Marijuana Start-ups Pitch Their Dreams to High Net Worth Investors

Grammy Award Winning Musician Melissa Etheridge Among Those Pitching

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On the heels of ballot initiative campaigns for legalization being launched in Nevada, California, Arizona, and Maine, more than 250 high net worth investors from around the world will gather in Las Vegas, NV at the ArcView Investor Forum. The ArcView Investor Network includes more than 500 accredited investor members who have put more than $55 million behind 85 cannabis-related companies.

Taking place at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort for a two day "Shark Tank"-like pitch forum on Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th, accredited investors will be reviewing pitches from more than 25 companies who competed fiercely for the pitch slots out of a field of hundreds of applicants. It will be the highest concentration of capital and key players to ever assemble for the industry.  Among those pitching will be musician Melissa Etheridge who is now also a cannabis entrepreneur. 
"The best entrepreneurial minds and the sharpest investors are turning their attention to the fastest growing industry in America: the cannabis industry.  ArcView is where the deals that will make future headlines are made," said Troy Dayton, CEO and co-founder of The ArcView Group.
To learn more about ArcView, see this short video.  To get a sense of what to expect at the Forum, see this recent episode about it on Fusion Network.


Who: The ArcView Investor Network (private group of high net worth investors)

When: Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Where: Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort, 1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89011

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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 500 accredited investors who have put more than $55 million behind 85 companies. ArcView Market Research produces the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, 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:
Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy award winning musician, outspoken advocate for cannabis legalization, will be pitching her cannabis-related businesses to ArcView's investors.
Steve DeAngelo, 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, executive director of Harborside Health Centers
Troy Dayton, Co-founder and CEO of The ArcView Group, board member of the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Cannabis Industry Association
Leslie Bocskor, Managing Partner at Electrum Partners and chair of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association, former investment banker who advises early stage businesses  
Tripp Keber, Managing Director of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, star of MSNBC's Pot Baron's of Colorado, one of ArcView's earliest and most prolific investor members.
Andy Williams, President and CEO of The Medicine Man Group, star of MSNBC's show Pot Barons of Colorado, and first licensed cannabis business to raise money from ArcView's investor members. 
Emily Paxhia, Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management, a hedge fund for the cannabis industry.  Poseidon has invested in many cannabis-related companies. 
Patrick Rea, Managing Director of CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage, mentor-driven business accelerator that just graduated its first class.
Holly Alberti-Evans, CEO of Healthy Headie Lifestyle, a graduate of CanopyBoulder that does in-home demonstrations of vaporizers and other cannabis accessories like Tupperware or Mary Kay.  Holly won ArcView's best pitch prize at the last ArcView event and has raised capital from ArcView members. 
Amy Poinsett, co-founder and the CEO of MJ Freeway Business Solutions, raised money from ArcView member Joby Pritzker of Tao Capital, listed as one of the fastest growing companies from Inc. Magazine, and her business partner Jessica Billingsley was named to the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs by Fortune Magazine. 
Isaac Dietrich, co-founder and the CEO of MassRoots, 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.
Rob Kampia, co-founder and Executive Director of Marijuana Policy Project.  He is the architect of most of the state-level marijuana laws that have been enacted in the United States since 2000.
Neeraj Bhardwaj, President of Loto Labs, creators of an induction-powered vaporizer: Evoke.  Neeraj has raised money from ArcView members and angel investors from Silicon Valley.
Frank Marino, CEO of MJIC Fund, has decades of experience in venture finance, and MJIC has invested in numerous cannabis related companies. 
Event sponsors include: Harborside Health Center, Electrum Partners, Poseidon Asset Management, MassRoots, Cannasure Insurance Services, Lexaria Energy, MJardin, O.penVAPE, Marijuana Policy Project, CanopyBoulder, MJIC Fund, Melissa Etheridge, Advanced Nutrients, Steep Hill Labs, The Medicine Man Group, NeWay Capital, DigiPath Labs, The Gluu, Poseidon Asset Management, New Frontier, Palmetto Synergistic Research, Cannapure, Nuka Enterprises, Bhutan


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