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Chicago & Midwest   /   April 1, 2021

Paul Bubny
By: Paul Bubny

Chicago-Based Tock Trades to Squarespace for $400M

Chicago-based Tock, a cloud-based platform serving the hospitality industry, has been acquired by Squarespace for more than $400 million in a mix of cash and stock. Nick Kokonas, Tock founder and CEO, said via Twitter that he’ll remain CEO.

“E-commerce within the restaurant and hospitality industries is a large and growing market opportunity," said Anthony Casalena, founder and CEO. Of New York City-based Squarespace. “I’ve long admired Tock’s vision to reimagine how reservation-based businesses connect with their customers.

“We believe that together we will continue building on their success, bringing Tock’s capabilities to our all-in-one product suite in service of our customers in the hospitality industry and beyond,” he continued.

Launched in 2014 by Kokonas, co-owner and co-founder of the Alinea Group, Tock powers reservations, table management, carryout operations, and events for more than 7,000 hospitality operators ranging from neighborhood pizzerias to Michelin-starred destinations, wineries, and pop-ups in 30 countries.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism.
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