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Private Equity | Alive

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Last Raised

$15M | 8 yrs ago

About Lavu

Lavu is a technology company that operates in the restaurant management sector. The company provides a cloud-based iPad point of sale system that offers functionalities such as invoice management, contactless payments and ordering, online ordering, and payment processing. Lavu primarily serves the food and beverage industry, catering to different types of restaurants including quick service, fast casual, full service, and more. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Headquarters Location

201 3rd St NW, Suite 600

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102,

United States




Expert Collections containing Lavu

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Lavu is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Restaurant Tech.


Restaurant Tech

1,075 items

Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, cloud kitchens, and more. On-demand food delivery services are excluded from this collection.

Lavu Patents

Lavu has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • malware
  • mobile payments
  • online payments
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Retail POS systems, Payment systems, Malware, Mobile payments, Online payments


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Related Topics

Retail POS systems, Payment systems, Malware, Mobile payments, Online payments



Latest Lavu News

Ratnakar Lavu to Join Esteemed Council at the 11th Annual TBM Conference 2023

Oct 24, 2023

Press Release• Oct 24, 2023 10:00 EDT Transformative tech leader, Ratnakar Lavu is set to enhance discussions on the future of TBM AUSTIN, Texas, October 24, 2023 ( - Ratnakar Lavu , a renowned figure in the realm of technology and business management, is invited to be part of the council at the forthcoming Technology Business Management (TBM) Conference 2023. Taking place from the 24th to the 27th of this month, the event marks its 11th iteration and stands as a paramount rendezvous for leaders and practitioners who are steering the helm of technological transformation and financial ingenuity. The  TBM Conference has over the years grown exponentially, solidifying its position as a crucial engagement of the year. It is not merely an event, but a gathering of more than 2,500 global peers, all of whom congregate to delve into enriching keynotes, absorb best practice presentations, undergo training, and participate in insightful partner sessions. The underlying thread that binds all these activities is the shared vision of understanding and promoting how TBM stands as the nerve center for decision-making, agile transformation, and cloud optimization. "It's a transformative era for technology and finance, and TBM serves as the linchpin,” expressed Mr. Lavu. “I'm thrilled to be part of the TBM Conference 2023, and I look forward to engaging in enlightening discussions, sharing experiences, and learning from the global community. Together, we will shape the TBM narrative for the future." The 11th Annual TBM Conference in 2023 is poised to bring together leading minds, including Ratnakar Lavu, for a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights. It offers a unique opportunity to connect with industry experts and gain valuable knowledge. This global event is a hub for technology and business management enthusiasts, making it an essential gathering for those driving innovation in these fields. With a strong educational foundation and extensive technical expertise,  Ratnakar Lavu has emerged as a prominent figure in the tech industry. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, then promptly enrolled in Wright State University’s master’s program to study computer engineering. Lavu's professional journey includes significant roles at renowned organizations. Lavu continues to leverage his technical prowess to create exceptional digital experiences, contributing significantly to the transformation of various industries. ###

Lavu Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Lavu founded?

    Lavu was founded in 2010.

  • Where is Lavu's headquarters?

    Lavu's headquarters is located at 201 3rd St NW, Suite 600, Albuquerque.

  • What is Lavu's latest funding round?

    Lavu's latest funding round is Private Equity.

  • How much did Lavu raise?

    Lavu raised a total of $15M.

  • Who are the investors of Lavu?

    Investors of Lavu include Aldrich Capital Partners.

  • Who are Lavu's competitors?

    Competitors of Lavu include TouchBistro, Foodics, Ka-ching, Instore, Revel Systems and 7 more.


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