Watch video of Deepti Sharma Kapur ’08 CEO & Founder www.FoodtoEat.com
FoodtoEat.com is redefining the way you order food. The newly created online hub is the first of its kind, enabling customers to pre-order from restaurants, food trucks and street carts in one place.
So where did the idea of FoodtoEat.com come from?
“I got the idea while studying for the LSATS. I would be waiting on line for food trucks and it would be 20 to 30 minutes long,” said Deepti Sharma Kapur, FoodtoEat.com founder and CEO. “I thought it was pretty ridiculous and there would be a better way to access food trucks. The idea of FoodtoEat.com came about from that. How to make food trucks more accessible.”
And making food trucks more accessible is turning into a booming business. But as appetizing as the idea is, it did not become profitable overnight.
“Initially I started the business by taking a trip out to India where I was trying to look up a tech team. I didn’t have any funding at the time so it was all what I had saved,” said Kapur. “Once I found a tech team that understood my idea and my business, I started raising money. I raised a half a million dollars from friends and family.”…