New Deals for the Week Ending 03/20/2022 - KingsCrowd

March 21, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 03/20/2022

 

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.

 

Speranza Therapeutics

Speranza Therapeutics, with a valuation of $7.67 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a medical device and biotechnology company that makes and distributes medical devices and generic drugs to treat a variety of diseases. The company is developing S.T. Genesis, a medical device to help reduce withdrawal symptoms from opioids, and Soothe-OM, a mucoadhesive product to treat oral mucositis. Sal Rafanelli founded Speranza Therapeutics in September 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,997.39 and a maximum target of $1,069,996.33. The campaign proceeds will be used for clinical trials, receiving approvals, and launching the products.

 

Green Ninja

Green Ninja, with a valuation of $9.46 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has created a comprehensive science curriculum that combines science education with real-world problem-solving. The academic experience of Green Ninja makes students champions for change in their homes and communities. Green Ninja has a proven track record with more than $1 million in annual sales and more than 10,000 students using the curriculum every single day. Eugene Cordero founded Green Ninja in July 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.22 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.96. The campaign proceeds will be used for program expansion and growth.

 

Content Launch

Content Launch, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a content marketing platform to reach, engage, and convert audiences. Content Launch’s patent-pending Content Plan to Production Engine helps agencies plan customized content topics, order the content, and analyze the current content in minutes. Content Launch has 100 active clients and $30,000 to $50,000 monthly recurring revenue. Jon Wuebben founded Content Launch in October 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, sales, and software development.

 

Granite Coast Brewing Company

Granite Coast Brewing Company is raising funds on MainVest. The brewery is located in Peabody, MA, and provides innovative, creative, historical, and collaborative beer. Granite Coast Brewing Company has a loyal customer base and has earned five “Best of” Awards in the past two years. Rob Dunn and Jeff Marquis founded Granite Coast Brewing Company in February 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $35,000 and a maximum target of $85,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for space upgrades, new brewhouse, and wort chiller.

 

Envel

Envel, with a valuation of $40.3 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a financial technology company that focuses on building autonomous banking. The digital banking application partners with nbkc bank to hold the funds safe and secure. Envel is powered by patent-pending autonomous banking technology and has more than 32,000 users. Steve Le Roux, Matina Dimitriadou, and Diederik Meeuwis founded Envel in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $4,440,924. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, cost of revenue, hosting fees, and current team member salaries.

 

Decibel

Decibel, with a valuation of $5.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform that enables users to create and launch audio ads in minutes. It is a DIY audio ad buying platform that helps people create, target, and launch their audio ads across platforms like Spotify, Pandora, Podcasts, and Digital Radio. Decibel has more than 300 users, including Slice, US Airline, Compass, and YC Companies. Jeromy Sonne founded Decibel in February 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $113,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for salaries for the existing team.

 

Just Wings

Just Wings is raising funds on Wefunder. The company works with restaurants and ghost kitchens to support their delivery-online model. Just Wings helps these businesses reduce their labor and delivery costs and increase revenues. The platform will also enable new restaurants to reach out to a new customer base. Just Wings mainly targets the international market and already has restaurants partnering in France. Mohamed Kaada founded Just Wings in October 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $200,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for business development, marketing, packaging, R&D, and operations.

 

SciTech Development

SciTech Development, with a valuation of $63.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The pharmaceutical company is focused on advancing breakthrough cancer treatments. The company has developed SDP, its proprietary drug delivery platform, that helps to develop and deliver new and better drugs for cancers. SciTech Development is also on its way to beginning clinical trials for ST-001, a potential drug for the treatment of lymphoma. Earle Holsapple founded SciTech Development in March 2000. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999 and a maximum target of $4,999,997.75. The campaign proceeds will be used for the FDA approval of ST-001 and the development of new drugs.

 

OYO Fitness

OYO Fitness, with a valuation of $16.6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a fitness and health company that makes fitness accessible to everyone, anytime, anyplace. The flagship product of OYO Fitness is NOVA Personal Gym, and the company plans to launch new products, including SpiraFlex powered OYO and NOVA Gyms, SpiraGym home gyms, and OYO Total Body Massagers. OYO Fitness has also developed SpiraFlex Resistance Technology for NASA. Paul Francis founded OYO Fitness 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 to launch new products.

 

Wealth Stack

Wealth Stack, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a financial software company creating scalable and digital solutions for SMBs and banks to grow and for Americans to access financial education. The company partners with small businesses and helps them with corporate retirement benefit plans, financial advisory services, and access to capital. Andrew Glaze founded Wealth Stack in December 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999 and a maximum target of $999,999. The campaign proceeds will be used to add more business partners and grow.

