Our consumer, partner, and delivery web/mobile apps are complete and will launch soon in Chicago, Illinois, and Miami and Gainesville, Florida! Development of our iOS and Android apps is also underway and will wrap up soon after launch.
Unlike similar services, the BeerDropper team has taken a strategic approach to compliance by seeking permission from the states first before entering the market.
There’s no better way to purchase liquor, wine, and beer than BeerDropper. Read on to find out why!
People like to drink; it’s that simple.
Alcohol retailers in college towns only provide in-store sales because they don’t have the capability to provide online delivery. For an industry so large, access is relatively restricted. Technology has allowed almost everything to be delivered these days, except alcohol — until now. Alcohol delivery is the newest frontier in the on-demand economy.
BeerDropper is the first and only application that allows for safe and secure online purchase and delivery of alcohol. When the party’s been raging for a few hours, but you run out of alcohol, you never again have to even consider driving to restock.Asking “who’s the least drunk here” is never the right answer. BeerDropper is.
BeerDropper is a web/mobile platform to purchase alcohol from local retailers and have it delivered right to your door. There are many reasons to choose BeerDropper:
Reduce the incidence of drunk driving and death.
Reduce fraudulent usage of fake ID’s and underage distribution. Our client partners’ drivers scan PDF417 barcodes (the 2-dimensional barcodes printed on the back of the ID that encodes all of the printed data on the front of the ID) upon delivery with patented technology. Fake ID, no alcohol.
Delivery in under an hour!
Paperless, recyclable, reduced gas emissions.
Get exclusive deals, swag, and pricing through our partners and manufacturers.
Ordering from home, saving time and effort.
Our prices are the same as you’d find in-store, with only a small delivery fee charged.
Why retail partners choose BeerDropper:
Partnering with local retailers, BeerDropper provides legal drinkers across the US the convenience of ordering from home, saving them the time and effort of going out to buy alcohol on their own! Combining favorable prices with the top alcohol selection, we provide safe, convenient, and efficient alcohol delivery directly to your door.
BeerDropper holds two patents on our service. We have validated our product on two occasions during development with temporary partners.
With the web platform MVP complete and optimized for desktop, tablet, and smartphone use, and Android and iOS app development underway, we’re gearing up for our spring launch. We will launch in three locations: Chicago, Illinois, and Miami and Gainesville, Florida.
We have Chicago and Florida retailers already in place and are in talks with several more alcohol industry experts, including wine distributors and bars. A big focus for this year is to bring together more distributors, manufacturers, and retailers.
Make sure to request access to the business plan tab of this profile for an inside look into BeerDropper!
The BeerDropper co-founders were recent college graduates in dental and medical school when they decided to take a weekend off from school and unwind at the Jersey Shore. Before turning in one night, they pondered the idea of a delivery service specifically targeting students, who are busy with academic and extracurricular activities. Shortly after realizing the challenge that students face in finding a balance between keeping up with school work and having a social life, BeerDropper was born, along with the slogan “Work Hard. Drop Later.”
Backed by a seasoned management team with deep industry knowledge, Fortune 500 company experience, and entrepreneurial drive, we believe hard work is the key to success. “Work Hard, Drop Later” is what we preach. Work hard, do your drinking responsibly, and we’ll bring the fun to you.
Some fast facts about our senior management team:
- Worked in Fortune 500 as well as startup environments.
- Global experience across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
- Involved in over 200+ new product launches.
- Over 150 combined years of relevant experience.
- All have executed both sales & operational functions.
- Proven ability to run profitable growth businesses.
- Implemented exit strategies from startup through sale of company.
- Numerous individual and product awards and industry recognitions.
Most importantly, our team is made up of dynamic and energetic executives that roll up their sleeves, get into the trenches, and get things done!
Dr. Jeremy Krell, Founder & CEO
Prior to BeerDropper, and founding venture incubator CEO in A Box, Jeremy had 12 years of experience as an entrepreneur, with three successful exits. Jeremy has a Bachelors of Science degree from Brandeis University and two graduate degrees (DMD – Tufts University, MBA – University of Chicago). He is a licensed and practicing dentist and serial entrepreneur. As CEO, he handles recruitment, capital introduction, and strategic management services.
