On this week’s show we’re joined by Narbé Alexandrian, President and CEO at Canopy Rivers – Canadian venture capitalist firm specialising in Cannabis.
In our latest episode we explore how Canopy Rivers’ potential investments are evaluated, the globalisation of cannabis, and how important it is for companies to adapt and pivot around regulatory reform.
→ View full show notes and summary here: https://www.cannabis-conversation.com/blogs/episode 99
Narbé Alexandrian is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Rivers, a venture capital firm specialising in cannabis. Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Narbé was a Senior Associate at OMERS Ventures, one of the most prominent technology venture capital funds in Canada. During his tenure, Narbé helped fundraise for two funds ($520M of capital), sourced and lead multiple debt/equity financings, and acted as a Board Observer for a number of portfolio companies. Prior to OMERS Ventures, Narbé was a Senior Strategy Manager in TELUS’ Internet of Things (IoT) group where he helped launch operational go-to-market strategies to TELUS’ executive leadership team. He has also held roles at Firmex Inc., a leading virtual data room company based in Toronto, and Deloitte LLP, where he held roles in Financial Advisory and Consulting (fka Monitor Deloitte).
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