Exclusive Interview with Harborside CEO Andy Berman
FLRish, doing business as Harborside, has deep roots in the California cannabis market. Founded in 2006, the company has more than 270,000 registered patients and customers and has done more than $300 million in sales. CEO Andy Berman spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about funding, taking the company public, and navigating the state’s ever-changing regulations.
Berman first got interested in the cannabis space in 2015. Shortly afterward, he met Harborside cofounder Steve DeAngelo and invested in the company. Earlier this year, he stepped in as CEO. One of Berman’s first acts as CEO was to create a capital markets strategy for the company.
Funding and Going Public
Berman led the company through a couple of rounds of convertible debentures and a Series A,