Quantum 9’s Michael Mayes summarizes Giadha Aguirre De Carcer Financial Presentation at the California Marijuana Investor Summit Workshop
The highlight for me at the Marijuana Investor Summit workshop was the beautiful Giadha Aguirre De Carcer from New Frontier Financials presentation titled “The Value of Strategic Partners”. In my experience, she defines the word “passion” as a CEO and public speaker. Which in turn motivates me as a speaker and CEO. Her content was fresh, insightful and her delivery was on point. I was impressed when she stated that in one year they had doubled the value of their company. They did so by aligning with strategic investors, development partners, and sales and distribution partners. Her presentation covered how to take your business to the next level by aligning strategic partnerships.
“Given how young the industry is, we still see a predominance of small and medium size companies operating in the cannabis sector, making strategic alliances today is critical for them as they look to remain competitive and ride the inevitable massive wave that we are all facing, rather than drowning in it.” says Giadha.
Giadha stated that the industry is poised to grow to $20B by 2020. The cannabis market jumped from 400 operators to over a 1,000 in Colorado. Giadha stressed the point of aligning with strategic partners to give companies access to tactical markets and customers. The right partners can help you get to market faster if you have a product or service. When you are a young company aligning with a strategic partner can allow you to leverage their brand. Which is a very powerful thing. These types of partnerships shore up lacking competencies. By making strong bonds with partners you can keep out competitors and align with capital partners who may have the infrastructure. Partners are a great way to do joint marketing as well. This hit home with me. I should have done a joint marketing spend with one of my clients for this event. #Missed_Oppurtunity
About Michael Mayes
As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has helped fund some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael helped raise $15M for an international venture for one project as a subject matter expert through Quantum 9’s investor services. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care.
Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) and contributor to Marijuana Business Daily. He has been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and an international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.
Quantum 9 has worked in six countries including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Holland and Puerto Rico helping people get into the cannabis industry. The firm helps investors find the right projects and projects find the right investors. Michael has spoken at the Marijuana Investor Summit, Marijuana Business Daily and International Cannabis Conferences around the world.