InstantGMP, Inc. Announces Annual Greenfield Grant for Cannabis and Hemp Processors

InstantGMP, Inc. and their partners are excited to announce the annual Greenfield Grant designed to take Cannabis processors, CBD and Hemp manufacturers from zero to production superstars for brands within investor portfolios. The Grand Prize winner will receive a comprehensive system that will instantly establish their Good Manufacturing Practices. Fulfilling a Brand’s Vision Starting a […]

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Marijuana Companies & Investors from U.S. and Canada Plot Next Moves In Vancouver April 30 – May 2

1st NASDAQ-traded company CEO Mike Gorenstein of Cronos Group and most pro-cannabis Republican, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to address group; Dozens of Promising Cannabis Companies Pitch Investors in ‘Shark-Tank’ Style Format Vancouver, BC – On the heels of Trump backing states’ rights on marijuana and former Speaker of the House John Boehner joining the cannabis industry, […]

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CanopyBoulder Launches 9th Canna-business Accelerator Program

CanopyBoulder’s spring 2018 business accelerator cohort includes a blockchain technology company, a software firm, and other tech projects aimed at marketing and medical cannabis information. In total, six companies comprise CanopyBoulder’s ninth class in the 16-week accelerator program. The six companies: Realm 72 – an online marketplace for marketers, brands, and influencers, linking products and […]

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Michael Brubeck: How to Identify a Winning Cannabis Investment

Michael Brubeck is the founder and CEO of Centuria Foods and author of Tipping the Scales, a book about cannabis industry financing that helps canna-curious investors identify characteristics of a successful venture. For this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Michael joined our host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early time in the industry — where he […]

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Jon Vaught: Cannabis and Tissue Culture Cloning

Jon Vaught is the CEO of Front Range Biosciences, a cannabis agriculture firm based out of Boulder, Colorado that specializes in tissue culture cloning for the cannabis industry. Jon recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early career in organic chemistry and agriculture science, Front Range’s successful seed round […]

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Report: Cannabis Industry Investments Already Beyond 2016 Figures

According to Viridian Capital Advisors’ Cannabis Deal Tracker, investments in most sectors of the legal cannabis industry are up so far in 2017, with cultivation and retail investments leading the way. According to the report, as of Sept. 29, investments in the space are so far more than double the 2016 figures, with total investments […]

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Eaze Raises $27M, Adds Investor to Board of Directors

Eaze, the cannabis technology and delivery firm, has raised $27 million in Series B financing led by Bailey Capital, bringing the company’s total funding to $52 million. Bailey Capital is led by James Bailey, who has also invested in PAX Labs and High Times. DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures, and FJ Labs also participated in the […]

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Lerer Hippeau, Joe Montana-Linked Firm, Lead $4M Cannabis Technology Company Seed Round

Cannabis technology firm HERB has raised $4.1 million in seed funding led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures along with Liquid 2 Ventures, which counts National Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana among its general partners. Lerer Hippeau has previously invested in Buzzfeed, and were announced in April as leaders of a $3 million seed […]

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Russian Banking Pioneers Betting on U.S. Cannabis Reforms

Two Russian banking pioneers are envisioning sweeping cannabis reforms in the U.S. and are bringing the same attitude to the industry that they had during the fall of the Soviet Union and its transition to capitalism. In an interview with Bloomberg, Boris Jordan, who co-founded Renaissance Capital more than 20 years ago, equated the cannabis […]

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Jon Gowa: Robotics in the Cannabis Industry

Jon Gowa is the founder and CEO of Bloom Automation, a company that is designing and creating robots in Colorado to assist the cannabis industry. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, our host TG Branfalt and Jon discuss Bloom Automation’s participation in the Boulder Canopy startup incubator, the various robot designs they have tested […]

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Canopy Boulder Startup Incubator Announces Fall Class

Canopy Boulder has accepted eight startups for its Fall 2017 class, including a cloud-based quality management tool for multi-state canna-business operators, an agriculture technology hardware service, and a software platform that helps businesses manage and mine their online reviews. Each startup accepted to the program receives $30,000 in seed funding with the opportunity to earn […]

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Cyprus Cabinet Pushes MMJ Plan to Attract International Investments

In an effort to attract international investors, federal officials in Cyprus have approved plans allowing cultivation of medical cannabis on the island, according to a Cyprus Mail report. The cabinet-backed plan, which would make two cultivation licenses available, still needs to be approved by Parliament. Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides said officials hope to attract capital […]

