The multi-faceted technology accelerator Victory Square Technologies Inc. (OTCQX: VSQTF) (CSE: VST) today provided financial highlights for the first half of 2018 as part of a corporate update that includes a comprehensive list of both equity investments and companies that are currently being incubated under its corporate umbrella.
The Company saw total revenues increase to $1,312,742 for the first two quarters of 2018, up from $186,238 in the first half of 2017, validating its approach as a technology accelerator that uses its experience, expertise and resources to help grow and scale its portfolio companies. It currently spans 23 portfolio companies which are collectively committed to innovative and disruptive projects in every sector of the global economy, including Finance, Health, Cannabis, Real Estate, Insurance, Entertainment and Education.
Victory Square provides investors with a curated portfolio of emerging technology companies focused on: Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), Blockchain, e-Sports, Virtual Reality (“VR”), and Augmented Reality (“AR”), with the ability to provide significant upside to shareholders through monetization strategies that include IPOs, RTOs and M&A activity.
First Half of 2018 Financial Highlights
- Total revenues increased to $1,312,742 from $186,238 during the same period last year; an increase of 604.87%.
- Gross profit increased to $356,249 from $58,293 during the same period last year; an increase of 511.14%.
- Net income increased to $4,156,848 from -$999,288 during the same period last year.
- Total assets increased to $32,618,268 from $11,713,354 as at December 31, 2017; an increase of 178.47%.
- Total investments increased to $20,719,543 from $5,118,359 as at December 31, 2017; an increase of 304.81%.
“We kick-started 2018 with a focus on identifying and investing in exceptional startups, each led by a strong management team and engaged in global market opportunities,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, Chief Executive Officer of Victory Square. “With our portfolio companies curated to provide our investors with the best possible exposure to the next generation of technology giants, we are now prioritizing maximal value creation within each venture. “We’re also gratified to see that 2018 has been an active year of growth for our portfolio companies where we have recognized a very healthy 604.87% revenue increase since June 30, 2017, alongside a 178.47% total asset growth since December 2017.”
Tejani also pointed to the growth of Victory Square portfolio company FansUnite Entertainment Inc., which closed an oversubscribed financing; raising $4,457,750 CAD to value FansUnite at $17,457,750 CAD. Victory Square originally acquired 100% of FansUnite for $2,000,000 CAD in late 2016. The private placement was undertaken to provide FansUnite with additional growth capital to develop the FansUnite Sportsbook. As a result of the financing, Victory Square realized a $6,946,937 gain on its initial investment to acquire FansUnite, which is continuing to develop software and preparing for a standalone go public strategy in early 2019.
“The FansUnite case study exemplifies a strategy that not only resulted in a significant win for our shareholders but clearly validated our business model of identifying extraordinary start-ups and helping them successfully grow and scale globally,” said Tejani in reference to FansUnite.
VICTORY SQUARE PORTFOLIO AS AT AUGUST 29, 2018
The following outlines the Victory Square equity portfolio, percentage of ownership as at August 29, 2018, and the Company’s vertical:
|Fantasy 360 Technologies Inc.
(dba Immersive Technologies)
|V2Games Inc.||100%||Mobile Gaming/AR/Esports|
|Limitless Blockchain Technology, LLC||100%||Blockchain/Crypto Mining|
|Grow Tech Labs||100%||Health/Cannabis Accelerator|
|FansUnite Entertainment Inc.||48.55%||Blockchain/AI/Sports betting|
|Flo Digital Inc.
|Unified Film Fund II, LLC||40%||Film/Entertainment|
|Aspen Technologies Inc||36%||Blockchain/Crypto|
|PayVida Solutions Inc.||42.05%||Fintech/Payments/Lending|
|Howyl Ventures Inc.
|Next Decentrum Inc.||26.5%||Blockchain/Education|
|Shape Immersive Entertainment Inc.||25%||AR/Blockchain|
|Cannabis Wise Inc.||25%||Health/Cannabis|
|Cassia Research Inc.
|Pixel Drive||20%||AI/Image Compression|
|Cloud Solutions Inc.
(dba Cloud Advisors)
|Personalized Biomarkers Inc.||15%||Health/Precision Medicine|
|Silota Research and Development Inc.
|Talo Flow Inc.||10%||AI/Business Logic|
|Multapplied Networks Inc.||10%||Enterprise/SD-WAN|
Note 1 – The ownership percentages are provided based on the information provided to the Company by the investee companies. If additional shares have been issued by the investees without the knowledge of Company these percentages may not be accurate.
“Since the beginning of 2018, Victory Square has garnered real momentum by continuing to deploy our signature incubation and acceleration strategies; identifying, investing and enabling the 23 companies within our portfolio,” said Tejani. “Each company’s management group has been actively engaged in collaborating with our product and growth experts to position their opportunities to deliver the maximum impact to their respective markets. We are now accelerating these companies into scaling through strategic sales and marketing, rapidly acquiring users and customers, which of course ultimately delivers significant returns to Victory Square shareholders.”
Victory Square will continue to update shareholders on all significant advancements of portfolio companies as they occur in the second half of 2018.