The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-06-21T03:50:48Z Vinomofo successfully launches in NZ 2016-06-21T03:50:48Z vinomofo-successfully-launches-in-nz Vinomofo successfully launches in NZ {Press Release} Australian online wine retailer Vinomofo are rapt with the success of their debut 48 hour pop up event that launched nationally in New Zealand on Thursday, 16th June 2016. The first country to be part of Vinomofo’s global expansion plan, New Zealanders were given a taste of  Australia’s most exciting online wine retailer with a selection of high quality wines from Australia, New Zealand and Europe at exceptional prices. Combined with a quick delivery service (1-3 days) and personalised, handwritten thank you notes, Vinomofo’s first foray into the overseas market perfectly demonstrates why it’s considered one of Australia’s most loved online wine retailers. Thrilled with the success in New Zealand, Co-Founders Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry have promised to bring a bigger, better and more epic Vinomofo online pop-up wine sale in 4-6 weeks. Dry commented, “We were absolutely blown away by the positive response from our first ever overseas pop-up sale and can’t wait to roll out this lite business model to Europe, Asia and the United States later on this year. Eikmeier adds, “We’ve now got 3500 new members, our founding members in a brand new market, hopefully telling their friends about Vinomofo and the experience they’ve had, and sharing the wines they bought. It’s how we started here in Australia, when we couldn’t afford to spend anything on marketing - we just tried to make sure that the wine deals and the whole Vinomofo experience was that good that people would want to share it.” If you missed out on the New Zealand first, Vinomofo online wine pop-up sale, we have good news. Vinomofo will return soon. Sign up to www.vinomofo.co.nz now to avoid missing out. Have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact myself or Nikki Palun at any time, Contacts: Nikki Palun, Head of Global at Vinomofo nikki@vinomofo.com +61 400 616 616 Alahna Fiveash Partnerships & PR alahna@vinomofo.com +61 497 846 319 Imagery https://projects.invisionapp.com/boards/WB20W7TNTDGHY/ Regards,  Alahna ​ PR Media Release {Vinomofo successful launch in...​ Vinomofo launches in NZ 2016-06-15T02:03:57Z vinomofo-launches-in-nz Press Release For immediate release Thursday 16th June Vinomofo to launch in New Zealand with 48-hour online wine pop-up event Australian online wine retailer launches into first overseas market with 2-day only online pop-up event More than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe on offer in extremely limited quantities Offering members the most epic wine deals on the planet, curated to taste, and delivered to your doorstep with love Game-changing online wine site Vinomofo is set to launch nationally with a 48 hour online pop-up event from 16 - 17 June with more than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe to buy in strictly limited quantities. The 2-day only event will give locals a taste for what the retailer has offered the wine loving folk of Australia for five years: Curation - Vinomofo’s wine team work directly with the best producers in the world to find the wines they love (less than 5% of wines tasted make it to the ‘Fo) Value - With the buying power of their tribe of 400,000 wine-loving mofos, Vinomofo can offer their members unprecedented value Culture - There’s no “bowties and bs” with Vinomofo. Good people, good wine, and a bit of fun Wine lovers are being invited to sign up now to become foundation members, with early adopters getting first access to the event. New Zealand is the first overseas market the Aussie retailer has stepped into as part of its aggressive global push in 2016. Andre Eikmeier, co founder and joint CEO at Vinomofo, says the retailer’s unique approach to selling wine has resonated with customers that were seeking a human approach as part of their wine journey, as such the retailer has built a member base of more than 400,000 people in just five years. “Vinomofo wants everyone to be able to experience good wine - that’s our mission. From what we’ve seen across the past five years in Australia, we believe that a lot of people all over the world need Vinomofo - wine lovers and makers alike, so this is the year we are embarking on building a global presence kicking off with New Zealand,” Eikmeier said. Purchases from the online pop-up event will be delivered within seven business days to customers. To become a foundation member or for more information visit: www.vinomofo.com ENDS Media Contacts: Nikki Palun Head of Global, Vinomofo nikki@vinomofo.com +61 400 616 616    Alahna Fiveash Partnerships & PR alahna@vinomofo.com +61 497846319 About Vinomofo Vinomofo is the most epic wine site on the planet and one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Founded in 2011 from an Adelaide garage, by Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, the start-up has gone from zero to $50 million plus annual revenue (run-rate), built a member base of more than 400,000 and employs 100+ people. 