The LGBTQutie offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

LGBTQutie

LGBTQ Social App

Regulation Crowdfunding
Roslyn Heights, NY
Consumer Internet
US Investors Only
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The Dating and Social Networking App That Connects The Entire LGBTQ Community 

We created LGBTQutie after being frustrated with the limited options for LGBTQ people looking for relationships, friendships and meaningful connections.


With people on the go and limited accessibility for people in our community to meet, we recognized a problem. Bars aren't always the best option, and most apps focus solely on lesbian women or gay men. While existing apps have answered the hookup-oriented market, they've failed to provide a space for relationship-oriented users. Hookups these days are easy to come by. That's why we set out to provide something more. We formed a comprehensive and inclusive platform, tailored specifically for the LGBTQ community.


Our app is inclusive of the full spectrum of LGBTQ sexual orientations and gender identities. LGBTQutie is more than just another dating app. We are community-focused and  provide users with content that is relevant to them including LGBTQ specific news, blogs and events. 

LGBTQutie is committed to continued growth of our loyal and close - knit community.  We already have investors and strong strategic partners on board, including the iconic Atari.  Atari joined forces with us because they believe that LGBTQutie can be the platform of a comprehensive social experience for the LGBTQ community, combining online dating, gaming and all aspects of a thorough social networking platform.  

"We are not exiting (the LGBT space), on the other hand, we are doubling down, if not tripling"

Fred Chesnais CEO of Atari

Why Invest?

Your investment goes beyond a business transaction. This is your chance to support something meaningful.  Invest in the future of connectivity, allowing people to be a part of a diverse and inclusive community like never before.  LGBTQutie fills a large gap in the market and an unmet need.  LGBTQ consumers are extremely loyal.  59% of gay and lesbian consumers say they would be likely to use a specialized platform created to better serve members of the gay and lesbian community (Witeck - Combs Communications 2014).  Further, nearly half of Americans and 64% of those who identify as LGBT allies say they are more likely to spend money with brands that are LGBT inclusive, according to a new survey from Ogilvy (Fortune.com, 2017). 

The Offer

Investment
$1.22/share│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $2.6M.


Perks*


$1,000 - $2,499.99  Investment: 

- You will receive 6 months of Free upgraded Rainbow Membership on the LGBTQutie app.


$2,500 - $4,999.99 Investment: 

- You will receive 6 months of Free upgraded Rainbow Membership on the LGBTQutie app.

- You will receive our special limited edition LGBTQutie frisbee.


$5,000 or more investment: 

- You will receive 6 months of Free upgraded Rainbow Membership on the LGBTQutie app. 

- You will receive our special limited edition LGBTQutie frisbee.

- You will receive a special limited edition Atari Rainbow Fuji hat.


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


LGBTQutie: Real People. Real Relationships.

The App For The Entire LGBTQ Community

LGBTQutie is a hybrid of the swiping system and the profile system. We allow people to engage more easily by having extended profiles and questionnaires which allows users to actually get to know who they're talking to. We also allow for the ability to be specific so that users can identify themselves in more ways than just by posting a photo. 


What makes us different? 


We're inclusive of all LGBTQ sexual orientations and gender identities. Our app includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, pansexual, non-binary, asexual and intersex individuals. We're serving the community as a whole and allowing pockets of an under-served population to engage with one another in a progressive, safe space.


For example, we have the functionality to allow users to send 10-second video clips to one another. This is a very unique component of our app which provides video verification's for users to promote safety and prevent Catfishing - a problem with other apps of this kind.


We promote meaningful connections. We also provide users the platform to connect in other meaningful ways - outside of relationships. You can create events, read blog posts, catch up on LGBTQ news and connect with like - minded people.


Progressive and Inclusive

Our app is tailored toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, pansexual, asexual, intersex, and non-binary individuals.

Find what you are looking for

In order to help users find better matches, we developed the customized "Relationship Readiness Quiz" and "LGBTQuestionnaire".

