Global accommodation portal Airbnb has led a $13 million Series A funding round for the New-York based restaurant booking plaform Resy.com with participation from First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures, reports Venture Beat.
The portal, said to be worth $30 billion, recently launched its Trips feature which included a partnership with Resy that allowed Airbnb users to book local restaurants without leaving the app.
Founded out of New York in 2014, Resy offers a consumer-focused mobile app that promises people tables at “great restaurants” when they want it. The company also offers its software to restaurants, and works with more than a thousand eateries in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and 50 conurbations across the U.S.
“Many of our most-treasured travel memories come from experiencing the local food,” explained Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. “Helping people find and book incredible local restaurants is a key part of us moving beyond just accommodation to focus on the whole trip. We can’t think of a better partner than Resy to help make this possible.”