Keys to the Restaurant Industry’s Revival

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While restaurants were hit hard by COVID-19, new operating measures shaped by the pandemic should boost the industry for years to come. Bo Peabody (Greycroft, Seated, Mezze Inc.) joins The Food Institute Podcast to discuss the prospects for the restaurant industry’s revival, New York City’s restaurant scene, and the importance of outdoor dining.

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Bo joined Greycroft in 2012 and is based in New York City.

Bo’s active investments include Albert, Allset, BetterCloud, Chowbus, and Foodsby. His notable exits include Custora (acquired by Amperity) and Elite Daily (acquired by Daily Mail).

Bo was co-founder and Managing General Partner of Village Ventures, an early-stage venture firm, as well as the parent company of LeverPoint, a financial services platform for venture, private equity, and real estate funds that was sold to Hamilton Lane in 2016. In 1992, Bo founded Tripod, Inc., one of the original social networks. Tripod was sold to Lycos in 1998. Bo was also the Founding Chairman of Everyday Health (acquired by Ziff Davis). He is currently the Executive Chairman of Seated, a Greycroft portfolio company, and the co-owner of Mezze, Inc., a hospitality group consisting of an award-winning restaurant and events business.

While at Village Ventures, Bo co-invested with Greycroft in Pump Audio (acquired by Getty), DigiSynd (acquired by Disney), and Babble (acquired by Disney). Bo’s prior investments also include Quirky and Purch. Bo wrote a book for entrepreneurs called Lucky or Smart?, which was published by Random House in 2005.

Bo holds a BA in Political Science from Williams College.


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