Established in 2019, Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) is the first cannabis software company to be listed on a major U.S. exchange. Since that time, Akerna has continued to grow and evolve, focusing on key acquisitions of technology companies specifically designed to support the cannabis industry.
Through our growing family of brands, Akerna connects data points across the global cannabis supply chain to create one of the world’s most transparent and accountable consumer packaged goods supply chains on a global scale. We believe connected data and information will modernize and propel the cannabis industry forward by increasing the power of businesses, governments, patients, and consumers to make smart decisions.
The cornerstone service offering of the Akerna family is MJ Freeway, the world’s largest, global cannabis software company. Established in 2010, MJ Freeway invented seed–to–sale technology and developed the industry’s first cannabis enterprise software solution, MJ Platform. To date, MJ Freeway has tracked more than $20 billion in legal cannabis sales.
Built on the MJ Platform infrastructure, Akerna’s regulatory compliance arm, Leaf Data Systems is a software solution that enables governments to track cannabis plants from seed-to-sale and ensure patient, public, and product safety.
Since becoming listed on the U.S. exchange, the Akerna family of brands has continued to grow, with the acquisition of solo sciences, Trellis, Ample Organics, Last Call Analytics, and most recently, Viridian Sciences.