BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) - Surna Inc. (
Surna Chairman and CEO, Tom Bollich, was interviewed by CNBC correspondent Jane Wells, in which she reported on Surna and Mr. Bollich saying, "The rest of agriculture has invested heavily in technology, pot not so much; enter a techie from the Silicon Valley."
She went on to report that Surna develops and sells marijuana growing equipment automation systems to reduce power usage and that the Company is working on a system to reduce water usage because marijuana is a "water hog." The full story is available at: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000278072&play=1.
Surna has attracted other notable media coverage recently, which is posted on its website, with the original links to the stories, at:
http://www.surna.com/news/surna-in-the-news/, and includes:
- Fox 31 Denver Television, on May 22, aired a segment titled, "Cannabis Summit Focuses on Growth in a Budding Industry," reporting that, "Surna has developed new technology, allowing growers to control the cultivation process like never before."
- The Northern Colorado Business Report May 16, with the headline: "Tech Backers See Colo. as 'Silicon Valley of Weed'" and that led with, "Tom Bollich sees similarities between the marijuana business and the tech sector in which he saw extraordinary success."
- Examiner.com wrote a two-page story about Surna April 18, titled: "SURNA entrepreneurs to capitalize on Colorado's rising cannabis industry." It goes on to report, "One such example is Surna, a local company that also happens to have Tom Bollich, the cofounder of Zynga, the online gaming company probably best known for Farmville, standing at the helm as its CEO. Surna is a company dedicated to bringing technology to the cannabis industry -- and has moved to Colorado to do just that."
- Wired Magazine, on April 18 wrote a story about Surna, headlined: "How Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are rushing to cash in on cannabis." It goes on to report, "Colorado company Surna saw opportunity here. It has introduced an energy-efficient climate-control system that uses chilled water. The system pipes a circuit of cooling water through the grow(room) and can even extract water directly from the indoor air to regulate humidity. 'This plant is from Afghanistan. It wants to be on a windy hill in semi-arid conditions,' says Surna CEO Tom Bollich. 'That's one thing we can do that traditional HVAC can't -- we can give you 40 percent humidity and 75 degrees.'"
About Surna Inc.
Led by Tom Bollich, the visionary technologist who co-founded famed gaming company Zynga which ultimately rose to a $10 billion market valuation, Surna's mission is to acquire intellectual property and scalable operating companies in the nascent, legal marijuana industry with a focus on disruptive technology, equipment and related support services (www.surna.com).
The Company represents a pure play on explosive growth in the cannabis industry, while being agnostic as to the escalating proliferation of regulated, commodity cannabis growers & sellers, winners or losers; its business model excludes the production or sale of marijuana. ArcView industry research projects the highly fragmented $2.3 billion US cannabis industry will increase over four-fold to $10.2 billion by 2018.
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