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Earth911 Podcast: Bevi Delivers Sustainable Water Services To Reduce Plastic Waste

05.06.2020 — You’ve got a great product that clearly has a lot of importance for people working in an office. Staying hydrated is critical to productivity

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“Work/Life Balance.” With Penny Bauder & Eliza Becton

05.06.2020 — Bevi was born out of the idea that, rather than guilt-tripping people into behavior change, it would be more effective to design a solution to the problem that is so easy, fun and efficient to use, that people would change their behavior voluntarily.

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How Bevi Co-Founder Eliza Becton tackles the extreme work life balance of being a woman in STEM during COVID-19

04.30.2020 — Bevi, a modern spin on the office water cooler that does its part in eliminating single-use plastic bottles by offering the best beverages instantly available on tap, with no waste (available in offices across the country, including Google and Netflix).

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Bevi cuts 150 million bottles and cans from the workplace

03.05.2020 — Complimentary workplace snacks and beverages are now a relatively common practice for US employers, but the mounting costs and environmental drawbacks have offices turning more to eco-friendly drink systems like Bevi.

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Bevi Co-Founder Eliza Becton On Sustainability & Data

03.04.2020 — Bevi covers a significant use within offices across the country, which is making a huge impactTo date, Bevi is already providing an alternative to single use plastics for over 600,000 employees and is helping users reduce their carbon footprint.

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Getting Smart About Water With Bevi

02.05.2020 — Sean Grundy, CEO and co-founder of Bevi discusses the progress the company has made, the future of the smart water system, and his plans for an IPO.

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72 Startups that will boom in 2020, according to VCs

01.22.2020 — “What if MIT geniuses dedicated theirlives to make your office water cooler delightful and cheaper thanexisting office beverage solutions? That’s Bevi,” says Bennett. “Th ecompany is growing incredibly quickly.”

-Kent Bennett, Bessemer Venture Partners

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2020 Consumer Packaged Goods Trends Driving Food & Beverage Innovation

 

01.15.2020 — “Bevi targets office environments with a vending machine that dispenses still or sparkling water, with or without sweetness, with or without flavor. Part of their pitch is the sheer pain—literally—of moving cases of water and sodas around, and disposing of the solid waste.”

-Barb Stuckey

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100 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN BOSTON 2020

01.15.2020 — Bevi is featured on Built In’s ‘Best Places to Work in Boston,’ a list of startups and tech companies with the best employee benefits in the city.

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Bevi’s Eco-Friendly Water Dispenser Saves 100 Million Plastic Bottles Per Year

 

11.05.2019 — “Bevi’s mission has always stayed the same,” Lee said. “The business model and product may have evolved over the years, but since day one, we have always focused on eliminating waste from bottled beverages.”

-Macy Moore

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Bevi Re-envisions How We Drink Water and Seltzer

 

10.08.2019 — “Bevi machines have served over 100 million bottles’ worth of water and seltzer since the company’s founding, a number that’s now growing by more than 10 million each month”

-Reena Karasin

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Features of the Bevi Smart Water Dispenser your Employees Will Love

 

08.16.2019 —“One of our stand-out water services is the Bevi Smart Water Dispenser, which is an Internet-connected kiosk machine that dispenses customized drinks using tap water. Not only does Bevi give employees the option of going for plain or sparkling water, it also offers delicious zero calorie, low calorie & sweetened flavored water options like coconut, raspberry, lime, grapefruit, watermelon and the list goes on.”

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The Seltzer Bubble

 

07.13.2019 — “Toaster-oven-size Bevi machines hydrate the disruptive masses at companies including Netflix, Facebook and Google. And with more than $60 million in funding, Bevi has built itself into a start-up on par with the start-ups it serves.”

-Sheila Marikar

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Bevi, The Smart Water Dispenser, Raised $35M Series C. What’s Next?

 

07.09.2019 — “Currently, Bevi has offices in Boston, SF, NYC, and Chicago, and its clientele includes more than 2000 corporate offices (like Microsoft, Apple and Lyft), startups (like Peloton), health care facilities (like Texas Medical Center and Danbury Hospital), universities, law firms, and financial service companies (like Fidelity). Bevi has been mission driven since day 1 to help eliminate waste from bottled beverages.”

-Cindy Bi

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At Bevi, the Talk is pretty much all water cooler talk

05.15.2019 — “Eliza Becton could be anywhere in Bevi’s Charlestown office: at a hot desk near the sales team, downstairs with her design and research-and-development colleagues, or in the looking over the company’s latest prototypes for high-tech seltzer and flavored-water dispensers”

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Five Competitive Advantages Of A Mission-Driven Startup

06.26.2019 –“When businesses truly support a cause, they can drive large-scale change quickly. And there’s no better time to embed a mission into a company than at the very start, making the mission an inseparable part of that company’s business model rather than an afterthought.”

-Sean Grundy , CEO at Bevi

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Five Hotels with Ultra-Luxurious Fitness Centers in Boston

 

03.28.19 — “There’s awesome amenities too, such as free headphones, because we’re guessing you forgot those in your suitcase. Don’t skip the tabletop Bevi machine if you’re a seltzer drinker.”

-Megan Johnson

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PK90: Introducing Bevi

 

03.28.19 — “Due to its impressive track record of reducing plastic consumption (65 million bottles worth!) and its ability to dispense bespoke drinks that cater to anyone looking to hydrate, it’s no wonder that MIT has called Bevi the next-gen water cooler.”

