Speaker Bio


Patrick Rea

Patrick Rea

Managing Director, Poseidon Investment Management

Patrick Rea is managing director at Poseidon Investment Management. Prior to Poseidon, Patrick founded CanopyBoulder and was CEO for over 6 years. Leading the cannabis industry’s top business accelerator, Patrick raised and managed five funds and led investments in 115 companies. Before joining the cannabis industry in 2013, Rea spent 15 years in the natural products industry. His first role was as the first hire at a boutique investment bank and venture capital firm. Moving on to a portfolio company, he led the eventual sale of this company to a B2B media company and then held various roles at the acquirer. Rea was a Division I soccer player at Brown University and graduated with a double major in Geology and Organizational Behavior and Management.