Friends

LGBTQutie is also a social networking App.  So make some friends, go to events, and read up on the latest!

Events

LGBTQutie features an events page, which allows members to create and discover new events and local happenings. Users can explore and meet new people!

Specialized content

LGBTQutie features a blog that discusses relevant topics within our community. Qutie News helps people stay up to date with what's going on in the world. Users can join the discussion by liking and commenting on both the Qutie Blog and Qutie News.

Innovative Features

In addition to traditional messaging, LGBTQutie offers video teasers as well.  Video teasers are 10 second clips that you can send personally to another user.

We're Filling In The Gaps In The LGBTQ Dating And Social Experience

  • Inclusivity: LGBTQ people are looking to connect in a safe and inclusive online community, and we're providing that space. 
  • Relationships v Hookups: Many current gay and lesbian apps promote just hookups, we provide a space to meet others looking for meaningful connections. 
  • A Lack Of Representation: In social apps universally, LGBTQ communities are underrepresented and left out.

We Tick All The Boxes

Unlike our competitors Skout, JACK'd, Surge, HER, Grindr, and Manhunt, we provide the following:

  • Relationship Focused
  • Targeted toward the entire LGBTQ community
  • A true community based platform
  • Extra options for user verification via video messaging

What Our Users Are Saying

"That's fantastic!! Honestly an unmet need. I feel like most of the girls on Tinder are actually couples, not really LGBTQ friendly."

- Heather

"LGBTQutie ensures that its features and content are not only just for cisgender males and females. The kind of inclusivity that LGBTQutie offers is available to everyone in the LGBTQ community, across various gender identities, races, and gender spectrums."

- Katy Ray from Tagg Magazine

"I thought it is great that there is an app that allows so much specification and really pushes the relationship/friendship and bonding level, not the sexual or 'quick hit' type of app."

- Roman

Our Success So Far 

While LGBTQutie started off as a website, we quickly transitioned to a mobile-first platform, when we realized that that's the option our users most craved. While we started out with success on our own, our partnership with Atari has put us over the edge and given us the ability to scale. As part of our partnership with Atari, we acquired PrideFest (now re-branded as QutieLife) an interactive game celebrating LGBTQ culture and pride. This will eventually be utilized as an onboarding platform for the LGBTQutie app.


Previous Successful Influencer Campaign Examples

Key Metrics

  • Total App users: 60,000
  • 80% retention rate
  • 90% monthly active user rate
  • With Marketing: 4,000 new users per month
  • Average Customer acquisition cost $1.25
  • 70,000 Social Media Followers
  • Company featured in 35 editorials including: Huffington post, Inc. Magazine, GO! Magazine, Instinct, Pink News, Engadget, AlleyWatch

Our Revenue Model

  • Upgraded Premium Subscription
  • Advertising: (Sponsored Blogs, Static/Video Ads, Affiliates, Email blasts)
  • Sponsored Pop – Up Events
  • In - App Token Purchases

Our Target Demographic

  • We especially target LGBTQ millenials between the ages of 18-35.
  • LGBTQ people comprise 10-20% of the overall population. (Williams Institute: Gates, 2011)
  • The LGBTQ market has over $900 billion dollars in buying power (Witeck-Combs, 2014)

Meet Our Team

Our team is LGBTQ owned and operated. Rachel is a Licensed Psychotherapist. Her strengths are in building connections and creative branding. Jordan has an extensive background in Wellness, Nutrition, and Martial Arts. His strengths are in management and keeping the team on task. Rachel and Jordan have been best friends for nearly 20 years giving the team a strong foundation.


Being a part of the online dating/social networking scene, as well as LGBTQ activists themselves, they saw first hand, the gap in the market. As a result, they sought out to create a more personalized experience for people in the community, one that speaks to them.

