New Deals for the Week Ending 05/29/2022 - KingsCrowd

May 31, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 05/29/2022

Below are the latest equity crowdfunding raises begun this past week. For additional information, we encourage KingsCrowd Members 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.

Please note, these are not recommendations but are meant only to inform our readers of new investment opportunities.

Be sure and check back with KingsCrowd in the future. We will continue providing updates on each raise as it progresses, particularly if we feel they meet our criteria of being worthwhile as potential investments.

 

Gothic Gin

Gothic Gin, with a valuation of $24 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes exclusive and ultra-premium gin distilled from sustainably-sourced botanicals. The ingredients of Gothic Gin include pure ethanol, juniper berry, black pepper, coriander seed, orris root, angelica root, eucalyptus, and valencia orange peel. Gothic Gin is sold across 300 retail locations in the USA, UK, and Australia and has generated $160,000 in sales to date. Chris Klug founded Gothic Gin in October 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for sponsorships, marketing, production, and operations.

 

Aristotle Spirits

Aristotle Spirits, with a valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The business makes small-batch craft spirits using a combination of passion and scientific precision. The craft spirit products of Aristotle Spirits are distilled in Garner, North Carolina, and sourced from local products. Aristotle Spirits has a loyal customer base and has recently won two gold medals at San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Jake Howland founded Aristotle Spirits in June 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, raw materials, equipment, building improvements, whiskey barrels, and working capital.

 

MINWO

MINWO, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created a community-as-a-service platform to prioritize Black business development. The digital ecosystem helps to create generational wealth by scaling Black businesses. It connects businesses to experts, each other, resources, and capital. MINWO has a partnership with an outsourcing company in Nigeria and has four customers onboarding with a strong pipeline. Melanie Akwule founded MINWO in May 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, customer success, and growth marketing.

 

Verde Finance

Verde Finance, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The modern fintech company is bringing in the new age of social investing. It provides investors with reliable and affordable investment analytics and a community dedicated to financial literacy. Verde Finance includes Verde Insights, myVerde, and Verde Social and has already launched in the USA and India. Goutam Mohan and Vijay Krishnan founded Verde Finance in November 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for engineering expenses, growth, and marketing.

 

New Majority Capital

New Majority Capital, with a valuation of $5.25 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company aims to leverage entrepreneurship through acquisition at scale while creating more underrepresented small business owners. New Majority Capital plans to benefit from the baby-boomer-driven Silver Tsunami and the Great Resignation and provide the knowledge and capital to enable the huge trend. New Majority Capital is led by an experienced team and already making traction with multiple potential deals, LOIs, and partnerships. Havell Rodrigues and Kris Schumacher founded New Majority Capital in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for payroll, advertising, legal expenses, due diligence costs, and other expenses.

 

PhorMed

PhorMed, with a valuation of $51.6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a biopharmaceutical company that is changing the face of genomic medicine. PhorMed uses gene therapy to target and treat cancer cells and mutated cells, and it is developing a treatment for patients suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, and Acute Myeloid Leukemia. PhorMed uses a leading technology, RP-323, as its gene repair therapy. The drug has completed Phase 1 of the clinical study and has generated positive outcomes. Ben Chang founded PhorMed in May 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $2,150,494. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Iconic Motorbikes

Iconic Motorbikes, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company finds the rarest and coolest bikes on the planet and gives them a new life. The business runs an online auction site, service center, and local destination topped off with white-glove services. Iconic Motorbikes has become a trusted name for anything motorbike-related and has sold more than 1,000 motorbikes since January 2020. Thomas A Tromp founded Iconic Motorbikes in April 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.33 and a maximum target of $1,069,994.73. The campaign proceeds will be used to scale and meet consumer demand.

 

Legal Graffiti

Legal Graffiti, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is building an augmented reality culture platform to become the cultural epicenter of the digital world. The AR app and website of Legal Graffiti will bring a sense of wonderment into the social media landscape with its platform. The platform is device-agnostic and merges the physical and virtual worlds. Cara Bucciferro founded Legal Graffiti in May 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch the Legal Graffiti platform to the world as well as themes and the NFT marketplace.

