MiniBrew gets 2.45 million euro seed investment in second fundraising round.
Dutch startup MiniBrew has secured an additional 2.45 million euro seed investment. The Utrecht based company is getting ready for accelerated execution, faster production and growth.
Happy Co-Founders! From left Olivier van Oord and Bart van de Kooij
“This is the fuel we needed to fulfil our mission; globalise local fresh craft beer. We are so proud that we were able to attract a partnership of investors that is eager to support us to shift an industry, create a new category and open up the route to a global market where everybody can brew and share fresh local craft beer anytime, anywhere.”
MiniBrew was founded in September 2015 by Olivier van Oord and Bart van de Kooij. After committing own capital and obtaining angel investments, VOC Capital Partners ignited MiniBrew with a first seed investment in February 2016. Next to this, MiniBrew has been supported by more than 388 backers that funded 340.000 Euros during a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. The current growth capital will be used to scale up and professionalize the team, accelerate production and sales worldwide.
MiniBrew is a platform to brew fresh local craft beer anytime anywhere. It stimulates brewing ingenuity and local neighbourhood industries. All with an IoT table top brewing appliance, fully controlled by sensor technology and an unique app to either brew global craft beers, or create your own local fresh craft beers in your home, your office or holiday hideout.
The MiniBrew is the most elegant and easiest brewing beer solution available in the world that makes beer from grain to tapping crane in one sophisticated solution. The process takes about 3,5 hours, with fermentation lasting anything from 4 days for a lighter beer to 2 weeks for a stronger beer and 4 weeks to the extremely heavy ones.
MiniBrew’s connected features and world wide network of brewers and breweries are what truly sets it apart. Already 431 customers from 33 countries are part of the MiniBrew family and more breweries are getting connected every week. Among them are well known international and national breweries such as Dois Corvos (Portugal), Victory Art Brew (Russia), de Prael, de Leckere and Jopen (The Netherlands). The platform is a great way for customers to share feedback and stimulate taste discovery.
In the last months, MiniBrew improved the software and the hardware, which makes the machine smaller, more beautiful, more accurate and more efficient than ever before. The investment will be now used to scale up the team and accelerate production and growth worldwide.
Investment partner of VOC Capital Partner, Pieter Schoen, called MiniBrew revolutionary.
MiniBrew disrupts the whole value chain by skipping the distributor or the store and bringing fresh craft beer to homes around the globe.
With the investment, the team can accelerate their production process and expand their market to USA, South America and Asia.
Last year the team of MiniBrew has achieved strong growth around the globe. Now is an ideal time for VOC Capital Partners to accelerate scaling.
Besides VOC who committed additional capital to their original investment - 4 new investors are now part of the MiniBrew family. One of them is Hoving & Partners SA. The other 2 investors are undisclosed.
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