Co-founder & CEO
Dante Jones co-founded CannAvolve in 2011 with the mission to incubate businesses and accelerate fellow cannabis industry entrepreneurs to invent, innovate and succeed. Recognized as one of the industry’s foremost business leaders, Dante’s expertise in technology, production, product development, marketing, workforce development, finance and investment help CannAvolve’s portfolio companies achieve their business goals.
CannAvolve's first major undertaking was establishing Washington State’s first regulated medical dispensary, which grew to become one of the state’s largest retailers and consumer brands. The second, Vuber Technologies, became the industry’s leading personal vape device --which the company sold for more than 15x its original investment in less than two years.
Prior to CannAvolve, Dante worked as a Technology Manager at Amazon, managing a large global team in designing and deploying new eCommerce for the AWS Cloud. Prior to joining Amazon during a pivotal era of worldwide growth, Dante held executive technology positions with Bungie Studios (makers of Halo and Destiny video games), and AT&T Wireless.
Today, Dante is well-known for leading cannabis companies to profitability, and a sought-after spokesperson on the industry’s evolving regulatory landscape and its potential for worldwide impact and growth.