New Deals for the Week Ending 04/24/2022 - KingsCrowd

April 25, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 04/24/2022

 

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.

 

Overspray Art Supply

Overspray Art Supply is raising funds on Honeycomb. The art gallery supplies all types of art supplies for the youth and others in the community. The business sells oil paint, brushes, spray paint, caps, synthetic brushes, acrylic and watercolor paints, aerosol paints, and premium canvases. Overspray Art Supply is a first-of-its-kind business in Pomona, CA, and finds its customers in the creative members of the community. Gabby Leyva founded Overspray Art Supply in February 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $50,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for purchasing inventory for the store.

 

Noodlepig

Noodlepig is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is an upcoming hip ramen shop in Grand Rapids that will provide delicious ramen to the customers. The business will serve hip ramen and boba through a quick-service model where everything will be fast but real. Everything, including the noodles and bone-broth, will be made in-house and will also help eradicate child hunger. Chris Wessely founded Noodlepig in March 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 funding the restaurant buildout and working capital.

 

Outta Sight Pizza

Outta Sight Pizza is raising funds on SMBX. The business makes a rotating menu of San Francisco-style pizza with a variety of seasonal ingredients. The pizzas of Outta Sight Pizza combine the love for crispy NY slices with the technique of Neapolitan pies. Eric Ehler and Peter Dorrance founded Outta Sight Pizza in May 2021. 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 inventory, working capital, leasehold improvements, and purchasing equipment.

 

Big C Waffles

Big C Waffles is raising funds on MainVest. The company sells waffles and chicken and aims to work on a franchise-based model. The business has perfected all aspects of waffles and chicken on the highest levels and sells in stadiums, festivals, weddings, corporate events, and college universities. Big C Waffles plans to focus on franchising and make the company a brand and a household name. Carl Richardson founded Big C Waffles in October 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $45,000 and a maximum target of $120,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to start franchising the brand and concept.

 

The Black Bread Company

The Black Bread Company, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The business manufactures and sells gourmet sliced bread and bread products. The products of The Black Bread Company are full of flavor, fresh, free of additives, and are sold nationwide. The business has 45,000 social media followers and generated $263,000 in sales within the last year. Mark Edmond, Jamel Lewis, and Charles Alexander founded The Black Bread Company in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,996.88 and a maximum target of $1,069,877.44. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Ossa

Ossa, with a valuation of $14 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a marketplace that connects brands with podcast advertising. The podcaster and listener-owned podcast network amplifies the voices of women, recognizes their value, and accelerates their path in the podcast industry. Ossa has a network of more than 13,000 women podcasters with a monthly reach of more than 12 million listeners. Marla Isackson founded Ossa in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.80 and a maximum target of $1,069,994.80. The campaign proceeds will be used to increase the revenue, grow the podcasters, and position the company as the go-to platform for advertisers and podcasters.

 

BeoFior

BeoFior, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company makes 100% vegan, plant-powered, and cruelty-free skincare. The products of BeoFior are also enhanced with cannabinoid infusions, including CBD, CBG, and CBDA. BeoFior has been featured in VOGUE and Amazon Indie Beauty and has generated $316,000 in revenue to date. Kevin Boyer and Kevin Fortuna founded BeoFior in August 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 new product development, UGC expansion, category expansion, educational enhancements, and affiliate partnerships.

 

Freshly Baked Company

Freshly Baked Company is raising funds on MainVest. It is a micro cannabis company that makes cannabis products, including biscotti, macaroons, and vapes. It is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of all Montel Williams THC products in Massachusetts and plans to launch Inspire by Montel, an exclusive vape line in Massachusetts. Freshly Baked Company aims to give back to the community and help veterans with its cannabis products. Philip Smith and Jenny Roseman founded Freshly Baked Company 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 to expand the product distribution and launch new product lines.

 

Diesel Beverages

Diesel Beverages, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes strain-specific cannabis terpene beverages without CBD or THC. The beverages have the therapeutic properties of cannabis terpenes, all-natural flavors, and no limits for distribution channels. Diesel Beverages has top distributor partnerships, is selling on Amazon, and plans to reach $6 million in revenue by 2024. Marc Brannigan and Natalie Mondine founded Diesel Beverages in January 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 production costs of cans and concentrates, staffing, and marketing.

 

Bloomcatch

Bloomcatch, with a valuation of $3 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a one-stop-shop for plant parents that provides them with e-commerce, plant care, and identification in a single platform. The app connects plant sellers to buyers using API, helps in plant identification using AI, and shares plant care instructions and guidance from plant experts. Bloomcatch is led by an experienced team and is used all over the US. Raymond Magee founded Bloomcatch in May 2016. 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 marketing, software development, and employee salaries.

