Brains Behind It- Frank Lee- Bevi

by Dave Farrow
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Co-Founder & Head of Marketing at Bevi
Bevi is building a smart beverage platform for healthy beverages, powered by tap water + data analytics. The smart water cooler brings flavors, fizz, and eco-friendly fun to your workplace.
In 2013, three friends—Sean Grundy, Eliza Becton, and Frank Lee—were brought together over their passion for clean water and the environment. Urged into action by the infamous Pacific Garbage Patch, they put their heads together to figure out how to out-design bottled water, one of the most wasteful products in the world, and yet, one that continues to grow in popularity.
They realized that the only way to make any impact was to change user behavior, and to do that they would need all of their combined skills, gained through one industrial design degree from RISD, two MBAs from the MIT Sloan business school, and their various experiences working for sustainability organizations . After several embarrassingly terrible prototypes (like cardboard box market tests and gigantic vending machines), they came up with a smarter water cooler that dispenses customizable drinks—flavored or pure, sparkling or still—and thus, Bevi was born.
Frank’s Work Experiences: P&G manufacturing [Bounty and Charmin], P&G marketing [Prilosec OTC], and business development [Driptech, backed by Vinod Khosla + acquired by Jain Irrigation in 2015]
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA from MIT Sloan
Loves: Brazilian jiu jitsu, MMA, and the Texas Longhorns


Dave Farrow

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