OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arcview Group today announced the hiring of cannabis entrepreneur Kimberly Kovacs as its new President. Kimberly has over 20 years of executive leadership and experience across technology services and investment companies. As the founder and CEO of MyJane, Kim built a cannabis wellness technology platform which was acquired in January of 2019 by Manifest 7. Prior to MyJane, Kim founded or co-founded six additional companies, raised more than $100M in equity capital and has been an active angel investor for more than ten years. Most recently, she served as President of the Los Angeles Venture Association where she launched the CannaLAVA strategic group designed to bring cannabis industry leaders together in Los Angeles. Kim brings a diverse skill set and broad range of executive experience to Arcview in a time of both growth and opportunity in cannabis investing. As President, Kim will lead the team and implement our overall membership and growth strategy.
“She brings a critical financial acumen and new energy which will benefit all aspects of our business. Arcview continues to define how an investment network can impact both investors and startup company success.”
“I admired Arcview’s mission and initiatives so much that I became a member in 2018. For me to lead this group and all it does to build a positive, healthy and diverse investment environment for cannabis is the perfect next step,” declared Kim. “We’re at a pivotal time in the cannabis industry, and I look forward to leading Arcview members through the growth of the industry as legalization opens up new markets and opportunities.”
“I couldn’t be more pleased to hand the reins over to Kim. She deeply understands what makes Arcview so special to its members and to the cannabis industry, and has a strong vision to grow our impact,” said Troy Dayton, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “This frees me up to play a more active external role as a spokesperson, advocate and evangelist for this meaningful brand that Steve DeAngelo and I started from humble beginnings 10 years ago.”
“Kim will be speaking at our first forum of the decade in Santa Monica on February 4th,” said Jerry Stone, Executive Chairman. “She brings a critical financial acumen and new energy which will benefit all aspects of our business. Arcview continues to define how an investment network can impact both investors and startup company success.”
Kim is starting her new role immediately. The President position was newly created to drive further overall growth.
Register for 2020VISION: Cannabis Investing for a New Decade in Santa Monica February 4th-6th at the Fairmont Hotel, our first forum of the decade should prove to be a critical moment for cannabis investors, from our Ready to Invest?™ company pitch presentations to detailed market insights, panels, speakers and community. Arcview Forums are invaluable to accredited cannabis investors.
About The Arcview Group
The Arcview Group is the leading investment and market research firm focused on connecting high-net-worth individuals, institutional investors and money managers with the investment opportunities, key players and indispensable insights to realize their goals in the cannabis sector. Founded in 2010 and listed recently by Forbes as one of the top five financial firms in the cannabis industry, investors in the Arcview Investor Network have invested more than $270 million in over 200 companies. Arcview Market Research has published more than 20 market reports, which forecast and analyze the rapidly evolving industry. Arcview co-founded and partnered with Canopy Boulder, the first seed-stage mentor-driven business accelerator that has graduated more than 100 companies. Arcview is also co-founder of Cannasure Insurance Services, the leading provider of business insurance to the cannabis industry.
For more information, visit arcviewgroup.com.
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