New Deals for the Week Ending 01/06/23 - KingsCrowd

January 9, 2023

New Deals for the Week Ending 01/06/23

Here are the newest startup raises that have been added to the KingsCrowd database. We’ve sorted them according to industry. For more information on a specific deal, just click the link provided.

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.

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Recreational Drugs

Coastal Roots

Coastal Roots is a Massachusetts-based cannabis business that focuses on high-quality, organic products. The company plans to open a social equity-owned manufacturing facility in Middleborough, Massachusetts.

  • Investment multiple: 1.6x
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founders: Brandon Lynch and Samantha Lynch
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Business Services, Software, & Applications

WeatherFlow-Tempest

WeatherFlow-Tempest has created an artificial intelligence-driven system that tracks weather data and uses it to more accurately predict weather changes. The company has strategic partnerships in place with WeatherBug, Disney, and Rachio.

  • Valuation: $41 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Buck Lyons, Phil Atkinson, and David St. John
  • Minimum Investment: $385

Durable

Durable is offering a full-service solution to help  car dealerships adopt electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The company provides site evaluation, custom designs, infrastructure installation, and system monitoring.

  • Valuation: $25 million
  • Platform: Netshares
  • Founder: Wilhelm Cashen
  • Minimum Investment: $250

WeSave

WeSave has developed a unified technology platform to make eCommerce more socially responsible, sustainable, and people-focused. The company reports it has partnered with 1,500 designer brands and has more than 300,000 members.

  • Valuation: $200 million
  • Platform: Rialto Markets
  • Founder: Richard G. Stewart, Jr.
  • Minimum Investment: $200

 

Consumer Products, Goods & Services

Tomorrow Bookstore

Tomorrow Bookstore will be an Indiana-based bookseller that stocks a specially curated selection of books, coffee and tea, local art, and gifts. The company is looking to open its first location in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Investment multiple: 1.2x
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founders: Julia Breakey and Jake Budler
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Education, Training, & Coaching

Blockchain Institute of Technology

Blockchain Institute of Technology provides credentialed blockchain and cryptocurrency education to students around the world. The institute currently has more than 170,000 students ranging across 190 countries.

  • Valuation: $25 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Minimum Investment: $240

 

Financial & Insurance Products & Services

Unbanked (formerly Ternio BlockCard)

Unbanked is a crypto-banking platform that enables users to use their cryptocurrency with a debit card. The company has partnered with companies like Nexo, Litecoin Foundation, and StormX.

  • Valuation: $115 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Ian Kane and Daniel Gouldman
  • Minimum Investment: $250

RAIDATech

RAIDATech has developed a provisionally patented digital authentication tool for use as a post-blockchain alternative to distributed ledger technology. The company plans to license this tool for use in ATM networks and casinos, as well as digital spaces like video games and esports.

 

Food, Beverage, & Restaurants

Barbacoa

Barbacoa is a Missouri-based Mexican barbeque company that started out as a pullable taco cart. The company now hopes to expand its business to a brick-and-mortar location in Kansas City.

  • Investment Multiple: 1.4x
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founders: Roman Raya, Madeline Buechter, and Phillip Raya
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Nipyata

Nipyata has created a marketing platform for alcohol brands that helps them create branded experiences and increase brand awareness. The company has collaborated with alcohol companies like Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Bud Light and has planned pilots with Hecho Tequila Soda and Soda Jerk Shot.

  • Valuation: $17 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: William Hench, Dan Cedrone, and Andrew Hench
  • Minimum Investment: $249.21

Genius Juice

Genius Juice is a beverage company that makes organic, plant-based, coconut smoothies. The smoothies are available in stores like Whole Foods and Costco.

  • Valuation: $14 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Alex Bayer
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Grisly’s Cosmic Black

Grisly’s Cosmic Black is a Pasadena-based beverage company that makes canned ready-to-drink cocktails with two-year-aged bourbon, gourmet cola, and no added sugar. The company plans to expand its distribution with the launch of an e-commerce line.

  • Investment Multiple: 1.4x
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founders: Samantha Franklin and Eric Trueheart
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Yasheng Group

Yasheng Group’s Jove Therapeutics is developing technology to improve treatment for multiple myeloma and other cancers. The company hopes its technology will be utilized by biotech companies as well as large pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, GSK, and Amgen.

  • Valuation: $44 million
  • Platform: PicMii
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

Novatek Pharmaceuticals

Novatek Pharmaceuticals is developing drugs derived from black cumin seeds to treat various diseases. The company currently has trials planned with patients at Case Western University.

  • Valuation: $5 million
  • Platform: Dealmaker Securities
  • Founders: Dr. Ahmed Kaseb, Mohamed Kaseb, and Osama Kaseb
  • Minimum Investment: $500

Canopy

Canopy is an occupational safety company that has developed a transparent, reusable alternative to disposable N95 masks with sustainability in mind. The company reports that transitioning to its more sustainable design will reduce the amount of personal protective equipment waste put in landfills by 98%.

  • Valuation: $10 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Joe Rosenberg and Kim Rosenberg
  • Minimum Investment: $244.64

Cytonics

Cytonics is developing a medication called CYT-108 as a treatment for osteoarthritis to supplement its FDA-approved medical device. The company has completed preclinical trials and is preparing for its first-in-human clinical trial now.

  • Valuation: $59 million
  • Platform: Dealmaker Securities
  • Founders: Dr. Gaetano Scuderi
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

Makani Science

Makani Science has developed a wearable wireless respiration monitor that helps doctors monitor patient breathing more quickly and accurately. The device is currently in pre-production with support from medical programs like KOA Accel and MedTech Innovator.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Michael Chu and Dr. Michelle Khine
  • Minimum Investment: $249.91

JuneBrain

JuneBrain has developed a device that enables patients to submit retinal imaging scans directly to their doctor. The company plans to submit the device for FDA approval in 2023.

  • Valuation: $8 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Dr. Samantha Scott
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Industrial Services

Avivid Water Technology

Avivid Water Technology has developed a chemical-free water treatment system for use at public and private industrial wastewater sites. The company has three international patents and six pilot projects across three industries.

  • Valuation: $10 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founder: Dr. Lockett Wood
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Real Estate & Construction

NYCE

NYCE owns, develops, and operates apartment buildings in NYC Metro, Philadelphia, and Washington DC and allows women and millennials of color to own a part of real estate portfolios. The company reports more than 1.2 million users, subscribers, and investors and has been featured on news networks like Business Insider, Forbes Magazine, and Yahoo Finance.

  • Valuation: $125 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Travel and Hospitality

Golightly

Golightly is a travel service designed to help women safely list and rent vacation properties. The company reports more than 17,000 members and 38,000 members in the club.

  • Valuation: $10 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Victoria O’Connell and James Hirsch
  • Minimum Investment: $100

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