Leslie Bocskor is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, business executive, investment banker, and business advisor. After starting his career in finance and investment banking, in the 1990s he began investing primarily in internet and new media properties, later expanding into science, cybersecurity, and internet gaming. He also co-founded and headed a number of technology companies. In 2013 he became founding chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), and he co-founded Electrum Partners in January 2014, becoming a managing partner. The firm develops strategies for the expansion of the legal cannabis market, and also operates a hedge fund focused on cannabis-related companies
Beyond Electrum Partners, Bocskor served as president of the consulting company Venture Catalyst LLC, until 2014 and in late 2015 he was elected to the board of directors of Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. In May of 2016 he joined the board of Growblox Sciences, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GBLX). Bocskor has made frequent press appearances as an expert on finances and investment banking and in 2014 Cannabis Business Executive ranked him No. 58 on their Cannabis Business Executive 100 list, which ranks the most influential people in the cannabis industry. Long involved with philanthropy and the arts, he is currently chairman of organizations such as The Society for Experimental Arts and Learning and the Figment Project, which puts on annual art festivals in New York. He also is a founding board member of the “creativity”-oriented First Friday Foundation, which puts on an annual arts festival and supports community organizations in the Las Vegas area.