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Ep 325 – Investors Getting in Early Thanks to the First Member-Managed Cannabis Fund

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As the cannabis industry matures, new and innovative ways are emerging that allow investors to capture a stake in the growth of young cannabis companies. Here to tell us about it is Jeffrey Finkle of Arcview Ventures. Learn more at https://arcviewgroup.com  Key Takeaways:  [00:52] An inside look at Arcview Ventures, the leading private investment network and market research firm in the cannabis space [1:34] Jeffrey’s background and how he got into the cannabis space [4:39] How Arcview’s new member-managed cannabis fund is giving investors access to deals with greater ease and flexibility  [8:42] The requirements an investor needs to meet in order to join Arcview Collective Fund [10:03] A breakdown of the different investor archetypes and how Arcview Collective Fund benefits each [20:57] Jeffrey’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to successfully pitch their companies to investors [25:33] Arcview’s process for follow-on investments and liquidity events [31:03] Gaps emerging in the cannabis marketplace right now and where Jeffrey sees the industry heading over the next few years

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Ep 324 – The Cannabinoid Science Nobody is Talking About

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We just reached possibly one of the largest milestones in creating pure, consistent cannabinoids in a lab. Here to tell us about it is Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio. Learn more at https://hyasynthbio.com  Key Takeaways:  [1:32] An inside look at Hyasynth Bio and its work creating biosynthesized cannabis compounds [3:05] Hyasynth Bio’s first product, an ultra-pure CBD oil created using cultured cannabinoids [7:44] How Hyasynth Bio is improving CBD production in terms of both speed and purity [9:12] Why multinational companies are gravitating towards biosynthesized cannabinoids for better consistency and supply chain performance [13:14]  [16:55] How biosynthesized cannabinoids are paving the way for international cannabis brands and which products Kevin believes will go global first [21:23] How cellular agriculture is giving us better access to rare cannabinoids [27:48] Why cellular agriculture is easier to automate and how this might influence prices in the cannabis industry [32:21] Hyasynth Bio’s strategy to profit primarily through intellectual property licensing [36:24] Where Hyasynth Bio currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 323 – How Cannabis Retailers Are Leaking Data to Competitors

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Just as oil powered the old economy of atoms, data powers the new economy of bits. Here to tell us how to leverage our cannabis business data and market more effectively is Nicholas Paschal of Alpine IQ. Learn more at https://alpineiq.com  Key Takeaways:  [1:02] An inside look at Alpine IQ, a data analytics and marketing platform for cannabis companies [1:27] Nick’s personal background and how he got into the cannabis space [7:24] Why it’s important for companies to take protective measures with their business data [11:18] How Alpine IQ not only offers analytics tools but also helps businesses determine the best ways to act on data [18:32] What companies can expect during Alpine IQ’s onboarding process, from integrating apps to ensuring compliance across the board [21:36] Alpine IQ’s audience feature and how companies are using it to generate ROI [31:45] How streamlining analytics tools using Alpine IQ can provide incredible value for cannabis companies [35:35] Alpine IQ’s journey achieving product-market fit and how the company got its first customers [39:26] Where Alpine IQ currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 322 – Startup Founder Finds Success Helping People Grow Just One Cannabis Plant

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This startup took away all the complexity of growing your first cannabis plant at home and found product-market fit. Here to delve into the story of A Pot For Pot is founder Joshua Mezher. Get a 10% discount by using the coupon code "insider" at check out at https://www.apotforpot.com Key Takeaways:  [00:59] An inside look at A Pot For Pot, the best outdoor and indoor growing kits for marijuana, cannabis, and other fresh herbs [1:18] Joshua’s background and how he came to start A Pot For Pot  [4:49] What comes with A Pot For Pot’s growing kits that make them the easiest to use for home growers [8:54] How much plant A Pot For Pot can yield and why this makes it more cost-effective for the customer than purchasing flower [11:49] What auto-flowering is and why it’s important for home growers [17:44] Joshua’s advice to home growers on how to achieve the perfect harvest [25:32] How Joshua successfully bootstrapped A Pot For Pot and the story behind how he got his first hundred customers [32:47] What Joshua finds most interesting about the cannabis industry right now and where he sees it heading in the years to come

