Biscotti: Premium Italian Brand

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This week, Brandon sits down with Biscotti CEO + cofounder, Luca Andrea Collins, to discuss how he and his team built a premium Italian hash brand in California. With regulations, taxes, and the black market crushing many legal brands, Luca and his team have found their niche focusing on taking high-end indoor flower and creating a beautiful hash experience. After completing their Series A at the end of last year, Biscotti now has over 30 employees helping build their brand across California. Brandon and Luca dive into his background going to Oaksterdam and the Elevate Startup Cannabis Conference, the benefits of cold water hash, and why launching their value brand Tutti was so important to their growth strategy. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Luca and Biscotti!

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Bushl: Craft Cannabis and Crowdfunding

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In this week's special episode, Brandon sits down with Bushl CEO + founder, Josh Bareket, to discuss the world of clean and sustainable craft cannabis. Recent issues with pesticides and vitamin E in vapes have highlighted safety and quality concerns across the industry. Josh saw this issue coming, and created Bushl to help fix the problem. Bushl gives customers a marketplace to buy highly vetted CBD and THC products. With over 25 brands on the platform, Bushl provides customers with a safe space to buy clean, natural, and sustainable cannabis products online. Josh and Brandon also dive into certification standards, Bushl's vetting process, and how to create transparency with their brands. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Bushl!

If you're interested in learning more about Bushl and the investment opportunity, their SeedInvest crowdfund is open to everyone.

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EVERYONE CAN INVEST!

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iC News - 9.30.19 w/ Sam Edwards

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Welcome to another iC News! There's a plethora of announcements and other news about the cannabis industry, but very little opinion. We've decided to change that. Every 2 weeks, our host Brandon will dive deep into timely topics and give his unvarnished, unfiltered thoughts. And this week he's brought on our first iC News guest, Sam Edwards! Sam is a cannabis expert who has judged Emerald Cups for years, advised + consulted on large-scale grower operations, and now works for a cannabis-focused investment firm. Or in his words, "I've judged the Emerald Cup for 4 years, I've grown acres of cannabis, thousands of pounds, and smoked hundreds of pounds."

Topics Discussed This Week: 
1) Vapes!!! (again!)
2) Black Market in California
3) Flawed Data in Cannabis

We're excited to share our latest iC News with all our fans. We hope you enjoy it! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

Dan Adler-Golden of Node Labs

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In this week’s episode, Brandon interviews Dan Adler-Golden, founder and CEO of Node Labs. Dan and his team are helping cultivators manage their genetics, use micropropagation and tissue culture technology to clean their plants, and supply them with clones when needed. Node Labs and others like them are essential to the cannabis cultivation community. While traditional agriculture has extensive nurseries, cannabis does not. Dan saw this issue from his days running the Chalice Festival, and decided to find a solution. Now Node is becoming the Driscoll’s of cannabis! With a recently acquired genetics company and 2nd facility, Node is currently raising capital to fund their growth. Learn more about the world of cultivation, breeding, clones, and cannabis nurseries in this week’s awesome episode. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

iC News - 9.16.19

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Welcome to iC News! There's a plethora of announcements and other news about the cannabis industry, but very little opinion. We've decided to change that. Every 2 weeks, our host Brandon will dive deep into timely topics and give his unvarnished, unfiltered thoughts.

Topics Discussed This Week: 
1) Vapes!!!

We're very excited to share iC News with all our fans. We hope you enjoy it! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

Higgs and the Rise of Lifestyle Brands

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In this week’s episode, Brandon sits down with Oliver Higgins, founder and CEO of Higgs. Oliver went to film school before trying to get a license in the newly legal cannabis industry. After difficulties securing a plant-touching license, Oliver remade Higgs into a brand packaging and true cannabis lifestyle brand. By not touching the plant, Oli and his team can focus 100% on building their brand, their brand community + lifestyle and the incredible packaging they’ve created. With a small team, Higgs has captured much of the SoCal market. Now they are looking to raise money with their $1 million seed round, hire a COO, and expand to other states + markets. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the coolest brands and one of our favorite founders in the industry, Oli + Higgs!

iC News - 9.3.19

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Welcome to iC News! There's a plethora of announcements and other news about the cannabis industry, but very little opinion. We've decided to change that. Every 2 weeks, our host Brandon will dive deep into 3-5 timely topics and give his unvarnished, unfiltered thoughts.

Topics Discussed This Week: 
1) State of California Cannabis Black Market
2) Cannabis Stock Market + Canopy (CGC) + Bruce Linton
3) CBD Hemp Explosion
4) Experiential Cannabis

We're excited to share the first iC News with all our fans. We hope you enjoy it! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

Mat Fogarty of Can of Bliss

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This week, Brandon sits down with Mat Fogarty, co-founder and CEO of Can of Bliss. Mat has a previous exit in technology with his former startup Crowdcast, and he spent time at Oaksterdam University learning the cannabis space. With this knowledge, Mat and his team created some of the most innovative flower packaging in the industry, with Can of Bliss. Can of Bliss combines AR technology, scannable QR codes, and terpene scratch & sniff smell technology to enhance the flower packaging + consumer purchasing experience. They relaunched in May 2019, they have a team of 11 based in Oakland, and they’ve raised over $1 million with appx $250K left in their seed round! Flower brand packaging has needed a makeover for some time, and Mat and his team have the talent, the tools, and the passion to help remake this consumer purchasing experience. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Mat and Can of Bliss!

Socrates Rosenfeld of iHeartJane

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In this week's episode, Brandon welcomes Socrates Rosenfeld, co-founder and CEO of iHeartJane, to the show. Socrates was in the Army flying Apache helicopters before going to MIT (where he met his co-founders), and they started iHeartJane in 2016. iHeartJane is the largest e-commerce marketplace for online cannabis purchasing. They power dispensaries by helping them offer e-commerce shopping for their customers. They must be doing something right, because just 2 weeks ago they raised $21 million from Gotham Green and other investors in their Series B! This follows a $6 million Series A capital raise in October 2018. Socrates and his team are now well positioned and well capitalized to win the MSO's, scale nationally, and bring real e-commerce tools to millions of cannabis customers. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Socrates and iHeartJane!

Nico Richardson of AFI Capital

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On this week's episode, Brandon sits down with Nico Richardson of AFI Capital Partners to discuss the world of cannabis investing. Nico has quite the investing background with experience at Deutsche Bank and the renowned cannabis firm Privateer Holdings. With those skills and experience under his belt, Nico and his partner Chi-Chien Hou started AFI Capital and have invested in Headset, Treez, Vangst, and many other top cannabis companies. Whether it's plant touching or not, AFI has investment opportunities across the industry. Learn how Nico used his experience to launch his own firm, how AFI uses side cars, their creative investment structures, and what it was like raising his first fund. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Nico Richardson of AFI Capital!