One oft-cited statistic about the cannabis space claims that women hold 36% of leadership positions in the industry, higher than the 22% average across all U.S. businesses.
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Eaze is Moving Into Recreational Marijuana Delivery With New Funding
The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales.
Big-Name Tech Investors Pour Millions Into Marijuana
The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.
The City of Adelanto Wants to be the ‘Silicon Valley of Medical Marijuana’
Investors envision Adelanto bustling with marijuana-related businesses. As Mayor Richard Kerr says, the city will be the “Silicon Valley of medical marijuana.”
Tech Sector Fertile Ground for Cannabis Funding
LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As cannabis replaces tech as the fastest growing industry in the U.S., legal marijuana is getting a big boost from tech’s past success.
Investors Hoping to Ride High on Trailblazing Marijuana Company
With several states passing measures to legalize marijuana in 2016, the cannabis business looks poised to finally to take off. But for investors, there remains a quandary: How do you find a way to get in on the ground floor of this new growth industry?
Investors Smell Profit in Marijuana Ballot Measures
Investors new to the sector said they are eager for a piece of a market that, by some estimates, will reach $50 billion over the next decade and are looking for ways to claim profits while minimizing legal risks.
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.
MJIC Inc. Launches Gateway to Success With First California Cannabis Business Incubator
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Backed by MJIC, Inc., Gateway Incubator LLC California’s first cannabis company incubator is opening its doors in Oakland.
Big Funding for Vaporizers Suggests Confidence in Cannabis Biz
Pax Labs, the San Francisco maker of a popular electronic cigarette, announced $46.7 million in new funding Wednesday — a sign of investor confidence not only in the booming vaporizer market but also in the marijuana industry.
Cannabis Company Fights Silicon Valley Shade
MassRoots (OTC.BB:MSRT) has been called the Facebook for pot smokers, but this online social website for the cannabis community is fighting cannabias.
CDx is a science and technology company based in La Jolla, California. CDx aims to empower people to live a healthier life by revealing the purity of everything they eat, drink and inhale in the palm of their hands and in real time.
One of Silicon Valley’s Top VC Firms Just Invested Millions in Weed
Brendan Kennedy wants to build the Coca-Cola of cannabis. The PepsiCo of pot. The Procter & Gamble of ganja.
Sensi Products creates innovative edible medicine for cannabis patients, products include small chews and THC shots.
Pot and Technology to Collide at Marijuana Tech Startup Weekend in Denver
It was just a matter time before Denver’s budding tech startup community publicly hooked up with Colorado’s nascent marijuana industry.
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.