Untappd And Next Glass Announce Strategic Merger

Leading social beer app company and breakthrough science-based alcohol software company join forces to create powerhouse combination that will provide an unparalleled beer experience!

Jan 15, 2016, 11:30 ET from Next Glass

LOS ANGELES and WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Glass, the breakthrough company that uses science and machine learning software to accurately predict how much people will like a particular wine or beer, has announced a strategic merger with Untappd, the leading mobile app that allows users to socially share and explore all types of beer.

Untappd is used by millions of people around the world, and the merger will provide Untappd with additional resources and technology assets to accelerate new feature development and further global distribution.  Additionally, Co-Founders Tim Mather and Greg Avola will join the Next Glass leadership team, adding significant technical, design, and beer expertise to the company.

"We couldn't be more excited to join forces with the Next Glass team," said Greg Avola, Co-Founder and CTO of Untappd. "With this merger, we'll be able to grow while keeping the Untappd brand and everything that Untappd has come to stand for completely unchanged for our loyal user base. Tim and I are thrilled to go on this journey with the Untappd community."

With the merger, the joint entity will immediately become the preeminent beer software company on the market.

"Our focus has always been on leveraging our science and machine learning to build amazing tools for consumers, breweries, retailers, and bars," said Kurt Taylor, Founder and CEO of Next Glass. "Together with Untappd, we have created a powerful combination that will provide millions of consumers and businesses around the world with an unprecedented experience when it comes to sharing, socializing, and learning about all things beer."

For more information on Untappd, please visit www.untappd.com or download Untappd in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. For more information on Next Glass, please visit www.nextglass.co or download Next Glass in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.  

Untappd is the leading mobile app that allows you to socially share a brew you're currently enjoying, as well as where you're enjoying it, with your friends! Curious what your friends are drinking or where they're hanging out? Just check out their Untappd profiles and comment on their activity to find out! It's a great way to spread your favorite brews and hangouts with your friends. To learn more about Untappd, go to www.untappd.com.

Next Glass develops software that uses science and machine learning to deliver personalized recommendations to consumers and breakthrough business tools to breweries, wineries, and retailers.  Next Glass has analyzed the chemistry of tens of thousands of bottles of wine and beer, and has stored the "DNA" of each beverage in its Genome Cellar™ database, creating the world's largest database of its kind.  To learn more about Next Glass, go to www.nextglass.co.

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SOURCE Next Glass