6 New Cities, 10 Months, & $1.6 Million: An Update With Grubwithus’ Eddy Lu

by Tim Jahn on August 12, 2011

Back in October 2010, I interviewed Eddy Lu, co-founder of a brand new Chicago social dining startup called Grubwithus. After Eddy and his co-founder moved to Chicago to open a brick and mortar store, they started Grubwithus on the side to help them meet new people in the city.

Apparently a few other people had the same problem and loved their solution. Grubwithus started taking off organically in Chicago. In the 10 months since then, Grubwithus has participated in the Y Combinator incubator program, raised $1.6 million in funding, and expanded to 6 new cities beyond Chicago.

I invited Eddy here to catch up on their story and learn what has changed, and what he’s learned, in the past 10 crazy months of his journey.

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