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Eric Gomez: Overseeing a Cannabis Startup Incubator

Eric Gomez is the CEO of Canopy San Diego, a San Diego-based startup incubator for tech companies who are focused on serving the cannabis space. Eric recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to discuss the current climate for investors who are looking to get started in the cannabis industry, understanding the difference between making […]

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Venture Capital Firm Agrees to Acquire New York MMJ Licensee

Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based iAnthus Capital Holdings has agreed to acquire Valley Agriceuticals LLC, which holds a conditional medical cannabis license in New York, for $17.3 million, in what is the venture capital firm’s largest transaction to date. The deal, once completed, will expand iAnthus’ portfolio into five states. Randy Maslow, president of iAnthus, said the […]

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Cannabis Breathalyzer Company Completes $8.1 Million Funding Round

Benchmark Capital, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm whose investments include Uber, Dropbox, Snap, and WeWork has infused capital into Oakland-based startup Hound Labs – makers of a breathalyzer for cannabis, according to a Business Insider report. The firm led the tech company’s recent $8.1 million funding round. Breathalyzers for cannabis are tricky because THC […]

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Oregon Cannabis Startups See $60-$80M in Investments Over Last 6 months

According to figures from Oregon’s Marijuana Regulation Committee, cannabis startups in the state have had at least $60 million to $80 million invested in the last six months, Northwest Public Radio reports. Projects range from gene testing, to perfecting new delivery methods such as transdermal patches, to researching medical applications for cannabis. In January, Oregon […]

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Florida Attorney and MMJ Campaign Financier Eyeing Industry Investment Opportunities

Orlando, Florida attorney John Morgan was one of the major financial backers of the two statewide ballot initiatives to expand the state’s medical cannabis regime, and in an interview with the Miami Herald, he indicated plans to invest up to $100 million into “the right opportunities” in the cannabis space. “I am prepared to invest […]

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Serge Chistov: Choosing “The Road to Pure”

Serge Chistov is the financial advisor for the Honest Marijuana Company, a Colorado-based cannabis cultivation group that prides itself on providing clean, premium cannabis products to the medical and recreational consumer markets. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast, our host TG Branfalt and Serge discuss the importance of all-natural cannabis growing, what qualities Serge […]

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Cannabis Industry Compliance Platform Wurk Raises Another $2M in Seed Funding

Wurk, a Denver, Colorado-based workforce compliance platform for the cannabis industry, has raised $2 million as part of a seed fund round to hire executives and expand its operations in states with newly legal cannabis markets. The company has now raised a total of $3 million during the round, led by Poseidon Asset Management, with […]

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LeafLink Seed Round Led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures

In their first investment in the cannabis space, Lerer Hippeau Ventures – who counts Buzzfeed, Venmo, and Casper among its investments – led e-commerce startup LeafLink’s $3 million seed round as the New York City-based company expands into Oregon and Nevada. According to a company spokesperson, LeafLink is currently doing $65 million per year in […]

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Hadley Ford: Choosing the Right Cannabis Investments

Hadley Ford is the co-founder and CEO of iAnthus Capital Holdings, a cannabis finance and investment firm with active partnerships in four different legal U.S. markets. In the following interview, our podcast host TG Branfalt interviews Hadley about his life before entering the world of finance, which included five years spent in communes and hitchhiking around Europe […]

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Ganjapreneur Launches Domain Market Featuring MJ.com, Strains.com, and Other High-Value Domains

Ganjapreneur.com is excited to announce the launch of our new domain name market, featuring some of the highest-value and most desirable domains available on the web related to cannabis. This market is intended as a business development resource for venture capital firms, startups, advertising agencies, and anyone who is starting a company in the legal cannabis […]

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U.S.-Based Kalytera Therapeutics Acquires Israel-Based Talent Biotech

Kalytera Therapeutics has completed the acquisition of Israel-based Talent Biotech in a deal worth more than $10 million, the company announced in a press release. To date, the Massachusetts-based firm has made $10 million in cash payments and issued 17,301,208 common shares to Talent, and will pay up to $20 million in aggregate future contingent […]

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3rd Annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference Coming to PDX Feb. 15-16

The third annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) is coming to Portland, Oregon next week, February 15-16. CCC PDX is really amping things up this year at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center). Historically, the two-day cannabis conference and networking event has brought out the largest crowds you can find in Oregon for B2B cannabis […]

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