T.I. and his team have been fully aligned with our vision of helping Georgia farmers, Georgia patients, and Georgia under-served communities.
December 17, 2020
Harvest Connect LLC, a Georgia-based medical cannabis and retail company, announces its partnership with Tip “T.I.” Harris and his company, King of Da South, LCC, as an investor and equity partner. The Atlanta native is a prominent figure in the entertainment industry as a rapper, singer, actor, songwriter, producer, record executive, podcast host and author. In addition, T.I. focuses his business ventures on entrepreneurship, political activism, and charitable works.
“We are extremely excited and humbled to have a talent and leader like T.I. involved with Harvest Connect. T.I. and his team have been fully aligned with our vision of helping Georgia farmers, Georgia patients, and Georgia under-served communities,” says Harvest Connect CEO Kevin P. Quirk. “T.I and his team bring fresh ideas, new audiences, and a compelling energy to the conversation. We look forward to exploring further collaboration, especially those initiatives that are near and dear to T.I.’s heart.”
Harvest Connect investor, LeMont Bradley, introduced the idea to T.I. “After meeting with the team and hearing about their vision to focus on Georgians and under-served communities, I knew I wanted to be involved,” says T.I. “Together, I believe we can knock down barriers in the medical cannabis industry, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve.”
Harvest Connect is positioned well for gaining results for its current and future investment partners, as well as Georgia farmers, and Georgians who suffer from various ailments. The company has been successful with its early round funding preparing the way for the opening of its first retail location, a hemp processing facility, and a medical marijuana license once approved by the state.
“It is time to open this opportunity to more Georgia investors as we’ve been thoroughly preparing for the next phase of our operation,” continues Quirk. “We have a terrific base of existing business partners who continue to believe in our mission and have a deep-seated passion for helping people in all facets, especially those across the state living with chronic pain. It is an incredibly exciting and dynamic sector to be a part of right now.”
The Company’s retail store, CBD Store and More, is located in Historic Roswell on Canton Street and opened in April 2020. It carries the Harvest Connect brand of Graceleaf™ CBD products as well as other national brands. Through its partnership with T.I., the Company will white label certain product lines for the celebrity businessman currently under development and scheduled to launch in early 2021.
Harvest Connect and its family of brands, including CBD Store and More and Graceleaf, have assembled a team of Georgians who have been working in other states to build expertise across the entire supply chain for hemp-derived CBD and low-THC medical marijuana.
About Harvest Connect LLC
Harvest Connect LLC is a vertically integrated ingredient and brand company focused on Cannabis market from seed to sale. The Company manages the entire supply chain of CBD from the farms through the processing labs into our great consumer brands ultimately reaching directly to the consumer through company-owned retail locations, chain retailers and e-commerce. Harvest Connect’s brands include Graceleaf and CBD Store and More. Through its medical marijuana division, the Company addresses cultivation, processing, packaging and selling (retail and wholesale) of CBD, hemp and medical marijuana. To learn more, visit myharvestconnect.com and connect on LinkedIn for regular updates on the industry and company. For a prospectus and investment information, contact us at [email protected]
About Tip “T.I.” Harris
Artist, Actor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Podcast Host & Professor at Clark Atlanta University
Aside from his contributions in entertainment including, 11 hit albums, multiple Grammy’s, Billboard BET and American Music Awards, countless blockbuster movies and top-rated television shows including, ATL, VH-1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, American Gangster and Marvel’s Antman, to name a few, Tip “T.I.” Harris has made an indelible mark on the world of business. He is an artist, entrepreneur and activist who has amassed a business empire to include a record label, a 10-year-old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for “A King of Oneself”), a real estate holdings company, production company, non-profit organization (Us or Else), owner/founder of Trap Music Museum, co-owner of Bankhead Seafood, owner of Super Sound Studios, investor and much more. Harris served on the Mayor of Atlanta’s Transition Team, where he focused on policy and legislation; and currently serves on the Reimagining Atlanta Task Force, aimed at creating restorative practices and a community-driven approach to addressing incarceration. He has been recognized most recently as a thought leader at the United States Capitol and during the Operation Hope and Forbes Magazine business conferences. His community focus is around driving economic mobility and equity in vulnerable, underserved communities. Harris was also awarded the first-ever “Voice of the Culture” award by ASCAP and is the host of a new #1 rated podcast, expediTIously with Tip “T.I.” Harris.
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