Tagged: wine

Calling All Wine Lovers: Wotwine? Seeks £400,000 on Seedrs to Develop New App That Finds the Perfect Bottle For You

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This week, UK-based Wotwine? launched an equity crowdfunding on Seedrs to raise £400,000 for its iPhone and Android app that will help customers find wine at the best price. Wotwine?, which consists of eight Masters of Wine along with Sommeliers, winemakers, retailers and wine educators, is hoping… Read More

Chapel Down Launches New Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs for Curious Drinks

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Chapel Down (EPIC: CDGP) has launched a new equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs to support the expansion of the company’s “fast growing beer and cider business” – Curious Drinks.  The share issue seeks to raise a minimum of £1 million  and is said to qualify for… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Solar Paper Charger, Impact Wrap Tells You How Hard You Hit & Üllo Removes Sulfites from Wine

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For this week’s #Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Solar Paper, “the worlds thinnest and lightest solar charger”; Impact Wrap a device that measure how hard you punch and Üllo, a wine filter that removes the sulfites from your wine. Using the sun to generate electricity is… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Italian Wine Cafe Veeno Turns to Funding Tree With a Mission to Raise £150,000 for Seven New Cafe Locations


Going a different direction when it comes to its latest funding round, Crowdcube alum and Italian Wine Cafe, Veeninvest Ltd. (trading as Veeno) has launched a Funding Tree campaign to raise £150,000 for seven new locations. Veeno is described as a chain of premium Italian wine bars… Read More

Notes Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar Percolates & Buzzes on Crowdcube


Notes, a coffee shop and wine bar with five prime London locations including Canary Wharf and the West End, is a favorite of customers who attracted by its all-day offering:  the coffee shops transform into wine bars every night. With its four successful openings in the past 12 months,… Read More

Vini Italiani Shows the Value of Liquid Assets: Overfunds on Seedrs, Plans New London Wine Bars

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Glass full: London wine bar Vini Italiani  has raised over £308,215 on its Seedrs  equity crowdfunding campaign with its equity offering of 11.63%.  Funding will be used to continue the brand’s undivided focus on Italian wines with the goal that Vini Italiani will be recognised and identified as the… Read More

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

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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… 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… Read More

England’s Oldest Commercial Vineyard Raises Capital on CrowdBnk

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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… 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… 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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

Invivo Now Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaign Ever in New Zealand

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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… Read More

Invivo Wines Rocket in First Hours Equity Crowdfunding on Snowball Effect

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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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

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

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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…. Read More

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

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  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… 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… 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… Read More

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

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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… Read More