Welcome to Seed To Sale Funding

We are a consulting company that raises debt capital for all facets of the hemp & cannabis industry, including grow/cultivation, processing, testing, retail, and secured transportation. Since bank loans are not readily available for the hemp and cannabis industry, we primarily work with a network of private sources ranging from wealthy investors, family offices, private lenders, and hard money lenders.

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We help cannabis companies obtain the financing they need to run their businesses and take advantage of growth opportunities
Real Estate Financing

Real Estate Financing

LOAN AMOUNTS $250,000 TO $50,000,000

We consider the total picture of the borrowing entity, including individuals, the specific property type, state and local license(s), operational history and overall transaction, offering diverse loan terms with an efficient process and underwriting review.




Construction Loans

Commercial Bridge Loans

Cash-out and expansions considered

Lease Options to purchase


Equipment Financing

LOANS AMOUNTS $50,000 TO $10,000,000

When your company needs any type of equipment, we’re happy to provide you with a no-hassle equipment lease or equipment financing agreement. Plus, we do it with minimal paperwork, and fast approvals with just one quick and easy application.



CO2 Extraction

Benching Systems


Gas Delivery Systems

Processing/Trim Equipment Control Systems

Extraction Equipment (special deals on this type of equipment)

Terms Up to 100% of value of equipment Lease 36 months to 48 months with $1.00 buy out

Equipment Financing
Legacy Cash Program

Legacy Cash Program

CASH AMOUNTS $5,000,000+

The Legacy Cash Program for the unbanked community (Cannabis clients) has been solved through this newly created program by our investors. The Legacy Cash Program is a legal way to convert cash into bankable currency and/or deposits. For clients in excess of five million dollars with unusable cash, this program solves your need for getting a good investment. The banking community is unable to take large amounts of cash because of regulations on them. This takes the money that is unusable and gives you an option to reinvest the money and if you choose, get your cash back in electronic form.

Business Expansion/Working Capital

LOAN AMOUNTS UP TO $10,000,000

Now you want to reinvest in your company by opening a second or third location, improve your equipment, expand your facilities or exercise those lease options. Our investors secured business expansion loan can provide the cash you need to finance these types of activities. We will work with you and your team to underwrite with flexibility providing the structure that will work best for your business. Every loan that we do is unique, and custom tailored to the situation of our client. We will attempt to take everything into consideration, analyzing the business plan, financial projections and operational history. As long as we can meet our underwriting guidelines and the loan request makes sense, and there is an ability to repay the loan, we are interested in your project. When a new opportunity arises, such as expanding into a new location, quick and concise decision making is crucial. We can assist with your need for immediate financing, so waiting to be prequalified can sometimes lead to missed opportunities. Expanding your financial horizons can catapult your small business into the upper echelon of great companies.


Under 250K: 6 months bank statements

250K and over: One year in business 3 M or more in revenue Two years taxes for company and/or associated company Use of Funds Two years Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Year to Date Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet For each owner (10% or more) of the company, provide the following: Two years personal tax returns Personal Financial Statement

Business Expansion/Working Capital
Acquisition Loans

Acquisition Loans

LOAN AMOUNTS $250,000 TO $7,500,000

A business acquisition loan allows you to buy someone else’s existing, profitable business. It also allows you to buy out your partner(s) for a business you already own. In addition, business acquisition loans can be used to finance the purchase of a well-established business with many locations and a proven model for success. It’s best to use a business acquisition loan to purchase a thriving company; turnaround financing is much more difficult to secure. How Business Acquisition Loans Work To secure small business acquisition financing, you’ll need to prove that both you and the business present minimal risk to the lender. You can do this by providing ample documentation of both your personal finances and the business’s finances. Good credit, minimal debt, and profitability are key. Terms can vary on the amount of the loan.


Loan amount to not exceed 60% of total purchase price

Purchase and Sale documents between seller and buyer

Financials for last three years plus YTD for acquisition

Three years tax returns for acquisition

Inventory list for acquisition

Projections after acquisition

Proof of capital for down payment

Buyer’s company financials for the last three years (if applicable)

Investor Application

For each owner (10% or more) of the company, provide the following: Three years personal tax returns Personal Financial Statements

What We Do

Finding The Right Capital for Your Business

Seed To Sale Funding is a Troy, MI based debt placement firm, loan broker, and consulting company.  We work exclusively in the legal marijuana and hemp industries. Businesses in this space are underserved by regulated banks and credit unions, so we find financing from private sources such as family offices, mortgage companies, and private lenders.

Working with referral partners as well as directly with businesses, Seed To Sale Funding utilizes a variety of loan structures to provide funding for companies seeking $1,000,000 or more in capital, and smaller requests on a case by case basis.

