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929 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Ferda Kertmelioglu
Ferda Kertmelioglu
Chairman & Founder

Ferda is an experienced entrepreneur & global investor who has been involved in the mobile, technology and travel industries for more than 20 years. Ferda has built mobile, social and travel communities online with over 50M active users in 15 countries and 3 continents. Ferda co-founder Curaite to help small and medium sized businesses gain access to the social media marketing and communication tools that until now only big brands could afford. Past & Present Roles: • Chairman at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • Chariman at Curaite Turkey (sister company), 2017-Present • Chairman at Pangea United (Marketing Consultancy), 2015-Present • Executive Director at LM Capital (Angel Investment), 2014-Present • Chairman of the Board at Mobilera (mobile marketing agency), 2001-Present • Founding President at Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Turkey, 2012-Present • Founding Member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA), 2010-Present • Vice President of YES for Europe (European Young Entrepreneurs Confederation), 2010-2012 • President of TUGIAD International (Turkish Young Businessmen & Entrepreneurs Association), 2010-2012

Arda Kertmelioglu
Arda Kertmelioglu
CEO & Founder

A mobile-digital marketing innovator with 20+ years of solid track record and global recognition. Awarded with permanent residency of the US in 2017 thanks to his global success and achievements in the fields of mobile & social media marketing, as an entrepreneur and a thought leader. Arda lives in Santa Monica, and is working to make CURAITE another global success, out of Silicon Beach, California. Past & Present Roles: • CEO at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • CEO at Curaite Turkey (sister company), 2017-Present • CEO, Founder at Pangea United (Marketing Consultancy), 2015-Present • Co-Founder & VP Marketing at Mobilera (mobile marketing agency), 2001-2014 • Board member at the Mobile Marketing Association, 2007-2012

Nusret Araz

Nusret Araz

Head of Technology & AI

Highly experienced senior data scientist & developer with expertise in AI & machine learning and 15+ years experience in the social media, telecoms and travel industries. Nusret has participated in eight international mobile, digital, telco and social projects, receiving multiple global awards. Past & Present Roles: • CIO at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • CIO at Curaite Turkey (sister company), June 2017-Present • CTO at Mobilera (mobile marketing agency), 2012-Present • Director or R&D at Mobilera, 2011-2012 • Senior Project Manager at Mobilera, 2007-2012 • Senior Software Developer at AdInteractive (digital marketing agency), 2007-2009 • Software Developer at EBI (online book selling), 2006-2007 • Software Developer at JETSETIMMO Real Estate, 2006-2007 • Technical Trainer at ExecuTrain (corporate training provider), 2005-2006

Cisem Kula

Cisem Kula

Head of Development

An experienced senior backend, iOS & Android developer and system architect with over 14 years’ experience. Cisem won the “Hackathon Seedhack IoT” challenge 2015 at the Google Campus. Past & Present Roles: • CTO at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • CTO at Curaite Turkey (sister company), June 2017-Present • Backend Developer at Mobilera (mobile marketing agency), 2016-Present • Mobile Application Developer at TripTalkin (Mobile App Startup), 2015-16 • System Architect at Nilaccra (mobile app development), 2012-15 • Development Team Lead at Nilaccra, 2012-15 • Senior Software Developer at Nilaccra, 2008-10 • Junior Developer at Nilaccra, 2004-08

Nedelina Momtchilova

Nedelina Momtchilova

Head of Product & Operations

Expert in community management, social media marketing, mobile and digital marketing. Nedelina has over 12 years’ experience in developing and managing mobile communities and is fluent in seven languages. Past & Present Roles: • COO at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • COO at Curaite Turkey (sister company), June 2017-Present • Managing Director at Mobilera (mobile marketing agency), 2008-Present

Haldun Oz

Haldun Oz

Head of Marketing

Haldun is an MBA graduate & Google certified creative marketing professional. Haldun has 9+ years’ experience working for a wide range of technology and mobile startups, including including three years as a Marketing Executive at Yemeksepeti - one of Turkey's most successful start-ups, that was acquired in 2015 by DeliveryHero. Past & Present Roles: • CMO at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • CMO at Curaite Turkey (sister company), Sept 2017-Present • Marketing Consultant at Pangea United (digital marketing agency), Sept 2017-Present • Growth Marketing Manager at Shippn (Tech Start-up), May 2017- Sep 2017 • Marketing & Communications Manager at Zomato, India (restaurant discover app), 2015-16 • Marketing Manager at Zomato, India 2014-15 • Marketing & Communications Executive at AirFastTickets (online travel agency), 2014-2015 • Marketing Executive at Yemeksepeti (online food ordering), 2011-2013 • Student Brand Manager at Red Bull, Istanbul (Drinks company), 2007-2010

Gareth Hollins

Gareth Hollins

Business Development Manager

An experienced management consultant and project manager, Gareth has worked with a number of tech startups, helping to define strategy and grow revenue. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Gareth has worked all around the world, including in the Finance Sector in London. Currently living in Istanbul, Gareth is helping CURAITE, Inc to launch in the U.S. Past & Present Roles: • Business Development Director at CURAITE, Inc, May 2018-Present (80%) • Business Development Director at Curaite Turkey (sister company), Nov 2017-Present • Founder at Atlas Consulting (start-up consultancy), Istanbul, 2017-Present • Custom Research Manager at Roubini Global Economics, London, 2015-2017 • Associate at Scarlatti Ltd (management consultancy), Auckland, 2010-12 & 2014-15 • Trade Diplomat at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2009- 2010

Richard Murbeck

Richard Murbeck

Advisory Board Member

Richard is a true business visionary, committed to pushing the boundaries of new communications technology and developing exciting networks of like-minded people across the globe. He is founder of Seavus Group, an ICT innovation house, which employs over 500 staff across Europe and the Americas. He also runs JoinedStrategy, an expert consultancy house delivering disruptive projects and consulting expertise in emerging markets.

