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Tempe business accelerator buys stake in Canadian restaurant app, to move HQ to Valley

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 12:22:56-04

Tempe-based business accelerator Black Dog Venture Partners has acquired 50% of a Canadian-based restaurant app company.

Black Dog Ventures CEO Scott Kelly said he has immediate plans to relocate OnPlate Technologies to the Phoenix area. Kelly will become CEO of OnPlate in the deal.

Ten to 12 marketing employees will be hired in the next few weeks, Kelly said, and OnPlate’s tech team will be relocated to the Phoenix area in the first part of 2021.

OnPlate offers an app service restaurant-goers can use to order and pay for items directly on their phones — “a one-of-a-kind concierge, waiter, menu and payment processor,” the company's website states.

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