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Cool Cat is a wine based Ready-to-Drink lifestyle brand that's disrupting the industry with its award-winning line of sparkling cocktails. The company has placements in over 1,000 stores across 24 states, including major retailers like Target and Total Wine & More, and has raised $9.4M in funds.

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Cool Cat is disrupting the wine industry with its award-winning line of better-for-you sparkling cocktails that are easily transportable, environmentally conscious, and appealing to the next generation of wine drinkers.

As a minority-founded company committed to diversity, inclusivity, and representation, Cool Cat is not just a brand, it's a movement that's inspiring growth and building a community. The company has been featured across publications like Fortune, Oprah, Rolling Stone, and more. Kelly Ripa is quoted saying it’s “the sparkling beverage of the future!”

Cool Cat's simple yet powerful business model generates revenue through distributor purchase orders, allowing the brand to gain significant traction with distribution in over 1,000 stores across 24 states, including national accounts like Target, Total Wine & More, and BevMo!

the pitch

The Sparkling Cocktail Disrupting the Wine Industry

Cool Cat is an award-winning line of low calorie sparkling cocktails that's making waves in the wine category. With a high ABV of 6.9%, 140 cals, and 2 grams of sugar, Cool Cat is a refreshing option that's easily transportable and environmentally conscious. With distribution in national accounts like Target, Total Wine & More, and BevMo! in over 1,000 stores across 24 states, Cool Cat is quickly gaining momentum. Led by a diverse and experienced team, Cool Cat is committed to inspiring growth and building a fearless community of like-minded individuals, making this the perfect investment for forward-thinking investors.


Revolutionizing Sales and Shattering Barriers

Cool Cat has a simple yet powerful business model that centers around generating revenue through distributor purchase orders. Due to regulatory restrictions, Cool Cat is only able to sell to distributors, who then sell to retailers, and eventually, to consumers. This strategic approach allows the brand to generate sales across all three groups - distributors, retailers, and consumers - without ever selling directly to consumers.

One of the most compelling aspects of Cool Cat is their unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and representation. These values are at the forefront of their business, and they hope to inspire other minority-owned companies to follow suit. They work closely with their partners to ensure their brand is highlighted as such, and that it receives the necessary resources to succeed. In short, Cool Cat is not just a brand, it's a movement, and they believe that they are poised to make a significant impact on the industry moving forward.

*These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.


A Wine Cocktail with Diverse Appeal

Cool Cat is making wine more approachable and inclusive to the next generation of wine drinkers. 


Cool Cat is poised to address the growing demand for wine cocktails and appeal to a diverse, multicultural market. The wine cocktail category has experienced significant growth in 2021, up +48.5% in value and +35.5% in volume. As the wine industry aims to attract new, younger, and more diverse consumers, Cool Cat's RTD single serving sizes offer convenience, new flavors, and styles that align with the evolving consumer preferences. With only 25% of Gen Z and younger Millennials drinking wine, and a relatively low percentage of non-White consumers, Cool Cat's commitment to inclusion is an important differentiator in the market. The team has been pleased to see increasing support from retailers for minority-founded companies, and they look forward to capitalizing on this momentum.

Cool Cat is a game-changing wine brand that's making waves in the RTD category. With its refreshing taste, high ABV of 6.9%, and portability, it is a standout product that's easy to take on the go. What's more, Cool Cat is environmentally conscious, with its recyclable packaging making it a smart choice for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint. Cool Cat offers more bang for your buck, with one can equaling two glasses of wine and a four-pack coming close to two bottles of wine. And with only 140 calories, 2G of sugar, and gluten-free, Cool Cat is the better-for-you wine. The brand is led by a diverse leadership team with over 80 years of professional experience, including key hires from Pernod Ricard, Monster Energy, and Essentia Water. Exciting updates include placements across 209 Target stores in 20 states and 150 Food City Supermarkets. Cool Cat has also raised $9.4M through individuals and its lead investor and has won numerous awards, including being featured on's "13 Best Canned Wines to Drink in 2022" and on major platforms such as Oprah and Rolling Stone.


Join the Movement, Change the Game

Investing in Cool Cat is not just a strategic business decision but an opportunity to support a brand that upholds a steadfast commitment to its values and boasts an impressive distribution network. With the soaring popularity of wine cocktails and the increased support for minority-owned businesses, you have a company that has the potential to make a lasting impact in this industry. Invest in Cool Cat and take part in this game-changing wine brand's exciting journey.


