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The Creator Behind a Robotic Bartender Spills the Secrets on How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Somabar -- a Wi-Fi connected craft cocktail kitchen appliance that, after you've selected a custom-made drink via an app, promises to concoct the beverage in five seconds flat -- stemmed from frustration."The idea was an amalgamation of being annoyed by waiting in long lines for drinks at bars combined with the difficulty of making good cocktails at home…especially when you've had a few," says creator Dylan Purcell-Lowe, who came up with the idea for the "world's first app controlled...

Somabar Is Basically A Keurig For Cocktails, And You Can Buy It On Kickstarter Right Now

AdvertisementIf you are a coffee addict, then getting a Keurig was probably one of the best decisions of your life. While the Keurig machines let you make your single serving of early morning coffee with just the push of a button, wouldn't it be amazing to have the same kind of machine make your cocktails at night?Well, thankfully, the Golden Age of cocktail gadgets is upon us! Instead of sitting around a packed bar and drinking overpriced, watered down, bottom-shelf liquor concoctions, you...

We called out a Silicon Valley investor for wearing a horribly sexist t-shirt at a startup party

It was a Saturday night in San Francisco, and so, of course, there was a booze-fueled start-up launch party at a hip SOMA bar. We were among the Kickstarter backers and enthusiasts invited by SpaceVR to "be an astronaut" by donning a virtual reality headset to explore a 3D-version of space pulled together from publicly available footage. Someone in a space suit was dancing wildly under a pink chandelier. We were waiting to try out the glasses and pay a visit to Mars when a guy wearing a black...