What's Next For LGBTQutie

We've already gained significant traction and credibility thus far and also have the support and backing from Atari. We are ready to expand and we need your help to take LGBTQutie to the next level. We plan to do the following with the funds raised from this Startengine Campaign:


  • Enhance paid premium membership features.
  • Increase proven marketing methods, including influencer marketing campaigns.
  • Expand internationally.
  • Enhance development features on the app to create a better user experience.
  • Allow more tools for customization and personalized profiles on the app.

Our app has already shown tremendous growth both organically and with marketing.  As we continue to scale up, funding from this campaign will help us to meet our high demand.


Join us, as we grow this progressive, inclusive and ground-breaking social platform for the LGBTQ community!

In the Press

Atari hands off Pridefest
August 16, 2017

Largely abandoned mobile game given to maker of LGBTQutie dating app alongside cash investment

Atari & LGBT Media Pair Up to Make More Inclusive Games
August 16, 2017

When it comes to the entertainment world, the video game portion reigns supreme and gets bigger each and every year with what they are able to develop.

Atari partners with LGBT Media to make more inclusive games
August 1, 2017

They want to cater to the community better than they would on their own.

Atari Announces Partnership With LGBT Media Inc., the Company Behind the Popular LGBT Social App, LGBTQutie
August 8, 2017

Two Well-Known Trailblazers Join Forces to Revolutionize LGBT Gaming and Will Soon Release a Brand-New Title

Atari wants to set a ‘new standard’ in LGBT gaming
August 15, 2017

Atari has teamed up with the LGBT Media organization to form a new inclusion strategy for its games.

Entrepreneurship Is A Journey, As Is Measuring Startup Success
May 20, 2016

How do you measure success? Ask a group of entrepreneurs, and you're guaranteed to get a different answer from each one.

Atari has teamed up with LGBT Media to create more inclusive games
August 19, 2017

LGBT Media will be taking over Atari's 'Pridefest' app.

LGBTQutie: More Than Just a Hookup
March 17, 2016

LGBTQutie is much more than an online dating app: it’s a place where anyone on the LGBTQ spectrum can go to converse about politics, lifestyle, and make meaningful connections.

Atari Teams Up With LGBT Media Inc., Will Relaunch Pridefest
August 17, 2017

Atari announces a partnership with LGBT Media Inc. as the two companies will work together to create inclusive games.

Atari Partners With LGBT Media To Increase Audience Of PrideFest
April 17, 2018

Atari has announced its new partnership with LGBT media inc. the company which has a created the LGBTQutie a social app for the LGBT community all over the world.

Offering Summary

Maximum 87,704* shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock ($106,998.88)

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

Minimum 8,196 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock ($9,999.12)


Company
LGBT Media, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
P.O. Box 115, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
 

Description of Business
Social Media Application for LGBT Community
 

Type of Security Offered
Class B Non-Voting Common Stock  (the "Shares", or the "Securities")
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.22
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$100.04











Perks:*

$1,000 - $2,499.99  investment: 

  • You will receive 6 months of Free upgraded Rainbow Membership on the LGBTQutie app.

$2,500 - $4,999.99: 

  • You will receive 6 months of Free upgraded Rainbow Membership on the LGBTQutie app.
  • You will receive our special limited edition LGBTQutie frisbee.

$5,000 or more investment: 

  • You will receive 6 months of Free upgraded Rainbow Membership on the LGBTQutie app. 
  • You will receive our special limited edition LGBTQutie frisbee.
  • You will receive a special limited edition Atari Rainbow Fuji hat.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

LGBT Media, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares 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 shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock at $1.22 / share, you will receive 10 Class B Non-Voting Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $122.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

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: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$783,176.02 USD
$174,056.10 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$15,575.98 USD
$23,248.14 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$14,122.73 USD
$11,479.29 USD
Long Term Debt
$170,500.00 USD
$170,500.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$16,985.63 USD
$8,977.23 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$39,063.21 USD
$86,259.28 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$22,077.58 USD
-$77,282.05 USD

Risks

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.


