Raising Cannabis Capital 0073: NewBridge Global Ventures - Investor

NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc.  (OTCQB: NBGV) a US public company's CTO John MacKay is the featured guest on the "Cannabis Investor Spotlight".   John speaks to Dan Humiston about acquiring and operating a vertically integrated portfolio of California cannabis and hemp companies.  He also reviews the type of companies they are targeting for future investments including;  cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, online education for medical professionals and consulting services.  Learn more about how NewBridge Global Ventures is squarely positioned for rapid sales growth in the legal California cannabis and industrial hemp Industry at MJBulls.com

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Dan Humiston:
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John MacKay:
These things have been used in many ways in large scale and so when you're looking at that and now moving it towards this industry you now have chemical engineers that no feedback they know the software planning they know cleaning validation large scale chemical engineers are the wave of the future.

Dan Humiston:
From Buminit media it's the MJ bowls podcast a show about Raising Cannabis Capital.

Dan Humiston:
Im Dan Humiston.

Dan Humiston:
And on today's show how this investment firm is relying on an industry veteran to identify the cannabis companies that provide investment opportunities based on real technology.

Dan Humiston:
Today in the cannabis investor spotlight we are joined by an old friend John MacKay who is now the CTO for new bridge Global Ventures. John welcome to the MJBulls Podcast.

John MacKay:
Thank you so much. I appreciate the opportunity to have a chat with you.

Dan Humiston:
Yeah John and I we've known each other for quite some time. John's been in the industry probably longer than I have but he's made a career change. John what maybe you can give our listeners maybe a little background in how you ended up at New Bridge Global Ventures.

Dan Humiston:
Oh absolutely. Thanks. Yeah. So we've known each other for a bit and started off with some of the conventions that I was putting together. And on my side at that time I was working for a corporation called Water Corporation and we were providing analytical tools and extraction tools for the industry at the time from that time with the opportunities of where they were. I took an early retirement from there started my own company called Synergistic Technologies Associates and that business was focused on the consulting and helping people move through the barriers of hemp and cannabis extraction and workflow processes. So I've been doing that for a couple of years now.

John MacKay:
You have a P HD so I mean this isn't like just jumping into something. This is your background in this.

Dan Humiston:
Yeah. So good point. So I do have a BHP in synthetic chemistry from the University of Vermont and I've been fortunate to also be an adjunct professor at the University of Vermont for education in education for their college med. school of pharmacology for this branch of science and have done some education there and helped with a few magazines in the early days. So we're going through that process over the last couple years I've had an opportunity to help a lot of people in the industry to move forward on their processes stop losing money or to find out where the holes were not between to work with a small company up in New Hampshire called Orange photonics. I also was approached by a company that I started doing some consulting with called DuPage Global Ventures and then had a close relationship and then January 1st took over a full time role as chief technical officer for them looking for new technology helping them as a company move forward on all the technology bases for the hemp cannabis industry.

Dan Humiston:
We see every day new investors or investment groups or hedge funds coming into the industry in one of their challenges that they have coming into the industry is that we don't really know the players they don't know a lot about the technology within the industry but there's a big demand to invest in the industry and that's where a guy like you is very valuable because you know you know the players you certainly know the technology so you can pick and choose the best opportunities based on your past experience and is that essentially your role over there.

John MacKay:
Yes I would still say Dan but I will say six out of seven Mornings I still get up in read for an hour to two hours on the most recent technology that's been out there whether it's through the patterns or whether it's through peer reviewed literature on the different aspects of the cannabis and hemp industry regulations worldwide. What's happening on that side I'm constantly staying in tune for this company. That's what I'm doing is providing a lot of that wealth of experience and knowledge. I think one of the things that you rightly bring up is the people that are looking towards the investments see something in a in a journal or a magazine article the headlines of the billions of dollars and rightly so. These people have never had experience in the cannabis industry and I would probably hasten to say that most of the people I've talked to in that role don't use cannabis. That's not part of their lifestyle. That's not something that they do it's not part of their tribe. And so now they're moving into investing into something that they don't know anything about. They might have made their fortunes on different hedge for high technology or if she was a dot com or through electronics or making paper envelopes. But somewhere along the way their expertise was not in this and nor should they defense is not part of their part of their tribe.

Dan Humiston:
And it wasn't legal.

Dan Humiston:
So within the Investor Partnership Agreements they figured they could not go down this path but now that it is a person with your expertise is in high demand and so let's jump fast forward the type of companies that you're looking for right now to invest in or is it say you're looking on behalf of New Global Ventures to invest in.

John MacKay:
Yes I will say the following is even a dead fish in a fast moving stream. Looks like it's making progress. So how do you move forward with that. There's a lot of things that have come from these small scale industry and we'll call it cottage industry or other smaller scale and now you're moving up to larger scale. You're moving up to the criteria of manufacturing criteria and. Principles and practices that you have even in the botanical dietary nutritional supplements world. The omega 3s make it known as the black cohosh the pepper. All these different things are spices. For example these things have been used in many ways in large scale. And so when you're looking at that and now moving it towards this industry you now have chemical engineers that know feedback. They know that the software planning they know cleaning validation large scale chemical engineers are the wave of the future. So looking at things that not only are allowing the extraction process or the combining process or medicinal or formulation. Each one of those has its. But it goes through a wall looking to things that have professional engineers that are involved in the entire process through engineering change orders or things like that.

Dan Humiston:
Ok. So those within that vertical is that the type of companies that you're looking for components of a vertical.

John MacKay:
So it doesn't have to be. So even within the look at the website doing tissue culture. So as a company ourselves we're doing fish culture so that we know that we have the purest initial plant to include providing tools for making sure that the plants are are pure that the varieties are singular they're not wavering much so that's the process. And then from the other side of growing you could also then you had to move towards harvesting work. Where are the technologies allow you to harvest 350 acres of hemp in a timely manner in a way that's safe and also respectful of the land.

Dan Humiston:
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Dan Humiston:
So if there's companies out there right now they're listening to this show or CEOs of companies out there right now that are listening to the show that are in those business sectors and are raising capital new bridge Global Ventures would be interested in having conversation with them.

John MacKay:
Yes and I think up on the website there is a contact button to be able to move that process forward in a formal way.

Dan Humiston:
Okay. Now let's switch gears here. We have a lot of investors who listen to our show and some people are skittish on certain investments versus others. This sounds like a good opportunity to for them to work through a company like new bridge Global Ventures same row if they wanted to invest there's a spot on your website where they can reach out to someone.

John MacKay:
Yes. So that same contact button goes to different people depending on what the request is from the e-mail or from that contact information.

Dan Humiston:
And I didn't ask this earlier but it's probably pretty relevant. Any particular stage investment that you focus on for instance are you looking for early stage companies or more more mature companies.

John MacKay:
No there's really not because I'd much like my other accident more I want to make sure that analytics are based on statistics and based on numbers the good is not a number of new and old and mature immature starting and finish lines those are all different based homework that people think that they place themselves that it may not be where other people place them.

Dan Humiston:
Okay. Good to know. So we've been speaking with John McKay who is the new CTO at New Bridge Global Ventures and I'm going to have all of John's email address and I'll have new bridge Global's Web site address and all their information on the MJBulls Web site. So John thanks for being on the show and excited for you on your new position.

John MacKay:
Good luck. Oh thank you so much and good luck with this venture. I think it's a great avenue and transport are getting information out there that accurate correct and well done Dan.

Dan Humiston:
We're going to continue to work together so I'm looking forward to it.

John MacKay:
Thank you.

Dan Humiston:
Let me take a second to thank Trevett Hill for sponsoring today's show. Cannabis investors expect big returns from the companies that they invest in. Unfortunately not all cannabis investments succeed. Trevett Hill management team works with investors to help turnaround or in some cases purchased their underperforming portfolio companies to learn more go to Trevett Hill dot com.

Dan Humiston:
Thanks for listening to the MJBulls Podcast. To learn more about today's guest or to become a guest. Visit our website at MJBulls Podcast. Today's show was produced by Buminit media with original music composed by Jamie Humiston and Dan Humiston. And you've been listening to MJBulls Podcast.

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