01 about

CGR.Ventures is a Strategic Advisory focused on Early Stage, Growth and Transformation Agendas for clients in Media, Entertainment and Technology

Formed in 2013, CGR.Ventures is dedicated to converting market opportunities into significant businesses through consulting and capital. We combine an entrepreneurial approach with deep sector expertise to enable founders, innovation leaders and their teams who aim to disrupt existing models and build new markets.

We are operator-first because we were operators first.


Specific areas of interest include Premium ContentConsumer Tech, SaaS, Internet & Mobile, Automation, and Data


We provide capital, consulting, and acceleration services via a network of supportive Advisory Partners with a shared commitment to growth to help management teams execute their strategic plans


02 portfolio


03 approach

Brand x Technology x Content x Data

The Media, Entertainment, and Technology landscape is far from static. To win tomorrow's consumer, we champion operators who challenge convention, imagine the future of Content x Community x Commerce, and bring it to life.  


As operators ourselves, we know what it takes to make an impact. CGR.Ventures was founded in Fort Greene, Brooklyn by Chris Gannett, former Chief Marketing Officer of AMERICAN IDOL owner and producer CORE Media Group following the company's sale to private equity. 


We advise and invest alongside leading organizations, entrepreneurs, investors, and sports and entertainment talent across the private, public and social sectors, and arm our companies with resources and expertise to define fields of opportunity, create powerful brand concepts, launch and grow products, and design operational structures to own the next horizon of innovation. 

04 team


Building Businesses in Culture Since 1995​







Chris Gannett
Founder and General Partner

Chris is an experienced Media, Entertainment and Technology operator and 3x Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer with a record of high-impact venture, growth-stage, and turnaround successes. He earned a B.S. in Journalism from The University of Kansas, M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed executive programs in Blockchain Technologies and Valuation from MIT Sloan School of Management and NYU Stern School of Business, respectively.

Advisory Partners

Our part-time Advisory Partners are well-networked, deep thinking practitioners with powerful complementary expertise:




Alison Moore

Comic Relief USA - New York, NY




DeJuan Wilson
SVP, Global Consumer Revenue & Marketing





Gregg Bernard
SVP, Strategy & Operations

WWE - New York, NY

Akinwole Garrett
Director, Telecom

Lenovo - Raleigh-Durham, NC

Brian Freeman
Founder and CEO
Heartbeat - Los Angeles, CA

Rithvik Nathan
SVP, Business Transformation & Commercial Operations
MediaMath - New York, NY


05 contact

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