Domain Expertise and Industry Leadership
Venture and Fund Governance Experience
Competitive Advantage and Risk Reduction
Managing Partner Hamish Sutherland was the founding COO for Bedrocan Canada, Canada’s 5th Licensed Producer of medicinal cannabis under the MMPR/ACMPR. Hamish grew the business, importing dried cannabis; the first legal international transfer of live cannabis plants; commissioning of a state-of-the-art 52,000 production facilty, responsible for compliance, marketinig, production, processing and dispensing, through a successful listing on the TSX.V
Managing Partner Loudon Owen has a wide range of business interests and industry experiences including being a co-founder of McLean Watson Capital, which managed two venture capital funds. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) and an MBA from INSEAD. A recognized intellectual property expert, he is a member of the IAM 300, Intellectual Asset Magazine’s list of the world’s leading IP strategists.
Initiative Capital teams the rare cannabis production expertise of a successful, industry-defining leader of a founding Canadian Licensed Producer ("LP"), with a financial industry insider who brings decades of venture and merchant banking success to curate, qualify, structure and optimize deals that permit investors to participate in the broader cannabis industry - not just the volatile traded LPs.