New Deals for the Week Ending 01/16/2022 - KingsCrowd

January 18, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 01/16/2022

 

Below are the latest equity crowdfunding raises begun this past week. For additional information, we encourage KingsCrowd members 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.

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.

 

Apotheka

Apotheka, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has built an electronic medical records platform integrated with blockchain for patient scheduling, registration, point of care, and revenue cycle. The blockchain technology works to make electronic medical records secure and scalable. Apotheka is working as a solution to integrate telemedicine with blockchain to facilitate self-assessments of COVID-19 patients. The solution is currently in use at Pacific Stemcells, Health Centurion, and Cedars Sinai TowerENT. Dennis Maliani founded Apotheka in September 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $4,871,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, marketing, customer acquisition, infrastructure, R&D, and technology scaling.

 

Herb & Olive

Herb & Olive, with a valuation of $1.5 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. The company makes special and organic extra virgin olive oil using the finest ingredients. The olive oil of Herb & Olive is sustainable and high-quality and is available through the company’s website, online retail stores, and physical retail stores. Herb & Olive’s olive oil has been featured in The Dieline and GQ as well as many known Instagram accounts. David Zimmerman founded Herb & Olive in April 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, purchasing raw ingredients in bulk, packaging, and advertising.

 

Greenjeans Farms

Greenjeans Farms is raising funds on MainVest. It is a legal cannabis business that aims to bring cannabis cultivation opportunities to Massachusetts farmers. The business is family-owned and has a long-term lease agreement at two locations. Greenjeans Farms will start small at the 11,000 square feet greenhouse space at Long Plain Farm in Whately, MA. Julie Beauchemin founded Greenjeans Farms in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for construction, cultivation consumables, and operating costs.

 

Kava Garden

Kava Garden is raising funds on MainVest. The cafe is located in Miami Beach, Florida, and serves healthy food made using all-natural and clean ingredients. The offerings of Kava Garden are made using Kava and Kratom, both known for their relaxing and stress relieving properties. Kava Garden currently has 24 customers with more than 50 visits each and reported 7.22% monthly growth. Stephanie and Billy Joseph Darr founded Kava Garden in May 1995. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $85,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to start franchising and establish wholesale offerings of existing products.

 

Boseco

Boseco, with a valuation of $9 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has ‘uberized’ the coffee market and allows people to receive a delicious cup of coffee within minutes from any location in their city. The business model of Boseco plans to revolutionize the coffee shop model by using its fast and agile electric mobile baristas and excellent-tasting coffee. Boseco has generated $600,000 in total revenue and reported 1,100% revenue growth in the past two years. Kostyantyn Yun, Constantine Yun Jr., and Serge Adamyan founded Boseco in July 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, payroll, and marketing.

 

Zing

Zing, with a valuation of $7.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is revolutionizing last-mile delivery with its drone delivery platform. The platform makes drone delivery fast, affordable, and accessible to local businesses and customers. Zing has generated more than $10,000 in revenue in August 2021 and has more than 3,000 licensed drone pilots. The business has also secured multiple strategic partnerships with leading industry players. Ian Annase founded Zing in June 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $750,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, marketing, regulatory approvals, and product development.

 

Appalachian FC

Appalachian FC, with a valuation of $2.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The legendary football club is a community club for soccer lovers. It is in a massive growth stage leading up to the 2026 World Cup and is led by an experienced ownership and management team. The inaugural season of Appalachian FC kicked off in May 2021 and made it to the High Country. Appalachian FC also sells its merchandise and has sold more than $150,000 in merchandise since launching in November 2020. Michael Hitchcock and Jason O’Keefe founded Appalachian FC in September 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, business development, investor fulfillment, and distribution.

 

Tastes Markets

Tastes Markets, with a valuation of $7.11 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company works on the business model of creating shelf spaces and leasing them to multiple local food brands. The concept works as ‘WeWork’ of grocery stores and leads to low inventory costs, labor costs, and operational costs. Tastes Markets has established an impressive proof of concept with 80% shelf spaces reserved with deposits by January 2022. Cheryl Cunningham and Steven Siegel founded Tastes Markets in April 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $69,964 and a maximum target of $1,069,972. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, buildout, furniture, fixtures, equipment, and operations.

 

Lindora

Lindora, with a valuation of $38 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is dedicated to weight loss and wellness and runs its unique and medically-based weight loss programs. The business aims to solve the obesity epidemic with its scientific ketogenic weight loss plans and extensive wellness services. Lindora combines physiological, psychological, and behavioral science to help people lose weight and keep it off. John Tangredi founded Lindora in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Aqueduct Entertainment

Aqueduct Entertainment is raising funds on Wefunder. The production house is producing a full-feature film, The Adversary. The psychological thriller is inspired by true-life events and based on the book Ascent From Darkness. The shooting schedule, script, and development of the film are complete, and it is ready to film. The Adversary is directed by Mary Lambert and written by Chad Darnell. Doug Swim and Bill McConnell founded Aqueduct Entertainment in November 2011. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $4,750,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, hiring, filming and production, and contractual commitments of the cast and crew.

