April 9, 2020
Vancouver, BC – Venzee Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: VENZ) (the “Corporation” or “Venzee”) announces a significant increase in revenue-generating work orders for retail connections from its channel partners. As a result, the Company has a clear path to improved profitability, as work orders convert to revenue-generating integrations with retailers Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI), Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW), Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W), The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), and others previously announced by the Company.
The Company continues to win new business through its expanding channel partner base including, but not limited to, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with over $40B USD in revenue; a global power tools company with $12B USD in revenue; a health and wellness company with over $400M USD in revenue, and; one of the largest energy companies in the world with over $250B USD in annual revenue.
These global brands are choosing to streamline and automate product content distribution to their global retailers as Venzee is quickly becoming recognized as a trusted and accurate global distribution platform for brands and manufacturers worldwide.
Peter Montross, EVP Commercial Operations for Venzee, said, “The inconvenient truth of Supply Chain inefficiency has come home to roost amidst this global pandemic. Empty shelves are a result of misaligned manual supply and demand predictions. The COVID-19 pandemic amplifies these supply gaps and positions Venzee as the logical – and only – drop-in AI solution able to quickly close the communication gap at enterprise scale”.
Venzee provides an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for Supply Chain reliant companies that is system agnostic and infinitely scalable. Brands, distributors, and manufacturers – through Venzee channel partners – accurately deliver product content information to endpoint retailers with scale and speed not possible with alternative Supply Chain solutions.
According to Venzee CEO John Abrams, “Our recurring revenue model and technology works. We continue to operate on-plan and are witnessing accelerating growth and increasing revenue from our clients. Since taking the helm as CEO, we have refocused our revenue model, drastically reduced burn, and are operating above our 24-month plan. We have a clear path to increased profitability based on the substantial and growing number of work orders for retail connections.”
Separately, On March 18, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced it will provide a 45-day filing extension for filings required on or before June 1, 2020, to allow issuers the time needed to focus on the business implications of COVID-19. Venzee will rely on this exemption with respect to the annual filings in accordance with British Columbia Instrument. The Company will rely on the exemptions outlined in BC Instrument 21-505 of the British Columbia Securities Commission and postpone the filing of the Company’s annual Audited Financial Statements, Management Discussion & Analysis and related CEO and CFO certificates for the period ending December 31, 2019, as required under NI 51-102. The Company is continuing to work with the auditors and expects to file the annual filings by no later than May 29, 2020. In the interim, management and other insiders of the Company are subject to a trading blackout policy that reflects the principles in Section 9 of National Policy 11-207 Failure to File Cease Trade Orders and Revocations in Multiple Jurisdictions. The Company confirms that, since the filing of its interim consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, there have been no material business developments other than those disclosed through news releases.
Additionally, the Company has settled an outstanding debt arising from a loan in the amount of USD$50,000 to Venzee Inc. – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company – by issuing an aggregate of 1,152,400 common shares and a one-time payment of USD$13,500 (the “Repayment”). The shares were issued at a deemed price of CDN$0.05 per share. The Repayment is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange. The settlement of this debt is in line with continued debt-free operation of the Company.
We believe intelligent Supply Chain functionality is inevitable and will significantly benefit growers, makers, brands, sellers, regulators, and consumers.
At Venzee, we’re building the foundation for a future where seamless, accurate, automated data flow simplifies process, removes friction, and creates value for all those that rely on the myriad of data and information surrounding any product, anywhere.
Venzee’s mission is to unlock shareholder value by creating intelligent technology that removes friction from the global Supply Chain. Our products disrupt and displace inefficient manual processes in favor of integrated, resilient, machine-driven solutions.
To learn more about Venzee, visit https://venzee.com/
On Behalf of the Board,
John Sexton Abrams
President and CEO
Venzee Technologies, Inc.
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SOURCE Venzee Technologies Inc.