The Road Less Traveled
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KARMA l May 18, 2020 – The HEROES Act could enable banks to lend to the cannabis industry without penalties. MAZAKALI’s CEO, Sumit Mehta shares views on the bill and more.
Yahoo! Finance l May 5, 2020 – ProCapital, a virtual conference June 22 & 23 during Prohibition Partners LIVE is powered by MAZAKALI’s Digital Capital Platform. This event offers curated private offerings and broker/dealer supported investment flow within the plant-based medicine space.
Marijuana Business Daily I April 13, 2020 – As firms re-evaluate their international supply chains, MAZAKALI CEO Sumit Mehta states; “Don’t plan for disruptions to end on your timeline”
Forbes I January 12, 2020 – MAZAKALI CEO Sumit Mehta discusses the Illinois legalization roll out including the state’s leadership role in addressing the complex and consequential role of social equity, in particular expungement of criminal records.
See also the MAZAKALI Minute on social equity and expungement. January 6, 2020
Money Matters I Marijuana Business Magazine | Oct 1, 2019 – Journalist Nick Thomas conducts an in-depth interview with Sumit Mehta on cannabis investment strategy. Pgs 16-17.
MJBusiness Daily | July 18, 2019 – Industry veterans discuss Arcview’s $7.7M Series A financing round. MAZAKALI participated in this raise.
Business of Canada | June 19, 2019 – MAZAKALI Founder and CEO, Sumit Mehta, discusses “Legalization 2.0 and the Emergence of the Brand” post keynote by cannabis investor Martha Stewart.
Forbes | June 12, 2019 – MAZAKALI participated in the round with CEO Sumit Mehta sharing with Forbes, “the cannabis market and investment community continue to favor scalability, product quality, experiential consistency, inventory reliability and envious execution.”.
Green Market Report | June 12, 2019 – Sumit Mehta, Founder and CEO of investment firm and Coda raise participant MAZAKALI shares perspective on Coda’s successful approach.
Pitchbook | June 11, 2019 – Data and research firm Pitchbook launched its first Cannabis Private Investment Review. MAZAKALI’s strategic perspective on cannabis as the asset class to watch is profiled.
Forbes | April 24, 2019 – Sumit Mehta, MAZAKALI Founder and CEO, shares in Forbes the changing deal flow dynamics in several fast growing sectors of the cannabis space.
Hemp Industry Daily | April 1, 2019 – Uncertainties surrounding regulations – both at the state and federal levels – and a lack of recent historic data in the United States are factors that could discourage investors in the American hemp industry, attendees at a Denver forum heard last week.
Benzinga | February 15, 2019 – MAZAKALI’s Sumit Mehta discusses future industry sectors, “When one considers the 750 medical uses and 50,00 industrial uses afforded but the cannabis plant, one is hard-pressed to think of a single industry that will remain untouched in a federally legal environment.”
Dope Magazine | December 4, 2018 – I noticed a few unexpected things. Among them were the large percentage of people wearing suits and the high number of women executives in attendance. Bravo! But the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that, among more than 300 attendees, there were only five black women and ONE black man in attendance. Yes, just one.
Bloomberg | November 1, 2018 – The cannabis investor conference in Hong Kong this week started with some stern warnings against smoking pot in the city, which can land you in prison. Then folks got down to talking business.
South China Morning Post | November 1, 2018 – The classic joint offers a cannabis experience like no other, perhaps due to its unique ability to simultaneously combust as well as vaporize its contents. While ubiquitous today, this smoking mechanism is a relatively new invention that owes its birth to Mexican laborers in the 1850s.
Benzinga | September 17, 2018 – The cannabis industry is poised to add over 500,000 new jobs by 2021, and to exceed $50 billion by 2026. However, this torrid pace of growth is accompanied by a rapidly shifting regulatory environment. This means a deep and diligent approach to a generational investment opportunity is needed.
SylvaCap | August 30, 2018 – Cannabis legalization continues its global march towards decriminalization with Canada joining Uruguay as the second country in the world to legalize the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis.
Green Entrepreneur | June 26, 2018 – Last week Canada announced a landmark decision in the history of legal cannabis when the Senate put the final stamp of approval on the law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana all across the country.
Benzinga | June 18, 2018 – Sumit Mehta, founder and CEO of cannabis investment banking platform Mazakali said “Cannabis as a global agricultural commodity has tremendous implications for the health of our people, plants, planet and profit.”
Growth, Broader Acceptance is Buzz in Cannabis Industry
Lede Tree | May 18, 2018 – Cannabis industry analyst Sumit Mehta, CEO of MAZAKALI and a consultant on the emerging cannabis industry, and Bruce Linton, CEO of the Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth, opened the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition Thursday in New York with rosy forecasts for broadening social, legal and political acceptance of the plant.
Entrepreneur | April 20, 2018 – With limited funding options, almost no loans available and countless new cannabis businesses emerging every day, where does an entrepreneur go for capital?
Forbes | February 7, 2018 – Legal cannabis commerce is expanding. In 2017, almost $3.5 billion was invested into the booming industry worldwide, more than doubling 2016’s investment figures.
PR Newswire | November 1, 2017 – San Francisco- and Denver-based cannabis capital
advisory firm MAZAKALI has just announced a key strategic partnership with Denver-
based Hoban Law Group, the nation’s premier international “cannabusiness” law firm. The two
firms represent hundreds of businesses and investors, and have executed more than $200 million in
corporate, M&A, private equity, venture capital and debt transactions.
Watch and Listen
Video [19:08]: MAZAKALI CEO Sumit Mehta moderated an interactive panel in Malta with a cannabis global research scientist and a cannabis nutritionist. Topics explored included wellness-focused product innovation, medical safety and efficacy, and cannabis lifestyle integration. Nov 2019.
Video [47:09]: An engaging discussion on cannabis investment including:
- Cannabis as an emerging market;
- Comparisons to the technology boom;
- 32K private cos vs. the 350 public cos the news cycle focuses on;
- Fundamentals as an imperative for survival;
- Cannabis as likely the best performing asset class over the next decade. Oct. 2019
Podcast [29:25]: Business coach Bruce Eckfeldt speaks with Sumit Mehta on Thinking Outside the Bud, a podcast focused on entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, researchers, advocates and policymakers discuss new and exciting ways for cannabis to positively impact business society and culture. April 9, 2019
Video [18:11]: “It’s not an industry it’s a movement. Anyone with a vertebrae can benefit from this plant.” Former J.M. Morgan financial adviser and current cannabis investor/CEO, Sumit Mehta reveals where we’re headed as a society from a cannabis perspective, and gives a fascinating, insightful (and humorous) look at how hemp and non-hemp cannabis will impact our future food, fuel, fiber, pharmaceuticals and much more.
Prohibition Partners Live | VIRTUAL
CFA Society | Chicago
The Arcview Group | New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Toronto, Austin, San Francisco, San Jose, West Palm Beach, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
SXSW | Austin
Marijuana Business Daily | Washington D.C., Las Vegas
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