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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Ryca Motors, with a pre-money valuation of $4.98 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company uses augmented reality to customize motorcycles. The customers can try the parts and accessories on their bikes, ATVs, or watercraft before buying them. Casey Stevenson and Ryan Rajewski founded Ryca Motors in 2010. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum goal of $9,998.10 and a maximum goal of $106,996. The proceeds will be used to create a design tool, create a database of models, and build a recommendation engine to find compatible parts. Ryca Motors is revolutionizing the customization market and reducing the return-rate for retailers.
Levered Learning, with a $10 million valuation cap, is raising crowdfunding on Republic. The company has created a comprehensive tool for teaching math to the next generation. The software is compatible with both classroom and distance-learning and helps teachers drive effective instruction. The real-time assessment data of Levered Learning also helps to identify struggling students and support them. Mitch Slater and Joshua Bradley founded Levered Learning in May 2017. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $250,000, will be used to fuel growth, expand the existing grade offerings, and open up to a national market. Levered Learning generated $100,000 in revenue in the second half of 2019 and has projected revenue of $300,000 for 2020. The company reported four times growth in 2019 and two times growth in 2020 year-to-date.
Vivoo, with a valuation cap of $15 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a personalized wellness assistant that gives nutrition and wellness information to users. The data is collected using urinalysis test strips, and analysis is done to generate recommendations, including which foods to eat and how much water to drink. Miray Tayfun, Gozde, Ali Atasever, and George Radman founded Vivoo in September 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $570,000, and the funds will be used for growth and expansion. Vivoo was the winner of Season 3 of Meet the Drapers and received $150,000 in prize money. The company has distributed over 100,000 strips to date and reported a 30% month-over-month growth since launch.
Treefort Music Fest, with a $20 million pre-money valuation, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. It is a five-day festival that is more than just a music festival. The fest functions as the hub and multiplier of Boise’s creative capital and economy. It energizes Boise’s cultural and economic ecosystem. Treefort Music Fest was founded by Lori Shandro, Eric Gilbert, Drew Lorona, and Megan Stoll, and is partly owned by Decker Rolph and John Michael Schert. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum goal of $50,001 and a maximum goal of $1,050,000, will be used to cover the losses due to postponement of the festival and pay the team. Treefort Music Fest has sold over 40,000 full festival passes and had 133,000 attendees over the past eight years. The fest generates $1.8 million in annual revenue, with a growth of 17% each year.
CallTheOne, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Wefunder. The platform facilitates instant and real conversations with experts from all over the world through live video calling and webinars. The experts include teaches, coaches, and other professional leaders. The users pay per minute for video calls while there is a fixed, affordable fee for webinars. Ben Steenstra, Victor Demmendal, and Harrie Lubbe founded CallTheOne in March 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $150,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000. The proceeds will be used for business development, platform development, and operations. CallTheOne offers over 50,000 areas of expertise in 26 spoken languages. The business is active in more than 100 countries and is scalable and fast-growing.
Engiven, with a pre-money valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The platform empowers nonprofit organizations to receive and exchange cryptocurrency donations. Engiven aims to provide nonprofit organizations access to the financial and strategic benefits of cryptocurrency donations. Engiven was founded by James Lawrence and Matt Hayes in 2018 and has raised over $1.2 million since its founding. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $1,000,000. The proceeds will be used for sales and marketing, operations, product development, and legal expenses. Engiven is currently being used by over 25 nonprofit beta clients, including two of the largest churches in America. The business is registered with FinCEN as a Money Services Business.
Wind Craft Aviation, with a valuation cap of $15 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. The company is developing an aircraft powered by hydrogen. The eVTOL aircraft has a carbon-neutral fuel cell that offers greater efficiency than traditional lithium-ion batteries. The aircraft and its technological components will be provided to customers on a contracted or for-purchase basis. Alex Taylor founded Wind Craft Aviation in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The proceeds will be used for research and development, operations, staff, and legal fees. Wind Craft Aviation has received a grant from PlanetM to develop the aircraft and test it at military sites. The aircraft is set to complete its first test launch this year.
Moya’s Kitchen Concepts, a mobile catering and takeout business, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The commercial kitchen specializes in catering and food prep delivery, with ingredients sourced locally from partner farms. The offerings include in-home cooking classes, weekly prepared meal delivery, and catering to medium-sized events. Hector and Joyce Moya founded Moya’s Kitchen Concepts in July 2019. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $20,000 and a maximum raise of $30,000, will be used to expand the takeout and catering operations. Moya’s Kitchen Concepts focuses on fresh, healthy, organic, and locally-sourced ingredients. The business model is based on local partnerships and community involvement.
