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Brendan KennedyPrivateer is a private equity firm focused on making investments in the cannabis industry as the legalization of marijuana continues throughout the United States. Some of Privateer’s portfolio companies include Leafly, a user-generated reviews website for all things cannabis related; Tilray, a producer of medical cannabis in British Columbia, Canada; and Marley Natural, a global brand in partnership with the Bob Marley family.

Jessica speaks with Brendan about how he built Privateer, from scratch.

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Mark RamadanSir Kensington’s is a condiment company that sells ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc. Mark and his partner Scott tried to create a gourmet alternative to Heinz and started tinkering with recipes in their off-campus apartment while they were students at Brown University. The product is available in stores throughout the United States including Dean & Deluca and Whole Foods.

Mark speaks with Jessica about how he launched Sir Kensington’s, from scratch.

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