I really like this double wall water bottle

Sophie

Phase II

Phase III

Stephen S

2014

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

Epiphany moment

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

Epiphany moment

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

Epiphany moment

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

Epiphany moment

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system

Epiphany moment

2014

toyed with several business ideas

decided to expand in the water industry

realizing humans value is not justified with the current capitalist system.

Epiphany moment

the idea of a smart water-bottle was born.

Eureka!

R&D

research and development take place at TASC.

raised pre-seed from friends, family, and an accredited investor.

Pre-seed

Bazaarian was found with one goal in mind, to save lives.

Bazaarian LLC

Crowdfunding

launched the Kickstarter campaign raising $100k

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Several hundred 32 oz insulated bottles are ordered from China

investigating how such a bottle can be invented

an advisory board was composed

partnered up with a local technical facility called TASC

Eli's dad was diagnosed with type B liver cancer

manufacturing development in place

fulfillment of crowdfunding campaigns

Eli realizes the importance of hydration to human body

one of advisers decided to convert himself to a founding investor

professional R&D process has started

very first prototype was born using a circuit from a smoke detector

sold 32 oz water bottles on Amazon and eBay

Eli Moon

Eli is the founder and CEO at Bottley. Eli values people and envisions building people matter business. Eli is a visionary and strongly holds the business as his calling. Hence, Eli believes that the monetary system in business is just a tool for it to get to a final destination. Eli is very positive and creative and loves spending time outdoors. Eli’s favorite food is anything related to noodles.

Linh Nguyen

Linh is The Wizard at Bottley. Linh works out his magic and “whala” things happen and works get done. Linh mainly uses his magic on developing software. Linh is an expert when it comes to the startup world. He has a long history working in various startups and has a full understanding of ins and outs of startup culture. Hence, Linh plays a significant role in providing insights among team members. Linh likes fruits and Italian food and enjoys his free time gardening, hiking, and spending time with his daughter.

Spencer Berglund

Spencer is our Byte Wrangler and Embedded Engineering Lead. However, we call him SpaceX, and there is a couple of reasons for that. He has interned at SpaceX, but foremost he often enters this zone we call the “space of exploration”. The exploration includes various fields of science and engineering. This ingenious peculiarity of Spencer makes him unstoppable on finding solutions to any problems in his way. Spencer also enjoys doing engineering projects in his free time. Spencer likes all food in general, but his least favorite food is powdered scrambled eggs.

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Brian Hilgendorf
Mitch Ratcliffe
Saqib Rasool

Brian has a deep passion for being part of a team that builds and delivers to the world ideas and products that make a difference. Every idea is worthy of exploration and every idea is an opportunity to contribute. The lens of capitalism is what I look through, yet the goal of contribution is what drives me.

Saqib helps engineers, innovators, and investors build game-changing startups. He looks for entrepreneurs, aspiring and current, who want to build better worlds—and are willing to have a deeply strategic, tactical and transformative advisor besides them—helping avoid the deadly mistakes that kill most start-ups.

Mitch's background combines journalism and serial-parallel entrepreneurship in global and local media, marketing, and data analytics. Specialties in: Media development & production. Consumer web software design and program management. Business strategy and development, author, editor, commentator. Research in social software, emergent organizations.

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