Univoice, with a pre-money valuation of $4.96 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The mobile app teaches a variety of languages through music and singing. Univoice teaches a language as it is spoken in the real world, including informal words and slang speech. The users select the language and genre of singing, start singing along and receive feedback on the pronunciation of words. Sami Halabi founded Univoice in September 2018 and has raised over $400,000 since the inception. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $55,000 and a maximum goal of $250,000. The funds will be used for marketing and advertising, hiring, and operations. Univoice is rated 4.6 on Apple Store and 4.7 on Play Store, and has been nominated for the Top 50 Tech Innovators & Influencers award at InterCon 2020.
fetch! Dog Treats, with a pre-money valuation of $1.11 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes natural and human-grade dog treats using safe, simple, and trusted ingredients. The dog treats are enriched with the taste and goodness of pumpkin, peanut butter, carob, and other ingredients. Jackie Lovern and John Griveas founded fetch! Dog Treats in 2015 and have raised over $100,000 since its inception. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $149,999 and a maximum raise of $250,000. The proceeds will be used for production, operations, and marketing. fetch! Dog Treats has generated over $500,000 in sales to date and reported a 750% increase in revenue since its inception.
Moon of Tribe, an upcoming supernatural werewolf feature film, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The creators of the film are ready with a proof of concept video, completed script, and a dedicated website. The film is laden with creative writing and crazy twists. Moon of Tribe is created, produced, directed, and written by Ammar Dieri. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $1,000,000, will be used for costs including crew, equipment, locations, editing, and sound, and advertising. Moon of Tribe is led by a passionate and experienced team and has been featured on Fox, CNN, Telly Awards, and ABC.
Leo AR by MojiLala, with a $15 million valuation cap, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is an augmented reality app that allows users to bring life to the environment around them. With the help of Leo AR by MojiLala, people can dance with unicorns, sit with aliens, and party with sharks. Dana Loberg founded Leo AR by MojiLala in 2016 and has raised funds from top Silicon Valley investors, including Giphy, Great Oaks Ventures, and 500 Startups. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,032,550. The funds will be used for growth and expansion. Leo AR by MojiLala is the number one consumer-facing AR app and has been rated App of the Day five times on the App Store.
GoBe, with a valuation cap of $4 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company manufactures and sells a special snack container for kids. The GoBe Snack Spinner has different sections for different snacks and has a fun button to hop from snack to snack. The product is based on essential child development research and appeals to young children. Joseph Blanch and Solanda Moran-Blanch founded GoBe in January 2018. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, will be used to launch new products and ramp up production. GoBe retails at $24.95 and is sold directly to parents. The company generates $100,000 in revenue per month and is operating at a profit.
8 Myles, a manufacturer of wholesale foods, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company wholesales to over 100 retailers, including Kings, Whole Foods, and Balduccis. 8 Myles makes crave-able, convenient, and clean comfort food, including an incredible line of Mac N’ Cheeses. Myles Powell founded 8 Myles in 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $30,000 and a maximum raise of $65,000. The proceeds will be used for expansion of sales and marketing efforts and increasing the retail reach. 8 Myles produces and distributes through Union Kitchen and its business model is based on grocery store sales.
UpLyft, with a $6.6 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is the first FDA-compliant self-transfer system for people with limited mobility. UpLyft helps people transfer themselves from bed to wheelchair or vice versa in less than a minute. Anton Simson founded UpLyft in 2016 and has raised over $500,000 since its founding. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used for manufacturing, research and development, marketing, and general and administrative expenses. UpLyft has twelve patents issued and nine patents pending. The product already has sales demand for orders and is set to make a positive social impact for people in a health crisis.
Geijer Spirits, with a valuation cap of $5.75 million, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The company makes award-winning craft spirits and niche products for mixology and cocktailing. Geijer Spirits currently has seven products under the California brand, including Glogg, Falernum, Fernet, Aqua Vitae, Spiced Liqueur, Orange Liqueur, and an upcoming Amaro. Geijer Spirits was founded by Martin Geijer in 2011. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $175,000 and a maximum raise of $250,000, and the funds will be used for direct sales activities. Geijer Spirits has secured a National distribution partnership with Vision Wine & Spirits and sells in 16 states. The company has been voted among Top Ten Craft Specialty Distillery in 2018 and 2019.
Consumer Cooperative Group, a cooperative corporation, is raising funds on Buy The Block. The cooperative allows investors to invest in real estate projects as a single unit. It is a real estate investment cooperative (REIC) that allows investors to take advantage of real estate opportunities collectively, independently, and equitably. Consumer Cooperative Group is led by Tanen Andrews and was founded in 2017. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $5,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000. The proceeds will be used to eliminate long-term debt encumbering current and future real estate assets. Consumer Cooperative Group is led by an experienced team and aims to remove red-tape and other drawbacks related to real estate investing.
Portico Brewing Company, a brewery at Cambridge, MA, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The company contract brews at Ipswich Ale Brewery and distributes beers throughout Massachusetts. Portico Brewing Company combines traditional brewing styles and classic ingredients with innovative ingredients to create a refined and accessible product. Alex Zielke and Alex Rabe founded Portico Brewing Company in 2012. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $175,000, will be used to build a brick-and-mortar brewery and taproom in Somerville, MA. Portico Brewing Company will continue to contract brew and distribute beers in addition to creating new and innovative beers for its taproom.
Legion M, with a pre-money valuation of $40.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company. The investors get to back a variety of projects diversified across different genres, mediums, and risk profiles. Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison founded Legion M in 2016, and the company has raised over $10 million since its inception. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $780,000, will be used for operating expenses, marketing expenses, and entertainment projects. Legion M is disrupting the entertainment industry and is one of the most successful companies in crowdfunding history.