We are a team of doers and innovators driven by the opportunity to shape an entire industry from the ground up. Our executive leadership combines decades of experience in cannabis and some of the world’s top brands and companies in analogous industries.

Shryne Group Team


Jon Avidor


Jon is an accomplished attorney, founder and investor. He has extensive experience with complex corporate transactions including sales of companies to Bayer, LinkedIn, PayPal and Intel. He founded Startup.Law, which was sold to MGA. He also co-founded World Trade Ventures, an early-stage VC firm. Jon is licensed in New York and California and practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Goodwin in Silicon Valley. He holds a JD-MBA cum laude from Northwestern University.

James Kim

Co-Founder & Managing Director

James is the co-creator of STIIIZY, one of the most popular and fastest growing vaporizer brands in cannabis today. James is a known innovator in the space, credited with advancements in electronic cannabis oil delivery systems that has put the award winning STIIIZY brand ahead of its competitors. James is an army veteran, and served 13 month combat tour in Iraq.

Tak Sato


Tak has extensive experience in acquisitions and licensing in the cannabis industry. Tak has led acquisitions of over 50 cannabis licenses and operational assets. Tak is also an expert in cannabis compliance and has advised numerous municipalities in creating safe and transparent cannabis regulations. Tak attended Columbia Law School and represented numerous Fortune 100 companies while at Latham & Watkins and Morrison and Foerster.

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