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Media Release.

Civilized Worldwide Engages Viridian Capital Advisors

(New York, N.Y., March 17, 2016) – Civilized Worldwide Inc., a fast-growing digital publishing company in the cannabis marketplace, is pleased to announce that it has engaged Viridian Capital Advisors to provide strategic advisory services.

Since its inception in September 2015, Civilized has developed from a digital publishing start-up to a media network, reaching 1.5 million unique visitors since the launch of its flagship digital publishing website, The Company was co-founded in September 2015 by Derek and Terri Riedle, experienced new media entrepreneurs. Civilized targets an under-represented audience of millions of motivated, productive adults who choose to enjoy cannabis recreationally

In its pre-seed investment round, Civilized raised US$750,000 from 17 angel investors from across North America. Now it is among an exclusive list of cannabis businesses to attract Viridian Capital Advisors.

With Viridian Capital Advisors’ support, Civilized will have access to world-class advisors and board members and intends to explore opportunities for growth through joint ventures and partnerships.

“Civilized combines two high-growth industries – online media and cannabis – at a time when a major shift in social attitude toward cannabis is underway,” said Derek Riedle, Civilized Founder and Publisher. “Since day one, we’ve been overwhelmed by the momentum behind Civilized. We believe that Viridian’s expertise will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our growth objectives.” 

Scott Greiper, President and Founder of Viridian Capital Advisors, commented, “The new media opportunity in the cannabis marketplace is significant. We believe that Civilized has the opportunity to create a platform that will speak to the more sophisticated market segment of the cannabis culture. The fact that the platform has attracted 1.5 million unique visitors in a matter of months is testament to the vision of Derek and Terri Riedle and the opportunities for new media. We are proud to be working with Civilized.” 


Civilized Worldwide Inc.
Haley Evans

Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
Michael Swartz

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