New Deals for the Week Ending 01/23/2022 - KingsCrowd

January 24, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 01/23/2022

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.

 

Moxi on the Rocks

Moxi on the Rocks is raising funds on MainVest. The tasting room/blending house will rehabilitate a former engine room to create an all-inclusive library of locally-made beverages, including wines, beers, meads, ciders, and soda pop. Moxi on the Rocks is community-focused, supports small businesses, and follows a minimal waste philosophy. Moxi on the Rocks is America’s first hydro-powered distillery, brewery, and blending house. Tomas Nenortas and L. Jayne Dyer founded Moxi on the Rocks in November 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for operating capital.

 

Mike & Patty’s – Jamaica Plain

Mike & Patty’s – Jamaica Plain is raising funds on MainVest. The food place provides an amazing breakfast experience to the locals and tourists in Boston, MA. The business serves excellent sandwiches made using fresh and high-quality ingredients. Mike & Patty’s has three locations and plans to open a fourth location named Jamaica Plain. Michael Gurevich and Anna Zaroda founded Mike & Patty’s – Jamaica Plain in February 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $150,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to open the new location and purchase equipment.

 

Retina Technologies

Retina Technologies, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a digital vision testing platform that enables early detection and prevention of treatable vision loss. The modular headset of Retina Technologies – OcuVue – uses virtual reality, retinal imaging, and machine learning for affordable and comprehensive vision examinations. Retina Technologies is led by an experienced team and has strategic partnerships with Mount Sinai Health System and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Claudio Randal Serafani founded Retina Technologies in September 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.82 and a maximum target of $1,069,997.76. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Tia Lupita

Tia Lupita, with a valuation of $8.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company sells authentic Mexican hot sauce that makes Mexican food taste better. The hot sauce of Tia Lupita comes in four flavors and is prepared using an authentic family recipe. The business reported doubled revenues year-over-year, with its direct-to-consumer sales growing three times month-over-month. Hector Saldivar and Amy Kaufman founded Tia Lupita in June 2016. 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 marketing, hiring, new product innovations, and store-level activation.

 

Old Main Brewing Company

Old Main Brewing Company is raising funds on MainVest. It is an Aggie and veteran-owned microbrewery located in Bryan-College Station, Texas. The brewery crafts its beer using the culture and traditions of Aggieland and offers three brews – Pass it Back Pilsner, Wrecking Brew IPA, and the S.E.C. Pale Ale. Ryan Becker and Nate Munson founded Old Main Brewing Company in June 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for space buildout, operating capital, and pilot brewing system.

 

2LC Bakery

2LC Bakery is raising funds on Honeycomb. The dessert company makes and sells a wide range of sweets, including chocolate chip cookies, wedding cakes, cupcakes, and chocolate-covered treats. The business also offers classes and space for programming to support the local community and other entrepreneurs. 2LC Bakery has been named the best bakery and the best donut shop in Americus, GA, and is opening up its brand new storefront. Asha Cannon founded 2LC Bakery in February 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $80,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the buildout of the new space, including permits, HVAC system, flooring, painting, signage, and lighting and electrical work.

 

Zelgor

Zelgor, with a valuation of $10.2 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is building a galaxy of interconnected games with a strong lifetime value. Zelgor aims to use a freemium business model where the games will be free to play, but the company will monetize through the sales of merchandise and advertising. Zelgor is partnering with Disruptor Beam to bring its game Noobs in Space to life and is currently running stability tests of Noobs in Space in India. John Fanning Jr founded Zelgor in 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Josh Terry BitVault

Josh Terry BitVault, with a valuation of $2.94 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company runs a successful and fully operational bitcoin mining facility and helps people invest in bitcoin without mining themselves. The company’s miners run on wind-based green energy and at lower power costs to ensure lower costs of investment. Josh Terry BitVault has partnered with a bitcoin mining facility and will leverage funds from individual investors to scale up operations. Josh Terry, Josh Paul Baric, and Drew Kulak founded Josh Terry BitVault in November 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $500,031 and a maximum target of $4,999,993. The campaign proceeds will be used to purchase bitcoin miners and pay legal and accounting expenses.

