OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On the heels of Election Day ballot initiative wins for marijuana legalization in Alaska, Oregon, and DC, more than 200 high net worth investors from around the world eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather in Vegas for a Shark Tank-like pitch forum on Tuesday, November 11th hosted by The ArcView Investor Network. Emmy award winning television host Ricki Lake will be pitching her new film 'Weed The People'; a new documentary coproduced with Abby Epstien that explores the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of pediatric cancer. Top tier investors such as Dixie Brands' Tripp Keber, Zynga co-founder Tom Bollich, and prominent Seattle investor Craig Kinzer will be reviewing pitches from more than 20 companies. It will be the highest concentration of capital and key players to ever assemble for the industry.
Learn more about the growth of the cannabis industry via this short video. To get a sense of what to expect at ArcView see this other short video.
ArcView investor members have recently pumped more than $14 million into 28 private companies in the cannabis industry. These are some of the first angel investments in this newly structured sector of the economy. More than two dozen of the top pre-selected entrepreneurs will pitch accredited investors on their cannabis business dreams in a private meeting only open to ArcView members.
When ArcView graced the cover of the April 2013 issue of Fortune Magazine, it had about 40 investor members. It now has more than 375 members, making it one of the largest angel investment groups in the country. Unlike other angel groups of its kind, ArcView focuses exclusively on legal cannabis-related businesses.
Investors looking to invest at least $50,000 into the bourgeoning sector pay an annual fee of $2,500-$8,000 to be members of this elite group. The ArcView Investor Network includes billionaires, tech entrepreneurs turned angel investors, venture capital firms, real estate moguls, some of the largest donors to marijuana policy efforts, and the owners of some of the most successful brands in the fast-growing legal cannabis industry who are looking to make strategic acquisitions.
ArcView Market Research, the market data arm of ArcView, in its 2nd Edition of the State of Legal Marijuana Markets, estimated that in 2013 the legal national cannabis market was $1.5 billion growing in 2014 more than 68% to $2.6 billion, making it the fastest growing industry in America. On November 11th, ArcView Market Research will release new market projections for Alaska and Oregon; America's latest recreational states.
What: Select media representatives will be invited to witness presentations from companies that have been successful at raising capital from this group and those who are hoping to attract investors at this meeting. Throughout the day reporters will be able to interview high net worth investors who have recently invested in the sector or are considering it, companies that have recently been funded, elected officials that support legalization, and the editors of the market report.
When: Tuesday, November 11th from approximately 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa @ 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
You must get prior approval and have press credentials to attend.
Ricki Lake, actress/producer and Emmy award winning television host.
Troy Dayton, co-founder and CEO of The ArcView Group, a national cannabis investment and research firm, founding board member of National Cannabis Industry Association, board member of the Marijuana Policy Project.
Steve DeAngelo, is a national thought leader in the cannabis industry, advocate, educator and speaker. Featured in major media around the globe, he co-founded and pioneered Harborside Health Centers, in Oakland and San Jose, Steep Hill Laboratory and The ArcView Group.
Leslie Bocskor, co-founded Electrum Partners and is an investment banker and entrepreneur focused on the emerging legal cannabis industry. He is founding Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association.
Lauren Fraser, Director of Business Development at Auntie Dolores, an infused product manufacturer that has been successful at raising money via ArcView investors.
Tom Bollich, co-founder of gaming giant Zynga and Current CEO of Surna, a cannabis-focused technology company based in CO.
Craig Kinzer, real estate mogul named one of Seattle's most influential people that is known for his high profile deals with Starbucks, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Seattle Supersonics.
Dr.Steve Katz, Republican New York Assemblyman who has announced plans to invest millions in the industry.
Tripp Keber, founder of Dixie Elixirs and investor in numerous companies that have pitched at ArcView. Featured in People Magazine as one of the nation's leading cannabis millionaires.
Jake Schrader, principal in Articulated Investors who has invested millions into the cannabis sector. Formerly an executive for top tier Wall St. investment firms.
Emily Paxhia, principal in Poseidon Asset Management, the first hedge fund for the cannabis industry.
Robert Jacob, Mayor of Sebastopol, California, and the executive director of two leading medical cannabis dispensary organizations, Peace in Medicine of Sonoma County and SPARC of San Francisco. SPARC is a sponsor of the ArcView event.
And many more!
Presenting sponsors include: SPARC, Eden Labs, South Fork Business Park, MJIC, The .buzz Registry, Common Bond, Weedable, Poseidon Asset Management, Med-Canna Consulting, Marijuana Policy Project, National Cannabis Industry Association, Cannasure Insurance Services, Electrum Partners, Network 1 Financial, Alberta Green Biotech, Budding Enterprise Fund, 4 Front Advisors, Sun Cliff, Surna, Apeks Supercritical , MassRoots and Vicente Sederberg.
With deep industry experience, The ArcView Group is ushering in the next generation of cannabis-related businesses with The ArcView Investor Network, ArcView Market Research, Cannasure Insurance Services, and other ground-breaking ventures.
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