Our vision is to connect master distillers and blenders to consumers through a shared love of spirits.
Bevridge is an events and marketing business that launched in March 2021 with a vision to become the largest engaged spirits community in North America. We enable consumers and brands to connect through elevated in-person and digital events.
Bevridge brings together the world’s premier whiskey experience, Whisky Live, and macro whisky influencer, @Singlemaltdaily, creating a partnership with unrivaled access for the drinks industry to connect with consumers.
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Bevridge was co-founded by Nate Ganapathi, Chris Nelson and Liz Busca.
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A recognized leader with a 20 - year success record building, growing and differentiating brands. Liz is most in her element when strategically identifying and realizing business expansion opportunities.
With a background in lifestyle brand management, event production and public relations, Liz was responsible for transforming Goorin Brothers from a wholesale retailer to a fashion forward label with brick and mortar retail stores and a thriving export business. She has collaborated with and advised clients such as BCBG Max Azria, Andrew Freeman & Co and John Fluevog on a number of marketing and communications engagements. Most recently, as the Director of Corporate Marketing, Digital & New Business with Hotaling & Co., the leading artisanal spirits distiller and importer in San Francisco, Liz led the rebrand from Anchor Distilling Company, repackaged and positioned Junipero Gin, the original American craft gin, and launched dozens of new brands across the U. S.
Liz champions a culture of creativity, accountability and inclusion and is credited with building an environment where people can succeed.
Chris currently owns and operates Nelson Investments Inc. - a family-owned, privately held, investment company with a portfolio that includes early-stage start-ups, fast-growing companies and established companies in the areas of hospitality, development, construction and technology.
Since founding Nelson Investments, Chris has made several investments where he sits on the board, including Novarc Technologies, Stable.Work and Clad Innovations (Tzoa). He is a current member of the Campbell River Area Angel Group (CRAAG). Nelson Investments owns a minority position in Shelter Point Distillery. Shelter Point Distillery produces exceptional handcrafted artisanal spirits and combines Chris’s love of whiskey and business.
Chris started his career as an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets working in Vancouver, New York and San Francisco. While at RBC he provided advice to a range of companies in various industries including forestry, technology and telecommunications, and consumer products. During Chris’ investment banking career, he advised on over $7.5 billion in merger, acquisition and financing transactions.
After leaving RBC, Chris was VP business development at a company that provided electronic commerce solutions, web site design and software development. In 2006, Chris co-founded Gordon Nelson Inc, where they pursued public and private investment opportunities in a variety of industries including Internet (Unbounce Marketing Solutions), hospitality (Ocean Village Resort and Pacific Sands Beach Resort) and multi-family real estate. Chris sat on the City of Vancouver’s Green Building Retrofit Strategy Industry Leadership Committee.
Chris was born and raised in Duncan, BC where he was an active participant as both a player and coach in amateur sports at a competitive level including both baseball and basketball. In 1993, after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, Chris attended the University of Victoria where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in entrepreneurship.
Chris is married to Stephanie and together they have one daughter and live in Vancouver. Chris enjoys fishing, surfing, skiing, cooking, music, whiskey, sports cards collecting and technology.
Following his passion for luxury whisky, Nate founded @SingleMaltDaily in 2015.
Quickly garnering respect and influence within the luxury whisky market, Nate has been featured as a contributor in publications including Food & Wine, Forbes, Men's Journal, and UPROXX. He has also been selected as a two-time judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Nate has been invited to host whisky education events for companies all over the world including Google, Nike, Facebook, lnstagram, Netflix, VICE, among others. He has formed partnerships with many elite whisky brands, such as Diageo, The Edrington Group, Kingcar, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), and Pernod Ricard, among others.