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Abaca executives and employees pose for a group photo outside a branch of the North Little Rock Public Library System
Banking & Finance / Business Services

After $30M Merger, Abaca Says Mission Remains the SameLock Icon

In the weeks after Arkansas cannabis financial firm Abaca was acquired for that amount by Colorado’s SHF Holdings Inc. late last year, Abaca co-founder Dan Roda says in some ways, very little. read more >
Abaca executives and employees pose for a group photo outside a branch of the North Little Rock Public Library System
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Public Companies

Abaca Agrees to $30M Acquisition, Will Keep Its Brand and NLR Base

The deal gives the buyer, Colorado-based Safe Harbor Financial, access to more than 300 accounts. read more >
Dan Roda, CEO of Abaca, saw a “huge disconnect” in the banking industry when he realized that cannabis companies were having problems opening accounts. Five years later, Abaca handles banking for 90% of Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry.
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Neobanking: Abaca Reads Smoke SignalsLock Icon

Here's how central Arkansas was an incubator at the beginning of marijuana fintech. read more >
Dan Roda, co-founder and CEO of Abaca in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance

Cannabis Banking Firm Abaca Surpasses $2B in Commerce

Growth has come at a blazing pace for the company. read more >
Brian Bauer
Banking & Finance / Health Care

Brian Bauer Leaving Venture Center for Cannabis Fintech Firm Role

Cannabis financial technology firm Abaca Co-founder Brian Bauer is transitioning to a full-time role with Abaca as the chief strategy and revenue officer. read more >
Dan Roda, co-founder and CEO of Abaca in North Little Rock.
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Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

A North Little Rock enterprise, launched in the Little Rock Technology Park and given flight with venture capital from Colorado, keeps pioneering its way into the burgeoning billions of cannabis commerce. read more >
Executives of startups selected for FIS' and the Venture Center's 2019 Fintech Accelerator pose for a group photo with community leaders, Venture Center staff and others at the kickoff event for the program.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Small Business

FIS, Venture Center Launch 4th Annual Fintech Accelerator

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the Venture Center in Little Rock named the 10 startups selected to participate in the 2019 VC FinTech Accelerator program. read more >
Graduates of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator mark the end of the program during a demo day at Winrock International's Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. 
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Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

An audience of prospective investors and bankers gather in North Little Rock to mark the end of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the nonprofit Venture Center of Little Rock. read more >
Abaca Banc is  offering banking services to the medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other states. Members include Greg Ellis (seated), and from left to right, Dan Roda, Reed Lewallen and John Foley.
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Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses. read more >
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MediPays Service for Medical Marijuana Could Happen Sooner in OklahomaLock Icon

It’s starting to look like MediPays of Little Rock will serve the medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma before Arkansas. read more >