Ullo Q4 Retail Launch
Üllo is a first of its kind product that removes sulfites from wine. Debuting on Kickstarter in 2015, Üllo is the highest-grossing wine-related project in crowdfunding history. Featuring patent-pending Selective Sulfite Capture™ technology, Üllo gives wine lovers the option to enjoy wine in its natural state, the way the winemaker intended.
After earning nearly $300k in pre-sale revenue alone, Üllo attracted the attention of national retailers and is in discussions with several to be in stores this fall. Among them, Brookstone and Frontgate have together placed >$100k in Purchase Orders for Q4. We are looking to the Kickfurther community to help us finance these POs, to initiate a second production run. We have already begun shipping the inventory from our first production run to fulfill our crowdfunding orders and to begin selling direct-to-consumer on ullowine.com. As such, we have the requisite infrastructure for manufacturing and distribution in place and ready to go.
Üllo is a Chicago-based startup with the simple mission to bring wine back to its natural state.
About the owner
James Kornacki, PhD – Founder and CEO
James holds a doctorate in chemistry from Northwestern University, and through his studies and research became an expert in wine chemistry. James, who is sensitive to sulfites, invented the Selective Sulfite Capture™ process to help others who would benefit from having these chemicals out of their wine.
Jim Scheyer, MBA – COO
An experienced executive with over 15 years as President/COO and CEO of major consumer products companies, Jim has broad strategic and general management skills along with significant sales, manufacturing, product development, and sourcing expertise. He is responsible for the development and management of all core company functions including strategic planning, manufacturing, distribution, sourcing and sales.
Joseph Radosevich, JD – CTO
A licensed patent attorney with an M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Joe currently helps oversee Üllo’s intellectual property, chemical engineering/manufacturing and business development. While studying abroad in Paris, Joe developed a passion for wine and has been furthering his knowledge ever since. He is an accredited WSET wine expert and specializes in French wines — a knowledge he is happy to share with you, in fluent French.
Remove Sulfites. Aerate. Enjoy
Versatility – enjoy pure wine by the glass or bottle
Aeration – Twist the patent-pending aerator on or off to suit your preference
Pure Wine – experience the natural taste of wine with Selective Sulfite Capture™ filter technology
Purchase Order Breakdown
|Product||Retail Price||Percent of Co-Op|
|Üllo Wine Purifier||$79.99||21%|
|Üllo Carafe Set||$129.99||37%|
|Üllo Decanter Set||$149.99||41%|