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Cannabis Venture Capital and Startup Funding Sources

CannaList BIZ offers this Cannabis Venture Capital Directory as a resource to startups. Our goal is to bring together startups, investors, and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming the Cannabis Industry.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the cannabis industry is exploding. And with the potential of federal legalization, the green wave will turn into a tsunami. These are some of the folks funding the next generation of cannabis innovation.

Cannabis Venture Capital

  • 4Front Ventures – (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) is a national multi-state cannabis operator, and retailer with a market advantage in mass-produced, low-cost quality branded cannabis products. 4Front manufactures and distributes a portfolio of over 25 cannabis brands, including Marmas, Crystal Clear, Funky Monkey, Pebbles, and the Pure Ratios wellness collection, distributed through retail outlets and their chain of strategically positioned Mission branded dispensaries. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, 4Front has operations in Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, and Washington. From plant genetics to the cannabis retail experience, 4Front’s team applies expertise across the entire cannabis value chain. Phoenix, AZ
  • Ackrell Capital – Ackrell Capital is committed to serving the regulated cannabis industry participants by providing M&A advisory, private placement, and corporate development services. The U.S. Controlled Substances Act prohibits manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing cannabis and its extracts. San Francisco, CA
  • Altitude Investment Management – Altitude is a New York-based venture capital fund manager focused on global cannabis. The manager’s strategy is to invest in a range of early-to-growth stage companies in North America and Europe that support this rapidly growing industry. Our principals have spent their careers launching and managing alternative investment funds, including distressed debt and leveraged credit strategies. We have been involved in highly regulated industries for decades, and this experience makes our leadership team uniquely qualified to face the regulatory and funding challenges within the cannabis industry. Having invested in the cannabis industry for more than three years, Altitude has deep relationships with legal and regulatory professionals, CEOs of cannabis companies, industry organizations, and consultants.
  • Archytas VenturesArchytas Ventures is a private, opportunistic investment firm with offices in Los Angeles focused on the emerging and undercapitalized cannabis industry. Archytas deploys capital into high-growth cannabis business’ with substantial downside protection. We seek to bring economies of scale to a highly fragmented industry. Our path to success is identifying, building, and partnering with strong management teams and providing capital to capture market share. Los Angeles, CA
  • The Arcview Group – The Arcview Group blazed the trail for cannabis investments and is the largest and 1st vertically integrated firm servicing the industry. As a trusted global leader and nexus for investors, companies, entrepreneurs, money-managers, and the community, Arcview provides an expansive ecosystem that delivers a broad spectrum of programs and services to the industry. Arcview is synonymous with best-in-class. By providing the tools necessary and curating top-notch cannabis companies, Investor Members have had the playbook that has enabled them to invest hundreds of millions in more than 300 private cannabis startups. Furthermore, Arcview Market Research is the #1 source cited for market data, thought leadership, and insights. In early 2020, Arcview Ventures was launched as a member-managed fund that pools resources and strategic alliances to make collective investment decisions. We also launched the Women’s Investor Network, focusing on building community through networking and education opportunities for women in the industry. Additionally, Arcview Capital was formed, a FINRA approved broker-dealer to meet the demand for later-stage funding, and M&A. Arcview continues to expand novel programs, proprietary technology and platforms, and international footprint.
  • Artemis Growth Partners – We are a team of professional investors, operators, and advisors who have built and run successful, award-winning domestic and international impact funds. We started in cannabis in 2015; we have been working to bring the principles of ESG and impact investing to the cannabis industry on a global basis. We oversee $200+ million in discretionary assets under management (AUM) and continually increase our capital deployment by investing in the worldwide cannabis supply chain, including branded products, distributors, value-added service providers, ancillary operators, and science-driven research and development platforms. Our expertise includes developing, structuring, managing, and exiting successful investments in emerging industries. We understand cannabis businesses as both investors and operators. Our team members held senior positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, and Mesoamerica. We also have started, owned, and operated licensed cannabis businesses. We are ideal partners for cannabis entrepreneurs. We are trustworthy fiduciaries for cannabis investors. We are experienced stewards of impact dollars. We aim to create value at every step of the investment process by bringing the principles and practices of world-class governance, strategy, and controls to each cannabis investment we make. We relentlessly focus on improving the opportunities and outcomes for owners, employees, communities, vendors, customers, and patients through the lens of regenerative business practices and impact investing. We are believers in an inclusive, better world for all.
