Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Airbnb
Founded:
February, 2010
Founders:
Gauri Manglik, Orion Burt, Mike Lewis
Employees:
5
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Funding:
$575k
Categories:
Reviews and Recommendations, Location Based Services, Curated Web
Description:
Fondu is an online community for sharing bite-sized reviews about places to eat and drink.

Detailed Description

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Fondu (formerly SpotOn) was a community for sharing bite-sized reviews about places to eat and drink.

Users wrote a short review of places they visited and gave it a rating of 1-4 "petals" that got pushed to their followers in the community.

After launching SpotOn as an NYC only beta at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in May, the team spent a lot of time refining the recommendation engine and testing with users. Based on extensive user feedback, the team decided to evolve their product into a social network for bite-sized reviews and renamed the company to Fondu.

Fondu was acquired by Airbnb in 2012

Current Team (3)

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Past Team (1)

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    Orion Burt

    Co-founder & Algorithm Lead
    Feb, 2010 - Oct, 2012

Investors (6)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Fondu HQ

    37 W. 28th St

    5th floor

    New York, NY 10001

    USA