As investors in the cannabis industry, we get asked by entrepreneurs about what options they have when looking for funding and how, if at all, those options differ because of that whole federally illegal, brand-new industry thing.
The relationship between start-up and investor is a special one. Investors provide much needed capital to young companies and, often, seasoned guidance toward their development. Choosing not only the right type of funding, but also the right financial partner is critical to success. But how do you know if you’ve found your financial soul-mate or a dud?
BOULDER, Colo. – July 10, 2018 – CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage investment fund and business accelerator for companies developing ancillary products and services for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce follow-on investments totaling $575,000 into a number of leading cannabis companies. The businesses include packaging solutions, artificial intelligence, product sampling and review solutions, and blockchain technology, among others.
The cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Growing at a rate of 30% annually, BDS Analytics estimates it to be worth $22B by 2020, just 6 short years after the first state fully legalized.