Updates

LGBTQutie is now Qutie!

6 months ago

Hi Everyone!

We are excited to announce an update about the continued growth and progress of LGBTQutie which now Qutie! We have made a lot of significant changes to the app in the past few months to enhance the user experience and for continued innovation.  Qutie has a new look and feel with a sleek new rebrand!  Download Qutie for iOS and Android to see these new changes!  We have also increased areas of availability for the app with international expansion. 

In efforts to  continue to scale and have successful growth, Atari has made an additional investment in our company. More information about this investment can be found from this press release: Qutie dating and social networking app receives additional investment from atari to further growth.  Additionaly, Qutie will be participating in World Pride promoting our brand and selling apparel!

Only 6 hours left! 🏳️‍🌈⌛️

about 1 year ago

There’s only 6 hours left to participate in the LGBTQutie crowdfunding campaign. This is a good opportunity to own shares in a fast growing social app with over 60,000 users. LGBTQutie has the backing of Atari. Partnering with a company such as Atari is a tremendous asset and provides resources that most startups do not have access to. Your support is an additional way to help our company grow and meet our goals. Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere! For those who have already invested, we truly appreciate your participation. For those who haven’t completed their investment or are thinking about it... now is the time! 🏳️‍🌈⌛️

Only hours left to invest!

about 1 year ago

There are only a few hours left to invest in the LGBTQutie Social App through this campaign. As the need for social apps continues to rise, we hope you will get in on this opportunity. LGBTQutie is the future of connectivity and we have the backing of the iconic Atari.  Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere!

Today is the Last Day!

about 1 year ago

Today is the last day to invest in the LGBTQutie equity-based crowdfund!  Don't miss out on the opportunity to own shares in the LGBTQutie Social App. We are a fast growing startup with backing from the iconic Atari. 

We are proud to have surpassed our minimum goal and have raised over $15 K from this campaign. We want to continue the momentum and end on a high note. All of you who have not yet completed your investments, this is the last day to do so. Join us toward our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere.

Only two days left! 🏳️‍🌈

about 1 year ago

To all of our followers, 

There are only two days left to invest in LGBTQutie- The Social App that connects the entire LGBTQ community. 

While there are many apps out there, none are quite like us. We connect the entire community and facilitate relationships, friendships and meaningful connections. The app is also unique in that it provides users with LGBTQ specific news, blogs and events. 

This is your last chance for anyone to invest in this campaign, and support an LGBTQ owned and operated company. Your investment and support makes a difference as we continue to grow!

Atari is committed to our success and owns shares in our company. They see our vision and we hope you will take this opportunity to invest in the next big thing! Own the future of connectivity. Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere. If you are on the fence, now is the time to act before it’s too late. We appreciate everyone who stands behind LGBTQutie. 

Only days left to invest!

about 1 year ago

There’s less than one week left to own shares in the LGBTQutie Social App! Invest in the fast growing startup with backing from the iconic Atari. Own the future of connectivity. Join us toward our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere.

Time is running out⏳

about 1 year ago

There are only a few days left to own a part of LGBTQutie! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to invest in the fast growing social app backed by Atari. Join us toward our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere.

LGBTQutie Campaign Closing Soon!

over 1 year ago

We are proud to have opened up this opportunity to the general public to invest in LGBTQutie.  We feel it's important to garner support for companies that bring people together in meaningful ways.  LGBTQutie does just that. The app allows people in the LGBTQ community the ability to develop relationships, friendships and meaningful connections, as well as check out LGBTQ specific news, blogs and events!   

There is about 1 week left before the campaign closes for good.  This is your last chance through this campaign, to get involved with a unique startup that has the strong backing of the iconic Atari. We are inviting you to take the next step and own shares in the future of connectivity for the LGBTQ community.  

Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere!


