Swipeby, a platform turning restaurants into virtual drive-thrus with curbside pickup, has launched a crowd investing campaign with Republic that has raised more than $150,000 from hundreds of investors in less than six days. The open-source round will be open through October.
“We’re thrilled that so many people—many of whom are our users and partners—support our mission of helping local restaurants offer a great curbside experience without onerous fees,” said Carl Turner, founder of Swipeby. “Our mission has always been to make off-premise accessible and fun for everyone, regardless of size or location or status, so it was an easy choice to open up this investment opportunity to everyone. We wouldn’t exist without them and we are grateful to have them on this journey with us.”
The campaign will help fund marketing, national expansion, and improvements to the app. Investors receive perks such as in-app credits, merchandise and a personal webinar from Turner. Investment amounts start at $100.
Republic operates a family of businesses, including an investment platform that provides retail investors around the world with compliant access to curated startups and blockchain projects.