 

A Band of Anglers

A Band of Anglers, with a valuation of $7.79 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company designs and sells innovative fishing lures and tackle to catch bigger and more fish. The business uses its patent-pending technology to improve the durability, performance, and swim action of the lures. A Band of Anglers sells through top-tier retail distributors and big boxes and has generated $2.3 million in cumulative revenues. Patrick Sebile founded A Band of Anglers in August 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,069,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for national expansion through business-to-business and direct-to-consumer sales and international expansion.

 

BioEclipse Therapeutics

BioEclipse Therapeutics, with a valuation of $28.99 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. It is an immunotherapy company using its proprietary technology platform to combine the power of an oncolytic virus with the tumor-locating ability of CIK cells. The technology helps BioEclipse Therapeutics in developing the next generation of immuno-oncology therapeutics. BioEclipse Therapeutics is led by an experienced team and has CRX100 clinical trials underway. Pamela Contag founded BioEclipse Therapeutics in May 2006. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,069,998. The campaign proceeds will be used for compensation, rent, research, and lab supplies.

 

Anonomatic

Anonomatic, with a valuation of $34.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has built a software-as-a-service solution to protect personal data from being exposed. The business is redefining data privacy with its PII-as-a-Service that anonymizes sensitive and identified data to protect organizations’ and individuals’ data. Anonomatic is currently being used to protect more than 500 million federally regulated data records. Matt Fleck and Neil Heller founded Anonomatic in March 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.37 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.26. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

EvStructure

EvStructure, with a valuation of $26.8 million, is raising funds on Fundify. The company offers end-to-end electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. The business plans, designs, builds, commissions, networks, and services electric vehicle infrastructure. EvStructure has more than $13 million of signed installation contracts to date and has installed more than 70,000 electric vehicle charging projects in public and private sectors. Andrew D’Alfonso and Todd Ritter founded EvStructure in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Undesert

Undesert, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Fundify. The company has developed patented water desalination technology that will help to reverse the adverse effects of global warming. The technology operates on 100% solar energy and helps to convert saline water to distilled water and dry salt. Undesert is already operating commercially and has had proven operations in the UAE for two years. Nicholas Seet founded Undesert in October 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $245,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for land acquisition, desalination equipment, regulatory permits, engineering design, installation labor, supplies, and site management.

 

Bhapi

Bhapi, with a valuation of $4.02 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a social media platform for families that ensures data privacy, safety, and joy. The platform has no toxic content, is focused on security and privacy, and offers an NFT digital marketplace and wallet. Bhapi plans to derive revenue from in-app purchases, monthly app subscriptions, and a digital NFT marketplace and wallet. Michael Esber founded Bhapi in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, operations, finance, and development resources.

 

Williamson Mead and Brewing

Williamson Mead and Brewing is raising funds on MainVest. The company makes world-class mead, cider, and seltzer products and delivers them throughout the country. The brewery makes top-notch brews using high-quality ingredients and the highest efficiency standards. Williamson Mead and Brewing has won 142 awards for brewing excellence in mead, cider, seltzer, and beer and was the California Mead Producer of the Year in 2021. Matthew Williamson founded Williamson Mead and Brewing in June 2020. 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 equipment, space buildout, and operating expenses.

 

King G

King G, an upcoming bar and delicatessen in Kansas City, MO, is raising funds on MainVest. The bar will offer craft beer, natural wines, cocktails, bar bites, salads, and sandwiches. It will offer high-quality food, wine, and spirits and will host simple and eclectic food offerings. Eric Flanagan founded King G in 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $125,000 and a maximum target of $148,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for leasehold improvements.

 

BlocPower Energy Services

BlocPower Energy Services is raising funds on Raise Green. The company owns and operates energy projects installed in client buildings under the BlocPower pipeline. BlocPower Energy Services has already earmarked ten individual projects in New York and California. The project installations will include LED lights, insulation and air sealing, window replacement, combined heat and power, battery storage, and low flow fixtures and water-saving measures. Donnel A. Baird founded BlocPower Energy Services in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to fund renewable energy projects.

