Cannabis tech company Leafly opens East Coast hub in Baltimore - Technical.ly Baltimore

Business

Jul. 25, 2018 3:50 pm

Cannabis tech company Leafly opens East Coast hub in Baltimore

The Southeast Baltimore office is the first East Coast outpost for the Seattle-based website, where OrderUp cofounder Chris Jeffery is now CEO.

Marijuana plants.

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

A cannabis tech company with connections to Baltimore is opening its first East Coast office in the city.

Leafly, a tech company which provides marijuana recommendations and media, opened an office in Southeast Baltimore, said CEO Chris Jeffery.

The office is located at the Holland Tack Factory near Little Italy, and is opening with a team of 15 people based out of the Central Avenue building. The company is looking to hire locally in a variety of technical roles.

Leafly provides reviews of dispensaries and marijuana strains, as well as news around cannabis culture. The move comes as dispensaries are opening around Baltimore, and Maryland’s medical marijuana program is getting off the ground. Jeffrey noted the area’s tech talent as a key factor.

“Leafly is building the cannabis tech hub of the East Coast in Baltimore, where there’s so much talent,” Jeffery said in a statement. “I moved to Seattle to be involved in this rapidly growing industry but wanted to stay connected to Baltimore. I’m excited to be able to launch Leafly’s East Coast presence from the city.”

Jeffery is familiar to the Baltimore tech community as the cofounder and former CEO of OrderUp, the food delivery service that at one point was one of the city’s larger tech offices. The Canton-based company also had one of the area’s more notable exits, as it was acquired by Groupon in 2015 for $69 million in 2015. OrderUp’s presence was scaled back dramatically after Groupon partnered with GrubHub in 2017, a move which resulted in 60 layoffs and the shuttering of 27 OrderUp markets, including Baltimore.

Jeffery took the CEO job at Leafly last fall, and promptly hired former members of OrderUp’s team. Tapping into that talent pool is continuing with this move, as OrderUp alums at the new office include Ed Schmalzle, who is Leafly’s Vice President of Platform Integrations, Matt Alexander, who is general manager for Maryland and D.C., and Daniella Jones, who is director of marketing for the East Coast.

Advertisement

Open roles at Leafly include software QA specialist, senior software developer and senior front-end engineers, according to the company.

Check the Technical.ly Jobs Board for new opportunities
People: Chris Jeffery
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

12 ways Baltimore orgs are creating new paths to a tech job

How Sonatype plans to expand following its $80M funding round

Power Moves: Vernā Myers joins Netflix as Vice President of Inclusion Strategy

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Win up to $360,000 for your startup at the WeWork Creator Awards

Baltimore

FX Well

B2B Business Development Manager

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Content and Digital Marketing Manager

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

Emerging Technology Centers

Assistant Director

Apply Now

Immunotherapy startup moves into the University of Maryland BioPark

New for fall: Check out dev and design job openings in Baltimore

Power Moves: High-level hires at CreditXpert, eOriginal and more

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How Think|Stack and Year Up are cultivating local tech talent

Baltimore

FX Well

Mobile Software Developer

Apply Now
Baltimore

Terbium Labs

DevOps Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore

Terbium Labs

Account Executive

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!