I think that the future is not going to be smoking of cannabis. It's going to be all the other things.
So there's
a huge, huge boom in alternative forms of ingestion.

Celia Watson Seupel - CNBC

A survey by the research arm of ArcView Group valued the legal cannabis
market at $1.53 billion in 2013, with a projected 68% increase for 2014.

Rebecca Hiscott - Mashable

The reason there's so much opportunity in ancillary businesses is because the industry
is being underserved by traditional players,"
Dayton said. "In part, it's because they
fear the reputational risk and they fear the market is too small. But it's growing fast.

Jack Smith - LA Times

  • March 2015
  • March 9, 2015

    Pot startups cash in on wave of legalization

    "The wave of pot legalization hasn't just been a boon for growers. A slew of other businesses are jumping on the bandwagon as well.”

  • March 3, 2015

    Washington, DC, Is Already Trying to Cash In on the Legal Marijuana Industry

    ""There's no stopping [legalization]," she told me. "You're either going to make a million dollars off it, or you're going to sit on your couch eating Cheetos and wondering if you could have."”

  • February
  • February 17, 2015

    Vermont Could Be Next State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    "Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S., according to a recent report from industry analysts ArcView Group. Their recent report predicts that over the next five years, 14 more states will legalize recreational marijuana. Along with Vermont, at least nine more states are expected to consider recreational marijuana legalization by 2016.”

  • February 13, 2015

    Apple's ban on marijuana social networking app goes up in smoke

    "Apple’s decision also comes after MassRoots mounted a public campaign looking to convince the company to change its policies on marijuana-themed software. The social network said Friday that thousands of users sent Apple emails asking it to lift the ban on MassRoots. The app’s creators also sent Apple CEO Tim Cook a letter co-signed by the National Cannabis Industry Association as well as by pot-focused investment firm ArcView Group and a few dozen marijuana businesses. The letter suggested that “strong regulations are more effective than prohibitionist policies.””

  • February 13, 2015

    D.C. entrepreneur to discuss her 'Bloomberg for marijuana' idea on Fox Business Network

    "According to a study from The ArcView Group, an Oakland, California-based cannabis industry investment and research firm, the U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in 2014 to $2.7 billion, and could someday be bigger than the organic foods market.”

  • February 12, 2015

    Big Pot Security Detail: Marijuana Security Industry Draws Military Vets

    "Legal marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. The market grew 74 percent last year to $2.7 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2013, according data from ArcView, and could be worth between $20 billion and $35 billion within the next five years, by some estimates.”

  • February 9, 2015

    As US marijuana legalization spreads, Mexican 'mota' takes a dive

    "According to a new report by The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in California, legal marijuana sales rocketed 74 percent in 2014 to a new high of $2.7 billion. And with more states legalizing weed — Alaska, Oregon and Washington, DC, voted to join the legal stoners in November — it predicts this growth pace could continue for several more years straight.”

  • February 9, 2015

    Gourmet cannabis could become a multibillion-dollar food business

    "It's possible that Whole Foods could be the Whole Foods of cannabis, said Troy Dayton, CEO of the ArcView Group. When asked on a panel if Whole Foods would ever sell cannabis, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey reportedly said only if the plant were legal to use and the local community approved.”

  • February 9, 2015

    CanopyBoulder raises $1.2M for cannabis startup accelerator

    "CanopyBoulder, which launched late last year in partnership with investment hub The ArcView Group, was formed in the image of Techstars: a mentor-driven, couple-month program to advance startups via business development work and seed funding. CanopyBoulder's focus will be on ancillary businesses such as those developing software, technology, nutrients and support services for the industry.”

  • February 2, 2015

    The Conference Where Guys in Suits Pitch Marijuana Start-Ups to Other Guys in Suits

    "Although most of nation’s $40 billion marijuana industry is still illicit, the legal part is growing fast. According to ArcView's annual report, “The State of Legal Marijuana Markets,” legal cannabis sales will grow 32 percent in 2015 to $3.5 billion. By 2019, it predicts, sales will triple again.”

  • January 2015
  • January 30, 2015

    Tech investors move into the marijuana market

    "Troy Dayton and Steve DeAngelo help USA Today’s audience best understand the market potential for cannabis while also introducing Vapexhale and Sasquatch glass to their readers. "ArcView President Stephen DeAngelo, a pioneer in California's medical cannabis movement, estimates it could grow to $100 billion to $200 billion a year if national prohibition ends."”

