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Guiding your business through the psychedelic revolution

Our Mission

Our clients see the world differently.

Our mission is to help our clients create, develop, and discover the limitless potential of navigating business with the support of a team dedicated to optimization and execution.

Our Intention

Entheo Ventures is the bridge between the solid foundation of traditional business and the world of conscious evolution.

Within the rapidly expanding psychedelic business landscape, we have become attuned to certain trends. The imperative components of traditional business models have not been built into the foundation of emerging psychedelic-based companies.

Without compromising integrity and intention, we exist as an extension of our client’s core team. We are aligned with the collective mission of increasing awareness of the therapeutic & conscious use of Psychedelics and Plant medicine.

We offer guidance, education, support, and innovative business strategies to lay the framework for the development, expansion, and growth of your company.

Who We Serve

We serve organizations dedicated to expanding the accessibility of psychedelics and plant medicines for therapeutic implications.

We serve and support Psychedelic Biotechnology, Retreat Centers, Addiction Recovery Facilities, Virtual and In-Person Education Programs, Clinical Trials and Scientific Research, Psychotherapy, and a myriad of other companies.

We are currently focused on, and specialize in the following:

  • Retreats
  • Media & Advertising
  • Health Sciences
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Medical – Psychotherapy & Integration
  • Business Services
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Events
  • Cultivation
  • Non-profits
  • Educational
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Our Leadership

Executive Team

Meet the leadership team driving our mission to guide your business through the psychedelic revolution.

Saba Candari

CEO / Founder

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Saba Candari is a 15+ year veteran in the Financial Service industry. He began his career helping entrepreneurs position themselves for successful early-stage capital raises. Soon after, he pivoted into strategic development of internal infrastructure for sustainable growth and scale of midsized companies.

The next decade of his career was spent working with high net worth clientele to build and grow personal wealth as a Certified Wealth Strategist®, managing over $130M in assets under management with Cetera Financial Group and SagePoint Financial.

Saba has specialized in serving C-Suite level executives in both their personal and business-related ventures. Saba completed his BA in Business Management and MBA at Pepperdine Business School, and holds the following licenses; Series 7, Series 66, CWS, and is a Member of the Financial Services Institute.

As the Founder and CEO of Entheo Ventures, Saba’s primary focus is to offer high-level business management and financial support to the underserved companies and organizations leading the resurgence of plant medicines and psychedelics, as tools for the evolution of humanity.

Lana Baumgartner

CRO / Co-Founder

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Lana Baumgartner is the Co-founder of Psychedelic Times and the Sensual Collective. Lana’s mission, the Pure Way,  is to support people in re-discovering the principles of holistic living and harnessing the wisdom of the earth through all plant medicines and psychedelics.

Through a series of transformative experiences, most notably those with entheogens, have catalyzed Lana’s lifelong journey as a healer, teacher, and recovery specialist. She was fortunate early on in life, having been acquainted with the power of the plant kingdom through her grandfather, Bob Kundert, founder of the American Cannabis Society.

Lana’s mission to support individuals in discovering health and wholeness is informed by a diverse set of passions including healing dance modalities, Kambo + all Amazonian jungle medicines & plant teachers, Reiki, yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

She completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies; The first to offer an academic post-graduate certification program in the U.S. focused on psychedelic therapy.

Her food healing work as a “Sensual Foodist” has been featured in major media news outlets such as ABC News, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post. With expertise in many alternative healing fields, her approach to health, empowerment and addiction recovery has a broad and multidimensional scope.

Business is Diverse and Global…
so is Our Team

 

 

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
— Phil Jackson

Our team

Advisors and Consultants

Courtney Barnes, Esq.

Legal Consultant

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Ms. Barnes specializes in advising clients on regulatory compliance and risk management in highly regulated and emerging industries. Courtney has extensive experience drafting and helping to implement state and local policy reform measures relating to the decriminalization of psychedelics and the establishment of cannabis regulatory regimes (inclusive of hemp and marijuana).

