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Smart Ventures, Inc. Subsidiary Cannabis Funding Group LP Launches Its $100,000,000 Private Placement Capital Raise Campaign

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2014) - SMART VENTURES, INC. (OTC Pink: SMVR) (PINKSHEETS: SMVR) -- Smart Ventures, Inc. announces that its much anticipated private placement capital raise has begun. Cannabis Funding Group, LP is offering $100,000,000 limited partnership units to accredited investors and institutional investors only. The offering size is 2,000 limited partnership units @ $50,000 per unit for 5 year term with a targeted investment per investor of $1 Million. Interested parties should contact the fund manager for copy of the offering circular.

The Fund, Cannabis Funding Group, LP is a limited partnership formed under the laws of the State of Texas. The Fund's parent company is Smart Ventures, Inc. which owns 100% of the common stock of Cannabis Funding Group, Inc. Cannabis Funding Group, Inc. owns 1% of Cannabis Funding Group, LP as General Partner and Smart Ventures, Inc. owns 99% of the LP. Cannabis Funding Group, LP will be selling limited partnership units which will proportionately reduce the ownership of Smart Ventures to its pro-rata ownership of the LP. The General Partner will receive a 2% management fee and 20% performance fee.

This announcement appears as a matter of record only and is not a solicitation or offer to sell the securities represented herein. The securities are offered only to accredited investors and institutional investors via written offering circular. These securities are void where prohibited in any jurisdiction internationally.

Cannabis Funding Group LP is headed by Mr. Marcel de Rushe who has over 15 years of capital markets experience with a proven track record of results-oriented performance. His career is highlighted by Trading & Investment Management roles in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining Smart Ventures, Mr. de Rushe served as director of an offshore trust company managing all aspects of client investments. Previous roles also included investment advisory positions at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and AIG, and voting member of a Strategy Committee for BBVA Bank. Mr. de Rushe also has experience with startups, VC funding and established relationships with institutional investors. Mr. de Rushe holds a BA in Economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with concentration in finance.

"We are excited to finally get the fund capital raise in front of investors who have been waiting for an opportunity to diversify their investment into cannabis related businesses, managed by a professional money manager," said Roger Smith, CEO.

About Smart Ventures

Smart Ventures, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in engineering extended reach drilling services, acquisition, development, production, and exploration of oil, gas and minerals internationally. We also formed a midstream transportation division with a fleet of trucks. We began to offer a diverse range of armored vehicles which compliments out midstream transportation division.

About Cannabis Funding Group

Cannabis Funding Group, Inc. a Colorado corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Ventures, Inc. Cannabis Funding Group, LP is a Texas Limited Partnership. CFG is a strategic investment partner for entrepreneurs in a diversified range of cannabis related businesses.


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Safe Harbor: This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 27E of the Securities Act of 1934. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, ability to obtain financing and regulatory and shareholder approval for anticipated actions.

Media Relations: Roger Smith

Marcel DeRushe
Fund Manager
800-320-9620 ext 100

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