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The Foodspotting website and mobile apps make it easy to find and share your favorite foods: Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can recommend your favorite dishes using photos and see what others have recommended wherever you go.

Foodspotting launched in January 2010, and allows you to find good food not just from foodspotters and friends, but from experts like the Travel Channel and Zagat.

Foodspotting has received attention from Techcrunch, Mashable, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and CNN blogs and was named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2010 and a “Top Travel Application” by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Foodspotting is backed by Felicis Ventures and a syndicate of angels and early stage funds, including High Line Ventures and 500 Startups (Dave McClure’s new fund).

Foodspotting has offices in both San Francisco and New York.


Foodspotting adds a sensual dimension to restaurant search—it gives you the look and feel of the food and its setting, which is both delightful and incomparably useful. -Amanda Hesser, The New York Times

I love knowing what to order any time I eat out somewhere new—making sure I don’t miss the “must-order” soup dumplings, the “best-ever” sandwich or any restaurant’s best dish. Foodspotting helps me decode menus both in New York City and when I travel. -Emily Fleischaker, Online Editor, Bon Appetit Magazine

Foodspotting is the omnivore’s Wikipedia -Randy Reddig, Co-Founder of Square

Unlike some of the location-based check-in applications like Foursquare and Gowalla that are really only valuable for users who participate, Foodspotting caters to both content producers and more passive consumers, which instantly expands its potential reach. -David Berkowitz, Senior Director of Emerging Media and Innovation at 360i

Press Releases and Announcements

November 4, 2010 Foodspotting launches Super Spotters program
August 25, 2010 Foodspotting Raises 750k for Visual Local Guide; Announces Team and Other Milestones
August 18, 2010 Foodspotting 2.0 iPhone App Launches with Travel Channel, Zagat & Other Partners
August 3, 2010 Foodspotting, a SXSW BizSpark finalist, launches iPhone app that lets you see the foods around you

Press Mentions

November 1, 2010 London Evening Standard
October 15, 2010 ReadWriteWeb
August 27, 2010 Tekzilla
August 27, 2010 WHNT
August 25, 2010 GIGAOM
August 25, 2010 ReadWriteWeb
August 25, 2010 VentureBeat
August 25, 2010 TechCrunch
August 25, 2010 TIME
August 20, 2010 Travel Channel
August 18, 2010 Huffington Post
August 18, 2010
July 29, 2010 Travel + Leisure
July 29, 2010 The Independent
July 26, 2010 Wall Street Journal Digital
July 20, 2010 ABC News
July 14, 2010 PCWorld
July 4, 2010 Columbus Dispatch
May 29, 2010 Mashable
May 15, 2010 Robert Scoble
March 26, 2010 Social Media Insider
March 14, 2010 CNN SciTechBlog
March 8, 2010 Chicago Tribune
March 4, 2010 TechCrunch
January 15, 2010 Geek Sugar
January 15, 2010 Lifehacker
January 12, 2010 SF Weekly
December 28, 2009 Metromix Honolulu
November 27, 2009 ReadWriteWeb
September 2, 2009 VentureBeat
August 5, 2009 Macworld