Experienced and successful investors, owner-operators and entrepreneurs with significant backgrounds in finance, arts and entertainment, health and wellness.
Jim Shone has spent the last 25 years in commercial lending, investment banking and mergers & acquisitions, and more recently has focused on the establishment and management of early-stage companies in the cannabis and health & wellness sectors.
Jim has held multiple senior management roles, and has spent the last three years investing in and supporting the growth of businesses with mission driven founders. Having raised over $500MM in capital and facilitated over $100MM in m&a transactions, Jim is well versed in all aspects of corporate finance, strategy and execution.
Robert is the former CEO of the Kolab Project, a leading brand in the Canadian cannabis market.
Robert co-founded Inova Brands, which introduced health and fitness brands CWX, Inov8 and Sole Defense to the North American market.
He has held senior leadership roles in medical cannabis, biotech and OTC medical device sectors with Zenabis Global, Biomod Concepts and Marian Incorporated.
Dave Sorbara is an angel investor and award winning composer and sound designer. He's the co-founder of Grayson Music Group - a global leader in music production for film, television and brand content.
Dave also co-founded Signal - one of the first large scale co-working studio and office community models designed to support creative professionals in the music and sound industry.
He’s spent the last several years focused on supporting founders whose businesses support human wellbeing at the intersection of music, technology and health.
Kian is an experienced analyst who has spent the early part of his career supporting the growth of cannabis companies in Canada and Europe.
During his time in the cannabis industry, Kian led the development of strategic initiatives to diversify and stabilize revenue growth, and built supply / demand forecasting tools and processes to improve organizational efficiency.
Music and Health Advisor
Frank is a Grammy-nominated multi-platinum music producer, best-selling author, and wellness expert redefining human potential through the convergence of music, health, and technology.
A leading voice in the emerging Hearables tech market and the development of music and sound as precision medicine, Frank serves as a contributing writer for Forbes, faculty at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine, and advisor to founders and industry leaders looking to succeed in the Amplified Future.
Frank has been a delegate and keynote presenter for dozens of international forums including TEDx, SXSW, BCG Digital Ventures, Perimeter Institute, Esalen, Xoogler, Facebook, ExO, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations.
He has appeared as a Music & Health Expert on more than 2 dozen radio and TV news programs in the past six months and has created successful programs reaching over 200 million people and generating over $1B in revenues.