Venture investments in wine – 2019 gets started: Top 48 total approaches $1 Bil – + Vinebox & Wine.com update

January 22, 2019

The total venture investment in the top 48 U.S.-based wine companies has hit at least $924.4 million. I say “at least” because these are just the numbers I can confirm. The industry’s propensity to hide every investment like a dog buries a bone means that the total is most likely greater than $1 billion. Top […]

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The up-and-coming founder of a Sonoma County Direct-To-Trade wine business is a convicted felon & instigator of a possibly illegal wine scheme

December 18, 2018

The founder of a new Sonoma County Direct-to-Trade business has been convicted of 25 federal felonies, has a highly sanitized LinkedIn profile, and has been involved in a highly irregular — and possibly illegal — wine production and sales operation. Recently honored by the North Bay Business Journal as one of “Forty Under 40 Ones […]

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Drizly more than doubles funding with New $34.5 Million Series C — Powers ahead of Coravin & Vivino to #3 position overall

December 13, 2018

The funding was revealed in a December 10 SEC FORM D Filing Previous Wine Industry Insight/Wine Executive News wine tech funding profiles: VinoVolo landed $17 million before being bought Minibar Delivery: #18 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series Wine Communications Group/Wine Business #17 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series Kuvée brings […]

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Wine Communications Group/Wine Business: #17 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series

November 27, 2018

Associated links Wine Business Monthly Acquires WITS, The Wine Industry Technology Symposium Winebusiness.com Raises $7M At End of Second Financing Round; Sabate SA and Diosos SA Join Leading Wine Trade Publisher to Launch Global Online B2B Marketplace. Winebusiness.com Appoints VP of Content and Community; Former Excite@Home Exec Leverages Experience to Expand the Wine Industry’s Most […]

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SevenFifty Ranks #15 in U.S. WineTech Funding

October 29, 2018

The Genial Reign of SevenFifty.com Could This NYC Startup That Just Raised $8.5M Change the Beverage Industry Completely? SevenFifty cofounder and CEO Aaron Sherman: “By looking at liquor license applications, the addressable market hovers around 200,000 businesses nationwide. SevenFifty currently works with 700 distributors representing roughly $20B in combined annual sales, a large percentage of […]

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