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Patrick Rea  MJ Unpacked

Patrick Rea

Chief Executive Officer, Canopy Boulder

About Patrick Rea

Patrick is the CEO of CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage, mentorship-driven business accelerator and investment fund focused on data, fin tech, software, and IoT in the cannabis industry as well as hemp/CBD businesses.  CanopyBoulder has raised 5 funds and invested in over 115 companies under Patrick’s leadership.

With a diverse background that includes M&A, strategic management consulting, venture finance, B2B media, e-commerce, CEO coaching, and entrepreneur mentorship, Patrick brings a wealth of experiences to CanopyBoulder.  

He also sits on the selection committee for The ArcView Group, was the Executive Editor for ArcView’s State of the Legal Marijuana Market report, frequently runs panels at industry events, and has served as a judge for multiple Marijuana Business Conference & Expo Pitch Slams.

Prior to CanopyBoulder, Patrick was Publisher and Editorial Director of Nutrition Business Journal and co-chair of The NBJ Summit, a retreat for 400 CEOs, investors, and thought-leaders in the nutrition industry.

Patrick began his career with Health Business Partners, a boutique investment bank and venture capital firm in the natural products industry. 

He graduated with degrees from Brown University and resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two daughters.  In his (rare) free time, Patrick can be found mountain biking the backcountry of Colorado, snowboarding at his local mountain or traveling in search of warm-water surf.