Three Clark Atlanta University graduates are closer to their goal of reaching $2 million in funding for their alcohol delivery service.

As AfroTech previously told you, Miami, FL-based startup QuikLiq was launched by HBCU alumni with a mission to transform how wine, beer, and spirits are delivered to consumers.

“QuikLiq is proud to be the 1st Black-owned delivery platform for beer, wine, and spirits,” the company said on its website. “Leveraging our decades of retail, logistics, sales, and alcohol industry experience, we partner with local small businesses to revolutionize the way our customers access and experience alcohol. Whether you want to keep the party going all night or wine-down and chill, QuikLiq has you covered.”

The process of building the company took years. Fraternity-brothers-turned-co-founders Navarr Grevious and Mikáel Pyles began to research and revamp their business around 2011 during a time when alcohol delivery apps were not yet legal in Florida. This would later change in 2018.

“There’s a lot of red tape, many hurdles we had to overcome,” Pyles told Essence.

With the help of Aaron Carter, a veteran who has worked with brands including Jack Daniels, Brown Forman, and Anheuser-Busch, it better positioned the founders to navigate the ins and outs of the spirits industry.

By 2018, they officially launched QuikLiq.

Two years later, the founders saw a spike in their delivery service in 2020 as many liquor stores relied more heavily on QuikLik’s services due to COVID-19 and people being cautious about in-person shopping, according to Afro News.

By this time, the company had scaled from just a website paired with a contact number to a marketplace app with a promise to ensure customers would receive their products within 45 minutes.

Since then, the company has been celebrating the raising of $250,000 in funding as they inch closer to their overall goal of $2 million to expand their services.


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“Exciting news! Our incredible family, friends, and angels have provided invaluable support to drive QuikLiq’s growth,” the company shared in a statement on Instagram. “But the journey doesn’t stop here. We’re aiming to raise $2M to take our innovative product to the next level. Join us on this exciting adventure by direct messaging me today to learn more about investing in QuikLiq’s next investment round.”