01 about

Dedicated to Converting Market Opportunities into Significant Businesses through Capital and Consulting

CGR.Ventures is a private investment and advisory platform focused on growth and transformation agendas for clients in Media, Entertainment and Technology.


Founded in 2012, CGR was established in Fort Greene, Brooklyn by Chris Gannett, former CMO of AMERICAN IDOL owner and producer CORE Media Group following the company's acquisition by Apollo Global Management.

Our approach combines entrepreneurial discipline with deep sector expertise to enable founders, innovation leaders and their teams to disrupt existing models and build new markets. Specific areas of interest include Premium ContentConsumer Tech, SaaS, Internet & Mobile, Automation, and Data

We are operator-first because we were operators first. 


02 portfolio


03 approach

Brand x Technology x Content x Data

CGR.Ventures champions operators who challenge convention, imagine the future, and bring it to life. 


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. 

As each engagement demands, we either align directly or in partnership with our network of supportive Advisory Partners, each of whom shares a commitment to help management teams execute their strategic growth plans. 

04 team


Building Businesses in Culture Since 1995​







Chris Gannett
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.

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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