During its reign, the Roman Empire built aqueducts as infrastructure to move
water. In the First Century AD, a Greek engineer named Heron of Alexandria
invented the world’s first water fountain. For almost two millennia, people
drank from tap water being delivered by the municipal water treatment
systems. However, with the introduction of PET bottles in the 1980s, plastic
bottled beverages gained massive popularity.
In 2013, Bevi began when three friends, Sean Grundy, Eliza Becton, and
Frank Lee, wondered why people prefer to buy bottled water over
drinking tap water, and often trashing bottles after a single use. That
question evolved into an idea of using design and technology to promote
behavioral change. Several embarrassingly terrible prototypes later
(seriously, folks, we’re talking cardboard box market tests and gigantic
vending machines - for giants), the Bevi machine was born.
Today, our mission
is to turn back the hands of time (sort of) and eliminate waste from the
production, shipping, and disposing of bottled beverages.
We envision a future where a smarter platform (powered by the municipal
water supply) transforms how beverages are delivered.
It is an ambitious goal, but we are on it!