The ArcView Group
“At The ArcView Group, we believe that business is the most powerful platform for political change and that the development of a responsible, respected, and politically-engaged legal cannabis industry will be the single biggest factor in hastening the day when not a single adult in the world is punished for this plant.” — http://arcviewgroup.com
The ArcView Group investor network is a collection of more than 75 accredited investors — investors who are able to provide substantial amounts of investment capital to Cannabis businesses. Currently led by CEO Troy Dalton and president Steve DeAngelo, the Arcview Group provides the opportunity for Cannabis-related companies to present their business to angel investors who understand and support the industry. Each investor is willing to provide at least $50,000 of investment capital to companies they choose to invest in.
ArcView is interested in companies that present business plans and financial projections rather than just business ideas. Prospective companies looking for investment capital are vetted and if they meet with enough interest from the group they are given the opportunity to present their company at ArcView events. Investors may collaboratively or individually invest in companies that attract their interest. ArcView events provide opportunities for investors and business owners to interact and foster connections within the industry.
ArcView is not directly involved in political change per se, but as their statement makes clear, they realize that assisting the growth of the industry is vital to effecting that change. By providing the opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs to connect, they are facilitating the accelerating growth of the Cannabis industry. That growth in turn affects the perception of the industry, and of Cannabis itself, by society as a whole.
The ArcView Group is closely allied with the National Cannabis Industry Association and has started several projects in the form of See Change Research, Cannasure Insurance, Canna Domains and WeCanna Crowdfunding.