Food experience platform VizEat bags EUR 3.8 million in the new funding round
VizEat is one of popular social dining platform in Europe which connects travellers and local hosts around an authentic culinary experience at their home. It is a unique way to exchange with people from all around the world and to discover new cultures around food.
It has grown considerably from 50 hosts to more than 20,000 across 110 countries, enabling travellers and residents alike to discover and share authentic meals and experiences, such as cooking classes and food tours, with locals all over the world.
It recently raised EUR 3.8 million in a new funding round led by world-class investors, with participation from current investor Eurovestech plc. VizEat plans to utilize the funds to accelerate its growth, which will include new offices opening in the UK and Germany, the strengthening of its management team, starting with the appointment of former Head of Mobile Acquisition Marketing of Meetic-Match Group Europe, Pierrine Griffiths, and continuing to boost its community of outstanding travel and food experiences with locals around the world.
In a Press release Jean-Michel Petit, Co-Founder & CEO at VizEat said: “For many holidaymakers, a VizEat food experience with locals is often the highlight of any trip. Because travellers don’t have to radically change their travel habits to enjoy these great experiences, VizEat has partnered with a range of hospitality providers, harmoniously aligning itself with the tourism industry. This new round of funding will allow us to boost our growth plans so that we can bring our ultimate local food experiences to more people, in even more countries.”
From the archives
VizEat was launched by Camille Rumani and Jean-Michel Petit in July 2014 in France and raised €1m in a seed funding round led by UK-based Eurovestech Plc; in February 2015 it acquired Paris-based pioneer Cookening, effectively becoming the European leader in the growing food experience sharing space. Today, VizEat offers innovative food experiences (dinners, cooking classes, food tours, etc) in more than 110 countries; its website is now available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
VizEat’s mobile app is available now for download for iOS and in October will be available on Android.
For more information, you can visit : www.vizeat.com
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