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Startup Serving Cannabis Brands and Retailers Draws Veteran Investment Team


Leading Cannabis Media Executive Launches Jage Media, Attracting Key Investors
Including BDS Analytics and CanopyBoulder

SEATTLE and BOULDER, COLO., March 6, 2020
 — Jage Media, a cannabis business event and media firm founded by George Jage, announced the completion of its seed round today. The company debuts with funding from a roster of veteran cannabis investors, including: BDS AnalyticsCanopyBoulderKeneh VenturesPanther Opportunity Fund; and Jay and Diane Czarkowski, co-founders of Canna Advisors, through their investment fund. The initial funding also includes a handful of private investors.

According to Jage, “The market is evolving rapidly as a CPG industry and we are at the early stages of the development of national cannabis brands and retail chains. Our mission is to support and serve this critical industry sub-segmentation and licensed cannabis companies though our conference, event, and digital media platforms, without noise and distraction, and with a pure focus on the topics that truly impact them. Jage Media’s will fill the critical gap where cannabis brands and retailers convene, driving the future of the industry, capturing the next stage of market growth and delivering a true return on investment and objectives for these companies.”

Jage Media joined CanopyBoulder’s Winter 2020 cohort and was one of ten companies selected from over 300 applications. Jage Media is also one of only two companies in CanopyBoulder’s seven-year history to have completed their seed round before the accelerator program ended.

“George is a serial entrepreneur with management experience inside and outside the cannabis industry which makes him an ideal founder,” said CanopyBoulder CEO and co-founder Patrick Rea. “With Jage Media, George has a mission of serving a true industry need. His clarity around strategy and tactics is confidence inspiring, and CanopyBoulder is excited to invest, advise, and serve on the company’s board of directors.”

In addition to announcing its funding, Jage Media also revealed its advisory board today, which includes executive participation from influential cannabis industry brands including:Wana BrandsIncrediblesCoda SignatureNative RootsMedicine ManTilray and HERBL.

Said investor Jay Czarkowski, “The Jage Media team has a depth of experience hard to find in this industry, and connections with the brands and companies driving innovation in the space. We’re excited about the vision and the team and proud to be playing a role. We’re confident in their ability to deliver on the content and the programming that’s missing in today’s ecosystem — and know there are great things ahead.”

For more information, please visit To speak with a company representative or request an interview with CEO George Jage, please click here.

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