InVintory is building the world’s first digital platform for wine consumers and wine businesses to connect and transact. To date, we’ve built a wine collecting/cellar management platform, fueled by patent-pending 3D tech, to engage the trendsetting collector segment. With the imminent release of our social community features, InVintory is poised to expand into the broader wine enthusiast and wine business segments, bringing the world of wine together in a way that has never before been done, and tapping into the massive $380B global wine market.
Tell us about yourself?
I am a physician and have been collecting wine for decades. At the same time, I built up a network of over 70 medical clinics that I eventually sold to Private Equity. With that successful exit behind me, I had planned to retire, write screenplays and drink wine but I found it very difficult to manage my collection. I spent more time looking for my wine than drinking it. My past entrepreneurial success along with my son’s skills as a software engineer enabled InVintory to be created.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
The last few years have challenged my view of how people reacted to the pandemic and the political fallout as a result. I would say, that despite my own beliefs, all grounded in medical science, I need to be more open to others who don’t share my view.
What problem does your business solve?
It mends the disconnect between the wine consumer and wine businesses.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
Having collected wine my entire life, surrounding myself with friends who have similar passions, it was obvious to me that wine enthusiasts not only had problems managing their collections but also were yearning for a stronger connection with wine businesses (wineries, wine clubs, etc)
What is your magic sauce?
We built a wedge into the marketplace and patented a tech called VinLocate to first entice wine enthusiast/collectors to join. With this wedge in place, we can now tap into the larger problem of connecting the wine consumer with wine businesses.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
To continue to grow the social platform to engage as many wine consumers as we are able. We want to become the foremost platform where those who like wine come to host both their collections and experiences with wine.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
The biggest challenge so far was opening a business during Covid.
How do people get involved/buy into your vision?
As with any social media platform, there will be organic, viral growth. To learn more about InVintory visit www.invintorywines.com.