Liz Gannes

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Meet Foodspotting CEO Alexa Andrzejewski (Video)

Yesterday NetworkEffect posted on Foodspotting’s new $3 million Series A round of funding. The company is one of many that make apps to help restaurant goers find yummy places to eat; however Foodspotting focuses on specific dishes, has an interface that’s all about photos, and allows only positive reviews.

On the occasion of the funding announcement, I joined Foodspotting co-founder and CEO Alexa Andrzejewski at a cafe called Ironside near her office, where she recommends the latte made with homemade vanilla sauce. (Unfortunately, perhaps in part due to its popularity on Foodspotting, Ironside was out of the vanilla latte, so she had to settle for a mocha.)

We recorded a video interview in which Andrzejewski explains how Foodspotting expects to reach critical mass, what makes it different from its competition, and how it ultimately hopes to become “the Pandora for food,” with personalized food recommendations, sponsored channels and advertising targeted by location.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik