VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2020 – Loop Insights Inc. (TSX.V: MTRX) (the “Company” or “Loop”)—provider of transformative artificial intelligence (“AI”) solutions—announced that it has applied for eligibility to The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) in preparation for trading company shares on the OTCQB® American Venture Market, operated by OTC Markets Group based in New York.
This listing will be a timely milestone, as Loop has a robust pipeline of activity tied to product and business development, and overall company expansion. Over the past few years, in-store tech investment has steadily increased (60% in 2019 alone), while funding for e-commerce companies has declined, a CB Insights report found. If successful, the OTCQB® listing is a strategic move to leverage this shift in tech funding, and broaden Loop’s access to a much larger, international group of investors—as the Company seeks to become a truly global company.
DTC eligibility will offer an electronic trading method that drives cost effective, timely settlements. Because some US firms prohibit the trading of shares that are not DTC eligible, this will widen the Company’s exposure and scope of opportunity in the US market.
Loop CEO, Rob Anson stated: “By trading on the OTCQB® with DTC eligibility, we are being attentive to this investor demand, in a nation that has one of the largest retail markets. With so many US-based opportunities and partnerships already in the pipeline, it’s a no-brainer for us to list on this exchange. It’s an important, and natural step, as our compelling story grows and transcends geographical borders.”
The CB Insights report furthers that retailers are turning to innovative technology designed to boost sales and supply chain productivity in stores. The retailers that are leading this shift are big fish in the American retail pool—including Target, Walmart, Home Depot, and Best Buy—and it stems from an understanding of customer needs for a more digital experience. In 2019, 80% of customers were found using their mobile phone while in a brick and mortar store. For long-term success, these benchmark retailers recognize that their storefronts are a major gateway for boosting revenue—and are now drawing huge attention to the technology companies that can make this happen. Loop stands prepared, with its listing on the OTCQB® Venture Market.
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About DTC: DTC is the Depository Trust Company, a member of the Federal Reserve System, a limited-purpose trust company under New York State banking law, and a registered clearing agency with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. DTC provides for the shares of eligible international and U.S. companies to be electronically cleared and settled through its systems (DTC Eligibility).
About Loop Insights: Loop is a Vancouver-based technology company that provides transformative artificial intelligence services and IoT solutions to the brick and mortar retail industry to support its longevity in the face of a growing online consumer culture. At the core of its solution is the Fobi IoT technology, which has the unique ability to connect company-wide data with in-store transactional data in real time. This disruptive capability creates revenue-generating insights, which can be actioned through Loop’s automated personalized marketing platform to increase foot traffic, wallet share, loyalty and spend.
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