About GRN Funds
GRN Funds is an investment firm established in 2014 by Justin Costello. GRN Funds provides secure banking resources for small to medium businesses and ancillaries. GRN Funds enables businesses to reach larger markets and engage an ecosystem of providers to develop and increase profitability. We proudly serve over 400 businesses across the USA. Our investment strategy focuses on our network of industry leading experts: financial advisers, development experts, growth hackers and data partners with the resources and expertise to rapidly grow our business partners. Our team includes decades of advising, mentoring and investing in multiple verticals touching markets ranging from startup technology, digital services, real estate, retail franchises, analytics and investment banking.
What We Do
GRN facilitates funds to pool money from teams of investors in order to develop capital funds and portfolio management that are then used to acquire stakes in exciting and promising companies.Click For More
Our job is to provide our customers with financial services that help people better manage their lives. At GRN Funds, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your money.Click For More
Your business strategy can be defined in several paragraphs or written as a set of strategic statements. It is a summary of how the company will achieve its goals, meet the expectations of its customers and sustain a competitive advantage.Click For More
Planning for your financial future by offering information and guidance on topics that include taxes, investments and insurance decisions. We work closely with you to offer personalized financial advice.Click For More
Cost efficiency is minimizing advertising and production expenses incurred while maximizing product publicity and availability to your target market in terms of breadth and frequency of exposure.Click For More
Providing custom payment processing solutions to our merchant accounts, while providing a fully integrated range of convenient, secure, and reliable electronic payment options and services.Click For More
A marketing plan should always have a situation analysis, marketing strategy, sales forecast, and expense budget. A market analysis, a SWOT analysis, and a competitive analysis… The expense budget is a bare minimum.Click For More
Evaluating businesses, projects, and budgets to determine their performance and suitability. Typically, financial analysis is used to analyze whether an entity is stable, solvent, liquid or profitable enough to warrant investment.Click For More
GRN Funds is proud to manage an overperforming portfolio of brands.
News & Media
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what the media has to say.
How to sell your marijuana business: Q&A with GRN Funds CEO Justin Costello. Costello recently spoke with Marijuana Business Daily about how he valuates cannabis businesses, which companies are easier to sell and deal structures to avoid.Read Article
Respect My Region
We are looking at the largest deal ever, 10 Washington cannabis retail outlets have decided to collectively sell their business to the highest bidder. GRN Funds is heading up the sale attracting major attention from large investment groups looking to become the new kings of cannabis.Read Article
MJ Biz Daily
A dozen marijuana retail businesses in Washington state are employing an unusual strategy on the mergers and acquisitions front: package their assets together for a combination sale.Read Article
Cannabis Financial Network
Over (10) i502 licensed retail cannabis business have entered into an arrangement to sell their retail shops on the open market here the State of Washington. Justin Costello the CEO of Seattle, WA area Investment Bank; GRN Funds, LLC is the deal’s designer and architect. Mr. Costello who has over 80 cannabis related deals in completion has stated “It’s the largest deal ever offered in cannabis on the open market.”Read Article
MJ Biz Daily
Seattle-based GRN Funds is planning to provide banking services starting Aug. 16 to the Sunshine State’s medical marijuana treatment centers and ancillary marijuana businesses that successfully complete its application process, the investment bank’s CEO, Justin Costello, told Marijuana Business Daily.Read Article
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This past Thursday and Friday was the Marijuana Venture Interchange conference. The intimate event brings together legal cannabis retailers and growers together in one place to meet, mingle, and talk business! I came to the event to support our friends at Canna-Exchange with the soft launch of their B2B marketplace. These guys are doing really, really cool things.Read Article
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When purchasing cannabis there are brands that are pesticide-free and brands that are not. Soulshine Cannabis has some of the cleanest cannabis in Washington. Their marijuana will not only get you high, but you can sleep easy knowing they are all natural. They are the only cannabis company in the state that donates a portion of their earnings to Emerald City Pet Rescue.Read Article
King 5 News
Inside this retail marijuana shop in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, an unlikely union unfolds between lovers of cannabis and canines from Emerald City Pet Rescue.
“If I didn’t already have two at home, he would be coming home with me. He’s so sweet, he’s so calm and gentle!” said a shopper cradling a pup that’s up for adoption.
Soulshine Cannabis, a Washington-based cultivator of high-quality marijuana, has established a mission of doing the right thing for the environment and important social causes, while simultaneously growing in a manner that some would say is inconsistent with the ethos of traditional conservation practices. This raises an interesting question: Can an indoor farm produce superior flower and be socially responsible at the same time?Read Article
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Seed Science has officially re-launched their brand and e-commerce site. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an exploding business that is making a difference. The full spectrum CBD company is planning for expansion in 2018.
As CBD gains popularity, in both online e-commerce shops and physical locations across the US, businesses are popping up out of the woodwork.
WSHG 7 News
Now a new company has its eyes on Florida’s budding industry.
Seattle-based GRN Funds is looking to fill the vacancy the First Green Bank left open.
“We’re providing traditional banking services. It’s a little bit different than what’s going on currently with the closed-loop systems,” GRN Funds CEO Justin Costello said.
Where the big banks say no, Justin Costello is saying ‘yes.’
Foreseeing “a multibillion-dollar industry here,” the head of Seattle-based GRN Funds says his firm has come to Florida to offer banking services to the state’s medical marijuana providers.
It already handles about $500 million in deposits for clients in the cannabis industry on the West Coast.