2016 sees Vinomofo go global with the roll out of a business ‘lite’ model into six new markets, including: NZ, Singapore, HK,  UK, USA and China. For more information, visit www.vinomofo.com Vinomofo to launch in New Zealand with 48-hour online wine pop-up event 2016-06-10T05:40:18Z vinomofo-to-launch-in-new-zealand-with-48-hour-online-wine-pop-up-event Press Release Friday 10 June 2016 Australian online wine retailer launches into first overseas market with 2-day only online pop-up event More than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe on offer in extremely limited quantities Offering members the most epic wine deals on the planet, curated to taste, and delivered to your doorstep with love Game-changing online wine site Vinomofo is set to launch nationally with a 48 hour online pop-up event from 16 - 17 June with more than 60 outstanding wines from New Zealand, Australia and Europe to buy in strictly limited quantities. The 2-day only event will give locals a taste for what the retailer has offered the wine loving folk of Australia for five years: Curation - Vinomofo’s wine team work directly with the best producers in the world to find the wines they love (less than 5% of wines tasted make it to the ‘Fo) Value - With the buying power of their tribe of 400,000 wine-loving mofos, Vinomofo can offer their members unprecedented value Culture - There’s no “bowties and bs” with Vinomofo. Good people, good wine, and a bit of fun Wine lovers are being invited to sign up now to become foundation members, with early adopters getting first access to the event. New Zealand is the first overseas market the Aussie retailer has stepped into as part of its aggressive global push in 2016. Andre Eikmeier, co founder and joint CEO at Vinomofo, says the retailer’s unique approach to selling wine has resonated with customers that were seeking a human approach as part of their wine journey, as such the retailer has built a member base of more than 400,000 people in just five years. “Vinomofo wants everyone to be able to experience good wine - that’s our mission. From what we’ve seen across the past five years in Australia, we believe that a lot of people all over the world need Vinomofo - wine lovers and makers alike, so this is the year we are embarking on building a global presence kicking off with New Zealand,” Eikmeier said. Purchases from the online pop-up event will be delivered within seven business days to customers. To become a foundation member or for more information visit: www.vinomofo.com ENDS Media Contacts: Nikki Palun Head of Global, Vinomofo nikki@vinomofo.com +61 400 616 616 About Vinomofo Vinomofo is the most epic wine site on the planet and one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Founded in 2011 from an Adelaide garage, by Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, the start-up has gone from zero to $50 million plus annual revenue (run-rate), built a member base of more than 400,000 and employs 100+ people. 2016 sees Vinomofo go global with the roll out of a business ‘lite’ model into six new markets, including: NZ, Singapore, HK, UK, USA and China. For more information, visit www.vinomofo.com Vinomofo appoints Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne 2016-04-11T03:50:49Z vinomofo-appoints-saatchi-saatchi-melbourne For immediate release Monday, 11 April 2016 Vinomofo, the most epic wine site on the planet, has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne as the Australian start-up’s creative agency, following an extensive and widely competed strategic and creative pitch. Vinomofo is not just a retailer, it’s a wine experience, by giving consumers an unparalleled offer on curation and value. A hyper-focused quality product selection sourced direct from the best producers enables Vinomofo to harness the buying power of their 400,000 plus wine-loving members to secure exceptional deals. Andre Eikmeier, co founder and joint CEO at Vinomofo, said the leadership team at Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne and their understanding of what we stand for made the agency the right partner to take the brand’s presence to the next level. “Vinomofo wants everyone to be able to experience good wine - that’s our mission. From what we’ve seen during the past five years in Australia, we believe that more people in Australia will like what we offer - wine lovers and makers alike - and the appointment of our first creative agency is going to help us bring our vision to life, at scale. “We’re pumped to be working with Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne, not just for the team’s creativity, but perhaps more importantly, they showed a real understanding of our business, culture and values. It was important for our team to have a creative partner who can deliver a powerful organising idea, as well as embrace a collaborative partnership,” Eikmeier said. Mark Cochrane, Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne, said the creative synergies of both the client and agency are aligned and should lead to great work. “We are humbled to be joining Andre and Justin’s journey and certainly excited by the task of fueling this very progressive brand’s growth. Our two collectives of talent have a great fit and a shared ambition, so as a group we can’t wait to start collaborating,” Cochrane said. ENDS Media Contacts: Maya Rana maya@vinomofo.com About Vinomofo Vinomofo is an online wine store experience that is changing the wine world. More than just a wine store, Vinomofo is a movement. A tribe of vino-loving mofos – the drinkers and the makers - united by wine. Founded by André Eikmeier and Justin Dry in 2011 from an Adelaide garage, the startup has grown into a tribe of more than 400,000 mofos and employs 100+ people. Vinomofo is one of Australia’s fastest growing and most awarded companies, including 2015 ORIA Online Retailer of the Year and 2014 My Business Award’s Best Employer. 2016 sees Vinomofo go global with the roll out into six new markets, including New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States of America and China. For more information, visit www.vinomofo.com Australian start-up Vinomofo raises $25 million in financing from Blue Sky Venture Capital 2016-04-05T05:20:30Z australian-start-up-vinomofo-raises-25-million-in-financing-from-blue-sky-venture-capital For immediate release Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Vinomofo, the most epic wine site on the planet, announced $25 million in financing from Blue Sky Venture Capital to bolster rapid domestic growth and support operations in new markets. Vinomofo’s first capital raise coincides with the company’s fifth year in business and the roll out of a business ‘lite’ model offer into six new markets including; New Zealand, USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Launched from an Adelaide garage in 2011, by co founders Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, the 100 people strong operation is now HQ from Cremorne, Victoria. Vinomofo is not just a retailer it’s a wine experience, by giving consumers an unparalleled offer on curation and value. A hyper-focused quality product selection sourced direct from the best producers enables Vinomofo to harness the buying power of their 400,000 plus wine-loving members to secure exceptional deals. Andre Eikmeier, co founder and joint CEO at Vinomofo, says the funding will enable rapid scale for the business upon a proven and robust model, both locally and abroad. “Vinomofo wants everyone to be able to experience good wine - that’s our mission. From what we’ve seen across the past five years in Australia, we believe that a lot of people all over the world need Vinomofo - wine lovers and makers alike, and this investment is going to help us bring our vision to life. “Vinomofo has achieved 100% YoY growth for the past 12 months, we’re on track this financial year to surpass $50 million in annual revenue, and now it’s time to take our offer to the next level in Australia, and to the world,” Eikmeier said. Dr Elaine Stead, investment director at Blue Sky Venture Capital, says Vinomofo demonstrates the performance qualities at quantum and stage sought by the fund. “Vinomofo is a great expression of the quality of deals that come through our doors. In just five years, Andre and Justin have built a cracking business with huge scope to scale globally, which is where we come in. “This is why we have started fundraising for a $200 million fund, as we are now coming across companies that need at least $20 million to execute on their expansion plans,” Dr Stead said. Andre Eikmeier says Blue Sky Venture Capital has not only a good track record, but shares a similarly strong human culture, and therefore is the right funding partner for Vinomofo. “We certainly haven’t rushed into this decision to raise. We’ve valued our independence, and our culture is at the heart of what we’ve built. When it became clear to Justin and I that a raise was the right thing to do strategically, finding the right partner was paramount, and Blue Sky emerged as a clear fit. “We’re also really proud the entire raise was funded here in Australia, with an Australian partner. It’s a good sign for the future of our start-up and growth company eco-system,” Eikmeier said. Blue Sky Venture Capital is a division of Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA). ENDS Media Contacts: Maya Rana maya@vinomofo.com Miette Lelievre mlelievre@agencynorth.com.au 0431 854 878 About Vinomofo Vinomofo is an online wine store experience that is changing the wine world. More than just a wine store, Vinomofo is a movement. A tribe of vino-loving mofos – the drinkers and the makers - united by wine. Founded by André Eikmeier and Justin Dry in 2011 from an Adelaide garage, the startup has grown into a tribe of more than 400,000 mofos and employs 100+ people. Vinomofo is one of Australia’s fastest growing and most awarded companies, including 2015 ORIA Online Retailer of the Year and 2014 My Business Award’s Best Employer. 2016 sees Vinomofo go global with the roll out into six new markets, including New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States of America and China. For more information, visit www.vinomofo.com About Blue Sky Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited (Blue Sky) (ASX:BLA) is a leading diversified alternative investment asset manager. Blue Sky was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in January 2012 and is the only listed fund manager in Australia focused on a diversified portfolio of alternative assets. Established in 2006, Blue Sky has generated strong returns uncorrelated with Australian listed equity markets. Blue Sky has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and New York, a team of more than 80 and a broad investor base including institutional, wholesale and retail clients. Alternative assets include direct investment in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, hedge funds and other real assets. For real-time company announcements, investment opportunities and investment performance, download the Blue Sky Fingerprint app from the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit www.blueskyfunds.com.au