Prontobev: Wine Chiller and Aerator

SEASON 9 EPISODE 11
Pitchwine chilling device
EntrepreneurAlexander Simone
Asked For$100,000 for 5%
Deal100,000 for 25%
SharkMark Cuban
StatusPRE-LAUNCH

Company Background

What is Prontobev?

ProntoBev is the flagship product by Pronto Concepts, a San-Francisco based company serving instantly chilled drinks at precise temperatures. In only 30 seconds you can have any chilled beverage of choice – from wine to coffee, tea and more.

The company also produces a wine aerator – the ProntoAer that can fit a glass of any size. Both the ProntoBev and ProntoAer are available for pre-order on the company’s website.

Founder’s Story

It was during his 2013 college days when founder and CEO, Alexander Simone, first came up with idea for ProntoBev. After several years and thirteen prototypes later, ProntoBev ran its first crowdfunding campaign. The campaign was successfully launched on Indiegogo in March 2017 with over $60,000 in funding.

Later that year, the young entrepreneur took his wine chiller to Shark Tank where he accepted a deal with Mark Cuban. Today, it appears Mark is longer apart of the project but through its success on Shark Tank, the company was able to bring other investors and advisors on board.

Prontobev Shark Tank Update

Is Prontobev Still in Business?

The worlds “fastest wine chiller” has gotten off to a painfully slow start. Design changes and functional issues have contributed to what has been a frustrating few years for the company and its backers.

Although backers are understandably upset over the nearly three year delay, the company remains consistent with their efforts in reaching out to customers and keeping them up to date.

The latest updates from December suggest the company had just begun manufacturing with the latest adjustments and thanked backers for their patience.

ProntoBev deliveries were expected to be made to pre-ordering customers in early 2020. But with the world’s factory currently shut down, its unlikely backers will see anything until closer to the year’s end.

Prontobev Reviews

There are currently no user reviews for the ProntoBev as it has been stuck in manufacturing since its Shark Tank appearance. However, plenty of no chill IndieGogo backers have taken to the comments to demand refunds in response to the delays.

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6 thoughts on “Prontobev: Wine Chiller and Aerator”

  1. But the product appeared in the program at the end of 2017, they still haven’t sent it, so unprofessional, it’s good that I didn’t buy it

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  2. Hello,
    I am in a similar situation as Tammy. Ordered this product back in May and was told that I would receive it by summer. It is now fall going on winter and haven’t even received a courtesy email about any product delays or production problems. A bit unprofessional in my opinion. I would like to request a full refund along with interest as well.

    Thank you.

    Corey

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  3. Pronto Bev Wine Chiller –
    I ordered this back when the episode aired and obviously have not received it yet since it is still in production. I would like to get a refund of my money plus interest. This has been far too long and I am sure most people have forgotten about it by now.

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    • Hi Tammy. Thank you for your inquiry. Can you provide your full name and mailing address please.

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    • hahahahahahah YOu didnt make an investment dippy doo. You made a purchase. Youre entitled to the product, and IF they want to refund you they can. But interest? hahahahahah

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