  • January 29, 2015

    Cannabis: America’s Fastest Growing Industry

    Forbes was on site with us at our investor forum, last month, in San Francisco. This video features ArcView's CEO Troy Dayton and ArcView's president and the executive director of Harborside Health Center Oakland, Steve DeAngelo. Hear also from investor member Emily Paxhia of Poseidon Asset Management, LLC and company members Dooma Wendschuh of Ebbu, and Isaac Dietrich of MassRoots.

  • January 29, 2015

    How pot startups are rewriting the playbook for Silicon Valley disruption

    "“The industry nationwide is in the midst of what I call a ‘green tsunami,’” Steve DeAngelo told me on the phone. “There is an explosion of real business interest in this sector. It’s inevitable that people who are primarily interested in business are going to get interested in the business of cannabis. Nothing is mainstream in America until it is mainstream commerce.””

  • January 28, 2015

    Even pot investors are wary of companies that farm marijuana—but that’s changing

    "Takes a look at ancillary vs non ancillary investments and speaks with Emily Paxhia of Poseidon Asset Management and Frank Marino of MJIC Fund to get a better understanding. “We do a tremendous amount of due diligence, but when it comes to companies that touch the plant, it’s almost eight times that,” Emily Paxhia, founding partner at Poseidon Asset Management, tells Quartz.”

  • January 27, 2015

    Pitching Marijuana Startups Brings New Meaning to High Tech

    "It’s one of the many things that can happen when two of the fastest growing industries in America come together, as is taking place this week in San Francisco, where several dozen entrepreneurs are pitching 200 or so investors, Shark Tank style.”

  • January 27, 2015

    Twitch.TV’s Justin Kan talks cannabis investing

    Highlights our keynote speaker, Justin Kan, from Monday. “Cannabis is a $40 billion national market with few players, and “is any investor’s dream,” he said. “There’s this massive opportunity to have first-mover advantage.”

  • January 26, 2015

    Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Pot by 2020

    "A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states that currently have or are in the process of creating legal markets for pot. The report, set to be released in February from ArcView Market Research, a firm that pairs investors with marijuana-related businesses, was sponsored by marijuana-industry groups and has a prolegalization tone.”

  • January 26, 2015

    Study Shows 74% Growth In Cannabis Industry In 2014

    Takes a look at the numbers released in the executive summary for ArcView Market Research’s third report and with support from President Obama, the bright future ahead.

  • January 26, 2015

    Venture Capitalists Venturing Into New Territory - Pot

    This video recap follows entrepreneur, Josh Hill of Nectar Leaf around during the investor speed dating. ABC also spends time with Jack Abbot of Intelligent Light Source. "We're what you would call an ancillary industry. And if you go back to the gold rush, people said who made money in the gold rush? It was the guys selling the picks and shovels, not so much the guys selling the gold," explained Jack Abbott.

  • January 26, 2015

    Legal Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.

    "Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, California, found that the U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in 2014 to $2.7 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2013.”

  • January 26, 2015

    Posh pot investors gather at Fairmont Hotel

    "ArcView Group co-founder Troy Dayton opened the event at 9 a.m. in the Fairmont Hotel’s banquet hall, stating the event represents the convergence of three red-hot trends: tech, investment and legal cannabis at a global epicenter for all tree.”

  • January 13, 2015

    Marijuana investing tops $100 million in two years

    "Oakland’s Stephen DeAngelo, co-founder of angel investment network The ArcView Group, also reports $17 million in deals with 34 companies since 2010. ArcView conducts a members-only Shark Tank-like event called “Arc Tank” at the Fairmont Hotel Jan. 25 – 27. “If you’ve ever considered making a play in this industry, now may be the time to make your move,” Arc View writes.”

  • January 8, 2015

    Legal pot sales could top $10 billion by 2018

    "Among the several thousand who attended: Filmmaker and talk-show host Ricki Lake, working on a documentary called “Weed the People,” about the potential benefits of cannabis as a cancer treatment; and bootstrapping entrepreneurs such as Jill St. Thomas of Colorado, purveying her “Mad Hatter” line of cannabis-infused coffees, teas and "mocktails," and Gracen Hook of Washington, trolling for investors for what he called the first pot-themed resort with a “five-star restaurant, a spa conducive to cannabis tourism and a 40-room hotel.”

