Saturday, 7 May 2011

Investors Cough Up $1.6 Million To Dine With Grubwithus, The Brilliant Social Dining Service

The idea behind Grubwithus is an awesome yet simple one. You browse for a restaurant you'd like to go to in a certain city and buy a ticket for your meal at a set price. But the key is that others do this as well, all with the intention of meeting new people over dinner. And when you're buying your ticket, you can see who your dinner buddies will be. Yes, it's sort of like Groupon meets Meetup. And yes, it's brilliant. So it should be no surprise that a long list of�prominent�early-stage investors have decided they'd love to back Grubwithus. The service, which launched out of Y Combinator last year, has just raised a $1.6 million round. Who's at the funding table? Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, NEA, SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Vivi Nevo, Maynard Webb, Matt Cutts, Elad Gil, Paul Buchheit, Alexis Ohanian, Start Fund, and Y Combinator.

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