Seek, a NYC-based new influencer-centric consumer leisure recommendation platform, raised $4m in seed funding.
Backers included Valar Ventures, QED Investors, WTI, Breyer Capital, Entrée Capital and Goodwater Capital.
The company intends to use the funds for product development to bring features and functionality for the platform’s tastemakers as well as expand and scale its consumer experience.
Led by co-founders Shanna Liu and Giff Carter, Seek operates a network where consumers can get curated recommendations from trusted tastemakers wherever they go. The company, which focuses on tastemakers and consumers across six key categories: restaurants, cafes and sweets, nightlife, attractions, events, and activities, will also increase its curator and consumer outreach programs to further engage communities in advance of its consumer launch this fall. Seek is expected to launch with more than 250 Founding Tastemakers and 3,000 recommendations on the platform.