Dr. Clyde Danganan, CTO
Clyde has over 17 years of professional experience as a software/web developer, architect, and manager. He has worked in the computer leasing, financial and academic industries and is currently the Assistant Director, Academic and Administrative Applications Group, in the Biological Sciences Division at a leading university in Chicago. Clyde earned a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA from Washington University. He holds the Microsoft Certified Application Developer certification and has recently completed the Chicago Management Institute certificate program through the Chicago Booth School of Business. Clyde is responsible for the software architecture, design, and development of the BeerDropper consumer and partner mobile web applications.
Tom Ramsey, CFO
Tom performs corporate finance functions and conducts investor relations, in addition to structuring new B2B relationships for BeerDropper on behalf of related venture incubator CEO in A Box. Tom has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and two graduate degrees (from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago). Tom’s work experience includes a leading consumer services company in the identity theft protection and restoration industry, Mercer Investment Consulting, and Merrill Lynch.
Gregory Butz, CMO
Gregory has over 20 years of marketing experience in both client-and-agency-side roles. He has been instrumental in helping brands like Hormel Foods, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Walgreens, Motorola Mobility, U.S. Cellular and MillerCoors grow their business across digital and traditional channels. Gregory joined Wire Stone in 2015 and leads the Chicago office. Prior to joining Wire Stone, he held marketing positions of increasing responsibility at BBDO, PepsiCo, Razorfish, and most recently Salesforce – where he was Senior Director, Global Strategic Services in their marketing cloud. Gregory holds a bachelors degree in business and marketing from Coe College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Alex Mathai, Product Manager
Alex is a big picture thinker with experience advising companies from early stage to Fortune 100 in size, who uses data driven analysis and creativity to find solutions to complex problems. Alex has a Bachelors of Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is a member of MENSA. He works closely with the CEO, is responsible for developing the product and ensuring product-market fit, as well as participating in strategic business development.
Andrew Fincher, SVP of Consumer Marketing
Andrew is a results oriented, digital marketer seasoned in cultivating successful acquisition and lucrative performance marketing programs. A recent MBA graduate of DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Over the course of his career, he’s had the pleasure of working for Campbell-Ewald, Digitas Boston, Quill.com and most recently Growth Geeks. In his spare time, you could find him serving through his church, playing pick-up basketball or perfecting his guacamole recipe.
Gregory Drozdow, VP of Marketing
Greg has focused his career in private wealth management and has served as a Financial Advisor for McAdam Financial since 2012. Serving 1000s of clients across 5 major cities in the U.S., Greg leads a team of advisors and is part of a group that manages over $1 billion in Assets Under Management. Greg is fully licensed as an Investment Advisor Representative and received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Business from Brandeis University. Greg’s role with BeerDropper is to continue to grow the marketing strategy, build strong relationships with retail partners, and help both partners and consumers connect quicker and more efficiently.
Jared Dunn, VP of Sales
Jared is responsible for sales sourcing and enablement – identifying prospects and communicating the value proposition of the products and services offered – as well as channel management. He has experience as a Data Integration Account Manager and Consultant at Oracle as well as launching and growing several startups. He received the Top Performance award for consistent quarterly quota achievement. Jared has dual undergraduate degrees from Brandeis University in Computer Science and Business.
John Durkin, Investor & Advisor
John sits on the Board of Managers, plays a pivotal role in investment strategy, and brings deep alcohol industry knowledge. He received his Bachelor degree in Economics and History from the State University of New York at Albany in 1994. After leaving Albany, John worked at Anheuser-Busch from 1995-1999. He held many different positions in the marketing and sales teams before rising to manager of the NYC district. In 1998, John invested in, and later acquired and grew, an establishment called Mad River Bar and Grille. John now runs River Partners, which has 12 locations of various themes and concepts.
Mike Agee, Advisor
Mike plays a pivotal role in investment strategy and brings a deep knowledge of web and mobile development with startups. He has been developing web-based and mobile application for more than 20 years, working for such companies as Ernst & Young, Cap Gemni, Fidelity National Financial, and a host of startups. Prior to coming to BeerDropper, Michael was the Vice President of Technology for the Board Network, a syndicate of over 20 job boards in the financial services and accounting industry. Michael has a BS from DeVry University in Computer Science and an Executive Juris Doctor from Concord University School of Law.