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Investments

6

Portfolio Exits

1

About Boat Rocker Ventures

Boat Rocker Ventures acquires, invests and builds consumer-facing entertainment intellectual property and technology. In addition to direct investments, Ventures leverages Boat Rocker Media's infrastructure and resources to partner with innovators to build smarter entertainment properties. Ventures also supports the overall strategic direction and corporate development of Boat Rocker Media.

Boat Rocker Ventures Headquarters Location

595 Adelaide Street East

Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1N8,

Canada

416-591-0065

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Latest Boat Rocker Ventures News

Boat Rocker merges scripted & unscripted divisions, restructures leadership

Mar 14, 2022

Dino Ranch Canada’s Boat Rocker Media is combining its scripted and unscripted content divisions into one single unit, alongside a management restructure. The newly merged Boat Rocker Studios, TV, will continue under its current leadership, with Jay Peterson and Steve Lescroart retaining their respective titles of president, Boat Rocker Studios, unscripted and president, Boat Rocker Studios, scripted. Lescroart will now also take on the newly created role of COO of Boat Rocker Studios, TV, and head up the division’s day-to-day operations. Boat Rocker Studios’ co-chairmen Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, who will continue to oversee the operation, commented: “We’re pleased to be bolstering the management of our operating divisions to help build further connectivity and value for our creative partners across the company.” Furthermore, Michel Pratte, president of Boat Rocker Media, will see his remit expand to oversee Boat Rocker Ventures, as well as its talent management company Untitled Entertainment and Boat Rocker’s corporate communications. Eric Taitz has also been promoted to SVP and general manager of Boat Rocker Ventures to help support the growth of Untitled Entertainment. The Toronto-based firm is behind programming including Apple TV+ documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry and kids series Dino Ranch for Disney.

Boat Rocker Ventures Investments

6 Investments

Boat Rocker Ventures has made 6 investments. Their latest investment was in Serial Box Publishing as part of their Seed VC - II on March 3, 2019.

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Boat Rocker Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/1/2019

Seed VC - II

Serial Box Publishing

$4.5M

No

5

2/21/2018

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

10/27/2017

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/27/2017

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$99M

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10

4/25/2017

Series A

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Date

3/1/2019

2/21/2018

10/27/2017

10/27/2017

4/25/2017

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Serial Box Publishing

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Amount

$4.5M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

10

10

10

10

Boat Rocker Ventures Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Boat Rocker Ventures has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was The Outline on March 27, 2019.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/27/2019

Acquired

$99M

1

Date

3/27/2019

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

1

Boat Rocker Ventures Team

1 Team Member

Boat Rocker Ventures has 1 team member, including current Senior Vice President, Michel Pratte.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michel Pratte

Senior Vice President

Current

Name

Michel Pratte

Work History

Title

Senior Vice President

Status

Current

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