Liquid Death

Liquid Death is a direct-to-consumer water company that produces canned mountain water.

Liquid Death comes from an underground mountain source protected by a few hundred feet of stone. 

Liquid Death was founded in 2017 by Mike Cessario and Jon-Ryan (J.R.) Riggins. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.


Liquid Death is tapped right from the source into our bottler where it goes directly into air-tight cans after a fancy purification process that 100% maintains the original mineral profile of the water. And these natural minerals (aka electrolytes) aren’t just good for your body, they will murder your thirst.


Liquid Death touts its water’s sourcing as a key element that stands out among other brands. It cans its water from the source in the Alps. It claims that its purification process preserves 100% of the water’s natural elctrolytes, which then “murders” consumers’ thirst.


Liquid Death has expanded its product portfolio to include three flavored sparkling waters with names matching its edgy aesthetic: Mango Chainsaw, Berry It Alive and Severed Lime. The company has grown its retail presence to 60,000 stores.


Liquid Death is backed by Science Inc., Live Nation Entertainment, PowerPlant Partners, Velvet Sea Ventures, Convivialité Ventures, Access Capital, Nomad Ventures, DJ group Swedish House Mafia, and others. The company raised $70M in Series D round on Oct 03, 2022. This brings Liquid Death's total funding to $179.2M to date. The latest round valued the company at a $700M post-money. Liquid Death was previously valued at $525M in its Series C in Jan 2022. 



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $179.2M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: $130M (FY- 2022)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $700M as of Oct 03, 2022
  • City/Town: Santa Monica
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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