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WIRE: Start-ups to pitch to NY investors at the Arcview Investor Forum this week

Brooklyn, NY – More than 200 high net worth investors from around the world will gather in Brooklyn, NY at the Arcview Investor Forum. The Arcview Investor Network includes more than 550 accredited investor members who have put more than $83 million behind 130 cannabis-related companies.

Taking place at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th, 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.  Al Foreman of Tuatara Capital, a New York-based firm that recently closed the largest fund dedicated to the cannabis industry will keynote. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a leading Congressional advocate for legalizing marijuana, will also be addressing this highly concentrated group of industry leaders.  Eugene Monroe, former NFL player with the Baltimore Ravens and cannabis advocate and investor will also be in attendance.

“With 8 states voting to open up new cannabis markets on Election Day, pioneering investors are eager to place some capital ahead of the boom that is likely to occur if these initiatives do well at the ballot box, ” said Troy Dayton, CEO and co-founder of The Arcview Group.

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 short video.


  • Who: The Arcview Investor Network

  • What: A few select media representatives will be invited to witness presentations from pitching companies. 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, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th from approximately 9:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Where: New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • You must get prior approval and have press credentials to attend.

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 $83 million behind 130 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:

Al Foreman, Chief Investment Officer and partner with Tuatara Capital, a New York-based investment firm that recently closed the largest fund dedicated to the cannabis industry.

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), leading advocate in Congress for changes to federal drug laws. He was deeply involved with the successful campaign to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in Oregon in 2014. Since its passage, he has worked closely with stakeholders in the state as the law has been implemented.

Former Congressman Edward F. Feighan (D-OH), who recently became an Arcview Investor Member, throughout his tenure in Congress served on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  Jimmy Carter appointed him to serve on the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity. Since his time in Congress, he has been CEO of ProCentury Insurance and most recently Covius, LLC.

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.

Steve DeAngelo, executive director of Harborside Health Centers, star of Discovery Channel’s hit show Weed Wars, author of new book 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.”

Richard Kimball, managing partner of HExL Advisors, a venture capital and private equity firm in NYC, former partner at Goldman Sachs and current board member at the Brookings Institution.

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

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.

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 was recently denied access to uplist to NASDAQ for its involvement with the cannabis industry.  Prior to co-founding MassRoots he was a finalist for Peter Thiel’s 20 Under 20 fellowship. MassRoots raised millions from ArcView members before going public.

Event sponsors include: Advanced Nutrients, Marijuana Business Daily, MedMen, Steep Hill Labs, Drug Policy Alliance, Electrum Partners, Cannasure Insurance Services, CanopyBoulder, NeWay Capital, Marijuana Policy Project, New Frontier, National Cannabis Industry Association, Bernstein IP, Big Green Machine, MassRoots, MediQi Energetics, Tropizen, ebbu, and The Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research at Thomas Jefferson University

For more information, contact:

Abby Benjamin, Media Relations


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