  • December
  • December 31, 2014

    3 Developments to Watch in 2015: Changing of the Guard, New Markets & Business Accelerator

    "The high-profile investment network ArcView Group has teamed up with the Colorado company CanopyBoulder to offer a 12-week accelerator program to mentor entrepreneurs on how to properly operate a cannabis business. In exchange, CanopyBoulder and ArcView will take a 9.5% ownership stake in each company."

  • December 26, 2014

    Cannabis firms spreading the green around to other Colorado industries

    "Those supporting the industry face a different kind of payoff than those opening a dispensary or raising crops, ArcView CEO Troy Dayton said. Their reward is more uncertain and takes longer to achieve. But it could prove much larger as more states legalize. "Colorado is one of the key places for innovation in this space, and you will see more and more companies coming out of Colorado on the ancillary side," Dayton predicts."

  • December 21, 2014

    Weed Blog Award Winners 2014

    Marijuana CEO of the year, Troy Dayton – Troy is the CEO of ArcView Group, which has been everywhere in the media this last year it seems like. He fought hard for reform for many years, and I’m glad to see him and his company doing well and bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors.

  • December 19, 2014

    Investing in marijuana still a risky business

    "Troy Dayton, CEO of Arcview group, says "Mark Twain had a great quote, he said, 'When there’s a gold rush going on, it's a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.' And that’s exactly what’s happening now.""

  • December 19, 2014

    Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups

    "“It’s a less mature space, and you’ve got some stigma to get over, but I think that the bow has broken on the talent problem — we’re entering into a space where we’re starting to see some more really quality teams going after this,” says Troy Dayton CEO of cannabis investor network ArcView Group.""

  • December 16, 2014

    Legal cannabis: A business resource guide

    ""The ArcView Group is a venture capital network that deals exclusively in cannabis-related deals. Their investor members meet multiple times a year to evaluate pitches by entrepreneurs with big ideas that need funding. My good friend Troy Dayton started up ArcView years before there were any legal marijuana markets and has become one of the most connected people in the industry. (He's also a panelist on Marijuana Today.) If you are either an investor looking to put your money to work in the legal marijuana industry or a cannabis entrepreneur looking for funding, the ArcView Group needs to be one of your first stops.""

  • December 4, 2014

    The Future of Marijuana, Medical and Otherwise

    ""A combination of profit motive and social consciousness is one of the blossoming marijuana industry’s chief characteristics. “This industry is getting birthed [by] people who really care,” says Troy Dayton, president and CEO of the ArcView Investor Network, a group that matches cannabis entrepreneurs with investors. Dayton sees it as combining “the best ideals of activism with the best ideals of business. Hopefully we’re building not just a new industry, but a new kind of industry.”"

  • November
  • November 24, 2014

    The hottest pot store in San Francisco

    ""Sparc really stands out as a leader in the space," said Keith McCarty, CEO of Eaze. "They exceeded our expectations around quality assurance and the professionalism of their member services.""

  • November 15, 2014

    Cannabis hedge funds join the green rush

    "The inventiveness of the new entrepreneurs was on full display here at the "shark tank" conference organized by the ArcView Group, a San Francisco firm that helps deep-pocketed investors find promising cannabis startups."

  • November 12, 2014

    The 100 Most Influential People in the Cannabis Industry

    "Cannabis Business Executive released their list of the cannabis industry's 100 most influential people. ArcView President Stephen DeAngelo comes in at #4, ArcView CEO Troy Dayton comes in at #13, and ArcView partner company Cannasure's Director Patrick McManamon comes in at #63. Congrats to the 24 other ArcView members or people who have graced ArcView's stage at least once and made this list."

  • November 11, 2014

    Marijuana Trade Show in Las Vegas

    CNN interviews ArcView President Stephen DeAngelo on the state of the cannabis industry, policy reform and investing in ArcView start-ups.

  • November 11, 2014

    Marijuana businesses vie for money from investors

    "It looked like any typical business conference except it was all centered on marijuana. The entrepreneurs were on a speed date of sorts. They have just minutes to convince investors their marijuana business is worth taking a chance on."

