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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Fiesta Rentals, a party equipment rental company in Melville, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. The company makes party planning easier for people with a wide array of products and services available at one go. The offerings of Fiesta Rentals include tables, chairs, linens, projectors, tents and canopies, decorations, dance floors, bouncy houses, and clean up services. Fiesta Rentals was founded by Jossemar Tejada in 2019. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $35,000, will be used for purchasing new equipment like bouncy houses and tents and marketing. Fiesta Rentals is the future of party planning and leaves the need of party planners in the past. The party organizers get all party needs and services in one phone call and at one stop.
Ultimate Protector Martial Arts Academy, a renowned martial arts training academy in Livonia, MI, is raising funds on MainVest. The academy provides the highest quality training and attention to its students and helps them achieve their goals in self-defense, weight loss, fitness, or competition. The offerings include children’s martial arts, adult’s martial arts, and kickboxing. Ultimate Protector Martial Arts Academy was founded by Joe Dubose as a result of his lifelong dream and passion for martial arts training. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $40,000, and the funds will be used to cover operational costs and renovations. Ultimate Protector Martial Arts Academy is one of the best MMA facilities in the town and works for the fitness and wellbeing of the individuals.
People First RH, with a valuation cap of $6 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a software platform to resolve workplace conflict safely and productively. The People First RH platform works for both employers and employees and aims to build a great workplace culture through transparency, accountability, and proper closure. People First RH was founded by Shantanu Rana, Kamael Ann Sugrim, and Keath Chan in October 2018 and has already raised $355,000 from angel investors. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000. The proceeds will be used to complete the development of the enterprise software product and acquire enterprise customers. People First RH already has over 3,200 users and has succeeded in providing a 100% resolution rate of all incidents in 18 days.
Contiq, with a $9 million valuation cap, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company has developed an artificial intelligence-powered buyer intelligence platform that helps sellers win deals faster. The platform analyzes data to recommend the most effective content for deals and provides a superior and hyper-personalized customer engagement experience. Contiq was founded by Arun Lal and Rahul Kapoor in 2016. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used for sales, marketing, and product development. Contiq works on a SaaS subscription business model and has already closed deals with Deloitte and VMware. The company has signed up over 700 users since its launch in January 2020 and is in discussions for additional pilots in the second quarter of 2020.
Dan Clark Audio, with a pre-money valuation of $7.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company designs and creates high-quality headphones using its proprietary technology. The focus of the technology is on bringing out the best sound, quality, and comfort. Dan Clark Audio headphones are among the lightest in their price and performance class and have patented V-planar and TrueFlow technologies for natural-sounding music. Dan Clark Audio was founded by Dan Clark in 2013. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum raise of $9,998.12 and a maximum raise of $1,069,989.80, and the proceeds will be used for growth and expansion. Dan Clark Audio sells in over 80 countries and reported $2 million in sales in 2019. The company has five patents and a huge portfolio of industry awards.
Zeehaus, with a $7.2 million pre-money valuation, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed an online platform that makes home buying affordable through equity sharing. The platform connects investors and homebuyers who pool in to buy their shares of the property, thereby reducing the cost of buying homes. Zeehaus is the virtual future of residential real estate that allows buyers to click and purchase shares of residential properties, trade shares, and distribute rental income. Zeehaus was founded by Justin Lee in 2016 and has a pending patent for equity sharing homeownership. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum goal of $9,999.60 and a maximum goal of $534,999.60, will be used to launch the digital Agent platform and the equity sharing platform. Zeehaus allows buyers to buy homes with only a 5% down payment and makes homeownership simpler for everyone.
