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It’s a common problem; you want to book a great group rate, or a once in a lifetime experience for you and your friends, but none of them can join, so you have to skip out on the fun. At Let’s Dutch, we want to solve this problem and bring more people together to share experiences.

 

The idea was born in 2014 after Vincent failed to get a group of friends together to book bottle service at a club. The $1500 cost was out of reach for two people, but the table accommodated ten and would be $150 per person if he had enough people to book it with. Vincent teamed up with Debora McCleary, long time friend and bike mate to figure out how to make the idea a reality and get it off the ground.

 

They spent the next year working with the incredible designer Mike Sullivan and development team Zenwerks on building version 1. In its first year the site had over 30,000 unique visitors and they began “going dutch” to concerts, the ballet, group dinners and sporting events. The team took all of the data collected from that year and began making improvements to the site and user experience. They launched V2 in the Spring of 2017. Both Vincent and Deb are extremely excited to help bring people together and make it easy for them to share experiences.

 

Meet the Founders

 

Vincent Paradiso, former dancer with The New York City Ballet, has always enjoyed trying new things with his friends. After retiring from the ballet it became harder to get together with them because of conflicting schedules. After skipping out on countless fun experiences, Vincent sought out a way to create a marketplace where people of similar interests can group together, get to know one another, and securely pool their money together to make anything more within reach.

 

Debora McCleary

 

Debora McCleary co-founded the Debb Report in 2012, a directory of the best beauty experts, destinations and organic skincare in New York City.

 

Don't just take our word for it
Cristina / New York
I booked a yoga retreat through this group travel site and had a miserable time. None of the guests were at the same level and some of them just didn’t take it seriously. Now, I only book retreats through Let's Dutch. I am able to view and communicate with everyone attending before I book.
Cristina / New York
Zach / New York
My buddies and I have always wanted to book a VIP suite for the Yankees but could never afford it. With Let's Dutch we were able to group together with other fans and securely pool our money together to make it happen. Let’s Dutch sent me the money collected 24 hours after we enjoyed the game.
Zach / New York
Shiva / NYC
I have always wanted to fly private and had a little money to spend, but 15k for a flight to Miami was out of my budget. With Let's Dutch I was able to find others in a similar situation and we were able share the cost and fly like ballers without having to join an expensive membership only charter service.
Shiva / NYC
Carla / New York
I found this 10 bedroom castle in Tuscany on Airbnb that was breathtaking, but I was traveling solo. Instead of just scrolling past it, I decided to list it on Let's Dutch. I got a great group together and we were all able to stay there for less than any hotel. Unlike a hotel, I didn’t have to share the amenities with complete strangers. I was able to approve and decline all the requests, ensuring it was a group I wanted to share with.
Carla / New York
Hitomi / NYC
I have been wanting to try the Bo Ssam Dinner at Momofuku for years! I could never get enough friends together so I could never book it. One of the Let’s Dutch members listed a dinner there so I jumped at the opportunity and paid my share. FINALLY, I got to enjoy this delicious dinner! The best part, I met really cool people who shared my love for food and we didn’t have to lay out 6 different credit cards. It was all taken care of by our host.
Hitomi / NYC
Shelomi / Brooklyn
Some guy posted on a forum last year that he had a house share available for Coachella. I sent him the money through Venmo to reserve my bedroom. He was a no show! Not only did I have no where to stay, I couldn't get a refund because Venmo assumed I was sending money to someone I knew. I will use Let's Dutch this year because they don't send the organizer the money until after the experience takes place.
Shelomi / Brooklyn
Nancy / Manhattan
The Ballet offers this fabulous group rate that includes orchestra seats and a backstage tour. The price per person is less than any ticket you can find AND the tour isn’t even available for purchase… Instead of skipping out because my friends didn’t want to come, I listed the group package on Let’s Dutch and found a group of others who wanted in and we all enjoyed that special experience together.
Nancy / Manhattan

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