New Deals for the Week Ending 12/9/22 - KingsCrowd

December 12, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 12/9/22

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

Simple Labs

Simple Labs has developed a device called Cogni that constantly monitors wine barrels and alerts users to changes in pH, temperature, and more. Simple Labs is testing more than 20 prototypes in different wineries, and another 15 wineries are interested.

  • Valuation: $7 million
  • Platform: SeedInvest
  • Founder: Mike Slone
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

Apparel & Fashion

Wray

Wray is a sustainable, size-inclusive luxury fashion brand targeting women. Wray earned $2.9 million in sales between September 2021 and September 2022, and it has a 59% repeat customer rate.

  • Valuation: $8 million
  • Platform: SeedInvest
  • Founders: Wray Serna and Bradford Stephens
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

Business Services, Software, & Applications

Mediar

Mediar’s software solution anonymously analyzes shopper behavior through a store’s security cameras. Its actionable insights help businesses improve their strategies and boost sales. Mediar already works with 14 consumer packaged goods companies and retailers on three different continents.

  • Valuation: $12 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Gustavo Lemos and Cristiano Paranhos
  • Minimum Investment: $150

 

Clinch

Clinch’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Flight Control, lets brands manage and optimize their digital advertisements across channels and collect data about ad viewers. Notable customers include Nestlé, AAA, and Hyundai.

  • Valuation: $120 million
  • Platform: OurCrowd
  • Founders: Oz Etzioni and Raz Peter
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Let Us Nudge

Let Us Nudge’s software solution uses incentives like coupons to optimize restaurant seating. It encourages customers to leave faster during busy hours and come visit during slow hours. Let Us Nudge had a successful pilot at Nathan’s Famous and was accepted into Starta’s accelerator program.

  • Valuation: $6 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Rehan Khanzada, Kunal Bavishi, and Sanket Gajjar
  • Minimum Investment: $249.90

 

CrowdSolve

CrowdSolve is a platform helping climate change innovators and entrepreneurs develop their startups. Users go through a series of educational modules called Blox, and they receive guidance from experienced mentors. CrowdSolve is partnering with universities and accelerator programs, and its platform currently has more than 40 active innovations.

  • Valuation: $6 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Tim Wolters and Leah Bowes
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Consumer Products, Goods & Services

Mediloq

Mediloq sells reusable, child-safe containers for outdoor recreation and is expanding toreplace single-use plastics with reusable containers for medicine, supplements, and more. Mediloq recently entered an agreement to sell its product in more than 2,000 B&M stores.

  • Valuation: $6 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Dan Estoque and Nick Legare
  • Minimum Investment: $248.85

 

GATR Coolers

GATR Cooler sells coolers, drinkware, apparel, customizable adhesive pads for boats, and more. Since 2017, the company’s revenue has grown more than 1,000%.

  • Valuation: $26 million
  • Platform: Dealmaker Securities
  • Founders: Bryan McGehee and Mitchell McGehee
  • Minimum Investment: $500

Financial & Insurance Products & Services

The Apartment Queen

The Apartment Queen educates women and helps them invest in multi-family apartments, securing a source of passive income. The company wants to empower women that are in abusive situations by giving them the tools for financial independence. 

Food, Beverage, & Restaurants

Rule G Brewing

Rule G Brewing will be a railroad-themed brewery and family restaurant in Coconut Creek, Florida. It has the support of SMART Local 33, a local union for train engineers and conductors.

  • Investment Multiple: 1.6
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founder: Ralph Rapa
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Hot Poppy

Hot Poppy is a grocery shopping and delivery app that lets customers purchase a variety of locally produced foods, drinks, and meals. The app has more than 100 producers and achieved 4,000 downloads completely organically.

  • Valuation: $3.5 million
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founders: Stuart Landis, Storm Sheler, and Vincent Maniscalco
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Well Seasoned

Well Seasoned delivers pre-seasoned, pre-portioned, and high-quality meats directly to consumers’ homes. The company has sold more than 7,000 boxes since launch, and it will expand to prepared seafood in 2023.

  • Valuation: $8 million
  • Platform: SeedInvest
  • Founders: Daniel Treiman and Jeff Sigal
  • Minimum Investment: $1,000

 

Tapped Mill Creek

Tapped Mill Creek will be a taproom and restaurant in Mill Creek, Washington selling Pacific Northwest-style dishes that feature seasonal and local ingredients alongside craft beer, wine, and more. The restaurant already has two other locations, and this one is expected to open in 2023.

  • Investment Multiple: 1.5x
  • Platform: MainVest
  • Founders: Sean Drought, Brian Radford, and Ivo Shilbach
  • Minimum Investment: $100

 

Inbox Beverage

Inbox Beverage sells complete distillery and craft brewery setups inside of shipping containers, so businesses and consumers can make their own beverages. Inbox Beverage has a sales pipeline worth more than $6 million.

  • Valuation: $20 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founders: Max Fann
  • Minimum Investment: $249.34

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

NovaXS Biotech

NovaXS Biotech is developing a smart, needle-free injection device that improves medicine absorption. It will pair with an app that gives injection reminders and connects patients to their doctors. The device is in the prototype stage and is expected to launch in 2024.

  • Valuation: $14 million
  • Platform: Republic
  • Founders: Alina Su, Jonathan Xing, and Alex Zou
  • Minimum Investment: $100

Real Estate & Construction

Brights Build

Brights Build is a construction company that will create 3D-printed homes and commercial spaces. It aims to quickly assemble affordable, sustainable homes while reducing waste from the construction process.

  • Valuation: $8.2 million
  • Platform: StartEngine
  • Founder: Becker Samarraie
  • Minimum Investment: $341.94

Transportation, Automotive, Aviation, & Aerospace

SOZ EV

SOZ EV completely converts preexisting trucks and buses into electric vehicles (EVs). It also sells EV trucks and buses, offers maintenance services, and installs charging stations for customers.

  • Investment Multiple: 3x
  • Platform: Wefunder
  • Founder: Leonard Mills
  • Minimum Investment: $100

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