The Road Less Traveled

Keep abreast on how MAZAKALI is shaping the cannabis industry as the authoritative voice on investment.

Speaking Events


World Cannabis Congress | St. John, NB (June 16 – June 18)

NCN Hemp Investor Forum | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (July 15)

Arcview International Investor Forum | Chicago, IL (July 17-19)


FPA NorCal Conference | San Francisco (May 28, 2019)

The Arcview Group | Barcelona, Toronto, Austin, San Francisco, San Jose, West Palm Beach, Chicago, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Los Angeles

NOCO Hemp Industry Investor Forum | Denver

SXSW | Austin


News and Press

National Brands Created Via M&A

Forbes | April 24, 2019 – Sumit Mehta, MAZAKALI Founder and CEO, shares in Forbes the changing deal flow dynamics several fast growing sectors of the cannabis space.

Confusion, Enthusiasm Combine at Hemp Investor Forum

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.

Why Are Black People Excluded From the Legal Cannabis Industry? What Can We Do About It?

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.

Cannabis Executives, Investors see Asia saying “Yes” to Pot

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.

Cannabis Forum Offers Hong Kongers Chance to Invest

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.

It’s Time to Have Active Managers Run Cannabis Investments

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.

Canadian Cannabis Industry Overview

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.

What Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana Means to the US, Eh

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.

Where to Find Funding for a Cannabis Business

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?

A Silicon Valley Pot Deal

The Atlantic | April 20, 2018 – Cannabis entrepreneurs gather to pitch venture capitalists, “Shark Tank”-style, for a $10,000 prize.

Marijuana Millions: Raising Capital For Your Cannabis Business

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.

Featured In

Videos & Podcasts

Critical Insights Into Cannabis Investment Fortunes

Portfolio Wealth Global interviews Sumit Mehta to give readers an insightful look into the Cannabis Industry.

DCN Talks to Sumit Mehta

DCN sits down with Sumit Mehta, Founding Partner of Mazakali that’s based in the Bay Area. – Supporting Founders with Finance

Brandon sits down with Sumit Mehta of Mazakali to discuss bringing investment banking in cannabis.

Sumit Mehta Keynote at CNVest™

Sumit Mehta takes part as the keynote speaker to speak about turpentines and tech.

Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo Industry Update

Cannabis World Congress Expo – NYC, 2018.

MJ Bulls – Things to Know When Raising Cannabis Capital

Sumut Mehta shows you how to raise capital for cannabis.

Authority through Knowledge

The MAZAKALI GreenPaper™ has gained authority through knowledge on deep trends in the industry that matter to investors and operators alike.

With Privilege Comes Responsibility

As early entrants and investment leaders, we are driven by a passion and belief that purposeful cannabis investment will play a significant role Beyond Impact.

The MAZAKALI GreenPaper™ has gained authority through knowledge on deep trends in the industry that matter to investors and operators alike.

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