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Who we are

Backbone is the first and only fully configurable supply chain management platform. Our supply chain mesh approach helps companies embed and enable resilience during times of volatility.

We built Backbone to help cannabis operators succeed in an increasingly challenging industry: strict regulation & compliance, rapidly shifting supply & demand, increased competition, and lack of transparency.

By the numbers

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How we got here

How we got here

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  • 2016

    Long-time cannabis operator, meets Silicon Valley tech veterans in Humboldt, California. Their mission: understand the hurdles impacting cannabis operators.

  • 2017-2018

    The team interviews a dozen operators, manufacturers, cultivators, and dispensary owners to learn about their biggest challenges. Backbone is founded to help cannabis and hemp operators track every nuance of their supply chain and optimize manufacturing processes.

  • 2019

    Backbone team builds robust supply chain software for the most complex and regulated supply chain in the world: cannabis

  • 2020-2021

    Backbone offers solutions that help operators react to global supply chain volatility caused by global Covid pandemic. Backbone onboards customers in California, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon, Michigan, the U.K and Canada. The first global cannabis brand, Cookies, selects Backbone to manage supply chain through international expansion. 1.6 Million kg of materials processed, 65,000 production runs, 226 Software Updates

  • 2022

    Backbone onboards operators in industries across the global supply mesh including agriculture and pharmaceuticals Backbone processes 100K METRC events and hits one million Metrc tags passing through their system, effectively saving cannabis operators thousands of hours

  • Join us in building the future.

Employees love working at Backbone.

"I have been impressed by the great leadership and a clear vision at Backbone. I see the value in the work I’m doing and I have plenty of work to keep me busy. I was nervous about making such a big change: new team, new industry, new technology but I’m given the space to push myself and try new things without fear of failure"

Stephanie Nelson

Software Engineer

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Most importantly, we’ve got a diverse team of experts to support your process as you grow

The Backbone team consists of engineers, product managers, and savvy problem solvers from Oracle NetSuite, Sage Intacct, and Intuit, and seasoned Humboldt County cannabis operators with decades of experience. We are building a custom experience for you.

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It’s your process. Let’s envision it together.

If you are looking to scale efficiently, prepare for global trade, align with GMP/ISO standards, or just simply get off of spreadsheets to ensure you are audit-ready, Backbone is the platform to help you do it right.

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