Gather announces strategic investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments

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Enlightened Hospitality Investments Makes an Investment in Gather’s Future

By Nick Miller | 2 min read

We’ve always enjoyed celebrating milestones at Gather. Given that our platform powers hundreds of thousands of celebratory events every year, we tend to see celebrations as part of our company’s foundation. When we’ve been successful, we acknowledge and appreciate our team’s hard work.

Ultimately, we celebrate our team because when they’re successful, our customers are successful. As we achieve milestones like team additions, product releases, and company growth, we’re able to do even more to help our customers achieve their milestones — enabling them to manage successful events, delight customers, and grow their business.

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With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce a strategic investment by Enlightened Hospitality Investments LP (EHI), the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Danny Meyer — the trailblazing restaurateur behind USHG and the founder of Shake Shack — along with his partners, created EHI in 2017 to invest in hospitality-driven companies that share their values (and are ideas they wished they came up with themselves!).

Danny is someone I’ve looked up to since childhood. Growing up in New Jersey, my family would make the 20-mile drive through the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City for celebratory dinners on special occasions — often at one of his restaurants.

All these years later, it’s a true pleasure to be partnering with him and his exceptional teams. We look forward to learning from their decades of hospitality experience as we work to fulfill a shared vision for how events and catering will drive growth for restaurants, venues, and hospitality businesses, something we see as a much-needed opportunity within our industry.

As we celebrate this milestone for Gather — a new partner that brings additional capital and, more importantly, an abundance of industry expertise — we’re continuing to work hard to help our customers reach their next milestone to celebrate.

Read more about this new partnership here.

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Nick Miller
Co-founder and CEO

Nick is Co-founder and CEO at Gather. Prior to starting Gather, Nick was a strategy consultant at Bain, worked with an early-stage local commerce startup, and studied philosophy at UNC (Go Heels!). He enjoys playing tennis, drinking red wine and hanging with his wife, Laura, and dog, Rupert.

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