Endless West, a San Francisco, CA-based spirits and technology startup, raised $21m in Series B funding.
The round, which brought total funding raised to date to $33.7m, included: Horizons Ventures, Litani Ventures, North East Family Office and SOSV, among others.
Founded in 2015 by scientists Alec Lee and Mardonn Chua, Endless West uses a technology-driven process to create its own original brand of molecular spirits. The company studies and incorporates the molecular composition of wines and spirits, identifying key flavor and aroma molecules (or notes), then extracting them for use from plants, fruits and yeasts.
Endless West intends to use the funds to accelerate technology development and R&D, as well as U.S. distribution for its suite of products, which include:
- Glyph, a molecular spirit inspired by whiskey with three distinct expressions;
- Gemello, a molecular spirit inspired by Moscato d’Asti wine; and
- Kazoku, its saké-inspired molecular spirit;
and accelerate its B2B platform Blank Collective, which expands its spirits offering at accessible price points for commercial use and distribution. Blank Collective manufactures private label alcoholic beverages, bulk spirits, and alcoholic concentrates, in addition to a full-suite of branding, product development, and manufacturing services to customers seeking to launch their own spirits brands.
The company’s products can be found in major bars and restaurants across the U.S., and at https://shop.endlesswest.com.