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January 17, 2024

Bevvy's Scotland Startup Scores $1.5M to Enhance Global Presence

Bevvy, Scotland's whisky discovery platform, just secured a whopping $1.5 million in seed investment

As the UK's whisky market gears up to generate a projected $1.2 billion in 2024, enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike find themselves navigating a fragmented and information-starved landscape. Enter Bevvy, the Scotland-based startup that's changing the game with its technology-led whisky discovery platform. In a recent funding boost of $1.5 million from Scottish angels, existing shareholders, and a US-based family office, Bevvy is set to redefine the whisky experience.

Founded in 2021 by leading whisky expert Laurie Black, mathematician Atanas Tonchev, and medtech entrepreneur Lucas Heron, Bevvy is on a mission to bridge the gap in the whisky market. The funds raised are earmarked to solidify Bevvy's market share and propel its consumer audience into uncharted territories. With a recent foray into the US market and a focus on expanding its Bourbon catalog, Bevvy aims to be live and active in the US by mid-2024.

Bevvy's groundbreaking technology revolves around consumer-facing Android and iOS mobile applications. Imagine using your mobile camera to scan any whisky bottle, instantly unlocking a treasure trove of information. From distillery and bottler overviews to dynamic price data and expert tasting notes, Bevvy brings accessibility and insight to the whisky market. With the world's largest whisky database, boasting over 200,000 cataloged bottles spanning 120 years, Bevvy ensures an unrivaled search and discovery experience.

Beyond individual enthusiasts, Bevvy extends its reach to businesses. Over the past year, the platform has integrated whisky bar and pub data, allowing operators to create live menus by scanning their available bottles. Whisky auctioneers also find Bevvy invaluable, providing indicative valuations for prospective consignors. Co-founder Laurie Black expresses excitement about Bevvy's growth, stating, "Having already established the leading position in the digital whisky space; this new capital allows us to cement our market share and grow our consumer audience into new territories. We’re hugely excited to be heading Stateside in 2024!"

Bevvy's successful funding round underscores its pivotal role in addressing the growing demand for whisky knowledge and accessibility. With an engaged and rapidly expanding audience, Bevvy not only fills a gap in the market but also reshapes how we explore and appreciate the world of whisky.

Neil Hodgson Coyle
Neil Hodgson-Coyle
Editorial chief at TechNews180
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