Ross O'Brien

Ross O'Brien

CEO & Founder Bonaventure Equity, LLC
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About Ross O'Brien

Ross O’Brien is the Founder and CEO of cannabis venture capital firm Bonaventure Equity and of the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit event series. O'Brien is the author of Cannabis Capital, the first book to be published on cannabis venture capital.

Areas of Expertise

Venture Capital
Entrepreneurship
Cannabis
Investing
Raising Capital
Finance
Leadership
Exit Strategies

Books By Ross O'Brien

Cannabis Capital

More From Ross O'Brien

6 Steps To Steering Your Cannabis Business To Recovery

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6 Insider Tips On How To Pitch Your Business To Investors

A top cannabis investor explains how to tailor your business presentation so top decision makers like him take notice.

3 Actions You Must Take In Times Of Uncertainty

The words I consistently hear on the lips of most cannabis CEOs and founders: Simplify, save, and sell.

Why Your Cannabis Business Needs an Exit Strategy Even Before You Enter the Marketplace

Investors will want to know how they'll get their money out before they hand you a dime. Find out which three exit strategies they'll be considering.

How Investors Place a Value on Your Cannabis Business

To try to ensure that they're not going to lose money if they invest in your business, investors will determine a value for it. Find out how they do it.

How Risky Is Your Cannabis Business?

If you're considering raising funding for your cannabis business, be sure to calculate the risk that's involved in making it a success. It'll be one of the first things potential investors want to know.

Insider Tips for Crafting a Cannabis Business Plan That Attracts Investors

Follow this expert advice to create a business plan that proves you know what you're doing and can start and grow a profitable cannabis business.

4 Key Things You Have to Manage in Your Cannabis Business in Order to Succeed

Don't neglect the business of managing these four key areas - or you may see your dreams of entrepreneurship go up in smoke.

How the Feds Protect the Cannabis Industry and How Things Could Change

Find out what Uncle Sam's put in place to protect your business and what new legislation could be coming down the pike.

Why Traditional Venture Capitalists Don't Invest in Cannabis Companies -- And Who Will

Not all VCs are interested in cannabis companies. But some are. Find out who may be interested in helping to fund your cannabis venture.
Funding

The Investment Lifecycle of a Company

Knowing how and when your venture should try to attract funding is half the battle. Learn more about the different stages of the funding lifecycle.

How to Raise Cannabis Venture Capital

For cannabis companies seeking capital, these five R's are essential.