Localeur.com is a 2013 startup on the rise. They’ve received quick recognition from the Austin Chamber of Commerce and SXSW Interactive; in their first six months, they’ve hit not just Austin but also Houston and San Francisco; and the App is already a part of Google’s Field Trip.
Next month, Localeur – which relies on locals to make various product and service recommendations – will ramp up in the Big Apple. From today’s announcement:
New York residents slotted to contribute include: Jace Lipstein, founder of popular lifestyle site Grungy Gentleman; Susan Morgan, of influential brand agency Team Epiphany; Whitney Pozgay, designer of women’s wear brand WHIT; Luke McCann, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer and electronic music promoter; and Dre Hayes, co-founder of The Foundation, who is also an investor in Localeur among dozens of others.
Is there a recommendation service yet for the various city-centric recommendation services? If not, that could be another hot startup idea.
Localeur co-founders Joah Spearman and Chase Whitman met while working at Bazaarvoice. They’re adding a local music discovery tier to the App this fall and to launch that, will focus on a pair of initial acts, one of which is Brooklyn R&B duo denetia and sene.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Thrillist Kicks Off Some Very Big Travel Plans