Since we set out on this journey last year it’s been an amazing ride, and it’s just the beginning.
As many of you know, we launched Goldbely in our hometown of NYC late last year. We love NYC and never had intentions of ever leaving. The fateful night of the NYC blackout during Hurricane Sandy, I randomly decided to apply our team to Silicon Valley’s most prestigious accelerator program, Y Combinator (without my co-founders knowledge). A month later, we ended up getting accepted, and soon thereafter moved our pirate ship out west into a house in the middle of the ’burbs in Sunnyvale, CA.
The experience has been a blur of amazingly hard work, excitement, and lots of good eating. As a startup it’s really motivating when you have an amazing community cheering you on. It’s no wonder why such great innovation comes from Silicon Valley. We’re so proud to be a part of this community.
Our mission is to discover every amazing bite in every town and city in the USA and make it accessible to people everywhere. We are now one step closer towards realizing that mission.
We’re thrilled to welcome a group of amazing investors to help us grow our business and navigate the way. Our recent funding round is led by one of the most iconic tech brands of all time, Intel Capital
(big shout out to @christine
!). We’re also proud to have as partners, some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary investors including Paul Graham’s Y Combinator
, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups
& Tim Draper,
as well as our rock-star advisor, Reddit Co-founder, Alexis Ohanian
. WOOOHOOO! We’re also proud to have partners that are at the forefront of building new ways of raising capital to empower the innovation economy like FundersClub and crowd funding platform WeFunder.
Our team would be nowhere in this mission if it weren’t for you, our community of food explorers. Together, we will continue to crowdsource deliciousness. Let’s share the nostalgia, passion, and aromas of special handcrafted food with people we love wherever they are.