From grapeless wine to AI-driven pairings, these startups are redesigning the way wine is produced, distributed, and consumed.
Often perceived as very traditional, the millennia-old wine industry may finally be getting a tech upgrade.
From wine subscription services to rating apps, startups in the space are innovating more than ever before. Connected corks and bottles are starting to emerge, as well as algorithm-based recommendation features to better match personal tastes to wine.
We used the CB Insights database to identify over 50 wine tech startups and the 8 categories within which they operate. The companies in the following graphic have raised over $400M in total funding, led by advanced cork developer Coravin, which raised $64M in total funding.
Graphic includes private companies only and is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive. Please click to enlarge.