Exclusive Interview with Dutchie Co-Founder and CEO Ross Lipson
When Co-Founder and CEO Ross Lipson last spoke to New Cannabis Ventures, Dutchie was focused on ecommerce. Now, that focus is expanding with two recent acquisitions. The company is evolving to become an all-in-one cannabis tech platform. Lipson talked to New Cannabis Ventures about providing value in the cannabis space, the company’s recent Series C and continued growth. The audio of the entire conversation is available at the end of this written summary.
The Growing Team
The Dutchie team has doubled in size over the past year; it has roughly 300 employees. People will remain a key component of the company’s growth going forward. It is always interested in attracting talent to help it scale.
Dutchie Office Pre-COVID. The Company’s Team Has Doubled in Size Over the Past Year.
Additions to the team include new leadership hires, like Tim Barash as Executive Chairman. Barash previously served as the CFO and Chief Business Officer of the restaurant technology platform Toast. John McGrath, also previously with Toast, joined the company as an advisor. Dutchie has also welcomed Lauren