Archive: Winc

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…

Data Is Eating the World

By Vin Narayanan on March 23, 2022

For more than 10 years, “software is eating the world” has been an article of faith among startup investors. Marc Andreessen — co-founder of both Netscape and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) — wrote these famous words in a blog post in…

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…
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.