In the summer of 2014 Eswar Priyadarshan and Ravi Chittari were on a similar journey, digging through the internet trying to find a better way to get healthy. Their years at Quattro Wireless and Apple had mentally liberated them to many progressive ways of thinking, but physically they were not feeling as healthy.

Lost in the noise of competing research studies and thousands upon thousands of clickbait articles, they went to Jon Altschuler, a friend and coworker from Quattro and Apple. Jon had recently transformed his health by overhauling his diet, which led the three to a realization:

Addressing health requires a holistic solution and a healthy lifestyle.

They came together and started a company to help people connect with local, farm-to-table food in their communities in order to live healthily. For people with food allergies, unique dietary restrictions or health concerns finding restaurants with options can be very difficult, but it shouldn’t be. With experience in the mobile world, Eswar, Ravi and Jon knew exactly what to do … put access to healthy food in people’s hands. Thus, Tasteful was born and, soon after, backed by CRV and Matrix Partners.

The Tasteful App connects people with quality local food for unique dietary communities, a holistic and healthy solution for the community by the community.

Board Members & Advisors

Jon Auerbach

Jon Auerbach

Investor, CRV

Antonio Rodriguez

Antonio Rodriguez

Investor, Matrix Partners

Noam Bardin

Noam Bardin

Chief Wazer, Google

Paul Jeszensky

Paul Jeszensky

Director of Online Marketing, AirBnB

Jason Spero

Jason Spero

Vice President of Performance Media, Google

Josh Garnier

Josh Garnier

Product Manager, Open Table & RepairPal