There’s a new “vice” in town. New York State has now legalized marijuana, and it will mean not just booming business but also tax revenue. Catharine Dockery, founding partner of Vice Ventures, has been investing in this space – as well as others categorized as vice – for years and believes they could be a cornerstone of New York’s recovery and future.
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Catharine Dockery is the founder of Vice Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage vice companies. While interviewing with traditional consumer venture firms, she continually brushed against vice clauses in investment pitches, with this friction culminating in the idea for Vice Ventures. Prior to launching the fund, Catharine was an early member of the digitally native vertical brands M&A team at Walmart, working as an analyst in the e-commerce division. Catharine was the president of her class at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied a self-directed major on the intersection of neuroscience and finance.
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- NY Times: New York Has Legalized Marijuana. Here’s What to Know.
- NY Times: ‘A Land Grab’ for a Piece of New York’s Marijuana Business
- Vox: Black people in NYC are 8 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than whites
- NPR: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization