I just got out of a great meeting with the Foodzie founders. I invited them over for lunch for multiple purposes, all quite frankly benefiting me.
Darby my oldest daughter and her friend Emily are working for Lijit helping with some much needed testing of our service this week. As part of that I wanted to give them a feel for some of the startup thought process and the road that gets you to that point in your life. The other night I had the fortune of getting to know some of the new TechStars teams including the people behind Foodzie. Their business immediately resonated with me and I was impressed by the three founders including Emily Olson one of the female founders that are part of this year's more diverse collection.
The Foodzie's were nice enough to come by, tell us about their business and passion they have for it. We got the full download on how the passion for food slowly morphed a chemistry major and her buddies into a full blown, quit our jobs, entrepreneurs. I love stories like this and I'm grateful they took the time to share it with us.
Having been someone who looks for specialty foods from time to time on the Internet, I think this is an outstanding idea. I was impressed with the backgrounds of the founders and the mature way they look at what they are doing. Clearly, they also know how to use press to their advantage as they were mentioned in both the Rocky Mountain News and The Daily Camera.
I look forward to tracking their success over the coming months. As a benefit I got the low down on the best cookie out there and I will let you know when you can order them through Foodzie.
Photo Credit: LINDA MCCONNELL