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Cannabis After Covid – 7 Ways The Cannabis Industry Will Change After COVID-19 – Encore

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What will the cannabis industry look like after COVID-19? CannaInsider host Matthew Kind forecasts the 7 disruptive changes that will take place in the years to come. Check out an infographic on these 7 changes at https://www.cannainsider.com/covid  Key Takeaways: How COVID-19 will impact cannabis in the next few years, including: Automated grow rooms Pathogen detection policies Contactless delivery and payment Pre-purchase of discounts cards and gift cards Results-only business partners Commercial drones for cultivation VR education

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Ep 321 – Cannabis Drinks Are Hot, But Only If The Formulation Is Perfect

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Are cannabis and hemp beverages on the verge of explosion? It all comes down to the fickle whims of beverage consumers. Here to tell us more about it is Jonathan Schultz of Backyard Soda. Learn more at https://www.backyardsodas.com  Key Takeaways:  [2:09] An inside look at Backyard Soda, a Denver-based startup creating all-natural, non-alcoholic, CBD-infused sodas and cocktail syrups [3:28] Jonathan’s background and how he came to start Backyard Soda [9:36] What beverage consumers are looking for in cannabinoid beverages right now [14:44] Why Backyard Soda chooses to use whole ingredients even though this drives up price points for customers [21:10] How Backyard Soda is partnering up with restaurants and hotels looking to add CBD cocktails to their menus [23:46] Why Backyard Soda uses full-spectrum CBD unlike most other cannabis beverage brands that use CBD isolate [29:03] The challenges of distributing CBD beverages and how Backyard Soda has overcome them [37:38] Where Backyard Soda currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 320 – Cannabis Skincare With THC Is Changing The Market

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We’ve seen some hemp skincare products, but now entrepreneurs are developing skin and beauty products with THC above the 0.3% threshold. Here to tell us about it is Bridget May of Green Bee Botanicals. Learn more at https://greenbeebotanicals.com  Key Takeaways: [1:10] An inside look at Green Bee Botanicals and its mission to revolutionize the beauty and wellness industries [2:27] Bridget’s background in the biopharmaceutical industry and how she came to start Green Bee Botanicals [7:37] Why Bridget decided to formulate Green Bee’s products with more than 0.3% THC [10:14] The most popular products at Green Bee Botanicals [11:00] Why Green Bee creates “clean” products and how this sets the company apart from other skincare brands [13:47] How Green Bee’s serums and lotions nourish skin from the inside out [16:45] What customers are saying about Green Bee’s THC products [24:04] Why skincare products with THC do not produce a high when applied to the skin [25:27] Bridget’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to distribute their products [28:11] What research is saying about CBG and its benefits for the skin [29:49] Where Bridget sees the cannabis skincare space heading over the next 3-5 years

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Ep 319 – Cannabis CEO Says Sleep Aids Are the Next Big Thing

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Can you mix together compounds like caffeine and THC to create a new market category consumers will want to adopt? Here to help us answer that question is Peter Barsoom of 1906. Learn more at https://1906newhighs.com  Key Takeaways: [00:48] An inside look at 1906 and its mission to redefine the edibles category with better-tasting, more effective products [1:28] Peter’s background and how he came to start 1906 [3:19] How cannabis use changed after the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 [4:12] 1906’s unique “drops” and how they’re formulated to meet different needs [6:29] 1906 versus other wellness experience brands like LucidMood and Dosist [11:15] Why Midnight Dark Chocolate for Sleep is the number one product at 1906 [13:29] How the products at 1906 provide a quicker onset than competing edibles [16:48] 1906’s plans to create an extended-release formula of Midnight to help consumers not only fall asleep but stay asleep [20:55] Where Peter sees the cannabis wellness experience category heading in the next 3-5 years [24:28] Peter’s plans to expand 1906 beyond Colorado and Oklahoma [25:57] Where 1906 currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 318 – How To Advertise Your Cannabis Brand Legally

