Eaze has grown tremendously since its launch in July of 2014. Eaze grew out of a mission to help medical cannabis patients have access to their medicine on demand. Nicknamed the “Uber for weed”, Eaze has given patients the ability to receive their medicine all from a smart device. Along with providing delivery services, Eaze grants new patients the ability to acquire their medical card in the state of California over the phone in under ten minutes.
It’s no wonder they closed on $13 million in Series B funding from Fresh VC, DCM Ventures, and Tusk Ventures this year. Eaze plans to use their newly acquired funds to hire more employees and expand to more markets. Currently they only operate in California and claims to have delivered to over 200,000 patients with their delivery services. With legalization on the horizon, Eaze hopes to expand to other U.S. markets to increase its presence and customer base.
Eaze’s data driven platform has added a smooth process for dispensaries and customers to meet each other’s needs. The growth opportunities for Eaze sound limitless for now as the projected growth of the cannabis industry is stated to be at $50 billion by 2026; investors and traditional VCs are rushing in to capitalize on this growing market. Having raised a total of $25 million within two years of launching, Eaze has positioned itself as a strong entity in the cannabis industry.
History Fact: Eaze launched in 2014 by Keith McCarty to deliver medical marijuana to patients in California. McCarty started the company in his San Francisco apartment with four employees. In 2016, Eaze founder Keith McCarty stepped down from his position as CEO and was replaced by Jim Patterson, who served as the company’s chief product and technology officer.
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