Insider Briefing of 19 November, 2020
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He put us on the Digital Marketing map… and even invested significantly in the company. Manuel Suarez is one of the legends! What’s Water Philanthroinvesting®? Hear it from the passionate Ivan Anz. How would a Biden Administration help water? What’s Water as a Service? And… Finally, the world recognizes DECENTRALIZED WATER!
FEATURED OR COVERED IN THIS BRIEFING — QUICK LINKS
- CEO OriginClear's appearance on Candid Coversations with Adrienne Barker.
- A sneak-peek at the interview with Manuel Suarez in the documentary in production on OriginClear.
- The wow moment when the Facebook Ninja put us on the digital map.
- Why Manuel Suarez believes in OriginClear's mission and put skin in the game.
- Ivan Anz' revelation that resulted in his formation of Water Philanthroinvesting™.
- Ivan tells Roger Becker on Streetsmart Podcast about when he found OriginClear and how he feels about it.
- What would the prospect be for water spending with a Biden Administration?
- How intelligent water management relates to OriginClear.
- Cambrian Innovation's business model for financing and "paying on the meter."
- Water-Energy Purchase Agreements (WEPA) and Water as a Service (WaaS)
- The latest news on our "own GM Financial" and funding it.
- Economic trends and currency devaluation.
- OriginClear's powerful new offering and how to participate.
- When the quarterly filing will be announced.
Transcript from recording:
Hello, everyone. And it is now Thursday, the 19th of November, week before Thanksgiving. And we will not have a show next Thursday because hopefully some of us will be having turkey. I'm not going to get into the whole pandemic story and we'll get into it right away. Number 88: briefing, Water Is The New Gold.
And I'll mention quickly forward-looking statements that we have, which are that these are things we believe will happen. Of course, we are working very hard to make them accurate.
Candid Conversations Clip
And the first piece of news has literally just happened today. So I'm going to have a quick clip from this show, Candid Conversations with Adrienne Barker. Pat Schoof-Knauer, who is actually, I believe listening to this show, was the guest host. So let's take a quick look at that and here it is. So let's get it on. This is a brief part of it that I grabbed today.
Transcript from recording:
Riggs: We learned over time that it was very, very hard to get the water industry to adopt new technology. Right. So, I mean, this wonderful technology. Hey, this is great. And it's filter free and it's chemical free and the water industry basically yawned.
And so then what we did in 2015 is we acquired a water company and that was fantastic. As you say, they served the municipals, the large utilities, businesses, everybody. They're in Texas, incredibly versatile. But the problem was that the speed of everybody's building in concrete, it takes forever.
Then we acquired in 2018, a technology for these Modular Systems, Systems in a Box™. And then in 2020, along came COVID. And wait a minute, we have a problem with this huge amount of time it takes to get these deals done in the first place. And then we started this year focusing on funding. How do we get systems funded rapidly to get people going?
So, technology, capability in Texas, modular systems, and finally the funding is being put in place. We're building a finance company, just like GM Finance or Toyota Financial. And it's going to finance it so that we can go to you. And you've got a brewery. You want to put in a system for a brewery. It's fine. No problem. We're going to go ahead and install it for you and just pay on the meter. That's all you got to do. Let me tell you something. That speeds up deals tremendously.
End of video presentation
Riggs: So that's all I'm going to have time for today. And it was a wonderful conversation. We'll try and feature more of it. Here's another clip from my brother, Steven, the man with too many cameras, as I call him.
And this is a really cool, cool, cool clip. Manuel Suarez is the Facebook Ninja. And here is the story.
Transcript from recording:
13 November, 2020
Manuel: How you been?
Riggs: Man, is it nonstop or what?
Manuel: Oh wow. What a world, man. What a world.
Riggs: But I remember I was in LA during the Christmas holiday and I went, "I've got to get people into this CEO briefing, which has proven to really galvanize people and get them excited." And I just called you out of the blue. It was like the December 28th or something like that.
Riggs: And I said, "What can we do?" And you went, "No problem. We can do this thing." And from that point on things went completely insanely crazy, nuts. And a huge amount of people came in as a result of all the activities you had. It was just the best.
