Creating a trusted curated CBD Marketplace with Beryl Solomon of Poplar - Lit Up Founders

Episode 6

Creating a trusted curated CBD Marketplace with Beryl Solomon of Poplar

Today we welcome Beryl Solomon, who shares her candid journey of the challenges she faced in researching natural remedies to improve her health and wellness. This journey inspired her to create the experience she wanted, but didn't exist. Applying her skills from a 15 year career in fashion, leaving her position as CEO of a fashion startup, to create Poplar, self described as the “Net-a-Porter” of legal cannabis. Currently selling online a curated assortment of premium hemp derived CBD and accessories.

About the Podcast

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Lit Up Founders
A show about the founders of the Modern Cannabis Industry and the Organizations they are building.

About your host

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Brian Weber

Along with producing and hosting Lit Up Founders. Brian is the Director of Omnichannel Strategy and Partnerships for Flourish Software, a leading Seed-to-Sale Software company serving Cannabis and Hemp operators up and down the supply chain. His focus split between the Product team, expanding our Retail offering's Omnichannel focus, and in Sales overseeing our Partnership Strategy & Management.

Prior to Flourish, through is company Digital Realty, Brian has served the retail industry as technology and business consultant for the past 9 years; empowering retailers with technology.

In researching the Cannabis Industry, largely because of its Federal status and history in the US, he was fascinated in seeing what the entrepreneurs were building. With his experience as an entrepreneur, supporting entrepreneurship, some background in broadcast radio, and a love for amazing medium of podcasts (especially "How I built this" by Guy Raz); all converged to create the spark moment that spawned Lit Up Founders. I hope you enjoy!

Brian holds a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Rutgers University Business School. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his dog Zeke.