Thursday, October 2, 2014
Feld, Bullet Time Back Beer Brewing Robot Company
Boulder's Brad Feld and David Cohen are no strangers to the world of investing in robotics: collectively, they've invested in such companies as Orbotix, Sifteo, 3D Robotics, and littleBits. However, their latest investment -- in Techstars startup Brewbot--is a bit different, in that it combines robotics and smartphones with beer brewing. Brewbot said yesterday it has raised $1.5M in a seed round to bring home brewing to the masses, using a smart device and smartphone software, which automates the task of brewing your own beer. The funding include Brad Feld, Bullet Time Ventures (led by David Cohen), Michael Birch, the co-founder of Bebo; Federico Pirzio-Biroli; Hallett Capital, Techstart NI, and SparkLabs Global. BrewBot has yet to release its product, but says its smartphone apps will monitor its device for the brewing of beer, help users track the brewing process, and much more.