Empower restaurants to do more of what they love. With solutions that work.
We listen, we care, we serve.
We care about our customers because they are central to what we do.
We trust and respect each other.
We are respectful in our interactions and assume good intent.
We innovate to constantly improve.
We are best in market because we are curious and creative, and we invest in tomorrow’s future.
We create a healthy and optimistic work environment.
We are intentional in taking care of our people.
We leverage diversity as a core strength.
We embrace our differences knowing they make us better.
We are our word.
We do what we say, and we say what we’re going to do.
Lavu is headquartered in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the beautiful American Southwest. Our headquarters are literally on Route 66, which brings a sense of both history and progress to our surroundings.
Being in Albuquerque gives us a Wild West spirit. We like to think we bring that to what we do: Like our predecessors here, we break the mold. We are pioneers and innovators. We were the very first restaurant point-of-sale system for the iPad in the App Store, and since then, we have grown tremendously to become the largest mobile point-of-sale system for restaurants in the world.
Our growth started with an aha moment. While tech entrepreneurs Andy Lim and Corey Fiala were eating dinner at a restaurant one night, they noticed how frustrated the restaurant owner was with his point-of-sale system. Lim and Fiala realized that existing POS options didn’t meet restaurant needs—and they could build one that would. Andy Lim founded Lavu in 2010, naming the company after his son’s pronunciation of “Lav yu, daddy.”
When Lavu launched, it offered restaurants a totally new POS solution: one you can hold in your hand. Our innovation quickly caught on, and in just a few years, we have expanded into 80+ countries on 6 continents. You can use a Lavu POS everywhere from Slovakia to Mauritius.
Since our founding, we have achieved several milestones:
In 2015, Lavu received a $15 million investment, the largest Series A venture investment in New Mexico state history. Aldrich Capital Partners bestowed the investment, with Aldrich partner Mirza Baig noting that “Lavu is a best-of-breed solution in the mobile POS space,” letting restaurants be completely focused on their unique needs.
In 2016, Lavu announced a partnership with PayPal that would provide establishments with industry-leading rates. Since then, restaurants have saved thousands of dollars in transactional costs.
Where do we go from here? The answer is simple: more growth, more innovation, and more empowerment of restaurateurs to grow and innovate in turn.