The CEO of a Peter Thiel-backed cannabis private equity firm reveals his 3-pronged strategy for choosing investments

The CEO of a Peter Thiel-backed cannabis private equity firm reveals his 3-pronged strategy for choosing investments

Sophisticated investors are looking to cash in on legal marijuana. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Brendan Kennedy, the CEO of Privateer Holdings, one of the oldest and largest cannabis-focused private equity firms, shared the three components of the firm’s investment thesis in an interview with…

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

The cannabis industry is booming. David McNew/Getty Tiger Global Management led a $17 million Series A round in Green Bits, a software platform for cannabis dispensaries. It’s one of the largest Series A rounds for a cannabis tech company to date. Tiger…

How eating meat creates a 'dead zone' the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

How eating meat creates a 'dead zone' the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

A wholesaler inspects beef carcasses that hang inside a refrigerated room at the Cibevial slaughterhouse in Corbas, France, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Pratta Eating meat contributes to an ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf Mexico, where sea life gets suffocated in a…