Ep 365 - How To Win VC Funding For Your Cannabis Startup

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What types of businesses are cannabis venture capitalists willing to fund, and how can you make yours one of them? Here to answer that question is Ross O'Brien of Bonaventure Equity.

Learn more at https://www.bvequity.com

Key Takeaways:

[00:57] An inside look at Bonaventure Equity, a boutique venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in the cannabis space

[1:54] Ross' background and how he came to start Bonaventure

[5:35] The two-step process Ross follows when choosing which companies to invest in

[9:22] Ross' portfolio of investments in cannabis to date, from research and development to health tech

[11:55] Attributes that Ross looks for in a company founder

[13:43] Ross' advice to entrepreneurs looking to raise capital

[23:13] Common mistakes people make when putting together a pitch deck and how to avoid them

[25:58] Exciting developments in the cannabis healthcare space and where Ross sees it heading over the next 3-5 years

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