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Auntie Dolores

Auntie Dolores is one of the largest and most trusted edibles brands in California with exponential growth opportunities through our nationwide licensing model.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Oakland, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2008
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

Founded in 2008, Auntie Dolores is a leading edibles brand in California, sold in over 20% of California collectives, reaching over one hundred thousand patients. In addition to continued expansion in the California market, Auntie Dolores IP will be licensed in select states where the market size and regulatory environment create strong opportunities for success. Auntie Dolores is poised to become a prime acquisition target within 5-7 years.


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    Founder & CEO

    Julianna Carella is the founder of Auntie Dolores Kitchen and brings 20+ years of cooking and baking with cannabis to the company. Her professional background includes 15 years as a small business bookkeeper, bringing her practical business skills learned in this field to the Auntie Dolores Kitchen.

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    Lauren Fraser started her career in project management for The Vanguard Group and transitioned to a Director-Level position in Human Resources. Most recently, she worked with angel investor and venture capital groups conducting due diligence for Seed and Series A financings, while working independently with multiple startups on branding, marketing, and business development initiatives. Lauren holds a BS in Finance and MBA in Entrepreneurship.

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    Brand Manager

    Matthew Cote is responsible for catapulting Auntie Dolores brand presence. Matthew has been working in the cannabis industry for seven years, starting his cannabis career as the Executive Editor for Cannabis Times and launching successful ventures of his own, most notably, iStrainGuide, LivingCannabis, and TechnoVerde. Matthew identifies synergistic co-marketing opportunities for mutually beneficial outcomes with brands and associations.