Akras seeks to broker, structure, and co-invest in debt financing between cannabis entrepreneurs and investors, allowing for favorable funding terms and superior risk adjusted returns.
Akras provides proprietary research and company valuation services that will expertly guide your investment decisions.
Whether you require capital for strategic acquisitions or to fund expansion, Akras offers trusted advice to drive the future of your business.
Named for the Nordic god of agriculture and protector of hemp, our goal at Akras Research & Capital is to serve both as a trusted source of expert advice in the growing cannabis industry as well as the bridge between entrepreneurs and investors. We strive to educate and promote an emerging industry that is often misunderstood. At the same time, with our combined experience in finance and a diligent vetting process, we seek to strike a balance between providing funding on favorable terms to promising cannabis start-ups as well as superior risk adjusted returns for our investors.
Richard Gibble, CFA
Rich began his professional investing career in 1999. He is a founder of Akras responsible for research, business development and lending decisions. Rich earned his BA at Saint Anselm College and both his MBA and MS in Finance at Bentley University, he is also a CFA charterholder.
Charles is a serial entrepreneur founding his first business while still in college. He is a founder of Akras concentrating on business strategy, operations, technology, and marketing initiatives. Mr. Stevenson graduated from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.
Kristina Knight, CFA
Kristina brings more than 10 years of experience in the capital markets to Akras. As a founding partner, she is focused on credit analysis, strategy, and sourcing new investment opportunities. Ms. Knight earned her BS at Northeastern University and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.
Linying Zou, CFA
Linying has spent the past decade working in fixed income research and trading. She is a founding partner of Akras responsible for business strategy, credit analysis, lending decisions, and new business development. Linying is a graduate of Boston College and a CFA charterholder.
If you are a cannabusiness entrepreneur or an investor looking for opportunities in the legal cannabis industry, please contact Äkräs Research & Capital.
Address: Boston, Massachusetts