Blackbird is a loyalty and membership company, focused on leveraging the power of direct connectivity between restaurants and their guests. Blackbird offers a fully customizable loyalty programming platform for restaurants and a consumer app designed to make every guest feel like a bonafide VIP no matter where they dine.
Blackbird was founded in 2022 by Ben Leventhal, co-founder of Eater and Resy, two companies that have transformed the restaurant industry (Eater was acquired by Vox in 2013; Resy by American Express in 2019). Blackbird's investors and partners include a16z, Union Square Ventures, Amex Ventures, Shine Capital, Variant Fund, Bolt by QED, Multicoin Capital, IAC, Vayner Fund, Circle Ventures, Mischief, and Tribute Labs plus leading restaurant groups: Quality Branded, Rustic Canyon Family, Souvla and Brooks Reitz.
The Blackbird app acts as a user's wallet where they can manage their memberships, view $FLY balance, monitor recent activity and message restaurants in one place. The app is free and available for download on iOS.