GetCharged, with a pre-money valuation of $3.93 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company is creating electric charging stations for the future for e-scooters and e-bikes. The infrastructure of GetCharged provides electric charging, service, and storage stations, along with conserving the integrity of the streetscape. GetCharged was founded by Andrew Fox, Dan Waldman, Quemuel Arroyo, and Mark Lojek in 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign of the company has a minimum raise of $9,999.99 and a maximum raise of $1,069,999.67, and the funds will be used to expand the business across Europe and the US. GetCharged offers unique and differentiated solutions and hardware in the micro-mobility industry and provides charging stations, smart hub containers, digital-parking stations, and charge services. The company has successfully launched in Los Angeles and Atlanta and its charging stations in LA have a 100% utilization rate.
Goodwood Brewing Co, a premium craft brewery and distillery in Louisville, KY, is raising funds on Fundopolis. The brewery is known for its beer, spirits, and taprooms and offers product differentiation by brewing its beers with limestone water. It is a nationally distributed craft brewing sensation, reaching fourteen states and two taprooms. Goodwood Brewing Co was founded by Ted Mitzlaff in 2005 and has earned several accolades ever since its founding. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $249,999, and the proceeds will be used to expand the product line, locations, and collaborations. Goodwood Brewing Co has seven products in its core line, with several seasonal offerings. The company has collaborated with Bardstown Bourbon Company, Cellar Door Chocolates, and Bourbon Barrel Foods and has won numerous awards and accolades for its spirits.
Fire Dough Kitchen, an upcoming American restaurant in Sudbury, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The restaurant will serve quick comfort food and will target professionals and families. The offerings of Fire Dough Kitchen will include flatbread sandwiches, fire-grilled pizzas, desserts, and low cost lunch and dinner options. Fire Dough Kitchen is owned by Jason Carter, who has years of experience in the restaurant industry. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $30,000 and a maximum goal of $60,000, will be used for brand development, purchasing equipment, and securing working capital. Fire Dough Kitchen will be located in an area popular with the restaurant’s target market and will serve food of high value and high quality.
goDeskless, with a valuation cap of $7 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. The company has developed a software platform for the deskless workers of companies to automate business processes. The employees can engage with customers remotely and securely through the cloud-based platform of goDeskless. The company was founded by Ashish Joshi and Hari Gutlapalli in 2015 and has raised $725,000 since its inception. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000. The funds will be used for campaign marketing, general marketing, research and development, sales enablement, and general working capital. goDeskless already has customers like Volvo, TATA, and TCL, and generated revenue of $637,284 in 2019, with a gross margin of 87%.
Coterie Party, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company designs and delivers stylish party supplies for all occasions. The party supplies of Coterie Party are unique, elegant, and simple, including its kids’ collection. Coterie Party was founded by Sara Raffa and Linden Ellis in 2018 and has raised $2.75 million in its previous rounds of financing. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will be used for marketing and growth, product and operations, technology, and headcount. Coterie Party has launched successful partnership collections with Reese Witherspoon’s brand Draper James and FabFitFun. The company generated over $24,500 in revenue in May 2020, with no spend on marketing.
Millennial Fertility Co., with a $15 million valuation cap, is raising funds on NetCapital. The company offers affordable, effective, and accessible fertility treatment that helps all people achieve their parenthood dream. Millennial Fertility Co. provides home-use fertility treatment kits that make the treatment possible for people living in non-urban areas as well. Millennial Fertility Co. is headed by Harry Cendrowski and was founded in 2019. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used for website development, FDA clearance, branding, marketing, insurance, manufacturing, accounting, and debt servicing. Millennial Fertility Co. provides a natural conception solution to the childless couples, including couples of any orientation, cancer survivors, couples with low sperm count and motility, and couples trying to time pregnancy.
Peer Pantry, a health and wellness brand, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company makes healthy and natural products, free of dairy, gluten, soy, and grains. Peer Pantry products include plant-based sauces and custom meal preps focused on dietary restrictions, allergens, and wellness goals. Peer Pantry was founded by Marcus Coleman in 2017. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $25,000, and the funds will be used for trade shows and inventory purchasing. Peer Pantry stands out because of its uniqueness, creativity, taste, quality, and emphasis on health and wellness. The company plans to expand in both retail and foodservice, with its products already in stores and being used by restaurants.
