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Hundreds of #Marijuana #Investors Meet Dozens of Start Ups in Austin, TX May 2-3

Noted Canadian entrepreneur Jim Estill and Austin-based herbal products pioneer Mark Blumenthal to address the group; Dozens of Promising Cannabis Companies from Around the World Pitch Investors in 'Shark-Tank' Style Format


Austin, TX - April 20, 2017 ( Newswire) More than 200 high-net worth investors from around the world, eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather at AT&T Conference & Education Center for a two day "Shark Tank"-like pitch forum on Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network. A disproportionate number of Arcview's most active investors reside in Texas and have an opportunity to learn of promising companies in one the fastest growing entrepreneurial cities in the country.

Arcview is the top source of deal flow for the cannabis industry. It's members have placed $112M into 141 cannabis-related companies.

Jim Estill, Canadian entrepreneur, investor and CEO of Danby Appliances, and Mark Blumenthal, founder of the American Botanical Council, will deliver keynote speeches. Accredited investors will be reviewing pitches from more than a dozen companies who competed fiercely for the pitch slots out of a field of hundreds of applicants.

Texas has already passed a law allowing non psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) for residents and will soon consider whether to legalize medical cannabis use.

  • Who: Members of The Arcview Investor Network plus cannabis-related companies chosen to present
  • What: Select media representatives will be invited to witness presentations from companies that have been successful at raising capital from this group and those who are hoping to attract investors at this meeting. Throughout the day, select reporters will be able to interview high net worth investors who have recently invested in the sector or are considering it, companies that have recently been funded, and elected officials that support legalization.
  • When: Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd between 9:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Where: AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
  • How: Members of the media must apply for press credentials by emailing

Learn more about the growth of the cannabis industry via this short video. To get a sense of what to expect at Arcview, see this other short video.

About The Arcview Group

Founded in 2010, The Arcview Group is responsible for a number of groundbreaking ventures in the cannabis industry. The Arcview Investor Network includes more than 625 accredited investors who have put more than $112 million behind 141 companies. Arcview Market Research publishes the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, which is the most oft-cited market data report. In 2015 Arcview became a partner in Canopy, the first seed-stage mentor-driven business accelerator. Arcview is also co-founder of Cannasure Insurance Services, the leading provider of business insurance to the cannabis industry.


Abby Benjamin, Media Relations

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