Resy

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Resy Network, Inc.
TypePrivate
Founded2014
FoundersGary Vaynerchuk, Ben Leventhal, Michael Montero
HeadquartersNew York, New York
Area served
International
ProductsRestaurant reservation app
OwnerAmerican Express
Websiteresy.com

Resy is an American online restaurant-reservation service company founded in 2014 by Gary Vaynerchuk, Ben Leventhal, and Michael Montero.[1][2] The app serves over 4,000 restaurants in over 200 cities with reservations predominantly in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London.[3]

History[edit]

Resy was founded in 2014 by Ben Leventhal, co-founder of Eater.com, Michael Montero, co-founder of CrowdTwist, and social-media entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.[4] In January 2017 the company raised $13 million from Airbnb, First Data Corporation and earlier investors RSE Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.[5] In April 2018, Resy enabled participating restaurants to list their properties on Airbnb through Resy's booking system and also acquired ClubKviar, a restaurant-booking platform in Spain.[6] In 2018, Resy acquired a competitor, Reserve, a reservation app launched by Garrett Camp's incubator, Expa.[7]

In 2019, American Express acquired Resy and integrated it into its mobile app as an offering for some rewards card members.[8] As of 2019, Resy handles 2.6 million diners per week.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "How Resy is using editorial content to differentiate". Digiday. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Resy Acquires Reserve, in the Fierce Tussle Over Restaurant Reservations". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Resy in serious talks with potential buyer, Recode reports". Restaurant Dive. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Resy's Ben Leventhal and Gary Vaynerchuk on Their New Reservations App". Eater.com. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Airbnb leads $13 million investment into restaurant booking service Resy". VentureBeat. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Resy Announces International Expansion and New Tech Updates for Restaurants". Skift. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Resy Acquires Reserve, the Other Non-OpenTable Restaurant Reservation System". Eater.com. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  8. ^ "American Express Buys Restaurant-Reservation Platform Resy". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  9. ^ "American Express has acquired reservation platform Resy". Fast Company. Retrieved 24 December 2019.

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