OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 8., 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Over $58 million has been invested by ArcView members into at least 93 cannabis-related companies that have come through ArcView. That makes ArcView the #1 source of deal flow in the fastest growing industry in America.
December 24th is the deadline to apply to pitch ArcView’s investor members and to be in the running to pitch from the ArcView stage in Scottsdale, AZ February 1 – 2. Please spread the word to people you think would be a good fit.
To apply, please submit an Entrepreneur Application via ArcView’s deal platform Breeze by December 24th, 2015. (If you’ve already submitted an application, we’ll be in touch soon with more specific information.)
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
ArcView members are looking for businesses that are past the prototype phase, already have a business plan in place, are actively raising capital, know how the capital will be utilized, and know how much of their company they are want to give up in exchange. Companies of all types in the cannabis industry are eligible to apply: technology companies, dispensaries, industrial equipment manufacturers, liscensed cultivation facilities, hemp product manufacturers, real estate projects, cultivators, equipment manufacturers, software application programmers, consultants, real estate companies, etc.
NOT QUITE READY?If you don’t think you’re far enough along in your business to be ready for the big stage or you just want to really get ahead, you might consider applying to Canopy, ArcView’s partner business accelerator with cohorts starting soon in the Bay Area and Boulder, CO.
READY FOR ARCVIEW? HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Only 12 companies will be selected to present on stage at the Scottsdale “Arc-Tank”.
Our team reviews every application to determine the liklihood that our members would be interested in it. If so, you’ll be invtied to pitch a few dozen investors on our weekly ArcView Pitch Webinar. In the past, some entrepreneurs raised capital directly from investors on the webinar.
There is no cost to present on the webinar for companies who’ve raised less than 500k and have revenues under 500K. For companies above that threshold it costs $500.
If you get a high enough rating on the webinar you can auto-qualify for a stage pitch slot in Scottsdale. Regardless of your rating, you will be included in the Selection Process for Scottsdale. Our Company Selection Committee then decides which additional companies pitch from stage.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Check out testimonials from entrepreneurs who have pitched ArcView’s members below my signature. Please also check out this video to learn more about ArcView, as well as our recent press reel to get a feel for the coverage our events receive.
I look forward to your application, and hopefully getting you in front of the most concentrated group of investors and key players in this industry.
“If you are a cannabis startup looking to get in front of the best minds in the industry, ArcView is THE place to be. In a very short time, I was able to meet quality investors, partners, advocates, lawyers, and vendors. It’s a fantastic community whose influence is unmatched.” – David Hua, MeadowCare
“The ArcView Investor Forum was one of the best investor conferences I have attended. I met real investors with both the motivation and the bandwidth to invest in this very fast growing industry.” – Anthony Zografos, DNATREK
“ArcView has proven to be great for FunkSac. Not only were we able to show our plan and vision to prospective investors, but also initiate many business opportunities that have turned into deals. We have secured $600,000 from ArcView members. I strongly recommend entrepreneurs and startups in the cannabis industry leverage ArcView and its members for the knowledge and capital.” – Garett Fortune, FunkSac
“The due diligence, questions, and scrutiny of the ArcView investors has helped ebbu focus and refine its business plan. Through Arcview, ebbu has met strategic partners and potential key employees, and built a team of some of the best value added investors in the cannabis industry.” – Dooma Wendschuh, ebbu
“The ArcView Group gave us an opportunity to pitch our company to top-tier investors and raise $1.9 million. I have no doubt MassRoots would not be where it is today without the ArcView Group and I look forward to delivering substantial returns to its members.” – Isaac Dietrich, Co-Founder, MassRoots