 

TargaZyme

TargaZyme, with a valuation of $196 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is pioneering the development of cancer medicine that harnesses the power of the patient’s own immune system. The company is in the R&D stage and aims to eliminate chemotherapies, radiation, radical surgery, and other toxic drugs as treatments for cancer. The novel patented medicine of TargaZyme, TZ101, has shown to improve survival rates of cancer patients from 64% 100 days after transplant to 78% 100 days after transplant. Lynnet Koh founded TargaZyme in November 2005. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,996.20 and a maximum target of $1,069,997.22. The campaign proceeds will be used to enable the delivery of cancer cures, further development of additional cures, and generate multiple revenue streams.

 

Gurucan

Gurucan, with a valuation of $9 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a platform that helps content creators create, promote, and sell online courses. The platform has a course builder, cross-platform marketing tools, and payment gateways. The Gurucan dashboard allows users to build courses and memberships, customize landing pages, send emails and push notifications, and generate insightful analytics. Timur Chernenko and Julia Chernenko founded Gurucan in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, customer success, product R&D, and operations.

 

Vennly

Vennly, with a valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company has developed a platform for enterprises to create and share audio internally and externally. The audio remains secure and can be shared to priority channels in custom-branded players with detailed analytics. Vennly’s customers include Smartsheet, SAP, ExxonMobil, and Macmillan, and it is finalizing a partnership with The Second City in Chicago. Brian Landau, Dan Densen, and Max Engel founded Vennly in August 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing and acquisition, technology costs, team, and general and administrative expenses.

 

MentalHappy

MentalHappy, with a valuation of $7.01 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is an online community working towards creating a better world of mental health. MentalHappy helps people with practical tools and support to build mental health and assists them in their journey towards healing. The product is already in use by licensed doctors and health professionals across the US and has signed a partnership with a leading cancer patient recovery program. Tamar Lucien Blue founded MentalHappy in 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.12 and a maximum target of $534,989.52. The campaign proceeds will be used for onboarding more health and wellness professionals and ramping up the partnership efforts.

 

Mileberry

Mileberry, with a valuation of $6.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a global and fully-automated last-mile delivery solution. The business aims to disrupt the last-mile delivery industry with its proprietary click-and-collect technology. It aims to provide secure and on-time delivery with a contactless experience. Mileberry is led by an experienced team and has a full in-house production cycle, from design to manufacturing to software development. Roman Novozhenov founded Mileberry in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, business development and sales, administrative expenses, and operational expenses.

 

Smile Dating App

Smile Dating App, with a valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a humor-based dating app that finds partners based on a perfect humor compatibility match. The app harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to create meaningful connections between people. Smile Dating App pulls funny videos from TikTok and matches people based on their reactions to the videos. The app is available for download on the App Store. Melissa Mullen founded Smile Dating App in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, engineering, and miscellaneous expenses.

 

Eskuad

Eskuad, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is working on digitizing the work of field operators with data power. The platform enables field workers to organize their work, collect data, and generate reports, regardless of their work conditions. Eskuad already has four customers in natural resources field services and users in Chile and America. The business has won the most innovative solution award by Start-Up Chile. Max Echeverria, Donald Inostroza, and David Osorio founded Eskuad in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, sales and marketing, operations, and customer success.

 

Needfire Candle

Needfire Candle is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a candle manufacturing and design brand that sells ethically produced and sustainably sourced candles. The business creates candles that are made using non-toxic materials and sells through its brick-and-mortar location, wholesale, and e-commerce. Needfire Candle plans to include more projects, including Glamour Magick kits, stearic wax candles, and a ceramic Christmas collection. Minta Carlson and Timothy Bielec founded Needfire Candle in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $100,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for inventory, building out new space, workshop upgrades, materials, marketing, holiday line materials, new projects, and working capital.

 

Calculated Sequels

Calculated Sequels is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a global YA movie franchise sequel produced for a major studio release. The movie series will be based on a popular novel series based on an action-adventure thriller. The novel series has four novels, of which Calculated and Stimulated are already released. Activated will be released in March 2022, and the fourth title will be revealed later. Currently, the first novel is being adapted into a screenplay by Ann Peacock, the award-winning screenwriter of The Chronicles of Narnia. Calculated Sequels has a secure and sophisticated business model and has provided funding and distribution services for many motion pictures. Jason Brents founded Calculated Sequels in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $72,000 and a maximum target of $3,600,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, literary rights, development of talent, pre-production expenses, and overheads.

