Canopy Rivers CEO Narbe Alexandrian Interview (Podcast) – Contrarian Island
Contrarian Island host Matt is joined by Canopy Rivers CEO Narbe Alexandrian to discuss topics ranging from overall finance and business including investment thesis and pitch focuses as well as specific Canopy Rivers company updates and news including joint venture talk with LeafLink, the United States opportunity that exists with TerrAscend and Canopy Rivers relationship with Bruce Linton and Canopy Growth.
Canopy Rivers (TSXV:RIV) (OTC:CNPOF) is a unique cannabis venture capital investment and operating platform. The Company is managed by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks; but what makes Canopy Rivers truly unique is the Company’s strategic partnership and cornerstone investment from Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC).
Canopy Rivers works collaboratively with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support and affiliation with the Canopy Growth group of companies. The result is an ecosystem of complementary companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain. As the portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves, which the company believes results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy, and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.
Narbe Alexandrian is the President of Canopy Rivers. Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Narbe was a Senior Associate at OMERS Ventures, one of the most prominent technology venture capital funds in Canada. During his tenure, Narbe helped fundraise for two funds ($520M of capital), sourced and lead multiple debt/equity financings, and acted as a Board Observer for a number of portfolio companies. Prior to OMERS Ventures, Narbe was a Senior Strategy Manager in TELUS’ Internet of Things (IoT) group where he helped launch operational go-to-market strategies to TELUS’ executive leadership team. Prior to TELUS, he held roles at Firmex Inc., a leading virtual data room company based in Toronto, and Deloitte LLP, where he held roles in Financial Advisory and Consulting (fka Monitor Deloitte). Narbe is currently a Sessional Instructor at the Schulich School of Business, teaching technology entrepreneurship and venture capital within the undergraduate and MBA programs. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.