In this episode, Brandon welcomes founder Joel Milton of Baker to the show to talk about how his company is changing the way dispensaries do business. With their platform of products now in almost 500 dispensaries and their recent raise of $3.5 million, Baker is poised to become a fixture in the dispensary space for years. Brandon and Joel dive deep into fundraising, dispensary technology, and lessons he's learned as a founder. Don't forget, this week is New West Summit in Oakland! Use code "ic" for 50% off tickets and come see our host Brandon on Saturday the 14th! Tune in, listen up, get acquainted.
In this episode, Brandon welcomes Gavin Kogan of Grupo Flor to the show. Gavin is a former attorney, co-founder of Indus Holdings, and helped bring Dixie Elixirs to the California market. Brandon and Gavin dive deep into Grupo Flor's family of cannabis companies. These include Grupo Properties, Flor Cultivation, 710 Combinator, AG Pistil, and much more. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the top operators in the cannabis industry.
On this episode, Brandon welcomes the legendary Chuck Rifici of Nesta Holding Company. As the former co-founder/CEO of Canopy Growth, Chuck has had his finger on the pulse of cannabis in Canada for a number of years. His newest venture, Nesta, has put money into many different startups including Cannabis Wheaton, Feather, Tokyo Smoke, and Wikileaf. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the best founders + investors in the cannabis industry!
On this special episode, courtesy of Gateway OH, the roles are reversed as Brandon gets interviewed by Ben Larson and Carter Laren of Gateway Incubator. Learn how Investing in Cannabis (iC) started, why infused was needed, and what Brandon has learned over the past 2+ years doing our shows. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!
In this episode, our host Brandon has the pleasure of interviewing Jon Brandon. He's the founder of one of the most innovative cannabis companies in the space, Foria. Foria has risen to prominence through expert market positioning, fantastic products, and a strong, grinding team. This interview covers everything from how Foria started, to the intersection of health and wellness, fundraising, and all the other facets that go into building a startup in the cannabis industry. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!
In this episode, Brandon interviews the man that Snoop Dogg trusts with his money, Evan Eneman of Casa Verde Capital. Casa Verde has invested in Eaze, Merry Jane, and Leaflink. In addition, Evan and his team have built out more services and partnerships for their portfolio companies including ELLO and Flowershop CA to help support the finance and marketing needs of their investments. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the top investors in the cannabis industry!
In this episode, Brandon welcomes Managing Director Matt Shalhoub of Green Acre Capital to discuss the business of investing in cannabis companies. With investments already in Ample Genetics and Tokyo Smoke, and plenty of capital ready to deploy, Green Acre is looking to become the next great cannabis investment fund from Canada. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!
In this episode, Brandon welcomes CEO Alan Gertner of Tokyo Smoke to talk about building an upscale brand in cannabis. From coffee shops to clothing to their signature line of cannabis accessories, this brand is growing quickly and pushing the limits on what it means to build an elevated cannabis brand. Learn all about building a company and a brand from a founder doing it right now! Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!
In this episode, founder Dooma Wendschuh of Province Brands joins the show to discuss how his company is developing a cannabis beverage that poses a serious threat to the alcohol market. With a vast knowledge of the legal cannabis world, access to capital in Canada, and a team of scientists/researchers developing this product, it won't be long before Dooma and his team allow you to drink cannabis at a bar! Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!
In this episode, Brandon talks with Scott Jordan of Dynamic Alternative Finance about how to raise money without giving up any equity. While the traditional venture model exchanging equity for capital, Scott and his team provide capital in exchange for a high interest loan. This loan is financed by private investors who are turning to cannabis for higher rates of return. As the industry matures, and banks continue to be slow to serve cannabis companies, firms like Dynamic Alternative Finance will continue to provide capital and help founders grow their business. Check out www.dynaltfinance.com for more info. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!