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Ross O’Brien | Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo
Ross O'brien

Ross O’Brien

Founder & CEO, Bonaventure Equity

Ross is the Founder & CEO of cannabis venture capital fund Bonaventure Equity, (“BVE”) and founder of the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit (“CDS”) a series of industry conferences and investment forums. He sits on the boards of the Green Ignition Ventures (“GIV”) Florida’s first cannabis accelerator and CannaMexio and is the author of “Cannabis Capital” the first book on cannabis venture capital for Entrepreneur Press. Ross has a broad spectrum of private company expertise ranging from starting and operating high growth businesses, to numerous Venture Capital, & Private Equity transactions, advising portfolio companies on Mergers & Acquisitions transactions and capital introductions. He has taught entrepreneurship and finance, has held board positions and has spent his career primarily working with, and advising family offices on their self-directed private equity investing activities. He has been an advisor for programs on investing, entrepreneurship and impact investing at MIT and Harvard and was on the steering committee that launched TechRunway at Florida Atlantic University where they still teach the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp program he designed and authored.