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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 to disrupt existing models and build new markets.
We provide capital, consulting, and acceleration services directly and in partnership with our network of supportive Advisory Partners , each of whom shares a commitment to help management teams execute their strategic growth plans.
We are operator-first because we were operators first.
Brand x Technology x Content x Data
The Media, Entertainment, and Technology landscape is faster moving and more dynamic than ever. To win tomorrow's consumer, we champion operators who challenge convention, imagine the future, 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 CMO of AMERICAN IDOL owner and producer CORE Media Group following the company's exit.
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.
Building Businesses in Culture Since 1995
Founder and General Partner
Chris is an experienced TMT 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. 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.
Our part-time Advisory Partners are well-networked, deep thinking practitioners with powerful complementary expertise: