LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - November 11, 2016) - On the heels of marijuana legalization wins in California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine and medical marijuana victories is Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana, more than 250 high net worth investors from around the world will gather in Las Vegas, NV for the first post-election gathering of cannabis investors. Following these historic wins, investors are eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America. The Arcview Investor Network includes more than 550 accredited investor members who have put more than $86 million behind 133 cannabis-related companies.
Taking place at the The M Resort for a two day "Shark Tank"-like pitch forum on Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th, high net worth investors will be reviewing pitches from dozens of companies who competed fiercely for the pitch slots out of a field of hundreds of applicants and investors will take private behind-the-scenes tours of cannabis cultivation, dispensing, production and testing facilities.
Joe Dolce, former editor-in-chief of Details and Star Magazines and author of Brave New Weed, will be delivering a keynote speech and signing copies of his book on the cannabis industry. Brian Holloway, NFL all-pro legend formerly with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders, will be sharing his views on medical marijuana. Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV), a Congressional advocate for legalizing marijuana, and Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings which just became the first cannabis company to raise more than $100 million, will also be addressing this highly concentrated group of industry leaders. Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts Band with special guest, Roy Rogers, will be performing at The House of Blues after the main event for a special private Arcview performance sponsored by The Rosebud Group.
"The legal cannabis industry was booming before. But with these election victories, it will reach warp speed. It will be unlike anything we've seen before. Smart investors know they are unlikely to succeed alone in an industry moving this fast. The top investors will be gathering to help make sense of what these sweeping cannabis victories and a Trump presidency will mean," said Arcview CEO Troy Dayton.
- Who: The Arcview Investor Network
- 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, select 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, and elected officials that support legalization.
- When: Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th from approximately 9:30AM - 4:00PM
- Where: The M Resort, 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044
- You must get prior approval and have press credentials to attend.
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.
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 550 accredited investors who have put more than $86 million behind 133 companies. Arcview Market Research co-produces the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report with New Frontier, 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.
Some of the people you can meet:
Steve DeAngelo, executive director of Harborside Health Centers, star of Discovery Channel's hit show Weed Wars, author of The Cannabis Manifesto, co-founder and President of The Arcview Group, co-founder of the first cannabis testing lab, Steep Hill.
Troy Dayton, Co-founder and CEO of The Arcview Group, board member of the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Cannabis Industry Association. Co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Named by Fortune Magazine, International Business Times, and Details Magazine in their lists of most influential people in the cannabis industry.
Jeanne Sullivan, co-founder of StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm in NYC, and long time tech investor. Cited by Forbes as "one of the women venture capitalists changing the world -- grooming the next generation of female entrepreneurs."
Eugene Monroe, former NFL player with the Baltimore Ravens, Arcview Investor Member, Investor in numerous cannabis companies, and an outspoken advocate for the NFL allowing medical cannabis.
Brian Holloway, former NFL all-pro with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders, and advocate for medical marijuana research.
Joe Dolce, former editor-in-chief of Details and Star Magazines and author of Brave New Weed, Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis.
State Senator Daylin Leach (D-PA), primary sponsor of Pennsylvania's new medical marijuana law and currently advising his state's regulators on implementation of the new protocol.
Adam Bierman, CEO of MedMen, Los Angeles-based management company and an investment fund for the cannabis industry.
Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings which recently raised the largest pool of capital in the cannabis sector.
Richard Kimball, former partner at Goldman Sachs and current board member at the Brookings Institution.
Emily Paxhia, Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management, the first hedge fund for the cannabis industry.
Leslie Bocskor, Managing Partner at Electrum Partners, successive entrepreneur with a dual focus on disruptive businesses and nascent culture, C-level executive and board member for public and private companies, and has advised dozens of early stage businesses.
Keegan Peterson, CEO of Wurk, a payroll service for the cannabis industry. Keegan is a graduate of Arcview's partner business accelerator, Canopy, and recently closed a $1 million round, mostly from Arcview members.
John Kagia, Director of Industry Analytics at New Frontier, and lead researcher for the recently released 4th edition of the State of Legal Marijuana Markets co-published and co-produced with Arcview Market Research.
Patrick Rea, Managing Director of CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage, mentor-driven business accelerator partnered with Arcview that has invested in 38 cannabis-related startups.
Adam Stites, CEO of Mirth Provisions, dubbed the Coca-Cola of Cannabis and recently won the Best Pitch Prize at the last Arcview event and closed a financing round mostly from Arcview members.
Rob Kampia, co-founder and Executive Director of Marijuana Policy Project. He is an architect of most of the state-level marijuana reforms that have been enacted in the United States since 2000.
Isaac Dietrich, co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of cannabis social network MassRoots which has raised millions from Arcview members prior to going public and since.
Event sponsors include: Advanced Nutrients, Marijuana Business Daily, MedMen, Electrum Partners, Cannasure Insurance Services, CanopyBoulder, NeWay Capital, Marijuana Policy Project, New Frontier, National Cannabis Industry Association, MassRoots, The Rosebud Group, Scrubbed.NET, PrimeUp, Green Flower Media, Nectar PDX, Toke With, Drug Policy Alliance, Life Force #56 and Harborside.