The First Cannabis Private Equity Fund

The First Cannabis Private Equity Fund

The first Cannabis private equity fund with Codie Sanchez of Cresco Capital Partners. Cresco Capital Partners is the first Cannabis private equity fund. Codie is a reformed journalist, turned institutional investor to now a Managing Director and Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Since its inception in the summer of 2014, EEC has deployed $100+ million into over 40 companies out of its two dedicated funds and co-investments.

the first Cannabis private equity fund

Throughout her career, she has worked at the intersection of marketing and money, finding contrarian ways to invest. She’s always balanced her profession with non-profit service to empower women, veterans and Latinos. She is a board member at The Arcview Group, Magma Partners Venture Fund, Texans for Veterans and a member of the free markets think tank, AEI’s Enterprise Club. She also sits on the policy board of the Marijuana Policy Project. She invests in women-led startups through Plum Alley, WAVE and The Vinetta Project and cannabis companies through Cresco Capital Partners. She received her degree in PR & Journalism from ASU’s Honors School, an MBA from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from Fundacao Gestulio Vargas. She was awarded the JFK Award for Print Journalism and the Howard Buffett Grant.