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Indie Vinos, Inc.

Empowering wineries to sell their wine at the very time/place enthusiasts discover them.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Indie Vinos is disrupting the $12B direct-to-consumer wine market with our mobile app that syncs point of discovery (restaurants, events, friends' homes) with the sales opportunity. Indie Vinos helps wineries acquire customers by directly connecting them with wine enthusiasts and provides tools for ongoing engagement designed to increase sales. Growing DTC sales is critical for 98% of wineries that have no traditional distribution.


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    Karin McKercher
    CEO and co-founder

    Karin confesses to being both one of the rabid 46MM wine enthusiasts and part owner of an Oregon winery intimately familiar with the DTC challenges. Karin also is a recovering attorney (10 years as a start-up and investment fund attorney) with 25+ years marketing. Although entrepreneurship is not new to her, this is her first technology start-up. JD, MBA.

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    Brian Batchelder
    CTO and co-founder

    Brian joined Indie Vinos in July 2012, and he has single-handedly developed the iPhone app. He has more than 30 years of software development experience, developing software and hardware for printers, minicomputers and mobile devices. Brian was one of the first 5000 iPhone developers and ran his own iPhone development agency for 4+ years. Brian has a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly.


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    Steve Davis, Davis Wright Tremaine

Previous Investors

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    Founders, family and friends
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    Portland Seed Fund