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Making Everyday Giving Effortless

Regulation Crowdfunding
Beverly Hills, CA
Consumer Internet
US Investors Only
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Turning Retail Spending into Philanthropic Giving

Invest in DLYTED

DLYTED was founded to make giving an easy, effortless, everyday experience. DLYTED offers electronic gift cards from over 500 retailers, creating a seamless way to raise money for a meaningful cause just by shopping. 

With every purchase made, users accumulate donations that they can disperse to their favorite nonprofit. Even better? Each cause immediately earns up to 30% the moment consumers purchase their gift cards.  With DLYTED everybody wins. Brands benefit by a closer connection with their users, gaining from the “halo effect” of simplified giving. Causes win by gaining more donors and more money. Users win by being able to give at no additional cost.


Our Mantra:

As Uber transforms Transportation

And AirBnB transforms Hospitality

So DLYTED transforms Giving.


Gift cards are a multi hundred billion dollar industry and growing. DLYTED identified the trend that people, especially millennials, are increasingly using digital gift cards for regular spending. The DLYTED platform is super easy to use and is accessible by any web enabled device.

$3.26/Class A Unit│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $10 million dollars.


DLYTE, LLC will donate 3% of Net Proceeds from this offering to Feeding Children (at 10 cents per meal that’s a Major Benefit).

*All perks occur after the offering is completed

We are not in the gift card business, we are in the philanthropy business. We are transforming giving. We use gift cards as one of our modalities because they are recognizable and ubiquitous.

DLYTED is Built as an Engine of Philanthropy

With DLYTED, consumers can shop at over 50,000 locations including national brands, local retailers, and digital partners.

Up to 30% in DLYTED Points are earned with every purchase, making giving the default next step, which creates a streamlined fundraising experience.

We're a Two-Sided Platform

For Shopping

The DLYTED platform simplifies both the giving and the shopping process for users. With electronic gift cards available from over 500 major retailers, every type of shopping is simple, easy and beneficial!

For Giving

With each digital card purchased, DLYTED users accrue points that can be donated to their favorite causes. The cause earns up to 30% when supporters buy the Brand’s digital cards via DLYTED. Points are earned immediately at the time of purchase---not when the card is used.

With DLYTED everybody wins. Consumers are able to give every time they shop, without spending a penny more than the amount of their digital gift card. Causes enjoy up to 30% of the value  of the digital gift cards, creating a new source of revenue. Brands benefit by a closer connection with their users and gain from the “halo effect” enabled by simple giving.

Gift cards are a multi hundred billion dollar industry and growing. DLYTED identified the trend that people, especially millennials, are increasingly using digital gift cards for personal use. Although today people primarily use gift cards for special events, DLYTED sees the ubiquity of the smartphone and people need for instant gratification.  DLYTED is in the position to incentivize people to use gift cards for their daily purchases to ensure their favorite organizations receive ongoing support--at no extra cost to them! 

The DLYTED platform is super easy to use, and can be viewed on either a desktop or smartphone on the DLYTED mobile app! Shop and give at home, or on the go with DLYTED! 

Our goal and mission is simple and effective: to facilitate the giving of 1 billion dollars without costing anyone a penny. Giving is effortless when Users integrate their everyday shopping with the DLYTED platform. 

Other DLYTED Solutions for Nonprofits

With electronic roundup and doubleback, DLYTED provides new innovative versions of monthly sustainer programs. These methodologies are vital to the health of causes.  

DLYTED is continually exploring and improving on its mission: to make every day giving effortless. Whether using digital gift cards for shopping or Electronic RoundUp, DLYTED delivers. It's no wonder that globally recognized nonprofits such as Goodwill, Special Olympics, and YMCA are integrating DLYTED into their programming.

Every nonprofit has two fundamental needs: more money and more donors. DLYTED supports both by creating a marketplace that enables recurring income for nonprofits at little or no cost to the supporters. Another problem solved? An easier, personalized process of giving.

Further, DLYTED is leading the electronic giving space with its latest innovative offerings: Electronic RoundUp (Changebowl).  Ever gone to a supermarket and been asked to round up your purchase to the nearest dollar to support a cause? That’s "RoundUp." DLYTED automates this process with the Changebowl App to ensure the rounding up of all your purchases to preferred causes.  There are times, of course, when that nonprofit's mission resonates with you, but other times when it doesn't. Giving shouldn't be an impromptu one-off experience. It can now  be curated, just like in the way you shop. With the touch of a button.