 

Valorabien

Valorabien, with a valuation of $16 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a one-stop app for integrating the main markets of the world for a seamless shopping experience. The platform uses AI and metadata to create an integrated marketplace for consumers, businesses, and the world’s leading marketplaces. Giancarlo Castillo Ghiotto and Gisella Castillo founded Valorabien in August 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, business improvement, and operations.

 

Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man, with a valuation of $1.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has discovered a technique that helps age whiskey in weeks, not years, and still uses traditional oak. The aging process of Renaissance Man takes four weeks to mature whiskey and is less expensive than traditional barrels. The patent-pending process of Renaissance Man also requires 42% fewer trees and saves 26% in production cost. Aaron Weideman and John Lewis founded Renaissance Man in November 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $300,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for whiskey competitions, product research and development, inventory supplies, and marketing.

 

Klevr Tea

Klevr Tea is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company is El Paso’s first local tea manufacturer. It uses the highest quality ingredients and creates delightful experiences for its tea consumers. The refreshing teas of Klevr Tea are built to suit all needs, including starting the day on the right foot, powering through a busy day, or winding down in the evening. Klevr Tea expects to double its revenues in 2022 and introduce two new products. Marco Vallejo founded Klevr Tea in January 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $15,000 and a maximum target of $20,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, in-store displays, inventory, and delivery van.

 

Navarrete Hospitality Group

Navarrete Hospitality Group, with a valuation of $1 million, is raising funds on Silicon Prairie Online. The company will enter into a franchise agreement to create and operate a franchise of Handam BBQ. The business will offer Korean BBQ to customers. Navarrete Hospitality Group will operate out of rented facilities in Katy, Texas, with estimated sales of $2.4 million in the first year of operations. Jonathan Navarrete founded Navarrete Hospitality Group in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $450,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to set up the new franchise at Katy, TX.

 

Seattle Gummy Company

Seattle Gummy Company, with a valuation of $56 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company delivers functional healthcare through gummies instead of pills. The gummies help prevent spilling, grinding pills, and sticky syrups and improve medication compliance and efficiency. Seattle Gummy Company has developed more than 10 gummy medicines with five in the FDA approval process and more than 16 functional gummy products in store. Connie Wan founded Seattle Gummy Company in July 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $500,006 and a maximum target of $1,069,997. The campaign proceeds will be used for R&D, gummy medicine development, operation and manufacturing, sales and marketing, HR expansion, and capital expenses.

 

Cohere

Cohere, with a valuation of $5.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created a network of co-living communities to facilitate coherence. The members of the community own shares of a diversified real estate portfolio across the world and get the freedom of renting and community wherever they go. Cohere is in the process of acquiring land in Ecuador, and due diligence is underway for additional locations. Dakotah Apostolou founded Cohere in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, operations, land and equipment acquisition, and business development.

 

66 Greenpoint

66 Greenpoint is raising funds on MainVest. The upcoming bar in Brooklyn, NY, will serve craft cocktails, beer, and wine and will play good music for people. The bar will also have a large space to accommodate a stage and dance floor. 66 Greenpoint’s vibes will mostly be dark, industrial, and cozy, and entertainment will include jazz, comedy, DJ, and small bands performances. Ibraheem Abdul-Malik founded 66 Greenpoint in September 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $20,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for operating capital.

 

HerdWhistle Technologies

HerdWhistle Technologies is raising funds independently through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company offers a proprietary 24/7 RFID monitoring system for livestock. The system tracks cattle activity in real-time on feedlots and alerts feedlot operators to early indicators of potential health issues. HerdWhistle system also generates reports showing the performance of each animal, lot, pen, or yard and recommends actions for better health of the livestock. Patrick Charest founded HerdWhistle Technologies in 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $20,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for recruiting, marketing, branding strategies, research and development, operating capital, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Nommi

Nommi is raising funds independently through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company is using automation and kitchen technology to develop a robotic vending machine solution. The technology will help the business offer automated food bowl creation for high-quality and globally inspired dishes. Nommi will remove humans from the process of cooking and make food preparation low- and no-touch. James Jordan founded Nommi in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $20,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, personnel, and general overhead.


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