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

    Early in my career, I established several marketing groups at Microsoft. I then joined the senior management team of Virtual i-O, a venture-backed startup, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2003, I joined Rustic Canyon where I continue to serve as an Advisory Partner.

    Pursuing my passion for wine, travel and helping to establish and grow great companies, I’m focusing my ener...

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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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