  • Base Ventures – Base Ventures, founded by Erik Moore, is a seed-stage fund investing in technology companies. The current portfolio includes InDinero, Virool, Suf Airlines, Plangrid, StyleSeat, Mayvenn, etc. Successful exits include Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), Crowdalbum (acquired by Spotify), Modest (Acquired by Braintree), and Appstores (acquired by InMobi). Berkeley, CA
  • Benchmark – Benchmark is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social, mobile, local, and cloud companies. We believe that great entrepreneurs change the world for the better. Since its founding in 1995, Benchmark has invested in more than 250 early-stage startups with a market value exceeding $100 billion. San Francisco, CA
  • Blast Funding LLC – We are a specialized group of industry professionals from diverse backgrounds combining over 25 years of experience. We are located in Naples, Florida, with lending specialists in eight major metropolitan cities. Today’s marketplace requires funding alternatives to seize opportunities quickly. We work closely and confidentially with you to get your project funded. We are not brokers. We receive a small success fee only when your project is funded at the settlement table. Naples, FL.
  • CalyxPeak Capital – Calyx Peak Companies is a renowned leader of the legal cannabis revolution. We are committed to shaping the industry by creating and growing businesses that bring the highest levels of integrity, innovation, and standards to this formerly unregulated business field. We invest in, operate, and manage cannabis assets, including more than 300,000 square feet of cultivation, extraction, and distribution facilities in multiple states. Our diverse team of medical, business, construction, and cannabis industry experts is committed to challenging the conventional and often misunderstood thinking about this powerful plant. Mansfield, MA
  • Canna Angels, LLCA Dedicated Angel Investment Consortium at the Forefront of Investment Opportunities in the Emerging Cannabis Industry. Our sole purpose is to provide our accredited investors with carefully vetted, high-quality emerging companies directly involved in the cannabis industry or those with supportive products and services. Our discriminating approach to this emerging industry is to lead the opportunity curve as it matures, providing early access to potentially lucrative investments. Early investors in Google, Facebook, Oracle, and Apple profited greatly in the tech industry; the CannaAngels skillful team diligently searches for the most outstanding rising stars in the cannabis industry to present to our investors. The end goal is to maximize the potential for both entrepreneurs and investors to succeed as partners in the coming “green rush” of business opportunities in the cannabis industry. Sausalito, CA
  • Cannabis Capital GroupThe Cannabis Capital Group (CCG) is medical cannabis consulting, investing, and advisory business committed to helping companies grow and investors find opportunities. Healthcare professionals understand the therapeutic power of one of nature’s most amazing plants. CCG leverages deep industry experience and knowledge to provide business planning and implementation services, navigate the license application process, and support end-to-end development from idea to execution for startups within the medical cannabis industry. Chicago, IL
  • Cannabis Strategic Ventures – The company owns multiple brands under the Cannabis Strategic Ventures umbrella. The Firm’s NUGS brand provides operational and financial strategic partnerships and a range of essential services to emerging and existing Cannabis consumer brands. Established as a publicly-traded company, Cannabis Strategic Ventures focuses on investing and capturing a piece of the $10 billion cannabis and $900 million hemp industries which have seen exponential growth over the last couple of years. The goal is to add value to the cannabis industry across all business operations through our different brands and services. Through mergers, acquisitions, and incubating startups, the company is creating a portfolio of companies that share our vision and create shareholder value. We look forward to meeting many new partners and engaging in joint venture relationships as we continue our journey. Cannabis Strategic Ventures is publicly traded on OTC Markets under the symbol NUGS. Beverly Hills, CA
  • Canopy Rivers (a venture-capital arm of Canopy Growth) – RIV Capital’s mission is to capitalize on the growing momentum in the U.S. cannabis market and pursue large investments or acquisition opportunities in established U.S.-based operating businesses.
  • Casa Verde Capital – Casa Verde Capital is the leading venture capital firm focusing exclusively on cannabis. Casa Verde maintains that the legal cannabis industry will be our generation’s most compelling investment theme. Los Angeles, CA
  • CB1 Capital – CB1 Capital is an investment manager specializing in the supply chain of cannabinoid-based wellness solutions, products, and therapies that address a wide range of unmet medical conditions or have commercial use-cases. New York, NY
  • Chrystal Capital PartnersChrystal Capital is an entrepreneurial corporate finance and investment house with an established global network of Single-Family Offices (SFOs), Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), and private equity co-investment partners.
  • Cresco Capital Partners – Cresco Capital Partners, LLC is a United States private equity investment firm dedicated to investing in the cannabis industry out of its two committed investment funds. Dallas, TX
  • Cronos Group Inc. – Cronos Group, is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology, and product development. Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio with a passion for responsibly elevating the consumer experience. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and two hemp-derived CBD brands, Lord Jones™ and PEACE+™. For more information about Cronos Group and its brands, Tronto, ON
  • Curio WMBE Fund – The Curio WMBE Fund provides access to franchising opportunities in the medicinal cannabis market through the capital, brand, and operational support to women, minority, and veteran entrepreneurs.

Cannabis Venture Capital

Cannabis Venture Capital Funding

  • DCM Ventures – DCM is a venture capital firm with over $4 billion under management. Since 1996, we have invested in more than 300 technology companies across the U.S. and Asia. With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo, DCM empowers our entrepreneurs with hands-on operational guidance and a global business and financial resources network. Menlo Park, CA
  • Doventi Capital Doventi Capital deploys capital in early-stage private and public companies with synergistic solid leadership teams focusing on legal cannabis production, research & development, biopharmaceuticals, health sciences phytochemicals.- Kelowna, BC
  • Doventi Capital Doventi Capital deploys capital in early-stage private and public companies with synergistic solid leadership teams focusing on legal cannabis production, research & development, biopharmaceuticals, health sciences, and phytoceuticals. We look for companies positioned to be industry leaders in a variety of opportunity-rich sectors. We offer much more than capital deployment. We will provide industry knowledge, operational expertise, and strategic partnerships within our network and portfolio. Kelowna, BC
  • Entourage Effect Capitalformerly known as Cresco Capital Partners, is a private cannabis fund disrupting the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. The term “Entourage Effect” is a medicinal term indicating that full-spectrum cannabis is more powerful than any individual derivative, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Thus, it is at EEC; we don’t wait for success; we orchestrate it.
  • First Capital Ventures – Founded in 2005, First Capital helps entrepreneurs realize their disruptive solution’s true potential while taking an active approach to shareholder value creation. Our team of senior-level leaders has over 200 years of combined business expertise. Each of us has deep experience on the other side of the table, starting, growing, and exiting our small businesses. This unique dual perspective makes First Capital the ideal platform for investment appreciation. As your guides to growth, we navigate new and emerging markets on your behalf and chart (and help execute) a route to shared success. Denver, CO
  • First Trust Portfolios – First Trust Portfolios L.P. and its affiliate First Trust Advisors L.P. (collectively “First Trust”) were established in 1991 with a mission to offer trusted investment products and advisory services. We are inspired every day by how financial professionals and their customers use our products and services to define goals, solve problems and develop long-term strategies. Everyone in our company is encouraged to work diligently and respectfully to deliver superior products, services, and results. This philosophy is carried through in our approach to investing. Our approach is simple, and our company was built with these core principles in mind: Wheaton, IL.
