SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Arcview Group announced that noted empire builder, mentor and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” Daymond John has agreed to join the “Ready to Invest?”™ session on the first day of the Arcview Investor Forum: The Evolution of Cannabis: 2020 in New York. The full event runs from Wednesday, Oct. 2 to Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.
Daymond John, who turned a $40 startup in his mother’s basement into a $6 billion fashion powerhouse, will provide an entertaining keynote on investing in early-stage companies, what he looks for in potential investments and also how companies can best position themselves for new investors. He will also join the investment panel on day one.
“The cannabis industry is at the precipice of explosive growth. It’s vital that entrepreneurs and investors learn from the titans of other industries. Daymond John has seen it all and figured out not only how to be remarkably successful but also how to effectively share his wisdom with others. In keeping with the Arcview ethos, we wanted to inject some new perspectives into our Ready to Invest?™ session, continuing to break down barriers between the current cannabis investment landscape, and the broader capital markets. Daymond John is the perfect fit,” said Troy Dayton, CEO and co-founder of The Arcview Group.
“The Ready to Invest?”™ sessions at Arcview’s forums are curated opportunities to meet entrepreneurs and operators and dive into possible investments across the cannabis ecosystem, and we are excited that Daymond has agreed to join the Arcview Preview Day session and bring his unique perspectives and experiences to the Arcview community. “I thrive on growing new industries and helping advise early-stage start-ups – I am excited to see what these entrepreneurs are doing,” said Daymond.
After John’s Keynote, Arcview’s network of accredited investors and guests will get to experience a live, on-stage session with entrepreneurs presenting to Daymond John and several other notable cannabis industry leaders serving as judges to provide their valuable advice and mentorship. Through the 3-day forum, in addition to an agenda filled with notable speakers and valuable insights for cannabis investors, a total of eight promising and varied cannabis industry companies will be featured. These companies include:
- Vertically integrated operator and owner of one of the premier cannabis brands in the country
- Cannabis cartridge brand with a unique flavoring twist
- Pet-friendly cannabis brand
- Cannabis vaporizer technology company
- Hemp cultivation and processing facility
- Company manufacturing differentiated, sustainable, and compliant packaging solutions for the cannabis industry using 100% plant-based hemp plastic, 100% reclaimed ocean plastic and other sustainable materials.
- Dispensary customer feedback and retention platform
- Cannabis-specific event ticketing and registration platform built for a new culture of events
Listed by Forbes as one of the top five financial firms in the cannabis industry, the Arcview Investor Network includes more than 600 accredited investor members who have placed more than $270 million in over 200 cannabis-related companies such as Eaze, Ebbu, Tokyo Smoke, Mjardin, SPARC, Mirth, Flowhub, Wurk, Meadow, Medicine Man, and Growcentia.
Space is limited to attend the Arcview Investor Forum: The Evolution of Cannabis: 2020 in New York. Accredited investors interested in attending the forum can do so by registering for the event at http://events.arcviewgroup.com/.
To get to know Arcview, non-members who are accredited investors can request a complimentary pass to a special “Preview Day” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at http://events.arcviewgroup.com/nyc19/preview-day/.
About Daymond John
In addition to his role on Shark Tank, John is widely recognized for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and branding expert following the success of his groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU®. He was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama Administration and is a two-time New York Times Best Selling Author, most recently for his book Rise and Grind. John remains committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, which landed him the affectionate nickname of “The People’s Shark.” In recognition of his impact in the entrepreneurial space, John has been bestowed the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award, the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and more.
About The Arcview Group
The Arcview Group is the leading investment and market research firm focused on connecting high-net-worth individuals, institutional investors and money managers with the investment opportunities, key players and indispensable insights to realize their goals in the cannabis sector. Founded in 2010 and listed recently by Forbes as one of the top five financial firms in the cannabis industry, investors in the Arcview Investor Network have invested more than $270 million in over 200 companies. Arcview Market Research has published more than 20 market reports, which forecast and analyze the rapidly evolving industry. Arcview co-founded and partnered with Canopy Boulder, the first seed-stage mentor-driven business accelerator that has graduated more than 100 companies. Arcview is also co-founder of Cannasure Insurance Services, the leading provider of business insurance to the cannabis industry.
For more information, visit arcviewgroup.com.