Full name: Aviv Hadar
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Company: Oregrown Industries, Inc.
Years at current company: Six years
Education profile: Finished high school at New Trier Township in Chicago, Illinois. Accelerated rapidly in the University of Montana’s Computer Science program. Stopped attending classes to found a software company that recently celebrated its tenth year in existence. Experienced major success with the software company (www.ThinkBrilliant.com), and then transitioned over to Cannabis from the Tech sector.
Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: I consider two events to be pinnacle achievements prior to cannabis. 1) My software company was behind the viral “I’m with Coco” campaign that propelled Conan O’ Brien to stardom during his dispute with Jay Leno, and 2) My software company launched the original SoulPancake.com (Rainn Wilson’s social media and content platform) that was eventually acquired by Citizen Media.
Company Mission: See below…
About Oregrown: Oregrown is a standout among brands. As Oregon’s premier farm-to-table cannabis company, the Oregrown team cultivates using organic methods and processes world-class products in the pursuit of unparalleled craftsmanship in every facet of their supply chain. As the first, exclusive Oregon producer for PAX Era, Oregrown’s cultivation and extraction professionals craft several of the state’s premier dispensary products including their own lines of Oregrown flower, extracts, and concentrates. Oregrown’s award-winning flagship dispensary located in downtown Bend, Oregon, an outdoor recreation destination and tourism capital of the Pacific Northwest, has been named Best Budtender (2019), Best Place to Work (2017), Bend’s Best Place to Visit for First Dispensary Experience (2016), and Bend’s Best Dispensary five years in a row (2015-2019).
Coming soon: Portland Flagship Retail (Winter 2019), Cannon Beach Retail (2020), and Eugene Retail (2020).
Company’s most successful achievement: This is also hard to articulate into one achievement. Since we founded the business, we have won Best Dispensary Five Years in a Row in our hometown of Bend, Oregon. We have been voted Best Place to Work for two years in a row. We have been voted Startup of the Year by the Bend Chamber of Commerce and we continue to stay strong and consistent in a consistently difficult market.
Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): Yes. The company has successfully raised capital. From Retail Expansion to Brand and IP, and Wholesale and CPG development, we continue to offer lucrative investment vehicles and mechanisms and platforms for potential investors.
if so, how much?: We do not disclose exact fundraising numbers.
Any plans on raising capital in the future? Our financial modeling and current capital raises have been through private placement and family offices. These investments have been made based on sound business principles, core assets, structured management, and competent leadership. A deluge of institutional capital is waiting on Federal Guidance before flooding the sector. We have been contacted by many of those firms.
Most important company 5 year goal: Growth and profitability. If the perfect M&A transaction emerges, to take the ride