Lookback to April 2020
Riggs: We have 65 people in the room and the number's growing. So it's been our biggest yet. And Manuel, I have to thank you because you did it. It's you. Thank you, sir.
Manuel: Well, we got an important message. We got an important message to share to the world that's for sure.
Riggs: At the turn of the year, I said, "We've got to find a way to, in a sense, enter the world stage." And I called the only person I knew who really was a master at that, Manuel. I called him up. And what did we do? We decided to make these briefings the focus of our communication line to the world. And then of course, the virus happened and digital has become the new thing. Right.
Manuel: It's the other gold. Right. We got water. And then we got digital marketing and we're uniting these two. And if you don't mind me saying, Riggs, I have bought into your business.
Back to Now
Manuel: Wow. What an incredible ride, 2020. It's been something else. Because I remember you were about to jump on a plane and come over here. And around that time, things started unfolding aggressively and everything started getting canceled. And while looking back at it, that's already eight months ago. Whoa, what happened with those eight months? They're gone. Right. So, it's been crazy.
Belief in OriginClear's Mission
But I went all in, man. I really believe in the mission. And I think it's something that is unique. You found a niche market that it's quite massive, but at the same time, nobody's doing a good job on it. So that for me, smelled of opportunity and I really wanted to get your message out there.
I didn't really understand what the market was for that. You don't really get it until you start really opening up your eyes to how we have this massive world. Three quarters of it is filled with this thing that we call water, but nobody knows how to protect that water, or keep it clean, or recycle it, or reuse it, or make it something that we can continue putting in our bodies.
So that by itself was an aha moment, once I understood that. And looking at the different ideas that OriginClear has for fixing the problems that are widespread around the world, it became quite real to me. It really did, helping you guys out spread that message.
Obviously, as I was working with the project, obviously I'm a successful businessman myself. I generate income. We look for opportunities and as I got involved with the project, I put skin in the game. I think I told you one time and I said, "Riggs, I'm going to put some skin in the game here so you know that I'm serious here."
Riggs: So good. And in fact, since then, you and a few other loyal stockholders helped us with developing all these programs. But now we're jumping into seven figure funding of these finance companies that are going to help build all these water systems for these new entrepreneurs. It's a whole new game, but you got us there. It was fantastic.
Manuel: Great. It's a pleasure. It was an absolute pleasure to help you guys with that.
Riggs: All right, bro. Peace.
Manuel: All right. Peace.
Manuel is just an amazing guy and he has a great agency, called AGM Agency. This is his own site and his mission as the Facebook Ninja is to help people become successful. The greatest marketing era, in human history, humanities history, and he certainly has helped us tremendously with that. We're very thankful. Let's move to the next phase quickly because we like to keep it "rápido."
So Ivan Ans. appeared on the StreetSmart Podcast, which interviews founders with companies that generate up to $250 million in annual revenues. And so let's listen to our friend Ivan, of course, who is the founder of Philanthroinvestors®, our close partner for international.
Roger: That is very beautifully put. Before you and I started recording, we had agreed on also talking about your other current company, which is in the water space, but I'll leave it up to you. We don't have a tremendous amount of time because this got so animated and interesting about the real estate piece of it. But do you want to maybe quickly talk about the water business?
A Revelation — Water Philanthroinvesting
Ivan: Oh yes. This is also amazing because in 2019, after five years of developing real estate philanthroinvesting, God sent me another revelation. And you know I was taking a shower and I had this "shower moment." And He says, He talks to me again, and I listen. I am a believer that there is a bigger force than us, that it's actually is a supreme being and is guiding our paths and we need to listen to Him.
And He tell me, "Ivan, Philanthroinvestors or Philanthroinvesting is not just to help families live in their own happy home. It was not born just for that. It's also, it was also born to fix a big problem that is in the world also, which is 6,000 kids die every day from water related diseases. 6,000.
"80% of the planetary water is released untreated. The structures in the countries that they have the structures are crumbling. There is millions of violations to the waters lost in the US, to the levels of what needs to actually happen to give clean water. Because, the government cannot, there's no resources, cannot fulfill it. There is more deaths because of water than because of war". I said, "Okay, I hear you, Water Philanthroinvesting®"
I found a company and they fall in love with our vision and mission of changing the path of the world to a more positive, into a more positive direction. And they actually acquire the rights to the Philanthroinvestor brands and know-how. I got myself and the CEO of Philanthroinvestors, Mr. Arte Maren, on the Board of Advisors for this company.
They have been ten years a public company, OriginClear, and they have the vision of taking the planetary water, which is drinkable, we're not talking about the oceans. But we're talking about every place that water is outside oceans. We're talking about lakes, we're talking about pipes, we're talking about pools, we're talking about sewage. So all of those areas will have water, literally.
Technology and Leadership
The company has the relevant technology, with this amazing being, the CEO, Mr. Riggs Eckelberry, who actually has developed the whole system ambition to not only create careers for three million people that will be needed in the water industry in the next decade, only in the US.
But, also allow Philanthroinvestors, with the minimal investment, to be able to help save 1,000 liters of water, sorry, 10,000 liters of water per month with just $1,000, one time investment, or, one million liters of water per month with just $100,000 investment. And supporting what we call a waterpreneur, who is going out there and creating a career and a business to clean the waters of the planet using the OriginClear technology.
And so water philanthroinvestors supports the waterprenuer, and now the waterprenuer cleans the water of the planet with a very unique technology. I mean, it gives a space for a "one hour." I can even create a podcast with you with the CEO of that company, but it's just amazing. That's all that I say. It's just amazing.
For Real Estate Philanthroinvesting, you can go to equityandhelp.com for a Water Philanthroinvestor, you can go to originclear.com and you will learn everything there, and that's something that you actually know. Also, every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM, the director of Philanthroinvestors for Equity and Help, Mr. Skye Logan, does a weekly webinar on Real Estate Philanthroinvesting and different knowledge.
He's now going through the seven mistakes that the real investors make. And it's every Thursday 10:00 AM. Visit the webinar and you can sign up on equityandhealth.com and then every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, you also can actually watch the water philanthroinvesting webinar, with different knowledge that OriginClear does, and you can sign up at oc.gold/pi PI for Philanthroinvestors. So, O-C (OriginClear) dot gold, slash P-I. (oc.gold/pi)
Roger: Ivan Ans, thank you. You are doing amazing things and you have noble purpose. Thank you for your time. And we'll have to do another interview for all those waterpreneurs that are going to emerge through that company.
Ivan: Yes, my friend, totally. You're welcome for anytime and thank you very much, Roger, for your time, for your patience, for your professionalism in asking the questions. The level of communication that you have is amazing. And I wish you the best end of 2020 and a wonderful, happy, healthy, wealthy, and philanthroinvesting 2021.
Roger: You got it, and I'll talk to you soon. Bye.
End of podcast presentation
Philanthroinvestors and OriginClear
Riggs: Well that is Roger Becker and he is, obviously it was a very extensive interview, but you caught the very end of it. What I love is Ivan's amazing passion that he shows for this cause. And truthfully, he has transformed our financing efforts because he had some very high net worth individuals, multi-millionaires who have already done well with Equity and Help.
And we're now in discussions with the same investors to create what I call the GM finance, the Toyota Financial, the captive-financing arm, that we plan to set up to finance water equipment. I'm going to tell you more about that in a second because there're very exciting things going on with that. So thank you again, Ivan, for this wonderful show.
Biden - Water Spending?
Now, let's move on because something's very interesting is happening because we have of course, a hugely contested election, right? Have you noticed? Well, the fact is that a couple of weeks ago, we featured what the Trump administration was doing for water infrastructure.
Well, okay. Let's give equal time to the Biden administration, assuming that it goes forward, and I'm not taking any sides here. The Biden administration. What are the prospects for water spending? And my position is that regardless of the administration things look really good for water infrastructure.
Let's go ahead with this article in TechCrunch and Biden's infrastructure plans could boost startups. And it talks about infrastructure is high in the list of priorities, build back better, American infrastructure, I've been saying this a lot has been crumbling for decades. We know that the federal share of water spending has been dropping year after year and that is not being reversed. It's just the issue. And the hope is that these long stalled infrastructure initiatives will take off. And so then he moves... There's a whole bunch of stuff with energy, electrical, this, that and the other thing.
