Friday, April 01, 2016

A $700 Juice Box for the Kitchen That Caught Silicon Valley’s Eye - The New York Times

Strange days indeed

"In recent years, venture capitalists have funded all manner of improbable ideas. An app that lets random people call and wake you up. A bathroom scale that posts your weight on Twitter.

And then there is Doug Evans’s brainchild. With no experience running tech companies and a bungled juice-bar chain under his belt, he has extracted a remarkable $120 million in investments from Silicon Valley titans, including Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and big companies like Campbell Soup.

His pitch: a $700 machine that makes an eight-ounce glass of juice."
A $700 Juice Box for the Kitchen That Caught Silicon Valley’s Eye - The New York Times
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