  • Fresh VC – We are an early-stage fund founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Fresh is focused on investing in early-stage software and consumer internet companies. We want to work with the freshest new startups changing consumers’ behaviors. We are open to investments in all sectors, but some areas we are excited about include mobile-focused disruption, developer platforms, on-demand marketplaces, SaaS consumerization, and connected home. The team is based in N.Y. and S.F., but we are geographically agnostic. San Francisco, CA
  • Gateway Incubator – Gateway is California’s premier cannabis incubator and the first program of its kind anywhere. As a funding business incubator located in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Gateway provides cannabis entrepreneurs exposure to the mentorship, capital, and expectations proven in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have great passion and creativity for the products they produce. Our goal is to cultivate great entrepreneurs in the space and create world-class business leaders. This is what it will take to bring the cannabis industry to the mainstream. Our location, office, and growing network of mentors, investors, and partners are deliberately designed to create the best entrepreneurs in this quickly evolving market. We see value in the cross-pollination of industries, such as cannabis, tech, and professional services. Gateway is located in The Leviathan Building in Oakland, known for its unique design promoting creativity and collaboration. By operating in Oakland, the birthplace of the cannabis industry in the U.S., we will be part of the hotbed of innovation in legal cannabis. Oakland, CA
  • Gotham Green Partners – Gotham Green Partners is a leading private equity firm investing exclusively across the global cannabis industry. Founded in 2017, Gotham Green believed that cannabis would be a globally disruptive industry across medical, nutraceutical, and recreational use cases. We employ an opportunistic approach, investing in companies throughout every industry vertical, and target best-in-class operators with differentiated business models, defensible intellectual property, and scalable platforms. The partnership is key to our approach, and we offer flexible capital solutions across equity, debt, or hybrid financing options depending upon company need. Equipped with diverse institutional investment backgrounds and deep cannabis industry knowledge gained from hands-on operating experience, we aim to provide value-add strategic guidance and support to our portfolio companies from the moment we invest. Santa Monica, CA
  • Green Acre Capital – Green Acre Capital is a private investment fund focused on the Canadian cannabis industry. With Fund II, our focus has evolved to include the U.S. and international opportunities. GAC has created a valuable ecosystem of investments across multiple industry verticals. Toronto, ON
  • Greenfield Capital Partners – een onafhankelijke Nederlandse investeringsmaatschappij van (oud)ondernemers, gericht op het creëren van waarde door Nederlandse en Belgische ondernemingen actief te ondersteunen in het realiseren van hun groeiambities. Inbreng van technologische expertise, internationale uitbreiding, operational excellence en uitvoering van de buy, build & hold strategie zijn keyfactoren op basis waarvan groei versneld wordt nagestreefd. Normen en waarden staan bij Greenfield hoog in het vaandel. Dit komt tot uitdrukking in de integere en transparante manier van investeren. Naarden, The Netherlands
  • Green Growth Investments – Green Growth Investments, LLC is a private firm primarily focused on identifying promising opportunities within the evolving legal cannabis industry and offering them to qualified individuals and entities interested in entering the space. We match qualified investors with licensed cannabis business opportunities in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. We assist investors in conducting legal, financial, and operational due diligence to ensure the completion of investment or acquisition transactions. San Diego, CA
  • Green Lion Partners – Green Lion Partners elevates the cannabis industry and public perception. We do so as entrepreneurs via two of our own companies, LeafList and Natural Order Supply, and a portfolio of investments and advisements. Denver, CO
  • Green Sage LLC – Green Sage Capital, has a proven record of success providing exceptional service and proactive advice that will assist you in achieving your financing and business objectives. You will be served by a team of experts who have worked with a broad base of clients across various industries and have extensive knowledge of the issues and challenges they face in today’s economy. Our professionals have deep experience ensuring client confidence that the services performed will be completed efficiently, accurately, and precisely. Denver, CO
  • HALLEY Venture Partners – HALLEY Venture Partners is a traditional venture capital firm that invests in a non-traditional industry: the legal cannabis market. With decades of experience directly deploying capital, cannabis asset ownership, and cannabis consulting, investors and partners founded HALLEY. San Francisco, CA
  • The Hawthorne Collective (Scotts Miracle-Gro) – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) announced today a newly formed subsidiary, The Hawthorne Collective, which will focus on strategic minority investments in areas of the cannabis industry not currently pursued by The Hawthorne Gardening Company.
