EatClub aims to help restaurants to fill their empty tables in off-peak or slower periods by helping them communicate deals to diners.
Blending the idea of taste-making with everybody’s love of a good happy hour and other cheap eats is Chug, a Melbourne-based website showcasing all the best happy hours and meal deals at venues around the city.
Raising US$15 million earlier this year, MealPal was founded to provide a cheaper way for time-conscious office workers to buy lunch every day.
“It was so obvious the team was so much more excited about tackling this new problem that’s now Tayble than keep beating down the path of Deal Tap.”
Groupee allows users to quickly pay their portion of a bill at a restaurant or cafe, whether they’ve dined with one other person or 20.
Queanbeyan startup myBUZZ is an admin portal where businesses can automatically or manually communicate directly to customers, replacing the age old buzzer and pager. A business can send confirmation messages to customers on their order and the expected wait time.
Sydney startup TwoSpace connects those in need of a workspace with restaurants that are usually closed during the day and formalise the whole process.
To remove waiting times at restaurants and improve the overall customer experience is London-based and Brisbane-founded app Boppl. The app is a mobile ordering and payment platform that allows customers to order food and drinks from venues via their phone.
After a quiet few months for the local foodtech space, German-founded restaurant booking company Quandoo has announced two milestones after a year in Australia, having seated 1 million diners and signed up over 2,000 restaurant partners.
Sydney-based recruitment startup Skilld has today launched its platform to address the high demand of skills in the hospitality industry. Founder of Skilld Gen George, together with the minister for skills and small business John Barilaro will open up the new match-making service to SMEs and skilled workers.
Coffee ordering and payments app Hey You has announced a $2 million Series B funding round as it looks to enter its next growth phase. The round, led by existing investors Reinventure and Exto Partners, will go towards supporting Hey You’s vision to expand nationwide to become Australia’s number one cash-free marketplace.
Situated in the heart of the Flatiron District in Manhattan is coworking and collaboration hub Journee, a space that is hoping to lead a community of tech-driven restaurant professionals.
The Victorian Government may be trailing behind a number of other states in not having regulated ridesharing services such as UberX, but that hasn’t stopped the company from launching its food delivery service UberEATS in Melbourne today. Melbourne is the third city outside North America to get the service.
THR1VE has today announced that it has secured a multi-million dollar investment in a round led by Blue Sky Capital, with participation from Mike Green, former partner of New York-based Oak Hill Capital Partners, and former Oroton chairman Ross Lane, who was also one of THR1VE’s seed investors.
The Australian online restaurant booking market is set to heat up, with Quandoo launching in Sydney this month. Founded in Germany in 2012, the startup expanded around Europe before identifying Australia as an expansion target late last year.