Coffee Startup Bruvi Raises $2 Million


Beverly Hills-based Bruvi, a designer and manufacturer of single-serve coffee makers started by a former top executive at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, has raised $2.2 million in seed money.

The latest funding round, which the startup plans to use to support manufacturing, brings the company’s total raised to date to just over $3 million.

The investor pool includes Lee Fentress, vice president of business development at the Los Angeles Times, Brandon Shainfeld of Unilever Ventures, and Evan Lowenstein, a former singer and founder of Hollywood-based StageIt.

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