Codie Sanchez

Member Since 2016

Codie Sanchez

Managing Partner - Private Equity Investor

Contrarian Thinking & Entourage Effect Capital

Washington D.C. Metro Area

Codie Sanchez is a Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a growth equity fund in the legalized cannabis space. She previously lead First Trust's Latin America Investment business and held positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard. She started her career as a journalist where she won the JFK award and the Howard Buffett Foundation grant for covering human trafficking. Sanchez is a pundit and columnist on investing, cannabis and startups, highlighted on The Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, People en Español, Business Wire, etc. She has an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, a master’s from ESADE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a B.A. from Arizona State University. She sits on the board of the Arcview Group, the leading cannabis seed investment platform, Magma Partners a venture fund in Chile, Hispanic Executive publication and is actively involved in AEI.


  • Public Speaking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Angel Investing


October 20th, 2020

Why Now Is The Right Time To Acquire A New Business

Help a closing business deal with a tragic situation and build up your own business at the same time.

August 26th, 2020

An Unconventional Idea For A Small, Profitable Business

This business idea may surprise you with its relevance, simplicity and oddity.

April 20th, 2020

How To Do Surgery On A Business To Save It

At the end of the day, there is no more lonely position than being a CEO during a downturn, but there are actions you can take and cuts you can make.

March 2nd, 2018

Need More Capital? Get Funding For Your Startup

Don't have a viable product? No problem.


Contrarian Thinking & Entourage Effect Capital

When I'm not growing investment businesses I like to give the hand up that so many gave me through investing in startups, working with VCs, getting on my soapbox to speak at events (my father says I haven't met a microphone I don't like), and advising. My goal is for fellow builders, crazy enough to think they'll beat the startup odds, to achieve where previously they couldn't.


  • Angel Investment
  • Business Development
  • Financial Services


Investment Banking/Venture