Will Food52 dedicate today to champagne recipes? Unlikely, but the cooking website — helmed by former NY Times scribe Amanda Hesser and co-creator Merrill Stubbs — has good reason to celebrate. Yesterday, the duo announced that they’ve closed their “Series A” funding after raising $2 million in investments.
Venture capital bigwigs like Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Vocap Ventures, and others are standing behind the community-based food website. Hesser and Stubbs write that the funds will allow their brand to extend its reach throughout the culinary world.
In a post on their site, they explain that “we’ll be improving our user experience for all mobile devices. We have a great new shop, unlike any other, in the works. And we’ll be expanding our publishing platform through an innovative partnership with Random House, Inc.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 28, 2013