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Gertner still gets surprised reactions to his career change, as when his mother asked: “Can’t you just get another job at Google?
“It’s an industry that is starting from scratch with no infrastructure,” Hippeau said.
“There are many promising cannabis-related software startups that are able to easily raise money.” Some of these startups provide seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system software and inventory management.
Cannabis investment is still dominated by wealthy individuals, but that is changing as the industry grows, attracting venture capitalist and equity investors who until recently were reluctant to finance cannabis firms.
They are drawn by a wide-open landscape of opportunity, said Eric Hippeau, managing partner at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm well-known for its investments in high-profile media startups such as Twitter Inc and Buzzfeed.
The influx of capital helps finance the paychecks of 150,000 workers in the legal U. pot industry, representing job growth of 20 percent from a year ago, according to an estimate from the cannabis website Leafly, a marketing firm for dispensaries and other cannabis firms.
(Reuters) - Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google’s Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million in business.
Other prominent venture firms that have warmed to cannabis include Founders Fund, started by Pay Pal co-founder Peter Thiel, which has invested in Privateer Holdings, a cannabis private equity firm.Some investors have steered toward technology and support services, which carry less legal risk than cultivating or selling the weed itself.These include dating apps for cannabis users such as High There and My420Mate, as well as We Grow, an educational app that teaches people how to grow cannabis.Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to crack down on the pot trade in states with legalization laws, but Trump has extended a ban on using federal funds to interfere with the industry through the end of this year.Americans increasingly support marijuana legalization, according to the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Still, the specter of federal enforcement makes it difficult for cannabis-related firms to get banking services.A new commodity index even offers data on the going rates for greenhouse and field-grown weed.