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EFactor Group Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

EFactor.com Service Revenues, Advertising Revenues and Number of Subscribers Increase Significantly; Company Closes on Four Strategic Acquisitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 15, 2014) - EFactor Group Corp. (OTCQB: EFCT) ("EFactor Group Corp." or "the Company"), the owner of a group of entrepreneur-focused service companies and EFactor.com, a niche social network providing content and resources for entrepreneurs worldwide, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Second Quarter 2014 Highlights and Recent Events

  • Membership services revenues continued to increase on a sequential and year-over-year comparison.
  • Advertising revenues on EFactor.com reach $30,645, a three-fold sequential increase versus the first quarter of the year and a 100% increase year over year.
  • Total number of subscribers on EFactor.com increase 20% to more than 1.2 million.
  • In July, EFactor Group Corp. closed four strategic acquisitions to increase support and services to entrepreneurs; HT Skills, Ltd., Member Digital, Inc., Business Growth Systems, Ltd., and GroupCard, BV.

"Now that we have completed our targeted four acquisitions, we will re-focus our attention on building each of our business units and significantly expanding the subscriber base of EFactor.com, which will in turn have a positive impact on the new acquisitions' revenue," began Adriaan Reinders, CEO of EFactor Group Corp. "Each of our acquisitions have been carefully chosen to match our ethos at EFactor which is a focus on; knowledge, business development, cost reduction and funding for entrepreneurs. We were pleased to see an uptick in both our number of subscribers and the services they are buying from EFactor such as mentoring and participation at our live events and will continue to work on increasing these numbers. We have also seen a boost in advertising revenues in the quarter from EFactor.com which helped offset a year-over-year decline in our advisory services at EQ Mentor," Reinders concluded.

EFactor Group Corp. currently generates revenue from four primary sources: (1) member services; (2) advertising; (3) advisory services; and (4) public relations. For the second quarter of the year, combined revenues for the period ended June 30, 2014 was $148,586 compared to $116,545 in the first quarter of the year and $228,175 in the corresponding period a year ago, a sequential increase of 27.5% and decrease of 53.6% year-over-year. Specifically, EQmentor revenues which were $114,343 in the second quarter of 2013 were merely $1,437 in the second quarter of 2014. During the first and second quarter of 2014, EQmentor's service offering was being repositioned for long-term, sustainable growth and a re-launch of their services throughout the second quarter of 2014. EQmentor has reinitiated business relationships with its long-standing clientele, many of which include U.S. blue-chip companies. EQmentor expects to realize these contracts and their revenues in the third and fourth quarter of the year.

Despite the temporary setback in EQmentor's quarterly revenue contribution, EFactor Group's subsidiaries and business lines exceeded expectations. EFactor.com's membership fees were up 16 times year-over-year, adverting sales on EFactor.com totaled approximately $30,654 versus a base of zero in 2013 and public relations revenues from EFactor Group Corp.'s MCC International totaled $106,254. EFactor Group Corp's operating subsidiaries are built around EFactor's social network of entrepreneurs who are subscribers to EFactor.com.

EFactor.com is the Company's flagship operating subsidiary and is one of the leading niche social networks designed to service entrepreneurs with valuable and cost-saving business tools, content, on-line and live events hosted by well-known business leaders, funding strategies, and an active social network of more than 1.3 million entrepreneur-subscribers. In the second quarter of the year, EFactor added 200,000 new subscribers to EFactor.com and an additional 100,000 in July alone. EFactor.com's live events such as Pitch-It-In-Person have hosted more than 483 participants through the first two quarters of the year and is poised to grow this number in the second half of 2014. Events are scheduled on a regular basis in cities worldwide for EFactor.com members.

EFactor continues with the marketing of its unique EScore™ system which is designed to measure entrepreneurial process and begin preparing entrepreneurs for raising capital. EScore™ members can benchmark their skill level and progress in five distinct business categories; Finance, Technology, Sales & Marketing, Leadership and last but not least -- Social Value. Through a unique set of questions and tasks, members can not only achieve a score but continue to measure it as they gain experience or bring in valuable members to their team. In addition, EFactor will help each entrepreneur build a strong business based on the information provided through the EScore™ system and unique matching that takes place which helps entrepreneurs build and strengthen a business plan.

Operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $1,085,702 compared to $1,000,029 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. These increases were primarily due to additional depreciation and amortization of the Company's website of $59,228 in 2014 and loss on extinguishment of debt of $32,778.

Interest expense increased to $475,215 for the three month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to $141,041 for the three month period ended June 30, 2013. Interest expenses includes non-cash amortization of $391,318 for share issuance expense to satisfy debtholder enhancements as part of the consideration for entering into these investments. The Company expects to repay or convert into common stock the majority of its outstanding notes subject to the raising further capital and increasing revenues over the course of the next 18 months.

Net loss increased to $1,428,503 from $912,865, for the three month period ended June 30, 2014. The increase in net loss compared to the prior year period is primarily a result of the increase in operating expenses of $85,595 and the increase in interest expense and amortization of debt discount of $334,204, as described above. A component of the increase in operating costs is caused by the need to continue to attract top-notch personnel, which increases our payroll costs.

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Revenues for the six month period ended June 30, 2014 was $265,131 versus $426,937 for the six month period in 2013. The decrease was directly attributed to revenues from EQmentor which were $250,906 in 2013 versus $2,874 in 2014. As mentioned above, EQmentor has enhanced its service offering, market position, and Website services to more properly market to its blue-chip clientele. The Company expects sales from EQmentor to rebound in the second half of the year.

Offsetting the decline in revenues from EQmentor, revenues from EFactor.com membership services increased 72.4% to $17,969, EFactor.com advertising revenues are up 100% from a base of zero to $42,524, and MCC's public relations revenues are up 30.5% to $198,353 for the six month period ended June 30, 2014.

The Company had $126,326 in cash at June 30, 2014. Accounts receivable were $80,334 and notes receivable were $150,250 on June 30, 2014.

Recent Events

EFactor strengthened its offering to its subscriber base by acquiring four additional operating business to support and serve its customers and to direct EFactor.com subscribers to its portfolio of entrepreneur-focused, operating companies. On a proforma basis, combined revenue contribution to EFactor Group Corp. from the acquisitions are estimated at approximately $6.0 million on a 12-month basis. EFactor Group Corp. acquired;

  1. HT Skills, Ltd. - an European-based provider of high-quality apprenticeships and work-based vocational learning, and is also an experienced welfare-to-work job-broker.
  2. Member Digital, Inc. - a firm that helps entrepreneurs build their business through two distinct member-centric service offerings. They are; SubHub -- a leading solution for building and managing paid subscription and membership websites, and MemberCore -- an easy-to-build database and CRM for organizations and associations to manage and record member data.
  3. Business Growth Systems, Ltd. - a training and education company that conducts more than 20 seminars each month in different cities around the United Kingdom. The training provided helps entrepreneurs to grow sales, increase profits and manage time more effectively.
  4. GroupCard, B.V. - a marketing and communication firm founded in 2010 with the goal of helping local sporting clubs and associations create additional revenue streams. Leveraging strong connections and following between local sporting clubs and the sponsors who support such teams, GroupCard encourages fan spending and loyalty of select and participating sponsors.

Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

DATE: Monday, August 18, 2014
TIME: U.S. 9:00 a.m. ET
DIAL IN: U.S. 1-877-407-0784
INTERNATIONAL 1-201-689-8560
CONFERENCE ID: 13589079
WEBCAST: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=110600

A replay of the call will be available beginning two hours after the call through midnight August 25, 2014 by telephone at +1-877-870-5176 (US Domestic) or +1-858-384-5517 (International). The conference ID number is 13589079. This call is being webcast by ViaVid Broadcasting and can be accessed by clicking on this http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=110600 or at ViaVid's website at http://www.viavid.com, where the webcast can be accessed through August 18, 2015.

About EFactor Group Corp.

EFactor Group Corp. (OTCQB: EFCT) has at its core EFactor.com, a niche social network for entrepreneurs. EFactor.com provides its members with the people, tools, marketing and expertise to succeed and make real, trustworthy and lasting connections. At the core of the network lies a strong algorithm that allows members to not only connect with a lot of people, but with the right people. In addition, EFactor.com provides knowledge, facilitates preparing for funding and resources to reduce business costs, delivered through a mix of online social networking and offline domestic and international events.

