Disrupting wine, music and VC: Creandum's Fredrik Cassel & Vivino's, Heini Zachariassen

Jul 16, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Fredrik 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 VC investors. He is General Partner at Creandum that is known for being among the first investors at Spotify, Vivino, KRY, etc. We will also talk to Heini Zachariassen about the journey of Vivino, world's largest wine marketplace with 43 million users.

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About this event

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 Spotify, Vivino, KRY, 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 was 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 45 million users.

Here is a quick summary of the talk with Heini: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-vivino-built-worlds-largest-wine-marketplace-from-marian-gazdik/

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.

Check out what happened

Speakers

  • Fredrik Cassel

    Creandum

    General Partner

  • Heini Zachariassen

    Vivino

    CEO/Co-Founder

Moderator

  • Alex Wilhelm

    TechCrunch

    Senior Editor

When

When

Thursday, July 16, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC

Agenda

5:00 PMPanel discussion: How to Get Investment Ready
5:30 PMTalk with Fredrik Kassel, General Partner at Creandum and Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch
6:00 PMTalk with Heini Zachariassen, Founder & CEO of Vivino
6:25 PMQ & A
6:35 PMVirtual Business Networking
7:00 PMFinish

Organizers

  • Prem Sangeet Petar Savic

    Supreme Factory

    London Director

  • James Lethem

    Nascence

    Co-Director

  • Sam Adekunle

    Grone Collective

    Head of Special Projects & Initiatives

  • Gabriel Pizzolante

    UK GAP Consulting

    Ambassador

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Index.Dev

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Supreme Factory

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