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Invest in NXT Water, makers of AKESO

Innovators in Science-Backed Ultra Functional Beverages: CBD & Plant Powered Hydration

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Daniel interviewed NXT Water, makers of AKESO on June 26, 2021. Play Video
Daniel Edwards
Daniel is a startup CEO, angel investor, advisor and board member spanning from London to Silicon Valley.
says, "Todd and the team have really done a great job at building a good product with a strong stable of advisors & ambassadors. Todd’s story of why he founded NXT Water is about as good as you can get and his passion for the product is next level. It is early days, but NXT Water has shown strong traction thus far and the future looks bright."
says, "I would try to get influencers (professional athletes, normal people, ambassadors) to post more about the benefits of Akeso and why they use it. The content you have on Instagram is okay, but you could do so much more with Reels of people using the product in everyday life. I know this isn’t the same type of product, but the Bang Energy Drink team has done a great job of this because you can’t go on Instagram or TikTok without seeing an influencer promoting Bang. Check out the Bang Energy tagged page to get an idea of what I am talking about. I think this is also interesting to look at because Bang also targets the sports / athletic community."

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Cava Capital, Founder and Managing Partner
Invested $500,000 this round + $600,000 previously
NXT Water (Akeso) has an industry best product, great team and significant intellectual property in the blending of the broad spectrum hemp product and a world class distribution team to help drive sales at retail. We believe Akeso has the inside track on being the leading brand in a giant, emerging category. We believe the upside return on this investment are significant given the intense interest the major beverage brands have expressed. There will be a ton of consolidation in this industry and those with the best brands and infrastructure will be best positioned to benefit. 

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