Disrupting wine, music and VC with Creandum, Vivino and TechCrunch

How to get investor-ready with: Kim van Haalen, David Willbe and Derek Gallagher

We talked about how to get investor-ready with an experienced panel of experts:
– David Willbe, Partner at Lewis Silkin; Kim van Haalen, Wework Labs and Derek Gallagher, Global Shares. Thanks to our friends at Global Shares for helping us make this happen! If you would like to manage your cap table better, check them out here: https://www.globalshares.com/startups/

Fredrik Cassel Creandum & Alex Wilhelm TechCrunch

Fredrik Cassel is one of Europe’s most experienced investors and one of only a few European investors on The Midas List – the Global list of best Venture Capital investors. He is General Partner at Creandum a VC company that is known for being among the first investors at SpotifyVivinoKRY, etc.

At Creandum, Fredrik is an early backer of several companies that have grown to dominate their respective markets, among others Spotify, KRY / LIVI, depop and Kahoot!. Focusing on B2B- and B2C companies disrupting large markets, often with marketplace models, he also leads or has led Creandum’s work with Virta Health, Shapr3D, Xeneta, Careship, Soundtrack Your Brand, Cint (sold to Nordic Capital), Videoplaza (Ooyala), 13th Lab (Facebook) and Autobutler (PSA Group).

Fireside chat with Fredrik will be moderated by Alex Wilhelm, Senior Editor at TechCrunch. Alex is host of one of the best tech news podcasts: Equity.


We will follow-up by a talk with Heini Zachariassen about the journey of Vivino, world’s largest wine marketplace with 43 million users.

Heini is Vivino’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Largely credited with bringing a technology revolution to the wine industry, Heini founded Vivino because he was frustrated by not knowing which wine to buy. It’s been his passion project ever since. During his tenure, Vivino has grown into a community of 43 million users, raised $66 million in funding and rolled out a worldwide wine marketplace. Prior to starting Vivino, Heini co-founded several startups, including global internet and mobile security company BullGuard. Heini leads the team from Vivino’s headquarters in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife and three children.

Read more here: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-london-presents-disrupting-wine-music-and-vc-creandums-fredrik-cassel-vivinos-heini-zachariassen/