Today we’re talking to Matt Mahar, the CEO of Cana; and we discuss how Cana has built a molecular beverage printer capable of dispensing any drink imaginable on demand, how decentralizing beverage manufacturing will have a significant and immediate impact on the environment, and what the future could look like with most foods and drinks able to be printed in your home. 

All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast!

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About Matt Mahar:

I come from the great white north and love figuring out how to produce impossible ideas that help people save time, feel more in control and save money. I am most comfortable when I’m re-imagining the status quo for the better of the masses.

As CEO, I make sure the goals are clear and the resources are available for everyone to deliver great product experiences.

Simply put, Cana’s mission drew me in from the beginning, building a company that’s bigger than just itself by reimagining the way the world produces and consumes to reduce environmental impact.

About Cana:

Cana is an early stage startup on a mission to transform the way the world produces and consumes.

We believe in an abundant future, a future where molecular printers instantly make the things we want to consume. Where more options and more flavors are delivered in more ways with less of an impact on the environment.

We’re starting with beverages.

Every year, the world uses 121 million acres of land, 300 trillion liters of water, and 543 million metric tons of CO2 creating and shipping beverages around the globe.

Every minute, 1 million beverage bottles and cans are sold with only 20% ever recycled. This waste has led to massive buildups of trash that disrupt ecosystems, hurt wildlife, and end up back in our bodies as microplastics.

We’ve found a better way. At Cana, we’re building the world’s first molecular beverage printer to bring the beverage aisle to your countertop. And no, this isn’t another pod machine. Any beverage, any time, greater convenience, and most importantly, dramatically less environmental impact.

This is our first step. This is the future of beverages.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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