From $Billion Startup to a Boutique Wine Business

Artcor - str. 31 August 1989
 nr. 137 Chisinau, 2004 Chisinau
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 6:00 PM (EEST)

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About this event

We’re excited to bring to Moldova an entrepreneur, mentor, investor who shares the same passions we do: tech startups and of course, great wines! Jon Staenberg (Stanford University Alumni) worked with venture-backed companies for 30 years in several capacities – as a founder, operator and venture capitalist. Jon provided venture capital funding to 100's of start-ups, raising multiple funds totaling $100's of Million.

Jon Staenberg (Stanford University Alumni) worked with venture-backed companies for 30 years in several capacities – as a founder, operator and venture capitalist. Jon provided venture capital funding to 100's of start-ups, raising multiple funds totaling $100's of Million.

Some of the companies he invested in are StubHub Seagate Volaris DocuSign Splunk Avalara Evite and SquareTrade, which recently, had a $2 Billion exit, one of the most successful warranty business in the world. Today, Jon is still looking for promising startups to invest in!

Other interesting facts about Jon:

  • started his tech career in the early ’90s at Microsoft
  • joined the Senior Management team of Virtual i-O - one of the very first venture-backed startups in VR
  • passionate about wine
  • partnered up with Santiago Achával to create Hand of God Wines Seattle, WA & Mendoza, Argentina - a boutique winery from Argentina’s highest-rated Winemaker. ''We have just taken their wine club and made it the best in America!''

Why you should come:

  1. find out about fundraising opportunities for your startup;
  2. learn what venture capitalists are looking for when investing in companies;
  3. learn about US trends in tech startups, investments and even wine business that can be applicable to the European market;
  4. speak to an expert and receive guidance on how to grow your business to the next level;
  5. network with awesome people;
  6. and if you've got a wine business, why not, find out how to expand it to the US market.

Grab your ticket and as usual, drinks and snacks are on us! 

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The event is organized with financial support from the U.S. Embassy Moldova European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) Entrepreneurship Academy and Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.

Sponsors: Mobiasbanca - OTP Group and ISD

Speaker

  • Jon Staenberg

    Jon Staenberg

    Hand of God Wines

    Founder

    Pursuing my passion for wine, travel and helping to establish and grow great companies, I’m focusing my energies on new startups in the business social media arena. I also continue to make venture investments.

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  • When

    Monday, Oct 21
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EEST)

    Where

    Artcor
    str. 31 August 1989
 nr. 137 Chisinau2004

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