New Deals for the Week Ending 12/29/22 - KingsCrowd

January 2, 2023

New Deals for the Week Ending 12/29/22

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

Brooklyn Gin

Brooklyn Gin is a spirits company that produces small-batch craft gin for sale in its brick-and-mortar distillery and online. The company plans to develop and launch new products such as other spirits and canned cocktails for global distribution in 2023.

  • Valuation: $30 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Joe Santos and Emil Jättne
  • Minimum Investment: $150

Prolific Brewing Company

Prolific Brewing is a California-based microbrewery that has won awards for its Hands Full IPA. The company plans to open three more taprooms and a second production brewery in the next five to seven years.

  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Evan Kadow, Eric Bovich, Aubrey Kadow, and Tyler Bovich
  • Minimum Investment: $250

Boone’s Bourbon

Boone’s Bourbon is a family-owned beverage company that makes award-winning bourbon. The bourbon won platinum in Los Angeles in 2021, double gold in New York in 2020, and was named in “The Top 6 Best Bourbons in the World” by Forbes Magazine.

  • Valuation: $12.2 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Tyler Boone
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Apparel & Fashion

Goal Five

Goal Five is an apparel company that focuses on high-end sports apparel for women. The company plans to increase inventory, establish an ambassador program, and introduce inclusive sizing.

  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Ann Kletz and Keely Wachs
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Business Services, Software, & Applications

You, Only Virtual

You, Only Virtual has developed an artificial intelligence technology that maps previous conversations with loved ones to allow users to maintain a connection with their loved ones after they pass. The company reports there are 10,000 users currently on the waitlist to test the beta version of its product.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Justin Harrison
  • Minimum Investment: $249.60

Virtual Storefronts by USPACE

Virtual Storefronts by USPACE is helping small businesses cultivate an online presence by hosting sites and automating search engine optimization. The company plans to offer upgraded features like keyword tiers and featured business positioning in the future.

  • Valuation: $20 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Tobin Brogunier
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Oplign

Oplign is helping veterans get jobs by aligning them in the workforce with its hiring software. The company’s current focus is veterans, but it hopes to expand to students and other demographics in the future.

Consumer Products, Goods, & Services

Cadi

Cadi has developed a customer-focused golf marketplace that allows customers to try products before purchasing them. After a successful pilot test, the company reports signed letters of intent from 63 golf courses.

  • Valuation: $50 million
  • Platform: Dealmaker Securities
  • Founders: Tyler Gottstein and Matt Ahrens
  • Minimum Investment: $250

Energy, Power, & Natural Resources

Qnetic

Qnetic has developed an energy storage system to provide grid-level storage and make the transition to renewable energy cheaper. The company reports that its technology can store four to 12 hours of energy and costs half what a lithium-ion battery does.

  • Valuation: $15 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Michael Pratt and Loïc Bastard
  • Minimum Investment: $200

Financial & Insurance Products & Services

Tusk by VWC (previously Virtual World Computing)

Tusk by VWC is a web browser and search engine that is aiming to promote free speech. The company reports more than 40,000 installs and more than 30,000 monthly active users since April 2022.

  • Valuation: $10 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Jeffrey C. Bermant
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Nobody Studios

Nobody Studios is a venture studio that aims to launch 100 companies in the next five years. The studio has launched companies like Parentipity, a parent content platform, and Ovationz, a virtual talent marketplace.

  • Valuation: $30 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Gullak

Gullak has developed an app that helps users automate savings and invest in digital gold. The company reports 40,000 monthly transacting customers.

  • Valuation: $25 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Naimisha Rao, Dilip Jain, and Manthan Shah
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Stirling Bridge Group

Stirling Bridge Group provides debt-based venture capital and specialty finance to small and medium-sized businesses. The company hopes to gain working capital and make commercial loans to its clients.

  • Platform: Self Managed
  • Minimum Investment: $1

GUARDD

GUARDD has developed a platform to automate the compliance process for private companies looking to sell secondary shares. The company has been featured in articles by Cision, EIN Presswire, and Crowdfund Insider.