Gesture, with a $10 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Republic. The company is reinventing gifting and making it simple, affordable, and quick. The Gesture app allows users to choose a gesture and recommends gifts accordingly. The G-runners, then, pick up the gift from local vendors and deliver it within the hour. Gesture was founded by Ben Labra, Daniel Sosunov, and Christian Castadena in October 2017 and has raised over $1 million since its inception. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will be used for aggressive expansion. Gesture currently delivers in more than 30 cities in the US and has fulfilled thousands of orders to date.
Snailz, with a valuation cap of $10 million, is raising crowdfunding on Republic. It is an online platform to book and pay for nail salon services. The platform forms a seamless link between the salon workers, owners, and customers. The salon owners get comprehensive and real-time data on all customers appointments, and the customers get to find the best salons and manage their bookings. Snailz was founded by Darren Sardoff and Lori Sardoff in April 2016 and has over 350 nail salons on board. 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 for growing the salon base, app and web development, and increasing the market outreach to nail salon customers. Snailz has generated over $1.3 million in bookings till date and has over 50,000 customer registrations.
iGrow Systems, with a pre-money valuation of $4.6 million, is raising funds on Fundanna. The company’s patent-pending technology allows users to cultivate high-quality cannabis at home. The system is fully automated and uses ultrasonic and fogponic technology. The high-end Grow Box enables cannabis to be of top quality and grow faster. iGrow Systems was founded by Itay Zamir in 2018. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $500,000. The funds will be used for product development, manufacturing, marketing, events and travel, and hiring. iGrow Systems has developed the first fully automated grow-box for cannabis that helps to grow cannabis in less space, with less water, and higher yield.
Hundy, with a $5.5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on StartEngine. The mobile app helps people get microloans from people around them safely and quickly. The company is giving a unique approach to peer-to-peer lending and rewards good behaviour of people with higher creditworthiness. The borrowers can borrow up to $250, with a payback period of 31 days. Hundy was founded by Pete Budlong and Ram Hegde in 2016 and has raised over $900,000 since its inception. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $448,375, will be used to grow and expand the target audience. Hundy has already helped originate 7,000 loans with a loan volume of $750,000. The app has a 92% active borrower retention rate and over 190,000 people on the waitlist.
Piestro, with a pre-money valuation of $6.02 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is an automated pizza shop that delivers artisanal pizza in less than three minutes. It is a revolutionary pizzeria that makes zero contact pizzas, with zero food waste, lower cost of production, and high quality. Piestro was founded by Massimo Noja De Marco in 2017 and is backed by Wavemaker Partners, a venture capital fund. The current crowdfunding campaign of Piestro has a minimum goal of $9,998.42 and a maximum goal of $1,069,997.20, and the funds will be used for expansion. Piestro is led by a seasoned team with food and robotics experience and is revolutionising the food industry with its innovative design.
Monetran, with a post-money valuation of $1.9 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. The company has combined cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to enable funds transfer and remittances in a quick and economical way. The system is expected to cost 70% less than traditional money transfers and reduce the delivery time from days to 3-5 seconds. Monetran was founded by Don Bielak in 2018. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $250,000. The proceeds will be used for marketing, the backing of Moneda tokens, maintenance of system, expansion of team, completion and upgradation of the app, and compensation for team members. Monetran has also developed an asset-backed and redeemable token, Moneda, to function as the medium of exchange.
2XL Swagger Brands, with a $12 million pre-money valuation, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes herbal liqueurs with aphrodisiac properties. The spirits of 2XL Swagger Brands are gender-specific, with differentiated branding. The flagship products of the brand are PinkKitty for women and EasyRhino for men. 2XL Swagger Brands was founded by Robert Tushinsky and has been introduced in many states. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum target of $9,998.72 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.04, will be used to expand aggressively and become one of the top brands in the high-end alcoholic beverage market. 2XL Swagger Brands has a resale rate of 85% and has been rated 89/90 by the Tasting Panel Magazine.