Is­raeli So­cial Din­ing Plat­form Ac­quired by French Firm

The Jewish Voice - - BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY - By: Ilan Evy­atar (TPS)

EatWith, an Is­raeli so­cial din­ing plat­form, has been ac­quired by France's VizEat for an undis­closed sum, VizEat an­nounced last Thurs­day.

EatWith, founded in 2012 by Is­raelis Guy Mich­lin and She­mer Sch­warz, is a so­cial plat­form that con­nects peo­ple with cooks to pro­vide lo­cal din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in their homes. The com­pany is to­day head­quar­tered in San Fran­cisco and has hosts in 50 coun­tries around the world.

The com­pany's in­vestors in­clude the Sil­i­con Val­ley ven­ture cap­i­tal firm Grey­lock Part­ners; the travel web­site TripAd­vi­sor, through which EatWith ser­vices can be booked; and the Is­raeli early stage ven­ture cap­i­tal firm Ge­n­e­sis Part­ners.

Founded in Paris in 2014, VizEat is Europe's largest so­cial eat­ing plat­form with some 25,000 hosts in 130 coun­tries.

“Both EatWith and VizEat share the same val­ues: we're pas­sion­ate about con­nect­ing trav­el­ers with lo­cal peo­ple around the din­ner ta­ble, al­low­ing trav­ellers to dis­cover the cul­ture from the in­side by meet­ing real peo­ple in their home set­ting. We're thrilled that this ac­qui­si­tion will en­able VizEat to bring greater va­ri­ety of au­then­tic lo­cal ex­pe­ri­ences to more peo­ple across the globe, along­side wel­com­ing ad­di­tional hosts from all over the world into our com­mu­nity,” said Jean-Michel Petit, Co-Founder and CEO at VizEat.

“At EatWith, our vi­sion has al­ways been to bring peo­ple to­gether, one meal at a time – and our mis­sion to fa­cil­i­tate this has been to build a tech­nol­ogy plat­form that en­ables tal­ented food en­trepreneurs to be able to share their pas­sion and love of food with a global com­mu­nity. We are be­yond ex­cited that EatWith will now be a part of VizEat, mak­ing this com­bined en­tity, far and away, the largest so­cial din­ing plat­form in the world,” said EatWith CEO, Su­san Kim.

EatWith, founded in 2012 by Is­raelis Guy Mich­lin and She­mer Sch­warz, is a so­cial plat­form that con­nects peo­ple with cooks to pro­vide lo­cal din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in their homes. The com­pany is to­day head­quar­tered in San Fran­cisco and has hosts in 50 coun­tries around the world.

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