SevenRooms, a NYC-based all-in-one reservation, seating and guest management platform, received an investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund.
The amount of the funding was not disclosed.
The company intends to use the funds to introduce in-service, voice-enabled technology for the restaurant industry and to integrate Amazon Alexa into its restaurant operations and guest relationship management experience.
Led by Joel Montaniel, Founder and CEO, SevenRooms is a front-of-house technology company entirely focused on empowering operators to establish and maintain a direct relationship with their guests. Building on its track record of delivering tools for restaurant operators and a deep understanding of front-of-house operations, the company will leverage the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build an Alexa skill that enables restaurant operators to use a wide array of voice commands for everyday in-service use. Managers could ask Alexa about guests sitting at a given table, while servers could ask if any guests in the dining room have allergies. The technology will help operators create a more personalized experience for their guests at an instant, without having to lift a finger.
Following a $8M Series A funding round, led by Comcast Ventures in December 2017, SevenRooms has been able to accelerate its strategic growth plans, with the addition of new restaurant, nightlife and enterprise customers around the globe over the past nine months, as well as nearly doubling its total number of employees.