DLYTED DoubleBack is a major breakthrough in Local Merchant, Non Profit, and Customer interaction. DLYTED DoubleBack enables users to both get Cash Back AND Give to their Cause just by swiping their credit card. This is now frictionless, effortless, set it/forget it and brings ongoing revenue to a Cause.

These two programs are both in beta phase. Each is proving viable. Both Changebowl and Dlyted DoubleBack can bring significant bottom line benefits to DLYTE, LLC when these programs reach their potential.

The DLYTED Benefits for Users

  • DLYTED is fully responsive, delivering benefits on any device
  • Offers digital gift cards from more than 500 retailers in over 50,000 locations
  • Provides the solution for consumers interested in "doing good" but unaware that this can be done at no cost
  • Provides the solution for consumers who feel they don't have the financial ability to regularly donate to nonprofit organizations
  • Provides regular income to nonprofits which enable them to better plan and fulfill their mission
  • Partnered with organizations both large and small including Autism Society, Goodwill, Special Olympics, YMCA
  • Over $1,000,000 in sales over the past 12 months

We're Working With Some of the Best Names

A Few of Our Corporate Partners

A Few of Our Non-Profit Partners

The Gift Card Market is Growing

The Global Gift Card Market is Set to Double by 2024

In a recent research study by Persistence Market Research, it was found that the global gift card market is likely to grow to $698 billion by 2024.

Recently, the use of gift cards has significantly increased. In the retail segment, millennials are increasingly buying gift cards for ease of use, and businesses are utilizing cards to strengthen brand loyalty and enhance customer satisfaction.  

Given the ubiquity, desirability, and trust that gift cards have in the marketplace, it makes solid economic and emotional sense to bring philanthropic opportunities to this powerful category. 

E-Gifting specifically is a rising category of gift card spending. By 2018, it's estimated to grow to $18B. With DYLTED, people can send gifts to both their friends and family AND their beloved non-profits all at the same time--without paying a cent over the cost of their purchased gift cards! That's not only smart, it's good. 

Source: Ninth Annual CEB Tower Group Report 2015

Source: CEB Global

Ninth Annual CEB Tower GroupReport, 2015

Your Investment Matters

Our goal at DLYTED is to facilitate the giving of $1 billion over the next five years. DLYTED is an umbrella of philanthropy with unlimited potential. People, especially fast paced and smart millennials, are always making purchases online. So why not give money to something you care about at no extra cost? Now is the time to transform the fundraising process to make a hugely beneficial impact in the world.

So far, we have worked with powerful executives and investors connected with Google and Fortune 500 companies. In order to move to the next level we welcome your support. Our top three goals are to...

  • Continue to attract top talent
  • Reach a magic number of 10,000 monthly users
  • Integrate 3 easy-to-use fundraising modalities 

You are cordially invited to join this movement to transform the giving process. Together, we can make an impact. 

"We touch the two deepest emotions in the human being—I am smart and I am good."

Perseverance and everyday incremental advances are hallmarks of Barry Shore. Since this video was made, Barry swam more than 6,228 miles…. which is swimming from Venice Beach to South Korea.

"I’m Barry with DLYTED, a business that is personally important to me. You’ll notice also that I’m direct, plain-spoken and clear-headed about numbers. That’s because I grew up in the diamond wholesale business. In THAT business, if you’re not direct, plain-spoken and clear-headed about numbers, you’re out in a second. In those days, I was a hard charging executive and negotiated tough trade deals to maximize profit for myself and my investors. We played it fair (and tough).  I did well.  So well, in fact, that I invested in technology even when it was expensive to do so and there weren’t many follow-on investors.

The morning of September 17, 2004, started like many other days for me. At 55, I had just returned from a trip overseas with my 17-year-old son. Despite waking up physically strong, by the end of the day, I would be a quadriplegic, unable to move anything except my head—left to right. I was standing up in the morning, and in the evening, I was in the hospital paralyzed from my neck down. I was later diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. I remained in various hospitals for 4 and a half months and had a hospital bed in my own home for 2 years.

