E. 143 – Cannabis Compliance Software ft. Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya
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Episode 143 features Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya in Denver, CO. Marion is a serial entrepreneur having invested in 22 domestic and international companies. Simplifya is the leading regulatory and compliance software company in the cannabis industry. We discuss the features of Simplifya’s cannabis compliance software and the importance of having these mechanisms in place especially as company’s are expanding as MSO’s. We also discuss the solution’s Simplifya has created for financial institutions by streamlining cannabis compliance monitoring and the good work they are doing with regulators.
We wrap up the show learning a little bit more about Marion’s background as an immigrant from Sri Lanka and how those experiences helped shape who he is today. Marion also provides some great advice for entrepreneurs in the industry offering tips on how to adapt to the ups and downs of entrepreneurship!
Marion Mariathasan is the CEO of Simplifya, the cannabis industry’s leading regulatory and operational compliance software platform. The company’s suite of products takes the guesswork out of confusing and continually changing state and local regulations. Featuring SOPs, badge tracking, document storage, tailored reporting and employee accountability features, the company’s Custom Audit software reduces the time clients spend on compliance by up to 45 percent.
Marion is also a serial entrepreneur who has founded or advised numerous startups. He is an investor in 22 domestic and international companies, four of which he serves as a board member: Ceylon Solutions, a cannabis and non-cannabis software development company; Leafwire, the largest cannabis social network; ilios, a relationship app that matches users based on characteristics derived from astrology and numerology algorithms; and Simplifya. Marion is a regular guest speaker at events such as Denver Start-Up Week, Colorado University’s program on social entrepreneurship and the United Nations Global Accelerator Initiative.
Mariathasan studied Architecture and Computer Science at the University of Kansas and Computer Information Systems and holds a minor in Business Management at Emporia State University. He enjoys time with his family, cooking spicy Sri Lankan cuisine, traveling, and connecting with people.