• About Us

    Experience, Focus and Perspective

    We are passionate advocates and practitioners in foodservice and ResTech, so naturally, we are hyper-focused on our bailiwick, restaurant technology startups.


    Our leadership team has broad reach to industry affiliates, business colleagues, restaurant leadership, and influencers, affiliates, dealers and media relationships. We bring decades of relevant experience to our investing partners and portfolio companies. We bring operations, culinary, development and corporate finance expertise. We have held BOH and FOH unit-level and C-level positions at regional and national chains. We are food and restaurant tech entrepreneurs, social media pioneers and digital transformation consultants.


    We are practitioners and thought-leaders and with an operators' perspective. We are passionate about the restaurant industry and excited about how enabling technologies are transforming our industry every day. Technology helps create operational efficiencies leading to profitability and that make operators more competitive and relevant.


    We have unique access to opportunities because we have been actively engaged as operators, digital media and Internet entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, financiers, food and restaurant technology sales and social media marketers for decades. We think automation is the new key to success in the broader foodservice industry. We have transaction experience as investment banker and entrepreneur. We live and work at the intersection of restaurant and technology working with clients and partners around the globe.


    We are experienced entrepreneurs in food and beverage, restaurants, retail and Internet technology. We have an operator's perspective with vision and access to key resources required to execute on our plans. We invest, create, launch and support.


    We invest in our own portfolio and secure additional growth capital from industry insiders, operators and venture funds. In some instances, we accept idea-stage startups into our Studio with a founding team and guid them through our process.

    Influencers and Thought-Leaders

    We created the first restaurant social media community and network in 2007. The purpose was to connect and engage operators and no-operators and inform the industry about new emerging technologies that are transforming the industry. FOHBOH.com, and the ResTech [infoh.com] Newsletter deliver news and information to over 80,000 industry professionals multiple times each week.

  • Venture Studio Portfolio

    We invent, invest, create, launch and support our ResTech companies

    Restaurant Marketing and Technology Agency

    Agency: FOHBOH means Front of House, Back of House so we cover a lot of ground. But, we also know that technology is transforming the restaurant industry and this touches all FOH+BOH systems and persons and that's our bailiwick. FOHBOH combines Marketing and Operating data to provide prescriptive, actionable insights to both ops and marketing teams.


    Studio Graduate: FOHBOH is now on its own, while still being supported by Bailiwick Ventures.

    B2C-Conversational Commerce

    Orderscape is a pioneer in enabling voice commerce using Alexa. We create full menu, interactive ordering applications for restaurant and hotel brands worldwide.


    Orderscape created the first universal menu and menu item semantic search engine trained to source local menus for items to order.

    B2B-Voice-enabled Restaurant Management Software

    VoiceStar.ai voice-enables legacy restaurant management processes to save time and money. Beginning with VoiceINV™, operators at every restaurants, hotel, casino, bar and pub worldwide will be able to use the patent pending VoiceStar voice inventory and order automation software. This reduces the time it takes to complete a bar and food inventory by 80%.


    Studio Graduate: VoiceStar is now on its own, while still being supported by Bailiwick Ventures.


    Restaurant Data Operating System

    Calder.ai is a cloud-based data management system to enable restaurant brand-controlled tech-stacks.

    By combining modern, best-of-breed tools and technologies, a custom, mobile responsive website, modern menu management, digital marketing and data management system, we seek to empower the operator to elevate their restaurant to its full potential, while remaining in control of their tech-stack. We offer independent operators a command station with all the essential technology and systems.

    Voice Commerce Marketplace

    We voice-enabled about 50,000 restaurants locations with over 6.3 million menu items, in 50 states and 3,500 cities.

    Imagine being able to use just your voice to discover new food items or order "Fettuccini Alfredo" from local restaurants nearby without visiting their websites.

    Voice search + discovery and commerce for restaurants, virtual or physical.

    Intelligent Voice Assistant for Teams

    About 80 million workers in the United States don't sit at a desk all day. We are creating a vertical-agnostic team communication, collaboration and coordination mobile app that will keep them organized and improve productivity using conversational AI and list management. VoiceBOOK is an in-app voice assistant.

  • Founder | Managing Partner

    Investor • Advisor • Entrepreneur


    Investor, Advisor & Entrepreneur

    Michael is a serial Investor, entrepreneur, speaker and restaurant technology multi-hyphenate living in Dallas, Texas. His investment thesis is supported by decades of industry experience as an operator, strategist, financier and technologist. Michael is a former consumer-sector investment banker who is deeply passionate and committed to solving restaurant business problems using next generation technology for restaurants operating today and tomorrow. MORE


      LinkedIn | Biography | Speaking | @michaelatkinson

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