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Humanity may have just taken another step toward a 3D-printed future.‍

Cana Technology Inc. has found a way to "print" juice, coffee, seltzer and cocktails. The Redwood City company has developed a toaster oven-sized prototype machine that creates the drinks from the molecules that comprise them, according to a news release.

February 27, 2022

Early Money: A beverage 'printing' startup raised a $30M seed round

By Sonya Herrera - Reporter - Original Article

January 25, 2022, 03:09pm PST

Humanity may have just taken another step toward a 3D-printed future.

Cana Technology Inc. has found a way to "print" juice, coffee, seltzer and cocktails. The Redwood City company has developed a toaster oven-sized prototype machine that creates the drinks from the molecules that comprise them, according to a news release.

The startup sees its technology as a way of reducing the environmental cost of bottled drinks.

"The food and beverage industry needs to be reimagined so that the world can escape carbon-intensive, trash-generating, 20th century centralized systems of production," Cana CEO Matt Mahar said in the press release. "Our vision at Cana is to make the global beverage industry sustainable with molecular printers in every home, so people can get any drink they want, anytime they want – without torching the planet."

The startup now has $30 million to pursue that vision. The money came in a seed round Monday from The Production Board, a San Francisco-based startup foundry that invests in food and agriculture companies and incubated Cana.