Pax Labs CEO Bharat Vassan and serial founder Keith McCarty are coming to Disrupt SF
The legalization of cannabis and hemp for medicinal and recreational use in states across the U.S. and in Canada has opened up a huge vein of green, green cash for startups.
Two entrepreneurs tantalized early on by the smell of dank profits are Pax Labs CEO Bharat Vassan and Eaze and Wayv founder Keith McCarty. They will join us on stage at Disrupt SF to hash out the opportunities for investors and help founders avoid seeing their vision go up in smoke.
Bharat Vassan took over as Chief Executive at Pax Labs in February 2018. Before that, he served as President and COO at August Home, which sold to Assa Abloy in 2017. Prior to August Home, Vassan was cofounder and COO at Basis Science, which sold to Intel in 2018 for a reported $100 million. Vassan was also at Electronic Arts from 2002 to 2010, where he went from Senior Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions to serving as CFO and COO.
Pax Labs’ valuation, as of its latest $420 million funding round in April of this year, was at $1.7 billion. The company, which makes cannabis vaporizers, has plans to use the funding for international expansion and new products,
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