonos Users

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TunesMap is a groundbreaking experience that instantly contextualizes your music through an interactive display of photos, films, art, fashion, videos, merchandise, news and more. The company announced today its invitation for those with Sonos, the wireless home sound system, to exclusively test its Apple TV beta application.

— TunesMap Announces Exclusive Apple TV Beta Launch to Sonos Users

11/16/2017

Tusk Venture Partners I LP – Portfolio Update

We are pleased to provide you with our latest Investor Update for Tusk Venture Partners I LP (the “Fund” or “TVP I LP”). There have been several exciting developments at both the Fund and portfolio-company level that demonstrate the continued progression of the Tusk Venture Partners franchise.

— Tusk Venture Partners I LP - Portfolio Update (11.03.17)

11/06/2017

Jordan Nof of Tusk Ventures Profiled in Forbes

How an Emerging VC Fund Manager Got into Some of This Year’s Most Competitive Deals

Jordan Nof was working at Blackstone, the U.S. company seen as bellwether for the alternative asset sector, that now manages a record $371 billion worth of assets, when he saw an opportunity to expand the scope of the firm’s strategic investment portfolio beyond high-growth fintech companies and into the emerging sector of Real Estate Technology.

— How an Emerging VC Fund Manager Got into Some of This Year's Most Competitive Deals

11/03/2017

BioHiTech Global Completes Acquisition of First HEBioT™ Renewable Waste Facility License from Entsorgafin S.P.A. for a Combination of $6.1 Million in Cash and Common Stock

Transaction expected to boost balance sheet assets by $5.2 million as Company begins preparations to meet qualifications for a national stock exchange listing.

— BioHiTech Global Completes Acquisition of First HEBioT™ Renewable Waste Facility License from Entsorgafin S.P.A. for a Combination of $6.1 Million in Cash and Common Stock

10/03/2017

Cafe Agave Cold Brew Will Heat Things Up in 2018 – Beverage Industry News Cover Story (Oct. 2017)

“Cold brew is the hottest thing around right now.” It might sound like an oxymoron, but Cafe Agave founder Mark Scialdone is right on point.

— Cafe Agave Cold Brew Will Heat Things Up In 2018

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics Reports Closing of $5.4 Million Private Financing

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. (MDIT) (the “Company”), specializing in the development, manufacturing and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions, today announced the closing of a $5.4 million private financing with GPB Debt Holdings, resulting in gross proceeds net of discount of $4.9 million.

— MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics Reports Closing of $5.4 Million Private Financing

09/29/2017

Visionary Private Equity Group Referenced in New York Times in Support of TunesMap

Two decades into the era of online music, streaming has been hailed as the industry’s savior, but a complaint from the earliest days of digital services persists: What happened to the liner notes?

— VPEG Referenced in New York Times in Support of TunesMap

09/15/2017

Michigan Potash Company Receives EPA Federal Permits

Michigan Potash Company (MPC) is excited to announce it has received EPA Federal Permits for Class I on Aug. 28th, 2017. MPC also received EPA Federal Permits for Class III in May 2017.

— Michigan Potash Company Receives EPA Federal Permits

09/14/2017

How a Fearless Startup is Taking on Under Armour and Nike | Inc.com

For thirty years, Nike has been a giant in shoes and apparel. They are experts in marketing, innovation, messaging and understanding their customers–one of the best examples on how to run a company anywhere in the world.

— How a Fearless Startup is Taking on Under Armour and Nike

09/12/2017

BioHiTech Global Commences Customer Delivery of Its Revolution Series DigestersTM

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: BHTG), a green technology company that develops and deploys innovative and disruptive waste management technologies, today announced that it has commenced customer delivery of its Revolution Series Digesters.

— BioHiTech Global Commences Customer Delivery of Its Revolution Series Digesters™

08/23/2017

STADA Australia and BioQ Pharma Enter into Strategic Partnership to Commercialize Three Ready-to-Use Infusion Products

STADA Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd (“STADA”) and BioQ Pharma Incorporated (“BioQ”), both specialty pharmaceutical companies, today announced a strategic agreement to commercialize three ready-to-use infusion pharmaceuticals in Australia and New Zealand.

— STADA Australia and BioQ Pharma Enter into Strategic Partnership to Commercialize Three Ready

05/31/2017

Visionary Media Group Announces Film Score Acquisitions

Visionary Media Group (VMG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visionary Private Equity Group, through its joint venture with BMG, is pleased to announce new film score asset agreements with several independent production companies.

— Visionary Media Group Film Score Agreement

05/18/2017

OWP Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Update

  • During the first quarter of 2017, OWP management has been focused on the following activities to position the company for a commercial relaunch later this year; (1) sourcing and manufacturing additional FDA approved products, (2) pre-marketing to both neurologists and psychiatrists, and (3) tightly controlling spending and raising additional capital to support planned growth.
— OWP Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Update

05/17/2017

Visionary Technologies Enters Commercial Agreement with Smartrac

Visionary Private Equity Group is happy to report that Visionary Technologies (VT), a technology platform portfolio company of VPEG, has entered into a Commercial Revenue Sharing Agreement with Smartrac Technology Group, the world’s largest RFID (‘smart chip’) technology provider.

— Visionary Technologies Enters Commercial Agreement with Smartrac

05/16/2017

BioHiTech Global Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (OTCQB: BHTG), a green technology company that develops and deploys innovative and disruptive waste management technologies, reported financial results for the first quarter of 2017 ended March 31, 2017.

— BioHiTech Global Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

05/12/2017

Michigan Potash Company Receives EPA Permit

Michigan Potash Company (“MPC”) has officially received the US EPA’s Underground Injection Control Class III Area Permit.

— Michigan Potash Company Update

05/07/2017

McCarvill Capital Partners Reaches $5 to 6 Billion in Fund Mandates

Founder Jim McCarvill announced this week that current total funding engagements for McCarvill Capital Partners represent between $5 and 6 billion dollars in potential new limited partner commitments, a high water mark for the firm.

— McCarvill Capital Partners Reaches $5 to 6 Billion in Fund Mandates

04/04/2017

BioQ Pharma and Lunatus Add a Third Infusion Pharmaceutical to Commercial Agreement Covering Arabian Gulf Area and Middle East

BioQ Pharma Incorporated, a specialty pharmaceutical company, and Lunatus, a company focused on building and developing profitable pharmaceutical brands in Arabian Gulf and Middle East markets, today announced the addition of a third ready-to-use infusible pharmaceutical product to their existing strategic distribution, supply, and commercial agreement.

— BioQ Pharma Commerical Update

03/29/2017

BioHiTech Global Acquires Minority Interest in the Nation’s First MBT Municipal Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility

BioHiTech Global, Inc., a green technology company that develops and deploys cost effective sustainable waste management solutions, announced today that it acquired a 17.2% equity interest in the nation’s first Resource Recovery Facility utilizing a proprietary Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) technology for the disposal and recycling of mixed municipal solid waste (MSW).

— s First MBT Municipal Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility

03/15/2017

The United States of Food Startups: The Most Well-Funded Food & Beverage Startups in Each State

CB Insights, a tech market intelligence platform, named POP! Gourmet the #1 startup in the state of Washington in their report on the most well-funded food & beverage startups in each state.

— POP! Gourmet Recognition

03/14/2017

BioQ Pharma Receives Australian Regulatory Approval for Ropivacaine ReadyFusOR

BioQ Pharma Incorporated, a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the Company’s Ropivacaine ReadyFusOR for the treatment of post-surgical pain in adults via continuous peripheral nerve block and continuous wound infiltration.

— BioQ Pharma Regulatory Approval

01/25/2017

Recovery Force Receives Award from U.S. Department of HHS

Recovery Force has been awarded an SBIR/NIH Phase 1 grant for “wearable technology to reduce risk of DVT and increase patient compliance.”

— Recovery Force Notice of Award

01/12/2017

Recovery Force Article from BizSource Magazine

When the National Institute of Health (NIH) terms your technology “a marvel in engineering,” you have to think you’re on to something.

— Recovery Force BizVoice Magazine