Tech Pitch: Bevy
Fronted by Made in Chelsea stars, this London start-up promises to deliver alcohol to your door within 30 minutes. Fancy a 'Bevy'?
Company name: Bevy
Founders: Kevin Kovar (32), Marco Saio (30), and Guy Kemball-Williams (28)
Background: Founders bring a mix management experience, app backgrounds, and corporate investment and finance
Based in: WeWork, London
Very simply, what does your tech start-up do?
- Bevy is an on-demand app that specialises in delivering alcohol and your favourite convenience goods when you need them most.
- The app puts your local convenience shop in the palm of your hand and delivers-shop priced products in 30 minutes, right up until 5am!
- Bevy takes a % commission from retailers so customers pay local shop prices plus a flat £5 fee for delivery.
Tell us why there’s a need – what do you disrupt?
Procuring alcohol and convenience goods is very often a highly inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive process – particularly after hours when they are most needed and least available!
The UK alcohol delivery space is antiquated, sluggish and sorely missing an integrated technology and delivery solution like Bevy.We not only plan to completely disrupt this market, but also create an entirely new one in the process.
There are currently no dedicated services that can rapidly deliver alcohol on-demand and at retail prices. Today’s customers are both time-starved and mobile-obsessed and place a high value on convenience and instant gratification via their mobile devices.
Are you funded?
Bevy has raised private investment so far and we’re looking to close a seed round in June.
What were you doing before starting?
We were all in stable, well paid jobs and dreamt of starting up something we could call our own. We saw the opportunity to create a disruptive app to redefine what convenience means in today’s on-demand world, and so Bevy was born.
CEO Kovar has an MBA from Copenhagen Business School and comes from a strong Management Consulting background at CBRE and HSBC. Saio is COO and brings a wealth of start-up and app experience from leading HotelTonight’s international expansion in UK and ANZ. Kemball-Williams is CFO and brings a great deal of corporate finance and investment experience from Accenture and other market-leading firms.
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What’s the best thing about where you’re based?
The Bevy team is currently based at WeWork. We love being plugged into London’s tech start-up community. And love the unlimited coffee!