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Connecting conscious consumers with local restaurants to end hunger.

Localvore is a multi-featured, scalable platform that builds community, supports local restaurants, and enables free meals for people who are experiencing food insecurity.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$59,615.38 Raised


Be part of the solution to ending hunger for more than 40 million people in America.

Actively support local restaurants, businesses, food producers, and farmers.

Join other investors who believe in the power of conscious consumerism, and help build community-scale commerce without the fees, friction, or frustration of big tech.


A platform for local

Localvore’s technology platform was created to connect people with restaurants that support local food producers. The channel offers a simple way for conscious consumers to search local businesses, access offers, and engage with others on the social feed. During the pandemic, we added functionality that allows people experiencing hunger to order food directly from restaurants participating in the Everyone Eats program, helping to keep struggling restaurants afloat and making sure no one in our community went hungry. It’s a win-win-win model that is proven in Vermont and ready to scale nationally.

the problem

Big Tech Doesn’t Work for Small Business

Big companies like Yelp, Facebook, and Doordash miss the mark for small businesses and conscious consumerism. These companies are making a profit on the backs of small restaurant owners, charging fees that cut into already slim margins. What’s more, it’s hard to find restaurants that appeal to the conscious consumer—the one buying from local producers and farmers in their community. Localvore is free to businesses and to anyone who uses the channel for search and discovery. No third-party fees. No big chains. No convoluted algorithms.

The Market

We are addressing the unmet needs of the Conscious Consumer 

When DoorDash went public, the market was valued at $50 billion. According to our research, we estimate that there are about 30 million conscious consumers* that match the demographic of our current Localvore customers. Capturing 10% of these consumers at a $9.95/month subscription price would yield over $300 million in annual recurring revenue. 

*Source: BBMG Conscious Consumer ReportBiz Journal

What sets us apart from other consumer tech apps is that we are free for businesses to use. Third-party tech companies have put all their energy into revenue generation from the restaurant and retail side. As they scale up through Venture Capital funding and extreme growth, they end up having to charge restaurants large fees that cause a significant loss on margins for the business (source). As a result, consumers are also impacted as it makes it harder for them to buy locally, either due to a lack of available inventory on other apps (due to financial costs imposed on small businesses) or by being met with high costs or fees themselves in order to support these organizations. It’s just not sustainable no matter which side of the marketplace you’re on. 

the solution

Localvore is more than just a tech company, it's a movement

We are building a movement that urges everyone to consider their interactions and the effects on the local economy every day with their purchases and support to further reinforce the idea that keeping our dollars local can have a direct impact on our communities on a large scale.

When money is invested locally, it is recirculated and strengthens the community and the ability for consumers to help their neighbors.

Restaurants are built on social experiences and deserve a free social platform that connects them with the local community. Consumers deserve a platform that is free to view and interact with offers, local services and directories, and offers that refresh daily, weekly, or monthly so they don’t have to worry about expiration dates or keeping track of coupons. And everyone deserves a warm meal when they’re hungry.


"Localvore is a very unique platform; it connects businesses and consumers with common interests. Our past partnerships prove Localvore has the ability to draw intense focus on the local food scene through their presence in social media and technology.


- Owner and Chef Chiuho Sampson had this to say about Localvore and their campaign in support of Vermont Works for Women

*This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.

Our company currently generates revenue in two ways. One, as a service provider for the Vermont Everyone Eats program, and two, through a consumer subscription service where members are charged a fee of $9.95/month or $60/year. Our subscription service allows us to fight food insecurity and support local restaurants while growing our business. 

In 2019, pre-pandemic, we activated 1,410 subscriptions. During the pandemic we iterated and added a revenue stream as the digital voucher system for the Vermont Everyone Eats program, facilitating over 500,000 meals since late 2020 and processed approximately $5 million to our restaurant partners.

KPI’s since January 1st, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont: (Data from Stripe)

  • Average Customer Acquisition Cost = $20 
  • Average Spend Per Customer =  $56
  • Average Churn Rate = 8.55% 
  • Lifetime Value = $75 

Why invest

Do good by your neighbor and humankind

Our vision is to solve hunger by creating innovative solutions for local restaurants.

At Localvore, we feel that the world needs a more purposeful technology platform. Our framework is rooted in strengthening local food systems by supporting local restaurants to help end hunger. Our vision is to build a business powered by conscious consumers that are inspired by the mission of ending hunger through purchasing their subscription.

Since 2015 Localvore originally launched has generated over 22,000 customers and has partnered with hundreds of restaurants, local businesses, and non-profit partners. In the past three years, we’ve grown revenue by over 100% YOY and became sustainable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join us in the movement to end hunger by empowering conscious consumers and small businesses. Localvore is on a mission to revolutionize consumer tech by supporting and encouraging our neighbors! 


66 Peru St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Localvore is a multi-featured, scalable platform that builds community, supports local restaurants, and enables free meals for people who are experiencing food insecurity.


Michael Nedell
Michael Nedell
Co-Founder, COO & Director

Michael is from the Bronx, NY, and moved to Burlington, Vermont 25 years ago. He's a technologist, web and SEO expert, and co-founder of Localvore. He has led different teams of developers, created marketing campaigns that drove in millions of dollars in revenue and manages operations. He's also an international snow sculpting champion and musician.

Gage Griffing

Gage Griffing

CRO & Director

Gage is from and lives in the Twin Cities and is a startup investor with a sales and marketing background and managing partner and Board member at Localvore since 2018. Gage began investing in tech and entertainment startups after a successful sales career in Chicago with CDW and Groupon. He has invested multiple times in Localvore in 2015.


Nov 1, 2022
$10k - $890k
Common Stock
Common Stock

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The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Localvore, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $0.39 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $39. 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 during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.

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Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

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: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.


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Yosef Hertz

a year ago

Hi, a few questions. What is your revenue YTD or at least for the first quarter (what revenue growth are you on track for, for 2022?)? What is your monthly burn and what is your runway? What is your CAC? How do you plan on growing the team?



John Hoogesteger

a year ago

You compare yourself to Doordash, but they offer a service, home delivery. All you seem to offer is a social media platform for restaurants, which they can build on their own. Seems like the subscription for consumers is more charity than part of some actual consumer business model. Please explain.



Donald Mader

a year ago

Good concept , My wife and I are interested in investing in this company. Have concerns about your revenue projections also will like to have more information on your past year financials, interested in investing with significant amount. Thank you in advance for this information.



Kyle Sperber

a year ago

I am so confused how you plan to make money? This sounds like a great CHARITY and not really a business at all? No fees being charged? The sole reason these competing companies charge the fees is because that is their business model and is how they have to operate to MAKE money. How do you differ if you aren't doing that? Cost is past by higher prices to the customer?? I am not knocking what you are doing because your mission seems respectable as a way to prop up local businesses; I just don't get how giving you money is anything short of a donation as opposed to an investment?




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