Location: 637 S. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2012
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 05/2012, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Start Engine
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The platform where restaurants and customers connect.
Fullerton, California, United States United States

Starbates is the platform where restaurants and customers connect. Everyday restaurants lose customers and they don’t know who it is, when it happened and most importantly, they have no way of reaching them once they are gone. Our mobile and web platform provide metrics and tools that make it easy for restaurants to engage their customers.

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Company description

Starbates is a new way to keep track of all of your visits to your favorite restaurants and get rewarded.

Earn rewards and preferred offers from not only the restaurants you visit, but Starbates too.

Business model

We charge restaurants a monthly membership fee ranging between $50-150/month  AND for each push notification campaign. 

There are close to 1M restaurants in the US.

Competitive advantage

Jean Chong is a 2 time entrepreneur having previously co-founded a company in the same space as Starbates.  Through an exclusive partnership with the company she previously co-founded, Starbates will have access to over 10,000 restaurants each year.  This will be their main sales channel and will provide a huge head start without hiring a large sales force in a market where merchant acquisition costs are usually high.