Born in Communist China but raised in France, Sandrine Zhang Ferron left finance to start Vinterior in 2015. Sandrine’s co-founder and friend Leslie Fournier moved on from her career in management consultancy to join her and the company’s first sale was a pair of Belgian mid-century armchairs.
By 2017 the vintage marketplace was booming and Vinterior hit £1 million in sales. More recently, in 2021, the online retailer raised £8 million following a series A funding round and the business only continues to grow.
How did your traditional business school education help prepare you for starting Vinterior? It was a great grounding. I learned how
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