Luke Anear, founder and CEO of workplace safety software startup SafetyCulture, has poured his time into producing The New Hustle.
One might be hard pressed to find a founder who tells their failure story with as much good humour as Vinomofo’s Andre Eikmeier.
Five years on from launch, online wine selling startup Vinomofo has closed its first external round of funding, raising $25 million in funding from Blue Sky Venture Capital as it looks to accelerate its operations in Australia and expand into New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and the US and UK.
At first glance, the stuffy corporate world and a startup with ‘mofo’ in its name seem like strange bedfellows, but Melbourne online wine retailer Vinomofo has decided to launch a corporate partnership program nonetheless.
From having to change their name just before launch to their acquisition and subsequent buyback from The Catch Group, Vinomofo’s road to success has been well documented within the Australian startup community. Now the mainstream online retail industry is taking notice, with the startup taking out three awards at last week’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs), including the top prize of Online Retailer of the Year.
On the 24th of February, Startup Grind will be featuring Andre Eikmeier, who started a community site for wine lovers, and then went on to launch wine subscription company, Vinomofo in 2011 with Justin Dry and Leigh Morgan