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1936 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Product Officer
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Director, Marketing
Director, Software Information Architecture
Director, Software Engineering
Founding Partner


TOTAL $4.04M
Seed, 10/2010
Seed, 6/2012
Carnegie Mellon University
Series A, 8/2012
Birchmere Ventures
Sand Hill Angels
Innovation Works
Partial Close, 10/2013
Debt, 1/2011




NoWait is an iPad application for restaurants that do not take reservations but who want to notify their patrons via text when their table is ready. NoWait also recently released an update that allows restaurants to integrate their reservations into the wait list application.

NoWait, founded in Pittsburgh, PA, takes the frustration out of the seating process at casual dinning restaurants for both restaurants and guests through its Innovative Virtual Wait List. NoWait eliminates pager notification systems and congested wait areas full of restless patrons. It improves the restaurant-patron relationship through its digital wait list and SMS (text-message) engagement. Furthermore, NoWait creates the opportunity for restaurants to engage with customers either while they wait or after they leave through SMS, announcing menu and drink specials, seasonal events, and other restaurant-related news.

Recent Milestones

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    NoWait — NoWait Goes Nationwide (1/30/14)
    Posted 1/30/14 at 12:06pm via
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    NoWait received $1.97M in Partial Close funding. (10/7/13)
    Posted 10/8/13 at 10:02pm via
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    NoWait added Ware Sykes as Chief Executive Officer. (1/1/13)
    Posted 8/11/13 at 12:20am
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    NoWait received $2M in Series A funding. (8/28/12)
    Posted 8/28/12 at 6:13pm via
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    NoWait received $50k in Seed funding. (6/1/12)
    Posted 9/2/12 at 9:01am via
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    NoWait received $40k in Debt funding. (1/18/11)
    Posted 11/28/13 at 10:38pm via
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    NoWait received $25k in Seed funding. (10/22/10)
    Posted 7/20/12 at 7:15pm via
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    NoWait added Robb Myer as CEO. (1/1/10)
    Posted 8/11/13 at 12:06am
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    NoWait added Luke Panza as Founding Partner.
    Posted 8/11/13 at 12:13am



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Uploaded: 1/30/14


  1. Demo Day at AlphaLab all about mobile start-ups ( [edit]
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  3. Pittsburgh Trib ( [edit]
  4. NoWait protects restaurants from the wrath of restless customers ( [edit]
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  6. NoWait, The App That Lets You Join A Restaurant Wait List From Your Phone, Goes Nationwide ( [edit]
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