Drizly Digs Up $13M to Fuel Expansion of Alcohol-Delivery App

Xconomy Boston — 

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

Boston alcohol-delivery startup Drizly has raised $13 million in Series A financing from investors including Polaris Partners, First Beverage Group, Suffolk Equity Partners, and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

Drizly makes a mobile app that lets users order beer, wine, and liquor from alcohol retailers and have it delivered to their door. The company is making moves to take the lead in a huge—and hugely competitive—market that combines on-demand delivery, e-commerce, and the regulatory hurdles that come with delivering booze in new markets.

In the past year, Drizly has expanded from two cities to 15, and its staff has grown from three to 42, said CEO and co-founder Nick Rellas in a statement. The company plans to use the new money to continue its expansion nationwide.