33entrepreneurs is building a world premium portfolio of Tech StartUps in Wine & Spirits, Food and Travel. This portfolio is ramping up in 2015 with a “spring cuvée” of 4 startups and a “fall cuvée” of 8 startups (from September 2015 onwards). Cruise speed will be reached in 2016 with 2 cuvées of 12 startups each, every year.
Our 2015 Spring cuvée is a blend of 3 WineTech and 1 TravelTech Startups. Those StartUps have been selected amongst 450, deriving from our three acquisitions channels: analysts, contests, mentors. 33entrepreneurs has accelerated those StartUps during our three months acceleration program and seed funded each startup with €15k, with follow-on investment capability.
Founded : 14-07-2013
Country : France
Vertical : Wine
Web : http://www.goot.fr
GOOT is a B2B App for brick and mortars wine merchants. The App offers a one-stop-shop solution to the local store, embracing the whole value chain from managing the inventory to the delivery to the end user. It makes it easy to digitalize the references by taking pictures of bottles and generates an online visibility through it's excellent App and API. The end customer can either choose to be delivered within 2 hours or collect it's order at the nearby shop. While the App and API are available for free, the wine merchants pay a fix fee only when a bottle is sold or a monthly subscription to get access to the CRM and POS solutions. The startup has pivoted during the program to focus on its B2B offer.
GOOT's overwhelming strength, drive and intuition comes from the wealth and array of experience that lies behind its team. An impressive 15 years of experience in front and back end mobile app development, with Jacques and Boying, the Marketing and commucation skills of Marie, with the 10 years of Investment banking of CEO and founder Olivier Thibert as the backbone. A team sprirt that thrives on nourishing its complementarity and dynamism but also unlokcking each person's potenial.
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Founded : 29-05-2012
Country : Estonia
Vertical : Wine
Web : http://www.wineta.com
Wineta turns wine purchase into a fun, simple and personal experience while increasing sales and customer loyalty for the retailer, their client. Through an intuitive questionnaire delivered as a widget online or as a kiosk/smartphone app in store, the virtual sommelier single in on the best bottle currently available in store to match the taste of each individual, progressively learning their taste and improving the future recommendation. The inner taste of wine is analyzed by crunching millions of tasting notes and reducing them to generate statistical wine profiles.
Wineta has been built by a small & agile team of 6 currently, with a direct access to Estonia’s high quality engineering & technology talent pool. The two co-founders - Geoffrey & Clément - went to school together, the first having the experience of a startup growth, from 0 to $10 million with fits.me - the virtual fitting room. Tested the recommendation technology in two stores, managed to build up the largest wine data & taste analysis in the world with 10 million textual wine reviews & 600,000 wines mapped to date. In discussion with Tesco executives met in London but also linked to French retail chains like Auchan and wine e-stores which will be launched in June and July respectively. Seconded by strategic board members: Belgian business angel, London B2B retail expert and PwC baltic region director.
Founded : 01-02-2014
Country : Portugal
Vertical : Wine
Web : http://www.watgrid.com
Winegrid offers a full system for real time wine production analysis. Based on a patented opticalanalysis technology, Winegrid embedded sensors control up to 9 liquid's characteristics especially during fermentation, pressing and maturation of wine. Winegrid is then creating the first connected barrel. These connected barrels can be monitored with a dedicated software web app, providing notifications, alarms and predictive data analysis. The startup has been founded by two PhDs in optical science and backed by MIT Portugal. They started with an optical sensor for water analysis (thus the company name Watgrid solution) before pivoting to wine. The CEO has been head of Portuguese optical company and had an industrial experience within a large international blue chip company.
Winegrid co-founders have been working together since 2005 when Lucia started her PhD under Rogerio’s supervision. Together they have created unique technologies for sensor applications. The core team of Winegrid joins accumulated experience of >30 years in research, project management, product development and technology transfer. The team has already published 6 patents and more than 400 scientific papers. The innovative nature of Winegrid has already allowed us to win 2 SME innovation awards (MIT-ISCTE and 33entrepreneurs) and being selected by SAPO TEK as one of the Portuguese innovative SMEs to watch during 2014. The team is not only about R&D. in fact the CEO, Rogerio Nogueira also worked in the industry as Innovation Manager in a leader corporate company in the Telecommunications sector. The already established links with top wine producers along with an experienced advisory board in Wine, Sales and Production make the Winegrid team a winning one.
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Founded : 01-02-2014
Country : France
Vertical : Tourism
Web : http://www.simpki.co/#/home
Simpki is a web portal targeting working urbans aged 25 to 35. Customers define their budget and Simpki suggests dynamic packages including transportation and accommodation including peer-to-peer offers (ride sharing or AirBnB-like offers) on top of classical offers. The startup has two founders, aged 30 and 50, providing each different skills while both having experience in digital media.
SIMPKI is a team focus on a shared vision : disrupt the tourism landscape for the new generation. Founded by 4 digital experts, Serge Milon a digital strategy specialist, Nicolas Viennot a sharing consumption entrepreneur, Arnaud Poirier a big data and backend engineer and Sebastien Burel a multi entrepreneur engineer. Partner of the main sharing tourism actors, we create the link between them.
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