Mayor Bloomberg Visits The New Seamless Office in NYC
We had a very exciting day yesterday (January 10, 2012) when NYC Mayor Bloomberg and his staff, including Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne paid us a lunch time visit. As a part of the New York City technology community for the past 10 years, Seamless has been heavily involved in growing the digital economy in this city. Even after our great expansion into some other fantastic US cities, New York is our home. We recently opened up a new office right next to Bryant Park where we have a fantastic environment designed to further grow our business, express our brand, and foster our great culture.
We are so happy the Mayor came by, ordered some food, and helped us open up our new office space. Here’s a recap of yesterday’s excitement!
Mayor Bloomberg Opens New Headquarters for Seamless, Digital Service for Ordering Delivery and Takeout Food – MikeBloomberg.com
Mayor Bloomberg today joined Seamless, the nation’s leading digital service for ordering delivery and takeout food from thousands of top restaurants, to announce the opening of its New York City headquarters. The 28,000-square-foot office, located at 1065 Avenue of the Americas at 40th Street overlooking Bryant Park, is home to more than 140 of the company’s 240 total employees including the executive team, engineers, the marketing team, customer support and sales. Seamless is a comprehensive source for local restaurant information and ordering. In 2011, the company facilitated more than $400 million in food orders from its more than 8,000 restaurant partners. Mayor Bloomberg was joined by Seamless CEO Jonathan Zabusky and New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne.
Online food-ordering company Seamless moves into new midtown digs, set to hire 50 more workers – New York Daily News
The 12-year-old company, which unveiled its new digs on Tuesday at an event with Mayor Bloomberg, said it helped deliver $400 million in food orders in 2011, up about 33% for the year.
It’s also looking to add about 50 software engineers, product managers and other staff, mostly in New York City,CEO Jonathan Zabusky said.
“As the mayor encourages more leading-edge technology companies to be here, being part of this ecosystem is very important to us so we’re able to attract the brightest minds,” Zabusky told the Daily News.
Seamless.com opens NYC HQ – The Real Deal
“If you love food, there’s nowhere better than New York City,” Bloomberg said. “And if you want to start a technology business, it’s the place to be.” He also said that Seamless was one of the city’s most successful digital start-ups, and in a sector that he said is “creating jobs and expanding the city’s economy.”