News & Articles

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

CanopyBoulder raises over $4M for 2019 accelerator fund, increases funding offer to $130k

Posted by CanopyBoulder on Mar 8, 2019 1:20:02 PM

Marijuana business accelerator and venture fund oversubscribes sixth fund

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What Investors Want...

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 26, 2019 3:15:56 PM

As an investor in the cannabis industry, we often get asked by entrepreneurs what they can do to stand out in the industry. So, we’ve put together a short list of things investors look for when evaluating deals.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, cannabis business, cannabis investing, accelerator, startup

Cannabis Technology - Leapfrogging Traditional Industries

Posted by Andrew Duffy on Feb 4, 2019 1:12:23 PM

The historic, venture capital-fueled tech boom of the past two decades in Silicon Valley and beyond has turned “innovation” into perhaps one of the most abused terms in our day-to-day lexicon. Years of buzzword status have disconnected us from a meaningful understanding of the real hallmarks of innovation and the conditions that give rise to it. As such, most people wouldn’t consider the cannabis industry the ideal environment to develop new, world-changing technologies; luckily for a small swathe of forward thinking entrepreneurs and investors, most people are wrong.

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Topics: Analysis, Entrepreneurship, cannabis companies, agtech, cannabis business, marijuana, startup, cannabis tech, Best in Grow