Most notably, she assisted with the drafting and implementation of Denver’s social use ordinance, titled The Neighborhood Approved Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program Initiative (I-300) in 2016; the drafting of Denver’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative (I-301) in 2018; the drafting of Texas House Bill 1325, establishing a state commercial hemp program in 2019; the drafting of the Oakland Community Healing Initiative, a local ordinance designed to regulate and protect facilitators and participants engaging in community-based healing ceremonies involving the use of entheogens in 2020; and the drafting of California Senate Bill 519, a bill that would decriminalize the possession and non-commercial use of psychedelics.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Barnes serves as a policy advisor for Decriminalize Nature, General Counsel for the Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education (SPORE), and sits on the advisory board of Heroic Hearts Project, Inc.

She is currently licensed to practice law in Colorado and is in the process of obtaining licensure in California and Texas.

Dr. Sandra Dreisbach

Ethics Advisor

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Sandra is an Ethicist and Psychedelic Ethics specialist with a MA, Phd in Philosophy exploring Ethical Decision Making and Moral Psychology.

She is an Ethics Advisor active in Psychedelic Integration, Therapy, Education and Advocacy as well as a Psychedelic facilitator.

Sandra also teaches Bioethics at University of California, Santa Cruz for the Biomolecular Engineering and Philosophy Departments, has worked for many years in the tech industry primarily at Apple, and is a Reiki Master in two lineages.

Sandra focuses on listening and uplifting the voices and values of the Psychedelic Community especially the disenfranchised with the heart space intention of compassion and love.

Hernán Botol

Strategy Advisor

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Hernán Botbol is a tech entrepreneur who is passionate about technology and the Internet. His beginnings in the Internet world date back to 2005, when he co-founded his first company, WIROOS, an internet hosting project that provides web hosting services, positioned itself as a benchmark of quality and excellence.

He achieved international recognition for Taringa.net, the largest social network ever created in LATAM, reaching millions of users every day. In 2018 he launched a new Startup: Pricepulse and in 2021 he released his newest company: Magic.ly

Ryan W. Huebbers

Director

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With over 18 years of healthcare experience in working with healthcare organizations across the continuum, he specializes in strategic planning and partnership advisory/strategic options, market and gap analyses relative to value-based care, strategic roadmap and future viability planning, physician-hospital alignment strategies, post-acute care opportunity planning, and other strategic/financial analyses for medical groups, and healthcare systems.

Mr. Huebbers has also served as a manager in the strategic advisory practice at GE Healthcare Camden Group, where he focused on assisting clients develop strategic solutions that include ambulatory/outpatient, inpatient, and post-acute strategy development.

Tim Martinez

Engagement Advisor

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Mr. Martinez is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in helping build small and midsize enterprises as an advisor and strategist. Tim has founded and exited multiple small business including a retail operation, marketing firm, and mobile application.

He has consulted on behalf of major corporations as well as over 1,100 small-mid sized firms over his consulting career. Mr. Martinez has been a featured speaker at numerous business conferences speaking on topics ranging from market expansion to strategic planning.

Amir Vala Tavakoli (A.V.)
Research Specialist

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A.V. is a researcher who works on many projects at the intersection of human neurophysiology, neuroimaging, and psychophysics. While completing his B.A. at UCLA, he switched paths and began research in the cognitive neurosciences. He continues to work in both private and university labs, publishing and fostering collaborations between groups.

From the neuroscience of movement to perception to higher cognition, his research crosses neuroscientific domains. His interest in the neuroscience of psychedelics is rooted in the rigorous investigation of consciousness and the elucidation of novel therapies. These research interests parallel his personal interests in exercise and meditation.

Shahan Mir
Cyber Security/IT Advisor
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Shahan Mir started in the tech sector in 1997 after working for startups and corporate businesses. Mr. Mir has a degree in Telecom Management with over twenty years of experience to help businesses design, implement and manage IT infrastructure.

Mr. Mir is also on the Board of Directors for ICANHELP which educates and empowers students to create positive online communities and become inspirational digital citizens.

Christian Flores
Marketing Consultant
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Creative Director and Producer for Narrative Ads a digital marketing agency. Eight years of experience in the digital marketing world, with a background in cosmetics, fashion, and social media trends.

Graduated at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito-Ecuador.

Kirby Duncan
Marketing Consultant
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Kirby Duncan is an integrated marketing consultant with over twelve years of experience pioneering initiatives at world-class media brands like Condé Nast, Paper Magazine, and Refinery29.

With a focus on special projects, partnerships, and programming, Kirby offers experiential strategies, creative production, and media savvy to clients in psychedelic wellness, hospitality, and lifestyle