By FrenchConnect London, 22 Feb 2017


Cyrus Tchahardehi – Co-founder @Vinoa

Cyrus Tchahardehi co-founded Vinoa with partner Grégoire Frileux in 2014.

Passionate in online marketing and growth, Cyrus’ interest in entrepreneurship started after a career in the wine trade.
After an initial start-up in e-learning and networking solutions for the hospitality sector, he and then co-founder Gregoire decided to launch Vinoa with a unique concept: great wines from around the world delivered to your door by the glass.
Today, their startup has served just shy of a quarter of a million glasses of wine in the UK.



  1. Your chief characteristic?

Positivity – Anything is possible!

  1. Your favourite entrepreneur of the moment?

Richard Branson – he managed to succeed in so many different verticals, against the odds, and is a completely self-taught businessman.

  1. A good VC is…?

Hard to find!…

  1. Where will you invest your first or next million?

In solutions that enable us to deal with all the unemployment created by tech and advances

  1. Main quality you value in business?


  1. Your idea of success?

Be able to get up in the morning, look back and feel happy, look forward and feel even happier!

  1. Your favourite hero?

I have too many I can’t choose! Peter Diamandis, Elon Musk, and of course, Richard Branson…

  1. Your favourite restaurant in London?

The bar of the Dorchester Hotel.

  1. Your favourite date spot in London?

Primrose Hill with ice-cream of course.

  1. Your favourite motto?

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”


“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark”.