About Us

Our Team

Based in San Francisco, Rome, and London, Rising Partners is a strategic marketing, research and creative consulting firm dedicated to supporting the people, companies, and organizations that form the Creative Economy, a 2.2 trillion-dollar industry, globally.

It is exploring new hubs in Lisbon and Auckland, and looking into new, technological partnerships, to offer complete service.

We believe that diverse players within the arts, design/fashion, environmental and technology sectors intersect as the Creative Economy. It is the economy of the future.

  • Carolina Cappabianca
    Partner and CEO
  • Sarah Kornfeld
    Founding Member and Strategist
  • Cate Riegner
    Market Research and Industry Strategist
  • Francesca Morelli
    Partner and VP
  • Daniela Badioli
    Head of Administration and Personnel
  • Lorenzo Giombini
  • Lucrezia Arena

What We Do

Through our combined expertise in the arts, technology, research, marketing, and communications, clients gain cost-effective development, marketing and creative strategies, to transform and grow. We do all this through our Rising Method(™) helping clients understand, plan, connect and market.

Ian Davenport. 57th biennial of art, Venice, IT. 2017.

Where we live

We live in the cultural realm (IRL), as well as in Web3, and blend our abilities to translate all that’s new in culture and technology into ways that help clients, now. We are on the Blockchain (NEAR Protocol) with the Rising Dao, as well as developing programs with global artists in the world and “on chain”.

TeamLab borderless: MORI Building Digital Art Museum, Tokyo, JP. 2018.

Creative Development

As lifelong champions of the arts, and fluent in the language of culture, we support creative ideation, planning and execution through curatorial research, creative writing, and site-specific installations /events.

Marketing and Communication

Our background in International branding and Customer Relationship Marketing has taught us that every strategy that works and is long-lasting is built on and with marketing and communication. This includes branding, positioning, content marketing, events and business development projects.

services we offer


Rising Partners brings 20+ years of experience in research design, data collection and analysis to gain insights that meet your strategic needs, including executive interviews, trends tracking, audience surveys, focus groups and TechArtTM roundtables.

Strategic Planning

We lend a critical eye to identify the strategies necessary to accomplish your goals and how to monitor and evaluate progress, including budget allocation, resource allocation, executive off-sites, and consensus building.