We have expanded the programming to bring added value and insights into the issues that continue to drive the greatest concerns for investors and for those members of our east coast network who were unable to attend the San Diego Cannabis Dealmakers Summit, we reconvened our Investor Panel, moderated by Michael Schwamm, Partner at Duane Morris. Our first Investor Panel discussion featured Ryan Ansin, Co-Founder of Revolutionary Farms, Brett Finkelstein, Managing Director of Phyto Partners, Robert Hunt, Principal at Linnaea Holdings and Brian Sheng, General Partner of The Arcview Group. These investors collectively represent three developing cannabis markets in Massachusettes, Florida and California respectively with Brian Sheng sharing incredible insights into developments, risks and opportunities in the Asian Cannabis markets.
The diverse experiences and perspectives of investors across different geographies, and their individual experience lends its educational value to investors who may not realize the diverse opportunities to invest in cannabis companies for equity, carry debt, or invest in the ancillary needs like real estate in emerging markets to realize indirect profits from licensed cannabis companies. As our contributing investors share, there are likely investment vehicles that fit the comfort and experiences of many of the investors in our network that would lend to the potential to invest capital in the cannabis industry where many think these entry points are limited to the cultivation, manufacturing or distribution of the plant.