A Sweet Deal: Grape Intentions Closes First Round of Investment
Grape Intentions is pleased to announce a successful first round of financing, totalling $100,000 from an angel investor. The online wine subscription service makes it easier to enjoy good wine. As the company’s name implies, Grape Intentions gives a portion of each monthly subscription cost to local and national charities.
The investment will facilitate an enhanced customer experience, marketing expansion to a larger national audience, and key staff hires.
"Our vision is being realized," said Brett H. Freeman, President of Grape Intentions. "We've spent the last year developing our concept, and to have an investor support our vision is something special."
Founders Brett H. Freeman and Alex DelSordo have developed an algorithm that learns each subscriber’s palate. The feedback helps Brett, a sommelier, determine which bottles the subscriber should receive. The subscriber then has an opportunity to rate the wines and experience. Over time, Grape Intentions learns the subscriber's palate and consistently sends dud-free wine.
The wine is sourced from around the world. Unlike other wine delivery services, Grape Intentions is not held to sending private label wines, winery-specific wines, or wines purchased in bulk orders. Each bottle shipped to subscribers is hand-curated for their palates.
To experience the algorithm yourself and see what new staff positions are available, visit www.grapeintentions.com.