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RISEBrewing Co, Original Grain and SUPA are the finalists of the most rewarding competition for businesses yet
May 5, 2017

New York, NY—May 5th, 2017—SevenVentures, the investment arm of Germany’s largest digital and media powerhouse ProSiebenSat.1 Group, today announced the finalists chosen to participate in its most rewarding competition for businesses, SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD). From cold brew coffee to AI sportswear to luxury timepieces, the finalists represent some of the most innovative consumer ideas across a range of industries.

New York, NY—May 5th, 2017SevenVentures, the investment arm of Germany’s largest digital and media powerhouse ProSiebenSat.1 Group, today announced the finalists chosen to participate in its most rewarding competition for businesses, SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD). From cold brew coffee to AI sportswear to luxury timepieces, the finalists represent some of the most innovative consumer ideas across a range of industries.

 The following companies have been selected by SevenVentures to compete at 7VPD at DLD New York:

  • RISE Brewing Co., a NYC-local, organic, non-GMO, nitrogen-infused     cold brew coffee company serving kegs and cans nationwide.
  • Original Grain, unique timepieces that seamlessly     integrate natural wood and steel with a focus on quality craftsmanship,     authenticity, style and story.SUPA, is an Artificial Intelligence sensor     platform merging biometrics + extreme sport + fashion + math in a onesie     at a dance party focusing on GenZ! We are making biometric data SUPA.

 

RISE Brewing Co., Original Grain and SUPA will pitch their companies live on stage at DLD New York on May 11th, 2017 to an impressive panel of industry stakeholders and decision makers. These include CEO of SevenVentures, Florian Pauthner, Chief Executive of Sales at SevenOne AdFactory, Eun-Kyung Park, and Founder  of Lieferando.de/now COO at takeaway.com, Jörg Gerbig, as well as a selected audience of entrepreneurs and industry experts. The companies will compete for  winning a full-service media package to kick-start their expansion into Germany. Furthermore the winner will also be invited to the main 7VPD at DLD Berlin Conference in October. At 7VPD Berlin companies are competing against each other for a big media package, containing of 3 Mio. Euros TV Media as well as Online and Digital out of home Media.

 

The pitch day will be hosted by TechCrunch Editor-at-Large and influencer Mike Butcher. Mike is also involved in a project to bring European technology entrepreneurs and investors together, therefore making him the ideal host for 7VPD.

 

According to Florian Pauthner, CEO of SevenVentures, “It was really hard to pick only three finalists as we had so many great applicants. Throughout the process, we needed to decide which companies could work the best in Europe and we are happy that we found such impressive finalists with so much potential. Each business model is very unique and my team and I are looking forward to supporting them and their expansion plans by sharing our knowledge we have from supporting companies which were scaling abroad.”   

 

Jarrett McGovern, Co-Founder of RISE Brewing Company says, “The cold coffee ready-to-drink beverage is one of the fastest growing categories in food and beverage, and consumers are demanding better-for-you products that are delicious and healthy around the world. We are ready to capitalize on our momentum here in the US with the launch of our European expansion. “

 

Founder of SUPA, Sabine Seymour says, “The SUPA sensors are integrated into apparel as trims like a zipper making every garment an addressable IoT device. We link SUPA powered apparel seamlessly to our SUPA smart APP that empowers the wearer to activate their SUPA Powers. We do not believe in health conditions. We only believe in SUPA Powers! “

 

According to CEO of Original Grain, Paul Buss, “We have laid the foundations to start a serious penetration into Europe including a watch that sets up Germany as the perfect launch country. The “Brewmaster” TM watch made of stainless steel and reclaimed wooden German Beer Barrels is definitely a watch with a story close to the German man’s heart"

 

 

 

SevenVentures and ProSiebenSat.1 Group are looking forward to ultimately supporting the winner with advertising power on its seven free TV channels, its extensive network in the retail sector as well as further group synergies such as cooperation’s with online platforms.

 

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About SevenVentures

SevenVentures is the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for fast-growing B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail, and services sector, with the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising. The example of Zalando has shown how a company can rapidly become a market leader or familiar brand. SevenVentures also supports companies seeking international growth with media power, capital, and all the other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Together with the group network consisting of leading European media companies, they always find the right path to growth.

 

About RISE Brewing Co.

Started by 4 friends in a NYC apartment, RISE Brewing Co. brews nitro cold-brew coffee in kegs and cans to offices, bars, restaurants, and cafes throughout the USA. RISE’s coffee is organic, non-GMO, fair-trade, single-origin, non-dairy and < 5 calories. We want to bring great quality and innovation to the coffee space -- many people drink coffee every day, and we want to make that daily engagement tasty, healthy, and joyful. Some of our clients include Fairway, Forager's, Glossier, ByChloe, Juice Press, Facebook, CAA, Equinox, WME, ESPN, Palantir, Maple, NY Yankees, NBA, and many others!

 

About Original Grain

Original Grain was started in 2013 when brothers Ryan and Andrew Beltran were inspired to create a watch that simply didn’t exist. Influenced by their roots growing up in the Pacific Northwest, the mission was to create unique timepieces that seamlessly integrate natural hardwood and stainless steel. Today, Original Grain is not only known for the craftsmanship that goes into each design, but the stories that can be told about the materials used.

 

About SUPA

New York based SUPAspot Inc was founded by serial entrepreneur Sabine Seymour, the author of three books on the topic of fashion + technology who conceived the first biometric base layer for snowboarding in 2000.