429 Lenox Ave
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Cool Cat is a wine based Ready-to-Drink lifestyle brand that's disrupting the industry with its award-winning line of sparkling cocktails. The company has placements in over 1,000 stores across 24 states, including major retailers like Target and Total Wine & More, and has raised $9.4M in funds.


Molly E. Pearson

Molly E. Pearson

Chief Operating Officer, Director & principal accounting officer

Molly has been working in the alcohol business since she was 22 and developed more than 30 unique alcohol beverage brands before the age of 40. She’s spent the last sixteen years working with lead distributors, distilleries, flavor companies and chemists, manufacturers, co-packers, industry suppliers, and entrepreneurs to create and cultivate numerous successful alcohol brands and craft distilleries. Her many specialties include TTB Compliance and Federal Regulations, brand conception and development, product formulation, spirit/distilling sourcing, packaging development and design, material sourcing, finance and business plan development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and brand management.
Rocco Gabriel Venneri

Rocco Gabriel Venneri

Co-Founder, CEO & Director

The team is led by Co-Founder & CEO Rocco Venneri, who oversees marketing, administration, and product and business development. A Black/mixed race gay man, Venneri spent 15 years as a strategic marketer in the fashion industry, developing and executing successful digital, social media, and print campaigns and activations for global heritage brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Armani. Leveraging his fashion marketing background and personal beliefs, he created an original, high-quality product inclusive of all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, that brings together likeminded individuals who share similar values and experiences – aka, a fearless community of Cool Cats.
Paul G. Savas

Paul G. Savas


Paul G. Savas is an experienced executive with extensive financial and operational experience. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes. Mr. Savas joined MacAndrews & Forbes in 1994 as Director of Corporate Finance, have served in various positions of increasing responsibilities and became Chief Financial Officer in 2007.  

As CFO, Mr. Savas oversaw all corporate transactions, including financing, acquisitions and divestitures. His experience in managing a diversified portfolio of companies extends across a wide array of industries including- cosmetics & consumer products, marketing & business services, financial services, biotechnology, lottery & gaming operations, military equipment & defense. 

He also served as director and board member of several public and private companies, in which he provided business, leadership and management support to each of the companies within the MacAndrews & Forbes portfolio. 

Founder of S5 Acquisitions, a privately held management company, Mr. Savas is currently exploring strategic investment opportunities.  

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

Brian is an industry veteran, having worked for top beverage companies like Pabst Brewing and Coors. He's now joined Cool Cat Sparkling Cocktail as a leader in their sales team, bringing his expertise in structuring customer-focused teams and recruiting top talent. With over 20 years of consumer goods experience, Brian has built a reputation as a culture champion, ensuring high standards and values are instilled throughout his sales teams. Beyond his professional achievements, he is also actively involved in not-for-profit organizations, serving as a Board Member and Treasurer for Beat The Streets - Chicago. In his personal life, Brian resides in San Antonio with his wife and two daughters.


Cool Cat
Aug. 3, 2023 at 6:59 AM UTC
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Adrian Jackson

4 months ago

Hello Molly, can you guys do me a favor and extend your raise for another month or two. I have cash coming in next month and i would love to deploy some of it in your company. Thanks.



Michael Bartow

6 months ago

Since you say your in NY where exactly are you selling the products from. I know we aren’t to the point of selling wine in supermarkets but who’s your distributor here in NY if it’s got to be sold in liquor stores.



Timothy huckaby

6 months ago

What is your runway or burn rate? Do you manufacturer in house your own product for overall quality control and cost savings or will you think or want to do that later explain? Talk more about your distribution plan as well thanks so much?



Timothy huckaby

6 months ago

How will you increase margins in the future and how much would you like to or think you can increase them too? What other product lines or new would you consider or might or would want to launch into other markets at later date?



Timothy huckaby

6 months ago

What are your gross and net margins? how much revenue have you made todate?. What is your month to month avg growth? What is your yoy growth the last one two years?..what is your plan for distribution in the next year or few years?..what are your operating cost? What are you going to do different to stand out and increase sales like marketing etc? Like the name..thinking of investing...




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