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Nextech AR Solutions Corp
Symbol NTAR
Shares Issued 63,427,300
Close 2020-09-15 C$ 5.49
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Nextech AR to provide InfernoAR to Grundfos summits

2020-09-16 09:28 ET - News Release

Mr. Evan Gappelberg reports

NEXTECHA S INFERNOAR CHOSEN BY GRUNDFOS THE LARGEST PUMP MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLDA FOR MULTIPLE VIRTUAL TRADE SHOWS

Nextech AR Solutions Corp.'s InfernoAR has been chosen by Grundfos, the largest pump manufacturer in the world, based in Denmark, with more than 19,000 employees globally and offices in 56 countries, for both its virtual summit for its United Kingdom team to highlight the company's focus on innovation and it's virtual summits for Norway and Sweden. The event's initial deal value is $60,000 and will have sponsorship opportunities with virtual booths and AR, potentially increasing the value of the deal significantly.

Grundfos is the largest pump manufacturer in the world, based in Denmark, with more than 19,000 employees globally. The annual production of more than 16 million pump units, circulator pumps, submersible pumps and centrifugal pumps.

According to Grandview Research the global virtual events market in 2020 is $90-billion and expected to reach more than $400-billion by 2027, growing at a 23 per cent CAGR. With Nextech's InfernoAR platform having augmented reality, AI, end-to-end encryption and built in language translation for 64 languages, Nextech is well positioned to rapidly take market share as the growth, and digital transformation accelerates globally.

Evan Gappelberg, chief executive officer of Nextech, comments: "We are rapidly signing international deals with multinational companies and market leaders like Grundfos that are choosing our InfernoAR over our competition because our platform simply is a better solution. This deal with a multibillion-dollar global manufacturer demonstrates our ability to help our clients engage their teams, customers and suppliers on a global scale and our commitment to building long-term relationships with the biggest businesses in the world." He continues, "We are experiencing significant business momentum in North America and in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. We continue to execute on our business plan which is to invest in our business with the rapid build-out of our AR and video conferencing technology, as well as the rapid hiring of talent to meet the ever growing demand for our products and services."

Recent company highlights in 2020

Sept. 11, 2020: Nextech is now an approved Microsoft partner creating enormous new business opportunities for the company. This partnership provides access to the Azure Marketplace so that InfernoAR can be sold directly through the Marketplace.

Sept. 9, 2020: The company acquired fast-growing e-commerce software platform Next Level Ninjas. Next Level Ninjas matches brands and product testers on its VIP Product Testers website, helping brands gain business momentum. The platform works across multiple e-commerce platforms including Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Walmart, Jet and Etsy. It services nine Amazon marketplaces: United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and five EU marketplaces: U.K., Denmark, France, Italy and Spain.

Sept. 3, 2020: TAG Digital Health a member TAG has chosen InfernoAR for its Nov. 1, 2020, event at a cost of $50,000 for the initial event. There will be sponsorship opportunities with virtual booths and AR. TAG hosts more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 24 professional societies.

Aug. 27, 2020: Carnegie Mellon University has chosen Nextech's InfernoAR platform for a virtual series beginning September, 2020.

Aug. 25, 2020 Q2 2020 highlights:

  • Revenue grows 290 per cent to $3.5-million;
  • Gross profit grows 484 per cent to $2.1-million with a 61 per cent margin;
  • Working capital of $5.6-million;
  • Total bookings $3.7-million.

Aug. 11, 2020: Company announced that it has begun a major expansion of its AR e-commerce business. In the past 60 days the company has signed new distributor deals with major brands such as; Dyson, Philips Norelco, MR. Coffee, VitaMix, MetroVac, Breviel and Cusinart. These new distribution deals position the company to take full advantage of the new shop from home paradigm shift in e-commerce as well as leverage its full augmented reality technology stack into these brands, which includes its WebAR, ARitize360 app and its 3D/AR advertising network. The company expects these new products to have a significant impact on future revenues.

July 30, 2020: Ryerson University, a globally recognized leader in higher education with over 46,000 students, have partnered to launch RALE, the Ryerson Augmented Learning Experience platform, based on Nextech's InfernoAR. The technology licence agreement has an initial value of $250,000 with the potential for more revenue tied to additional AR services.

July 17, 2020: The company launched a new immersive video conferencing software called ScreenAR.

