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.
The year was sandwiched by high numbers, with Q1 logging $94.2 million in deals and Q4 banking $67.9 million.
CB Insights also catalogued the most active investors in private cannabis companies from 2011-2015. CanopyBoulder was ranked number one, having invested in more than 15 companies since 2011; the ArcView Group came in second and Casa Verde Capital came in third.