News & Views of the Cannabis Industry

OK, Boomer

Most IPOs are of young, fast growing companies. As such, going public demonstrates a meaningful milestone in the development of a business and prospects of even greater future success. The business equivalent, if you will, of a Bar Mitzvah.

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It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

It would not be much of an overstatement to observe that tech is probably the biggest thing to happen in my lifetime. As evidence, I am currently typing this on a laptop computer, connected by a wireless network to a broadband network,

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Get a Dog

There is an old saying on Wall Street: if you want a friend, get a dog. Cannabis entrepreneurs would be wise to remind themselves of this truism as they seek to raise money.

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Valuation: Part Art, Part Science

To build a meaningful cannabis business requires growth capital. A startup needs to convince investors they have a viable plan in order to raise money. But that’s only half the challenge. They also have to represent good value for investors.

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What’s in a Name?

We live in a world of ever-changing brands. The “in” alcoholic drink this past summer was White Claw. If you work in tech, the hot new shoe everyone in Silicon Valley is wearing is Allbirds. And email is passé: why aren’t you on Slack?

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