The cannabis tech industry is booming. In the last two decades, several states have legalized marijuana in some shape or form with politicians looking to decriminalize it. Now, as technologists are innovating the way users find, pay and consume the product, one entrepreneur is looking to use SaaS to help grow the plant.
Entrepreneur, Ron Johnson married his passion for plants and tech to find GroLens, a data-driven startup that aims to help growers produce high-quality cannabis. The California-based software company helps cultivators manage the plants from its inception to help streamline the process for compliance.
Johnson has a background in business and sales of tech products. The UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA graduate transitioned into tech through a course in full stack web development and participating in the NewME Accelerator program for diverse founders.
The South Los Angeles-native secured $100,000 in seed funding from Mucker Capital in September as part of the Plug-In South LA’s lunch and learn series designed to support the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs.
Ron Johnson will be participating in the AfroTech Cup Pitch Competition. Check out the live stream starting at 2 o’clock to see him and other founders pitch their ideas.