As the crowds die down and the tourists begin to dwindle in Denver, the power players of the marijuana industry have been working hard at the Marijuana Investor Summit, networking, educating, and building a better industry. Even though day one was massively successful, day two had no trouble exceeding expectations in both breadth and scope.
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The pitch meeting is perhaps one of the most intriguing environments for private investments to take place because it forces creators to face kings of capital, where an array of interpersonal interactions can make or break a deal.
Marijuana is proving to be contemporary culture’s most exciting frontier market. With a growing number of opportunities to enter the legal marijuana industry, the best minds have been seeking a vehicle to drive innovation and investment education.
Denver-based MassRoots is a distinct first mover into what could become a valuable corner of the social media ecosystem—a community by, of, and for cannabis enthusiasts.
This year’s event was an historic event, as it was two days and hosted new investors from a range of backgrounds. The entrepreneurs are showing a new level of acumen and polish and are bringing great pitches to the events.
As founder and managing partner of Dutchess Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, Douglas Leighton is no stranger to burgeoning industries.
Few business sectors are growing as fast as the cannabis industry. After the 2014 midterm election, the recreational market expanded from two states to four; and many expect marijuana to become legal nationwide within the next decade.
As American lawmakers legalize cannabis in a handful of states and decriminalize it in others, “potrepreneurs” are emerging from the shadows to bring tech to the cannabis community.