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gDine

Online "shopping" for group dining. One site, tons of menu options, exclusive pricing, & easy tools that make planning and booking simple!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website gdine.com

Company Summary

It’s time for corporations and consumers to have an effective platform to plan their group dining experiences. We’ve created a marketplace that allows them to search for group dining options by budget, location, and cuisine with real-time availability and menus.

Team

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    Rakesh P Thakkar
    founder/ceo

    Rakesh brings 14 years of hospitality experience to his position as CEO of gDine. During those years, he had owned and operated the most cutting edge restaurants and lounges in Chicago including Narcisse and Flatwater. Before that, Rakesh worked at KPMG and Andersen Consulting as a technology consultant. Rakesh holds a dual degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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    Nick J Hira
    founder/coo

    Nick brings more than 10 years of business development and strategy/solutions consulting experience to his position at gDine. Prior to gDine, Nick worked at Whittman Hart Consulting and CCC Information Services where he gained extensive knowledge in the creation and development of B2C, B2B and Business Intelligence solutions. Nick received his Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.

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    Mike Evans
    Advisor

    Mike Evans graduated MIT in 2000 with a pile of degrees and an equally impressive pile of debt. In 2004 Mike wrote version one of GrubHub.com because he was frustrated with futilely searching for delivery restaurants and grumbling through inaccurate orders. In 2006 GrubHub won the University of Chicago's New Venture Challenge. The company’s rapid growth has led to five rounds of investment funding totaling $84 million.

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    Vinay Bhagat
    Advisor

    Vinay founded Convio, the leading provider of SAAS solutions to nonprofits. Convio went public in April 2010 and is currently in the process of being acquired for $325m - a 49% premium. Prior to Convio, Vinay worked at Trilogy Software and Bain & Company. Vinay has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS from Stanford University in Engineering Economic Systems, and an MA in Electrical & Information Sciences from Cambridge University.

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    Matt Peron
    Advisor

    Matt Peron is the Division Lead for the Active Equity Group at Northern Trust Global Investments. He personally manages several equity portfolios including Large Cap US Equities and a Technology and Biotechnology fund. Matt received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Swarthmore College, and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Advisors

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    http://www.kattenlaw.com/michael-w-jones/
    Lawyer
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Previous Investors

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    Lakshmi Capital
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    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vijay-rao/0/205/b17
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    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-peron/6/116/5b8
    Unconfirmed