Funding and mentorship program designed specifically for premium spirits & non-alcoholic drinks brands led by underrepresented founders.
The Distill Ventures website reads:
In 2022, just 10% of all venture capital deals went to entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities including women, LGBTQ+, and people of Black, Asian, and multiple heritages.
We believe the most exciting innovations come from founder-led brands, where flavour innovation and provenance of liquid are celebrated and sought after.
By increasing representation at a founder-level, the trickle-down effect will be a positive impact on diversity throughout the drinks industry.
Over the last 2 years, we’ve backed start-up drinks brands from around the world, with £4/$4.3 million investment and mentorship, helping founders to test, learn and scale the drinks brands of the future.
Successful applicants will receive an initial investment of up to $500k/£350k and 6-9 months of mentorship and support from our expert team.
For more information and how to apply – visit the Distill Ventures website.