New Deals for the Week Ending 04/17/2022 - KingsCrowd

April 18, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 04/17/2022

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.

 

KarbonPay

KarbonPay, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company automates the payroll data of businesses and helps them save money through payroll efficiency. The platform allows businesses to perform payroll calculations anytime, anywhere, without spending time on manual calculations. KarbonPay platform has been profitable with $2.5 million ARR and 30% EBITDA margins. The platform delivers about 40% savings to its customers compared to the existing payroll providers. Brad Price founded KarbonPay in 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $3,000,001. The campaign proceeds will be used for software development, sales and marketing, UX/UI, and new hires.

 

Coco Pago

Coco Pago, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform that makes remittances and sending money convenient and fast. The platform, PagO, allows migrants to send money back home in seconds via stablecoin. Families in Latin America can download the app, send and receive money in seconds, and pay for goods and services. Coco Pago is supported by Celo and has seen transactions growing $120 week-over-week. Kevin Charles, Victor Charles, and Francisco Martin founded Coco Pago in January 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $384,720. The campaign proceeds will be used for runway, paying salaries, and marketing.

 

2nd Skull

2nd Skull, with a valuation of $10.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company uses its patented Impact Absorption Technology to create protective headgear. The headgear of 2nd Skull is lightweight, breathable, and practical and features stalwart impact protection. 2nd Skull also plans to develop and launch a sensor-enabled wearable product line. Federico Olivares Velasco founded 2nd Skull in December 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,069,990. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch new products and improve lives.

 

Waldscraft

Waldscraft is raising funds on MainVest. The bakery operates as a home kitchen and makes unique bread, baked goods, and drinks. Waldscraft plans to open its first retail location, Madrona Rise, and create an atmosphere that embraces the village roots of the town. The offerings of Waldscraft include naturally leavened (sourdough) bread, beer and wine, small-batch baked goods, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal plates. Stacey Waldspurger founded Waldscraft in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to purchase equipment, purchase an artisan bread oven, and renovate.

 

Hydro Wind Energy

Hydro Wind Energy, with a valuation of $70 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a highly innovative technology, OceanHydro Omni, to harness the offshore wind. The technology, combined with the power of subsea oceanic pressure, provides reliable, clean, and low-cost energy and energy storage. The other products of Hydro Wind Energy include SubSea RO Wind and QuenchSea for seawater desalination. Lee King, Maryam Hassani, Hayk Vasilyan, Abdulla Ghaly, and Laura Dryden founded Hydro Wind Energy in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Digifox

Digifox, with a valuation of $42.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created an all-in-one finance app to manage personal finance. The app allows users to earn high interest rates on their savings and send payments across the world for pennies. It aggregates all the financial needs of individuals and helps them manage taxes, make payments, buy cryptocurrencies, and manage their savings. Nicholas Merten and Chase Poirier founded Digifox in July 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,002 and a maximum target of $4,999,998. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, marketing, and legal counsel and guidance.

 

La Borra Cafe California

La Borra Cafe California, with a valuation of $19.5 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a coffee chain with 70 branches in Mexico that is now expanding to California. The cafes of La Borra Cafe California offer coffee, snacks, art, books, and decor to satisfy the interests and intellect of the consumers. The coffee beans of La Borra are sourced directly from farmers in Mexico and roasted in-house. La Borra Cafe California has been the recipient of several awards and nominated for the best franchisee of the world in 2020. Leon Reffreger, Juan Comparan, Alexei Sandoval, and Mauricio Perez Toscano founded La Borra Cafe California in October 2020. 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 to open locations nationally and internationally.

 

Yornest

Yornest, with a valuation of $3.25 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a chat application that allows users to scale their group chats. The user experience of Yornest allows users to create large communities and keep them organized, less noisy, and engaging. Yornest has a fully developed product available in iOS and Google Play Stores. Currently, it spans five campuses and has more than 1,000 users. Michael Brizendine and Shaquile Noor founded Yornest in March 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for professional fees, founders’ salaries, and business developments.

 

Fan Owned Club

Fan Owned Club, with a valuation of $28.1 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The club is an association of fans, shareholders, and owners of professional soccer clubs. The membership to Fan Owned Club gives members access to and participation in critical operational and strategic decisions of the club, starting with the first club, FC Pinzgau Saalfelden. Mark Ciociola, Steve Paris, and Trey Fitz-Gerald founded Fan Owned Club in March 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $711,800. The campaign proceeds will be used for players and staff, live streaming and content, facility investment, marketing, and operating expenses.

 

EquityCoin

EquityCoin is raising funds on Seed At The Table. The company is tapping into blockchain technology to provide increased access to affordable housing. EquityCoin is the first digital token backed by affordable housing created for people who need it and for everyday people to share consistent rental income. EquityCoin has been named one of 2021’s most fundable companies and aims to help people build long-term wealth, earn rental income, and change lives. Vernon Jones founded EquityCoin in January 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to acquire multifamily real estate in Brooklyn and develop the MVP for EquityShare.

 

CGB Green Liberty Notes

CGB Green Liberty Notes is raising funds on Raise Green. The company is a part of Connecticut Green Bank and aims to accelerate green energy adoption in Connecticut. It focuses on supporting small businesses that are advancing energy efficiency and helps them in reducing their energy costs. The company has mobilized more than $2 billion of investment into the clean energy economy of Connecticut. Bryan Garcia founded CGB Green Liberty Notes in October 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to help strengthen Connecticut communities and support small businesses that are advancing energy efficiency in their buildings.

 

Karisha

Karisha, with a valuation of $7.21 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a community center for inclusive community health in Austin, Texas. The wellness center is innovative, integrative, and addresses healthcare inequities and disparities. Karisha provides direct services to those in need, irrespective of racism and other systemic inequities. It works on an affordable care membership model with the capacity to serve more than 4,000 members. Amina Haji founded Karisha in April 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,050 and a maximum target of $1,069,970. The campaign proceeds will be used for payroll, facilities, marketing, insurance, furniture, and equipment.

 

Kari Gran

Kari Gran, with a valuation of $11 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes clean and sustainable skincare products, especially for women older than 40 years of age who are experiencing menopause. The business specializes in dealing with dryness and makes products with 100% naturally nourishing ingredients and no added water. Kari Gran has maintained strong financial performance and reported $8.5 million in sales to date. Lisa Strain and Kari Gran founded Kari Gran in September 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.99 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.70. The campaign proceeds will be used to add more products to the product line and expand distribution.

 

Balanced Pharma

Balanced Pharma is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company intends to develop and sell a drug named Libracaine Dental. It is a pH-balanced injectable local anesthetic to be used for dental procedures. The drug is in the development phase and will be used to save time for dentists, reduce pain for patients, and improve the patient experience. J. Scott Keadle founded Balanced Pharma in 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $25,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, product manufacturing, product marketing and disease awareness, intellectual property development, and general and administrative purposes.


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