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Bruvi Raises $7M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Bruvi is a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-beverage and multi-brand single-serve coffee system.
– The company raised $7m in pre-series A funding.
– Investors included high net worth individuals, family offices as well as entrepreneurs represented by The Merchant Club.
– Additionally, venture capital funds include Terpsi Capital, 9Yards Capital, Cambridge Companies SPG, Miroma Ventures and M1 on behalf of BIA, a food and coffee conglomerate in the Americas.
– The company intends to use the funds to pay for manufacturing, software development, brewer inventory and digital advertising expenses, as it prepares for pre-orders in November 2021 and national launch in Q1 2022.

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Compound Foods brews up $4.5M to make coffee without beans

– Compound Foods is a synthetic biology company that creates coffee without coffee beans.
– The company raised $4.5m in seed funding.
– Backers include Chris Sacca’s climate fund Lowercarbon Capital, SVLC, Humboldt Fund, Collaborative Fund, Maple VC, Petri Bio and angel investors like Nick Green, CEO of Thrive Market.

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Botrista Closes $10M Series A Funding

– Botrista Technology, a San Francisco CA-based robot-barista company, raised $10M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Purestone Capital and La Kaffa International with participation from Sony Innovation Fund, Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD), and PIDC.
– The company intends to use the funds to further ramp up deployment operations to roll-out the DrinkBot nationally.

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Seattle startup Bean Box raises $2.4M as pandemic fuels demand for specialty coffee at home

– Bean Box, a Seattle startup that delivers premium coffee from independent roasters, has raised $2.4m in new funding as part of a Series A round.
– The round was led by Kirby Winfield’s Ascend.VC, with a number of other current investors participating.
– Bean Box previously raised $3.2m in seed financing.
– The startup will use the new cash for strategic growth — investing in its coffee subscription business and hiring senior leaders in marketing, engineering and operations.

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