The company 10-Vins, formed and based in Nantes, won the jury prize for world's best start-up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The company 10-Vins, formed and based in Nantes, won the jury prize for world's best start-up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Their connected D-Vine machine received overwhelming praise in the US, the world's number 1 market for wine consumption.
During the opening night organized by CES, the biggest global technology show, some thirty start-ups were short-listed. And the start-up 10-Vins from Nantes won the Jury Prize 2016 for world's best start-up! The company made the trip to Las Vegas with other promising Nantes start-ups, including SensorWake, the olfactory alarm clock, as part of NantesTech.
A connected wine-tasting machine "made in Nantes"
Originally, three friends seriously into wine tourism wanted to get the wine tasting experience worthy of a sommelier at home. After 5 years of R&D, they developed the D-Vine, a wine-tasting machine that serves wine by the glass, at the ideal temperature and perfectly aerated. All in less than a minute, based on data recorded on a mobile phone with RFID technology. Their goal is simple: to make their machine the "Nespresso of wine".
The start-up was formed in 2012 by three Nantais - Thibault Jarrousse, Jérôme Pasquet and Luis Da Silva - and raised € 2.5 million for its development. Nearly 300 machines have been sold through crowdfunding sites and private sales, at a price of 499 euros. The company based on the Ile de Nantes already employs 17 people. For the manufacture of the machine, they work almost exclusively with local businesses.
There is strong demand for "wine by the glass" in the US, the world's largest wine market. 10-Vins intends to use its new visibility to attract new customers and sell new wines in North America, before setting its sights on Asia, another large wine market.
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