RALEIGH — Raleigh-based app CurEat has sold $400,000 in equity, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.


Stephen Mangano, chief executive officer and founder of CurEat App LLC, filed the Form D on Tuesday. The filing did not disclose what it intended to do with the money raised.

Mangano received his MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Before becoming the founder of CurEat, Mangano most recently served as the director of operations for TeamHealth, chief operating officer of North Carolina Elderly Psychiatric Services and partner at Greenfire Development.

Launched in 2017, CurEat is a free mobile app that seeks to cut through the clutter and misinformation of the restaurant experience and digitally enhance the restaurant finding experience.

Users of the app have the ability to create lists of restaurants they like as well as follow friends’ lists. In addition, CurEat users can follow “CurEaters,” which include prominent chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, creatives and artisan craft makers.

CurEat has been positively recognized in publications such as Men’s Health, The (Raleigh) News & Observer and Food & Wine.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism