Why create a cannabis pitch deck?

Startups that are involved in cannabis or hemp / CBD space are particularly challenging when building a pitch deck due to the legal complexities and agricultural knowledge required to participate in the industry. There is one thing that all successful startups in the cannabis or CBD industry have in common: they once were no-names who had to pitch their ideas to investors or partners.

If you are not sure where to start, here are a few pitch decks from successful cannabis & hemp / CBD startups that you should check out:

What are examples of successful cannabis & CBD pitch deck?

5+ pitch decks that helped raise millions of dollars for cannabis & hemp startups:

1) Eaze
2) 1906
3) B GREAT
4) Blackbird (Baker)
5) Canndescent
6) Dutchie

You’re an entrepreneur with a great idea seeking capital. You want to find a VC to invest in your company but you’re not sure how to write the perfect pitch deck. Look no further. This list has over five pitch decks from household names in the cannabis space like Eaze. These decks are perfect for learning more about what makes an effective pitch deck and how to create your own. When pitching your company to an investor, the deck you present is a vital part of the conversation. Use these 5+ winning pitch deck examples as inspiration when crafting your investor presentation.

1. Eaze Pitch Deck

Year2020  •  Amount$20,000,000  •  RoundLate Stage

Eaze is an online marketplace and technology platform that provides safe and convenient access to cannabis. Keith McCarty, founder and CEO of Eaze, launched the company in July 2014 to offer safe, convenient, and affordable access to marijuana. Using Eaze’s technology, millions of people can now order marijuana quickly online and get it delivered to their doorsteps – wherever they may be. Consequently, Eaze supports local cannabis entrepreneurs by helping them expand responsibly and sustainably.

About Eaze

  • Product Type: Marketplace
  • Business Model: B2B2C

About the Eaze Deck

  • Funding Year: 2020
  • Funding Round: Late Stage
  • Funding Raised: $20M

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2. 1906 Technologies Pitch Deck

Year: 2019  •  Amount: $18,000,000  •  Round: Late Stage

The co-founder and CEO of 1906, Peter Barsoom, believes that cannabis is an important part of self-care, and that it has been kept away from the mainstream. The 1906 brand is one of the leading innovators in cannabis edibles, creating groundbreaking formulations of cannabis and plant medicines. Using a single-strain organic cannabis, 1906 delivers six unique experiences to promote sleep, energy, arousal, relaxation, cognitive focus, and a healthy mood. 1906 is dedicated to supporting medicinal cannabis research and invests a significant portion of its revenue in clinical trials and education.

About 1906

  • Product Type: eCommerce
  • Business Model: B2C

About the 1906 Deck

  • Funding Year: 2019
  • Funding Round: Late Stage
  • Funding Raised: $18M

3. B GREAT Pitch Deck

Year: 2020  •  Amount: $2,500,000  •  Round: Seed

Barbara Goodstein, the founder of B GREAT, set out to develop a brand that offered products that were as transparent as possible, from the ingredients on the product labels to the manufacturing practices that set B GREAT apart from its competitors. The B GREAT products work with your body’s endocannabinoid system to restore balance to your health and sense of wellbeing. Their products are made with natural ingredients, grown in the USA, and produced in FDA-registered facilities.

About B GREAT

  • Product Type: eCommerce
  • Business Model: B2C

About the B GREAT Deck

  • Funding Year: 2020
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $2.5M

4. Baker Technologies Pitch Deck

Year: 2016  •  Amount: $1,600,000  •  Round: Seed

Blackbird Technologies (previously Baker Technologies) is a technology company that helps the cannabis industry with transportation and logistics. Blackbird was founded in 2015 and grew into Nevada’s largest B2B2C logistics provider before being acquired by HERBL. Hundreds of retailers and brands rely on their proprietary software platform to facilitate online transactions and deliveries across North America.

About Baker

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Baker Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $1.6M

5. Canndescent Deck

Year: 2016  •  Amount: $6,500,000  •  Round: Series A

Canndescent is one of the leading flower brands in California, providing a variety of high-quality cannabis products. In 2015, Adrian Sedlin founded Canndescent after being approached by his brother-in-law who was running a legacy cultivation operation: the company was founded to address material pain points in the cannabis industry and drastically improve the consumer experience. Since its inception, Cammdescent has dramatically accelerated its growth at a CAGR of 725%, maintains a market share of 55%, and is California’s #1 selling luxury cannabis brand.

About Canndescent Network

  • Product Type: eCommerce
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Canndescent Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $6.5M

6. Dutchie Pitch Deck

Year: 2020  •  Amount: $35,000,000  •  Round: Series B

Dutchie provides an all-in-one technology that powers dispensary operations: a comprehensive and secure platform for dispensaries to effectively run and manage their business. The company is led by brothers and co-founders Ross Lipson and Zach Lipson and shortly after this $35M Series B, the Bend, Oregon-based company raised $200 million in new funding at a $1.7 billion valuation.  Dutchie is an e-commerce platform that helps cannabis dispensaries facilitate online orders. Their software helps power dispensary operations, provide consumers with safe and easy access, and support the wave of positive societal change that cannabis is bringing to the world.

About Dutchie

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Dutchie Deck

  • Funding Year: 2020
  • Funding Round: Series B
  • Funding Raised: $35M

How-to create your own cannabis pitch deck:

Are you interested in learning how to write and design a winning pitch deck for your startup? If you’re building a cannabis startup, you may be interested in our popular Cannabis / CBD Pitch Deck template. If not, you’ll probably at least want to read through our free guide: check out our article on how-to create a cannabis or hemp / CDB pitch deck here. →

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