New Deals for the Week Ending 11/04/22 - KingsCrowd

November 7, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 11/04/22

Here are the newest startup raises that have been added to the KingsCrowd database. We’ve sorted them according to industry. For more information on a specific deal, just click the link provided.

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.

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Recreational Drugs

Uncle Ed’s Vodka

Uncle Ed’s Vodka is a Hawaii-based spirits company that wants to empower positive change through its operations. It strives to give back more than it takes with its eco-friendly and philanthropic values.

  • Valuation: $25 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Walt Kerpa
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Business Services, Software, & Applications

Tersho

Tersho has built a business intelligence tool that helps users visualize data from various sources in one spreadsheet. The company plans to expand its offering through no-code add-ins, AI-powered dashboards, and automated insights.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Apoorve Singhal and Nikhil Shah
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

3DOS

3DOS is developing a peer-to-peer manufacturing network that connects designers, manufacturers, and buyers. The company aims to ease the strain on current manufacturing and supply chain industries to bring products to customers more quickly.

  • Valuation: $20 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: John Dogru
  • Minimum Investment: $250

 

New Sapience

New Sapience is developing a new system for creating and training artificial intelligence to better replicate human knowledge and thought. The company has already obtained patents for some of its technology. 

  • Valuation: $75 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founder: Bryant Cruse and Karsten Huneucutt
  • Minimum Investment: $260

 

Consumer Products, Goods & Services

Encore Artistic Solutions

Encore Artistic Solutions takes paint waste and recycles it into new, artist-grade paint. It is set to launch a pilot program with the craft store Michaels in early 2023.

  • Valuation: $13.5 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Steve Ross
  • Minimum Investment: $249

 

KurumaNFT

KurumaNFT is a digital collectibles company specializing in automotive non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Its goal is to bridge the gap between Web3 and car culture.

  • Valuation: $21.5 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Taro Koki and Sung Kang
  • Minimum Investment: $250

 

Tokki

Tokki has created a reusable gift bag that snaps closed, removing the need for tissue paper. Each bag also features a QR code that the recipient can scan to see personalized messages, photos, and videos.

  • Valuation: $20 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Jane Park and Taylor Hoit
  • Minimum Investment: $250

 

Trace Femcare

Trace Femcare is making tampons that use a blend of hemp and cotton. The company prioritizes the traceability and sustainability of its products.

  • Valuation: $7 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Claire Crunk, Megan Galaske, and Olad Isele
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Energy, Power, & Natural Resources

NhSolarGarden.com

Nh Solar Garden is a solar development firm that is currently working on providing solar power to the Allenstown Community Center in New Hampshire. The project’s goal is for 70% of the center’s energy needs to come from solar power.

  • Interest rate: 6.50%
  • Platform: Raise Green
  • Founders: Andrew Kellar
  • Minimum Investment: $500

 

Indie Power Systems

Indie Power Systems is developing a high-efficiency charging station that can be used for fleets of electric vehicles. The company aims to have its charger available in the market by the end of 2022.

 

Financial & Insurance Products & Services

DIYSE

DIYSE is building a platform that lets users compile fantasy stock portfolios to enter into daily, monthly, and weekly contests. The company has presented its platform to SEC officials and believes it will be able to fully launch in 2023.

  • Valuation: $9 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Dr. Matt Krepps and Marc Kelly 
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Aladdin

Aladdin is a digital banking platform for Nigerians. The company intends to become a full-service platform for money management.

  • Valuation: $9 million
  • Platform: Microventures
  • Founders: Darlington Onyeagoro and David Echu
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Mainvest

Mainvest is an online investing platform that focuses on local and small businesses. The company has launched more than 550 offerings and helped raise $25 million.

  • Valuation: $15 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Nick Mathews
  • Minimum Investment: $500

 

Turant

Turant has developed has developed voice-based authentication software for financial transactions. The company intends to target high growth markets in Asia and Brazil initially.

  • Valuation: $6 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founder: Anurag Goel
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

National Energy Improvement Fund

National Energy Improvement Fund is a sustainability lender with a focus on lending to customers for efficiency and strength renovations. The company offers loans to help people improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of their homes and buildings.

  • Valuation: $2 million
  • Platform: Raise Green
  • Founders: Peter Krajsa, Matthew Brown, and Laura Nelson
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

 

Food, Beverage, & Restaurants

Legacy Pie Co.

Legacy Pie Co. is a pie shop in Denver, Colorado that serves both sweet and savory pies. The company intends to upgrade its bakery in order to meet growing demand.

  • Investment Multiple: 1.5x
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founders: Elias Lehnert and Rachel Lehnert
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Taste of Nature

Taste of Nature is a snack food company based in Santa Monica, California. Its products can be found on Amazon and in major retailers like Walmart and Walgreens.

  • Valuation: $50 million
  • Platform: Equifund CFP
  • Founders: Scott Samet and Douglas Chu
  • Minimum Investment: $500

 

Ally Robotics

Ally Robotics has created a robotic arm with the unique ability to imitate human movement to complete tasks. The company aims to provide robotic arms for restaurant-, industrial-, and service-based use.

