If you haven't heard already, Zomato has recently launched in Toronto! Zomato is similar to Yelp, which is an online and mobile restaurant search and discovery service. So far, they have details of over 11,000 restaurants in the GTA, including menus, photos, reviews, and more! They allow for users to even upload photos from their Instagram accounts! (Cause who hasn't taken a food photo on Instagram at least once?).
Here are some interesting facts about Zomato!:
- Zomato employs over 800 people across 17 countries.
- Zomato announced, last year, a US $37 million round of funding from Sequoia Capital and existing investors Info Edge. This has taken Zomato’s total funding to over USD 53 million.
- Available across web and mobile, Zomato sees over 30 million visits across its web and mobile platforms every month. Traffic has grown by over 300% in the past year. More than half of Zomato’s traffic is seen on its mobile apps – testimony to the fact that local search is moving to mobile very fast.
- Zomato has acquired 4 companies globally within a span of 3 months. New Zealand-based restaurant search service MenuMania became a part of Zomato in July 2014. Lunchtime.cz and Obedovat.sk, the Czech Republic’s and Slovakia's most popular restaurant guides respectively, became a part of Zomato on August, 22nd 2014. Zomato acquired Gastronauci, the leading restaurant search service in Poland in September, 2014.