EatWith, a San Francisco, CA-based social dining network, raised an $8m Series A financing.
The round was led by Greylock Partners with participation from existing investor Genesis Partners and individual angels. In conjunction with the funding, Simon Rothman from Greylock Partners will join the Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its presence in major metros around the world including Barcelona, Rome, Paris and New York, in addition to fueling expansion in San Francisco.
Co-founded by CEO Guy Michlin and CTO Shemer Schwarz in 2012, EatWith is a trusted community marketplace offering local dining experiences in people’s homes. Through the platform, people connect with hosts, share stories with fellow diners and create experiences, while enjoying homemade food. Hosts can open their homes and invite guests inside for a small gathering to drink, eat and converse.
EatWith now has more than 500 hosts on the platform who have in more than 30 countries and 160 cities worldwide.
It has regional offices in Tel Aviv, New York and Barcelona.