Plus8 Global Ventures Announces Engagement of Merriman Capital as Financial Advisor

Plus8 Global Ventures Announces Engagement of Merriman Capital as Financial Advisor

Vancouver, British Columbia, September 26, 2013 – Plus8 Global Ventures, Ltd. (CNSX: PGT), (“Plus8” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Merriman Capital, Inc. (“Merriman Capital”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) to act as exclusive Financial Advisor to the Company.

Merriman Capital, a full service registered investment bank headquartered in San Francisco, CA has leveraged its strong network of investors, including family offices, high net worth individuals and focused institutional investment firms to successfully complete several billion dollars of investment banking transactions over the past decade. Merriman Capital will be advising Plus8 Global Ventures on its capital markets strategies and effective investor development opportunities.

“As the role of social collaboration has become an increasingly powerful force in investing, we feel there is an enormous opportunity to consolidate and innovate,” said the Company’s founder and CEO, David Elias. “Merriman will be a strong partner as we execute our strategy of growth via expansion and acquisition in order to become a leading firm in the social investing space.”

He then went on to start one of the first social marketing agencies, which was later acquired by the UK’s largest privately-owned communications group.

About Plus8 Global Ventures, Ltd.

Plus8 Global creates financial technologies that provide market tools and social connectivity to investors. The company’s Trader|OS platform allows independent traders to exchange and validate ideas instantly while offering revenue generating solutions for premium content publishers. For more information, please go to

About Merriman Capital, Inc.

Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital formation, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. For more information, please go to

Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)

Forward Looking Information

Plus8’s efforts are led by Mr. Elias, who began his career on the floors of the COMEX and CBOT before trading derivatives at Bear Stearns

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “plans” and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements relating to the Company’s future growth and expansion, are forward- looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the specific risks detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with securities regulators. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will only update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by Canadian securities law.


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Listing: CNSX – Symbol: PGT

Shares issued: 66,786,850
Contact: David Elias, President, Plus8 Global Ventures, Ltd. – (800)686-6286