Around the middle of 2016, KIND Financial became one of the first companies to develop software on a major government cloud platform (Azure Government Cloud) to help agencies regulate legalized marijuana and manage compliance with jurisdictional laws and regulations.
KIND Financial, a startup that offers core management services for legal marijuana such as payment options and ‘seed to sale’ tracking, is building on Microsoft’s government cloud platform to provide the solutions government agencies need to regulate and manage this industry.
To be clear, neither Microsoft nor Kind have any dealings with the plant or its products. Their job is to merely provide the software and the cloud environment in which government agencies and those dealing with the government can accurately keep track of their products as they move through the supply chain.
The core tracking and compliance tool is called Agrisoft Seed to Sale for Government, which KIND Financial describes as follows:
“Developed specifically for the cannabis industry, Agrisoft Seed to Sale provides the tools marijuana related businesses need for cannabis tracking and cannabis compliance. with the most reliable and comprehensive software product available to the industry.”
KIND is also one of eight companies selected to work on the Microsoft Health and Human Services Pod for Managed Service Providers. In a statement by Kimberly Nelson, Microsoft’s Executive Director State and Local Government Solutions said:
“KIND’s strategic industry positioning, experienced team and top-notch-technology running in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud, made for an easy decision to align efforts. KIND agreed that Azure Government is the only cloud platform designed to meet government standards for the closely regulated cannabis compliance programs and we look forward to working together to help our government customers launch successful regulatory programs.”
KIND Financial was founded by David Dinenberg, who currently serves the company in the capacity of CEO. He is also the co-founder of the Philadelphia Retail Advisory Board and, along with KIND Financial, has been featured in several prominent media publications including Inc. Magazine, Forbes and LA Business Journal.
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