NoWait Lines Up $2 Million in Funding for Restaurant Seating App

NoWait has raised $2 million in a first round of funding, to become the OpenTable for restaurants that don’t take reservations. The round was led by Birchmere Ventures, with Sand Hill Angels and other investors also participating. The Pittsburgh company, which helps would-be diners find out wait times in advance and get text messages when a table is ready, claims to have seated more than four million patrons in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.


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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