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The Fund

About the Fund

Denver-based First Capital Ventures is the General Partner and Fund Manager of Viridis Fund I (the Fund), a cannabis opportunity investment vehicle capitalizing on the exploding legal cannabis market – the fastest growing industry in America (Source: The ArcView Group via The Huffington Post). The Fund seeks to leverage one of the cannabis industry’s key challenges: access to capital for its early and mid-stage growth companies, including the inability to finance real estate, equipment and operations via traditional channels (i.e., banks). With few options available, these high cashflow businesses often pay rates significantly above market to secure financing. The Fund seeks to capitalize on this opportunity by funding only the most elite cannabis projects and mitigating downside risk by, whenever possible, collateralizing its investment with real estate, equipment or other assets. The Fund further benefits from the proven financial leadership and business support services of First Capital Ventures and affiliate First Capital Growth Partners.


86%

Of Americans live in a state allowing cannabis use

$5.4 B

Estimated national sales in 2015

$6.7 B

Projected national sales in 2016

$22 B

Projected national sales by 2020

... yet traditional financing is still closed to deserving projects

Ways to Participate

WHOLESALE GROWS Plant-Touching

WHOLESALE GROWS
Plant-Touching

RETAIL Plant-Touching

RETAIL
Plant-Touching

EDIBLES, OILS, INFUSED PRODUCTS Plant-Touching

EDIBLES, OILS, INFUSED PRODUCTS
Plant-Touching

FULLY LEGAL HEMP PRODUCTS Sizable

FULLY LEGAL HEMP PRODUCTS
Sizable

ANCILLARY PRODUCTS & SERVICES High-Growth

ANCILLARY PRODUCTS & SERVICES
High-Growth

REAL ESTATE & EQUIPMENT Assets + Income

REAL ESTATE & EQUIPMENT
Assets + Income

Specifically, Viridis Fund I invests in…

Non plant-touching projects

  • No need to register with state
  • No residency requirements
  • Reduced Federal exposure

Generally collateralized, income generating

  • Real Estate
  • Equipment

Special situation equity opportunities

  • Ancillary Products and Services
  • Legal Hemp Products

Fund Management Team

At Atrium Capital, Brent and Chris managed and deployed over $100 MM in fund assets and over $75 MM in lending facilities


Cannabis Industry Advisors

The Professional Platform for Cannabis Entry

Diligence Performed  

First Capital Ventures conducted over 6 months of research and due diligence on the industry to provide investors an expert perspective.

Expert Guidance

First Capital bolstered by elite advisory team comprised of professionals in cannabis law, compliance, construction, commercial real estate, regulations & licensing.

Unrivaled Leadership

50+ years of combined financial management experience; has led 125+ financings valued at $3 B+; deployed over $100 MM in fund assets.

Trusted Foundation

Parent affiliate First Capital Holdings has been in business since 2005 and features a combined 200+ years of experience.

RISK MITIGATION

 Real estate/equipment/ancillary business investment keeps investors arms-length from grow; diversification defrays single-project risk.

Project Support

Exclusive relationship with First Capital Growth Partners, a leading management services provider and cannabusiness builder.

Ideally Located

Powerful network of on-the-ground resources in Colorado, commercial and regulatory heart of the cannabis industry; ideal launching pad for national opportunities.