EFactor.com has over one million members in 222 territories across 240 industries. It is incorporated in Nevada and headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.efactor.com

EFactor Group Corp. also has various subsidiary service organizations including a UK communications and public relations agency and a company that delivers matching software for mentees to get matched to the perfect mentor. For more information about EFactor Group Corp. please visit, http://efactorgroup.com/

The EFactor.com Value - The Entrepreneurs Wingman

EFactor.com is a social network designed to support you as your business grows, along every step of your journey. We'll be there to congratulate you every time you win and will coach and inspire you whenever you feel frustrated by setbacks. You can count on us to connect you with the right people for you and your company and offer you the resources and talent that will help you succeed. We are highly motivated everyday people who genuinely care about our team and customers. We cheer each other on and have each other's back. We get to see our ideas come to life every single day. We're entrepreneurs, contributing our expertise to the community.

See our Company Video here: http://ir.efactorgroup.com/videos/view/4/efactor-video

Forward-Looking Statements:

Safe Harbor: This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of EFactor Corp., to be materially different from the statements made herein.

- FINANCIAL TABLES -

                                                                            
                    EFACTOR GROUP CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES                    
                   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets                    
                                (Unaudited)                                 
                                                                            
                                                   June 30,    December 31, 
                                                     2014          2013     
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
                     ASSETS                                                 
                                                                            
CURRENT ASSETS:                                                             
  Cash                                           $    126,326  $     43,377 
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for                                 
   doubtful accounts of $6,318                         80,334        75,071 
  Notes receivable                                    150,250             - 
  Other current assets                                  8,986         8,878 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
    Total current assets                              365,896       127,326 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
                                                                            
  Property, website and equipment, net of                                   
   accumulated depreciation of $1,293,676 and                               
   $1,102,939                                         474,817       461,499 
  Goodwill                                          3,646,994     3,646,994 
  Deferred Financing Costs                            219,594       347,764 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
  TOTAL ASSETS                                   $  4,707,301  $  4,583,583 
                                                 ============  ============ 
                                                                            
      LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT                                 
                                                                            
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                                                        
  Accounts payable                               $  1,461,498  $  1,085,122 
  Accounts payable - related party                    735,709       657,806 
  Accrued expenses                                    946,672       882,758 
  Operating line of Credit                          1,110,005     1,110,005 
  Deferred revenue                                     68,730        71,836 
  Current portion of note payable - third                                   
   parties, net of discount                           277,131       318,711 
  Current portion of convertible note payable -                             
   third parties, net of discount                   1,221,442       650,762 
  Current portion of note payable - related                                 
   parties, net of discount                           288,678       285,860 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
    Total current liabilities                       6,109,865     5,062,860 
                                                                            
  Other Long-term obligations                         116,587       155,895 
  Non-current portion of convertible note                                   
   payable - third parties net of discount             10,294        13,598 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
    Total Non-Current Liabilities                     126,881       169,493 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
                                                                            
  TOTAL LIABILITIES                                 6,236,746     5,232,353 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
                                                                            
Commitments and contingencies                               -             - 
                                                                            
STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT                                                       
  Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000                             
   shares authorized, 2,500,000 issued and                                  
   outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and December                             
   31, 2013 respectively.                        $      2,500  $      2,500 
  Common stock, $0.001 par value, 175,000,000                               
   shares authorized, 64,556,120 and 59,573,174                             
   issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and                              
   December 31, 2013 respectively.                     64,556        59,573 
  Accumulated other comprehensive income              (29,943)       (5,244)
  Additional paid-in capital                       21,455,815    16,978,361 
  Accumulated deficit                             (23,022,373)  (17,683,960)
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
    Total stockholders' deficit                    (1,529,445)     (648,770)
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
                                                                            
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT    $  4,707,301  $  4,583,583 
                                                 ============  ============ 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                    EFACTOR GROUP CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES                    
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Other Comprehensive Loss
                                (Unaudited)                                 
                                                                            
                            Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended     
                                 June 30,                  June 30,         
                         ------------------------  ------------------------ 
                             2014         2013         2014         2013    
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Net revenues             $   148,586  $   228,175  $   265,131  $   416,937 
                                                                            
Operating expenses                                                          
  Cost of revenue             46,549       27,921       77,755       58,356 
  Sales and marketing         64,081       62,883      119,407      168,508 
  General and                                                               
   administrative            882,988      991,361    3,169,520    1,824,400 
  Depreciation and                                                          
   amortization               59,228        2,693      114,866      181,088 
  (Gain) loss on                                                            
   forgiveness/settlement                                                   
   of liabilities             32,778      (84,829)      32,778      (84,829)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
    Total operating                                                         
     expenses              1,085,624    1,000,029    3,514,326    2,147,523 
                                                                            
