Cheers! - A Collection of DrinkTech Companies in Boston
Who doesn’t like a good drink every once and awhile? There is an abundance of bars, beer gardens, and breweries in the Greater Boston area. Taking a look at the size of this particular market, it comes as no surprise that there are a ton of startups with liquor/beer/wine/etc. Whether they are trying to deliver alcohol or make a night out with friends that much better, there is a growing cluster of tech companies involved with drinking. DrinkTech if you will.
We’ve compiled a list focusing on a handful of startups within this rather particular space. Keep in mind this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a sampling of what kinds of startups are in this sector. Check it out!
Also, we advise any users to use these apps and services responsibly.
Drizly’s eCommerce platform devoted to selling and sharing liquor, beer, and wine. The company has connected with various retailers for a seamless online, or mobile, shopping experience. Drizly is a venture-backed startup that raised $35M to date.
Kuvee is a delivery service where customers will receive wine every 30 days. However, here is where they are different; wine is delivered in the company’s patented FreshPour bottles, which will help keep the wine cool and fresh for a month.
Coravin is a device that allows wine enthusiasts to pour a glass without having to pop the cork on the bottle. The company has recently released their newest model, the Coravin Eleven which has the ability to pour wine with the use of Bluetooth.
Buttery is another alcohol delivery app, but it prides itself on the speed of which it completes its deliveries. Since Buttery works closely with local retailers, they are able to give users the same price as they would in-store.
Managing a bar can be a tough gig. BevSpot is a management platform designed for every aspect of the food & beverage industry, bars included. Through BevSpot, bartenders can figure out costs of certain bottles, order supplies from the bar’s distributor, and keep track of your inventory.
Drync was founded in 2008 and is a mobile app dedicated to wine drinkers. Users will be able to find reviews and recommendations for particular bottles, but can also use the app to scan wine barcodes for pricing information.
Relativity Whiskey is changing the way whiskey is distilled. The company has created and developed their Compression Finishing method to make sure the whiskey retains it full taste, while being able to brew it quicker. The company is based in Kentucky, sells the product all throughout the Greater Boston area through Drizly.
Vinolytics is a wine collection management platform. The platform can tell wine collectors how pricey specific bottles are, how old they are, and if they are interested, what the country of origin the wine is from.
In Boston tech, there are dozens and dozens of networking events that feature an open bar, but with the abundance of events, there is bound to have a bar that is short-handed. Host Events is a bartender sharing app, where people hosting events can hire a helping hand for the overcrowded event.