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Avoiding Rabbit Holes! Growing from MVP to Clients.

Source: The 5th Ingredient
May 30, 2019
  • Presentation for San Diego Startup Week 2019, by Pulkit K. Agrawal:: Sharing the story of The 5th Ingredient's growth and an analysis of tips and pitfalls tied in with growth, client feedback and iteration, hiring contract coders, and looking at the big picture of market potential for a SaaS platform. See Presentation

The 5th Ingredient Joins the CONNECT Springboard Program

Source: The 5th Ingredient
March 07, 2019
  • Today, the5thingredient was accepted into the CONNECT Springboard after our Intake Panel Presentation to 14 industry individuals! What’s the coolest? The deliberation for acceptance after we left the room was LESS THAN A MINUTE, for the new title of “fastest acceptance into Springboard in CONNECT history!” Read More

How to Make Beer Taste Better with Smart Brew Tech

Source: Nanalyze
February 27, 2019
  • We live in extraordinary times, with some 7,000 craft beer breweries in the United States alone. But news stories over the last few years have shown that people are turning away from beer, especially the swill produced by Big Beer companies. San Diego-based startup The 5th Ingredient, founded last year, adds another ingredient to the core list of water, malt, yeast, and hops – data. Read More

  • Brewing Tech — The brewery is also getting its tech upgrade. This category includes companies that are making it faster, cheaper, and more convenient to brew and transport beer. Read More

Barley, Water, Yeast, Hops, and Creativity

Source: Hatch-Magazine
February 1, 2019
  • San Diego's craftiest innovations: White Labs, The 5th Ingredient, Certificate Brewing, Brewery Igniter. Read More

Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data

Source: San Diego Business Journal
November 19, 2018
  • Software: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes. Water, hops, grain and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer's four main components while working for San Diego's largest brewery, Ballast Point. Read More

Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data

Repost Source: NBC San Diego 7
November 21, 2018
  • Brewing a bunch of beers well and doing so consistently over time can’t be done by man alone. Behind every great brewery is also some sort of software to keep everything on track... Read More

  • A former engineer at one of San Diego’s best-known craft breweries — Ballast Point — has launched his own software company to take on one of the biggest hangups in brewing: keeping tabs on beer data. Read More

The 5th Ingredient: 1-year Milestone!

Source: The 5th Ingredient
October 17, 2018
  • Today, October 17, 2018, is a pretty important day for The 5th Ingredient... it's our 1-year anniversary! We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support throughout this past year! It is because of constructive feedback, questions, and introductions from you and other believers in our vision, that The 5th Ingredient has had a successful first year! Read More

  • The four ingredients in beer are water, malt, hops, and yeast. The 5th Ingredient, as equally important as the other four, is data! Read More

Harvard - Celebrating Engineers Week - Pulkit K. Agrawal, SB '15

Source: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
February 22, 2018
  • As founder and CEO of a startup, I love the necessity to wear numerous hats! I am no longer just working as an engineer and project manager who coordinates between numerous teams, as I am now required to actually execute and address the needs of all aspects of the business. This has forced me to develop new skills in the realm of branding and marketing, sales to potential clients, meetings and on-site visits with current clients, accounting practices, legal documents, and insurance paperwork, and finally - software development and brewery process engineering. My Google Calendar is certainly my best friend! Read More