OAKLAND, Calif., April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cannabis Investment Forum & Pitch Sessions April 30th and May 1st
NAACP board member Alice Huffman to speak
More than 200 high net worth investors from around the world eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather near Washington, D.C. at The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center for a two day Shark Tank-like pitch forum on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st hosted exclusively for members of The ArcView Investor Network.
Accredited investors will be reviewing pitches from more than 20 companies who competed fiercely for the pitch slots out of a field of hundreds of applicants from around the country.
The ArcView Investor Forum will happen in conjunction with the Marijuana Policy Project's 20th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, April 29th at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. In addition, the National Cannabis Industry Association's symposium and Congressional lobby days are on the April 28th and 29th in D.C.
"The pioneers of the fast-growing legal cannabis industry are coming to the nation's capitol to show that they are adding tremendous value to the economy and to ask to be treated under the law like any other group of entrepreneurs pursuing the American Dream," said Troy Dayton, CEO and co-founder of The ArcView Group.
Learn more about the growth of the cannabis industry via this short video (link below).
To get a sense of what to expect at ArcView see this other short video. (link below).
ArcView's 470+ investor member base has recently pumped more than $40 million into more than 53 companies in the cannabis industry. These are some of the first angel investments in this newly structured sector of the economy.
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.
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 ArcView market data and analysis report. You must be assigned and get prior approval and have press credentials to attend.
When: Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st from approximately 9 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: 5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311
Who: Over 200+ investors from all over the country - looking at the cannabis investor opportunities along with national leaders and brands of the industry including:
Alice Huffman, former president of the California Chapter of the NAACP and one of the first African American leaders to come out in favor of marijuana legalization. Alice is a current board member of the NAACP and focuses her efforts on civil rights and social justice.
Troy Dayton, co-founder and CEO of The ArcView Group, a national cannabis investment and research firm based in Oakland, 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. Steve's first book 'The Cannabis Manifesto' : A New Paradigm for Wellness, published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin Random House.
Aaron Smith, Executive Director of the NCIA, the only national trade association representing state-legal, responsible cannabis businesses in the United States.
Amy Poinsett, CEO of MJ Freeway, an industry leading software solution for cannabis businesses that recently closed a major investment from ArcView member, Joby Pritzker
Andy Williams, founder of Medicine Man, a leading cannabis retailer in Denver that raised more than $1.5 million from ArcView investors.
Emily Paxhia, principal in San Francisco-based Poseidon Asset Management, a pioneering hedge fund for the cannabis industry that has invested in numerous companies they met via ArcView.
Patrick Rea, Co-Founder of ArcView partner CanopyBoulder; the industry's first business accelerator and boot camp for the cannabis 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.
Isaac Dietrich, Co-Founder and CEO of Mass Roots, a mobile network for the cannabis community that was one of the first cannabis related IPO's.
...and many more.
Presenting sponsors include Poseidon Asset Management, MJIC, National Cannabis Industry Association, Cannasure Insurance Services, O.penVAPE,Drug Policy Alliance, MassRoots, Marijuana Policy Project, CCB Global Enterprise Inc, Canna Security America, Lizada Capital, Electrum Partners, Jane's Brews, Viridian Capital & Research, Steep Hill Lab, Harborside Health Center, and CanopyBoulder.
About The ArcView Group
Founded in 2010, The ArcView Group is responsible for a number of groundbreaking ventures in the cannabis industry. The ArcView Investor Network includes more than 450 accredited investors who have put more than $36 million behind 44 companies.ArcView Market Research produces the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, which is the most oft-cited market data report. In 2015 ArcView became a partner in Canopy, the first seed-stage mentor-driven business accelerator. ArcView is also co-founder of Cannasure Insurance Services, the leading provider of business insurance to the cannabis industry.
"After over a year of membership with the ArcView group, we have witnessed an absolute metamorphosis in the industry. The companies are rapidly maturing in their business concepts and pitches and the investors are starting to really take action. All the while, the ArcView Group remains the premier network to bring investors and entrepreneurs of the cannabis industry together."
- Emily Paxhia, Founding Partner & Director of Relations of Poseidon Asset Management
"ArcView gave us an opportunity to pitch our company to top-tier investors and raise $1.4 million. I have no doubt MassRoots would not be where it is today without ArcView and I look forward to delivering substantial returns to its members."
- Isaac Dietrich, MassRoots
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