On May 22nd we're speaking with Nabeel Alamgir, Co-founder & CEO of Lunchbox, an all-in-one restaurant ordering suite. Lunchbox recently raised a $2 million seed round led by Primary Venture Partners & 645 Ventures.
Join us at 10 am as we discuss how Nabeel is building a startup for restaurants & small businesses. We'll discuss how Lunchbox helps their clients (especially since the COVID pandemic), how he's grown Lunchbox, & his advice to people building in the restaurant tech space.
About our guest
Nabeel Alamgir was born in Bangladesh, moved to Kuwait 7 years later, & to Queens, New York 7 years after that. He picked up the English language by way of Scorcese movies, which somehow led him to become the well-spoken man he is today.
By 17 years old, Nabeel was the youngest Apple employee, working hard at their esteemed 5th Ave location. If he wants it, he problem-solves his way to attainment. Alamgir attended undergrad at Syracuse University for two years, & then realized that in his case, life itself would be a better teacher. He dropped out, bussed tables at the Bareburger flagship store in Astoria, & spent his free time devising marketing objectives for the CEO. In one year, Nabeel clinched 6 promotions, & spent 12 hours a day in his creative office as VP of Marketing. The other 12 went to his startup, a social media app designed to get people out from under their screens & back together in person.
After two failed startups, Alamgir pocketed the lessons learned & began to work smarter. More sleep. Routine workouts. A good diet. His third company would succeed. He used his knowledge from a decade in every corner of the restaurant industry. He assembled a team he trusted from every corner of his life. He built Lunchbox, a system designed to aid restaurants in growing their profits without the fees of third party marketplaces. It may only be worth $2 Mil now, but feel free to check back weekly.
Having learned to balance his work life with free time & extracurriculars, Alamgir sought out a place on the board of Boys & Girls Club of America. His community has supported him, guided him & taught him so much--he enjoys making sure to give back.