Wiley Cerilli, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Good Uncle, will be a featured keynote speaker at Global Entrepreneurship Week at Syracuse University. His presentation will be Tuesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library.
Good Uncle, a Blackstone LaunchPad venture, is currently in soft launch this fall at Syracuse. The business model is based on a mobile app that gives people access to incredible, crave-worthy food no matter where they live. Cerilli is a charismatic speaker and serial entrepreneur who captivates audiences with the story of his entrepreneurial journey, and is quick to share wisdom and support other aspiring entrepreneurs.
He attended Syracuse University’s iSchool, and later founded SinglePlatform in 2010, raising $4.5 million in two rounds. He sold the two-year old start-up to Constant Contact for $100 million. Following the sale, he became Vice President at Constant Contact, then Venture Partner for First Round Capital in New York, and was named a “Top 25 CEO” in New York, and “Top 10 People to Watch” by Crain’s.
He recently co-founded Good Uncle with Matt Doumar. Together, they raised $2.2 million from institutional investors including First Round, Box Group, and tech law firm Gunderson Dettmer. The founders of hot NYC startups are investors, along with restaurateur Tom Colicchio of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” fame. The new venture is a food delivery service featuring items from the world’s most iconic restaurants and chefs, ordered through an immersive, content-rich mobile app. It builds on his experience as an early employee at Seamless, a food ordering site created by Jason Finger. As one of the original employees, Cerilli spent ten years at Seamless, helping it become one of fastest growing companies in the country before being acquired by ARAMARK.
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Good Uncle partners with exceptional restaurants nationwide to recreate their best-selling recipes fresh in a local Good Uncle kitchen, complete with secret ingredients and special sauces. It works closely with our restaurant partners to make sure each dish is culinary perfection, bringing something special to the Good Uncle menu, from go-weak-in-the-knees flavors to never-before-seen creations.
The venture operates out of a delivery-only kitchen. The app is its storefront, and key to the best delivery food in the country. Browse through the menu to explore a selection of unforgettable dishes and learn about each restaurant’s unique story. Choose food, then select the most convenient time and drop location from a selection of nearby spots. Once food leaves the kitchen, we’ll notify you as the Good Uncle trucks travel through campus, so that you can be at your drop point as we pull up, wafting in clouds of deliciousness.
- Delivering the most extraordinary dishes from the country’s best restaurants to college campuses
- High-quality ingredients fresh for every dish
- Consistent delivery on a schedule. We arrive at your chosen drop point on time, every time.
- No delivery fee, no delivery minimum. Ever.
- Order and pay directly from the app. It’s safe and secure.
- Accessible price points so that you can enjoy the country’s best food for every meal.
- View high-resolution imagery of the food and the stories behind each dish directly from your phone.
Connect with Good Uncle by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out Instagram at @goodunclefood