News & Articles

Illinois Legalized! Now, Who's Next?

Posted by Carmen Mabee on Jun 26, 2019 3:15:43 PM

On June 25th 2019, Illinois became the 11th state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize adult-use cannabis, and the first to do so by the legislative process. This followed a long month of anticipation after the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the measure 66-47 in late May, and it was sent over to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

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Topics: Analysis, Legal, cannabis business, marijuana, frontier markets

Building the Right Team for Your Startup

Posted by Carmen Mabee on May 29, 2019 9:13:27 AM

Building a strong, cohesive team and cultivating the right company culture is crucial for the success of your startup and its future. But what does this mean, and what does this look like in action?

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, startup, teams

CanopyBoulder™ Invests In Twelve Cannabis Startups, Announces New Accelerator Class

Posted by Celia Daly on May 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Marijuana business accelerator announces first deployment of oversubscribed $4M fund.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Investing, cannabis companies, cannabis business, cannabis investing, accelerator, startup, startups, investors, funding

Discovering the Deal: Canopy Growth & Acerage Holdings

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 30, 2019 3:39:10 PM

Last week, news came out that Canopy Growth might be acquiring Acerage Holdings for $3.4B - a big number when you consider that the entire global industry is worth about $18B. But this landmark announcement has some caveats. Here’s our breakdown of the deal:

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Topics: Investing, News, cannabis companies, cannabis business, marijuana, cannabis investing, frontier markets, investors

Preparing for Exit as an Entrepreneur

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 25, 2019 4:01:56 PM

When taking on venture capital, your job as an entrepreneur is to build a company that can return that capital (and then some) to investors. Sure, there are a lot of other responsibilities that come with building a startup, but this is a big one. And it shouldn’t be taken lightly. But, how does an entrepreneur go about that?

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, cannabis business, startup, startups, Acquisition, Exits

Setting Up your Mentorship Competitive Advantage

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 26, 2019 3:05:41 PM

Getting a new company started is a large undertaking and most startups don’t even make it. So, when getting your young business off the ground, anything you can do as founder to give your company an advantage should be taken.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, cannabis companies, cannabis business, mentor, startups