“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”
– Sun Tzu
7Pass will provide an investment vehicle spanning a spectrum of emerging investment opportunities in the cannabis sector. Against a backdrop of legislative dissonance, momentum investing, nascent financial infrastructure and companies with little or no operating history, 7Pass offers the opportunity to invest in a team with deep domain expertise and a proven ability to identify and build cannabis market leaders.
A Global “Green Rush”
A Growing Market
7Pass is an opportunity to participate from the ground floor in a multi-billion dollar industry that we believe is poised for significant international growth. Despite nearly 80 years of established demand for cannabis, recent regulatory changes and growing legalization of the cannabis industry, in the U.S. and internationally, present what we believe to be a rare investment opportunity.
The need for capital
The projected industry growth rates will require a large influx of capital to support business growth, and many of tomorrow’s market leaders are currently seeking value-added capital through partnership with experienced operators and investors.
A range of solutions
A few early market leaders have emerged, but significant opportunities remain for well capitalized, professional entrepreneurs that can execute an aggressive growth plan under constantly changing market conditions. By combining a variety of financing structures, 7Pass will create a hybrid investment company to support the growing cannabis market. With a full range of financing structures at its disposal, 7Pass and its portfolio companies will be able to determine the most beneficial structure to successfully grow the business for the entrepreneur, customers and investors.
The 7Pass management team and operating partners have an uncommon degree of direct day-to-day cannabis business experience having managed over $80 million in combined annual revenue (2017) through vertically-integrated retail, processing and cultivation operations. In addition to cannabis-specific industry experience, the team has a history of success building and managing a wide array of businesses in the areas of banking, financial services, marketing and technology.
J. Francisco A. Turner
Partner, Portfolio Management
With over 13 years of experience in both commercial and institutional banking positions on both the East and West Coast, Scott has garnered extensive experience in financial engineering, commercial loan structuring, and financial analysis. He currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of Inner Circle Enterprises, a leading royalty-based finance company. Most recently, he was the youngest Senior Director at Banc of California, voted one of America’s fastest growing banks each year during his 3+ year tenure. Supporting the Institutional Banking division he helped start, Capital Finance — he originated and managed a portfolio comprised of over $400 million of loans secured by alternative assets such as life settlements, pre-settlement legal fundings, P2P consumer loans, solar leases, and securities-backed lines of credit. At Banc of California, he also served as Interim Director of Operations and VP of Credit Administration while those positions were vacant. Prior to moving out to California, Scott worked at The Bancorp Bank, a unique branchless, private bank with $4.4 billion in assets. Through his time there, he held a variety of credit positions including: Portfolio Department Manager, Portfolio Manager and Senior Credit Analyst. Before Bancorp, he worked as Small Business Credit Analyst, Small Business Loan Representative II at Commerce Bank, now TD Bank. Scott holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Partner, Marketing & Branding
David is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Michigan teaching his own self-developed undergraduate course on sports marketing, branding and sponsorship. David was formerly the NBA Partnership Director for Adidas Basketball Sports Marketing, where he managed all elements of Adidas’ 11-year global partnership with the NBA, from on court uniforms and outfitting, to the U.S. and international retail licensed businesses, as well as all event, sponsorship and marketing activities with the league and the individual NBA teams. David has been featured as a company spokesperson at both activations and general industry events, across Broadcast (ESPN, TNT) and Print (USA Today, New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated, SLAM, Complex, Esquire) media. Prior to Adidas, David held both brand and strategy positions at Nike where he was an integral part of their global brand category offense. David holds a AB in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University where he was a four-year starter and captain of the varsity volleyball team. He is published as the first or second author in three different peer-reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He also holds a JD/MBA from the University of Michigan and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Partner, Corporate Operations
Ted recently led a successful sale of a business unit from Banc of California. He grew a nascent business to over $6 billion in production yearly, with gross revenues in excess of $200 million per year. He managed approximately 1,000 people under his responsibility, while building and growing a highly profitable business, in a highly regulated industry at highly regulated time. Ted during his tenure helped Banc of California grow from $800 million in assets at his start, to over $11 billion at the time of sale of his business unit. Ted has worked or owned multiple banks, mortgage banks, real estate firms, and asset managers of varying sizes. Ted possesses organizational management, accounting, economics, marketing and business development experience from the past. Ted received his BS-international business degree at the University of Redlands where he also played football.
