Flowhub, the cannabis retail point-of-sale platform for dispensaries, today announced the closing of $19 million in strategic funding, bringing the total amount of capital raised to nearly $50 millionwith a valuation of over $200 million.
The financing was led by venture firms Headline and Poseidon, and included a personal investment from world-renowned rapper, entrepreneur and entertainment mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.
With the additional funding, Flowhub will accelerate expansion into emerging markets, further develop its dynamic product line and grow its social equity program. Launched in June 2021, Flowhub’s social equity program invests in those who have been adversely impacted by the War on Drugs. Per the program, eligible social equity business owners receive Flowhub’s POS software discounted at $4.20 for up to three years, the mobile Stash® and Greet® apps, the View™ app and free implementation. To date, Flowhub has awarded over $1 millionworth of software products to eligible cannabis entrepreneurs via this program.
“We are thrilled to announce this capital raise. Headline is an incredible Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, Poseidon is a pioneer investor in the cannabis industry and Jay-Z is a cultural and creative global force no matter the industry he is involved in,” said Kyle Sherman, founder and CEO of Flowhub. “I couldn’t think of a better group to be working with as we take this company to the next stage. This funding not only underscores the significant value that Flowhub provides to our customers, but also the maturation of the cannabis industry at large. We remain committed to developing innovative products that help our retail customers run better businesses.”
Flowhub processes more than $3 billion in cannabis sales annually and is trusted by over 1,000 dispensaries. Built specifically to serve the highly regulated cannabis industry, Flowhub helps dispensaries operate compliantly, effortlessly expand, and deliver exceptional guest experiences. By automating the compliance process that cannabis retailers have to deal with on a daily basis and helping dispensaries sell smarter, Flowhub is working to enable a future where cannabis is accessible to every adult on planet Earth.
Recently, Flowhub appointed Leandre Johns as Chief Operating Officer. The former Uber executive was brought in to help shape the business for the next stage of growth. The company also announced a recent integration by Weedmaps to streamline online ordering for consumers and Flowhub-powered cannabis retailers.
To learn more about or apply to Flowhub’s social equity program, please visit https://flowhub.com/social-equity-program
To learn more about Flowhub’s retail platform or request a demo, please visit https://flowhub.com/.
I have over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.