Seamless, the popular online takeout-ordering service, announced it was opening a new 28,000-square foot office at 1065 Sixth Ave. Tuesday amid celebration of what Mayor Bloomberg called a thriving digital start-up scene.
"If you love food, there's nowhere better than New York City," said Bloomberg. "And if you want to start a technology business, it's the place to be. So it's no surprise that Seamless is one of our city's most successful start-ups."
Founded in New York City in 1999 as a website for corporate food-ordering, Seamless has turned into a national service for individuals to order food online and through smartphone apps.
Last year, more than $400 million in food orders were placed with over 8,000 restaurant partners through Seamless, the company said.
The new office overlooking Bryant Park will house 140 of the company's 240 total employees, including the executive team, engineers, the marketing team, customer support and sales.
"We've created an open concept office where collaboration with team members and unfettered creativity is encouraged with all of the advanced capabilities that a leading technology company could ask for," said Seamless CEO Jonathan Zabusky. "We expect that this new space will be home for a long time."
"The innovation on display at Seamless is an important part of Mayor Bloomberg's digital road map, and it's no surprise that a company like Seamless was born here in New York," said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky.
The digital road map was unveiled last May, a strategy outlining groundwork for tech companies to come to New York City.