MjMicro Conference is an invitational forum designed to connect those leading publicly traded companies in the cannabis space with investors. Gathering C-level executives and high-net-worth investors together provides an opportunity for the operators of cannabis businesses to present the investment merits of their enterprises, both generally in public presentations and, more intensely, in one-on-one sessions. In these tête-à-têtes, presenting companies unveil their growth plans while interested investors propose possible investment structures.
MjMicro’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the flow of private capital to growing cannabis companies in the public domain. It is a mission that is becoming increasingly crucial as growth in the cannabis sector accelerates. According to industry analysts, Grand View Research, the global legal marijuana market reached $17.7 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 18.1% over the next eight years.
MjMicro offers investors more than just brag and bluster. Presenting companies are expected to show their business plans are realizable, as well as provide details of current and potential revenue streams, audited financials and corporate valuations that are justified by public markets.
Throughout 2019, strong consumer demand is sustained in the cannabis market despite headwinds that buffeted the industry. Vaping illnesses — e-cigarette or vaping, product-use-associated lung injuries (EVALI) — have caused authorities in many states to restrict sales of certain vaping products. And rising bankruptcies and oversupply make investors wary of cannabis investments and can result in falls in market cap. This reduced availability of private equity capital has highlighted the critical role that facilitating platforms such MjMicro play. Securing deals when capital is tight requires the right contacts and networking opportunities. Through MjMicro, investors obtain unprecedented access to deal flow.
In the long run, the cannabis sector is poised for sustained rapid growth. And if history is any guide, investors who get in now may reap rich rewards. Five years ago, the total value of all public cannabis and hemp companies on the Canadian market was $100 million. Now there are at least 13 cannabis companies with a $1 billion market cap each.