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Investment Process

Investment Process

Our investment process involves identifying and becoming deeply knowledgeable about legal cannabis industry sectors which are fragmented and consolidating and then investing in businesses in those sectors that can grow both organically and by acquiring and integrating similar businesses. With offices in Tampa, Boca Raton, and Chicago, we invest principally in the United States, but consider opportunities globally as well.
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Entrepreneur Advancement

Whether you are an existing enterprise or just in the concept phase, working with like-minded strategic partners can be the difference between having mediocre success and achieving market dominance. You have worked hard to bring your vision this far. Advancing your vision to the next phase will require a strategic partner with a synergistic vision to achieve the results you desire.
With over seven decades of private and public finance experience, the First Harvest Team can be that strategic partner you need in order to accomplish your goals.

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We see a world where visionary entrepreneurs and like-minded advocates can succeed together by bringing innovative medical cannabis based therapies to market.



Our Team

First Harvest Financials talented leadership team has extensive operating experience and deep space knowledge achieved from distinguished careers in industry. The team has successfully led organizations, in both challenging turnaround as well as high growth environments within marketing, finance, technology, consulting, and strategic business services.
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Kevin Gillespie
CEO | President | Portfolio Manager

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Joel Prackler
Partner | President of Strategic Relationships

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Michael Toups
Partner | Chief Operations Officer

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Irving Cruz
Partner | Senior Associate

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Nick Castellano
Partner | Senior Associate

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Hugo D. Aviles
Partner | Chief Digital Officer

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Alex Nachman
Strategic Advisor

What the industry is saying about the pro medical cannabis movement

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Industry Insights

New Options for Investors in the Cannabis Industry

April 28, 2016
Those interested in investing in the cannabis industry no longer have to rely on thinly traded over-the-counter companies. Considering the industry’s impressive…

Women Aim High in the Cannabis Industry

April 26, 2016
The emerging cannabis industry is thought to be one of the most female-friendly business industries in the US. It’s no secret that…

Cannabis Stocks on the Rise In 2016

April 20, 2016
Economists believe that the conditions are right for stock in the cannabis industry to make a comeback this year. With a growing…

New Options for Investors in the Cannabis Industry

April 13, 2016
Those interested in investing in the cannabis industry no longer have to rely on thinly traded over-the-counter companies. Considering the industry’s impressive…

American Investors look to Israel for Marijuana Research

April 6, 2016
Israel has made a name for itself as a pioneer of state-of-the-art agricultural practices, and US firms are quickly realizing that the…

Medical Marijuana Startup Offers In-Home Services

March 29, 2016
Meadow, a marijuana startup specializing in product delivery, now makes house calls to medical marijuana users in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

Marijuana Genome Mapping Could Change the Plant’s Future

March 21, 2016
Mowgli Holmes, a 43-year-old geneticist with a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Columbia University, has embarked on a scientific journey to…

Marijuana’s Economic Benefits Continue to Grow

March 15, 2016
As of late, the economy has had very little standout opportunities to offer investors. But, 2016 could be the year that all…

Is Investing in Marijuana Worth the Risk?

March 8, 2016
The marijuana industry’s rapid growth and impressive profit rates are drawing investors in; but, the plant’s federally illegal status makes investing in…

Florida Law Makers Vote on Expanded Medical Marijuana Legislation

March 1, 2016
In the first week of March, members of the Florida House of Representatives and Senate voted in favor of House Bill 307,…

Cannabis Startups Attracting Investors’ Attention

February 29, 2016
2016 marks what will likely be just the beginning of investor interest in the legal marijuana industry. Recently, the most noteworthy investment…

Expanding Marijuana Business Brands in the US Proves Complicated

February 25, 2016
The “Green Rush” sweeping across the United States is steadily transforming marijuana’s image. More than half of the states have legalized medicinal…

Marijuana Startups with Ties to Boston Area

February 16, 2016
It’s no secret that marijuana is growing in popularity across the United States. Four states have legalized recreational use for adults, and…

Growth of Cannabis Legalization Provides New Business Opportunities

February 11, 2016
Sales of marijuana used by adults in the United States grew 184 percent in the past year. The legal cannabis industry, which…

Could 2016 be the tipping point for legalization in the US?

February 3, 2016
In the United States, a changing attitude toward marijuana has led to a new acceptance of the drug and an increased projection…

America’ Big Banks Research Marijuana Industry’s Potential Growth

January 30, 2016
In late 2015, Bank of America Merrill Lynch launched a research report on the marijuana industry’s earning prospects. Though the report is…

TerraTech Announces Acquisition of First Publicly Traded Dispensary

January 20, 2016
Investors can now buy shares in Blüm Oakland, the first publicly traded marijuana dispensary that handles the product from harvest to storefront…

Pressure on NFL to Change League Standards on Medical Marijuana

January 11, 2016
Nate Jackson, former tight end for the Denver Broncos and author of the football memoir Slow Getting Up, is one of many…

2016 Predicted to be Turning Point for Legalization Legislation

January 9, 2016
2015 made major progress for marijuana legalization. In one year, four states and the District of Columbia legalized recreational use, a number…

Medical Marijuana Could be the Investment Opportunity of a Lifetime

January 3, 2016
The majority of’s analysts see major investing potential in the quickly developing marijuana industry. Though marijuana has not been legalized in…

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