LetsLunch matches nearby entrepreneurs with similar interests and invites them to connect over lunch dates. Participants can then review their lunch companions post meet-up, and scores help determine a user’s reputation score. Those with the highest reputation are invited to lunch with an industry VIP.

LetsLunch’s goal is to encourage smart business networking by focusing on in-person interaction to build strong relationships.

How it works:
People give LetsLunch a lunch slot, and its algorithms match you with people you should have lunch with and a nearby location. It grades people on a level of 1 to 10, and matches people based on similar rankings.

After the lunch, it asks the person you just met all sorts of questions to further define your rating. LetsLunch make sure the score is contextual and meaningful, like asking you to compare the person you just had lunch with to other lunch dates, and allowing you to change the rating over time.

LetsLunch compute an accurate rating of each user based on feedback from their peers, on a scale of 0 to 10. As users improve their level, they gain access to more and more connected people and opportunities.

LetsLunch.com was founded in 2010 in Silicon Valley by Syed Shuttari and Alain Raynaud.