EatStreet co-founders named Forbes ’30 Under 30′

UW–Madison alums founded the company
EatStreet co-founders named Forbes ’30 Under 30′
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EatStreet’s co-founders, CEO Matt Howard and Chief technology officer Alex Wyler, both 28, were named in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list.

EatStreet is an online delivery service connecting diners with local restaurants that offer delivery and takeout.

Howard and Wyler, along with another co-founder, met during their freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to Forbes.

“This recognition is validation to…everyone that works at EatStreet. That we are really building something of value and all of our hard work is paying off and being recognized,” Howard said.

Howard said they came up with the idea in his college dorm room as a way to connect students to local restaurants. Seven years later the company serves more than 250 cities nationwide, partners with 15,000 restaurants and has more than 1,000 employees.

“I’m really passionate about entrepreneurship and showing you can build a company, a venture backed company and be successful. It’s a good start for Madison to get this recognition that you can build a company here,” he said.

What started as BadgerBites.com and served only Madison, morphed into EatStreet, the $37 million company. EatStreet now delivers to more than 1.7 million customers.