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Etsy for wine. We cut out the retail and wholesale middlemen with our proprietary Wine Marketplace platform. Join the #CraftWineMovement.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Winestyr connects boutique wineries directly with consumers on our marketplace platform to facilitate Direct to Consumer wine sales. There are over 8,000 wineries in the United States and over 80% of them lack national distribution. We give consumers access to these great craft wines and they never, ever pay more than $10 for shipping. We are the best online wine experience for consumers and wineries alike.


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    Bob Wilson

    Bob is a Certified Specialist of Wine (C.S.W.) and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006 with a degree in Finance. Bob spent over 3 years in the wine industry representing some of the largest wineries in the world before starting Winestyr.

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    John Wilson

    John is a licensed attorney and member of the Illinois Bar. John graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006 with a degree in Advertising and went on to earn his JD/MBA from Loyola University Chicago before joining Winestyr. John is an expert in DTC wine law.

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    Scott Washburn
    Director of Sales and Business Development

    Scott graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006 with a degree in Finance. An early employee of Groupon, Scott was responsible for the Orlando market. Scott came up with the sales process for Winestyr and has already signed over 70 wineries.

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    Pooneet Kant
    VP Product and Marketing

    Pooneet graduated from Dartmouth in 2007 with dual degrees in Economics and Government. He joined JP Morgan's investment banking team in New York before enrolling at the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. Pooneet spent time with a Y combinator-backed startup in San Francisco and also has experience working at a winery in Napa. Pooneet is a championship wine taster to boot.

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    Mark Glenn

    Mark holds a undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Toledo where he was also the captain of the men's division I swim team. Mark went on to earn a masters in software engineering from Depaul University in Chicago and has over 8 years of Sr. level software engineering experience. Mark sold his first app before he was 10 years old.