Say farewell to Urbanspoon and hello to Zomato. If you haven’t heard Urbanspoon has just been acquired by Zomato as sources report the deal to be between $50-60 million.
If you’re not familiar with Zomato, Zomato is an online restaurant search and discovery service serving 20 countries worldwide—providing information on home delivery, dining-out, menus, reviews, nightlife and so much more.
A few interesting things you should know about Zomato:
-Founded out of a living room in New Delhi in July 2008.
-750 people across 19 countries, representing 25 nationalities.
-Average age: 24. Our older people are the youngest at heart.
-Over 331,100 restaurants listed, with more being added every day
-132.1 million foodies served since 2008, and counting
-Beautiful, easy-to-use website and mobile apps
Zomato said, “As we stand here now, we felt joining forces with Urbanspoon would be the best way to turbocharge our growth and make our way into the US, Canada and Australia. Without question, this will also help us take significant strides forward in the markets we’ve been sharing with Urbanspoon so far – the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland.”
By joining forces, Zomato will now be present in 22 countries, list over 1 million restaurants, and have 95 thousand reviewers. This is just the beginning for Zomato, they still have a long road ahead.
– By Thuy N
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