Senior Managing Partner
Marlin has over 22 years of experience in financial and management consulting at JP Morgan, Citigroup Global Markets, and as founder of Endgame Development. Marlin currently serves as CEO of SWL Partners, a cannabis management, branding and incubator company; Chief Strategy Officer of Inner Circle Enterprises, a leading royalty-based finance company; and previously served as Chief Strategy Officer of a Colorado-based cannabis company generating over $70 million in revenue 2016 – 2017. Marlin is experienced in business development, risk management and high-profile asset management. Marlin received a A.B. (honors) from Harvard University and MSc and MPhil degrees from the London School of Economics with specializations in international relations, economics and finance. Previous clients have included the LA Dodgers, The Africa Channel, McCourt Global, LA Marathon, Anabi Oil, and the University of Southern California. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Association (YPO) and was featured in Worth Magazine’s August – Sept 2015 issue, as well as LA Magazine in 2017 as a leading financial advisor.
J. Francisco A. Turner
Senior Managing Partner
Francisco has over 20 years of experience in leading strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financial planning, investor relations, and capital offerings. He currently serves as the CEO of Inner Circle Enterprises, a royalty-based finance company; Managing Director of SWL Partners, a private equity firm; and a Board Advisor and Managing Noteholder of Halo, a leading cannabis oil and concentrate company. Francisco previously served as the Interim President & Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer for Banc of California where he oversaw the firm’s expansion from $3.6 billion to over $11 billion in assets. He also served as the head and Managing Director of Institutional Banking for The Bancorp Bank (NYSE:TBBK), Bancorp then had over $1 trillion in client relationships. Prior to Bancorp, he was a Board Member and head of Business Development of Transact Network, a leading European e-money institution, which was sold to The Bancorp Bank. He was an investment professional at Spectrum Equity Investors, a $5 billion private equity fund, helping open the London office and started his career at Bank of America Robertson Stephens. Francisco received his A.B. from Harvard University and is a competitively ranked padel player in the U.S., as well as an Olympic-trained track and field athlete.
Chris is the Founder and President of COWA Science, a nutrients and supply chain management company. He is also the Principal and Technical Director at Integrity Applied Science. Chris previously served as Strategic Account Manager and Technical Development Specialist at Univar and was former Senior Chemist and Technical Services Manager at Magnablend. He has a proven track record of accomplishment in business development and applied science, with specializations in lab design, quality control, hazard analysis, product and process development, raw material sourcing, formulation, technical sales and marketing. Chris received a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology and a MSc in Applied Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Rene currently is the co-founder and executive chairman of AHRT Media. Over a 20-year career, he has held several key roles in both public and private companies, including those in the resource, technology and entertainment industry. Rene has helped raise over $500 million dollars for various enterprises. He has been instrumental in getting the initial financing for several technology companies linked to holograms, artificial intelligence and the augmented reality arenas. Rene co-founded ARHT Media, along with legendary singer Paul Anka, with the aim of creating the world’s most lifelike digital humans to conduct e-commerce in a unique and viable platform. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Queens University.
Alex is an experienced cultivation expert, cloning specialist, cannabis activist and independent filmmaker. Alex previously served as production executive at Addis-Wechsler & Associates, one of the first Hollywood management companies to combine A-list talent representation with feature film and television production. His independent producing credits include “The Unsaid”, “American Casino”, “Shaquille”, “Melvin Goes to Dinner”, and “You Stupid Man”, starring Milla Jovovich and Denise Richards. Alex produced “Super High Me”, a documentary on the California cannabis industry for Netflix, which became one of the highest grossing documentaries released in 2008. He also opened Oaksterdam Nursery in Los Angeles in 2008 as the first medical cannabis cultivator to provide a trusted source of genetics around the state of California, while also operating several retailers. Alex received his B.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.<
Bikram is an Information Technology professional with more than 14+ years of experience in e-commerce & payment solutions, affiliate marketing, web/software development, search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing. He has over 5 years of experience in finance, specifically risk management, online payment processing technologies and payment gateway. He has more than 14 years’ experience in FOREX and Commodities trading. Bikram has been actively trading cryptocurrencies since 2013 and has regularly consulted entrepreneurs and companies on blockchain and ICOs. He completed his education from IMI Lucerne, Switzerland.
Nima practices in the fields of corporate, investor and family immigration law, representing large and small clients within a variety of industries. Through his network, he has helped raised over $1 billion in international capital for domestic real estate developments. Nima joined David Hirson & Partners, LLP in 2014, where he is a nationally recognized expert in the field of EB-5 law, advising numerous regional centers, developers, and project principles on program compliance. Prior to joining David Hirson & Partners, LLP, Nima worked with David Hirson at a previous firm, where he worked in the firm’s EB-5 practice. Additionally, Nima worked in-house for a large information technology company, Compuware, in the Midwest. He was also an associate at Fragomen, a top 50 AmLaw Firm. He received his JD from the University of West Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Denver, with a degree in Political Science.