Intelligent Water Management
And then the article gets into water. And there's various companies that are involved in the startup mode for intelligent water management use which is very important for us too. We need intelligent water management and things like stormwater management are very important.
Now, let's continue because I'm getting to something very important. There are startups that "are applying the same principles of decentralized energy generation and applying them to waste and management. There are treatment technologies that can be installed into buildings." This is decentralized water treatment that I've been talking about for the longest time.
Now, there's some leaders who have raised serious money. And one of the one of the ones that I love is called Cambrian Innovation finance. I'm going to tell you why in a second. Anyways, so the article finishes a nice picture of a leaky bucket. So what's this all about. Let's go over to the Cambrian Innovation.
Now, this is a company that has been very well funded, and I'll show you that announcement in a second. Well, what do they offer? They offer something called a W-E-P-A. What is that? It is a Water-Energy Purchase Agreement. And what they do is they have the capital just as we are currently working on to say to a company, "Don't worry about it, install your system, and you'll pay on the meter, as you're metered." And this is very, very attractive.
Let's take a look at their announcements and you'll see that they raise $18 million, and that's only the latest of their raises. And this was the thing that it would Lagunitas. Now, that was the brewery in San Francisco, Petaluma which is near San Francisco. And they had a problem because they were growing as a brewery, but the local water district near Petaluma couldn't take the excess, so they had to constantly truck water to the next county.
And so Cambrian came along and they installed it. And you see it's a 10 year consulting support agreement. So what it is, is that Lagunitas didn't pay any money upfront. They just agreed to have a long-term Water-Energy Purchase Agreement. And that was a huge breakthrough because it created a long life cycle, as opposed to the normal way of selling water systems, which is you sell the machine and you go away. This is a long-term relationship, which is huge.
Water as a Service
So that's what we're talking about water as a service. So what's great about this is, is that it's wonderful to not be the first. Now, TechCrunch is talking about decentralized infrastructure. And so that has now entered into the language and that's huge. And Water as a Service is a very important initiative for us too, in addition to our Water as a Career, which is unique to us only, but this is why this large fund is going to be key for us.
As we call it our own GM finance. So I wanted to give you a quick update on that. We are in talks with two different investors and a third one in background to invest multiple seven figures into a fund that will be owned by OriginClear, that will essentially, as I showed you last week,
it'll basically rent out or lease finance equipment on either a rental basis or on this Water as a Service where people pay by the ton of the water treated. So that's happening as I speak. And it's extremely exciting. Now, I'm so excited about it because, we have amazing investors who've helped us get to where we are, but now we really feel that this is going to leap us up into the same range as a Cambrian Innovation, which is super exciting. Okay.
So I wanted to talk a little bit about the economy, what the heck is going on with our economy? And for that, I want to just quickly flip to another slide here, which is... Billionaire Malone Buying Hard Assets, and Farmland, Fears Inflationary Dollar Debasement.
And let me just make it bigger here, because ZeroHedge uses very small type. They're wacky. "Instead of the usual bullish excrement spewed..." blah, blah, blah. But he basically said that there's a risk of inflation. "We've survived this pandemic because of enormous fiscal and monetary stimulus. I've got to believe this will lead to devaluation of currencies. That hard assets will increase in value and currency terms. Not sure I'm going to call as inflation, but it'll look and feel like inflation."
US Dollar vs Gold
Okay. So let's take a look over here. I'm going to go past the video, US Dollar versus Gold, whoa. That is a very interesting situation. Isn't it? So he believes that it will be, there'll be a period of currency devaluation and how is he responding to it? Well, he's diversifying into hard assets, irrigated farms, farms, multi-family housing, et cetera. He's now growing potatoes, but the point is that, if you could invest in hard assets and make double digit returns, then you're in great shape, and this is exactly what we are offering.
We don't like this, it's not a great trend. You can watch this separately, I'm not going to play it to you, but it's a fascinating story and I think it reinforces what I've been covering for a long time, which is that you can't just sit on your cash, you've got to do something with it. And I think the best way to do something about it is to choose a very high yield instrument that has a very high upside. And I'll show you in a second because we have our new investment round.
