Platform Builders: Online Restaurant Reservation Serivce

Open Table is an American public company that offers online real-time restaurant-reservation service.  It’s free to use and the restaurant pays a dollar per diner. The company has raised more than 20 million dollars to date. (original Times story).

During the company’s first three years, they booked a million diners (in total). Now, they book two million every single month. Ten years ago, they had 1,000 restaurants to choose from, now they have 25,000.