Ryan currently serves as CEO of Have A Heart Compassionate Care, a retail cannabis business in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. Ryan has built six adult-use cannabis retail stores that currently hold the top revenue position in the state of Washington. Previously, he has operated ten businesses in the cannabis industry, including five medical cannabis retailers, a delivery and logistics company, and two lounges. Ryan and Have a Heart, were featured in Marijuana Venture Magazine (Dec 2017). In addition, Ryan has directed two Political Action Committees (PACs), is a member of NCIA, and has influenced the successful passage of 13 legislative bills and ordinances at the state, county, and municipal levels across Washington State.
Ismael currently serves as the VP of Global Operations of a company with an extensive fully distributed network of over 500 development engineers, and as a CTO and security consultant for several ICO startups in the blockchain and retail space which have raised over $600M in funding. He was formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue4, a groundbreaking distributed multimedia system which is still in active use in the aerospace and entertainment industry. He has over twenty years of experience in providing commercial, operational and technical leadership for innovative B2B, B2C and government organizations from early stage startup to large high growth market leaders.
Kiran is currently CEO of ANM, Inc. a leading cultivator, infused products processor and distributor in Oregon, California and Nevada. Kiran also is a board member and audit committee chairman of Namaste Technologies (CSE:N) which is Canada’s largest web retailer of cannabis and cannabis related products. He was an early stage investor in Golden Leaf Holdings (CSE:GLH) and Emerald Therapeutics, Inc. (CVE:EMH). Prior to entering the cannabis industry five years ago, Kiran was the Executive Chairman of Transact Network, a leading European e-money institution, which was sold to the Bancorp Bank (NYSE:TBBK). Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in mergers and acquisitions and a senior manager with Price Waterhouse in Strategic Consulting. Kiran has an A.B. (honors) in Computer Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
David is the Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section at the Huntington Memorial Hospital. He previously worked at Cedars-Sinai, Victor Valley Medical Center, and Queen of the Valley Hospital System. David has 15 years in the medical field, holds two board certifications in Emergency and Hyperbaric Medicine, and has published several research papers, articles and text book chapters on cancer, hyperbaric research and medical best practices. David works on consulting projects for Ernst & Young and Georgetown University with a focus on health care industry services and computer information systems, and was the winner of the 1998-99 National Cancer Society of America Research Award. He has been recognized as a Pasadena ‘Top Doctor’ Award Winner for four consecutive years (2014-2017). In addition, David is a member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and American Medical Association (AMA). He received a BS in psychobiology and history from UCLA, as well as Certificate in Healthcare Management and MD from Georgetown University.
Compliance & Licensing
Nichole is an expert in cannabis licensing, compliance, and operations with over 11 years of cannabis industry experience. Nichole previously served as Senior VP of Operations for a Colorado-based cannabis company, where she was responsible for building retail revenue from $26 to $70 million from 2015 to 2017. She has obtained over 22 licenses while managing operations or sales for several industry leaders, including Kind Love, Tru Cannabis, and WeedMaps. Nichole has collectively overseen $200 million of legal cannabis sales and scaled 100,000 sq. ft. of cultivation space. She is experienced in consulting city and county municipalities throughout California on cannabis law and served as a board member of a city licensed not-for-profit retailer in Long Beach, California. Her philanthropic and educational work includes participation with organizations such as Weed for Warriors, CWCBE, the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo, and Clover Leaf University. She was Cannabis Business Awards 2017 winner of ‘Woman of the Year’, was acknowledged by Marijuana Venture Magazine in June 2016 as the industry’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ and was highlighted for her work on the cover feature of Marijuana Business Magazine in 2017. Nichole is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.
Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam is the founder of SSP Blue, a leading advisory firm for online safety, security and privacy challenges facing corporations and governments. A veteran of online security, he brings over 20 years of experience in private industry, government and law enforcement. He has been featured on BBC, BusinessWeek, CNN, Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, and the CBS Early Show. Hemu was formerly the Chief Security Officer for News Corporation’s numerous online properties including MySpace, responsible for protecting the personal information of over 200 million users around the world and implemented technology to identify and remove criminals from the social networking site. During that time he worked with 49 State Attorneys General to develop the early key principles of social networking safety. Prior to that he led a global initiative at Microsoft to build safety standards into products from Xbox to MSN to Windows, where he collaborated with the U.S. Secret Service, Interpol and the FBI to develop Microsoft’s Anti-Virus Reward Program. Hemu was also formerly Vice President of Worldwide Internet Enforcement at the Motion Picture Association of America where he spearheaded a global effort to combat online movie piracy for the major Hollywood studios. Prior to that he served as a federal prosecutor against child and computer crimes for the U.S. Department of Justice during which time he also served as an advisor to The White House on cyberstalking. Hemu began his career as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County specializing in prosecuting sexual assault and child abuse cases. He earned his juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in government and political theory from Wesleyan University. Hemu is a member of the State Bar of California and Washington.
