Caliwater Raises $2 Million

  • 02.10.2022

Caliwater, the trailblazing creator of the cactus based functional organic beverage, accelerates its 2022 expansion into sixty-five BevMo! locations and sixteen 7-11 stores throughout California.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Dodgers CF Cody Bellinger and retired UFC fighter Claudia Gadelha have invested in a $2M funding round for Caliwater, the cactus water brand cofounded by actors Oliver Trevena and Vanessa Hudgens. Other investors in the round include Bills QB Matt Barkley and D'backs RF Cole Tucker, as well as actors Gerard Butler, Ashley Benson and Mike Colter, among others

Having launched in Spring of 2021 to much anticipation and positive reception, Caliwater is defined by a drive to create innovative, fresh functional beverages that connect us to the Earth and to one another. Inspired by the lush and varied landscapes of California, Founders Oliver Trevena (Actor/Host/Entrepreneur) and native Californian Vanessa Hudgens (Actress/Music Artist/Influencer/Entrepreneur) looked to their own desert regions to locally source Prickly Pear cactus fruit, known for its rare and potent healthful properties. Their vision – to sip on Cali in a can. Their key ingredient Prickly Pear is brought to life in beverage form in their quickly growing canned cactus water product, which is not only delicious and organic, but super hydrating and refreshing, and of course filled with rare antioxidants and digestion benefits.