  • November 11, 2014

    Investors Flock to Las Vegas to hear pitches from marijuana companies

    ""If you look around this room you see everything from cannabis cultivators to cannabis retailers, people who are developing extract machinery, people who are developing software platforms, people who are launching hedge funds to invest into the industry," said Stephen DeAngelo, President of ArcView Group"

  • November 11, 2014

    Investors betting on marijuana in U.S.

    CNN was on site in Las Vegas covering our most recent Investor Forum. Follow the video link above and hear from ArcView's CEO Troy Dayton and company members Auntie Dolores and Meadow!

  • November 7, 2014

    Vegas hosts ‘marijuana shark tank’ with Ricki Lake, millionaires and politicos

    "The event is hosted by the ArcView Investor Network of billionaires and techies."

  • November 5, 2014

    Legal cannabis industry to quadruple by 2018: ArcView

    "The legal cannabis industry will quadruple by 2018. It's expected to top 10 billion in the next four years according to the ArcViewGroup."

  • October
  • October 15, 2014

    2014 Power Players

    "Troy Dayton brings together hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs annually and calculates that more than $10 million has been invested as a direct result of the ArcView pitch sessions"

  • October 8, 2014

    5 Tips for a Successful Cannabusiness Investment Pitch

    ""It’s like the perfect time to be raising capital, because there’s a lot of eager money out there,” said Troy Dayton, chief executive officer of the ArcView Group, which runs an investment network that has helped generate at least $14 million in investments into 28 companies over the past few years."

  • September
  • September 27, 2014

    Big Money Bets Weed Will Bring in the Green

    The ArcView Group was featured heavily in NBC News' coverage on the cannabis industry's first tech start-up event featuring arcview funded companies MassRoots App and CannaBuild.

  • September 19, 2014

    Marijuana Investor News Weekly Update #1

    ArcView Investor Member David Friedman discusses Canna Week in Chicago after the ArcView Group's Investor Forum.

  • September 19, 2014

    Investors gather in Chicago seeking cannabis businesses

    ""It’s just really significant for the whole industry that there’s now a Midwestern state with a legal cannabis industry. And so it’s great for us all to come here and visit and meet all the people who are the applicants,” Dayton said."

  • September 19, 2014

    Medical Marijuana Funding

    "Dayton said he started the company because he realized that business was "the most powerful platform for political change.""

  • September 12, 2014

    Investor Interest in U.S. Pot Market

    "Every dollar spent in the legal market is a dollar not going to criminals or cartels"

  • September 3, 2014

    5 Tips For Success in the Marijuana Industry

    "If you’re an accredited, large-scale investor check out venture-capital groups like the High Times Growth Fund which pairs potential investors with existing businesses,or an investment network like the ArcView Group which hosts Shark Tank–like pitch sessions where they hear from potential entrepreneurs and then connects them with investors."

  • July
  • July 30, 2014

    Businesses are racing to capitalize

    ""Hippies keep being right," Dayton told the group. "They were right about renewable energy. They were right about organic food. And they're right about cannabis.""

  • July 25, 2014

    Which State Has The Cheapest Legal Pot, Leafly Tells You

    "Combining hydroponics with Internet of things-style sensors is already big business. “Cannabis is going to be leading agriculture because there’s so much fuss paid to every bit of minutia around the plant,” Dayton says."

  • July 23, 2014

    Meet Two Clean-Cut Entrepreneurs Making Weed Go Mainstream

    "This year, the legal marijuana market in the U.S. will be worth over $2.5 billion, according to a 2013 report from Arcview Market Research. ArcView predicts the market could be worth more than $10 billion within five years."

  • July 18, 2014

    Next Gold Rush: Legal Marijuana Feeds Entrepreneurs’ Dreams

    "With marijuana now legal for medical use in 23 states and Washington, D.C., and full legalization heading to the ballot in Alaska and Oregon, the size of the noncriminal marijuana industry is expected to grow to about $2.6 billion this year from about $1.5 billion last year, according to estimates by the ArcView Group, a marijuana research and investment firm in San Francisco."

  • July 16, 2014

    Budding passion for product and profits drives cannabis boom

    "The company researches the finances and reach of the cannabis industry, but its angel investor network is the big draw."

  • July 8, 2014

    Fast Pitch startup showdown awards nearly $300,000 to social entrepreneurs

    ""The investors notice that this could be the next great American industry and are looking to make money,” he said. “But they are also looking at this as an impact investment. Many want to see the day when not a single adult is punished for marijuana and they see investing in this industry as a way to make that happen.”"

