Vinay Tolia, Managing Member, Bengal Capital; Bengal Catalyst Fund

Vinay Tolia, Managing Member, Bengal Capital; Bengal Catalyst Fund

  • Vinay Tolia is the Managing Member of Bengal Capital; Bengal Catalyst Fund.
  • He is an angel investor.

 

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Overview

An investment is an asset or item acquired with the goal of generating income or appreciation. Appreciation refers to an increase in the value of an asset over time. When an individual purchase a good as an investment, the intent is not to consume the good but rather to use it in the future to create wealth.

00:36- About Vinay Tolia

  • Vinay Tolia is the Managing Member of Bengal Capital; Bengal Catalyst Fund.
  • He is an angel investor.
  • Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the cannabis and investment industries.
  • Skilled in Venture Capital, Options, Investment Banking, and Asset Management.
  • Strong business development professional with a BA and BSE from The University of Michigan.

00:52- About Bengal Capital

  • Bengal Capital is a team of early cannabis investors and founders immersed in the industry since 2010.
  • We are now focused on applying our previous experience to a concentrated set of cannabis particular situation opportunities that involve dislocations between price and value as well as company-specific catalysts.
  • The Bengal Capital team is distributed between Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and Seattle.

03:38- How do you differentiate between recreational cannabis and medicinal cannabis?

  • There are so many medical conditions that can be treated by cannabis.
  • Medicinal-We have this naturally occurring plant, which people have used for centuries, that we can treat these ailments much more effectively and in a less addictive way.
  • Recreational- It’s a bigger societal question that has made it illegal, has that actually been beneficial to society.

13:29- Bootstrapping Vs. Raising Money

  • It really depends on the market cycle.
  • There are certain businesses that can be very capital-centric.

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You can connect with Vinay Tolia- LinkedIn

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  • Vinay Tolia is the Managing Member of Bengal Capital; Bengal Catalyst Fund.
  • He is an angel investor.
  • Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the cannabis and investment industries.
  • Skilled in Venture Capital, Options, Investment Banking, and Asset Management.
  • Strong business development professional with a BA and BSE from The University of Michigan.

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