Cannabis investor and expert Jeffrey Finkle shares some insight on how businesses will change as a result of COVID-19 and examines if this will be the seminal moment for the cannabis industry.
Bill Gross, (not the bond-fund manager) the founder of Idealab in Pasadena, CA, the first incubator/accelerator, before YCombinator and Techstars wanted to find out. So, he did a survey. He wanted to determine which of these five elements played the most significant role in start-up success: idea, team, business model, funding, and timing. He looked […]
Investment in the cannabis industry continues to flow. According to the Viridian Deal Tracker, during the first 19 weeks of 2019, approximately $5.65B in equity and debt capital was invested in both public and private cannabis companies, an increase of +87% over the $3.01B for the same period in 2018.
One of my favorite slides in my investor deck is titled “The Pace of Social Change” which features a great graphic from Bloomberg, that is pictured above in edited form. While it’s common knowledge that government policy follows public opinion, it’s also often the case that federal laws don’t change until the states themselves respond […]
Investor Jeffrey Finkle addresses 14 points that founders must address when courting startup investors and managing the relationship.