News for the week of March 25: Matt Howard raises $2 million in Seed Round for EatStreet


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Matt HowardMatt Howard of EatStreet announced in February that they made it to Series A and raised $2 million.  EatStreet is proof that existing online restaurant ordering platforms now have some steep competition.  In their expansion they’ve targeted the underserved areas of the country, and as a result, they’re growing by leaps and bounds! What started as a small project of only 100 restaurants in 2009 has grown to over 1,000 restaurants in 20 cities, primarily in the Midwest and on the East Coast.  Keep an eye on this one in the coming months, as their goal is much bigger. They’re striving for a unique platform approach that will incorporate Facebook and building mobile apps for restaurants as well.

Linden Tibbetts, Founder IFTTTLinden Tibbets of IFTTT introduced IFTTT’s ESPN Channel this week.  Now you can follow the latest news, real-time updates and final scores for your favorite teams in every sport.  IFTTT is a social media service that empowers its users to create connections with other users using one statement: if this then that. The ESPN Channel joins a host of other popular channels like Facebook, Evernote, and LinkedIn.

Michael Castellano, CEO/Founder of engajerMichael Castellano of Engajer announced this week that their new website is now up and running.  Engajer will prove to be a valuable resource for those in sales and marketing, as well as assisting companies during employee training. Using bite-sized bursts of video, Engajer presents information in a simple yet effective way that’t easy to remember and easy to implement. The focus is on connecting with the audience in order to produce immediate results.

James Tamplin, Founder FirebaseThe past week James Tamplin of Firebase announced that they were launching their (iOS) SDK.  The new SDK not only simplifies the app creation process, but it also provides convenient improvements to apps such as immediate refreshing for data when changes occur.  That means you can say “So long!” to “Pull To Refresh”.  With first-class security and automatic scaling, Firebase is becoming the premier app-building database for developers.

The original version of this post was created by the writers at BlogMutt.

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