Tagged: wine

2,500 Naked Wines Investors Capture £190,000 in Nearly a Week For Unknown French Winemaker Jean Marc

Jean Marc

2,500 Naked Wines investors have backed relatively unknown French winemaker Jean Marc Astruc – pre-ordering 30,000 bottles of wine to raise over £190,000 in under a week. For 12 years, Jean Marc was the President of his local wine co-operative. But after a tough couple of years, he was forced to stand down. After leaving his contract… Read More

London Wine Bar Vini Italiani Seeks £250,000 Through Seedrs For Expansion

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Last month, London wine bar, Vini Italiani, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to capture £250,000 with an equity offering of 11.25% so that it can continue expansion to other locations throughout the UK. Vini Italiani’s owners, Matteo Berlucchi and Bruno Cernecca, noted that the UK is one of the biggest markets for Italian wines (over £1.7 billion… Read More

England’s Oldest Commercial Vineyard Raises Capital on CrowdBnk

Ian Kellett

England’s oldest commercial vineyard, planted in 1952, is using a new form of finance to raise capital.  Hambledon Vineyard, located in Hampshire South Downs, has listed a mini-bond offer on CrowdBnk seeking £2.75 million in new funding.  The “English Fizz Mini Bond” is a 5 year term security paying an 8% annual return.  Investors also… Read More

Burgundy Winery Domaine Chanzy Postpones Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs


Burgundy winery Domaine Chanzy, which was set to launch what Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn called “the first crowdfunding campaign for a company’s IPO,” has postponed its campaign on the leading investment crowdfunding portal, according to a recent story on Harpers.co.uk. As Crowdfund Insider reported in February, the winery was to float shares on the London Stock Exchange’s… Read More

GrapeSeed Wine Fund Pairs Wine Lovers with ‘Dream Team’ Winemakers

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Today, GrapeSeed Wine Fund launched as the first company to marry consumers’ desire for choice and exclusivity with winemakers’ passion for creating distinctive, small production wines. Leveraging a crowdfunding model, GrapeSeed enables members, or “Partners,” to pay a subscription fee to fund one-of-a-kind wine projects from its growing roster of iconic winemakers. This discreet channel… Read More

Invivo’s Tim Lightbourne to New Zealand Herald: We’re Ecstatic to Hit the $2M Mark

Invivo Wines Founders

Last week, New Zealand-based Invivo Wines announced the excited news that it has raised over $2 million NZD through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Snowball Effect. The wine startup’s campaign launched and almost immediately jumped to $1 million (doubling its initial $500,000 goal). Now, Invivo’s co-founder, Tim Lightbourne, is ready to share details about the… Read More

Invivo Now Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaign Ever in New Zealand

Invivo Wines Good for the Seller

Just last week we were writing about the impressive crowdfunding success of Invivo, a winery raising capital on Snowball Effect. The campaign launched and almost immediately jumped to $1 million NZD. Now a few days later and Invivo is nearing its $2 million top limit standing at over $1.7 million with almost three weeks left… Read More

Invivo Wines Rocket in First Hours Equity Crowdfunding on Snowball Effect

Invivo Wines Founders

That was fast.  No sooner had I received the notice that Invivo Wines was doing an equity crowdfunding round on Snowball Effect than it crushed its $500,000 NZD target.  As of this moment, Invivo is nearing over $1 million NZD as 170 226 investors pitched in to purchase a portion of the winery. The offer has an overfunding… Read More

Cheers: Basketball Phenom Yao Ming Secures over $2M in Napa Wine Crowdfunder Campaign

Yao Ming Wine

Luxury wine brand Yao Family Wines, founded and owned (25%)  by  retired Houston Rockets basketball star and  humanitarian Yao Ming, has raised over $2,020,000  toward its  $3 million crowdfunding goal on Crowdfunder.  Pre-money valued at $15M, Yao Family Wines develops, produces, markets and sells Napa Valley wine brands in China and the United States, the two largest growing markets… Read More

Basketball Star Yao Ming Crowdfunds Napa Valley Luxury Wine Brand, Yao Family Wines, With China and US Distribution

