Five years in, smart water bottle maker LifeFuels is almost ready to ship

Smart water bottle startup LifeFuels Inc. will start selling and shipping its bottles in mid-September, the company confirmed to the Washington Business Journal.

People who sign up for LifeFuels’ waitlist on its website have been told the company will start taking orders for its bottle at the end of August and start shipping them in early September. That means that, more than five years after the company was first founded in 2014, and after several prototypes, false starts and a partnership with beverage giant Keurig Dr. Pepper, the company will be mass-producing its product for the first time.

The end result? A LifeFuels “starter pack” for $179, which includes the bottle (which holds 16.9 ounces of water), the app and three “FuelPods” of supplements or nutrients that can be injected into the bottle and that can be replaced for $11.99 each or $9.99 on a per-month FuelPod subscription.

LifeFuels founder and CEO Jonathon Perrelli said the Reston-based company has been testing the bottles…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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