Startup Insider: Winc Explores Sake, Non-Alcoholic Wines and More
By Early Investing on May 9, 2022
The wine market was worth $64 billion in 2021 — and that’s just in the U.S. Yet this gargantuan industry has been sorely lacking in innovation. Until Winc came along, that is. Winc is a wine club startup that’s changing the industry from the ground up. It produces around 60 to 70 new wines every year. Then it uses data to track everything — not just how…
Yahyn Develops a Brilliant Method for Foreign Wineries to Reach U.S. Customers
By Andy Gordon on October 21, 2021
Pierre Rogers, the founder and CEO of First Stage Investor holding Yahyn, thinks he’s on to something very big and immensely disruptive. He thinks it will upend America’s incredibly convoluted alcoholic beverage industry. It should make life much better for…
Technology is Changing Food and Beverage Discovery
By Andy Gordon on February 10, 2021
I felt like pizza the other day — not an uncommon occurrence for me. Back in the ancient BC days (before COVID), my wife and I would hoof it over to our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant — a 12-minute walk (or four minute drive).
Closing Soon: Last Chance to Invest in Winc
By Vin Narayanan on December 28, 2020
About a month ago, the founders of Winc joined Andy and me on Startup Insider (click here to watch). They wanted to update the First Stage Investor members that invested in them on their progress. And they wanted to…
Startup Insider: An Update from Winc’s Founders
By Early Investing on November 23, 2020
Winc is one of our favorite startups in the First Stage Investor portfolio. Winc is combining big data and a really smart supply chain to disrupt the way wine is made and sold. And since we recommended them right…
Portfolio Update: Winc Making Rapid Progress
By Andy Gordon on October 19, 2020
We have good news on Winc, which we recommended last December. Winc is thriving. We recommended Winc because we loved its business model and traction. Winc collects data from its hundreds of thousands of customers and uses that data to make wines its customers love. Of…
Invest In A Wine Startup With A Massive Inventory
By Andy Gordon on May 28, 2020
Deal Details Startup: Yahyn Security type: Common equity Round size: Up to $20 million Valuation: $4,955,781 Share price: $44.38 Minimum investment: $133.14 Raise: Seed Investment Portal: Netcapital Deadline: June 30, 2020 COVID-19 is changing our world in so many ways. Socially. Professionally.
Winc Sees ‘Massive Opportunity’ Moving Forward
By Andy Gordon on May 21, 2020
Much has changed since we recommended Winc last December. The popular direct-to-consumer wine company was one of the last pre-pandemic recommendations we made. Now lockdowns and quarantines have become our normal. And with so many of us stuck at home, meals have taken center stage in our lives. So it’s…
Last Chance to Invest in Winc
By Early Investing on March 23, 2020
In this episode of Startup Insider, Winc CEO Geoff McFarlane takes a deep dive into his company's financials and explains why you should invest in the wine startup.
Time Is Running Out to Invest in Winc
By Early Investing on March 19, 2020
In this episode of Startup Insider, Winc CEO Geoff McFarlane takes a deep dive into the business of wine, including subscription services, winemaking, unit economics and why you should invest in Winc.