Below are the latest equity crowdfunding raises begun this past week. For additional information, we encourage KingsCrowders to click on the link provided for more details. If interested, be sure and follow how each startup’s respective raise is progressing, and the concepts they are bringing to the marketplace.
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Deuce Drone, with a post-money valuation of $4.2 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. The company designs, builds, and operates drone systems for the retail industry. The drones of Deuce Drone are used for same-day delivery services instead of the delivery trucks to avoid traffic and other obstacles. The drone delivery system of Deuce Drone makes the same-day deliveries quick, reliable, affordable, and energy-efficient. Deuce Drone was founded by Blaine D. Holt and Rhett Ross. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $107,000, and the funds will be used towards engineering & development, marketing, and general & administrative expenses. Deuce Drone has an extensive competitive advantage in logistics, aerospace, construction, and technology and works on an efficient business model.
ThoughtFull Toys Inc., with a pre-money valuation of $5.4 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company creates exciting and durable toy trucks and cars for kids. The toys of ThoughtFull Toys are aimed at enriching the lives of children through creative play. ThoughtFull Toys Inc. was founded by David Silvergate, Brian Gulassa, and Trevor Hite in March 2013 and has raised over $1.5 million in previous rounds of financing. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000. The company has launched two brands, namely Modarri and Enduro, and the toys of ThoughtFull Toys are available at over 1,800 stores of Walmart, Barnes and Nobles, and Bed Bath and Beyond.
GoBQ Grills, with a pre-money valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company manufactures and sells portable grills and accessories made of fireproof fabric. The GoBQ grills are compact, foldable, lightweight, and easy to use and carry. The product of GoBQ Grills is targeted towards campers, hikers, and other outdoor individuals. The company was founded by Todd Zaroban and Eric Goeken in 2012 and has raised more than $120,000 in previous rounds of funding. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $107,000, will be used towards marketing, expanding to new customers, and growing the product line. GoBQ Grills has sold over 650 grills and has started direct online sales.
Galactic Adventures, with a $5 million pre-money valuation, is raising funds on WeFunder. The company aims to create sci-fi driven immersive experience and provide escape room style missions to the customers. The customers will get to solve puzzles and data sets to live out their scientific fantasies and get transported to another place and time. Galactic Adventures was founded by Ray Tesi in 2019. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $500,000, and the funds will be used towards designs, rents, construction, transportation of sets, puzzle creation, puzzle installation, merchandise creation, and marketing. Galactic Adventures already has a database of over 55,000 fans and sci-fi enthusiasts and expects to open the first site in Orlando, Florida.
Plum Island Grille, a new American restaurant in Newbury, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The eclectic menu of the restaurant features fresh seafood, small plates, farm-raised meats, and gluten-free and vegetarian entrees. The food at Plum Island Grille is created using local, fresh, and simple ingredients. Plum Island Grille was founded by Chef Francis Broadbery in 2003. The restaurant plans to raise a minimum of $75,000 and a maximum of $107,000, and the funds will be used for financial restructuring. Plum Island Grille already has an average monthly revenue of $120,000, an average ticket size of $40 per person, and a profit margin of 8%. It also has a proven demand with a loyal customer base for the past 20 years.
KulaCrate, with a post-money valuation of $2.79 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. The social crowdfunding platform of KulaCrate connects teachers with the classroom resources they need and makes it easier for them to fund, purchase, and distribute the resources. KulaCrate was founded by Vaughan Dugan, Shawn Rudnick, and Everett Eaton. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, and the funds will be used towards marketing, school supplies, and operating expenses. KulaCrate has a live website that the teachers access and create their supply list on. The parents, friends, and family can also access the page the donate funds for the required supplies.
Thuzio, with a $7.5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Republic. It is a sports events and media company that provides fans access to sports icons and their stories. The national event series of Thuzio features interviews with the athletes. The series will offer over 100 events to members across 12 cities in the US in 2020. Thuzio was founded by Tiki Barber, Mark Gerson, and Jared Augustine in 2012 and has raised over $3.2 million since its founding. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $600,960, will be invested towards the content platform. Thuzio already has more than 200 corporate members, including seven banks and six consulting firms.
Baqua, with a pre-money valuation of $5.39 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company manufactures and sells delicious prebiotic drinks that contain ancient grains. The health drinks of Baqua are made from grains like barley, amaranth, oats, chia, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and now hemp. The plant-based drinks of Baqua are both tasty, healthy, pure, powerful, and refreshing. Baqua was founded by Bena Halecky and David Hasler and raised $33,000 in a previous crowdfunding campaign. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $500,000. Baqua sales increased by 37.5% in the 15 months that the products were in the market. The new hemp product line, including hemp teas, coffees, and shots, offer therapeutic benefits in addition to the taste and wellness.
COLORS: Oakland, with a pre-money valuation of $2 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. It is both a restaurant and mission-driven enterprise aimed at the professional development of staff and students. COLORS: Oakland is expected to open in April 2020 in Oakland, California. It will serve Afro-Latinx food and will be a part of the Restore Oakland center. COLORS: Oakland was founded by Saru Jayaraman. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum target of $200,000 and a maximum target of $350,000, will be used towards pre-opening expenses, development of food and cocktail menus, operating capital, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment. The owners of COLORS: Oakland are the landlords of their building and are offering both a restaurant and training programs.
Queen’s Gambit, a games and hobby shoppe in Haverhill, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The business is bringing the first tabletop gaming venue to Haverhill that will offer a family-friendly environment in addition to in-store play. The store is centrally located and is expected to be very popular with young adults. Queen’s Gambit was founded by Russ Morgridge, David Dolph, and Carrie Dolph. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $40,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, and the proceeds will be used marketing, leasehold improvements, inventory, and working capital. The founders of Queen’s Gambit are highly experienced in gaming and running businesses.
Enthrall Capital Investments, a rental service in Indianapolis, IN, is raising funds on MainVest. It is a capital management firm with services, including private company management and real estate development. Enthrall Capital Investments has a number of network assets, including brand development partners, and partners in construction, hospitality, security, and merchandising. Enthrall Capital Investments was founded by Mike Pirtle and La-Tisha Pirtle. The funds raised from the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $15,000 and a maximum goal of $60,000, will be used towards the renovation of four short-term rental listings at 1812 W Morris Street and its furniture and furnishings. The four rentals at Morris Street form a perfect space for tourists and business travelers.
Bullfinch Brewpub, an upcoming brewery in Syracuse, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. It will be the first brewpub and museum in Syracuse that will make ten barrel batches of craft beer throughout the year. The business will also bring jobs and give back to the local community. Bullfinch Brewpub was founded by David Collins and Sarah Collins, with years of brewmaster and brewery operations management experience. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum raise of $75,000 and a maximum raise of $107,000, will be used towards the taproom buildout. Bullfinch Brewpub will be the only Brewseum in the country, with high expected monthly revenue and profit margin.