Matt Hawkins is the Founder and Managing Principal, Entourage Effect Capital, a venture capital firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry.
Since 2014, the firm has made close to 70 investments out of three funds, co-investment vehicles and special purpose entities.
Matt is known and respected in the cannabis industry as having the vision to become one of the first investors in the industry. He brings long standing relationships in the industry that compare to very few others in cannabis. He has helped orchestrate numerous exits for the firm’s investments. He has spoken on countless industry panels and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, Cheddar, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg among others discussing the industry. As a result, he is widely considered to be a thought leader in the legalized cannabis industry.
- Industry’s lack of capital
- Current private and public investment landscape
- Talent entering the cannabis industry
- EEC’s Investment Strategy in this market