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The Coterie

The Coterie is a subscription-driven dining society that connects ambitious eaters with high-end restaurants and curated experiences.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Washington, D.C., DC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

The Coterie provides double-sided value through (1) exclusive access to unique culinary experiences for members and (2) a viable marketing platform and customer pipeline for high-end restaurants.


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    Jill Richmond
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Dedicated career to launching innovative ecommerce experiences for consumers. Served as a Senior Consultant with the World Bank Group’s Development Marketplace 12+ yrs experience in global campaign management and cross-cultural media & communication programs. MSc. in Int'l Dev. from the School of Oriental & African Studies and a BA in International Politics from Rutgers College

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    Seth Benjamin Teicher
    Co-Founder & President

    Graduated from the University of
    Michigan in 2008

    Co-founder & New Media Adviser to Roadside Food Projects, a food project development company

    Founding partner and VP, Strategic
    Partnerships & New Media at Atlas
    Obscura, guide to the world’s hidden
    wonders. Secured partnerships and
    negotiated integrated marketing
    deals with BBC America,
    William Grant & Sons, K-Swiss
    and VICE Media

    Co-Founder & producer of three International Obsc

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    Nick Wiseman
    Co-Founder & Culinary Strategy Advisor

    Graduated from the University of
    California Berkeley in 2008

    Worked for nearly ten years in the
    restaurant business in DC and NYC

    Cooked at two-Michelin star Alto
    in NYC under acclaimed chef Michael

    Co-founder of Roadside Food Projects, a food project development company

    Brings deep connections in the food
    industry, nuanced understanding of
    the restaurant business

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    David Wiseman
    Co-Founder & Advisor

    Graduated cum laude from the
    Washington College of Law at
    American University and honored
    with the 2010 Alumni Award,
    recognizing the student who
    contributed most to the progress of
    the law school

    Experience ranges from work at the
    US Congress to work for an NBA agent

    Co-founder of Roadside Food Projects, a food project development company

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    Scott Herckis

    CPA and experienced CFO

    Acting CFO for several small and
    medium sized businesses and has
    played an instrumental role in getting
    start-ups off the ground

    Started career in Big Four public
    accounting in the Audit and Assurance

    Department of Arthur Andersen
    Spent the next 10 years working his
    way up the accounting and finance
    ladder first as a controller, then as
    Vice President of Finance, and a CFO
    working at fashion houses includ


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    Ron Levin - Gray Squire

Previous Investors

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    Tam Nguyen