 

VGFIT

VGFIT, with a valuation of $24 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company deals in creating a concept and designing and developing web applications. The IT developing company has a great passion for iOS, Android, and web development and has been working on mobile platforms of top tech companies. VGFIT has reported more than 30 million downloads across the AppStore and Google Play Store and has shown consistent growth in revenue over the past four years. Vladimir Colosov, Valeriu Gutu, Andrei Calugaru, Maxim Calugaru founded VGFIT in June 2016. 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 marketing, future optimizations, and company growth.

 

Taylor Hoffman

Taylor Hoffman, with a valuation of $25.3 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a wealth management firm with its proprietary fintech platform, Avidus, that aims to democratize investment management. The first offering of Avidus is its Avidus Premier Strategy, whose investors will receive a portfolio of 30 companies in the United States. Taylor Hoffman is led by an experienced team and is on track to reach $2 million recurring revenue, growing at 36.7% year-over-year. Brandon Taylor and Gabe Hoffman founded Taylor Hoffman in December 2018. 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 advertising and marketing, software and technology development, staff expansion, and operational reserves.

 

KnaQ

KnaQ, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a social marketplace where freelancers, independent workers, hobbyists, and small business owners can come together to share their skills and knowledge. The skills are divided into 24 categories and range anywhere from cooking and photography to investing in crypto. KnaQ is live and has more great features on the roadmap. Stephen Catanzano founded KnaQ in June 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.84 and a maximum target of $4,999,999.68. The campaign proceeds will be used to add more community members and become cash flow positive.

 

Karma Baker

Karma Baker, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The bakery makes plant-based, gluten-free, and healthy desserts that taste as good as they look. The offerings include cookies, cakes, and pies and cater to all groups of people with a variety of food preferences. Karma Baker has a loyal social media following and has reported 160% growth in online sales since 2018. Arek Reeder and Celine Ikeler founded Karma Baker in October 2014. 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 to open three more satellite bakers, expand online presence and delivery to Canada, and grow to more than 1 million customers served.

 

Swift Rails

Swift Rails, with a valuation of $15.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is offering a new way of transportation with its on-demand personal vehicles working with zero emissions. The autonomous vehicles are powered by electric motors and use renewable energy. Swift Rails has partnered with a well-established national transportation practice and the support of a top engineering university. It has a growing sales pipeline already with $200 million in good-to-excellent opportunities. Kevin Neumaier founded Swift Rails in 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,004 and a maximum target of $534,996. The campaign proceeds will be used for business development, design and engineering, materials, and marketing.

 

infiniRel

infiniRel, with a valuation of $9 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an early warning system that solves the problem of unreliability with renewable energy and electric vehicles. The infinitely reliable and massively scalable early warning system of infiniRel predicts power electronic failures. infiniRel has patents granted for the US and key European markets and expects to reach $160 million in revenue by 2026. Bert Wank founded infiniRel in July 2009. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for sales and marketing, software update, R&D, and pre-production hardware.

 

Cocktail Squad

Cocktail Squad, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes a full line of authentic and premium canned cocktails. The high-quality, ready-to-drink cocktails of Cocktail Squad come in sleek 12 ounce recyclable cans and are known for their consistency and value for money. Cocktail Squad already has a distribution of nine different items in 15 markets and has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg, and Good Housekeeping. Lauren Maggio and John Maggio founded Cocktail Squad in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.36 and a maximum target of $999,999.24. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Sun50

Sun50, with a valuation of $5.01 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes sun protection clothing that is fashion-forward, sustainable, and ethically made. The fabrics used by Sun50 are certified eco-friendly, third-party UV tested for UPF, ATSM, and AATCC rating standards, and made in the USA. The annual sales of Sun50 increased 135% in 2021 over 2020. Christine Covarrubias founded Sun50 in July 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.05. The campaign proceeds will be used to expand the market share, grow the distribution network, and increase brand recognition.

 

Petpal

Petpal, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. It is an online platform for all the pet needs of Indian pet owners. The company allows users to order pet products, including food, medicine, and accessories, and receive them at their doorstep with same-day shipping. Petpal has fulfilled more than 8,400 pet food and supply orders and more than 7,600 digital veterinary bookings in 2021. Srivastava Gorthy founded Petpal in 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $310,484. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing and advertising, promotions, shipping and delivery, salaries, and legal and accounting fees.

