New Deals for the Week Ending 03/13/2022 - KingsCrowd

March 14, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 03/13/2022

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.

 

Dharma Southern Kitchen

Dharma Southern Kitchen, with a valuation of $15.2 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes and sells plant-based fast-casual Southern comfort food across Florida. The plant-based food of Dharma Southern Kitchen is nutritious and delicious and appeals to vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, and meat-eaters alike. The business is led by an experienced team and has opened two new locations in the past two years. Shaun Noonan founded Dharma Southern Kitchen in January 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.32 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.44. The campaign proceeds will be used to grow locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

 

Area 13 EBikes

Area 13 EBikes, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes and sells electric bicycles that balance quality, performance, and price. The business started off by selling parts that make all electric bike brands better and has now moved to make its own e-bikes. The company’s latest model of e-bikes is called the Falcon and is a full-suspension, carbon fiber EMTB. Kyle Chittock founded Area 13 EBikes in 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Wave Soda Company

Wave Soda Company, with a valuation of $18 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes happy and refreshing drinks with soda water, natural caffeine, and other natural ingredients. The unique formulation of Wave Sodas makes them a healthy alternative to traditional sodas with only 15 to 40 calories per can. Wave Soda Company launched its Cola soda in 2021 and is excited for the launch of the full line in 2022. Nat Noone and Bill Reed founded Wave Soda Company in August 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,997.20 and a maximum target of $999,997.20. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch new products and grow.

 

Light Art VR

Light Art VR, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company creates fully immersive VR content in stereoscopic, 8k, 360 degrees, and customized motion platforms. The business is focused on Islamic content and led by award-winning film directors and National Space Centre developers. Light Art VR has a recurring revenue model and recently closed its first $1.6 million government contract in the Middle East. Fahim Aref founded Light Art VR in November 2018. 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 intellectual property, international expansion, and hiring.

 

Dirt Burger

Dirt Burger is raising funds on MainVest. The food and drink shop serves 100% plant-based burgers, fries, shakes, and salads by using whole food production and vertical aeroponic farming. The business is vertically integrated with its own supply chain and combines lean manufacturing and indoor urban farming for higher profits. Dirt Burger plans to open its second location at Des Moines, IA, soon. Christopher Place founded Dirt Burger in May 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 for the buildout of the new space and purchasing equipment.

 

Steiner’s Coffee Cake of New York

Steiner’s Coffee Cake of New York, with a valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The business makes delicious, gluten-free, and ready-to-eat sweet baked goods. Steiner’s Coffee Cake of New York is focused on high-quality products, sustainability for the planet, and relationships with customers. The production capacity of the business has grown from 500 coffee cakes per week in 2018 to 14,000 coffee cakes per day in 2021. Nancy Steiner founded Steiner’s Coffee Cake of New York in October 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,068,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for launching the next product, chocolate fudge brownies.

 

Magnuss

Magnuss, with a valuation of $27.1 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a maritime shipping company that provides a wind-based propulsion system for global shipping. The system of Magnuss is a hi-tech sail and is called the Magnuss VOSS or vertically-variable Ocean Sail System. The Magnuss VOSS helps to reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and minimize costs. James Rhodes and Edward Shergalis founded Magnuss in January 2013. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Uptip

Uptip, with a valuation of $9 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is reinventing tipping and driving much-needed income for service workers. Uptip not only encourages tipping but also establishes a reliable channel for feedback. Uptip’s smartphone-based tipping and service review platform works for all service professions and offers transaction transparency. Eric Plam founded Uptip in July 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 hiring, marketing, and legal and accounting fees.

 

extraSlice

extraSlice, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed the world’s first agile office space platform that helps to search and sign for office spaces. The platform makes leasing an office space very easy and fast without sacrificing the benefits of a traditional office. extraSlice currently has annual recurring revenue of $2 million, with its inventory 100% occupied. Meghana Subramaniam and Binu Subramaniam founded extraSlice in January 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $99,999 and a maximum target of $4,999,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, software product development, and supply creation.

 

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 10 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 $2,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to work with project installations within six to nine months.

 

Xairos

Xairos, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Spaced Ventures. The company is building a global timing service demonstrated to be more accurate and secure than GPS timing. The business uses laser communications to provide accurate timing through satellite and fiber networks. Xairos has $500,000 study phase contracts with the US Air Force, NASA, and Navy. David Mitlyng and Dr. James Troupe founded Xairos in March 2019. 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 to expand the team and facilities and turn the proof-of-concept into a commercial product.

