Sunday, March 28, 2010

New York's Own Jason Finger Joins BVP as EIR

I'm a little late to writing this post given the press release went out earlier this week, but I'm thrilled to announce that Jason Finger, Co-Founder and former CEO of NYC-based SeamlessWeb has joined Bessemer as an Entrepreneur in Residence.

For those that never spent a late night at an investment bank or a consulting firm (lucky devils!), SeamlessWeb is the service that lets you easily order food delivery in 14 cities from thousands of restaurants. The company has won numerous awards including Time Magazine's 50 Coolest Web Sites for 2006, while Jason himself was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for eServices in 2007.

SeamlessWeb is a great success story. Jason and his team had to master the tough art of local sales to restaurants and enterprise sales to clients at the same time. Moreover, I think Seamless Web might be the only company I know of that managed to start as an enterprise product and trickle down to consumers.

Jason joins our team of All Star Entrepreneurs in Residence: Jason Putorti, Designer in Residence from Mint (by the way, if you haven't read his post on how Mint acquired 1.5m users, you should do so now!), and Gary Messiana, our sales guru and former CEO of Netli (acq. by Akamai). gradebook.

Now if I can just get Jason to have SeamlessWeb focus on Larchmont!

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