Arcadian Fund Provides Exposure to Cannabis
June 20th, 2018
The cannabis industry is projected to exceed $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co., driven by the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis across a growing number of states. Despite the enormous market opportunity, many professionally-managed Wall Street funds have stayed away from the market due to the stigma and regulatory risks. But, there are a couple of exceptions for investors looking for exposure to the space.
The Arcadian Fund is a professionally-managed investment vehicle that provides Limited Partners with diverse exposure to the ancillary sectors of the cannabis industry. The fund seeks to capitalize industry leaders, connect companies to resources, identify new revenue streams, and prepare them for mergers, exits, and/or capital markets, with an emphasis on technological advancement rather than companies involved with handling the drug itself.
By avoiding companies that touch the cannabis plant, the company avoids many of the regulatory hurdles, zoning restrictions, banking restrictions, interstate commerce issues, and other risks associated with the cannabis industry.
The fund’s primary focus is on ancillary parts of the industry, such as:
- Technology – Agricultural technology, testing, tracking, and software.
- Media – Online, print, trade shows, seminars, and advertising.
- Services – Legal, compliance, accounting, HR, and insurance.
- Products – Cultivation specific processing, manufacturing, IP, and licensing.
- Data – Consumer analytics, forecasting, distribution, and purchasing.
The fund’s holdings include companies like:
- High Times Cannabis Cup – The most recognizable brand in the cannabis industry that has been the go-to media source since 1974.
- BDS Analytics – A data packaging company focused on providing actionable tools for participants across the cannabis industry.
- Kush Bottles – A leading provider of cannabis packaging and related materials to a rapidly growing list of dispensaries nationwide.
- Wurk – A provider of intuitive platforms to manage payroll, HR, timekeeping, scheduling, and compliance with a focus on cannabis companies.
- Treez – A provider of software that automates and optimizes cannabis dispensary options, ranging from employee management to inventory control.
- Baker – A leading provider of data products for cannabis companies, ranging from real time inventory management to loyalty programs.
The Arcadian Fund is managed by Matthew Nordgren, an ambitious executive, dedicated philanthropist, and accomplished athlete who brings a unique passion to creating strategic alliances. In addition to playing professional football, he started a private equity business focusing on sports and entertainment.
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