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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Square Cafe, a cafe in Pittsburgh, PA, is raising funds on Honeycomb Credit. The cafe serves amazing breakfast sandwiches, delicious omelets, pancakes, salads, burgers, and varieties of lattes. Square Cafe offers an ‘at home’ feel to its loyal base of customers and serves its community. The cafe also runs a catering business for house parties, weddings, corporate dinners, and baby/wedding showers. Square Cafe was founded by Sherree Goldstein in 2003. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $107,000, and the funds will be used to email viable during COVID-19. Square Cafe received a Platinum rating with Sustainability Pittsburgh and has partnered with 412 Food Rescue.
Liliahna, a luxury Italian catering company, is raising funds on Honeycomb Credit. The company curates personal menus, executes heartwarming dishes, and brings people together through its catering services. Liliahna prioritizes ambiance and aesthetic design as much as food to offer unforgettable experiences. Liliahna was founded by Brendon Hudson, a chef from Baltimore, in 2017. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $15,000 and a maximum goal of $60,000, and the proceeds will be used to secure the space for its first brick-and-mortar location, pay a relief package to the employees amidst COVID-19, and pay off debt. Liliahna is one of the highest-rated catering companies for Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC, and has over 150 five-star reviews.
Crazy Good Kitchen, an American restaurant in Malden, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The restaurant serves high-quality food, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, acai smoothies, and milkshakes made from organic and locally-sourced meat, vegetables, and dairy products. The first location of Crazy Good Kitchen is doing well despite many limitations like no storage space and no liquor license. Crazy Good Kitchen was founded by Tony DeSouza and Selma DeSouza in January 2020. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $100,000 and a maximum goal of $400,000, will be used to fund expansion to the second location on Newbury Street in Boston. The new location of Crazy Good Kitchen has projected revenue of over $1.5 million in the first year of operations, with a profit margin of 40%.
The Boogie Down Grind, a thematic cafe and bar in South Bronx, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. It is a hip hop cafe that serves craft beers, specialty coffee, and light sides. The offerings of The Boogie Down Grind are top-quality, locally-sourced, and healthy, in addition to the hip hop hospitality experience. The Boogie Down Grind was founded by Majora Carter, with 20 years of experience in community development. The current crowdfunding campaign of the company has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $50,000, and the funds will be used to survive COVID-19 and exhibit strong growth after the quarantine ends. The Boogie Down Grind is led by an experienced founder and has an average monthly revenue of $16,000.
Sol Cinema Cafe, a coffee shop and cinema in New York, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. It is a unique venue that functions as a coffee shop by the day and a media-rich cinema by night. The visitors can watch films at the Harlem location of Sol Cinema Cafe and enjoy coffee, tea, beer, wine, and food, combined with the experience of virtual reality and wireless headphones. Sol Cinema Cafe was founded by Moikgantsi Kgama and Gregory Gates in March 2019. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $30,000 and a maximum goal of $70,000, and the proceeds will be used to complete renovations to the cafe and raise operating capital. Sol Cinema Cafe is offering a new concept in cinema entertainment and is catering to unmet demand. The cinema/cafe has projected sales of over $610,000 in the first year and $over $680,000 in the second year of operations.
BionicLogic, with a pre-money valuation of $9.77 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is redefining the future of online games advertising through CPMStar. The advertisement platform, CPMStar, is focused on acquiring and monetizing gamer traffic and maximizing revenue for publishers. Users can customize their advertisements and optimize their bids using the platform. BionicLogic was founded by Joshua Goldstein in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $955,000, and the funds will be used towards innovation and product development. BionicLogic is led by an experienced team and has strategic advertising partnerships with Wizards of the Coast, Wargaming, and Verizon Media.
EvolveHer, with a pre-money valuation of $4.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a marketplace that pools resources, events, tools, and connections for women to advance personally and professionally. EvolveHer serves as the platform to bring about a collaboration among women, supporting them through networking, event programming, and business opportunities in all aspects of life. EvolveHer was founded by Alicia Driskill in 2017. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used to expand the team, expand technology, and scale marketing. EvolveHer has generated $550,000 in lifetime revenues, with 96% revenue growth from 2018 to 2019. The platform has hosted over 770 events and engaged more than 75,000 people through its platform.
Pathbooks, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Republic. The reading app of Pathbooks is redefining the concept of reading by engaging young readers in an immersive experience. Readers are made a part of the story, immersed in the plot, and invited to make decisions impacting the conclusion of the book. The product, thus, not only inculcates reading habits but also develops decision-making skills and key emotions. Pathbooks was founded by Jorge Louis Caballero in May 2018. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, will be used to increase the number of paid subscribers, broaden the reader base, and attract branded authors. Pathbooks has already been downloaded by over 1 million users across five continents and is expected to reach 40,000 subscribers and $2 million in revenue in the next twelve months.
