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Smart Ventures, Inc. Announces Appointment of Portfolio Manager for Its Subsidiary Cannabis Funding Group, Inc.

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - Smart Ventures, Inc. (OTC Pink: SMVR) (PINKSHEETS: SMVR)

Smart Ventures, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has hired veteran fund manager Marcel de Rushe as its portfolio manager for Cannabis Funding Group, Inc. and to launch its initial private placement capital raise of $100 Million for investment in private and public medical marijuana companies. Mr. Marcel de Rushe has over 15 years of capital markets experience with a proven track record of results-oriented performance. His career is highlighted by Trading & Investment Management roles in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining Smart Ventures, Mr. de Rushe served as director of an offshore trust company managing all aspects of client investments. Previous roles also included investment advisory positions at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and AIG, and voting member of the Fixed-Income Strategy Committee for BBVA Compass Bank. Mr. de Rushe holds a BA in Economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with concentration in finance. He is a registered investment advisor with series 7, 66 and Group 1 licensure. Mr. Marcel de Rushe has also been appointed as a director for Smart Ventures, Inc.

"We are excited about having Marcel de Rushe join our board of directors and head up our subsidiary Cannabis Funding Group, Inc.," says Roger Smith, CEO.

About Cannabis Funding Group

Cannabis Funding Group, Inc., a Colorado corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Ventures, Inc. CFG is a strategic investment partner for entrepreneurs in a diversified range of cannabis related businesses. www.cannabisfundinggroup.net

About Smart Ventures

Smart Ventures, Inc. is a strategic investments growth partner in the Cannabis industry. Smart Ventures is also an independent energy company engaged in engineering extended reach drilling services, acquisition, development, production, and exploration of oil, gas and minerals internationally. www.smartventuresinc.com


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