Heini Zachariassen is Vivino’s Founder and currently serves as board member and chief evangelist. 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 grew into a community of 30 million users, raised $57 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.
Sam Wilcoxon, CEO and co-founder of Ask Lorem, a two-sided marketplace connecting SMB/e-commerce businesses with a network of pre-vetted freelance web developers and designers.
Stock Options explained: basics for startup employees and founders. You started a business and you want to compensate your early employees. Or you've joined a startup and were offered company stock options as part of your compensation. How do those work?
You're an entrepreneur and want to start your US company. You found this online platform that handles everything for $500 or so. Should you go for it?
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