Cy Scott, Scott Vickers and Brian Wansolich started Leafly about five years ago, when cannabis was not a topic discussed at cocktail parties, getting money from investors was an exercise in futility and recreational marijuana was something you bought from the dealer down the street.
The founders in 2011 sold the company to Privateer Holdings but stayed on to help establish it as a household name in the cannabis space. Now, however, they’re looking in other directions.
The trio left the company in June to launch a venture called Headset, which will provide market research and analysis as well as track inventory, sales, manufacturing and other data points of interest to cannabis business owners, similar to what Nielsen does for other industries.
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