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Metro Capital, Inc. (MNTR) is a public company that invests in medical and social use cannabis companies. Mentor takes a 10% to 60% position in the family of participating companies, but leaves operating control firmly in the hands of the cannabis company founders. Because adult social use and medical marijuana opportunities often overlap, Mentor Capital also participates in the legal recreational marijuana market. However, Mentor’s preferred focus is medical, and the company seeks to facilitate the application of cannabis to cancer wasting, calming seizures and Parkinson disease, reducing ocular pressures from glaucoma, and blunting chronic pain. 

Mentor’s approach and capital structure allows its shareholders to buy an additional $140 million of Mentor shares at approximately a 12.5% discount. As money is sent in to buy into the growing cannabis portfolio, the proceeds are split pro rata amongst the cannabis companies that are participating in the indirect sale in order to receive funding. As more private cannabis companies join in the consortium, the higher the MNTR share price is pushed, other things being equal. The increasing share price increases the exercise of stock options and warrants by both Mentor Capital’s 1,500 mostly accredited shareholders and the public market in general. Using this approach, Mentor can deliver a higher price to founders for a smaller slice of their business. Retaining control and receiving more cash are the two key advantages to cannabis founders working with Mentor Capital, Inc. 

 

$50 BILLION MARKET – – 3% PENETRATION 

Only 3% of the illegal marijuana market has, at the beginning of 2014, been shifted into the legal sector. This implies a 30x potential increase in the size of the cannabis market upon the eventual realization of a federal lifting of the prohibition on cannabis, if lifted for both medical and adult social use. The 30x implied illegal to legal potential market shift may be one factor in why the market capitalization sof some public cannabis companies are in the 30x revenue (i.e. sales) range. The $1.4 Billion legal cannabis market is forecast to grow by 63% during 2014. It is important to note that this 63% annual increase in sales or even the entire 30x potential increase requires no true growth in the overall cannabis market or other growth in cannabis usage. The modeled growth is satisfied, in our understanding, by the shifting of cannabis buyers to legal sellers rather than them risking buying through any remaining illegal channels. The $50 Billion market already exists and does not need to be developed, just shifted over. Antidotal evidence in Denver indicates that illegal channels are already expressing resentment toward the decline in street sales because of the shift to legal, controlled cannabis sale.

 

Investing Strategy 

 

To lead and capture a major portion of the potential 30 times increase in the legal cannabis market Mentor Capital's investing strategy is: 

1) Be first with significant public money 
2) Quickly roll up the best cannabis participants in a public vehicle 
3) Bring a high level of character and business professionalism to the marijuana investing sector 



Mentor is authorized (almost like a group IPO) to raise $140 million from the public market and is committing those funds to the cannabis companies that join in the cooperative portfolio, trading a slice (10% to 60%) of their business in exchange for public market funding. To Mentor's knowledge, Mentor Capital is the first public company to commit this level of a cash raise to the cannabis market. 

In any very rapidly growing situation, companies need large amounts of capital to keep pace with the growth opportunity. It is hoped that the cannabis firms Mentor funds will have a significant advantage in absorbing a large share of the expected business expansion. 

In order to apply the $140 million fully and quickly, Mentor Capital has been very aggressive in recruiting cannabis companies to secure their share of a funding portfolio. A very high price in future proceeds is offered, against the backstop of starting within a $1.4 Billion legal market and looking to expand to encompass the $50 billion already existing illegal market, all implying a 30x market growth. 

The current public market multipliers are in the 30x to 80x revenues range. This, quite possibly because there is a projected near term market growth of 30 times. Almost any reasonably solid, well-financed company will do well in this sort of environment. Mentor is quite experienced in picking solid companies and even very high offers will still be much less than 30x revenues. This all gives encouragement to green light a roll up of the best available cannabis companies in each sector and region. This investment and acquisition approach may have an expectedly high return but surprisingly low business risk, in our examination. 

A final plank in the Mentor Capital investment strategy is qualitative and is pushing to bring a high degree of business professionalism and transactional integrity to the marijuana public market. As a first, the CEO voluntarily placed all of his MNTR shares in escrow with a law firm. This, to address the widespread concerns that pump and dump schemes are prevalent in the medical marijuana market. Additionally, the CEO is taking the role of the non-user, designated driver in this cannabis industry involvement. Finally, following from the West Point, Harvard, General Electric formal approach to the world, all interactions are structured to be 100% business and win-win-win. In an open way all business transactions should be a win for Mentor, for cannabis founders, and the investing public. 

