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Collabspace

The company's leadership engaged RockWater to help them develop fundraising strategies and M&A opportunities.   Collabspace is a ...

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Cosmily

Cosmily has repeatedly engaged RockWater to prepare for its fundraises – creating its pitch, financial model, and sourcing ...

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ViacomCBS / Paramount

We specifically hired Chris and his team to support competitive landscape analysis, market intelligence and growth planning for branded ad sales ...

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DWNLOAD Media

DWNLOAD is an audio aggregator who is rapidly acquiring small to medium size class independent podcast studios and networks, and rolling them all ...

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Whistle

Team Whistle – comprising Whistle, Tiny Horse, New Form Digital and Vertical Networks – is a global digital sports and entertainment company. ...

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EffinFunny

EffinFunny is a full-service creative production company that makes award winning content targeted at the growing US born South Asian ...

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Mattson

RockWater is an active collaborator with Mattson, a global food and CPG innovator behind brands like Popchips, Blue Bottle Cold Brew, White ...

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CASHDROP

CASHDROP, launched in January 2020, is a cloud POS Company with a twist on the economic model. Merchants access full capabilities of the app for free,

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Super Studios

Super Studios is an innovative web3 creative lab founded by acclaimed crypto thought leader Elliot Wainman (@elliotrades) and his partner Dave ...

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At Will Media

At Will Media is an award-winning, full service podcast company. They are the go-to producer for innovative new audio formats, like the first ...

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Revry

Revry is a uniquely positioned streaming media company representing the newest voices within the LGBTQ+ community, and we’ve had a wonderfully ...

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Collabspace

The company’s leadership engaged RockWater to help them develop fundraising strategies and M&A opportunities.

 

Collabspace is a mobile-first platform for Creators and Creative Freelancers to connect and transact for paid creative gigs and collab opportunities. Their unique platform solution makes these creator economy collabs as seamless as possible — facilitating quick discovery, assessment, communication, management, and payment for creator partners. Collabspace was built by a team of founders and engineers with extensive creator economy, product, and engineering experience, and is the result of over 25,000 engineering hours.

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Dan McKenzie

Co-Founder & CEO

Cosmily

Cosmily has repeatedly engaged RockWater to prepare for its fundraises – creating its pitch, financial model, and sourcing investors.

 

Cosmily is a single platform that combines education, discovery, purchase, and community for skincare enthusiasts – generating custom skincare routines from experts and peers powered by data-driven personalization. It is a trusted platform that filters out the noise from branded, augmented, and negative content.

 

RockWater has been an invaluable resource, and is the first on my list to call when I need to kick off a fundraise.

 

Jeff Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer

 

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Jeff Turnbull

Chief Executive Officer

ViacomCBS / Paramount

We specifically hired Chris and his team to support competitive landscape analysis, market intelligence and growth planning for branded ad sales solutions – as we better understood his broader capability set, we expanded our engagement to include new IP incubation ideas, IP valuation and more. I highly recommend RockWater to any client in need of sharp and actionable strategy advisory.

Thomas De Napoli, Sr. Director of Viacom Velocity

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DWNLOAD Media

DWNLOAD is an audio aggregator who is rapidly acquiring small to medium size class independent podcast studios and networks, and rolling them all under one roof to create an independent audio juggernaut. RockWater is serving as DWNLOAD’s dedicated M&A team sourcing, assessing, and structuring all of its acquisitions.

 

 

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Chris Peterson

Founder & CEO

Whistle

Team Whistle – comprising Whistle, Tiny Horse, New Form Digital and Vertical Networks – is a global digital sports and entertainment company. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences, boasting over 4.2 billion monthly video views, 629 million total aggregated social audience, and 1600+ network channels.

Chris’s team delivered sharp decision-making frameworks and actionable market intelligence for our leadership. Their work significantly accelerated our go-forward planning and new product development

I regularly bounce new business ideas off Chris, as he has a great mind for sustainable value creation vs short term distractions in the media, tech and commerce industries. I look forward to working with him again

Michael Cohen, CEO

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Michael Cohen

CEO

EffinFunny

EffinFunny is a full-service creative production company that makes award winning content targeted at the growing US born South Asian demographic. Their team has developed, created, and produced content for Comedy Central, FX, TBS, Red Hour, and ABC digital.

 

The company’s leadership tapped RockWater to research whitespace opportunities and develop the go-to-market plan to drive new revenues and grow enterprise value.

 

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Sandeep Parikh

Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Anand Shah

Head of Development

Mattson

RockWater is an active collaborator with Mattson, a global food and CPG innovator behind brands like Popchips, Blue Bottle Cold Brew, White Castle, and Yogurtland. Together, RockWater and Mattson are bringing unique food & beverage commerce solutions to traditional and digital media partners ranging from publishers and celebrities to sports / esports leagues and franchises.

Chris and his team are not just collaborators, they’re visionaries. They see opportunities for clients that they don’t see themselves. We have ideated with RockWater, and think of them as a group of creatives, as well as strategists.

Barb Stuckey, President & Chief Innovation Officer

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Barb Stuckey

President & Chief Innovation Officer

Katie Hagan

Vice President, Innovation

CASHDROP

CASHDROP, launched in January 2020, is a cloud POS Company with a twist on the economic model. Merchants access full capabilities of the app for free, and CASHDROP charges the merchant’s end customer a 5% convenience fee. It aligns CASHDROP to remove as much friction as possible for the merchant, since they only make money when the merchant does.

 

CASHDROP has tapped RockWater numerous times to advise on its fundraising and M&A activities.

 

The crew at RockWater are some of the most competent people I’ve ever worked with, and can parachute into a new project with lightning speed. They are always the first advisor I call, when I want to do something BIG

 

Benjamin Vear, President and Member of the Board

 

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Benjamin Vear

President, Member of the Board of Advisors

Super Studios

Super Studios is an innovative web3 creative lab founded by acclaimed crypto thought leader Elliot Wainman (@elliotrades) and his partner Dave Murray. Super Studios is building its corner of the Metaverse called The SuperVerse where its protocol ($SUPER) will be the foundation of an array of dapps. The first two dapps include the sophisticated NFT marketplace Gigamart (shipping Q4 ‘22) and the Play-And-Earn game Impostors (www.impostors.gg). Impostors recently saw its genesis drop sell out in 10 seconds generating over $100M in primary and secondary sales.

 

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Jason Ziemianski

Chief Strategy Officer

At Will Media

At Will Media is an award-winning, full service podcast company. They are the go-to producer for innovative new audio formats, like the first singing competition podcast series for Audible, and the original Siegfried & Roy series for Apple TV+. At Will also makes premium content for brand partners like the New York Times, Netflix, and Marriott Bonvoy. At Will is quickly growing their portfolio of premium scripted and non-fiction originals, and is included in the first audio slate ever featured at the TriBeCa Festival.

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Will Malnati

Founder & CEO

Revry

Revry is a uniquely positioned streaming media company representing the newest voices within the LGBTQ+ community, and we’ve had a wonderfully positive experience with RockWater’s support in scaling our opportunities with revenue and partnerships.

Damian Pelliccione, CEO/Co-Founder

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Damian Pelliccione

Co-Founder & CEO

Chris Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CBO

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