 

The Blending Lab

The Blending Lab is raising funds on SMBX. It is a unique wine tasting room in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The business aims to bring a new wine tasting experience to clients and help them learn about making and blending their own custom wine. The Blending Lab sources its grapes from around California and makes wine in Los Angeles, along with offering an untraditional winery experience. Michael Keller and Magdalena Wojcik founded The Blending Lab in October 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for production, hiring staff, advertising and PR, and construction of the second location in Paso Robles, California.

 

PANGEA Movement

PANGEA Movement, with a valuation of $6.4 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is building a global movement of eco-conscious outdoor lovers to protect the oceans. The company is also co-creating unique and carbon-negative ecological products that regenerate the environment with each purchase. The products of the PANGEA Movement include towels and jackets made of 100% bamboo and 100% recycled plastic. PANGEA Movement has generated $750,000 in revenue from more than 10,000 customers in 2021 under its Singapore parent company. Marcos Bulacio and William DiRicco founded PANGEA Movement in September 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $800,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, inventory, product development, and reserves.

 

The Conscious Pet

The Conscious Pet, with a valuation of $3.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes healthy dog food by upcycling kitchen food scraps in Austin, Texas. The food scraps are gently cooked to kill pathogens and increase the bioavailability of amino acids. Thus, human food waste is converted into human-grade and nutritious dog food that is easy to serve and easy to store. The Conscious Pet also has a local supply chain and delivery system to minimize risks and costs. Mason Arnold founded The Conscious Pet in February 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for inventory, production equipment, infrastructure, and marketing.

 

Sensate

Sensate, with a valuation of $18 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is revolutionizing wellness technology by using the natural power of sonic resonance to calm the body’s nervous system. The device of Sensate provides immediate relief from stress and relaxation in just 10 minutes of use. Sensate uses infrasonic therapy to help the body recover from daily stresses. The business generated $2.8 million in revenues in 2021 and reported a 363% year-over-year growth. Anna Gudmundson and Stefan Chmelik founded Sensate in November 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, and employee salaries.

 

My Mamas Vegan

My Mamas Vegan is raising funds on MainVest. The vegan restaurant started out of the owner’s kitchen and has grown to its own location in Baltimore, MD. The restaurant serves delicious vegan and vegetarian food and also plans to sell its own line of bottled condiments and sauces. My Mamas Vegan is also socially responsible and fed frontline workers, first responders, local students, and families during the pandemic. Debonette Wyatt founded My Mamas Vegan in March 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $60,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to expand and purchase a food truck.

 

Moxi on the Rocks

Moxi on the Rocks is raising funds on MainVest. The tasting room/blending house will rehabilitate a former engine room to create an all-inclusive library of locally-made beverages, including wines, beers, meads, ciders, and soda pop. Moxi on the Rocks is community-focused, supports small businesses, and follows a minimal waste philosophy. The business is America’s first hydro-powered distillery, brewery, and blending house. Tomas Nenortas and L. Jayne Dyer founded Moxi on the Rocks in November 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $210,300. The campaign proceeds will be used for operating capital.

 

CAVU

CAVU, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company creates learning experiences and offers them virtually throughout the world. The platform connects industry experts with learners to grow through shared experiences, builds learning experiences, and utilizes learning science to maximize content retention and application. CAVU already has $1 million in contracted sales within one month of launching its beta version. Christopher Sims founded CAVU in October 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to increase new content, recruit new creators, onboard two additional enterprise clients, and perform market experiments.

 

Bold Pickins

Bold Pickins is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company creates specialty, refrigerated pickles with bold flavors. The offerings of Bold Pickins are out-of-the-box, with flavors including Laid Back Lemon, Open Sesame, and many more. Bold Pickins pickles are unique, made using high-quality ingredients, and remind people of the pickles their grandmothers made. Abby Lesniak and Lauryn Swanger founded Bold Pickins in April 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $50,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, materials, equipment, and event fees.

 

TradeAlgo

TradeAlgo, with a valuation of $113 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a platform to provide independent insights to investors through cutting-edge algorithms and AI. It is one of the first platforms to track off-market dark flow activity and provide real-time metrics. TradeAlgo uses the best-in-class algorithms and AI applied to market data, along with a profitable customer acquisition strategy. Jon Stone founded TradeAlgo in September 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $3,929,996.49. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.


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