 

Artillery Brewing

Artillery Brewing is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a high-end craft beer microbrewery famous among history buffs, military personnel, and sporting clubs. It is one of the top 50 breweries in the Delaware Valley and is a partner of the Valley Forge Park Alliance & Sons of the Revolution. Artillery Brewing plans to open new taprooms in Pennsylvania, grow revenues, and add a second production location. Michael Loveless founded Artillery Brewing in November 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to purchase fermentation tanks, a bottle-filling machine, a Crowler canning line, and refrigerated tap trailer and open the second taproom.

 

BaggerBot by Brigade Automation Corporation

BaggerBot by Brigade Automation Corporation, with a valuation of $7.87 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a mobile robotic machine that rapidly produces sand and gravel bags to prepare communities against natural disasters. The business has a working prototype and patents in the US and China. BaggerBot’s technology and design increases its productivity by 40% to 60% over existing technologies. Thomas Burns founded BaggerBot by Brigade Automation Corporation in September 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.54 and a maximum target of $1,069,998.96. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Layers & Legends

Layers & Legends is raising funds on Silicon Prairie Online. The company has exclusive worldwide rights to sell an advanced and scalable Geographic Information System (GIS) used for the safety and security of people and places. The sale of the platform includes software, services, and recurring revenues and helps in the integration of disparate sources acquired by schools, colleges, and universities. Lynne Koenigsberg founded Layers & Legends in October 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $24,000 and a maximum target of $240,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth, marketing, and expansion.

 

Retreat @ Lake Noire

Retreat @ Lake Noire is raising funds on Small Change. It is a real estate project that includes buying, building, and operating 20 cabins as a short-term stay retreat in the city of Oakwood, Texas. It is a peaceful and sustainable development that is close to major cities and spans across a 15-acre site. The project will include two cabin types, The Noire and The Luxe. Scottie Smith II is the developer of Retreat @ Lake Noire. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $350,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the acquisition and development of the project.

 

First Person Solutions

First Person Solutions, with a valuation of $6.25 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a spray solution, FirstSignal, to treat the symptoms of COVID-19 and other viruses. The safe and effective formula of FirstSignal uses the herbs recommended by the Ministry of AYUSH and improves molecular signaling disrupted by the viruses. First Person Solutions is led by an experienced team of pharmaceutical and biotech personnel and plans to expand soon to a large number of countries. Joel A. Adams founded First Person Solutions in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the application of AYUSH license in India, formulation and manufacturing in India, and marketing.

 

Silica Nexus by C4D

Silica Nexus by C4D, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a cross-reality platform for gamers to buy, sell, and trade in-game items. The Prize neXus digital vending machine of Silica Nexus by C4D allows gamers to use arcade winnings to collect in-game items. Silica Nexus by C4D is led by industry veterans and working with NAMCO and Intercard to place the machine at a number of entertainment centers. Andrew Prell founded Silica Nexus by C4D in January 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for development, product acquisition, operations, and marketing.

 

SkyGoal

SkyGoal, with a valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an extensive search engine for students, parents, and the education industry. The search engine uses AI to help students find suitable colleges, get admission, and learn skills according to the industry needs. SkyGoal has received technical infrastructure grants from AWS, Google, and MongoDB and has more than 30,000 pre-registered users. Say Krishna Musunuru and Sri Nagesh Kotipalli founded SkyGoal in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $150,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, marketing, and operational expenses.

 

Buttonsmith

Buttonsmith, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry in the US with its software-driven approach. The solutions of Buttonsmith eliminate the wastefulness and brittleness of the current manufacturing processes and help to make orders on demand. Buttonsmith has more than 500,000 customers and generated $5.5 million in gross revenue in 2020. Darcy Burner founded Buttonsmith in May 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $4,999,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for software development, additional equipment, marketing, design, and sales.

 

OSM Shield

OSM Shield, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The clean technology company is using sustainable and environment-friendly approaches to apply high-performance fabric finishes to textiles. It works with commercial and consumer brands to develop products with features such as stain resistance, repellency, moisture management, and antimicrobial properties. OSM Shield has developed two technologies, ZERO and V-Shield, and entered industries including upholstery, activewear, hospitality, medical, home goods, and uniform. Mark S Walker founded OSM Shield in December 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.60 and a maximum target of $1,069,998.80. The campaign proceeds will be used for technology development, implementing global patent protection, and completion of regulatory registration and compliance work.

 

Riff

Riff, with a valuation of $11.1 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a purpose-driven coffee brand with the mission to reverse climate change caused by coffee fruit waste (cascara). The company aims to upcycle cascara into food and beverage products and save it from wreaking havoc on the environment. Riff’s energy drink is environment-friendly, tasty, all-natural, and ethically sourced. Paul Evers, Nate Armburst, Kevin Smyth, and Bobby Evers founded Riff in May 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,0001 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, cost of goods sold, customer acquisition costs, e-commerce fees, and other expenses.


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