Bojana Ognjanovic

Bojana Ognjanovic

Regional Manager, Europe

Bojana is a Business Development expert living in Malmo, Sweden. She has over 14 years experience and has held roles in sales, management, and strategic business development consulting. Bojana has worked in the Dominican Republic, Serbia, Denmark, Sweden and the U.S., which has given her excellent insight into business development and growth strategies for different markets and communities. Bojana will be leading CURAITE's growth strategy across Europe, an exciting market for us.


Oct 6, 2018

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

Maximum 142,666 shares of common stock $106,999.50

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

Minimum 13,333 shares of common stock $9,999.75

Curaite, Inc

Corporate Address
929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, California, 90401

Description of Business
Curaite, Inc is a social media engagement platform designed to help businesses and brands optimize and improve their social media marketing performance through the use of a proprietary machine-learning artificial intelligence engine.

Type of Security Offered
Common stock (the "Shares", or the "Securities")
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$0.75 per share

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 


$50012-month SOLO user subscription to CURAITE to optimize your social media engagement. Valued at $588, this is ideal for social influencers or individual users who want to boost their social media performance.

$1,00012-month PRO subscription to CURAITE for the business of your choice. Valued at $1188, this is ideal for small business owners, marketing professionals, agencies or brand managers who run commercial social media accounts and want to increase engagement with their audience.

$5,000+ Join our team! Opportunity to become a CURAITE network partner!  

Subject to meeting some basic criteria (background/character etc), this perk gives you the right to become a CURAITE re-seller/franchise holder in a market/territory near you for at least 12 months (to be extended based on performance). 

As a network partner, you will receive a qualified list of businesses in your local area who we believe could benefit from Curaite, along with support and resources to help you demonstrate our product and make sales. You will receive a share of the revenue from each subscription you sell. 

This perk is ideal for budding entrepreneurs looking to partner with CURAITE to develop a profitable new business, or for social media marketing professionals/agencies who want to enhance their offering to existing clients. 

Note: Some territories may be unavailable if the exclusivity perk (see below) has been claimed. Territories will be based on standard criteria such as geographical units (e.g. Zip Codes), population and/or business numbers (using official sources such as US Census where possible).

Please use the Q&A or contact us for further details. 

$10,000+ Join our team! Opportunity to become a CURAITE network partner with EXCLUSIVITY in your territory/market.

Subject to meeting some basic criteria (background/character etc), this perk gives you the right to become a CURAITE re-seller/franchise holder with the EXCLUSIVE right to make sales in a market/territory near you for at least 12 months (to be extended based on performance). 

This perk is available on a first-come-first-serve basis, i.e. once a specific territory has been claimed, it will no longer be available for other network partners.  

Note: Territories will be based on standard criteria such as geographical units (e.g. zip codes, counties etc), population and/or business numbers (using official sources, such as the US Census, where possible). We will provide updates on our campaign page whenever territories have been claimed. Please use the Q&A function, or contact us directly, for further details. 

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Curaite 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 Common Stock at $.75 / share, you will receive 10 bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $75.   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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As you might know, Curaite 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 Curaite 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.



Notice of Material Change in Offering

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

Curaite has extended their offering for 60 days.

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.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

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


As you might know, Curaite 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 Curaite 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.



Curaite now is accepting Bitcoin payments from investors

Great news! We now are accepting BTC (Bitcoin) payments at our equity crowdfunding campaign.

This opens up our campaign to new forms of investment and to prospect new investors.

Almost two more weeks left, so keep spreading the news. We are stronger together! 


CEO, Founder

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Young Customers Want Instagram Engagement

Great article on talking about the importance of Instagram engagement for reaching younger audiences, particularly for small businesses.

Some great practical tips for anyone looking to up their Social Media game, and some pretty fascinating stats; apparently millennials "spend a cumulative five days a year browsing food images on Instagram, and 30 percent of those surveyed said they would avoid a restaurant if it didn't have a decent Instagram presence." 

These are just the sort of trends we want to enable small businesses to make the most of with CURAITE. So thanks again to all of our early investors and keep spreading the word!


Chairman, Founder


We're bringing AI to the little guy!

Steve Olenski has written an interesting article for Forbes about How Artificial Intelligence Is Raising The Bar On The Science Of Marketing. Needless to say we agree with him! 

As Steve says, companies across industries are starting to understand how to incorporate AI and machine learning into their marketing efforts. Companies like Amazon and Netflix were early adopters, but CURAITE allows small and medium-sized businesses to access the benefits of AI that until now have only been available to big brands with deep pockets.

Invest now and help us bring the power of AI assisted marketing to all the hard-working small business owners out there!


Head of Technology & AI


We're off to a great start!

According to the equity crowdfunding data, analytics, and insights platform Crowditz, the CURAITE campaign is going great so far!

Thanks again to all the early investors. We’re really excited about disrupting the world of social marketing with your help!


CEO, Founder


Our first milestone is achieved as we reach $10K in investment in just five days!

We're excited to announce that we've officially surpassed the $10,000 mark in shares sold!

We've only just begun and this critical milestone means that our funding round will be successfully closed regardless of the final total shares sold. 

We want to thank all our investors, friends, and associates who believed in our project and made their investment so early. Your confidence and early investment gives our public offering the momentum to seek more investors and make the most of the entire offering period.

Over the next few days and weeks we will be reaching out to larger and larger audiences to introduce them to our investment opportunity, so keep coming back to see how our campaign grows. And by all means, spread the word.



CEO, Founder




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