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Flash Coffee

Tech-enabled chain providing affordable specialty coffee

  • David Brunier, CEO
  • Singapore, Singapore
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  • March 2021
  • Current
  • Series A

The Investment

Flash Coffee aims to digitize and democratize access to premium coffee across Southeast Asia and beyond.

Co-founders, David Brunier and Sebastian Hannecker, launched their trend-setting brand in late 2019 with the goal to bring their passion for coffee to a wider audience. They have been sharply focused on quality, sourcing premium Arabica beans and enlisting award-winning baristas to devise their menu, as well as affordability, through their efficient grab-and-go store model.

Flash Coffee’s consumer mobile app and active online presence brings an entirely digital, streamlined experience to Asia’s young and rapidly growing middle-class who have an increasing appetite for coffee. Currently operating in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, and quickly expanding to 7 other core markets across APAC, Flash Coffee is focused on launching stores in new markets and we look forward to supporting their expansion across the region.

Why We Invested

White Star Capital leads A Round into Flash Coffee to democratize premium coffee across Southeast Asia

Joe Quinn WeiSanjay ZimmermannJonathan Brun

Our conviction rests on the rising tide of young consumers who are increasingly drawn to more modern, trendier lifestyle brands that provide premium and personalized experiences. The dramatic shift to online spending over the past year has also highlighted the importance of speed and convenience in serving this demographic of consumers. One particular product gaining popularity amongst the rising middle-class workforce in Asia is coffee.

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In the News

Flash Coffee raises US$15M to take on the likes of Kopi Kenangan in SEA

Launched in January 2020, Flash Coffee claims it serves a menu of high-quality drinks at affordable prices. Customers can use its mobile app to order and pay online, choosing to pick up orders from its yellow storefronts, or order for delivery through major platforms in each market. Flash Coffee now operates in 50 locations across Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, with majority of its stores already achieving profitability. It plans to open 300 new stores across the region by end of this year.

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