New Deals - July 15, 2019

New Deals for Week Ending 07/14/2019

Below are the latest equity crowdfunding raises that started this past week. For additional information, we encourage KingsCrowders to click on the link provided for more details, how each startup’s respective raise is progressing, and the ideas they are bringing to the marketplace.

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

Be sure and check back with KingsCrowd in the future. We will continue providing updates on the following deals as they progress. Particularly if we feel they meet our criteria of being worthwhile as potential investments.

Happy Investing!


Guru.Club, with a post-money valuation of $12.6 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. It is a digital marketplace where customers post pictures and videos of their branded purchases and earn rewards. Guru.Club saves expensive marketing costs for the direct to consumer brands and helps shoppers to receive rebates and cashbacks.

Guru.Club was founded by Sam Malone, Justine DeVuono, and Peter Marathas. The crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $106,992, and the proceeds will be used to pay for marketing and server costs. Guru.Club has already received interest from over 100 brands and is currently one of only 20 channels on Shopify.


RAIDAtech, a superior blockchain alternative with a pre-money valuation of $10.7 million, is raising funds on TruCrowd. The company has a patented RAIDA technology that can be explored and implemented by any company looking at using blockchain. RAIDAtech aims to use its technology in asset tokenization, customer engagement, secure communication, anti-counterfeiting, and medication adherence.

RAIDAtech was founded by Sean H. Worthington in August 2018. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will be used for R&D, sales and marketing, and human resources and operations. The technology of RAIDAtech is scalable, fast, secure, affordable, and eco-friendly and is capable enough to challenge the existing players in the blockchain space.


WeLivv, a new way to shop for furniture and home fixtures online with a valuation cap of $20 million, is raising funds on Republic. The startups concept represents a ‘marriage’ of commerce and content by allowing e-commerce shoppers the chance to view 40,000 products from 8,000 designers across 4 million curated photos.

Modern shoppers often get home-design ideas from applications like Pinterest and publications like Architectural Digest but both sources leave much to be desired when it comes to accurately identifying and pricing desired home fixtures. WeLivv was founded by Andrew Christodoulides, a two-time entrepreneurial veteran, in 2017. The company’s current crowdfunding round has minimum funding goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000 with proceeds going to the official launch of the fully-built product platform. Once complete, consumers will have an all-knew, innovative way to search for and purchase home furniture and fixtures.

El Tinieblo International, Inc.

El Tinieblo International, the maker of ultra-premium artisanal Mezcal (A Mexican alcoholic beverage made from agave) is raising funds on StartEngine. With a recipe based off brewing methods passed down through three generations of the founder, Alfredo “Ferruko” Pérez-Salinas Tijerina ‘s family, the company is primed for international expansion.

The timing couldn’t be better as the demand for craft-made, original spirits has ballooned and is expected to reach $80B by 2025. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum investment of $250. The round itself has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum of $1,000,000. Proceeds will be used to fund the company’s new U.S.-based global sales and distribution operations. Once operations are up and running the premium spirits market will have a new hand-crafted option to offer consumers.

About: Chris Lustrino

A Boston College Eagle for life, on a mission to democratize startup investing for all people at KingsCrowd, with a passion for Fintech, investing, social impact, doing well and doing good, and an avid runner, cyclist and writer.

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