"Cogni is a game changer that will make winemaking more precise and efficient." -Jean Hoefliger, globally renowned winemaker
In winemaking, there are constant hazards and until now, no solution to continuously monitor them. Current testing is costly from a labor, fee, and time standpoint. Small staffs need to track thousands of barrels for problems. Current costly methods leave most barrels unmonitored. Every year an estimated 5% of barrels are lost which can be calculated globally to a $153.5 million annual loss.
Cogni is an integrated solution designed to assist in wine barrel monitoring. Its proprietary technology combines SaaS and hardware to continuously monitor temperature and humidity, free and molecular SO2, pH, acetic acid / VA, ethanol / alcohol, phenol / guaiacol, internal barrel pressure, and fill level.
Successful second-stage working prototype trials are underway in Napa. The remaining acetic acid and phenol sensors are functioning in our lab and are planned to be integrated into the next and final stage prototype before building a production-ready model.
The company plans to operate under a managed service provider business model encompassing hardware, platform and network needs.
- Hardware - Cogni devices are leased from Simple Labs. The initial projected 58% margin will rise over time as the device is reused for multiple years.
- Platform - Simple Labs will have an initial minimum operating cost to capture our target audience. This audience can become a significant revenue stream as a wealth of anonymized data is collected globally.
- Network - LoRa gateways and recharging stations are leased with a minimum operating cost at first to capture our target audience. Equipment can be reused for multiple contract periods.
Target Business Groups
Segments identified include cooperages, barrel management services, barrel warehouses, custom crush facilities and top wineries.