Yao Ming Wine

If the Chinese characters on your bottle of very fine wine recall bygone basketball games, here’s to Yao Ming. Luxury wine brand Yao Family Wines, founded by Yao Ming, retired basketball star with the Houston Rockets and a global humanitarian, is now crowdfunding on Crowdfunder, with a $3 million goal. Yao Family Wines develops, produces, markets and sells Napa Valley… Read More

Seedrs to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for Company IPO: Burgundy Winemaker to List on LSE

A company IPO through crowdfunding Seedrs

  Leading investment crowdfunding portal Seedrs is claiming another “first”.  In a note to followers, CEO and co-founder Jeff Lynn stated; “I’m pleased to share that today Seedrs is launching the first-ever crowdfunding campaign for a company’s IPO.” It should be noted that SyndicateRoom claimed the same for an IPO this past December for Mill Residential… Read More

Monthly Wine Subscription Company Vinoa Turns to Crowdcube For £450,000

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Vinoa, a London-based wine subscription company, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £450,000 so it may scale the business throughout the UK. Vinoa reportedly offers its subscribers a monthly sample box of great wines that are delivered via mail. Customers are also able granted access to an interactive smartphone app to help them… Read More

Manchester-Based Veeno Hits Crowdcube to Raise £210,000 for Expansion


Seeking to expand their already successful business, founders of Manchester’s Italian wine café Veeno, Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino, have launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £210,000 to create ten new locations. According to the campaign’s website, Veeno is an Italian wine café that promotes a different way of enjoying wine… Read More

Chapel Down Updates Share Subscription Offer on Seedrs as Funding Nears £4 Million Raised

Chapel Down Store

Chapel Down Group plc, a publicly traded company [EPIC:CDGP], has updated their new share subscription to reflect the success of their equity crowdfunding offer on Seedrs.  In a public filing  Chapel Down stated they had raised an additional £0.57 million via the subscription of 2,035,714 ordinary shares.  This increase was correlated to the total raised… Read More

Chapel Down Easily Beats Goal on Seedrs, Adds Ordinary Shareholders

Chapel Down Beer

Chapel Down, the first publicly traded company to raise capital via equity crowdfunding, has filed a brief announcing an additional share placement in the amount of £0.44 million.  This additional amount was in conduction with the placing of over 1.5 million ordinary shares, at 28 pence each, associated with their equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs…. Read More

Brief: NakedWines Throws Party to Close Napa Lounge

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NakedWines, the wine crowdfunding platform, recently had a rough go of things with the earthquake in Northern California.  Their Napa tasting lounge got hammered by the quake breaking bottles and making wine lovers rather sad. On a Facebook posting things appeared to be taking a turn for the better as they announced; And now for… Read More

Fundovino Creates a New Way for Wine Lovers to Back Wineries & Vineyards

FundoVino Crowdfunding

Offering up a new way for wineries and vineyards to get funding, Paris-based crowdfunding platform Fundovino launched last month and is on a mission to help not only wine makers, but also wine tourism, culture and art get backers easily and quickly. Fundovino, which dubbed themselves as the “first” platform devoted to the world of… Read More

Chapel Down is First Publicly Listed Company to Use Equity Crowdfunding

Chapel Down on Seedrs

Equity Crowdfunding Now on Seedrs Company is Seeking to Raise Over £1.67 Million Chapel Down, “the market leader in English wines”, has announced an equity crowdfunding initiative to raise £1 million.  The company stated they had raised £0.67 million and were seeking a minimum of £1 million in a crowdfunding campaign that was launched today… Read More

NakedWines.com Set to Launch Same-Day Delivery Service in San Francisco

NakedWines Wine bottles

NakedWines.com, a crowdfunding platform that removes the middleman between winemakers and wine drinkers, has rolled out a same-day delivery service for wine orders from San Francisco. Wine enthusiasts who submit orders by 1 p.m. Monday through Friday can have their cases delivered the same day, making that evening’s dinner party or weeknight gathering of friends more enjoyable. Founder… Read More

California Winemaker Surpasses $1 Million Crowdfunding Goal on Nakedwines.com

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Looking to start his very own wine business, former Kendall Jackson winemarker Scott Peterson raised more than $1 million through his crowdfunding campaign on NakeWines.com. According a recent release, Mr. Peterson worked two and a half years for the California winery, which is one of the largest super-premium wineries in the U.S. He was heavily… Read More