WINSTON-SALEM – Neighbor, Inc., developer of an app for restuarants and customers to use in easing curbside pickup orders, is catching investors’ attention as the coronavirus triggers orders to food and beverage service providers to close but allowing takeout.
Doing business as Swipeby, which is the name of the app, the company has raised nearly $1 million from investors since February as the virus began to spread across the country.
“Look for the SWIPEBY sign & parking spot and they bring the food right to your car,” the startup says. The app is available for Apple iOS and Android.
Entrepreneur Carl Turner is CEO of the company, which launched in 2017.
Swipeby says its app enables “free curbside pickup at your favorite restaurant.” It lists dozens of restaurant parnters on the firm’s website.
Features according to the firm’s website include:
• No hidden fees. No marked up menu prices.
• GPS notification system lets restaurants know when the customer has arrived, no need to text or call.
• Easy mobile ordering.
The funding – all equity – has come in two closings, according to SEC filings.
The second, which was filed on Wednesday, reports a close of $256,000 from 11 investors with a required minimum investment of $5,000.
Swipeby says it hopes to raise $1 million.
In February, Swipeby raised $670,000 as part of an $880,000 offering from 11 investors.