Virtual Versus In-Person Conferences

Virtual Versus In-Person Conferences

Virtual Versus In-Person Conferences with Matt Hawkins Founder/Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital. Our next guest has over 20 years of private equity experience and has founded multiple $500+mm alternative firms. He has an extensive background in building large alternative investment firms and scaling the companies he invests in. Matt brings an extensive background in building large alternative investment firms and scaling the companies he invests in. In 2014, Matt had the vision to create the leading private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry.

Virtual

We talk about the recent adoption from in-person to virtual conferences that investors have needed to adapt to. Matt has said publicly he is on the fence about the whole thing. While Matt finds virtual conferences useful and remarkably easy, he said a big drawback is not being able to “kick the tire” on a potential transaction. The good news for the U.S. cannabis market, of course, is that state economies have largely begun to open. Many states are opening in phases. We dive into some factors, specifically the HEROES act incorporating the SAFE Banking Act or prioritized legalization that would create another buyer’s market for large-scale investment in cannabis.