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Kitchensurfing secures $15M for its Series B funding round
Chefs' community marketplace Kitchensurfing bagged $15 million for its Series B funding round bringing to $18.7 million its funding total so far, a statement about the round said.
The funding was led by Tiger Global Management and joined in by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. Previous backers included well-known angel investors that included Founder Collective, dave Tisch, David Karp, Brian Sharples, Ken Pelletier, Scott Belsky, Chris Dixon, Joanne Wilson and SV Angel, the statement said.
Proceeds from the most recent round will enable Kitchensurfing to grow into new places and expand its worldwide community of chefs and diners, the statement said.
Kitchensurfing is a platform that enables chefs to establish their business by allowing customers to link directly with chefs so they can enjoy the restaurant meals they want right in their home or office. Today, there are now thousands of chefs connecting with one hundred thousand diners who want to eat family meals, blowouts, exotic food and even a cooking class at their own home, usually at a much-lower price than what they would get in a restaurant. Many chefs on the marketplace are on Kitchensurfing full time, with some earning up to $200,000 annually, the statement said.
Kitchensurfing Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Chris Muscarella said in the statement, "Kitchensurfing is the way for talented chefs to build their businesses without the traditional overhead costs that cause so many restaurant and food businesses to fail. Through our community, chefs from around the world are able to earn more while bringing greater passion to their work by connecting directly with our diners. Our collective economic future has more individuals running businesses-and great technology platforms enable those opportunities. We're bringing that capability to one of the largest and most talented labor pools in the world that just so happens to create an experience that everyone loves - eating."