SAUSALITO, Calif. – Canna Angels, LLC, an angel investment consortium focused solely on businesses within and supportive of the cannabis industry, announces its much-anticipated launch. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company matches cannabis-centered startups with accredited investors looking to participate in a market that is forecast to grow to $50 billion over the next decade (Bloomberg, Sept. 2016).
Canna Angels Founder and CEO, Sherri Haskell, is an accomplished financial and marketing executive armed with multiple securities licenses, years of deal structuring, capital development, and fund management experience. Ms. Haskell has engaged a team comprised of advisors and mentors with strong expertise and vast connections in diverse business sectors including legal, financial, real estate, branding, marketing, and specific cannabis industry infrastructures.
Canna Angels’ primary goal is to maximize the potential for both entrepreneurs and investors. “Thanks to voters, more than half the states in the country now have some form of cannabis legalization in place. The tipping point is upon us,” Haskell said. “We see this as a most opportune time for investors curious about this industry to dive in. A looming challenge is that investors may not know the players or whom to trust in the industry, and at the same time cannabis entrepreneurs need reliable funding which has been difficult to access due to prohibition. Our focus at Canna Angels is to bridge this gap.”
Canna Angels has identified multiple verticals within the cannabis industry to be of the greatest interest, including Agriculture Technologies, Genetics, Bio-Science and Medical applications, Real Estate, Lab/Data Analytics, and more. Canna Angels will grant startup founders access to services ranging from deal structure and pitch development to marketing and mentorship. Upon achieving funding, Founders and their teams will receive expert follow-up support through Masters Mentorship, a program developed exclusively by Canna Angels to guide startups through sustained success. Accredited investors who join the Canna Angels network can anticipate unique opportunities to integrate and partner with startups at various levels.
About Canna Angels, LLC: Canna Angels, LLC is an Angel Investment Consortium based in Sausalito, CA and focused specifically on the cannabis industry. Founded in 2016, the company’s mission is to provide its accredited investors with carefully vetted, high-quality emerging companies either directly involved in the cannabis industry, or in supportive products and services.