Bend, Ore. – Dutchie, the world’s largest and fastest-growing e-commerce solution for cannabis dispensaries, today announced it has been named one of LinkedIn’s “Top 50 Startups 2020.” The list recognizes companies that have excelled in navigating the business challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic based on employee growth and jobseeker and investor interest. Dutchie is ranked number 12 of 50 on the list, reflecting its market leadership and exponential trajectory in just three years since its founding. The company has rapidly grown to process 10 percent of all legal cannabis sales worldwide, and powers 25 percent of all legal dispensaries across 30 markets and 301 cities in the United States and Canada.
“At Dutchie, we are laser-focused on developing cutting-edge products and innovations to define the modern cannabis consumer experience,” said Ross Lipson, CEO and Co-founder at Dutchie. “The next year is poised to be an incredible year for Dutchie, and we’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to build on our foundation of world-class technology, recruiting and signing top talent, and continuing to build strong company culture.”
The accolate recognizes Dutchie’s innovation in building frictionless software solutions to transform the retail and consumer experience in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, Dutchie provides cannabis retailers and consumers a socially distant and compliant way to shop and order online. Its tailored software streamlines operations by automatically updating a retailer’s online menu, and Dutchie’s focus on customer support has resulted in an average response time of less than one minute. The company processes approximately 75,000 orders a day—a marker that continues to increase—and is facilitating over $2.4 billion in annualized sales.
Along with providing innovative technology and an exceptional customer experience, Dutchie is also committed to cultivating a collaborative internal company culture and fostering employee engagement, particularly in the current remote work environment. The company provides employees with a thorough virtual orientation and onboarding process, including a manager roundtable focused on building management and leadership skills. Dutchie also conducts an anonymous employee happiness survey to ensure transparent communication across roles and departments, and that employee opinions are reflected in the overall development and evolution of the company.
Dutchie recently announced its $35M Series B funding round from investors including Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital, Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, Thrive Capital, Gron Ventures, and Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO, Howard Schultz. The investment will continue to drive team growth, assist with expansion into new markets, and launch major product developments to support cannabis dispensaries while meeting consumer demand and expectations across North America.
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