-Alexa Baggio

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Bevi CEO Explains How an Idea for a Product Grew into a Sustainable Startup

 

02.22.19 — “Today, Bevi’s smart water dispensers, which provide customizable flavors using filtered tap water and natural ingredients, have saved the waste generated by over 65 million plastic bottles.” – Yesh Pavlik Slenk, Project Manager 

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100 Best Places to Work in Boston

 

02.22.19 — Bevi is featured on Built In’s ‘Best Places to Work in Boston,’ a list of startups and tech companies with the best employee benefits in the city.

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Bevi Closes $35M Series C Round

 

01.23.19 — “Boston-based tech startup Bevi, which produces a line of “smart” beverage dispensing systems sold in office and food service channels, has raised $35 million in a Series C round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.”

-Brad Avery

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Bessemer Ventures Pours $35M in Smart Water Dispenser Startup Bevi

 

01.23.19 — “This round marks the company’s biggest, larger than its three previous rounds together. For scale, the company’s last fundraising was a Series B worth $16.5 million in 2017. All told, Bevi has raised more than $63 million thus far.”

-Srividya Kalyanaraman

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Polarization is an opportunity for mission-driven brands

 

11.07.18 — “Smart-watercooler company Bevi has done such a good job of promoting itself as the healthy, techie alternative to soft drinks that the sitcom Silicon Valley featured it in an episode and a fitness tech company threw a party (and invited a New Yorker journalist) to celebrate the installation of their first cooler.”

-Patricia Nakache, General Partner at Trinity Ventures

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Women Of The C-Suite: ‘You need different systems for different stages of the company’ With Eliza Becton of Bevi

 

10.22.18 — “Often times, people outside our company look at our product and think “that’s simple.” And that’s great, because our machine is designed to feel simple, easy, and seamless. What most people don’t realize, however, is that there’s a huge amount of complexity layered within. Underneath the fun, bubbly animations, you have flavor and inventory analytics helping to draw insights and maximize efficiency”

-Akemi Sue Fisher

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Top 10 Challenger Brands 2018

 

10.11.18 — “Bevi’s “moat” comes from the way in which it developed a complete solution model with distributors to help with the sale, delivery and maintenance of machines to offices.”

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2018 50 on Fire

 

09.24.18 — “Boston-based water dispenser maker Bevi recently added two robotics executives to its team, which aims to give users a plethora of drink options all from one water cooler. Bob Doucett, formerly of Amazon Robotics, is Bevi’s new COO, and Thomas Allen, formerly of Boston Dynamics, joined as the vice president of hardware engineering.”

-Srividya Kalyanaraman and Lucia Maffei

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What comes after LaCroix?

 

08.27.18 — “We were going through so many cans of LaCroix every day it was ridiculous,” Aaptiv’s employee-experience manager, Kate Blain, recalled. She discovered Bevi, the company that makes the new water coolers, at a networking event, and campaigned to have her office acquire one. “It was a little sad how excited I was to get it,” she said. “I did a post on Instagram: ‘I finally got my Bevi!’ ”

-Kate Blain, Aaptiv employee-experience manager

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Inside Flatiron Health’s swanky, new NYC headquarters

 

07.29.18 — “Included among that is a tabletop version of the Bevi water machine, which serves different flavors of sparkling and still water.”

-Lydia Ramsey

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Why Water Cooler Maker Bevi Hired Two Robotics Execs

 

07.26.18 — “In an interview with BostInno, CEO Sean Grundy said that Bevi is not a robotics company, but a hardware company. Between the two spaces, he noted, there are many parallels, including the fact that Bevi builds its physical machine. These similarities, combined with the fact that Bevi’s machines are past the ideation and testing phase, played a huge role in attracting such talent.”

– Lucia Maffei, Technology Reporter

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The Bevi System for Reducing Plastic Bottle Use

 

07.19.18 — “So will it succeed in reducing our bottle addiction? If the success of the SodaStream is any indication, I’d say yes; since purchasing a SodaStream years ago, I’ve stopped buying what would have amounted to hundreds of plastic bottles. Scaling this up to company-wide figures sounds like a good idea to me.”

– Rain Noe, Senior Editor

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Chief Operating Officer

 

04.08.18 —  In an effort to retain their recently expanded team and attract new candidates, Pied Piper begins Season 5 of HBO’s Silicon Valley in a swanky new office, complete with Bevi machine. Bevi makes its first appearance during Episode 3, “Chief Operating Officer.”

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Small Businesses with a Sustainability Focus – from Every State

02.8.2018 — “Bevi is reinventing the water cooler and reducing waste at the same time by providing customizable, irresistibly healthy beverages. Their water cooler remodel is connected to your own tap and has an internet-connection that gathers data to uncover beverage trends.”

-Drew Brucker

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Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut

 

10.22.17 — “Brands that authentically embody multiple aspirations may be especially well-positioned. Bevi (one of our investments) appeals to customers who care about both health and sustainability. Their smart water cooler dispenses flavored still and sparkling water beverages while reducing plastic and aluminum waste and saving customers money.”

-Patricia Nakache

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Early Starbucks backer leads $16.5M round in Bevi

 

07.13.17 — “The startup already has about 1,000 of its “LaCroix killers,” as CEO Sean Grundy called them, referring to the high-end sparkling water brand, in use nationwide. Many of those early adopters are tech companies in Greater Boston.”

– Kelly J. O’Brien, Technology Reporter

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