April 20, 2022
Temasek's Heliconia Capital invests in Crown Digital’s $3.7M Pre-Series A round
Crown Digital, the Singapore-based full-stack hardware and software tech start-up behind ELLA the robot barista, said Wednesday it has raised S5 million ($3.66 million) in a Pre-Series A round from Temasek Holdings’s Heliconia Capital Management, Momentum Ventures (SMRT), ParticleX, Leave a Nest, Gloca Link and M4ever.
March 3, 2022
Robot barista concept with grab & go sandwiches to launch at 30 MRT stations islandwide by end 2022
Newsflash: a robot barista named ELLA may be coming to an MRT station near you.
March 1, 2022
S’pore robot barista ELLA now at Raffles Place, the first out of 30 MRT stations by end 2022
In August last year, Singapore startup Crown Digital announced that it has partnered with Stellar Lifestyle, the commercial arm of SMRT Corporation Limited, to deploy its robot barista ELLA at 30 MRT stations across Singapore by end 2022.
December 30, 2021
From cafe to tech start-up: The man who came up with a robot barista to solve manpower woes
At one of Japan’s busiest train stations, a barista named Ella works alone quietly but quickly, brewing and serving coffee from a small, transparent kiosk.
December 9, 2021
Move over, Starbucks, Ella the robot barista is onboarding from Singapore to Japan
The future of coffee seems to have gone global, with a fully autonomous barista making the leap from Singapore to Japan.
December 8, 2021
December 7, 2021
This 41-year-old CEO quit finance to build a multimillion-dollar coffee robot business
Long black. Flat white. Iced latte. However you take your coffee, Ella — Singapore’s first fully autonomous coffee barista — has got you covered.
November 22, 2021
200 cups of gourmet coffee an hour? No problem for this robot barista
Crown Digital wants to bring the machine called ELLA to at least 600 locations across Japan in the next 3 years.
November 18, 2021
OCBC Emerging Enterprise Awards 2021 : Crown Coffee
Bernard Lim speaks to Keith Tan CEO & Founder at Crown Coffee, one of the nominees for this year’s OCBC Emerging Enterprise Awards 2021.
October 6, 2021
How this S’porean built a S$33 million coffee tech company thanks to his robot barista
After completing his studies in the United Kingdom, Keith Tan went to work across various industries such as property and wealth management.
September 21, 2021
Robot baristas are coming to JR Tokyo and Yokohama stations
JR East is installing Ella, a robotic arm that can make 200 cups of coffee per hour, at both stations this December
September 13, 2021
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August 18, 2021
Robot baristas to serve gourmet coffee to commuters at 30 MRT stations across Singapore
Commuters will be able to order their drinks ahead of time via an app and collect them upon arrival at the MRT station.
August 18, 2021
Robots, sensors and EVs: Singapore companies roll out new tech to spice up business
Robot baristas will be introduced at some 30 SMRT MRT Stations, where they can serve up to 200 cups of coffee per hour to commuters.
August 18, 2021
Stellar Lifestyle & Crown Digital to bring robot barista ELLA to 30 MRT stations for commuters.
Ella robot baristas serving gourmet coffee to some 30 MRT stations across Singapore by the end of 2022.
March 17, 2021
LG' Transparent engages while Ella brews your coffee
We believe in engaging you along the journey of getting that cup of joe. The LG transparent OLED keeps you entertained while Ella, the robotic barista brews you that cup of fresh coffee.
January 20, 2021
S’pore start-up Crown Technologies secures investment from JR East to deploy robot baristas in Japan
ELLA, Singapore’s first fully autonomous robotic coffee barista, will be deployed across stations of Japan’s largest passenger train line operator in time for Tokyo Olympics 2020