 

Puraclenz

Puraclenz, with a valuation of $29.7 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a device that cleans indoor air and exposed surfaces of viruses and mold. The certified ozone-free technology of Puraclenz, PCO, deactivates pathogens, including mold spores, bacteria, fungal allergens, and odors. Puraclenz has patents issued in the USA, China, Japan, and Macau and has pending patents filed in UAE, India, Canada, South Korea, and for the European Patent Organisation. Chris Dooley and Wendell Minnick founded Puraclenz in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

FilmHedge

FilmHedge, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. The company works as a lending marketplace for media projects. It is building out its product to improve the efficiency of matching lender financial institutions with deals in media. FilmHedge has tens of potential media projects in its pipeline and has financial institutions on its platform with cumulative financing facilities of $100 million. Jon Gosier founded FilmHedge in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $3,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, future wages, PR, and general working capital.

 

Sazi Foods

Sazi Foods, with a valuation of $1.9 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The company develops and markets hemp seed-based food products to consumers who care about the environment and what they eat. The business plans to start with an e-commerce and food truck-only model to promote its sustainable plant-based food products. Sazi Foods has developed nine products and has memberships with networking associations, including Hemp Open Space and Global Hemp Association. Lisa Newmann, Joe Perello, and Barbara Newman founded Sazi Foods in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for inventory, production, marketing, customer acquisition, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Tubby’s Taste

Tubby’s Taste is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business makes Jamaican-inspired vegan cookies and sells them online direct to consumers and through grocery stores. In addition, the company offers monthly subscriptions, one-off purchases, and corporate gift packs. Tubby’s Taste has a loyal customer base and has been featured in Eater Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times, and VegOut magazine. Danielle Tubbs founded Tubby’s Taste in October 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $100,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for machinery, packaging, advertising, inventory, rent, and hiring.

 

Four Screens

Four Screens, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a new media company championing diversity. The company supports people of color, women, and underrepresented communities. Four Screens makes movies and TV shows that highlight stories of diversified communities and has created multiple projects. The company has generated $1.2 million in the last three years. Messiah Jacobs founded Four Screens in March 2010. 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 team expansion, project development, and production of shows.

 

Quantbase

Quantbase, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform for automated high-risk investments in stocks, crypto, NFTs, and alternative assets. The platform is standardizing high-risk investing and has gotten to a $50 million assets under management waitlist. Quantbase is led by an experienced team with backgrounds in hedge funds, portfolio management, and AI. Thomas Stewart and Som Mohapatra founded Quantbase in September 2021. 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, marketing, and partnerships.

 

No Limit Technology Holdings

No Limit Technology Holdings is raising funds on Rialto Markets. It is an online gaming company with two gaming platforms and a cryptocurrency of its own, NoLimitCoin. The platforms and currency provide safe and fast gaming transactions at a low cost. No Limit Technology Holdings follows specific protocols and aims to be the market leader in the sports betting market. Rafael Groswirt founded No Limit Technology Holdings in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $4,900,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

HitCheck

HitCheck, with a valuation of $12.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a patented video game-like technology that screens nine cognitive brain functions in just seven minutes. The technology is aimed at detecting concussions among athletes and military personnel. HitCheck serves the US Department of Defense and has secured a key partnership with the NFL Alumni Association. Mike Piha and Dr. Jake Benford founded HitCheck in July 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.51 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.51. The campaign proceeds will be used to grow its subscriber base.

 

American Gothic Pizza

American Gothic Pizza is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company makes and supplies artisan pizza for social gatherings and corporate events. The business has an extensive party menu and three mobile pizza ovens to cater to the needs of its customers. The artisan pizzas of American Gothic Pizza are restaurant-quality and served to social gatherings and corporate clients in their own comfortable surroundings. Brian Webster and Cheryl Webster founded American Gothic Pizza in August 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $25,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to purchase a food trailer and other equipment.

 

Block Forms

Block Forms, with a valuation of $2 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. The company has developed its form automation software that aims to revolutionize the global document management system. The software of Block Forms enables users to provide data through a single interface and have the information populate into all the required channels. Block Forms is a member of the Preccelerator program in Santa Monica, California, and has earned initial customers, including GIS Benefits and Icarus Investment Group. Tanya Vucetic founded Block Forms in December 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, future wages, and general working capital.

 

OOTify

OOTify, with a valuation of $12.8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a digital health solution that unifies relevant mental health resources. The system uses an evidence-based algorithm to connect those in need of mental health resources with relevant resources and simplifies the navigation process. The patent-pending platform of OOTify uses clinical and sub-clinical solutions to address a wide range of mental health challenges. Ravi Sharma and Berke Brown founded OOTify in June 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

LQR House

LQR House is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company aims to provide digital marketing and brand development services to companies in the alcoholic beverage space. Currently, LQR House is working on the development of premium limited batch spirits, establishing an exclusive wine club, and marketing brands. The products of LQR House include SWOL Tequila and Soleil Vino. Sean Dollinger founded LQR House in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $20,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for acquiring distribution licenses and third-party brands, marketing, and working capital.


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