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WineFi Bolsters Leadership Team with Appointment of Oliver Thorpe as Operations Director


London, 18th May 2024 — WineFi, the fintech platform for fine wine investment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Thorpe as their Operations Director.

Thorpe, who previously led operations at Sequoia-backed start-up Nomio, previously worked alongside WineFi’s Callum Woodcock.

WineFi, which has experienced explosive revenue growth of more than 800% since the start of 2024, facilitates a more accessible and cost-effective approach to wine investment. 

Earlier this year, they attracted investment from leading fine wine group; Coterie Holdings, in a deal which saw industry heavyweight, Michael Saunders, join WineFi’s board of directors. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ollie to the team” said Callum Woodcock, CEO and Founder of WineFi. “Ollie has a proven track record of managing operations at start-ups in full hypergrowth, and I am looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to aggressively scale”. 

A relative newcomer to the UK start-up landscape, Thorpe has quickly earned a reputation as one of the ecosystem’s rising stars.

“WineFi are building something special, and I’m excited to join Callum and the team as they build a category-defining brand in the space” said Oliver on his joining.

“This opportunity meets my own experience at the intersection of the wine trade and start-up land. I’m looking forward to working with Callum again and bringing fine wine investment into the mainstream”. 

The appointment signals WineFi’s evolution from start-up to scale-up. As the company continues to thrive and redefine industry standards, Thorpe’s experience in building operationally excellent processes is expected to play a pivotal role in driving WineFi towards becoming a category-defining brand.

About WineFi

WineFi is a fintech platform that democratises fine wine investment, making it accessible to a broader audience. Through a unique blend of technology, expertise, and curation, WineFi offers investors the opportunity to explore investment-grade wine collections and create portfolios that suit their preferences. Winefi.co.uk is backed by SFC Capital, Founders Capital,  and supported by industry experts and notable angels WineFi 5th Floor, 167-169 Great Portland Street, London, W1X 5PF