The San Francisco startup Foodspotting has secured $3 million in funding. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the company, which runs a photo-based online food guide, previously secured $750,000 in seed money last August.
Since its launch last January, the website has created its own niche in the “foodie world.”
More than 300,000 visitors browse the site per month and its app has become an iPhone favorite, with more than 550,000 downloads since its release in March. Foodspotting also launched an Android beta app last month.
CEO and co-founder Alexa Andrzejewski said she hopes the infusion will help Foodspotting become “the Pandora of food.”
“Everybody’s just taking a photo,” she told the Chronicle. “We’re really trying to collect data on places so we can help you discover the places and items at places.”
In recent weeks, other companies have been trying to capitalize on pairing food pictures with check-ins, including Urbanspoon, Yelp and Foursquare.
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