Founded by Rowan Gormley, 51, whose previous successes include Virgin Wines and Virgin Money, this Norwich-based firm invests in more than 130 wine makers across four continents. Its “angel” investors pay £20 a month to access wines from the company’s favoured vineyards at discounts of up to 50% on recommended retail prices. It recently secured $10m (£6m) in new financing to expand in America and Australia from its long-term backer and majority shareholder WIV Wein, a family-owned German wine seller. Turnover at Naked Wines rose to £34.9m in 2012.
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