Not every business story during COVID is a sad one. Refill Technologies, LLC, a veteran-owned business in Columbus, OH experienced a revival during the difficult time.
The company, which offers one-hour delivery of snacks and drinks from client stores, debuted five years ago. The unique spin is that Refill builds the "order" page on a venue's mobile website and then assigns the time to go to a pickup window in order to cut down on crowds.
Before COVID, Refill was profitable locally, but because the delivery market saturated quickly, it wasn’t easy to scale nationally. But when the pandemic hit, contactless order and delivery became a necessity. Reynolds got a call from someone in Denver who wanted to invest in the startup. Refill recently closed the seed round from that investor for an undisclosed amount.