Uber, StumbleUpon Founder Launches Online Restaurant Booking Solution
Reserve.com has the skills to rival OpenTable.
Garrett Camp, the founder of Uber and StumbleUpon has been working on a line of new projects within an umbrella company called Expa.Camp, a startup studio based in New York City. The company has recently raised $50 million to develop the ideas and acquired the skills of Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai to help bring the concepts to life.
One of the projects is a new startup named Reserve.com that is aiming to take over the online reservations sector and compete with the likes of OpenTable and TopTable that currently offer online, real-time restaurant reservation.
With little information online apart from a landing page stating, “A better dining experience is coming,” and a few suggestive tweets, there’s no way of telling how exactly it plans on topping the features of already existing services. However with the skills and creativity of the minds on board, (we’re talking Timothy Knight, a former VP of Product at Fuse Networks, Josef Loria, who has worked at HBO and Joe Marchese, CEO of ad tech company True[X]), the project seems to be set for pretty big things.
With the announcement that OpenTable was recently acquired for $2.6 billion, there’s been an influx of consumers taking to Twitter to slate the service, saying exactly what needs to be changed for it to become something they’d use on a regular basis. If Reserve HQ take note, they can do no wrong.
The startup is expected to launch in fall 2014.