Tagged: alcohol

Cheers: Humble Grape Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

Humble Grape Wine

The successful UK-based wine and events company Humble Grape surpassed its goal raising £250,500 in its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. Continued overfunding aims to raise the £450,000-£500,000 needed for piloting a wine bar in the Shoreditch area of London, then opening four additional sites in the five years following. “In a stylish and relaxed environment,… Read More

Craft Brewery Uses Equity Crowdfunding to Finance Startup

Serious Beer Not for Serious People

Sori Brewing, a Finish – Estonian startup craft brewery, is going the equity crowdfunding path to finance their small company.  Following the lead of pioneer trailblazer BrewDogs – who famously could not find money to expand their business,  the young company raised over €100,000 their first week.  In a recent update that number had surpassed  €360,000…. Read More

BeerBods: Fastest Pitch Ever on Crowdcube

Drink Better Beer BeerBods

Crowdfunding in 36 Hours, BeerBods Raises £150,000 Mostly From Customers. BeerBods is an online beer club and subscription service, based in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. They have now claimed the title of the fastest pitch to fund on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding platform. 101 investors put in £150,000 in 36 hours, overfunding the pitch by 150%.  The… Read More

The Miracle Machine Wants to Change the Winemaking Industry Forever

The Miracle Machine Final Product

The Miracle Machine is not even crowdfunding yet and already it is generating a buzz.  Expected to launch a crowdfunding campaign soon on Kickstarter, the device is a new process to create high quality of wine, at a fraction of the current cost, in just a short period of time.  If the designers accomplish their… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: TravelCard Charger, LS Cream Liquor, PostyBell & Charity Trip to Malawi

Haitian Drink LS Cream Liquor

After a rather irritating hardware failure this morning, Crowdfund Insider is back up and running with our weekly feature the Crowdfunding Mailbox. The past few days saw big news in the world of crowdfunding, from Kickstarter surpassing $1 billion in pledges to the FCA announcing their investment crowdfunding regulations. Never a dull moment. But it… Read More

BrewDog; “We Couldn’t Find Money to Expand Our Company”

DogWired from BrewDog

Equity crowdfunding innovator BrewDog was recently interviewed on BBC about their “Equity for Punks” campaign.  The brief recording is interesting in the fact that co-founder James Watt adroitly explains the challenge.  They could not find money to grow their business. Necessity being the mother of innovation, the Scottish Brewery decided to “think outside the box”… Read More

Crowdfunded London Distillery Company Featured on CNN (Video)

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The London Distillery Company (TLDC), a boutique artisanal spirits manufacturer, offered up 45% equity in their company for £250,000 on Crowdcube in March 2012.   Recently the company, founded by CEO Darren Rook, was featured on CNN Money as TLDC brings back the art of whisky making to the city of London. The craft alcohol industry… Read More

Last Call for Equity for Punks in BrewDog Brewery

DogWired from BrewDog

BrewDog’s investment crowdfunding campaign “Equity for Punks” is nearing a close. BrewDog has issues a last call for investors as they are down to the last 2% of shares available for this funding round. The Scottish craft brewery raised their funding amount in November to £4.25 Million from £4 Million as demand for shares, along… Read More

Hear about the Experience of Kamm & Sons Crowdfunding on Crowdcube (Video)

Kamm & Sons Ginseng Spirits

Kamm & Sons raised £325,000 from 64 investors for 20% equity in the company back in 2012.  Crowdfund Insider originally covered this interesting crowdfunding campaign last December.  The offer incorporated a syndicate of investors which aided in the success.  The video below shares some insight from Kamm & Sons founder Alex Kammerling and several of… Read More

Emerald City Beer Company Offers Equity via Crowdfunding Platform CrowdBrewed

Emerald City Beer

First Ever “Equity” Crowdfunding Campaign for USA Brewery CrowdBrewed has announced their first equity offering for a brewery – Emerald City Beer Company (ECB) located in Seattle, Washington.   Founded in 2010, ECB is fanatical about creating a Seattle style lager.  Founder / Brewmaster Rick Hewitt has been brewing since 2005 during his years at… Read More

