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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FlowerBee Group, with a pre-money valuation of $2.3 million, is raising funds on Fundanna Crowdfunding. The company invests in blockchain assets and combines them with real estate assets to create financing and liquidity for cannabis operators. FlowerBee Group focuses only on the tangible and intangible assets required for the cannabis companies to function and stays away from the legislative aspects. FlowerBee Group was founded by Jonathan Macri and works on a simple and powerful business model to identify, improve, and sustain. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, and the funds will be used towards marketing and advertising, research and development, sales and marketing, events and travel, office overheads, and hiring staff. FlowerBee Group creates value for its investors and shareholders by leasing its properties to cannabis and CBD farms, facilities, and dispensaries at above-market lease rates.
Plei, with a $10 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Republic. The platform allows amateur soccer players to connect with one another and with soccer facilities. Plei provides an all-in-one management system to the soccer facilities and helps them manage their field rentals and reservations. The facilities get to use their unused fields while the players get a field to play with like-minded peers. Plei was founded by Sebastian Duque and Alejandro Duque in January 2017. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000. Plei has already hosted 1,757 games in 2019, with over $300,000 in revenue in 2019. The company also generated more than $200,000 for its partner facilities in 2019 and plans to expand both domestically and internationally in 2020 and 2021.
A Boring Life, with a valuation cap of $3.5 million, is raising crowdfunding on Republic. The company manufactures and sells high-quality CBD snacks to promote wellness and alleviate anxiety. The products of A Boring Life are carefully curated and made from natural ingredients. A Boring Life’s family of products includes nuts and honey, and will soon add pet products. The company was founded by Jen Johnson and Serafina Palandech in August 2018 and raised $107,000 in its previous round of crowdfunding. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $438,000, and the proceeds will be used towards operations, sales and marketing, research and development, and general and administrative expenses. A Boring Life has retail partners all across the country and expects to scale, with a projected profit of $4 million by 2021.
Black Sands Entertainment, with a pre-money valuation of $4.5 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. Black Sands is the most popular black content developer in the country and is endorsed by Michelle Obama, ReedPOP, and the Schomburg Center. The company creates comics and media content based on the black population and shows content that Hollywood refuses to. Black Sands Entertainment was founded by Manuel Godoy in 2016. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $90,000 and a maximum target of $480,000, and the funds will be used to hire animation senior staff and a part-time animator. Black Sands Entertainment has sold over 30,000 units and has over a million impressions a month on social media.
Sits n Wiggles Pet Care n Training, a modern pet care and dog training company, is raising funds on Honeycomb Credit. It is a small family-owned company that uses research in animal behavior to provide care and training to the pets. Sits n Wiggles provides a variety of pet care services, including private training lessons and humane and science-based care for the pets. The company was founded by Valarie Ross and Hannah Smith in May 2015. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $27,2000, and the proceeds will be used to scale up the business by opening a positive-reinforcement dog training facility in Cuyahoga County. Sits n Wiggles Pet Care n Training is run by experienced and passionate owners who offer low-stress and high-quality care and training for the pets.
Infin8 Skates Roller Rink, a recreation center in Bronx, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. The new sports facility will include a luxury roller rink, arcade games, VIP lounges, indoor theatre, retail merchandise center, and healthy food offerings. Infin8 Skates Roller Rink is strategically located and will provide entertainment and job opportunities for the youth. Infin8 Skates Roller Rink was founded by Rasheeda Wallace, a highly-skilled entrepreneur. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum goal of $80,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, and the funds will be used for lease securement and buildout of the entertainment center. Infin8 Skates Roller Rink already has a proven demand in the community and will differentiate itself by offering healthy food options to its members.
DeCarolis Brothers Cyclists, a bicycle shop in North Andover, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The bicycle shop retails a wide range of children and adults bicycles, including mountain bikes, recreational bikes, and racing bikes, in addition to clothing and accessories. DeCarolis Brothers Cyclists also performs repairs and maintenance on the bikes like customization, tune-ups, and new product installation. DeCarolis Brothers Cyclists was founded by Luca De Carolis, a former semi-professional cyclist and a passionate entrepreneur. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round of the company, with a minimum raise of $55,000 and a maximum raise of $107,000, will be used for marketing and event sponsorship, working capital, and to expand the current brand for the new location in North Andover. DeCarolis Brothers Cyclists reported revenues of $785,729 in 2018 and $698,766 in 2019, with a net profit of $121,127 in 2018 and $248,867 in 2019.
CannTrade, with a valuation cap of $6 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. It is an e-commerce platform for hemp, cannabis, and other CBD products and aims to connect wholesale buyers and sellers of these products. The products that can be bought and sold on CannTrade include concentrates, flowers and preRolls, edibles and drinkables, tinctures, topicals, biomass, delivery systems, packaging material, gear and swag, and manufacturing equipment. CannTrade was founded by Adam Holub, Brian Holub, Andrew Harmon, and Jonathan Restelli in 2016. 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 towards technological development, sales and support, marketing, working capital, and operations. CannTrade launched its full-featured platform in January 2020 and has over 1,330 businesses already registered on the platform.
The Fantasy Network, with a pre-money valuation of $8.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a streaming network for fantasy film lovers. The Fantasy Network is community-owned, where the creators and fans share, stream, and fund their own stories. The network was founded by Ron Newcomb, Jason Faller, Ben Dobyns, and E.J. Kavounas and was officially launched in 2018. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $107,000 and will allow investors to become stakeholders in the company. The Fantasy Network has a sustainable business model where viewers watch for free and then voluntarily subscribe to renew their favorite shows. The platform also has multiple revenue streams to earn from.
