Akerna consolidates cannabis technology companies to connect data points in the global cannabis supply chain. In doing so, Akerna creates one of the world’s most transparent and accountable consumer packaged goods supply chain with global scale. We believe connected data and information will modernize and propel the cannabis industry increasing the power of businesses, governments, patients and consumers to make smart decisions.

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Company Overview

Akerna (NASDAQ:KERN) is the parent company resulting from the merger between MJ Freeway and MTech Acquisition Corp., the first US-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) focused on acquiring a cannabis technology company. Akerna has acquired cash proceeds released from MTech’s trust account and is the first cannabis software company listed on a major U.S. exchange.

Akerna consolidates cannabis technology companies to connect data points in the global cannabis supply chain. In doing so, Akerna creates one of the world’s most transparent and accountable consumer packaged goods supply chain with global scale. We believe connected data and information will modernize and propel the cannabis industry increasing the power of businesses, governments, patients and consumers to make smart decisions.

The cornerstone service offerings is MJ Freeway, the world’s largest, global cannabis software company that invented seed-to-sale tracking and developed the industry’s first cannabis ERP. Established in 2010, MJ Freeway has to date tracked more than $15 billion in legal cannabis sales.

Founded in 2010 by technologists creating tech specifically for cannabis businesses, MJ Freeway’s tracking software includes inventory control and grow management applications to streamline workflow and increase efficiency. MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems software solution enables governments to track cannabis plants from seed-to-sale and ensure patient, public, and product safety. MJ Freeway also offers a complete suite of professional consulting services for cannabis businesses. For more information, visit mjfreeway.com.

MJ Platform generates unprecedented transparency and accountability via its leading seed-to-sale, regulatory compliance, technology solution. MJ Platform provides clients a central data management system for tracking regulated cannabis products—from seed to product to shelf to customer—through the complete supply chain. Globally, MJ Platform has adapted to 14 countries and the system operates in four languages and multiple currencies.

Leaf Data Systems provides government clients compliance technology solutions that ensure public, product and patient safety for cannabis programs. Currently deployed in Pennsylvania and Washington, the next generation of Leaf Data launches in Utah in late 2019/early 2020 with a closed-loop platform and advanced tagging technology to evolve the category of government track-and-trace products and provide a deeper level of transparency and accountability.

Jessica Billingsley

MJ Freeway

Jessica Billingsley has served as MJ Freeway’s Chief Executive Officer since April 2018. She co-founded MJ Freeway in 2010 and served as President from 2010 to April 2018. Prior to MJ Freeway, Jessica was CEO and founder of Zoco, a technology services firm with clients across the United States. She has 20 years of technology and systems experience with rapidly scaling businesses, and holds a degree in Communications and Computer Science from the University of Georgia. Jessica was recently included in Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders list, 2018.

Ray Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

Ray Thompson is the Chief Operations Officer at MJ Freeway. He has 15+ years of corporate management experience including operations, sales, and talent management. From 2008 to 2016, Ray served as the Senior Vice President of VisionLink, a multiagency humanitarian software platform. From 2016-2018, Ray was Head of Customer and Sales Operations at Gloo, a people development platform. With 20+ experience in software systems, Ray specializes in the meeting the unique needs of high growth technology companies and helping them scale.

Ruth Ann Kraemer

Chief Financial Officer

Ruth Ann leads MJF’s financial operations. From 2012 to 2018, she served as CFO of Tempo Financial Holdings, Tempo Financial US Corp, and Unidos Financial Services, subsidiaries of Catalina Acquisitions. From 2010 to 2012, she worked for Linc Energy Operations as Divisional CFO. Prior to that, Ruth Ann was CFO for Allegro Multimedia, and has held various financial roles throughout her career. She was certified as a CPA in 1985.

Mark D. Iwanowski

Global Visions-SV, Inc.

Mark D. Iwanowski is the Founder, CEO and President of Global Visions-SV, Inc. He was previously a Managing Director with Trident Capital, Cleantech and served as Senior Vice Presential Global IT and CIO for Oracle Corporation. Mark also held executive positions with Raytheon and was principal at three successful startups—Applied Remote Technology, Quantum Magnetics, and Neohapsis. He earned his MBA from National University and California Institute of Technology, and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Emery Huang

Batu Capital

Emery Huang is senior partner at Batu Capital, which is a multi-family office managed by Emery and Evan Huang. Batu looks for opportunities in cryptocurrency, cannabis, and big data that constitute either game-changing technologies or are late-stage/pre-IPO enterprises that have built wide economic moats. Prior to Batu, Emery was senior partner at Titan Capital.

Matt Kane

Green Shades Software

Matt Kane is the Co-Founder of Greenshades Software where he serves as Co-CEO. He is also a Co-Founder of Welltality, where he served as CEO from 2014-2018 and has remained a Board Member since 2014. Matt’s background is in building, growing and scaling software companies. He has been a member of the MJ Freeway Board of Directors since 2015 and earned his MBA from Warrington College of Business at University of Florida and B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Jacksonville University.

Roger McNamee

Elevation Partners

Roger McNamee co-founded Elevation, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology. In 1999, he co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. He notably was a key early investor in Facebook, and he released his insights on the social media site in a new book called “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” published by Penguin Random House.

Tahira Rehmatullah

MTech

Tahira Rehmatullah serves as MTech Acquisition Corp’s CFO, Managing Director of Hypur Ventures, and Board Member of Dope Media. She is also an advisor to numerous businesses and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Tahira has been named one of the top leaders and investors in cannabis by Fortune and Complex, and is dedicated to developing female and minority leadership in the market. She earned her MBA from the Yale School of Management and B.S. in Finance and Life Sciences from The Ohio State University.

Douglas Rothschild

MTech

Douglas Rothschild is MTech’s senior advisor and a senior analyst at Scoggin Management LP, a privately-owned hedge fund sponsor. Since joining Scoggin in 2002, he has focused on analyzing and investing in both public and private securities across all asset sectors. Prior to joining Scoggin, Doug was an associate in the asset management group of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on the real estate, lodging and gaming sectors. Doug received a B.A. in Finance from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Scott Sozio

MTech

Scott Sozio serves as the CEO of MTech Acquisition Corp., and is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Director of Hypur Ventures, as well as Partner at the family office investment firm of MTech’s Chairman, Van Dyke Holdings, since its inception in 2013. Scott is Director of Hypur Inc., a banking compliance technology business, and Director of Simplifya Holdings, LLC, a cannabis compliance technology business. He received his B.A. in Architecture from Columbia University.