All right, now the next thing that's going on is, going back to our next slide and this is, who is moving to Florida? Well, well, we moved to Florida but then somebody's following us and let's take a look at who that is.
Tech Titan flees San Francisco for Florida, says, "City is poorly managed." Keith Rabois former executive at Square, and PayPal has lived in the Bay Area for two decades. And he has decided to move to, well, he's going to go to Miami, which is fine. And it's an issue, of course, he doesn't like the way things are run in San Francisco.
I'm not going to comment on that, but it's clear that South Florida is one of the top destinations for American moving during the COVID 19 pandemic. So, it's nice to know that somebody else has joined us in this.
Participating in our Future
And let me use the last few minutes to cover our new offering, which is really really really interesting. So participating in our future. Now, remember that we're doing this big fund set up, but that fund is going to be used for the actual equipment.
Preferred Series R
How do we deploy the resources and the people to run the fund and so forth? That's going to be funded by our existing investors. Here's the new offering we're calling a Series R, Preferred Series R. So it's for accredited foreign investors. It pays a 10% cash dividend, which means that you get paid to wait. And Ken Berenger has an amazing presentation about that.
Now, when you decide to redeem your investment. So you invest say, $100, 000 you get 200% back and it's priced at the time. So you're not worried about whether the stock price goes up or down, it's priced at the time you redeem it. So you then get your investment back doubled.
And everybody gets 180 day cashless warrant at five cents. Now, what does that mean? And as you've noticed, we're below five cents right now, but we have reason to believe that that will change, but I'm not going to make any pronouncements at this point. Good things are happening, but I'm not going to get into it tonight.
So, you have 180 days to convert this. Cashless means that if stock is at 10 cents, you take away half of your investment to get the warrants. So let's say you invested a $100,000 you get a $50,000 worth of warrant and you can start trading it immediately.
Potential 6X Appreciation
There's more warrants all the way up to $500,000 and it creates a potential six times appreciation, not including the cash dividend. So it's a very good package. For the company where you're protected from the downside, by having the 200% redemption price at the time of the redemption. But you have a lot of upside because we believe that's where things are going.
So to find out more call Ken, he's amazingly knowledgeable about this. He helped me. Of course, he's a co-strategist and he helped develop this offering. Devin is also extremely helpful and he is going to, both of them are going to be able to help you out with that. Schedule a call with Ken, just put oc.gold/Ken in your browser.
This offering is a Regulation D as in David offering, and next week, I'm going to cover the Regulation A offering, which is going amazingly well. We have a fantastic agency handling it, and you're going to hear some wonderful updates about that. But this one here is a private placement meaning that the Securities Exchange Commission has not passed on its merits. Okay. And of course we hope that you'll join us next week and I will cover the regulation, A offering. So let's see who is with us on the chat line. We've got some good stuff going on here.
Quarterly Filing and More
Thank you all. I excellent attendance tonight. I really appreciate everyone coming in. We're very, very excited. Now I want to mention that the quarterly filing is due, last day for it to be due as Monday. Of course, we will make that date. What I can tell you is that we've been doing extremely well booking purchase orders. I will give you full details and I can't get into it right now, obviously, because it's not public knowledge yet, but we're also going to cover what's going on with our Spanish partner next time. And when I say next week, it's not next Thursday. It's Thursday after next. Okay. So we're not going to be playing on Thanksgiving day. It doesn't seem smart.
So it's going to be week after next. Let's see each other for discussion of the quarterly results, the outlook for the end of the year, the whole year looking forward. Now we have an idea of where things are going, and we're also going to cover some amazing things that our Spanish partner is doing.
The Depurpoc, the pork manure effluent provider, they've done some amazing things. So thank you, everyone. It's been great having you tonight, going into Thanksgiving. I hope you have a safe and friendly Thanksgiving that you can manage to do what you can with family and friends. It's a tough time, but we're here. Talk to Ken, talk to Devin. If you want to talk to me just call up Devin. He'll be happy to put you in touch. Thank you again. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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