Europe’s largest immersive food experience platform VizEat has raised EUR 3.8 million in a new funding round led by world class investors, with participation from current investor Eurovestech plc.
Founded in July 2014, VizEat 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.
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.
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.”
Richard Bernstein, CEO at Eurovestech said: “The unique way VizEat enables users to exchange with people from around the world and discover new cultures around food is revolutionary. The success the company has achieved so far highlights the business’ future potential, which is a huge source of excitement.”