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Ross O’Brien

Founder & CEO of Bonaventure Equity

Founder & CEO

Ross is the Founder & CEO of Bonaventure Equity, a cannabis venture capital fund, and runs the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit, a series of industry conferences and investment forums. Ross sits on the boards of the Green Ignition Ventures, Florida’s first cannabis accelerator and CannaMexico and is author of “Cannabis Capital” the first book on cannabis venture capital for Entrepreneur Press.

His broad spectrum of private company expertise ranges from starting and operating high growth businesses, to leading numerous Venture Capital, & Private Equity transactions, advising on Mergers & Acquisitions, raising capital and corporate finance internationally.

Ross has taught entrepreneurship and finance and held board positions and has spent his career working with, and advising family offices on their self-directed private equity investing activities. He advised for programs on investing, entrepreneurship and impact investing at MIT and Harvard and was on the steering committee that launched TechRunway at Florida Atlantic University where his Entrepreneurship Bootcamp program is still taught.

Ross worked on Wall Street with a boutique N.Y. Investment banking firm, was a Manager at Geller & Company and an Assistant Vice President at JP Morgan Chase. He holds an MBA from Fordham University and a BS in Business Marketing Management from Ferris State University. He also holds his Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.

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