Who we are?

Vertically integrated producer of high margin cannabis extracts and non-smokeable products for recreational, health & wellness and medicinal use

International presence in the USA, Latam and Western Europe

Global supply chain with low cost sourcing from Colombia

Led by a team combining 50+ years of cannabis industry experience, regulatory know how and executive leadership of multinational public companies.

Founded in 2016 and CF positive 12 months post launch

All funding to date provided by founders, now raising a 10M USD Series A : 6M USD Colombia + 4M USD USA

Presence in markets with 800M population

Our vision and strategy

industry

Industry

Cultivation commoditizing


Shift to non-smokeable products


Blurring boundaries between medical, recreational and health


Emerging brands


Opening of international markets

key

Key success factors

Low cost and scale


Product innovation


Customer
orientation


Digital and social media marketing


In-depth local regulatory insight

strategy

Folium strategy

Low-cost Colombian cultivation


Oil, concentrates and MIPS focus


Different BUs
per end market


Experienced online marketing team


Local partnerships

Medical division:

Foliumed Bogotá, Colombia

History

We started the application process for cultivation, extraction and export licences for psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabis (CBD) in Q4 2017. Our decision to locate our medical division in Colombia has been based upon the country’s unique growing conditions, the availability of highly skilled human resources and a favorable, export- oriented regulatory framework.

Growth strategy

Following licence approval in Q3 2018, we will build out our 16 hectare cultivation and GMP extraction site in close proximity to Bogota. Our commercial strategy is to provide affordable, efficacy-proven prescription medicines and innovative OTC products to:

Latin America 

a market with

625 M people

where high cost LPs won’t be able to compete.

Major regulated import

markets such as

Germany or Canada

where demand outstrips supply

Facts and figures

Total cultivation capacity:

77 tons

of dried flower per annum

Total oil extraction capacity:

12 tons

of oil per annum

Adult use:

Strategic partnership with TapRoot Las Vegas, USA

TapRoot is a Las Vegas-based producer of premium cannabis oils for leading brands

• Since start of operations in July 2017, we produced over 200,000 grams of cannabis extracts
• Primary focus on extraction – currently limited cultivation and propagation of proprietary genetics
• Exceptional quality: Our average THC content of 92%is well above industry average of 70%

We are expanding our currently limited footprint from 1,000 to 17,000 square feet

• Develop a 8,500 square foot cultivation space for cannabinoid specific health & wellness related products
•Increase oil production capacity to 2000 kg/p.a

• Enable production of branded flower, edibles and concentrates multiplying our accessible market by 10x
• Prepare facility for cGMP certification

We also are applying for additional licenses in Las Vegas

Participating in licensing process with applications for 8 Nevada dispensaries submitted

Facts and figures

Oil production capacity post 2018 expansion:

2000 kg/p.a.

BtoB market share:

15%

BtoB market share:

5%

Distribution reach:

25% of Nevada PoS

Our Products

Medical Products

Adult Use Products

Our Team

Oliver Zugel

Co-founder and Chairman

    • Former CEO of multinational gaming companies in Europe and Latam
    • Increased EBITDA from 70 to 300 M Euros and prepared IPO for a 2 bn USD company
    • Background in strategy consulting and PE with Michael Porter’s Monitor Company
    • 1st Class Degree from the LSE

Oliver Markl

CFO

  • Former PE professional at Monitor
  • M&A advisor and Board member for European high tech companies
  • Investment banker at JP Morgan

Shane Terry

CEO Taproot Nevada

  • Co-founder of Taproot and CEO of several US cannabis companies
  • Former President of Nevada Dispensary Association and Board Member of cannabis company GB Sciences
  • #1 Flight Commander in the US Air Force for over 130,000 personnel

Tim Kelly

Operations Director

  • Business Director, Medical Practice
  • Project Manager and Training Consultant
  • Senior Leader, Air Force Retired 23.5 years
  • AMC Command Annual Award – #1 in career field

Derek Lopes

Lead Grower

  • 3rd generation cannabis grower
  • 40+ years experience in growing in Hawaii, California and Nevada
  • Unique breeding and genetics, access to unique strains
  • Premium Nevada lab certified strains from 26-30% THC

Joe La Puma

Production Director

  • Certified master baker with 25 years experience
  • Founder of Nectar Organics, a Montana MIPS company
  • 7 years oil extraction, refinement and infusion of edibles
  • Expert in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes and compounding topical formulations

Diego Felipe Navarro

Co-founder, CEO Colombia

  • Co-founder of FoliuMed Colombia
  • Former CEO of Codere Colombia & Panamá, the no. 2 gaming operator with 1,500 employees.
  • Industrial Engineering honors graduate of the Javeriana University in Bogotá, EMBA from Los Andes University in Bogotá. IE Business School.

Juan Velez

Cultivation Manager

  • Agricultural engineer graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Specialization in cannabis pest control

Henry Becerra

Extraction Manager

  • Chemical engineer graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Specialization in food biotechnology from Wageningen University in The Netherlands

Clay Hardin

Business Development, Peru

  • 25 years of business development expertise in US, LatAm and Asia
  • Senior executive at international, public gaming companies

Edgar Lenzi

Regulatory Affairs, Brazil

  • Founder of law firm Lenzi Advoacia
  • CEO of BetConsult, a gaming consultancy

Raul Buriticá

Regulatory Affairs, Colombia

  • Founder of law firm Buriticá Abogados
  • Expert in Colombian cannabis regulations

News

Foliumed Colombia to Supply Cannabis Extracts to Medisun Canada

Foliumed, a vertically integrated international producer of medicinal cannabis products has agreed to supply pharma-grade extracts to Medisun, an applicant under Health Canada’s licensing regime.

Veritas Pharma Signs R&D and Medical Cannabis Supply Agreement with Colombian Producer Foliumed S.A.S.

Under the terms of the MOU, Veritas and Foliumed will jointly conduct scientific research, undertake product development activities, and commercialize select medical cannabis products with the help of Veritas’ research […]

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