It’s no secret that today’s consumers are glued to their mobile devices. More than 80 million U.S. smartphone users will download at least one mobile app in 2015 and most of those users will spend as many as 30 hours per month actively engaged inside of an app.
So what does that mean for brewery owners? For one, it’s an incredible opportunity to sell some beer.
That’s why Brewbound has invited Cory Rellas, the chief operating officer of Drizly Inc., a leading on-demand alcohol delivery app, to present at the upcoming Chicago Brewbound Session on June 11.
Much like Uber changed the way people travel, Drizly hopes to change the way legal drinking age consumers purchase beer, wine and spirits. Since launching in 2013, the company, led by Rellas, has raised more than $17 million in funding, expanded into 15 major metropolitan markets and grown to 42 full-time employees.
At the Brewbound Session, Rellas will share the Drizly story, explain how craft brewers can tap into this emerging retail opportunity and capitalize on the convenience of on-demand alcohol delivery apps while acquiring new customers.
The Brewbound Session, which is being held at Moonlight Studios in Chicago, is a full-day conference addressing the challenges of scaling a business in an increasingly competitive craft brewing sector. Next month’s event features an outstanding lineup of industry experts and highlights some of the most important issues facing craft brewery owners today.
About Cory Rellas:
Cory Rellas is the COO of Drizly, Inc., the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor.
Rellas joined Drizly full time in Dec 2013 as its third full-time employee and was instrumental in laying the foundation on how Drizly operates today. Rellas is responsible for crafting Drizly’s business strategy, from expansion and strategic partnerships, to fundraising and recruitment of top-tier talent. Under Rellas’ direction, Drizly raised $17.8 million in funding, expanded from one to 15 major metropolitan markets, grew from three to 42 full-time employees, and delivered hundreds of thousands of deliveries across the country.
Before Drizly, Rellas served as an associate for Sankaty Advisors, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital. While at Sankaty, Rellas focused on high yield and distressed investments as well as working with middle market companies in turnaround and growth situations.
Drizly is a technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor. Combining the best selection and price, content-rich and personalized shopping experiences, and the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery, Drizly delivers “The Joy of Drinking” to legal-age drinkers across the United States. Backed by a world-class group of angel and institutional investors, the company has raised $17.8 millionto become a superior place to shop for beer, wine and liquor in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver,Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, Providence, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C., and other cities across the United States. For more info, visit www.drizly.com.
About the Brewbound Session:
The Brewbound Session is a business conference addressing the topics that most directly impact the decisions craft brewers are faced with as they look to grow their brands. The event focuses on the business side of craft, offering brewers a unique opportunity to learn from and network with industry experts.