In this interview series, we ask companies we love working with to give us some insight into what they’re all about. They’ll share how the company got started, what it's like to work there, and what makes them different. It’s your inside look to some of the coolest startups.

Today we’re featuring SevenRooms !

What does your company do?

From neighborhood restaurants to international, multi-concept hospitality groups, SevenRooms empowers operators to create and cultivate meaningful, direct relationships with guests that make exceptional experiences possible. Our reservation, seating and guest management solution gives operators the tools they need to develop direct relationships with guests, boosting revenue and enabling personalized service and marketing.

When and why was your company founded?

Our company was founded in 2011 in New York City to solve a major pain point in the hospitality industry: a lack of actionable data that prevented hospitality operators from creating meaningful relationships with their guests. In seven years, we have expanded our technology to over 100 cities worldwide, offering our clients the tools they need to build deeper relationships with their guests.

What makes working for your company awesome?

Where do we even start? Our people, our culture, our product—all of these things make it fun to come into the office every day. We have an industry-leading product that’s changing the way hospitality company’s think about their guests, and a team of people who believe in our mission and work hard to make our founders’ vision a reality. We might be biased, but there is no better place to work in NYC!

Tell us about the last team activity or outing your team did!

Our most recent outing was a morning of volunteering with God’s Love We Deliver. As a company, we’ve been trying to get more involved in our local community, and this was a great way for the team to take time out of their day to help others by packing meals for those in need. We had an incredible experience talking to long-time volunteers and staff, and are already looking forward to our next volunteer day!

Any favorite spots near your office (coffee shops, bars, restaurants, etc.)?

We have so many amazing clients within blocks of our office that make it really hard to choose, including Scampi, Kyma, Scarpetta, Junoon, Cleo and Broken Shaker, just to name a few! We’re fortunate to work in an industry where dining out is so much a part of our daily lives, and we’re really spoiled for choice with so many of the world’s best restaurants and bars on our doorstep.

What are the three most important qualities you look for in new team members?

SevenRooms employees are problem solvers and risk takers. We are collaborative and flexible; fail fast and move on quickly. As a company within the restaurant, hotel and nightlife space, we also strongly believe that hospitality should be at the core of all our interactions, and have a significant amount of our team who have come from careers in hospitality to working on the tech side.

What do the next 12 months look like for your company?

The next 12 months are going to be really exciting for our company. We have some huge partnership announcements coming out that will to change the way people look at the restaurant technology space, as well as big moves happening on the product side. We’re also hiring across every role—from sales and engineering, to customer success and people—and are always looking for go-getters and innovators to join our 80+ person team in Chelsea.

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