  • Hood Incubator – As the stigma and status of cannabis shift, we have a generational opportunity to disrupt the harms of racism by using the legal cannabis industry as a model for healing and equity. The Hood Incubator builds a movement for cannabis justice that ultimately seeks to create a world where every Black person can generate wealth, health, political power, and prosperity for their families and communities. Oakland, CA
  • Horizons ETF Management – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of Canada’s largest suites of exchange-traded funds. The Horizons ETFs product suite includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in various market conditions. New York, NY
  • Houston Health Ventures – Houston Health Ventures is a seed-stage Healthcare I.T. and Medical Devices investment fund that powers the NextHIT Accelerator Program. By providing a trusted advisory board, tailored curriculum, funding, and additional support, Houston Health Ventures nurtures tech talent and equips entrepreneurs determined to be the NextHIT. Houston, TX
  • Hypur Ventures – Hypur Ventures is a venture capital fund dedicated to strategic investments in businesses in the legal cannabis industry. Hypur Ventures helps budding companies be successful in commerce, technology & people power. Scottsdale, AZ
  • iAnthus – iAnthus delivers a comprehensive solution for financing and managing licensed cannabis cultivators, processors, and dispensaries throughout the United States. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, law, and healthcare services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands-on operating and management expertise. We harness these skills to support our shareholders’ diversified portfolio of cannabis industry investments, including direct equity investments in for-profit license holders and lending facilities coupled with management services to not-for-profit license holders. New York, NY
  • Initiative Capital – Expertise, management, and capital for seed-stage to early revenue companies entering, or expanding into, the cannabis industry. Toronto, ON
  • Innovative Industrial Properties – Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is the pioneering real estate investment trust for the medical-use cannabis industry. Founded in December 2016, we are the first publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR) to provide real estate capital to the medical-use cannabis industry. San Diego, CA
  • Invest Caribbean – the global private sector investment agency of the Caribbean. It is the brainchild of Caribbean-born media entrepreneur Felicia J. Persaud. It was founded in 2011 with a power breakfast in collaboration with the regional tourism arm, the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Its main focus is matching developers and entrepreneurs with funding for commercial real estate and marijuana projects. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cannabis Venture Capital and Startup Funding Sources

Cannabis Venture Capital and Startup Funding Sources

  • JPD Capital – A fund dedicated to investing in leading cannabis projects, based in London’s heart with an expert team as the driving force to make huge waves in the growing cannabis space. A PCC domiciled in Guernsey, dedicated to medicinal cannabis-based projects: including Eco Equity. London, UK
  • J.W. Asset Management – JW has been an active investor in the cannabis industry since 2014, with over $2 billion in assets under management, investing in numerous industry leaders spanning multi-state operators, technology, and retail companies.