A deeper dive into our Atari partnership

over 1 year ago

Many people are curious to know more about our partnership with and investment from the iconic Atari. While we started out with success on our own, our partnership with Atari has put us over the edge and given us the ability to scale. As part of our partnership with Atari, we acquired PrideFest (now re-branded as QutieLife) an interactive game celebrating LGBTQ culture and pride. This will eventually be utilized as an on-boarding platform for the LGBTQutie app. 

Atari joined forces with us because they believe that LGBTQutie can be the platform of a comprehensive social experience for the LGBTQ community, combining online dating, gaming and all aspects of a thorough social networking platform. Atari has helped take LGBTQutie to the next level by providing us with funding, assets, business connections, resources and marketing. We are continually working with Atari on new ways to bring in additional revenue streams for our company. We are confident that with their continued support and yours, we could make LGBTQutie the go-to app for the LGBTQ community worldwide.  

Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere! Invest in the future of connectivity.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, LGBTQutie 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 LGBTQutie 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.

-StartEngine

LGBTQutie Reflects 🏳️‍🌈

over 1 year ago

As we wrap up Pride Month, we reflect on the importance of having a sense of community and a sense of belonging. Pride is about being yourself without shame. 

LGBTQutie is an important space for the LGBTQ community to connect with one another through times of celebration and times of challenge. LGBTQutie allows people to communicate and formulate meaningful relationships and friendships. Pride is a time to celebrate what brings us together and what makes us different! 

LGBTQutie is a targeted platform with LGBTQ content allowing people to meet one another, create their own events and read up on relevant news and blogs.  People are downloading our app everyday and building connections.  We have seen a surge in downloads during Pride month. As we continue to grow and have the backing of Atari, we are building a strong network with a loyal audience.

Invest in the future of connectivity.  Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere!

LGBTQutie Celebrates Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

over 1 year ago

Today, we at LGBTQutie celebrate Pride in New York City, our home state.  This is meaningful because on this day, we commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a time when tensions were high between New York City police and LGBTQ residents.  The police had raided the Stonewall Inn gay nightclub and the brave LGBTQ patrons fought back. These Riots were considered to be a catalyst for the gay liberation movement, which consisted of countering shame and holding annual political marches.

We have made a lot of progress, and we must not forget all of the people who made sacrifices to help us get to where we are today.  We know there is more to be done, however, we have come far as a community.  We are optimistic that progress will continue. 

Today we celebrate love and human connections.  This is what we are all about at LGBTQutie, and we believe everyone deserves to love openly.  The LGBTQutie app is an online hub that allows people to meet from across the spectrum of LGBTQ sexual orientations and gender identities.  Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere.  Invest in the future of connectivity. 

We Surpassed our First Big Milestone!

over 1 year ago

We are so excited to have surpassed our first big milestone of $10,000! We really appreciate having the backing and support of all of our investors. This is an especially meaningful time for the LGBTQ community as it is Pride Month.  Although we have come so far as a community, we still have more to go and LGBTQutie is helping to fulfill that mission. LGBTQutie is a space that brings people together through friendships, relationships and meaningful connections.  Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere.  Invest today and own the future of connectivity!

 

We're approaching our first milestone!

over 1 year ago

We are thrilled with the successful launch of the LGBTQutie crowdfund with support from our partners at Atari! 

In just two weeks, we have had massive exposure with press directly from Atari about the campaign and are already close to reaching our first big milestone of $10 K. 

Join us on our mission of connecting LGBTQ people everywhere.  Invest today and own the future of connectivity!

LGBTQutie will be live pitching for Demo Day!

over 1 year ago

Hi LGBTQutie Community! 


Tune in today at 11:16 AM to watch our pitch live during StartEngine's virtual demo day. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2xszTMl 

The first-ever StartEngine Demo Day is right around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited. This virtual event will bring our investor and entrepreneur communities even closer together.  Hope you'll join us!


- Jordan and Rachel

Co-Founders of LGBTQutie

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