How to Get Investors for Your Extraction Business

April 28th | 9 AM - 10 AM (PDT)


So, you've decided you want to get into the cannabis industry. Now what?

Join Investment Partner and Co-Founder of Chrystal Capital, Kingsley Wilson and Vitalis Extraction Technology Co-founder and CEO, Joel Sherlock to learn what it takes in an ever-evolving industry to successfully secure funding for your cannabis business in 2021.

In the first of many EDUCasts, we’ll dive into key areas you will need to address to successfully secure funding for your new business: What the difference is between traditional or non-traditional funding and which one is right for you; Why some companies have been successful in securing financing, while others have failed and how you can apply these learnings to realize your own entrepreneurial ambitions.

We’ll also explore how to identify new opportunities to future proof your cannabis business as the market continues to grow, plus introduce techniques for navigating the roadblocks you are likely to encounter along the way.


No Lectures. Actionable Takeaways.

Join us for a collaborative virtual session full of actionable tips and advice, including access to a list of cannabis-friendly venture capitalists, and a live Q&A discussion.

Submit Your Questions

  • What does the new SAFE Banking Act mean for financing opportunities?
  • What type of interest rates can I expect in the alternative lending space?
  • How much funding would be recommended based on immediate and future business goals?

Submit your questions ahead of time and we will aim to get them answered live by our guest expert. So grab a drink and sit down with us for an honest conversation, as we explore the trials and tribulations of seeking capital. This is one you won’t want to miss.



With open conversations on what it takes to successfully secure funding for your new business, this session will provide actionable insights, resources, and contact details to get you one step closer to building your successful cannabis business.

Successfully Secure Funding

  • Real-world case studies: What successful and unsuccessful companies did and how you can apply their learnings to your business;
  • Traditional vs. non-traditional investment: Insight to help drive key business decisions;
  • How to future-proof your business;
  • Navigating roadblocks and the reality of the cannabis industry in 2021.

In addition to the playback of the full EDUCast, those who attend the live session will also receive a list of financial resources, including venture capitalists and alternative financing options.



Co-Founder and Investment Partner at Chrystal Capital

Kingsley has worked in the financial and investment services industry for over 24 years, spending 10 years as a capital markets research analyst focused on company analysis, portfolio construction and risk mitigation. He has spent the past 15 years advising companies on raising over US$1.7bn of capital across over 90 public and private transactions. 
Over the past four years, Kingsley has advised on multiple investments for various public and private cannabinoid companies, with capital raised in excess of US$250m. He has established a deep network of investor, advisor and company relationships across the cannabis industry and is a regular speaker at industry conferences given his extensive industry knowledge and unique European perspective.
Chrystal Capital is now launching a US$200m private equity cannabis fund called Verdite Capital Fund I to invest across multiple verticals, geographies and stages in the global cannabis industry. The focus on the fund is to allow investors to participate in the significant value creation potential of the cannabis sector through an institutional grade diversified risk adjusted portfolio approach. Chrystal Capital will also shortly launch a £100m cannabis focused investment trust, listed on the London Stock Exchange, to invest in mostly European medical cannabis opportunities as that market also starts to accelerate. On the advisory side, the company continues to raise capital for cannabis companies including the recent £15m convertible for EMMAC (subsequently acquired by Curaleaf) and the £14.5m convertible for Northern Leaf.



Co-Founder and CEO Vitalis Extraction Technology

Joel is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and a born connector who has built a career on pioneering new industries, building dynamic teams and re-defining innovation. He has been at the helm of over 10 successful start-ups and corporate exits, including one of British Columbia's top private real estate brokerages, a national first action sorts e-commerce company, a successful corporate consulting firm, and several multi-million dollar private equity funds.

He is CEO, acting CRO, and Co-founder of British Columbia-based, Vitalis Extraction Technology what was recently ranked No.3 for Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Joel is also the Co-founder of the Vancouver-based private equity fund, Doventi Capital, established to support professionals in the growing legal cannabis market. Having identified a need to support entrepreneurs and manufacturers in the world’s fastest-growing markets, Joel also manages Spectrum Leasing, an asset-backed lender based in Toronto