The First Cannabis Compliance Technology Company

The First Cannabis Compliance Technology Company

The first cannabis compliance technology company with Jessica Billingsley, CEO of Akerna (formerly MJ Freeway). Our next guest is CEO of the first cannabis compliance technology company to be traded on Nasdaq making her the first CEO from this market to bring a company to a major U.S. exchange. She has recognized for Fortune’s “Most Promising Women Entrepreneur Award,” is also recognized as one of Inc.’s “Female Founders 100,” and was chosen for Entrepreneur Magazine’s inaugural 100 Powerful Women list. Jessica Billingsley has served as MJ Freeway’s Chief Executive Officer since April 2018. She co-founded MJ Freeway in 2010 and served as President from 2010 to April 2018. Prior to MJ Freeway, Jessica was CEO and founder of Zoco, a technology services firm with clients across the United States.

The First Cannabis Compliance Technology Company

She has 20 years of technology and systems experience with rapidly scaling businesses and holds a degree in Communications and Computer Science from the University of Georgia. Jessica was recently included in Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders list, 2018. MJ Freeway recently combined with Nasdaq listed MTech Acquisition Corp, the first US-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (or SPAC) focused on acquiring a business ancillary to the cannabis industry. The newly combined company now called Akerna now becomes the first compliance technology company in the cannabis space to be traded on Nasdaq. Akerna now has “the ability to scale rapidly across the world and offer a robust and innovative platform for growing industry demands.” They expand for our listeners how this new relationship makes sense for the long term.