  • Financing structures include:
    • Working Capital
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Bridge Loans
    • Construction Loans
    • Equipment Leases and Loans
    • Factoring
    • Equipment Leases and Loans
    • Sale/Leaseback
    • Acquisition/Cash Flow Loans

Current Engagements

Business Acquisition Loan

Acquisition of 2 existing retail dispensaries located in a major Michigan city.  Excellent locations and established cash flow.

Construction and Bridge Financing

Term Sheet accepted!

Construction and mini-perm loan for a large grow, processing and provisioning center in the Mid-Michigan area.

Purchase Financing for Cannabis Real Estate

Term Sheet accepted!

Financing to purchase a large greenhouse operation in Southern Michigan.  The operation will be converted to a cannabis grow facility within 6 months.

Construction and Refinancing for Cannabis Real Estate

Loan to refinance an existing maturing loan and provide construction financing for an outdoor and greenhouse cultivation facility located in Ontario, Canada.

Expansion Financing for Cannabis Real Estate

Refinancing of an existing provisioning center with profitable operations, located in a Detroit Green Zone.  Funds will be used for an expansion to the building and improvements.

Construction Financing for Cannabis Real Estate

Construction Financing for a vertically integrated marijuana producer located within a Green Zone of a major Michigan city.

Who We Are

Judy Rinkus

Judy RinkusCEO and Principal

Judy's experience includes over 30 years of structuring and placing commercial loan transactions.  She is an accomplished executive with a history of identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities to expand business and drive revenue and profit growth. Prior to joining The Vortex Group, she held diverse executive positions with a variety of national and regional commercial banks, such as Managing Director at PNC Bank, Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and Vice President at Comerica Bank.  She also served as Managing Director at Amherst Partners, a boutique management consulting and investment banking firm.  

Judy is active in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including The Association for Corporate GrowthWalsh College (President’s Advisory Board), National Association of Women Business OwnersInforum (former member of the Board of Directors), Leader Dogs for the Blind, and The Detroit Athletic Club.

Judy is a graduate of The University of Michigan Ross School of Business, with a concentration in Finance.

Nicole Swigert

Nicole SwigertManaging Director

Nicole is a knowledgeable financial professional with over 13 years of senior debt expertise.

She excels in uncovering financial strategies to maximize business potential by appropriately aligning capital structures in conjunction with mitigating risks.  

Prior to joining The Vortex Group, Nicole managed banking relationships for public and privately held companies in diverse industries.  She most recently was a Vice President at Comerica Bank managing companies headquartered in Michigan with revenues greater than $250 million.  In addition, Nicole spent over seven years at PNC Financial Services Group working in various lending capacities such as underwriting, commercial lending, and corporate finance. 

Nicole received her business degree with a concentration in finance from Walsh College.

Roslyn Grafstein

Roslyn GrafsteinDirector

Roslyn is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Economist with broad-based expertise in investment management, wealth management and financial planning services. She has an Economics Degree from York University and she continued her financial education with the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Ontario Mutual Funds License as well as obtaining Ontario Life Insurance Levels I and II prior to becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Roslyn is an enterprising Finance professional who uses strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and develop alternative resources for her clients.

Outside of the financial world, Roslyn has been busy in her community. She was elected to the Madison Heights City Council in 2017 and in 2019 she was appointed by council to be the Mayor Pro Tem. Roslyn is active with the Michigan Municipal League (MML) and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) having been appointed council representative for SEMCOG in 2019. She was also on the SEMCOG Work Skills Task Force (2018/19) and has attended many of their training programs  including local government finance and road finance. Roslyn believes in giving back. In 2019 she raised $50,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man Woman of the Year campaign.

Media & Events

Judy Rinkus discusses cannabis real estate financing at the August, 2019 Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Detroit. SHOW MORE

Aug 23, 2019

Benzinga Events

Speaking Highlights

Cannabiz Connection Sunset Soiree at MJBizCon

Cannabiz Connection Sunset Soiree at MJBizCon

Join us for a Sin City Sunset Soiree bringing together those participating in Michigan's growing cannabis market!

About this Event

While we are all enjoying ourselves for MJBizCon in Las Vegas, it's important for us to take time to connect with other Michigan-based cannabis business professionals who are doing BIG THINGS in the Mitten State! Join us for a meet and greet at the top of the Stratosphere!

Tickers are $25 online or $35 at the door. We will provide the food and fun, while drinks will be available for purchase. Each ticket also gets you a wristband to ride the thrill rides at the top of the Stratosphere...which include the Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity Rides.

We have sponsorships available for $500 - $5,000. We will be taking sponsorships through Tuesday, December 10th. For information on sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE or shoot us an email at info@cannabizconnection.com.

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Seed To Sale Funding

Troy, Michigan

United States