About us

About us

CANNAVIGIA brings together a team of passionate founders, entrepreneurs and experts. Our platform connects individuals, who believe in the power of efficiency through data and digitalization to build superior supply chain transparency.

We built CANNAVIGIA as a platform for passionate people to collaborate, engage and communicate along the value chain of cannabis.

OUR SOFTWARE PLATFORM

At CANNAVIGIA, we have one clear purpose: bringing transparency and traceability to the cannabis ecosystem for businesses and all their relevant stakeholders. We are building our software to allow global compliance across heterogenic legal and national bureaucratic environments. With this in mind, we composed the following mission and vision:

Mission

CANNAVIGIA digitizes standards, processes and regulations to make them secure, readily available and viable for a globally emerging industry. Our integrated management software solves the problem of transparency and traceability along the entire complex supply network of cannabis, delivering excellence through technology and competence, in compliance with a heterogenic landscape.

Vision

We enable the cannabis supply network through data, vigilance and transparency - accessible, secure und understandable for all stakeholders. Beyond certification.

Meet the team

Luc Richner – CEO

A serial entrepreneur with 12+ years of experience in building and managing companies in various industries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia in the areas logistics, furniture, events, hospitality and tech. Luc is currently finishing the pioneer class of the Executive MBA in Digital Leadership at HWZ Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration.

Philipp Hagenbach – COO

Philipp has 12+ years of experience in professional corporate management for health and infrastructure industries as well as consulting, development and market implementation. Having worked for four years in the pharma-sector at Roche and eight years in the infrastructure sector, he brings in a broad experience in management, business development, strategic structuring and sales & marketing activities.

Elias Galantay – Chief Compliance Officer

Elias is an experienced business consultant who has dedicated his focus to the cannabis sector several years ago. He was one of the first compliant growers to successfully apply for a cultivation license in Alaska and set up one of the larger operations in accordance with the US compliance standards. He has spent the last few years as a consultant, helping growers to set up and optimize their operations and guide them through the licensing and certification processes.

Pelle Boese – CTO

Pelle is a veteran of web development. His native languages are PHP and SQL, among many others. His passion is building scalable, high-performance web applications. He started programming at the age of 12. After “studying” computer science at the University of Kassel for an extremely short time, he started as a freelance developer and successfully implemented numerous projects in the web sector. He then took on various roles as consultant and CTO and founded several companies. His hobbies are cooking, sofas and sarcasm. He also describes himself as annoyingly political.

Jan Kenel – Product Manager

After successfully completing his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Pharmacy at the University of Basel and graduating as a pharmacist in 2016, Jan helped build up a successful cannabis start-up. With his background and more than three years of experience in production, process development and building an SME, he brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Meet the advisors

Marius Schulze – Start-up advisor

Marius has more than 14 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He has a degree in business information technology and has invested in over 20 startups and helped them build their brands He founded “MAKERS”, a Berlin-based company for company development. Between 2014 and 2017 several MAKERS startups were awarded with the “Fast 50 Rising Star” for Germany’s fastest growing startups. At the same time, Marius is an “angel investor”. In this role, he invested early in “ResearchGate”, the Facebook for scientists. Marius is a recipient of the Medal of Honor of the German Bundeswehr.

Johann Zueblin – Compliance Advisor

After 13 years activities with the Swiss Development Agency and the World Bank in Africa and Latin America, Johann Zueblin joined Migros where he worked on the program for sustainable agriculture, as the head of quality management and was responsible for agriculture, food safety and social compliance within the Migros supply chains.

End 2014 Johann Züblin retired as Deputy Head Sustainability & Issue Management and joined various boards:

Founding member and member of the Board of GlobalG.A.P, (retired)

Founding member and member of the Board of GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) (retired)

Member of the Board of RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil). (retired)

Member of the Advisory Council of Fair Trade USA. (ongoing)

Daniel Haymann – Legal Advisor

Daniel Haymann is an attorney with a leading Swiss law firm. His main area of practice is in corporate and commercial law with a focus on private equity and venture capital transactions. He established the first dedicated cannabis practice in Switzerland and advises investors, start-ups, and vertically integrated companies in the cannabis industry along the value chain. Prior to embarking on a second career as an attorney, Daniel gained over 12 years of experience in the trading, mining, energy, and related industries based out of Switzerland, Singapore, and Hong Kong working for multinational corporations as a trader and in managerial positions.

Markus Hoffmann – Industry Advisor

A lawyer by training, Markus has a background in the private equity sector and has been active in the medical cannabis industry for over five years. Most recently he was on the founding team as VP of business development for Jacana, a vertically integrated manufacturer of medical cannabis products. Previously, Markus led the only outside investment in the renowned Dutch manufacturer Bedrocan International by a group of family offices. Furthermore, Marcus is Co-Founder of Sky Labs Singapore.

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