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Tips for Investing in Cannabis

Silicon Valley Investors Are Finally Getting Marijuana Religion

Silicon Valley Investors Are Finally Getting Marijuana Religion

When three Colorado marijuana entrepreneurs made a presentation to 40 Silicon Valley investors last year, it was as though they were discussing something dirty.

Cannabis Cleans Up Well: 5 Events Signaling Professionalization of Industry

Cannabis Cleans Up Well: 5 Events Signaling Professionalization of Industry

From industry members in the trenches to suits in corner offices, here are five events that show cannabis cleans up well, signaling the professionalization of the industry.

VCs Invested in Cannabis

Venture Capitalists Invested Over $215 Million in Cannabis Companies in 2015

On Feb. 29, 2016, CB Insights released a report on venture capital investments in the legal cannabis industry for 2015. According to the report, VCs invested in 98 cannabis-related deals in 2015, totaling $215.2 million.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Marries Cannabis Startups and Capital

The Marijuana Investor Summit was not short on speakers and panelists offering advice on financing a cannabis business. But many cannabis entrepreneurs learned a grittier lesson in the conference center’s labyrinth-like hallways and the hotel’s lobby bar.

Growing

Growing Out of Pot Investment Anxiety

Many venture capitalists are still nervous about investing in marijuana, despite a legal market estimated at $1.44 billion. Worries range from DEA enforcement action to scalability to a general squeamishness about “sin products.” A realistic way to take the risk/reward problem apart may be to look at the industry as a collection of mini-markets, each with unique characteristics.

Funding

Ten Tips for Raising Start-Up Funding in the Cannabis Industry

As we’ve previously discussed, investors have taken an interest in canna-business start-ups in recent years. Venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors are recognizing the industry’s profitability and have begun funding legal cannabis companies.

VCs

When It Comes to Marijuana, Many VCs Still Won’t Inhale

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs love to beat their chests about how disruptive they are. As the trope goes, they’re fearless about betting on the next far-out idea, whether it’s driverless cars, private space flight or the Airbnb of parking spots.


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