 

Legacy Concierge

Legacy Concierge, with a valuation of $6.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a system to protect people’s wealth after they pass away. The system catalogs, locates, and secures the assets and saves hundreds of hours of tedious work. Legacy Concierge has completed its Version 1.0, has been test-marketing, and has partnered with a number of law firms and wealth advisors. Betsy L. Ehrenberg founded Legacy Concierge in June 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.60 and a maximum target of $1,069,998.80. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch the nationwide marketing program, introduce new products, and provide ancillary functionality.

 

Gobekli

Gobekli, with a valuation of $5.15 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The company has developed a tool that maps and stacks the work completed by people and makes their knowledge and skills easily visible. The prototype maps the connections between knowledge and skills earned through online courses into graph files. The stackable course maps will then be used to provide powerful visualizations and insights. Danny Done founded Gobekli in January 2020. 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 technology infrastructure, engineering, sales and marketing, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Soil Connect

Soil Connect, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company has developed a SaaS platform that provides dirt solutions and logistics for the construction industry. The platform works as a marketplace and helps contractors and construction professionals to track, transport, and acquire soil and aggregates. Soil Connect’s platform was launched in 2021 and reported an annual run rate of $476,000 by the end of the year. Cliff Fetner founded Soil Connect in March 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product growth and execution and build-out of the sales and marketing team.

 

Virtual Athletics League

Virtual Athletics League, with a valuation of $9.99 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is focused on bringing a competitive scene in the VR games industry. The business works with content creators across social platforms to market VR titles and hosts large events among VR studios, including its VR Summer and Winter Games. Virtual Athletics League has partnered with major game titles, including Far Cry, The Walking Dead, and Creed, and reported 300% revenue growth since 2020. Ryan Burningham and Ryan Ouzounian, and Bobbi Alexandrova founded Virtual Athletics League in January 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.60 and a maximum target of $1,059,598.80. The campaign proceeds will be used to grow the team size, improve the tournament and league infrastructure, expand the current IP, start some publishing efforts, and host more events.

 

The Queen’s Head

The Queen’s Head is raising funds on MainVest. It is an upcoming premier entertainment venue for the LGBTQ+ population of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The gay bar has obtained permits and licenses and is set to open in late fall. The Queen’s Head will function as the gathering place and community builder for the queer community and offer food, drinks, and entertainment. Daniel Bund founded The Queen’s Head in June 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $100,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for kitchen equipment and renovations, interior renovations, lighting upgrade, sound equipment, and debt refinancing.

 

Virtual Sapiens

Virtual Sapiens, with a valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is building technology to amplify human connections using AI. The scalable and personalized solution of Virtual Sapiens includes a personalized communication coach, manager and team insight dashboards, audience engagement metrics, and integration with existing platforms. Rachel Cossar and Neal Kaiser founded Virtual Sapiens in September 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $100,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product and talent development, marketing, and operations.

 

Globalist

Globalist, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a members-only travel community that is highly curated and highly coveted. It is the world’s largest database of travel itineraries with highly sophisticated audience targeting and industry-leading marketing and digital infrastructure. Globalist has partnered with Coca-Cola, Tiffany’s, and Procter & Gamble and has generated $10 million in revenue. Ari S. Goldberg and Brandon Feldman founded Globalist in January 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 ad spend and influencer marketing, and further development of the app.

 

Pit Liquor

Pit Liquor, with a valuation of $7.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes deodorants from whiskey and vodka. The natural deodorants of Pit Liquor do not cause rashes, reactions, or pain and help to fight stink with their revolutionary formulas. Pit Liquor has partnered with wholesalers, including Nordstrom, Faire, and more, and reported 77% year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2021. Erica L Feucht and Jason Feucht founded Pit Liquor in September 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $534,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for branding, marketing, new label project rollout, new stainless steel bottle project rollout, and debt repayment.

 

Kolaboration Ventures

Kolaboration Ventures, with a valuation of $500 million, is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The cannabis company specializes in the cultivation, non-volatile manufacturing, retail, brand development, and distribution of cannabis. The brands in Kolaboration Ventures’ portfolio include Farms Brand, Fat Boys Farms, Ole 4 Fingers, Atoms Infused Flower, Rio Vista Farms, and CoCo Farms. Kolaboration Ventures has a differentiated product portfolio, is vertically integrated, and is led by an experienced team. Martin Wesley, Charles Wesley, and Andrew Wesley founded Kolaboration Ventures in 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $25,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for support of existing operations in California, reduction of liabilities, acquisition of additional properties, and developing additional strategic partnerships.


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