I couldn’t turn over by myself and used a wheelchair for 4 years. I had braces on both legs—from my hips down to my ankles—for more than a year. It’s safe to say that I came out of the other-side completely changed (how could you not), with a different perspective on what we might do with our time left on Earth.  I was changed in this way. I realized the importance of giving instead of taking and shifted my vision to give back. To accomplish this, I’ve started DLYTED, a fundraising platform that enables causes to raise money by harnessing the retail spending power of their supporters using electronic gift cards. 

We give people the ability raise money for their most important causes. It’s easy because they do it by spending at their already-favorite retailers. One thing to keep in mind? We are not in the gift card business, we are in the philanthropy business, and are transforming the giving experience. With your investment, you can help put the fun back in fundraising."

Barry Shore


In the Press

Millennials Are Influencing The Future Of Philanthropy
February 25, 2017

Despite the plethora of negative myths and stigmas surrounding the millennial generation, they are a group of consumers set on making a difference in the world around them. “Add good” has been their mantra as they utilize newfound ways to give back. Rather than making random or one-off donations, they are a generation characterized by integrating the causes they care about into their daily routines and purchase behaviors.

How Paralysis Led This Entrepreneur To His Next Venture
April 18, 2017

The morning of September 17, 2004 started like many other days for businessman and entrepreneur Barry Shore. At 55, Barry had just returned from a trip overseas with his 17-year old son. Barry is the Founder and CEO of and is a successful serial entrepreneur across a variety of industries. Despite waking up physically strong, by the end of the day, Barry would be a quadriplegic, unable to move anything except his head—left to right.

DLYTE, New Online Gift Card Portal Geared Towards Empowering Consumers and Non-Profit Organizations, Announces Launch
September 9, 2014

DLYTE has set out to change the nature of the retail gift card industry by offering multiple reward options. Through DLYTE's mantra of SHOP-GIVE-WIN, consumers can make a difference and be rewarded by making everyday purchases. The brainchild of CEO Barry Shore, a successful entrepreneur whose 30 years in the internet and gift card business has netted several lucrative ventures, DLYTE gives the consumer the choice of how they want to utilize the incentives and rewards - for philanthropic means or continued savings.

Helping Kids Make Memories at Summer Camp
May 17, 2017

Some of your best memories growing up probably happened at summer camp. It's a fun time in a child's life, but some families can't afford the expenses of the experience. Diane Zeigafufe works in the Pocono Family YMCA's Child Care Program. She's heartbroken some of these kids may not go to summer-camp because their families can't afford it. "Everyone should have a chance to go to camp if they want to," Diane Zeigafufe, Child Care Aide, says. The Y's Executive Director, Jodi Perry-Petrozak, says you can help by simply downloading a gift card app called 'Dlyte'.

Understanding The New Rules Of Philanthropy In A Millennial Age
February 27, 2018

Insightful millennials cite powerful platforms that resonate with being a conscious consumer and recommend DLYTED and Changebowl

Offering Summary

Maximum 32,822*  Class A Units ($106,999.72)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus units. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 3,067 Class A Units ($9,998.42)

 Company Name

Corporate Address
9301Wilshire Bl suite 613 Beverly Hills CA 90210

Description of Business
DLYTE enables the GIVING of large scale donations while making everyday giving effortless

Type of Security Offered
Purchase Price of Security Offered

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 


DLYTE, LLC will donate 3% of Net Proceeds from this offering to Feeding Children (at 10 cents per meal that’s a Major Benefit).

*All perks occur after the offering is completed

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

DLYTE, LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 Class A Units at $3.26 / unit, you will receive 10 Class A bonus units, meaning you'll own 110 units for $326.   Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000 Total : Vendor payments for Legal and Accounting Services.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$313,523.00 USD
$141,004.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$239,051.00 USD
$24,472.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$137,999.00 USD
$175,737.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$1,524,277.00 USD
$1,179,675.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,491,285.00 USD
$205,184.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$1,285,977.00 USD
$193,717.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$134,345.00 USD
-$224,629.00 USD


A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 years ago

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As you might know, Dlyted has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Dlyted be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.


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Amending our Securities Offering

about 2 years ago

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Dlyted offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of that change:

DLYTE, LLC is extending their campaign and updating their financials.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

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