  • Kalyx Development – Applying a value-oriented approach to acquisitions, Kalyx Development Inc. has amassed an un-levered, multi-state portfolio of cannabis properties. Kalyx leases its properties to recognized, seasoned operators and provides select tenants with capital for infrastructure upgrades. Kalyx is an ongoing equity buyer of industrial and commercial real estate and a landlord well versed in the regulatory, zoning, and operational challenges unique to the cannabis industry. New York, NY
  • KEY Investment Partners – a venture capital firm focused on providing capital to early-stage cannabis companies. Denver, CO
  • Leaf Forward – Leaf Forward is Canada’s first cannabis industry business accelerator program. We provide founders with mentorship, networking, and learning from successful leaders who have taken ideas and turned them into reality. Leaf businesses spend a full day with entrepreneurs, industry experts, and senior managers who advise on everything from law and finance to marketing and sales, preparing founders to pitch investors, raise money and take their business to the next level. Toronto, ON
  • Lerer Hippeau Ventures – Lerer Hippeau is an early-stage venture capital fund in New York City. As founders and operators ourselves, we see returns in relationships. New York, NY
  • Lizada Capital – Lizada Capital, LLC has been established to invest in the legal cannabis movement, now among the world’s fastest-growing industries. We support delivering safe and effective products and services to medical patients and other legal cannabis users. Lizada will maximize stakeholder value by investing in a wide range of business opportunities. Scottsdale, AZ
  • McGovern Capital LLC – McGovern Capital LLC invests early-stage capital and provides facilitative services to its investment companies, providing access to an international network of investors and facilitators. New York, NY
  • MedMen Capital – Culver City, CA
  • Mentor Capital – In late 2019, Mentor Capital expanded its target industry from its primary focus on medical marijuana and cannabis companies to potentially including energy, mining and minerals, technology, consumer products, management services, and manufacturing sectors to ensure investment diversification. Ramona, CA
  • Merida Capital Holdings – a private equity fund targeting fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry. Our investment emphasis focuses on cultivation technologies, products, and services associated with the evolution of cannabis as an agricultural product, a natural plant-based medicine, a constituent in pharmaceutical formulations, and a recreational consumer product. New York, NY
  • M.J. Real Estate Investors – M.J. Real Estate Investors specializes in targeting new real estate markets and opportunities below the surface. Our executives target new and emerging industries, locations, and markets before  Westlake Village, CA.
  • Montegra Capital Resources – Montegra Capital Resources is a private capital lender in Colorado with over 45 years of experience. Montegra specializes in commercial real estate loans in Colorado’s metro and resort areas. We fund first mortgage secured real estate loans to borrowers who do not fit bank underwriting requirements. Montegra funds commercial and residential investment property loans between $250,000 and $4,000,000. Our goal is to create a mutually beneficial working relationship with banks, commercial real estate brokers, and commercial developers where Montegra can become a referral source for real estate loans that banks can’t do as well as help banks get rid of those loans that banks no longer wish to have on their books by refinancing out those borrowers. Our interest rates and loan fees are at the low end of the private money lending spectrum. Denver, CO
  • Muse Capital – LA-based seed-stage fund backing the next generation of disruptors with strategic capital and partnerships. Los Angeles, CA
  • Navy Capital – Navy Capital’s research-oriented, fundamentally-driven investment process identifies attractive opportunities within the Consumer, Healthcare, Technology, Industrials, and Agriculture sectors. Navy Capital invests in publicly traded and private companies to gain market share over time in their respective verticals. Businesses with recurring revenue and management teams with a large share of their net worth and are deeply passionate about their culture and customers are the most attractive.
  • Neo Kuma Ventures – Neo Kuma Ventures invests in early-stage psychedelic healthcare companies at the forefront of clinical research into illnesses including depression, PTSD, addiction, inflammation, and chronic pain. By working with the leading companies in this field, we will advance and redefine the standard of patient care.
  • NewLake Capital – NewLake Capital Partners is a leading real estate capital provider to state-licensed cannabis operators. Founded in 2019, we are a triple-net lease REIT that acquires industrial and retail properties through sale-leaseback transactions, third-party purchases, and build-to-suit projects. Our tenants are some of the leading operators in the U.S. state-licensed cannabis industry, and we are a trusted partner for their real estate needs.
  • North Point Mergers & Acquisitions – North Point is a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on mergers and acquisitions and raising institutional capital to meet our clients’ growth objectives. Since the founding of North Point in 2004, we have advised on more than 200 transactions representing world-class brands in over $30 billion of the transaction value.
  • Nosara Capital -Nosara Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in online marketplaces globally. London, UK
  • Pacific Century Holdings – PCH Fund I is an investment vehicle capitalizing upon the scarcity of real estate assets for the cannabis industry. Investors participate in a geographically diversified portfolio of municipal and state-approved cannabis real estate. Assets are professionally managed and leased to compliant and audited operators, outperforming traditional real estate returns. Seattle, WA
  • PanAgora Asset Management – PanAgora Asset Management is a quantitative investment manager whose proprietary approach is designed to capitalize on inefficiencies across market cycles and deliver relative and absolute returns through distinct and innovative equity, multi-asset, and risk premia strategies. PanAgora’s approach combines the firm’s fundamental investment philosophy and original research with an advanced quantitative framework. These elements come together in an open, collaborative environment that builds upon its team’s intellectual versatility and leverages their complementary strengths — essential to serving institutional investors’ evolving objectives worldwide. Boston, MA
  • Phyto Partners – Phyto Partners is a venture capital fund that invests in businesses operating in and around the burgeoning Cannabis industry. The fund offers accredited investors a professionally managed vehicle to get involved in this rapidly growing market. Boca Raton, FL
  • Poseidon Asset Management – Pioneering the Efficient Frontier of ‪#‎Cannabis‬ ‪#‎Alpha‬. Providing opportunities for a smarter crop of accredited investors interested in the Cannabis industry. Poseidon’s business model is designed to identify attractive opportunities and take advantage of market dislocations to benefit our clients. With an eye on emerging opportunities and fields yet to be fully cultivated, Poseidon is unafraid to bring radical–yet proven–investment strategies to places and spaces others may balk, always knowing that with intelligent risk, a great reward is as inevitable as the tides. San Francisco, CA
  • Privateer Holdings – Founded in 2010 in Seattle by three visionary entrepreneurs with decades of experience in investment banking and venture capital, we represent a group of investors from around the world seeking to end cannabis prohibition and the social harms it causes. Through a combination of acquisitions, investments and incubation, we are focused on building a portfolio of global brands that will lead, legitimize and define the future of cannabis. Seattle, WA

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Cannabis Private Equity and Startup Funding

  • Salveo Capital – Salveo Capital’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in high-growth companies servicing the cannabis space. The fund has brought together a highly experienced management team that has managed multiple private equity funds and has built and managed early-stage companies from early beginnings through exits. Salveo Capital is dedicated to shaping this burgeoning industry by providing funding and strong strategic support. Northbrook, IL
  • Serruya Private Equity – Serruya Private Equity Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on transforming companies by collaborating with management to develop and implement strategies that leverage SPE’s existing operational and financial resources. Markham, Ontario
  • Skytree Capital Partners – Skytree Capital Partners is an innovative private equity firm founded by a dynamic team of relentless entrepreneurs. Our investment strategy identifies key sectors such as technology, healthcare, energy, and new agricultural markets poised for growth. Today’s savvy investors are searching for more than traditional investments. An emerging desire to create new national brands, medical breakthroughs, and social responsibility catches investors’ eyes. For these reasons, investment trends show a sophisticated attraction to our new paradigm of private equity investing. Las Vegas, CA
  • The ArcView Group – The Arcview Group blazed the trail for cannabis investments and is the largest and 1st vertically integrated firm servicing the industry. As a trusted global leader and nexus for investors, companies, entrepreneurs, money-managers, and the community, Arcview provides an expansive ecosystem that delivers a broad spectrum of programs and services to the industry. Arcview is synonymous with best-in-class. By providing the tools necessary and curating top-notch cannabis companies, Investor Members have had the playbook that has enabled them to invest hundreds of millions in more than 300 private cannabis startups. Oakland, CA
  • The Blinc Group LLC – The Blinc Group LLC is a cannabis incubator fund. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Shenzhen, China, and representation across North America – The Blinc Group designs, develops, supplies, and supports premium cannabis vaping hardware. The company offers a curated collection of proven cartridges, batteries, ready-to-use vaporizers, and complete bespoke device development to multi-state operators, licensed producers, and brands. In addition, Blinc completes the value chain by providing its clients access to a suite of support services ranging from research and development, production, testing, standard operating procedures, training, go-to-market strategy, and brand communications consulting. With full control of the supply chain, the company’s unique “Powered by Blinc” process enables clients to provide innovative, safe, and quality-controlled products to cannabis consumers worldwide. New York, NY.
