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Melba sells set-menus at premium restaurants.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

We work closely with restaurants to curate dining experiences that highlight the best that they have to offer. You can browse Melba experiences by cuisine or by type (e.g. seafood, vegetarian, etc) in a visually rich interface (think "Jetsetter for Restaurants"). Diners buy the complete experience in advance (including service) allowing them to focus on the important things like the mouth-watering food on their plate and the company they're in.


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    Santiago Tenorio

    Santiago is currently Co-Founder & CEO of Melba. He began his career in Investment Banking and later worked at BlackRock where he was appointed to manager after 2 years and had direct supervision over a team of 20 analysts. Santiago founded a mobile gaming startup in 2010 while working full time at BlackRock and a year later, decided to change tracks to pursue a venture in #foodtech. Santiago graduated magna cum laude from UPenn in 2006.

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    Ancor Cruz

    Ancor is a web developer with 5 years of professional experience building high quality web products. Prior to joining Melba as technical lead, Ancor was a freelance Ruby on Rails developer at Aentos, a well-reputed development agency in Spain, where he led development teams in a number of consumer web App projects. He is a full-stack web developer with a broad skill-set developing in RoR, PHP, and various database solutions.

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    Elco Jol
    Product Manager

    Elco is a wizard at generating buzz and an innovative marketer having launched large-scale events as a college student in the Netherlands and Brazil. Before joining Melba he worked for Rocket Internet’s e-commerce company, HelloFresh, which delivers fresh food and recipes to consumers. He also lived one year in Brazil, where he founded Leadership Summit Brazil, a global e-conference in São Paulo featuring top executives and government officials.

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    Duncan Coleman
    Community Manager

    Duncan is an entrepreneur with a strong background in community management. Before joining Melba, Duncan was Vice-President of Wimdu UK, a Rocket Internet venture that allows people to rent out their spare rooms and apartments to travelers. While at Wimdu, Duncan co-founded the UK office and helped build the user-base from 50 to over 2000 hosts in a year. Before Wimdu, Duncan was a literature graduate at Oxford University.


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    Stephen Davis, Goodwin Procter LLP

Previous Investors

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    Telefonica / Wayra accelerator
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    Oscar Salazar, co-founder Uber
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    2 other NYC based angel investors