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CNN Money Features Poseidon Founder

Emily Paxhia in CNN Money

In a recent CNN Money feature, Poseidon founder Emily Paxhia was written up for being a leading female figure in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

Much as been written about the distinctly female trend in executives leading companies in the marijuana movement, including this cover story from Newsweek in late 2015.

Some attribute it to an industry that is so new (at least in legal, above-board operations), that it is not yet affected by business’ penchant for male domination, especially at the C-Suite level.

Others have found it justifiably fitting, as the most valuable element of the marijuana plant, the buds, are only produced by female plants.

"Emily Paxhia is one of the founding partners of Poseidon Asset Management, a cannabis-focused hedge fund… that invests primarily in cannabis-related companies, like those in agtech, compliance and industrial hemp technology," the article states. "While the fund has invested in women-owned companies in the industry, it's keen to find more, she said.”

"Female founders are often quite driven and show solid rates of success among startup founders."

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Could Women Dominate the Legal Marijuana Industry?

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Could Women Dominate the Legal Marijuana Industry?

Newsweek’s cover story this week is one that we find both exciting and fascinating—and not just because Poseidon is featured in it. It’s called “Women in Weed” and we couldn’t be more on board with its central argument—that the legal marijuana industry could be the first billion dollar industry led by women.

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Hemp is Hope: Screening "Bringing it Home"

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Hemp is Hope: Screening "Bringing it Home"

In the new documentary BRINGING IT HOME, filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson animate hemp’s history and introduce us to business owners using industrial hemp for construction, textiles, nutrition, and body care products in the United States and around the globe. Check out our review and 15 facts about hemp that will make you go, "whoa."

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Walking in the Fields of the Future

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Walking in the Fields of the Future

On a recent trip to Colorado, the Poseidon team had a chance to visit with a local hemp farmer and see a crop right before harvest. We have long been big fans of hemp and believe in the hearty crop as a resource to improve our farming and bring a more sustainable resource to the US. The visit only increased our enthusiasm.

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Marijuana Tech Startup Competition Recap

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Marijuana Tech Startup Competition Recap

Last weekend, a small group of successful cannabis entrepreneurs, interested investors, and journalists gathered in Denver for a first-of-its-kind event-- the Marijuana Tech Startup Competition. The event was a pitch fest for about a dozen startups trying to get their cannabis related businesses off the ground. An exciting event in which Emily of Poseidon Asset Management took part as a judge, the results were both enlightening and interesting. Check out our full review here. 

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A Profile of Jack Herer

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A Profile of Jack Herer

We just came across this interesting documentary about Jack Herer, the "Emperor of Hemp." It's an hour long piece of informative viewing about this seminal figure in cannabis history.

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