About me

Hi! I’m Sonny Mayugba and I’m honored to be the entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) at Spero Ventures. I also serve as VP of Sales at Luxer One (an Assa Abloy company) and Advisor of an awesome relationship marketing management platform called Grin.

I’ve been a founder for nearly all my life. Most recently, I founded a food tech mobile app called Requested that became a food delivery app called Waitr, where I was the founding Chief Marketing Officer. Waitr became a highly successful mobile on-demand restaurant ordering and delivery company. In this role, I was instrumental in positioning Waitr, which became a public company in late 2018, for the national stage, and led integration efforts surrounding Waitr’s acquisition of Bite Squad, a Minneapolis-based online restaurant food delivery service. Stewarding user acquisition, activation, retention, and company revenue growth, I helped Waitr Holdings grow to serve cities in 700 cities across the U.S. with millions of customers, garnering annual net revenues of $150M.

Prior to Waitr, I worked at Facebook in Menlo Park in Global Business Marketing. Throughout my career, I have built impactful business strategies for global commodities, NASDAQ-traded retailers, and top-tier lifestyle brands. I have a passion for local food, which I embrace as a Founder/Investor of the popular Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar, Solomon’s Delicatessen, Tiger Bar and Restaurant, and Grateful Bread Company, all in Sacramento, California.

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