Neurohacker Collective, with a $65 million valuation cap, is raising funds on WeFunder. It is a wellness company with a mission to upgrade the personal well-being of individuals in a meaningful and sustainable manner. Neurohacker Collective started with supplements for the mind, known as nootropics, and is using a deeper understanding of human biology to make scientific advances. The company was founded by James Schmachtenberger, Daniel Schmachtenberger, and Jordan Greenhall in 2015 and has raised over $5 million since its inception. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $100,000 and a maximum raise of $700,000, and the funds will be used for the manufacturing of inventory for the launch of Qualia Sleep, a new sleep optimization product, clinical study of Eternus, a longevity product, and for additional expansion. Neurohacker Collective has strong growth potential and has reported over $20 million in lifetime sales.
Aviana Holdings, a global diagnostics company, is raising funds on Fundopolis. The company is creating a revolutionary medical technology that provides a portable diagnosis of diseases with the help of a smart device. The NASA-developed high-end technology of Aviana Holdings allows users to diagnose common illnesses within minutes from anywhere. Aviana Holdings was founded by Vanaja Ragavan, who is an expert in technical research and development and clinical and marketing research. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $100,000, and the proceeds will be used to initiate work on the next stage of the product, hire additional staff, and initiate analytics work in the laboratory. Aviana Holdings uses a cost-effective solution for portable diagnosis, and its SAW sensor modality for sample processing is not affected by complex matrices.
Kansas City Breweries & Beverage Company, a developer of trademarks and private labels for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, is raising funds on Fundopolis. The company produces beverages, including domestic beers, organic sodas, ciders, juices, sports drinks, and water under exclusive licensing agreements and serves local, regional, and national markets. Kansas City Breweries & Beverage Company is owned by Terri Bricker and was founded in 2017. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $535,000, will be used towards co-packing production, operating expenses, and vendor payments. Kansas City Breweries & Beverage Company reported sales of $25,000 during a 12-month proof of concept period in 2017 and projects to generate revenues of $80 million over the next five years.
An Angry Boy, a psychological thriller, is raising funds on StartEngine. The film captures the terror and tells a disturbing story about the loss of innocence. An Angry Boy will be launched on the YouTube channel of New Dawn Films, Scary Mysteries, which has over 560,000 subscribers. An Angry Boy is directed by Andrew Fitzgerald and co-produced by Nicolas Doldinger and Ken Tolley. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $500,000, and the funds will be used towards the pre-production, production, and post-production expenses of the movie. An Angry Boy is backed by New Dawn Films, an experienced, innovative, and award-winning production company, with many fans and followers.
Edison Golf Company, with a valuation cap of $2.1 million, is raising funds on NextSeed. It is a golf equipment company that is implementing innovative technology to challenge the conventional wedge design and create golf equipment that allows better scoring range shots. The Edison Forged wedges have demonstrated better performance than the traditional wedges in terms of distance, spin, launch angle, trajectory, and dispersion. Edison Golf Company was founded by Terry Koehler, with over 40 years of experience in marketing and product development in the golf equipment industry. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $300,000, will be used towards marketing, operating reserve, and establishing a healthy supply chain. Edison Golf Company has an efficient marketing and distribution model with its build-to-order and just-in-time inventory system.
OuiPlease, with a pre-money valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a subscription box service that includes French luxury brands in clothing, beauty products, perfume, candies, and home goods. The subscribers receive the boxes bi-monthly right at their doorstep. OuiPlease provides users with exclusive access to the French luxury brands that can’t be found elsewhere in the US and Canada. The company was founded by Jessica Barouche in 2014. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will be used to scale business operations, technology, and marketing. OuiPlease reported a 216% increase in revenues and a 263% increase in 2019 compared to 2018.
9 Miles East, a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. The 9 Miles East Farm has already established a strong brand and many loyal customers. The founders are now expanding the business into a restaurant with a large production kitchen and a 40-seater dining room. The restaurant will offer pizzas, other meals, and GO Boxes through 9 Miles East’s subscription meal delivery system. 9 Miles East is owned by Gordon Sacks and Mary Sacks and will be located at 64 Excelsior Street in Saratoga Springs. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum target of $15,000 and a maximum target of $60,000, will be used for the space build-out. 9 Miles East will be located as a perfect central location and is expected to do well with its great menu, urban industrial look with seasonal patio, and a private room for parties and meetings.
Mammalz, with a valuation cap of $5 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. It is a content platform for nature enthusiasts and has over 1,000 nature lovers creating active content. Mammalz is a new way to experience nature through sharing nature stories in media format and monetising this content. Mammalz was founded by Rob Whitehair and Alexander Finden in 2018 and has raised over $300,000 since its inception. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, and the funds will be used for technical maintenance, marketing expenses, and operational and data fees. Mammalz has a nine times higher engagement rate than its competitors, and over 20% of its active users use Mammalz daily for an average of one hour.
Proper Good, with a valuation cap of $5.5 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. The company manufactures and sells 90-second meals with bone broth and has started with soup. The products are made from high-quality ingredients and will be delivered to the doorstep of the consumers. Proper Good was founded by Christopher Jane and Jennifer Jane and has raised over $200,000 since its founding. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $250,000, will be used towards the first production run, digital and influencer marketing, and brand partnerships. Proper Good expects to use a lean business model, low production quantities, and short lead times and generate more than 65% in margins.