This formal, win-win-win, all business approach is a natural one for Mentor Capital. Management hopes in this way to attract the cannabis founders of the best cannabis brands. These founders are brought together with conservative investors who are still looking for a solid business approach within this extraordinary opportunity. 

 

Chester Billingsley is a native of Minnesota, born in 1952. He received a congressional appointment and did his undergraduate work at West Point. Later he went to graduate school at Harvard University where he received a Master’s Degree in Applied Physics with concurrent study at Harvard Business School and at MIT studying proton radiology as applied to difficult to treat cancers, in conjunction with Mass General Hospital. 

Mr. Billingsley spent the major portion of his early career at General Electric in technical sectors in project, turn-around and international management positions. In 1985 he formed Tech Start, the predecessor to Mentor Capital in the heart of Silicon Valley. He has held the general manager or president position since that time. 

In 1995 he took the firm public and has had lead responsibility in the Tech III Partners, Cambridge Equity Partners, and Mentor Investors I, LP financial partnerships. He has directed the successful acquisition or investment in thirty-six operating business or entities. 

Mr. Billingsley is a conservative, 61 years old, non-using businessman. In August 2013, he led the surprising but science-based decision to take Mentor Capital into the medical marijuana space. The goal was to pursue an alternative approach to fighting cancer while seeing significant shareholder returns. 

As a public company pioneer in the legal cannabis space, Mr. Billingsley became a founding director and officer of the board of directors of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association in November 2013.

 
MNTR Security Details
Share Structure
Market Value1                  $12,196,693  Jan 17, 2014
 
Shares Outstanding 6,419,312  Sep 30, 2013
Float 1,545,670  Sep 30, 2011
Authorized Shares 400,000,000  Sep 30, 2013
   
 
Shareholders
Shareholders of Record 1,561 a/o Sep 30, 2011

Mentor Capital (MNTR) Invests in Leading-Edge Cancer Therapy & Drug Development Companies



Filings
http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/MNTR/filings

Summary Data. Management Team. Professional Support. Philosophy.
Ethics. Corporate Governance.
http://www.mentorcapital.com/About-Mentor-Capital.html



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MNTR's objective is to help defeat cancer by funding $125 Million into the best new cancer fighting companies. MNTR equity is targeted to the critical gap between non-profit discovery and Big-Pharma sales.
To inject funds into the cancer companies (rather than trade in the market) MNTR seeks to directly acquire and escrow $125 Million in shares from fifteen Cancer Index or other leading firms. Any resulting net exercise in MNTR's $125 Million in freely tradable warrants are paid out pro rata to the cancer fighters under MNTR's standard Long-Term Equity Funding Contract.


