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Blaze Raises $8M Series A to Expand Its Cannabis Resource Planning Platform

By Jeremy Porr April 1, 2021

Many people have been leaning in to their favorite vices over the course of the pandemic. As a result, liquor and cannabis businesses have been thriving. Newport Beach-based cannabis software company Blaze is no exception.

Blaze closed its seed round in 2019 and the company has seen exponential amounts of growth since then. This week, the company announced the close of an $8 million Series A that it will use to continue building out its suite of products.

Blaze offers up “seed-to-sale” software and apps for cannabis dispensaries, delivery services, distributors and cultivators. The enterprise-grade software remains in compliance with local laws and regulations. The company also provides its enterprise users with a full suite of APIs and integrates with over 40 technology vendors in the cannabis industry.

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Weedmaps and BLAZE Partner to Simplify and Streamline Online Cannabis Ordering Experience

Two of cannabis’ leading tech innovators, Weedmaps and BLAZE, announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will instantly improve the online buying experience for dozens of cannabis operators and millions of consumers across the legal U.S. market.

Weedmaps is the largest technology company in the legal cannabis economy, connecting consumers to retailers and brands while also advocating for accessible cannabis for all patients and adults, and BLAZE is the leading enterprise resource planning and point of sale platform in the industry.

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As the Green Rush Grows, Newport Beach’s Blaze Keeps Cannabis Startups Coordinated

Behind California’s lucrative marijuana businesses are the software companies keeping the books straight.

SaaS startups like Newport Beach-based Blaze run the iPads customers use to buy legal cannabis at stores in Venice as well as the delivery apps that help bring products straight to their doors.

And as more states pass marijuana legalization, delivery services, dispensaries and the companies that serve them are bracing for a new wave of business.

This week, the venture-backed company closed a $8 million Series A round, and plans to expand across the Midwest and East Coast.

The four-year-old company sells software and apps to over 300 legal cannabis companies in nine states, including California.

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