The Cannabis Industry in 2018: It’s Not About the High, It’s About the Healing

December 27, 2017 |

Next year will be a big year for cannabis as recreational legalization in California will take effect on January 1. This is certainly a big step forward for the industry and one that will also shine a light on the medicinal cannabis industry that has been operating here since 1996. Despite more than 20 years […]

Bay Area Revelations: Cannabis Rush

December 21, 2017 |

NBC Bay Area has produced an excellent special feature on the evolution and history of cannabis culture in the area. Check it out to get an insightful peek into the industry and the path it’s traveled, and keep your eyes peeled for Big Rock portfolio company CEO Andrea Brooks from Sava!

Spotlight: ChefsFeed — Apple’s App of the Year for Apple TV

December 14, 2017 |

Congrats to ChefsFeed! Recognized as App of the Year for Apple TV in the U.S. and Canada, a highly selective award designated by Apple’s App Store editors. According to Statista, there are more than two million apps available on iOS platforms making the “best of” list highly competitive Are you a food lover? Intrigued by chefs? Craving to know […]

Greenstate awards both SAVA and Octavia Wellness in Best Service – Greenstate Cannabis Awards 2018

December 08, 2017 |

 Two Big Rock portfolio companies were recognized today in the Greenstate Cannabis Awards Best Services category. SAVA’s curated box delivery was awarded Best Delivery in Northern California while Octavia Wellness‘s wellness consultant program was honored with Best Personalized Services. We are proud of both of these teams and their hard work at the brink of a new age […]

Cashmere Foundation Event

November 22, 2017 |

The Cashmere Foundation is a fantastic charity that Big Rock is honored to support. Rachel and her team have re-imagined and reinvented the patient experience for chemotherapy (and other arduous treatments) by integrating holistic patient well-being into the treatment process. The Cashmere Foundation’s mobile spas and certified therapists offer a signature menu of massage, aromatherapy, meditation and soothing virtual reality, […]

Petaluma Hills Farm Neighbor Day

November 06, 2017 |

Big Rock portfolio company Petaluma Hills Farm hosted its first annual Neighbor Day event on Saturday. Kudos to Sam and Jared on the PHF team for the incredible amount of hard work that went into organizing the event, and to Big Rockers GP, Carolyn, Scott and Carm for pitching in and making it a success.

Thank You, PHF Animal Rescuers

November 02, 2017 |

October was a chaotic month, and the fires that ravaged the North Bay at the beginning of the month hit close to home, both literally and figuratively. Big Rock portfolio company Petaluma Hills Farm was thankfully not in the path of any of the blazes, but that didn’t stop its team from getting involved. An […]

The Power and Potential of Cannabis: Why Now is the Most Exciting Time in the Industry

September 28, 2017 |

Earlier month I had the good fortune of sitting on a New West Summit panel with some like-minded individuals that believe, as I do, in the power and potential of the cannabis plant. What Dave Morin, Roger McNamee, and I discussed left me with renewed vigor that the time is now to grow this industry, to educate […]

Jibo Comes to Visit

September 26, 2017 |

We had a few special visitors at Big Rock HQ this morning – one, small and robotic, the other two, human and extraordinary. Our friends Andy Cramer and Al Farmer(correctly noted as the “Gay Renaissance Men” by No really, go read their story. They are amazing.), have their hands in another fun and innovative project – Jibo, […]


September 01, 2017 |

We explored the media’s evolving fascination with #marijuana, vis-à-vis milestones where #cannabis was a cover story.

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