Desirae Palma is Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Imagining Human (IH). She leads the development of the innovative strategies, frameworks, and solutions that enable IH to map, translate, and apply human sciences to deep technological applications. Desirae brings to Imagining Human a unique ability to materialize the human sciences and create tangible applications for technology. Her vast expertise in deciphering and applying cognitive and social neuroscience, leveraging neurobiological and psychological drivers to organizational culture and strategic transformation, have positioned her as a leading trusted advisor to CEO’s and Executive Teams from top global Fortune 100 companies. Before IH, Desirae was Vice President of the NeuroLeadership Institute leading an extraordinary team of scientists, researchers, and practitioners in the design, development, and application of neuroscience to leadership, culture, strategy, and performance management. Desirae’s key clients included leading global Fortune 100 and 500 organizations ranging from technology, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing. She is a graduate of UCLA Anderson’s Executive Program and serves on various Executive Boards.
Marlon Wayans is an actor, comedian, screenwriter and film producer currently starring in his own sitcom, Marlon, whose second season is set to premier on NBC in 2018. In 2016, he wrote, produced and starred in the movie, Fifty Shades of Black. In 2000, he had a had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream. He produced and co-starred in the first two films of the Scary Movie series and formerly co-starred in the WB sitcom, The Wayans Bros. with his brother Shawn Wayans. He began his career on the groundbreaking comedy series In Living Color. Marlon is the youngest of ten siblings and attended the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and then Howard University. He is an investor in a wide variety of companies ranging from early stage technology, hospitality and cannabis ventures.
News & Press
Fran Turner on Partnership with Polymath and 7Pass (YouTube)
Polymath Announces First Security Token Partnership with Cannabis Investment Company
One blockchain project that’s trying to connect the world of investment securities with blockchain assets, Polymath, has just announced that they have begun their first private security token partnership with 7Pass.
Polymath Crypto Project Says “Security Tokens Will Save Crypto” From Bear Market
Security tokens could change the future of cryptocurrency, bringing legitimacy and institutional capital to a bear market that sorely needs it – at least according to a new report.
Apogee Opportunites Inc and Halo Labs Enter Into Binding Letter of Intent for a Business Combination
Trump, Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana ending standoff over Justice nominees (The Washington Post)
President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana
ARHT Media Expands into Blockchain Space with the Sale of 20 Display Portals in Partnership with Anthony Diiorio (Coin Spectator)
ARHT Media Inc., a global leader in the development, production and distribution of high quality hologram content announced that Anthony Diiorio, co-founder of Ethereum and CEO and founder of Decentral and Jaxx, has joined its Board of Advisors.
Namaste Closes Acquisition of URT1 (Market Wired)
Namaste Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has closed its acquisition of certain assets of URT1 Limited and it's wholly owned US subsidiaries
Leaders of America’s $7.1 billion cannabis industry honored with Cannabis Business Awards (Huffington Post)
The Cannabis Business Awards recently celebrated leaders and trailblazers of the growing global cannabis industry, honoring those deserving of recognition and accolades for their innovative and progressive contributions.
Cannabis Woman of the Year | Nichole West
Multi-State Cannabis Retail (Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine)
If you’ve been in Washington State there’s no doubt you’ve seen or passed by one of Ryan Kunkel’s Have a Heart’s. He has several of them flowing successful operations throughout Seattle.
Have a Heart is a premium cannabis retailer with six locations throughout Washington, and with plans to expand into Oregon and Hawaii in the near future, this company is one of the leading marijuana retailers across the nation, and there’s a reason why they’re so successful.
No Layovers: adidas director flies to University every week for class
Each Wednesday, Lecturer David Cho flies from his home in Portland, Oregon to Ann Arbor to teach his Thursday sport management course in the School of Kinesiology.
A little over 24 hours later, he flies back to Portland Friday morning.
A New Cryptocurrency
Calendar & token distribution
7Pass will create a new cryptocurrency, the 7Pass Token, enabling global participants to enter the cannabis investment community. The 7Pass Token will enable hybrid investing, providing these cannabis investors the benefits of the combination of asset classes typically only available to select accredited investors, institutional investors and dedicated fund of funds in most countries. The 7Pass Token will allow for participation in both an investment as well as a driving force in the educational community for and within the global cannabis industry.
April 2018: Pre-Sale Event
May 2018: Token Generation Event
7pass token distribution
Pre-Sale Tokens: 80,000,000
Token Generation Event: 328,000,000
7Pass Foundation / Management: 192,000,000
Future Use: 400,000,000
Total Tokens Created: 1,000,000,000
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