PicoBrew Successfully Raises Funds for Beer Brewing Appliance

Pico Brew

With more than two weeks left in their crowdfunding campaign on KickstAfter, the team at PicoBrew have a solid success.  With the initial goal set at $150,000 they have more than doubled that amount.   The product has been over 3 years in development for the first automatic all-grain beer brewing appliance, called the Zymatic…. Read More

Fashionable Breathalyzer AURA Crowdfunds Successfully

Blowing on the AURA Breathalyzer

If you can make using a breathalyzer for testing your ability to drive fashionable, this crowdfunding team has done it.  From Irvine, California Ho International has created a very attractive looking device to which you can quickly and efficiently measure your blood alcohol content and they have successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo. They set out to… Read More

BrewDog Crowdfunds Equity of £3 Million out of £4 Million Target with Months Remaining

BrewDog Sells Shares to Beer Fans

In just over two months Scottish brewery BrewDog has raised £3 Million on Goal of £4 Million.  Crowdfunding Round Closes in January. Craft brewery BrewDog started in 2007 with just 2 employees and a dream.  The firm was driven by two young fearless entrepreneurs determined to create a different type of company.  A brewery that… Read More

Vodka Producer 88 Delicious Brands Successfully Raises Equity on Crowdcube (Infographic)

88 Delicious

Crowdcube Now Stands at £11,857,00 Raised on Equity Crowdfunding Platform. 88 Delicious Brands has successfully raised  £290,000 in equity in an over-subscribed offering on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.  The UK based platform now stands at just under £12 Million raised since the site started offering equity crowdfunding back in 2010. Delicious Brands founder and CEO… Read More

Food and Beverages are Popular Equity Crowdfunding Category on Crowdcube

Quantock Brewery

With the announcement that Quantock Brewery had surpassed their equity crowdfunding goal of 20% by raising £120,000 from 129 individuals, crowdfunding site Crowdcube noted the popularity for investors to support the food and drink category.  Specifically the beverage portion. Out of 56 funded offerings 18 fall in the food & drink sector with £4.1 Million… Read More

Crowdfunding on Equity Platform Crowdcube, Fleur Emery from Green & Pleasant (Video)

Crowdfunding with Crowdcube

Below is a brief video from Fleur Emery from Green & Pleasant, brewers of all-natural, craft-brewed lager and lemon shandy.  Fleur shares here experience with crowdfunding on Crowdcube.  Earlier this year the campaign raised over £122,000 in equity on the investment crowdfunding platform. The crowdfunding campaign raised the funds from 56 investors which will now own 30%… Read More

Brewdog Brewery Reported to Have Raised £1 Million in First 24 Hours

Buy Shares Now Brew Dog

BrewDog Brewery which has launched a crowdfunded equity offering on their web site attempting to raise £4 Million in new equity has been reported to have raised £1 Million in the first 24 hours of the campaign.  The offering, titled “Equity for Punks” is scheduled to run until January of 2014 but if this pace… Read More

On Rockethub: Never Hungover, A Shot To Save Your Sunday Morning

never hungover

Never Hungover is a mini beverage along the lines of the popular 5 Hour Energy, but this one isn’t used for a pick me up. It can be consumed during a night of drinking and the manufacturer says it aids in avoiding the effects of a morning hangover the next day. The story behind how… Read More

BrewDog Brewery To Offer Shares Direct to The Public in Crowdfunded Offering

Punk IPA

“Equity for Punks” Targets £4 Million in Equity. In 2007 BrewDog, located in Aberdeenshire in the United Kingdom, had two employees – not counting the dog.  The two founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie (and sole shareholders) were dedicated beer aficionados who were tired of the industrially produced lagers and ales – and they decided… Read More

JJ Goodman Uses Crowdfunding To Open London Kung Fu Bar

pimpshuei kung fu bar london

PimpShuei will be a “fun and quirky” bar inspired by “the crazy world of old school kung fu” serving affordable cocktails and food. However Goodman and his business partner are struggling to find a property within their current budget, so are turning to crowd-funding site Indiegogo to ask the global bar industry for its help…. Read More