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Advertising cannabis is banned in most of the US, so how can a cannabis company get the word out? Here to help us find solutions to this problem is Chad Bronstein of Fyllo. Learn more at https://hellofyllo.com  Key Takeaways: [00:56] An inside look at Fyllo, the world's first single-solution regulatory technology for cannabis [2:25] Chad’s background and how he came to start Fyllo [3:53] How Fyllo’s data ecosystem helps cannabis companies streamline regulatory tasks and target customers legally [9:51] What different cannabis companies can expect when using Fyllo [13:07] Success stories Chad has seen so far and how clients are using Fyllo to advance their companies [15:04] Chad’s advice on how to determine a good marketing budget for your brand [16:34] How Fyllo provides direct access to cannabis audience data through the Lotame, the world's largest marketplace for second- and third-party data [19:35] Requirements companies must meet before working with Fyllo, including becoming CCPA compliant [20:25] Chad’s tips on how to build a dynamite marketing team for up-and-coming cannabis brands [23:55] Where Chad sees customer acquisition and brand awareness evolving in cannabis over the next 3-5 years

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This Dose-Controlled Device Is Launching Cannabis Into the Wellness Arena – Encore

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While thousands of new cannabis products hit the market each year, most fail to create product-market fit due to a lack of differentiation or clear-cut benefits.  Today’s guest is CEO of Dosist Gunner Winston, who has simplified cannabis consumption with targeted formulas and precise dosing to create a product that is catapulting cannabis into the wellness arena. Learn more at https://dosist.com  Key Takeaways: Gunner’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Dosist An inside look at Dosist and its mission to simplify cannabis consumption with innovative delivery devices How taking the guesswork out of cannabis is attracting more people to the category Variables that are important to luxury brand consumers Customer reactions to Dosist’s new dose pen and dose dial The thought process behind Dosist’s high-end yet minimalist retail environment Why Gunner believes brick and mortar stores remain valuable in the age of online shopping  Where Dosist is in the capital-raising process How Gunner is planning to evolve Dosist in the coming years as consumer preferences change

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Ep 317 – Emjay CEO Reveals A Surprising New Approach To Cannabis Delivery

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Cannabis delivery platforms are evolving quickly as they find better ways to retain customers and reduce churn, and Emjay might just have the best approach yet. Here to tell us more about it is Chris Vaughn, CEO of Emjay. Learn more at https://heyemjay.com  Key Takeaways: [00:51] An inside look at Emjay, a premier cannabis delivery and retail company in Los Angeles, CA [1:48] Chris’ background in the alcohol industry and how he came to start Emjay [12:27] Emjay’s hub-and-spoke business model and how the company functions both as a retailer and delivery service [17:40] How Chris’ experience in the alcohol industry has influenced his approach to cannabis [23:08] Unplanned versus planned purchases and how this differs between alcohol and cannabis [26:25] The advantages of owning your own supply chain as a cannabis retailer or delivery service [38:39] Regulations around the types of vehicles that can be used to deliver cannabis  [40:12] Where Emjay currently is in the capital-raising process

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As the Cannabis, Marijuana Industry proliferates, Matthew Kind from the CannaInsider podcast website puts to task the leading voices in this space to bring you engaging, educative, fun, and informative interviews. Listen and learn from visionaries and experts as they debate on the trends and technology that are shaping this industry. You will learn what is making the Marijuana Industry tick every week, ways to invest in the cannabis business, what jobs are coming up in Medical Marijuana (MMJ), and recreational legalization. You will also learn about fun and safe ways to participate in Marijuana Tourism.

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