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BookaLokal Inc.

BookaLokal is a marketplace that connects aspiring chefs, food entrepreneurs and restaurants to new customers.


Founded: 2013
Employees: 7
Quick Pitch:


BookaLokal's social dining platform lets guests discover and book unique, vetted experiences for groups. Whether booking 1 spot at a table for 12, or looking to reserve the whole event for a private group, BookaLokal connects guests to quality, culinary experiences in over 40 countries. Hosts include amateur home cooks, food entrepreneurs (sommeliers, craft brewers, chocolate makers) and professional chefs with private space in their restaurant.


Founder, CEO

Evelyne White

Evelyne is a passionate host who loves to throw epic dinner parties. After 6 years in Investment Banking and Private Equity, where she worked across the US and Europe, Evelyne launched Bookalokal to help travelers connect with local people in Belgium. Half French, half American, she spent 5 years in Brussels before moving back to her hometown of New York. Evelyne has a BA in Politics from Oberlin College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Co-Founder, Product Manager & Front-End Developer

Frank Pierre Ramirez

Frank is a passionate guest who loves to eat his way around any city. He has 7 years experience in technical consulting and IT network security, including product development, web design and data science. He has a BS in Computer Science from Florida Int. University & MPA from Columbia University.


Valeri Karpov

Val is the passionate eater on our team. He started coding 8 years ago and never looked back. At Princeton he was the co-founder and CTO for SCVNGR (now LevelUp), a venture-backed mobile gaming and customer loyalty platform. He interned with Google and spent 2 years at a high frequency trading firm, Tower Research Capital. Today he splits his time between MongoDB and Bookalokal. Val has a BSE from Princeton University in Computer Science.


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