July 13, 2020: The company is launching a new video conferencing software into its InfernoAR platform (September, 2020). The new video conferencing features will integrate collaborative classroom learning, one-to-one networking and traditional video conferencing directly into the platform letting users seamlessly launch, and manage both collaborative experiences and large audience events directly from InfernoAR.

July 8, 2020: The company is pleased to announce that it has filed to uplist its stock to the Nasdaq Capital Market.

July 2, 2020: Hired Arnaud Amet as director of sales for Europe. Mr. Amet situated in Paris, France, comes from regional and global sales and marketing roles in Microsoft (MSFT) where he worked for over a decade ending in 2015. He also has significant experience with his own startup in sales and marketing of AR/VR to large brands partnering with Facebook, Huawei and Microsoft.

June 18, 2020: Company announces that it has signed a partner supplier agreement with BDA, LLC . BDA Sports will be using the InfernoAR virtual event platform for their signature annual Think Tank 2020 program for teams in NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL.

June 10, 2020: Company signed a partner agreement and contract to provide its InfernoAR virtual events platform services to Skybridge World Dubai clients. Skybridge is a leading events, exhibition and marketing solutions provider to global corporations whose clients include: Emirates Glass, IBM, Lilly, Henkel, Amgen and many others. Nextech and Skybridge have already solidified their partnership and signed up their first customer, Bohringer Ingelheim.

June 4, 2020: The company launched its new ARitize360 app now live and available for a free download on both iOS and Android. The app's three-dimensional scan technology will add to the revenue-generating power of its AR e-commerce solution and its recently launched 3D/AR advertising platform.

June 1, 2020: CEO of Nextech, Evan Gappelberg, purchased 100,000 shares. It was reported that on May 5, 2020, he purchased 929,885 common shares of Nextech common stock, this is his fourth buy for the year 2020.

May 22, 2020: The company announced very positive results for its recently launched 3D/AR Ad Network which went live on Feb. 4, 2020 . Using the company's 3D/AR ads resulted in a 300-per-cent increase in sales conversions, a 32-per-cent increase in click-through-rate (CTR) and a 23 per cent lower cost per click than traditional 2D ads.

May 14, 2020: Q1 revenue grows 177 per cent to $2.5-million, gross profit grows 267 per cent to $1.3-million, working capital of $3.5-million.

May 12, 2020: InfernoAR platform integration with all major video platforms including its previously announced integration with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype and new integrations with Cisco Webex, BlueJeans, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and GoToMeetings. These critical integrations continue to extend the capabilities of the platform, broaden the utility of the platform and help end-users become even more productive while using the platform.

About Nextech AR Solutions Corp.

Nextech is one of the leaders in the rapidly growing augmented reality market estimated to grow from $10.7-billion (U.S.) in 2019 and projected to reach $72.7-billion (U.S.) by 2024 according to Markets & Markets Research; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 46.6 per cent from 2019 to 2024.

The company is pursuing four verticals:

InfernoAR: An advanced augmented reality and video learning experience platform for events, is a software-as-a-service video platform that integrates interactive video, artificial intelligence and augmented reality in one secure platform to allow enterprises the ability to create the world's most engaging virtual event management and learning experiences. Automated closed captions and translations to over 64 languages. According to Grandview Research the global virtual events market in 2020 is $90-billion and expected to reach more than $400-billion by 2027, growing at a 23 per cent CAGR. With Nextech's InfernoAR platform having augmented reality, AI, end-to-end encryption and built in language translation for 64 languages, the company is well positioned to rapidly take market share as the growth accelerates globally.

ARitize for e-commerce: The company launched its SaaS platform for webAR in e-commerce early in 2019. Nextech has a "full funnel" end-to-end e-commerce solution for the AR industry including its Aritize360 app for 3D product capture, 3D/AR ads, its Aritize white label app it's "try it on" technology for online apparel, 3D and 360-degree product views, and "one click buy".

ARitize 3D/AR advertising platform: Launched in Q1 2020 the ad platform will be the industry's first end-to-end solution whereby the company will leverage its 3D asset creation into 3D/AR ads. In 2019, according to IDC, global advertising spend will be about $725-billion.

ARitize Hollywood Studios : The studio is in development producing immersive content using 360 video and augmented reality as the primary display platform.

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