The Tuatara Portfolio Companies
We seek to build a portfolio of businesses that is diversified yet tied together with exceptional people, of the highest integrity, who have a strong desire to be trailblazing innovators. Tuatara’s portfolio companies are market leaders that can adeptly navigate rapidly evolving regulatory frameworks whose practices will help instill excellence in the industry.
Fund I PORTFOLIO
GCH, Inc. is a cannabis IP-development company focused on branded, premium cannabis products. With Willie’s Reserve as its flagship brand, GCH incubates, markets, and builds value for its brands through its vertically aligned sourcing, distribution, and retail platform. GCH currently markets and distributes its brands across the California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Maryland, and Nevada markets.
Teewinot Life Sciences Corporation is an international biotechnology company focused on the bio-synthetic production of cannabinoids. Teewinot has developed the patent-protected CannSynthesis® process to produce pharmaceutically-pure cannabinoid molecules at scale for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and social consumption end-markets as well as for the academic research communities. Teewinot currently holds 10 U.S. patents, one Canada patent, and has more than 40 additional pending patent applications in the U.S. and internationally.
Green Dot Labs is a Colorado-based manufacturer of ultra-premium cannabis concentrates and vaporization cartridges for the medical-use and social consumption markets. Green Dot is a price-setting segment leader with a brand that represents superior quality, differentiation, and consistency. Green Dot Labs owns over 120 proprietary and industry-renowned genetic strains that they have developed over the last decade. The Company has also established a set of trade secrets around their cultivation and processing methodologies that support the quality of their concentrates with unparalleled consistency.
In November 2018, Slang Worldwide, Inc. and former Tuatara portfolio company Organa Brands finalized a strategic transaction in which Slang acquired Organa Brands, a leading distributor of branded cannabis oil products. The acquisition established Slang Worldwide as a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods company with a robust portfolio of renowned brands distributed across 2,600 stores in 11 states in the US. Slang Worldwide is focused on acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as creating new brands to meet the needs of cannabis consumers worldwide. Slang Worldwide is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol SLNG and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 84S.
The CanAscen Group is a new portfolio company formed through a joint venture between Teewinot Life Sciences and a strategic partner based in Canada. The Company holds a limited, Teewinot-issued CannSynthesis® license with permitted use restricted to the recreational marijuana market, and to non-pharma applications, in Canada.
Enlighten Technologies is a leading digital-out-of-home media and retail technology company dedicated to the cannabis industry. The Company’s rapidly growing network currently spans over 800 dispensary accounts, the growth of which has been driven by a virtuous cycle of customer engagement, satisfaction, education, increased dispensary revenue, and increased brand awareness and sales for brands & advertisers.
Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions is the leading medical cannabis wholesaler in Connecticut and holds one of four cannabis producer licenses awarded by the State’s Department of Consumer Protection. The Company’s unique positioning is further augmented by its diversified portfolio of pharmaceutical-quality products.
Sumapaz Enterprises was founded in 2017 with a mission to establish the national standard for premium genetics and pharmaceutical-quality cannabis cultivation, extraction, and formulation in Colombia. Sumapaz is a Colombian licensed producer of medical cannabis and headquartered in the Sumapaz Valley which is comprised of 57 hectares in Corcorna, Antioquia. The Company will utilize advanced breeding and proprietary genetics with cutting-edge cultivation and extraction techniques to establish a leading position as a medical cannabis brand within Colombia and become a global distributor of high-quality medical cannabis products.
FUND II PORTFOLIO
Green Flower Media (“GFM”) is a trusted leader in cannabis media and education. GFM is based in Ventura, CA, and it develops certificate programs and continuing education courses for higher education curriculum for colleges and universities, cannabis training for corporations and governmental agencies, as well as industry-endorsed streaming content through subscription services. GFM’s current content portfolio features over 1,500 hours of high-quality video content presented by 700+ cannabis industry experts, including medical doctors, research scientists, and well-respected cannabis entrepreneurs.
Willow Biosciences, Inc. is a Calgary, Canada-based biotechnology company focused on developing high-value intellectual properties on a yeast-based cannabinoid biosynthesis platform. Willow has applied its integrated suite of technologies to develop manufacturing processes for numerous active pharmaceutical ingredients with various therapeutic benefits, including cancer treatment, pain management, and CNS disorders. In the cannabinoid field, Willow owns proprietary yeast-based lab strains that produce cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabigerol (CBG), as well as minor and novel cannabinoids. Willow (CSE: WLLW) is publicly traded on the Canadian Stock Exchange.
Demetrix, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the production of cannabinoids for their innovative applications in the consumer product, supplement, and pharmaceutical markets. Demetrix was founded 2015 by Dr. Jay Keasling and Dr. William Haseltine, leaders in the biotechnology industry with track records of successfully leveraging cutting-edge scientific advancements to build companies that have improved human health globally. The founders have brought on veteran executives in yeast engineering, forming a management team that has collectively brought six biosynthetically-produced molecules to commercial markets.
Hana Meds is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and currently holds and operates two vertically integrated medical cannabis licenses in the state. The Company’s operating infrastructure includes a large-scale commercial greenhouse platform strategically positioned at 4,000 feet of elevation that produces year-round growth, an indoor cultivation, production and distribution facility at a prime location in the Metro Phoenix area, and two retail dispensaries. Hana Meds’ cultivation facilities are strategically positioned within the state to serve as hubs for manufacturing and distribution of a multifaceted portfolio of branded cannabis products.