Buzzn, with a valuation cap of $4 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company creates CBD products to relieve stress and anxiety in pets and their owners. The products of Buzzn are made with high-quality ingredients and full transparency and are toxin-free and broad-spectrum. The company also works towards sustainability and donates a portion of its earnings to support the Korean K9 rescue. Buzzn was founded by Dr. Minchul An and Lisa Zhan-Monigan in May 2016. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, will be used towards sales and marketing, community involvement, technology development, product development, and operations. Buzzn products are sold in 60 retail locations and have over 11,000 devoted followers.
Authentically American, with a valuation cap of $7.5 million, is raising funds on NextSeed. It is an apparel company that makes high-quality and 100% American-made apparel. The company aims to bring textile jobs back to America and create high-quality garments. The offerings of Authentically American include stylish polo shirts, quarter zip, pullover, full-zip jackets, and t-shirts. Authentically American was founded by Dean Wegner and Kelly Wegner in 2017. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $500,000, and the funds will be used towards working capital, inventory, B2B advertising, consumer brand advertising, and hiring of a new sales manager. Authentically American garments are competitively priced, with a gross margin of 39.5%. The company reported a 316% growth in revenue in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019.
Botanical Vegan Cafe & Market, a jungle-speakeasy cafe in Pittsburgh, PA, is raising funds on Honeycomb Credit. The cafe is mainly a lunch destination with quick, healthy, and vegan offerings, including salads, soups, acai bowls, smoothies, juices, quinoa bowls, health shots, coffee, hummus dips, chips, and veggie sticks. Botanical Vegan Cafe & Market merges a healthy lifestyle with the sustainable and social-focused environment. The cafe was founded by Grace Affeltranger and opened in March 2020. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $27,000, will be used to survive through COVID-19 and thrive as a business once it is over. Botanical Vegan Cafe & Market is led by an experienced and passionate team and has strong future potential.
Furry Fortune The Movie, with a pre-money valuation of $880,000, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a family-friendly movie about a dog who sheds money. Furry Fortune The Movie is filled with action, drama, and comedy, and comes with a sensitive message. Furry Fortune The Movie is produced by Brad Wilson and Casey Bond, directed by Justin Ward, and composed by Steve Dorff. The current round of crowdfunding of the film has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $1,000,000, and the proceeds will be used towards pre-production, production, and post-production costs. Furry Fortune The Movie is led by an award-winning team of filmmakers and is bringing a great story to life.
NanoVMs, with a valuation cap of $12 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company is a unikernel platform that is building a new operating system to run Linux apps faster and safer. NanoVMs allows users to build, control, and run unikernels and prevent hackers from violating the data of organizations. NanoVMs was founded by Ian Eyberg in August 2015 and has raised over $1.5 million since its founding. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, and the funds will be used towards the growth of paid partnerships and sales and marketing efforts. NanoVMs has received initial revenue from Air Force and has done paid trials with companies like Amgen.
Ryca International, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is revolutionizing oral care with its product Encompass. It is a half-mouth toothbrush designed for the way one brushes and provides optimal cleaning in just 20 seconds. Encompass adheres to the guidelines of regulators and the American Dental Association and eliminates all user errors in brushing. Ryca International was founded by Ryan Schwartz and Cary Schwartz and raised $420,000 in pre-order sales in two months. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used to build Encompass and deliver it to a wider market. Ryca International is led by a world-class team of partners and advisers and has proven market demand.
ARdVRk Technologies, with a $10 million valuation cap, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company offers an augmented reality platform, Vital Recall, for better engagement of patients and health care professionals. The clients use the platform to drive cheaper and faster clinical trials through higher enrolment, better training of medical staff, and increased sales of drugs and devices through increased physician access. ARdVRk Technologies was founded by Elgar Peerschke in 2017. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will be used for platform buildout, sales and business development, and general corporate purposes. ARdVRk Technologies reported revenues of $435,000 in 2019, up 69% year-over-year, and its products are deployed across the US, China, and the UK.
Fan Owned Club, with a pre-money valuation of $26.3 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. The club is an association of fans, shareholders, and owners of professional soccer clubs. The membership to Fan Owned Club gives members access to and participation in critical operational and strategic decisions of the club, starting with the first club as FC Pinzgau Saalfelden. Fan Owned Club was founded by Mark Ciociola, Steve Paris, and Trey Fitz-Gerald in March 2019 and has raised over $790,000 since its inception. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $200,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, will be used towards club purchase payment, merchandise, players, staff, and front office wages and expenses, and loan repayment.