  • Valuation: $25 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Mitch Tolson
  • Minimum Investment: $999

 

BALVANERA

Balvanera is woman-, Latino-, and immigrant-owned restaurant looking to open its second location in Pittsburgh. The restaurant serves Argentinian-inspired food and wine.

  • Interest rate: 10.75%
  • Platform: Honeycomb
  • Founders: Fernando Navas and Meredith Boyle
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Wunderkeks

Wunderkeks is a cookie company that is using its cookies to spark safe and loving conversations. The company aims to expand into snacks, confections, and frozen products over the next two years.

  • Valuation: $20 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Hans Christian Schrei and Luis Gramajo
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Philosopher Foods

Philosopher Foods makes stone-ground nut butter products using nuts that are grown through regenerative practices. It reported record profits in 2020 and 2021 and says it’s on track for another record year in 2022.

  • Valuation: $6.4 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Tim Richards
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Kribi Coffee Company

Kribi Coffee is a coffee roastery that uses an air roasting process rather than traditional drum roasting. It prioritizes sustainability, fair pay for coffee farmers, and fresh-tasting roasts.

  • Valuation: $10.5 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founder: Jacques E. Shalo
  • Minimum Investment: $500

 

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

OnSky Health International

OnSky Health International has developed contactless health-monitoring technology for elderly and baby care. Its devices are currently in production and have been pre-launched with more than 1,000 active users.

  • Valuation: $16 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founder: Hung Nguyen
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

VitalFlo

VitalFlo has developed an app to assist in clinical and at-home breathing tests for people with asthma and COPD. The company partners with third-party hardware for easy and accessible.

  • Valuation: $7 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Luke Marshall and Andy Taylor
  • Minimum Investment: $250

 

Securisyn Medical

Securisyn Medical has developed technology to secure the placement of medical tubes, such as breathing tubes and catheters. The company currently has 13 pending patents for its technology.

  • Valuation: $40,000,000.00
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Dr. Arthur Kanowitz and Elyse Blazevich
  • Minimum Investment: $100.00

 

Swiss Precision Active

Swiss Precision Active is a medical clothing company that uses copper and natural fabric to create antimicrobial medical scrubs. The scrubs are sold in 50,000 hospitals nationwide as well as on Amazon.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Minimum Investment: $200

 

Marketing & Advertising

Motive

Motive has built Motive Neural Network to help startups identify their target customers and develop marking material. The company aims to make data-driven marketing more accessible and accurate.

  • Valuation: $11 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Bobby Hill
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Media, Entertainment & Publishing

Trading Players

Trading Players is a fantasy sports platform that provides a stock market-like game based on shares of athletes. Since its soft launch in February 2022, it has gained 347 users and 76 paying subscribers.

  • Valuation: $7 million
  • Platform: Microventures
  • Founders: Ken Pendleton, Steve Hubbard, and Joe Fugarino
  • Minimum Investment: $100.44

 

Backspin Pickleball

Backspin Pickleball is raising to open a chain of indoor pickleball clubs. The clubs would offer courts for play, medical services, and community gatherings.

  • Investment Multiple: 1.75x
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Sean Graham
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

MVP Kids Media

MVP Kids Media is a multimedia platform for children that aims to facilitate character-building and learning. The company currently produces books, curriculum, and home kits for parents and intends to expand into streaming, games, and more.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Mel Sauder
  • Minimum Investment: $250

 

Pet Health, Food, and Services

Chow Bella

Chow Bella is a dog grooming salon and park located in Saratoga Springs, New York. The company’s goal is to open a café and wine bar in its dog park, refinance debt, and expand its services by sponsoring new groomers.

  • Interest rate: 12.75%
  • Platform: Honeycomb
  • Founders: Marijo English
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Real Estate & Construction

Temple I

Temple I is a coliving space and accelerator in Philadelphia, PA. The Temple complex is partnered with Temple University’s Fox Business School.

  • Valuation: $1.2 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Transportation, Automotive, Aviation, & Aerospace

CubCrafters

CubCrafters is an aircraft manufacturer that focuses on personal backcountry airplanes. The company has FAA approval and a builder-assist program that guides customers through their craft production.

  • Platform: Self Managed
  • Founders:  Patrick Horgan and Brad Damm
  • Minimum Investment: $400

 

FuelGems

FuelGems is developing a fuel additive to improve gasoline and diesel engine function while reducing pollution. The company is in pilot programs with multiple gas and oil refineries and gas station operators.

  • Valuation: $15 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founder: Kirill Gichunts
  • Minimum Investment: $248.04

 

Boaz Bikes

Boaz Bikes is creating e-scooters that prioritize safety and reliability. It saw a 300% revenue growth between 2020 and 2021 and plans to expand into Los Angeles in 2023.

  • Valuation: $19.5 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Emil Nnani
  • Minimum Investment: $248.32

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