  • The Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX) – seeks to invest in companies across the cannabis industry. This includes companies involved in the legal production, growth, and distribution of cannabis and industrial hemp, as well as those involved in providing financial services to the cannabis industry, pharmaceutical applications of cannabis, cannabidiol (i.e., CBD), or other related uses, including but not limited to extracts, derivatives or synthetic versions. New York, NY
  • TIA Ventures – TIA Ventures is a seed-stage fund based in NYC that invests in extraordinary companies led by high-execution teams. Our diligence-driven investment strategy centers on using in-depth customer research to assess product/market fit — the primary success driver for early-stage companies. The entrepreneurs we partner with are dedicated to creating powerful, customer-relevant solutions to problems worth solving. New York, NY
  • Tress Capital – As one of the world’s first investment firms focused exclusively on the cannabis ecosystem, we responsibly invest in several market verticals that create lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and communities. Since our founding in 2013, we’ve applied our insight and experience to promote our sector’s institutionalization. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic focus areas. Our team aligns its interests with those of our investors for lasting impact. New York, NY
  • Tribeca Investment Partners – Tribeca Investment Partners is a leading boutique fund manager with a twenty-two-year history of creating value for investors by managing innovative and specialized funds. With offices in Sydney and Singapore, Tribeca is wholly owned by its employees and manages $2.3bn across a suite of actively managed long-only and alternative investment strategies focused on Australian equities, natural resources, and Asian credit. Sydney, AU
  • Tuatara Capital – Tuatara Capital, L.P. is a specialized alternative investment manager founded in 2014 to support the legal cannabis industry. Tuatara currently manages over $390 million in cannabis-focused assets and makes long-term investments into market-leading companies that benefit from the legal cannabis industry’s growth trends. With an investment philosophy centered around partnership, Tuatara works alongside management teams to provide strategic, financial, and operational support to navigate rapidly evolving regulatory and commercial frameworks. In doing so, Tuatara seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, our portfolio companies, and the communities that we help to support. New York, NY
  • Tusk Ventures – Tusk Capital Ventures believes innovation is key to growth. We aim to capture long-term growth and capital appreciation created by disruptive innovation. New York, NY
  • Viridian Capital Advisors – Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC is a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to cannabis. Leveraging our team’s decades of high-level operating and transactional experience on Wall Street in various emerging sectors, we provide comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential. New York, NY
  • Winklevoss Capital – At Winklevoss Capital, we believe in determined entrepreneurs. Those rare individuals comprised three essential qualities: acumen, artistry, and audacity. Risk-taking is just in their blood. We reinforce their pursuit of a frictionless world and a better human experience by providing guidance, relationships, and capital. Because those who dare to fail greatly dare to achieve greatly. New York, NY
  • Wisdom V.C. – Our growth orientation is rooted in systemic awareness and long-term thinking. We are in awe of the complexity of human dynamics. And we are grateful for this great creative opportunity to collaborate with entrepreneurs to mindfully guide technological advancement toward global integration and widespread human flourishing. San Francisco, CA
  • XG Ventures – X.G. Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm founded in March 2008 by ex-Googlers, who were early hires in strategic roles at Google. Pietro Dova and Andrea Zurek are the managing members of X.G. Ventures and are dedicated to advising and investing in supremely talented early-stage teams. Menlo Park, CA
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