Mainstream magazine honors cannabis software company

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LeafLink, an online inventory and ordering platform for the marijuana industry, has been chosen one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise” by a traditional business publication.

Fast Company‘s inclusion of LeafLink on its select list put the software firm in the company of such mainstream businesses as online retail giant Amazon, productivity software developer Atlassian and cloud-based company communications tool Slack.

The print and online magazine said it chose to honor LeafLink for bringing “Salesforce-like tools” to the marijuana sector.

Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” edition profiles businesses in 36 categories that include biotech, design, energy, media and robotics.

The accolades for LeafLink, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, add credibility and respectability to the entire cannabis industry

The almost-2-year-old company received another mainstream honor in 2016, when Forbes magazine picked LeafLink CEO Ryan Smith for its “30 Under 30” list.

LeafLink, which has about 450 cannabis brand clients and 2,000 retail clients in six states, raised $10 million last November to increase its sales, client support, marketing and engineering teams.