  • Valuation: $6 million
  • Platform: SeedInvest
  • Founders: Woodie Neiss, Doug Ellenoff, and Jim Dowd
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

SuperNet

SuperNet is a credit card company hoping to cater to cannabis, cryptocurrency, and other emerging markets. The company has partnered with North Bay Federal Credit Union and Gain Federal Credit Union.

  • Valuation: $70 million
  • Platform: Dalmore Group
  • Founders: Michael W.K. Tsang and dress wedding
  • Minimum Investment: $510

Food, Beverage, & Restaurants

Moriondo

Moriondo is a coffee company that helps reduce plastic waste with its no-pod coffee machine and coffee delivery service. The company offers both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales and subscriptions.

  • Valuation: $8 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Alvise Pasqualetti
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Bar Freda

Bar Freda is a live music venue and restaurant in Ridgewood, New York that is focused on bringing a world-class experience to regional artists and audiences. The business hopes to renovate its upstairs bar, open an additional bar on the lower floor, and increase street visibility.

  • Platform: MainVest
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Roots & Fruits Juicery

Roots & Fruits Juicery specializes in glass-bottled, cold-pressed juices, juice cleanses, and wellness shots. The juices are available at the company’s brick-and-mortar store or online for nationwide shipping.

  • Platform: Honeycomb
  • Founders: Sandra Touma
  • Interest rate: 12.5%
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Teeccino

Teeccino is a beverage company that makes herbal coffees and teas to help customers reduce caffeine intake and maintain energy. The products can be found in stores like Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market and online on Amazon.

  • Valuation: $60 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Caroline MacDougall
  • Minimum Investment: $250

Babe Kombucha

Babe Kombucha is a beverage company that sells kombuchas and yerba mates. The company has recently secured accounts with Grocery Outlet and Sprouts Farmers Market to be sold nationwide.

  • Valuation: $6 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Vinnie Pavan and Marco Quadros
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Highline Wellness

Highline Wellness is a supplement company specializing in CBD products like oil, bath bombs, and gummies. The company reports it has more than 80,000 customers and a 50% returning customer rate so far.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Christopher Roth and Brendan Rogers
  • Minimum Investment: $250

Rejuve Therapy

Rejuve Therapy treats athletes’ pain and inflammation with various therapies like percussion therapy, massage therapy, and cryotherapy. The company’s goal is to open a second location, hire additional administrative and wellness staff members, and expand its therapy offerings with additional equipment.

  • Interest rate: 11.75%
  • Platform: Honeycomb
  • Founders: Timothy Jackson
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Sensory Health

Sensory Health is aiming to make healthcare more accessible by creating adapted environments for people with sensory processing difficulties. These spaces may include white noise machines, adjustable LED lights, and fidget toys.

  • Valuation: $4 million
  • Platform: MicroVentures
  • Founders: Ben Hudson and Richard Margolin
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Marketing & Advertising

LiveRetail

LiveRetail has developed software that provides businesses with branded, ready-to-run digital advertisements to make online marketing less expensive and more accessible. The software currently has more than 700 configured brands with more than 30 million ready-to-run ads available.

  • Valuation: $20 million
  • Platform: Netshares
  • Minimum Investment: $200

Media, Entertainment, & Publishing

Spirit of Speedway

Spirit of Speedway is offering a partial ownership stake in a car that is competing in the Indy 500. The team’s goal is to enter a 100% fan-owned car.

Transportation, Automotive, Aviation, & Aerospace

The Jet

The Jet is an intercity bus company that aims to give its passengers a luxury experience with motion-canceling seats and amenities like Wi-Fi and onboard food and drink. The company reports $1.9 million in gross revenue since launching in November 2021.

  • Valuation: $13 million
  • Platform: SeedInvest
  • Founders: Chad Scarborough
  • Minimum Investment: $1,114

Christini EV

Christini EV is developing electric and hybrid recreational vehicles to help lower carbon emissions. The company is currently in the prototype stage with its electric all-terrain 4-wheeler.

  • Valuation: $11.1 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Minimum Investment: $498

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