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The rising stars of marijuana’s investment scene that everyone from Wall Street to Silicon Valley should know

Business Insider, Jeremy Berke and Melia Robinson
March 17, 2018 –
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As the legal-cannabis industry continues to grow at a breakneck pace, investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are seeing green.

Venture-capital investors from around the world spent $355 million on 100 marijuana-industry deals in 2017, and 2018 is on pace to break last year’s record. By the end of February, there were 19 venture-backed deals in the industry worth $176 million alone, and that doesn’t factor in the money investors have poured into hedge funds set up to take advantage of the budding industry.

For Business Insider’s first-ever list of rising stars in the marijuana-investment space, we asked readers to submit nominations and surveyed our past coverage of the industry. The list celebrates top investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley and a number of places in between.

Federal prohibition has prevented most American institutional investors and top venture-capital firms from investing in the space. The situation has given rise to a number of marijuana-specific venture firms in the US — funded by high-net-worth individuals and family offices — and provided an opening for Canadian firms. Both these groups are well represented on our list.

We considered any active investors who have made investments in the marijuana industry, whether their contributions come from angel investing, venture capital, or hedge funds.

These are the rising stars of the marijuana-investment scene.


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Sherri Haskell bridges the gap between accredited investors and carefully vetted marijuana startups as the founder and CEO of her own angel investment consortium.

Title: CEO and founder of Canna Angels LLC

Type: Angel Investor

Location: Sausalito, California

Canna Angels is on a mission to curate the top marijuana-related businesses in agriculture technologies, real estate, genetics, bioscience, and lab-data analytics.

Haskell, a former stockbroker, has raised $150 million in capital in her career. Her portfolio includes Civilized, a digital publication focused on marijuana, and the “Mary Kay for marijuana” startup Octavia Wellness.

2018-03-22T09:41:13+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

OPAL Group’s Alternative Investing Summit

Sherri Haskell, Canna Angels CEO was invited to moderate and be a featured speaker at the OPAL Group’s Alternative Investing Summit Dec 3-5, 2017 in Dana Point, CA.  Sherri recruited an impressive and diverse panel of experts representing various verticals within the industry. Topics covered national and international cannabis equity markets, cutting edge medical research initiatives, legal implications and prognostications, and most promising cannabis investing opportunities.  350 Attendees of institutional and family investors.

Canna Angels Opal Group Dec 2017

Full release HERE

2017-12-20T06:34:46+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

Opal Group’s Annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West

CannaAngels LLC, a leading angel investment consortium focused on businesses relating to the cannabis industry, today announced that Sherri Haskell, Founder and CEO of CannaAngels, has accepted an invitation to speak at the Opal Group’s Annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West. The Forum is being held on October 25 – October 27 at The San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

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2017-10-26T10:28:42+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Buzz|

Pot businesses rush to fill Santa Rosa industrial buildings

Sherri quoted in the Santa Rosa Democrat:

A group of New York investors with a $30 million real estate fund recently visited the area looking to buy properties for industrial and agricultural cannabis businesses”, said Sherri Haskell, founder of Sausalito-based CannaAngels investment firm, who helped the New York group make local connections.

Full release HERE

2017-10-26T10:31:32+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: News|

Canna Angels, LLC Hosts Showcase Event Announcing Major Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research Institute

SAN FRANCISCO, California – July 12, 2017- Canna Angels LLC, a leading angel investment consortium focused on opportunities within the cannabis industry, today announced that RET. California State Senator Joe Dunn and Dr. Daniele Piomelli, PhD, Pharm.D., will be featured guests at the Canna Angels July 19 Founders Showcase.  At the event, they will discuss a collaborative initiative to launch one of the world’s first academic based and solely independent, interdisciplinary, cannabis research institutes – the UC Irvine Cannabis Research Institute. This initiative uniquely examines a broad base of scientific and cultural dynamics of cannabis influence across multiple spectrums of society.  (more…)

2017-07-12T17:06:52+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference

May 9, 2017 North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference, Santa Rosa, 300+ attendees

Sherri Haskell, CEO and Founder of Canna Angels, LLC was a featured speaker on How to Attract Investment or Invest in the Industry. This widely attended conference sponsored by North Bay Business Journal and Farella Braun presented keynote speaker Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of MMJ Regulation, CA department of Consumer Affairs.

 

North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference

Symposium information can be viewed HERE

2017-05-19T08:43:36+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Buzz|Tags: |

Angel Capital Association Summit

April 27-29, 2017 Angel Capital Association Summit, San Francisco, CA 750 Attendees

Sherri Haskell, CEO, Canna Angels, LLC was video interviewed providing insights into the Canna Angel culture, impression of the summit and cannabis industry nuances for investors.

Symposium information can be viewed HERE

2017-05-19T08:46:44+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Buzz|Tags: |

12th Annual Lido Consulting Family Office Investment Symposium, Santa Monica, CA

Sherri Haskell, CEO and Founder of Canna Angels, LLC was a featured speaker and moderator at this highly acclaimed Investment Symposium presented to audience of 400 Investment Professionals and  Family Office attendees from the U.S. and beyond. Ms. Haskell led the only featured panel session on Cannabis Commerce, which included business luminaries and experts in the field.

“Experts Speak to the Intricacies of Cannabis Commerce.” Did you know that unique nuances of the cannabis legal statures (Prop 64) provide distinct and time sensitive opportunities; especially for non-institutional investors? This panel discussed important considerations such as Banking, Legal, Manufacturing, and Investing. We will look a the question, “Is it time to embrace Cannabis as an Asset Class?”

 

Symposium information can be viewed HERE

2017-04-10T11:48:26+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Buzz|Tags: , |

ACA Northwest Regional Meeting, Portland, OR March 7-8, 2017

ACA

Sherri Haskell, CEO of Canna Angels, LLC featured as a guest speaker:

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ACA members and accredited investors from throughout the Northwest were invited for the 2017 ACA Northwest Regional Meeting. Hosted by Portland Seed Fund, this event is focused on interactive discussions by investors for investors. The two day event will include topics such as regional investment trends, opportunities for angels in a changing ecosystem, the Emerging Market of Cannabis, updates on important federal policy, and great networking with your future co-investors.

Meeting info can be viewed HERE

2017-04-10T11:39:29+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Buzz|Tags: , , , |

Marijuana Business Magazine: New Angel

By Marijuana Business Magazine, Wheelin’ & Dealin’, Feb 2, 2017

Veteran investment adviser and entrepreneur Sherri Haskell has launched CannaAngels, an investment group that will pair investors with cannabis-centered startups. Based in Sausalito, California, the firm will advise entrepreneurs on topics such as deal structure, pitch development, and marketing. The sectors on which CannaAngels will focus include agriculture technologies, genetics, bioscience and medical applications, real estate, and lab/data analytics.

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2017-02-06T07:54:41+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |