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Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the United States, cannabis. Hosted by Brandon David.

Investing in Cannabis Brandon David

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    • 4.6 • 50 Ratings

Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the United States, cannabis. Hosted by Brandon David.

    Transitioning from a startup to scaling a company with CEO Barry Saik of Greenbits

    Transitioning from a startup to scaling a company with CEO Barry Saik of Greenbits

    On this week’s new episode we welcome back Greenbits! Founder Ben Curren was on the show over 4 years ago, and now Brandon welcomes new CEO Barry Saik on the show to discuss the future of cannabis retail, dispensary software, and the amazing growth of their company. Greenbits is one of the premiere POS and compliance solutions for the cannabis industry with over 1200 dispensaries utilizing their software. They’ve raised a boatload of money, including a $23 million Series B in April of this year from Tiger Global, Casa Verde, and others to bolster their balance sheet and go dominate the dispensary POS market. Brandon and Barry dive deep into Barry’s transition into CEO, the constant hurdles of scaling a software company, and how Greenbits has dealt with COVID concerns and the changing office environment during the wild times of 2020. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the best software companies in the cannabis space!

    Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv

    • 34 min
    Terpenes over THC & Crowdfunding with Scott of Goldenseed

    Terpenes over THC & Crowdfunding with Scott of Goldenseed

    On this week’s awesome new episode to kick off July, Brandon chats with CEO Scott Goldie of Goldenseed. Goldenseed is a relatively new player in the cannabis market, but Scott and his team have quickly built their operation since they started their journey in late 2017. The main Goldenseed products are eighths and their infamous terpene tipped pre-rolls that have won them 2 Cannabis Cups thus far. Scott’s background is in real estate and finance, and he put together a strong team to execute their cannabis brand and vision. One unique aspect of Goldenseed is their Reg A fundraising offering aka crowdfunding. For as little as $100, investors can own a piece of Goldenseed and be a part of this story. Brandon and Scott dive deep into why they chose to use this fundraising option, their plans for building a true lifestyle brand, and why terpenes are more important than THC as the cannabis industry evolves. Learn all about how Scott transitioned from real estate to cannabis, how he built his dynamic team, and how coronavirus has impacted Goldenseed this year. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Scott of Goldenseed!

    Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv

    • 28 min
    Online education and how to break into the cannabis industry with Max of Green Flower Media

    Online education and how to break into the cannabis industry with Max of Green Flower Media

    On this week’s exciting new episode, Brandon chats with CEO Max Simon of Green Flower about the wild world of online cannabis education. Green Flower is the leader in online cannabis education and training with courses and certifications across the spectrum. You can learn everything from the fundamentals of cannabis, to how to deliver high quality patient care, the extraction process, how to be compliant, and the ins and outs of the CBD market. Green Flower was founded way back in 2014, and they’ve raised a warchest of $20 million to try and win the online cannabis education sector. Brandon and Max dive deep into how to build an audience, what he’s learned since he started this company 6 years ago, and why the future of cannabis education is brighter and more vibrant than ever. Learn all about Max’s personal story, Green Flower’s vision, and learn from one of the best minds in the industry. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Max and Green Flower!

    Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv

    • 32 min
    Cannabis software, customer development, and managing a remote team with Blaine of Distru

    Cannabis software, customer development, and managing a remote team with Blaine of Distru

    On this week’s awesome new episode, Brandon chats with CEO Blaine Hatab of Distru. Distru is another great company in the burgeoning cannabis software world. They deliver high quality seed to sale software solutions for licensed distributors and manufacturers. Their METRC compliant system has many features they’ve built including inventory management, a CRM, and the tools to keep your production and sales teams on the same schedule. Blaine and his small team have quickly built Distru into a regional powerhouse with customers across California. Brandon and Blaine dive deep into his managerial style and how he runs his team that is mostly remote, what it’s like being a young founder, and how the coronavirus has impacted his business and his customers in the last 2 quarters. Learn how Blaine and his team stay on top of industry changes, local and state regulations, and how they continue to raise capital and build out their team and product during the corona pandemic. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Blaine and Distru!

    Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv

    • 41 min
    Building a CBD Company & Setting your Brand Apart with Melissa of Reed's Remedies

    Building a CBD Company & Setting your Brand Apart with Melissa of Reed's Remedies

    On this week’s awesome new episode, Brandon chats with CEO Melissa Parker of Reed’s Remedies about the wild world of CBD and how to build a strong brand in a crowded space. Melissa came into this business, like many founders, from a point of personal passion and self-care. She dealt with and suffered from a number of health issues, and was creating her own formulations to self-medicate for over a year. After much trial and error, plus feedback from friends/family, Melissa launched Reed’s in 2018 to share her products with others. Learn how she built her suite of high-quality, unique products with a very small team. Her products include feelings and effects like “Sleep”, “Calm”, “Relief”, and even “Desire”. Reed’s products were also finalists at the Natural Products Expo in the CBD/HEMP product category. Brandon and Melissa dive deep into the staggering impact that COVID-19 has had on her business and her suppliers, the issues with bringing new products and marketing campaigns to light in this environment, and why she’s waited to raise outside capital for so long. You’ll learn in depth about Reed’s plethora of CBD wellness products and hear the full story of Melissa’s personal journey into cannabis. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Melissa and Reed’s Remedies!

    Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv.

    • 28 min
    Building Software for Cannabis + Raising Money During Corona w/ Flourish CEO Colton Griffin

    Building Software for Cannabis + Raising Money During Corona w/ Flourish CEO Colton Griffin

    On this week’s exciting new episode, Brandon chats with CEO Colton Griffin of Flourish Software about the ever-evolving world of seed to sale software in cannabis. Flourish helps operators across the cannabis supply chain manage their operations more efficiently and compliantly. Colton and his team began the Flourish journey about 3 years ago, and since then they’ve grown to over 30 employees with customers deployed across more than 15 different states. The market for cannabis software has shifted of late, with more industry consolidation, companies scaling to new states and countries, and a renewed focus on efficiency amidst the corona pandemic. Brandon and Colton dive deep into the impacts of corona on their business and their customers bottom-line. From lowering their burn rate to more remote implementations, Flourish has had to adjust to the new normal just like their customers. Learn why Flourish is still thriving, how the landscape of capital raising has shifted, and why the coronavirus pandemic won’t kill the cannabis industry. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Colton and Flourish Software!

    Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

madscientist81189 ,

Incredible content! Super informative!

Love how the host and guests go deep into topics each week. And iC news is an awesome new opinion show!

Flicked 67 ,

Love it

This podcast captures the ideal blend of information and entertainment.

BtShea ,

Best Cannabis Podcast out there

A narrow focus on the investment side of this industry is refreshing to hear. The policy and science behind cannabis appeals to some, but this is by far my favorite because of the focus on investment/business side

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