The 2016 elections are widely seen as a tipping point opening a flood of new investment in the cannabis industry.
Boring businesses are stable and profitable, but could use some new marketing strategies to tap into additional growth.
To set yourself up for success, here are some guidelines to follow when raising money.
Inspiring Your Team
The trick to getting the funding you need is to build a foundation that no smart investor will pass up.
By stripping board leadership from Ells, who is also co-chief executive, investors would like to institute an independent chair.
There are no shortcuts to building a solid network of engaged investors.
Aaron Gillum, managing partner of Caerus Investment Partners, says it's always a great time to invest in startups.
Unless you build something, you're all talk. Investors want a product, not an idea.
These shifts define the state of VC today -- and the direction it will go in 2017.
Earlier this year, the nation invested $3.5 billion in U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber, surprising many.
It's accusing the controversial blood-testing company of lying to get its money.
The blockchain technology startup powers the digital currency bitcoin and enables data-sharing across a network of individual computers.
Keep these seven differences in mind before targeting and pitching investors.