Pe hub _ travelers’ food app airgrub snaps up _1.5 mln

AirGrub, an app for air travelers to pre-order and pick up freshly prepared food without waiting in line, has raised $1.5 million in angel funding. The investors were not named.


MILLBRAE, CA, November 16 – AirGrub today announced it has secured $1.5 million in angel investment funding to continue to allow travelers to take control of their food choices at the airport. Showcasing its momentum since its launch at San Francisco

International Airport in July 2015, AirGrub has doubled its orders and continues to increase downloads, users and revenue growth.

Allowing travelers to take control of their food choices at the airport, AirGrub is available in San Francisco International Airport and also recently launched in John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Logan International Airport in Boston. In addition, AirGrub recently expanded its advisory board to include Shannon Stubo, LinkedIn’s CMO and SVP of corporate communications, and former Cisco Chief Marketing Officer Blair Christie. Joining Stubo and Christie, AirGrub also announced Judith Byrd, president of Byrd Retail Group, and Joshua Reynolds, head of marketing at Quantifind, as new members of the advisory board.

“From delays to lines to layovers, travel can be a stressful experience, and most travelers don’t have time to wait in line for a healthy meal. With the AirGrub app, users are able to pre-order their food giving them the peace of mind that a warm meal is waiting for them at the airport,” said Surya Panditi, CEO of AirGrub. “With our experienced group of advisors, we aim to continue adding new restaurant partners and locations and expand the app’s availability to different airports to truly reinvent the traveler experience.”

Quotes from new Advisory Board members:

“Travelers rarely have the time to wait in line at airports and are forced to eat something quick and easy, which is not always the healthiest option. As someone who frequently travels, I believe AirGrub fills a market need for healthy, on-demand food service at airports.” – Shannon Stubo, CMO and SVP of corporate communications at LinkedIn, who also spent two years at OpenTable and has a solid understanding of the restaurant industry.

“You are what you eat, and whether a business traveler or a traveling family, AirGrub helps you make a convenient, healthy choice when you fly. It’s a whole new way to navigate your travel.”– Former Cisco CMO and Technology Executive, Blair Christie specializes in defining growth strategies, marketing and communications for technology companies.

“AirGrub offers the ultimate guest experience at airports giving passengers the food they want through the mobile devices that have become essential in their lives. Quite simply, AirGrub is the hottest and most transformative customer service the airline industry has seen in decades.”– Judith Byrd has implemented business plans that have increased revenue and enhanced the travel experience in more than 50 airports.

“AirGrub provides travelers with convenience, speed and healthy choices and airport restaurants with efficiency and boosted sales. The service represents an inevitable marketplace evolution and it is a win-win for all parties involved.” – Joshua Reynolds has spent the last 18 years advising senior leaders at disruptive companies how to accelerate market adoption by focusing on an authentic purpose.

About AirGrub:

AirGrub, a Silicon Valley start-up, built a mobile app for air travelers to pre-order and pick up freshly prepared food without waiting in line. AirGrub gives travelers Real Food when they Fly.