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Retail POS service Green Bits wants to revolutionize the budding marijuana industry

September, 2016
With the sale of marijuana either for recreational or medicinal purposes becoming legal in more and more states, new and existing retailers are struggling to find ways to keep track of inventory while remaining compliant with various state and federal laws. Former Outright co-founders, a cloud-based financial management application, are tackling this problem with their next venture, Green Bits. Green Bits launched in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2015 and is an...
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The Oregonian

Oregon OKs four software companies to track marijuana sales

June, 2016

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved four software companies for tracking retail marijuana sales, a requirement of the state's recreational marijuana licensees. The companies include a startup from one of Portland's best-known and most controversial tech entrepreneurs.

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Business Wire

Weedmaps Partners with Cannabis Technology Company Green Bits on Point of Sale Integration

May, 2016

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Weedmaps, the first and largest global technology and media company in the cannabis space, announced a new partnership with cannabis technology company Green Bits, a leader in point-of-sale (POS) and inventory management solutions. The partnership will deliver technology solutions aimed at helping the growing number of retail dispensary owners streamline their operations while delivering trustworthy and reliable, real-time menu information...

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Investing in Cannabis

Interview with Ben Curren – Founder of Green Bits

January, 2016

“In this episode, Ben Curren of Green Bits joins us to talk about their point-of-sale service designed specifically for cannabis companies. Founded on March 24, 2014, Green Bits has been growing steadily and building out its service to help canna-businesses grow and stay legal. Green Bits was also named the first runner-up at TechCrunch Disrupt, the first time in history that a cannabis technology company had been invited to participate. Enjoy!”

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MJ News Network

Green Bits Named TechCrunch Disrupt First Runner Up

September, 2015

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis technology company Green Bits today announced it has been named the first runner-up at San Francisco’s prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. The event marks the first time a cannabis technology company has been accepted into TechCrunch Disrupt, a highly regarded technology event known for identifying and producing young companies that are changing technology applications across sectors.

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Green Bits, cannabis POS and TechCrunch Disrupt first runner up, launches in all states with legal recreational marijuana

September, 2015

Green Bits today announced it was the first runner-up at San Francisco’s prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition, which had never before accepted a company from the cannabis industry. The company also announced it is launching its point-of-sale software services in all states with legal recreational marijuana: Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Founded in 2014 by Ben Curren and bootstrapped with proceeds from...

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Ben Curren Makes an “Outright” Bet on His Cannabis Startup Green Bits

September, 2015

A super-smart group of folks that sold a company ( to GoDaddy has launched its point of sale service specifically aimed at shops selling cannabis. They’re called Green Bits.

To be taken seriously as an industry, companies are going to need to go completely legit. That means tracking sales, filing taxes, paying full-time employees and providing benefits. That means that companies like Green Bits can slide right in and help out immediately. Plus, this business...

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Product Spotlight: Green Bits

August, 2015

About the time Washington and Colorado voters approved legislation to allow the production and sale of marijuana for recreational use, Ben Curren was kicking around a few ideas for his next project.

Curren’s background was in writing software. In the summer of 2012, GoDaddy had just bought Outright, the web-based accounting software company Curren co-founded.

He began researching the cannabis industry and seeing a need for software solutions for the amount of compliance...

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Q&A: Ben Curren, founder of pot-sales software Green Bits

October, 2014

It started with a vacuum cleaner. Take it apart, study its pieces, put it back together.

Next came a TV set. Pretty soon a young Ben Curren was building gas-powered airplanes out of balsa wood. By the time he got to college, the Mountain View native was still building but now using computer code instead of wood.

“It was the same process as building physical things,” he said, “but now the product was virtual.”

Those building skills honed as a child would help Curren, a...

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