  • July 2, 2014

    Legal cannabis: The next great American industry

    ""The challenge is there is a lot of capital looking to be deployed, but in many cases investors are trying to find the right thing to invest in” say's Troy Dayton, ArcView’s chief executive officer"

  • April
  • April 21, 2014

    Is Pot-Related Marketing The Next Big Gold Rush?

    "As Robert Frichtel, president and CEO of Advanced Cannabis Solutions told Bloomberg Businessweek in January, “Everybody is running toward this as the next entrepreneurial wave—the green rush.""

  • April 8, 2014

    Cannabis Security Firm Eyes Bullet Proofing and Armed Guards Next

    ""It's a small group that have been meeting these past few years," Williams said. "We all know each other very well. We support each other. I prefer investors from ArcView Group because they care about the industry and they are involved.""

  • March
  • March 30, 2014

    Luxury Pot Accessories: This Startup Wants to Class Up the Joint

    "A survey by the research arm of ArcView Group, a network of cannabis industry investors to which RODAWG belongs, valued the legal cannabis market at $1.53 billion in 2013, with a projected 68% increase for 2014."

  • March 26, 2014

    High Times for Pot Investors

    "The ArcView Group sees 68% growth in legal cannabis markets in 2014 and is helping investors get in on the ground floor. For more on the high times ahead for the pot industry, BNN talks to Troy Dayton, CEO."

  • March 22, 2014

    Marijuana Industry Finds Unlikely New Allies in Conservatives

    ""A little more than a year ago, it would have been worthy of a headline if a sitting politician came to talk to a cannabis group," he said. "Now they are calling us, asking to speak at our events.""

  • March 17, 2014

    Marijuana Legalization Gets Lift in New York from Articulated Investors

    ""The deals that we are considering have come directly from ArcView or someone we met through ArcView," said Jake Schrader [of Articulated Investors]. "ArcView has been instrumental in getting us plugged in to the cannabis industry.""

  • March 14, 2014

    The Economy of Pot

    "The ArcView Group, a San Francisco-based investing and market research firm for high-net-worth investors, estimates the national legal market (including recreational and medical marijuana) at $1.53 billion in 2013 and expects it to grow to $2.57 billion by the end of 2014, with marijuana sales in Washington and Colorado pulling in $316 million and $802 million, respectively. ArcView says the national market could reach $10.2 billion in five years."

That was, hands down, the best business conference I've ever attended.


Even the skeptics in my investor group have been thoroughly impressed with the investment opportunities I have provided them from this meeting.


We have secured $350,000 of the $500,000 we came to ArcView for and we will be closing out very soon based on meetings this week.


ArcView and my fellow members are clearly positioned to be the dominant investors in early-stage ancillary related businesses serving the cannabis industry.


I made my first investment with a company just a few weeks after the conclusion of the investor meeting and expect another deal to close within a week.


Participating in ArcView resulted in game-changing funding events.


ArcView has a great group of people on their team and they are attracting many sophisticated investors and entrepreneurs.


Through Arcview, ebbu has met strategic partners and potential key employees, and built a team of some of the best value-added investors in the cannabis industry.


I left energized, optimistic, and with a boat-load of contacts to turn my enthusiasm into a tangible opportunity.


If you are new to the cannabis industry, virtually any question you have will be thoroughly and enthusiastically answered by the experienced members you will meet.


ArcView is an incredible sounding board as we hone our vision, and we have connected with experienced canna-business operators from across the country.


I was so impressed by the caliber of the entrepreneurs, as well as the investors, that I am already committed to co-investing in at least one company.


The business and personal relationships formed out of this collaboration will undoubtedly shape the future of cannabis worldwide.


The ArcView Group gave us an opportunity to pitch our company to top-tier investors and raise $150,000.


The ArcView conference in Boston was brimming with talent and interesting opportunities.


I decided to invest in both companies and political efforts. I think now is the time for those who believe in freedom and American enterprise to step up to the plate and make history.


UpToke is receiving a torrent of media attention and investor interest in our vaporizer because of our participation in the ArcView Investor Network.


We are excited about the number of high-caliber colleagues with tremendous business savvy that we met at the event and look forward to growing together.


One of the best perks: witnessing this historic cultural shift firsthand. That is a priceless, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you.