OUR TEAM

Meet the driving force behind Canopy Ventures.

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PATRICK REA

Patrick is a co-founder and Managing Director of CanopyBoulder. CanopyBoulder is a venture capital firm and business accelerator focused on investing in the technology and infrastructure supporting the legal cannabis industry. Since its founding in 2013, CanopyBoulder has made over 90 investments, making it one of the most active private investors in the cannabis industry.

Patrick also sits on the selection committee for The ArcView Group, acted as Executive Editor for the 3rd edition of ArcView’s State of the Legal Marijuana Market report, and is a regular on CNBC’s Power Pitch.

Patrick graduated with degrees from Brown University and resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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MICAH TAPMAN

Micah is the Managing Director and co-founder of CanopyVentures, the venture fund grown out of the CanopyBoulder business accelerator he helped found in 2014. He’s led investments into over 80 companies and is a Director for leading ventures such as BDS Analytics. Micah’s background in cybersecurity and finance is the foundation for a practical and pragmatic approach to venture investing. He’s an active mountaineer, skier, biker, and runner with a passion for cooking and travel.

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PETER VITALE

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, and real estate developer, Peter Vitale has enjoyed developing a blend of legal and business advisory services, always with an emphasis on environmentally and socially responsible business practices. He practiced law in Santa Fe NM before moving into commercial real estate in Chicago IL to manage the turnaround of distressed downtown commercial assets. While in Chicago he also worked alongside Elon’s brother Kimbal Musk on a childhood health public private partnership with Mayor Emanuel, the Chicago school district, and private donors. Peter is happily back in Boulder raising a family, serving on the city’s Planning Board, and building a community around impact investments.

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