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MNTR News: Mentor Capital Issues First Half Financials with $1.0 M Revenue 08/05/2014 10:27:00 AM
MNTR News: Mentor Capital Proposes to Accept and Dividend $1.8 Million in Bhang Stock to Shareholders 08/04/2014 03:55:00 PM
MNTR News: Mentor Capital's MicroCannaBiz Sees Revenues in Fourth Month 06/13/2014 02:05:00 PM
MNTR News: Mentor Capital Issues First Quarter Financials with $535k Revenue 06/05/2014 10:14:00 AM
MNTR News: Mentor Capital Provides Seed Finance for Nevada Cannabis Fund 06/03/2014 08:54:00 AM
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#2741   What a joke... http://mentorcapital.com/cannabis/ Rich 08/22/14 02:08:46 AM
#2740   Remind Chester, not Bhang. Chester filed suit. mlgreen875 08/19/14 09:00:54 PM
#2739   Maybe the court needs to remind Bhang of westendgreen 08/19/14 08:54:26 AM
#2737   Maybe tried to get a bounce by reposting mlgreen875 08/12/14 04:32:11 PM
#2736   Same news posted again on OTC today. RookieStockPicker 08/12/14 04:10:30 PM
#2735   Who will Chester sue to get $621,000 back? mlgreen875 08/11/14 09:44:17 PM
#2734   When will Chester sue the "Wakabayashi Fund"? mlgreen875 08/11/14 09:41:57 PM
#2733   When will Chester sue "Symbian Bank"? mlgreen875 08/11/14 09:40:28 PM
#2732   NEWS: Mentor Capital Sues Bhang Corp. and Owners zeekhoe 08/11/14 08:13:58 PM
#2731   Interesting Trading Event, August 8, 2014 mlgreen875 08/09/14 02:07:54 AM
#2730   January 17, 2014 Repeat? mlgreen875 08/08/14 01:02:58 PM
#2729   Load make some money. Back up the truck!!! RookieStockPicker 08/08/14 12:41:32 PM
#2728   Ignore Reality: Look at the Pretty Announcement!!!!! mlgreen875 08/08/14 12:21:54 PM
#2727   Be careful of wash sales. mlgreen875 08/07/14 01:57:37 PM
#2726   yea, oh well. Its tax deductible at least.. mgrove77 08/07/14 01:48:41 PM
#2725   That's why gambling is bad Tradescott818 08/07/14 11:38:40 AM
#2724   Will the MNTR Board keep Chester as CEO? mlgreen875 08/07/14 03:19:41 AM
#2723   Call me what you want, but like I yaboy520 08/06/14 09:30:38 PM
#2722   Faith in Chester Vindicated: MNTR closes at $.90 mlgreen875 08/06/14 04:51:18 PM
#2721   looks like you just troll different boards saying mgrove77 08/06/14 02:41:59 PM
#2720   Ah! Twitter Posting. How professional. mlgreen875 08/06/14 10:19:51 AM
#2719   But not Q1 2014? mlgreen875 08/06/14 09:34:51 AM
#2718   When Does MNTR Get Its $621,000 Back? mlgreen875 08/06/14 09:29:11 AM
#2717   Desperation, Hubris, Inept, Woodenheaded, Inflexible mlgreen875 08/06/14 09:26:54 AM
#2716   2012, 2013 and 2nd Quarter audit completion is westendgreen 08/06/14 09:25:51 AM
#2715   As usual you are misinterpreting the contract with westendgreen 08/06/14 09:05:35 AM
#2714   I believe this will go right back down yaboy520 08/06/14 02:52:30 AM
#2713   Trust Chester. MNTR WILL be under $1.00 soon. mlgreen875 08/06/14 01:10:43 AM
#2712   Is Chester saying that MNTR received no stock mlgreen875 08/05/14 07:53:58 PM
#2711   In my book if you take $1,500,000 from westendgreen 08/05/14 07:17:44 PM
#2710   Maybe Bhang listens to its lawyers. Now. mlgreen875 08/05/14 06:48:54 PM
#2709   I think Bhang should publically declare what it's westendgreen 08/05/14 06:12:10 PM
#2708   I Trust Chester. MNTR drops under $1.00 soon. mlgreen875 08/05/14 05:28:26 PM
#2707   Deposit your profits in a "Symbian Bank" account. mlgreen875 08/05/14 10:43:21 AM
#2706   MNTR Website False and Misleading for 48 Days!!! mlgreen875 08/05/14 10:09:16 AM
#2705   I think Bhang's refusal to return the money westendgreen 08/05/14 08:52:44 AM
#2704   No, and I dont think its going below mgrove77 08/05/14 08:25:40 AM
#2703   Desperation? Just my thoughts, waiting for a entry Tradescott818 08/05/14 02:02:03 AM
#2702   you get the email from MNTR? Thoughts? mgrove77 08/04/14 06:55:01 PM
#2701   ChesterMath: 67.5% + 30% + 7.5% = 100% mlgreen875 08/04/14 05:34:10 PM
#2700   When you want to buy a bridge, call me. mlgreen875 08/03/14 08:12:03 PM
#2699   I think there is no surprise here that westendgreen 08/03/14 08:01:32 PM
#2698   Glad you approve of the warrant reset. mlgreen875 08/03/14 07:58:33 PM
#2697   You said it right. You are only guessing. westendgreen 08/03/14 07:19:40 PM
#2696   MNTR Website False and Misleading for 45 days mlgreen875 08/02/14 12:27:44 PM
#2695   Told you. $7 warrants reset to $1.60 mlgreen875 08/01/14 07:49:43 PM
#2694   Talk with a lawyer: Can contracts be voided? mlgreen875 08/01/14 11:14:31 AM
#2693   Keep in mind- although contracts can be confusing mgrove77 08/01/14 09:10:55 AM
#2692   Until proven otherwise Bhang & Mentor have a contract. westendgreen 08/01/14 09:06:13 AM
#2691   Drinking Ronk's Kool-Aid? Shorting Conspiracy? Really? mlgreen875 07/31/14 11:46:12 PM
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