We’re passionate about ensuring a sustainable
future for homegrown food businesses.
As sons of local business owners themselves, Ben & Vini have long felt that the best technology is often out of reach for, or even used against, homegrown businesses. Tech shouldn’t block an entrepreneur's ability to grow their business sustainably. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work.
After a discussion with the owner of their favorite pizza place, they decided to create ChatFood. Because of the rise of convenient but unsustainable on-demand technology, her loyal customers stopped ordering direct, and now ordered through third-party platforms. This entrepreneur was worried that her years of hard work were vanishing, as she now had few options but to submit to paying high commissions. It was time to help her (and many others) take back control.
Today, a few short years later, the movement they started is essential to thousands of local businesses, empowering them with tools to succeed online.
Hailing from France, Ben spent 7 years leading the Facebook’s EMEA Travel Industry, but that’s not all. He’s led divisions at Microsoft, L’Oreal, Quiksilver, and MakeMeReach.
At ChatFood, he brings the marketing know-how from the world’s biggest brands to local businesses, ensuring their sustainable growth and continued success.
Vini has been building software products and leading technology teams for more than 15 years in different sectors including enterprises, government agencies, SMBs, and startups in Brazil, Ireland, and the Middle East.
At ChatFood, he is responsible for building and scaling Engineering teams that can deliver world class technology at scale for thousands of merchants, and millions of consumers.
Although we’re spread across 9 time zones, and have vastly different backgrounds, one belief unites us all: we believe that local businesses should be empowered to thrive in an online world.
ChatFood is more than tools and strategy. We’re a growing movement built by a relentless team of industry experts, forging relationships with thousands of local entrepreneurs. It’s nice to meet you.