BlueRun Ventures led the round. Jay Jamison, a BlueRun venture partner, will join Foodspotting’s board. Several early stage VCs from Foodspotting seed round also invested, said Alexa Andrzejewski, Foodspotting’s CEO.
“We see great market potential in having the Foodspotting service provide guides, recommendations and information to people to help them figure out what they should eat,” Jamison said in a statement.
Launched in January 2010, Foodspotting’s website and mobile apps lets people find and share their favorite foods using pictures. The San Francisco-based company previously raised $750,000 in August from investors including Aydin Senkut’s Felicis Ventures, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, and Shana Fisher’s High Line Venture Partners.
So far, Foodspotting has more than 550,000 iPhone app users. In December, the company released the beta version of its app for the Android phone. Andrzejewski says the company expects to fully launch the app by the end of the month.
Foodspotting currently has the leading app for rating dishes, Andrzejewski says. “We want to use this round for becoming the leading app for finding food,” she says. “We really want this to be for anyone who is looking for a place to eat.”