Spungry's No More Lonely Bites...

Never eat alone ever again! Help us gather people to eat together at great prices, wherever in the world you are!
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Hiroyuki Kiga
Technology
Palo Alto, California
United States
2 Team Members

Never eat alone ever again! Help us gather people to eat together at great prices, wherever in the world you are!

Spungry is the world's first and only 'food deal site with a conscience', restoring the original recipe group-buying was founded on – giving customers super savings and getting merchants better business. But we do it without compromising small setups and their futures.

Our service is FREE for merchants of any size to use, where customers can book a discounted deal for only $1 then pay the rest directly to merchants after their meal – we neither take a cut, nor hold merchants' money at all.

Not satisfied with just setting the table, our next course is {No More Lonely Bites...}, which lets users become food buddies and invite each other to eat together :) We nickname our befriending process, "The Blind Ate", ahem.

Now, in order to have the entire world over for dinner, we'll need to house your taste profiles, meal memories (photos and videos), chitchats (not critique!) about the places you love, etc. Meaning we've got to cater for some tremendous tech-work and serious server hosting to ensure Spungry's food network continues 24/7 for you. And that's what we're raising money for!

{Phase 1A: Merchant Module}
Launched on 4 Jul 2013, when Spungry became available for merchants to submit deals on our beta site (dev.spungry.com/welcome). The system will automatically make deals available for customers to book once it detects 60 merchants from any territory (e.g. California, USA or New South Wales, Australia) have created deals.

{Phase 1B: Customer Module}
Ready on 9 Aug 2013 for customers to book delicious deals. That's when our kind backers can start redeeming rewards too!

{Phase 2: No More Lonely Bites...} 
Starts development on 10 Aug 2013, with target launch at X'mas 2013.

 

About Me

Hi, I'm Hiroyuki Kiga, one of the brains behind Spungry - and I say that with a very serious face.

I was born in May 1985 in Yokohama, Japan, I'm of Indonesian/Japanese parentage. A brief family history - Dad willingly left the family when I was five and came back into our lives five years later, but left again the same year, unwillingly this time, through a heart attack, breaking Mom's heart once more...(true story!)

I'm a bachelor with a Bachelor's degree in InfoTech, and a Master's degree in Applied Finance.

This is the serious me you'll probably find boring:

  • IT Analyst, Macquarie Group
    Boring Financial Stuff Ahead Alert*: Global provider of finance services with more than 70 offices in 28 countries.

  • Venture Capitalist, GREE Ventures
    More Boring Alert*: Investment focus across Asia, from ad technology to cloud services. Portfolio includes Aucfan (Japan, IPO Apr 2013), Luxola (Singapore), BerryBenka (Indonesia), etc.
And, this is the real me.

I'm a self-taught magician. I grew up watching David Copperfield (not the poor Dickens character but the magically rich one) and read he gets a lot of girls that way and boy, was he so right. (Well, actually, I don't really get girls but they do pay me a bit of attention. I'd prefer they pay me cash actually).

Anyway, I've my fair share of life experiences which some say qualify me to be a successful business person:
  1. Integrity & Courage - I lost a bet and dutifully danced in public, wearing only Borat's mankini (if you don't know what that is, two words: Google Images),
  2. Salesmanship + Passion - I sold porn in High School to Middle Schoolers to buy a plane ticket to see my then-gf in New York (I matured early okay),
  3. Speed to Market - I married a girl at 25 and was divorced barely two years later at 27 (fine, maybe I didn't mature early), and
  4. Brave Marketer - I bungee-jumped drunk from the world's highest point at 9173in! (all right, converted it's 764ft or 233m, and it's the "...highest bungee point...")

Now, I've landed on Spungry, a billion dollar idea (*please read last perk listed at right column) - and hopefully you good folks out there can help me make that idea bear fruit so we can be on our way to giving the Facebooks and Twitters out there a run for their money in a couple of years time.

Hiring Help!
If you're talented, passionate, have a great attitude and willing to work for peanuts (the actual stuff monkeys eat as we can't afford wages yet), mailus@spungry.com and let's chat! Oh yeah, must love magic.

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$1,050USD
raised in 22 days
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$322,580 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 6, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    L'Apéritif (Alcohol)

    You get to book 14 delicious deals of your choice for FREE on Spungry.com!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $20USD
    L'Entrée (Appetizer)

    You get to book 29 delicious deals of your choice for FREE on Spungry.com!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $30USD
    Le Trou Normand (Sorbet)

    You get to book 45 delicious deals of your choice for FREE on Spungry.com!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $40USD
    Le Plat Principal (Main)

    You get to book 62 delicious deals of your choice for FREE on Spungry.com!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    Le Fromage (Cheese)

    You get to book 80 delicious deals of your choice for FREE on Spungry.com!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Le Dessert (Dessert)

    You get to book 1,500 delicious deals of your choice for FREE on Spungry.com! AND, be awarded a Patron of Spungry badge to display on your Spungry profile forever!

    1 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Le Café (Coffee)

    You get: 1. FREE unlimited lifetime use 2. Answers to TWO Spungry secrets 3. VIP of Spungry badge displayed on profile 4. Our undying love, thanks and appreciation 5. Personal contact details of founder

    0 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100,000USD
    Le Digestif (Alcohol)

    You get: 1. 1% shareholding* in Spungry (Instagram was launched in Oct 2010, and 18 months later was sold to Facebook for about $1 billion, despite having no revenue source) 2. Clued in on Spungry's further development plans for 2014 *Please note this is subject to approval. If not accepted, refund will be effected immediately.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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