Find Me Gluten Free, the most downloaded gluten-free restaurant search and review app for iPhone and Android, announces it has received an investment from Mark Cuban, noted technology investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and shark on the hit TV Show, “Shark Tank.”
Mark discovered Find Me Gluten Free by way of his investment in Naked Pizza, a leading national pizza chain known for its focus on natural ingredients and gluten-free crust. Mark initially contacted Find Me Gluten Free on behalf of Naked Pizza to sponsor its annual FOGGY Awards, which recognizes business leaders in the gluten-free community. After the initial sponsorship and subsequent advertising partnership between Find Me Gluten Free and Naked Pizza, Mark acquired a stake in the Company.
“The strategic investment will allow us to continue to further strengthen the Company’s position as the primary resource for the 15+ million Celiac and gluten sensitive consumers searching for gluten-free friendly businesses. Find Me Gluten Free has continued its strong growth trajectory, increasing app downloads from 50,000 in April to over 110,000 today and web traffic from 35,000 unique visitors per month to close to 60,000.” said Darin Alpert, COO, Find Me Gluten Free.
“Find Me Gluten Free is a great way for Naked Pizza to be in front of hundreds of thousands of gluten-free consumers nationwide. To be able to invest is a bonus and I am excited to help the gluten-free community find places to eat,” said Mark Cuban.
Find Me Gluten Free’s focus on the gluten-free segment has created a targeted user base unique to the restaurant search and review space, with over 20,000 gluten-free restaurants on its platform and thousands of user-generated restaurant reviews. As a result, the Company has seen continued momentum in its ability to attract featured advertisers, and their soon launch of daily deals. Find Me Gluten Free offers advertisers prominent positioning on its app and website within a specified radius and the ability to offer dynamic traffic-driving deals and promotions that they can change on a daily basis.
“Find Me Gluten Free has been a great way for our gluten-free bakery to be seen in front of thousands of gluten-free consumers searching in our area. The ability to change promotions on a daily basis, if I want, beats any print advertising. This really is the best way for restaurants with gluten-free options to reach a very engaged audience,” said featured advertiser James Dorsey, owner of Gluten Free Cutie in Roswell, GA.
For more information about Find Me Gluten Free, to download the free iPhone and Android apps, or for partnership information please visit http://www.findmeglutenfree.com. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
We believe that whether you’re traveling, socializing, or you just need a quick bite to eat, people living a gluten-free lifestyle should be able to eat safely and comfortably. We strive to help you find gluten-free friendly businesses and share your experiences with other people in the gluten-free community. We want to raise awareness for Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance and help educate people about the gluten-free lifestyle, which is why we donate a portion of our proceeds to gluten-free awareness organizations. Visit us at: http://www.FindMeGlutenFree.com.