HIVERY was born following a big data hackathon that brought together Franki Chamaki and Jason Hosking (serial entrepreneurs coming from the Coca-Cola Founders platform) and Charles Gretton, Matthew Robards, and Menkes van den Briel (data scientists with backgrounds in Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research coming from Data61/CSIRO).

Our mantra is that “Data has a better idea”, and since our inception in 2015, HIVERY has been proving time and time again that data really does have a better idea. At the core of the HIVERY business is our technology platform, and the mantle around that is our incredibly talented team of scientists, engineers, designers and customers who bring our platform to life on a daily basis.

The HIVERY platform is an AI system built on bleeding edge technologies from machine learning. Our platform came from humble beginnings in 2014, as the basis of space and assortments experiments in dozens of vending machines in Newcastle, Australia. Since those small experiments, undertaken with our bottler partner Coca-Cola Amatil, our platform has been propelled into deployments in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. In its latest incarnation, our data-driven platform is planning optimal retail strategies around occasion, brand, package, price, and channel. It is optimizing the scheduling of promotions, and eliciting meaningful customer segments on the back of e-commerce platforms.

Just as our platform has matured and grown, so too has our team. From the initial group 5 co-founding entrepreneurs, we now employ an internationally diverse team, comprising of business development executives, architects, designers, programmers, engineers and scientists.