Loss from operations        (937,038)    (771,854)  (3,249,195)  (1,730,586)
                                                                            
Other income (expense):                                                     
  Interest expense          (475,215)    (141,011)  (1,463,149)    (309,397)
  Loss on conversion of                                                     
   debt                            -                   (49,926)             
  Derivative loss            (16,250)           -     (576,143)           - 
  Other income (expense)           -            -            -            - 
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
    Total other income                                                      
     (expense), net         (491,465)    (141,011)  (2,089,218)    (309,397)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Net loss                 $(1,428,503) $  (912,865) $(5,338,413) $(2,039,983)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Other comprehensive gain                                                    
 (loss):                                                                    
  Gain (loss) on foreign                                                    
   exchange                   (4,720)       4,590      (24,699)       9,131 
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Comprehensive gain                                                          
 (loss)                  $(1,433,223) $  (908,275) $(5,363,112) $(2,030,852)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Basic and diluted net                                                       
 loss per common share   $     (0.02) $     (0.03) $     (0.08) $     (0.06)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Weighted average shares                                                     
 used in completing                                                         
 basic and diluted net                                                      
 loss per common share    63,334,907   36,381,882   62,853,156   36,381,882 
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
                                                                            

.

                                                                            
                    EFACTOR GROUP CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES                    
              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows               
                                (Unaudited)                                 
                                                                            
                                                   For the six months ended 
                                                           June 30,         
                                                       2014         2013    
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                                       
  Net loss                                         $(5,338,413) $(2,039,983)
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash                             
   used in operating activities:                                            
    Depreciation and amortization                      114,866      181,088 
    Stock option expense                                67,869      186,620 
    Amortization of debt discount                    1,331,004      250,883 
    Stock compensation expense                       1,355,598      329,631 
    (Gain) loss on forgiveness/settlement of                                
     liabilities                                        32,778      (84,829)
    Loss on conversion of debt                          49,926            - 
    Derivative loss                                    576,143            - 
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                              
    Accounts receivables                                (5,263)     (76,323)
    Other current assets                              (150,358)         664 
    Accounts payable                                   416,376      223,857 
    Accounts payable - related party                   118,642            - 
    Accrued expenses                                    77,939      162,662 
    Accrued expenses - related party                         -      219,463 
    Deferred revenue                                    (3,106)      29,610 
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES:             $(1,355,999) $  (616,657)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                                       
  Cash paid for acquisition of property, website                            
   and equipment                                      (128,184)    (225,001)
  Cash acquired in reverse merger with                                      
   acquisitions                                              -       24,444 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
    Net cash used in investing activities          $  (128,184) $  (200,557)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                       
  Proceeds from notes payable                        1,143,452      629,208 
  Proceeds from issuance of shares                     478,520      167,002 
  Repayment of notes payable                           (30,143)      (2,713)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
    Net cash provided by financing activities      $ 1,591,829  $   793,497 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate on cash       (24,699)       9,131 
Net increase (decrease) in cash                         82,947      (14,586)
                                                                            
Cash at beginning of period                             43,377       46,870 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
Cash at the end of the period                      $   126,326  $    32,284 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flows Information:                          
  Cash paid for interest                           $     7,298  $    17,878 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
  Cash paid for income taxes                       $     1,600  $         - 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:                                
Debt discount due to beneficial conversion feature $   826,032  $     9,791 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
Debt discount due to shares issued with debt       $   311,245  $   175,573 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
Reclass of accounts payable - related party to                              
 debt                                              $    40,739  $         - 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
Shares issued for conversion of debt and accrued                            
 interest                                          $   737,368  $   214,000 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
Shares issued for settlement of accounts payable   $    20,000  $         - 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            

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SYS-CON Events announced today that Gigaom Research has been named "Media Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, will also lead a Power Panel on the topic "Choosing the Right Cloud Option." Gigaom Research provides timely, in-depth analysis of emerging technologies for individual and corporate subscribers. Gigaom Research's network of 200+ independent analysts provides new content daily that bridges the gap between break...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.