 

TBJ Gourmet

TBJ Gourmet, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes sweet, spreadable bacon jam using unusable bacon ends. The bacon jam of TBJ Gourmet rescues pounds of bacon from being wasted and is sold through 7,500 grocery stores and 5,000 restaurants. TBJ Gourmet has generated $6 million in total revenue and has been profitable since its inception. Michael Oraschewsky founded TBJ Gourmet in November 2013. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,055 and a maximum target of $534,944. The campaign proceeds will be used for building the plant, purchasing equipment, and operations.

 

Cytonics Corporation

Cytonics Corporation, with a valuation of $58.9 million, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company is a leader in regenerative medicine and has developed innovative therapies for musculoskeletal diseases like osteoarthritis. Cytonics has created an Autologous Platelet Integrated Concentration system concentrating materials from patients’ blood to treat their own damaged joints. The company has a strong IP portfolio with 22 issued US and international patents. Gaetano Scuderi founded Cytonics Corporation in July 2006. 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 IND-enabling preclinical study and GMP production of CYT-108.

 

Horror Hub Marketplace

Horror Hub Marketplace, with a valuation of $2 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a dual-sided marketplace for horror fans, creators, and vendors. It connects buyers and sellers, builds a horror community, and is home to all things horror. The platform allows sellers to sell unique horror items and collectible horror products, buyers to find new products, and fans to meet other fans. Nathan Bryner founded Horror Hub Marketplace in August 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 product development, inventory, and marketing.

 

Cape Cod Cellars

Cape Cod Cellars is raising funds on SMBX. The company curates wines from all over the world that reflect the taste, spirit, and qualities of the Cape, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. Cape Cod Cellars offers a unique experience to everyone with its own CCC branded reserve and finest wines from the world. The business also ships to more than 40 states in the US and has a Wine Club with monthly wine subscriptions. Timothy Cooney founded Cape Cod Cellars in October 2019. 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 a marketing officer, hiring other staff, and inventory.

 

Radar4.ai

Radar4.ai, with a valuation of $4.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an enterprise platform that connects businesses to the right experts just when they need them. The platform helps to improve employee engagement, employee productivity, onboarding, project success, and institutional knowledge retention. Nils Bunde and Joseph Flahiff founded Radar4.ai in April 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 development, sales and marketing, hiring, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Zomo

Zomo, with a valuation of $14 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform that allows fitness creators to offer live-streaming and on-demand classes. The platform streamlines online commerce for fitness creators  and enables them to grow their brand and monetize their content. Zomo also comes with AI technology that helps in giving Fitbit-level data using just a camera. Arnab Raychaudhuri founded Zomo in September 2020. 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 engineering, product development, sales, and marketing.

 

Kidcaboo

Kidcaboo, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a rideshare service for children with high levels of safety, security, comfort, and reliability. The business uses safety-enhancing and operational technology to facilitate rides between experienced driving nannies and children of busy and working parents. Kidcaboo has an average 70% week-over-week growth rate, with revenue growing from $10,000 per month since its launch in early February 2022. Rebecca Lock founded Kidcaboo in September 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for state licensing, legal fees, salaries, and app development.

 

Blossom Flower

Blossom Flower is raising funds on MainVest. It is a licensed cannabis delivery operator in Holyoke, MA. The business has highly curated cannabis products and delivers them with consistent and first-class service. Blossom Flower also supports social equity and small businesses and believes in giving back to the community. Damaris Aponte founded Blossom Flower in September 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for fleet expansion and working capital.

 

Arcum Partners

Arcum Partners, with a valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform that identifies customers who might leave and helps to retain them. The platform uses a machine learning model to develop proactive retention strategies for customers and provide necessary retention tools to the clients. Arcum Partners has four clients and one partnership and has analyzed 150,000 unique merchants to date. Sebastian Builes and Tad Zhang founded Arcum Partners in July 2019. 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 client software development, implementation, R&D of new products, and marketing.

 

Digital Frontier Marketing

Digital Frontier Marketing, with a valuation of $27 million, is raising funds on TruCrowd. The company helps its clients gain broad public use of their currencies in retail outlets and manages its celebrity-based NFT sales platform. The business does not get directly involved in the sale of coins but increases the willingness of the public and businesses to accept the clients’ currencies. Digital Frontier Marketing has already completed the first investor distribution of more than 10 million coins and has completed over 20 meads appearances for its clients. Robert Cefail founded Digital Frontier Marketing in September 2017. 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 for marketplace creation and development, distribution, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Boone’s Bourbon

Boone’s Bourbon, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is an award-winning bourbon label that makes real American homegrown bourbon whiskey. The bourbon of Boone’s Bourbon has a sweet and smoky flavor and is distilled with corn, rye, and barley. The brand has grown from a homegrown to a national brand and has loyal consumers across the country. Tyler Boone founded Boone’s Bourbon in March 2022. 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 the company’s official barrel program and its beer product.

 

Anchor & Hope

Anchor & Hope is raising funds on MainVest. It is a winery located in Providence, RI that produces and imports wines in collaboration with farmers and winemakers. The company is known for packaging its wines innovatively and selling them in kegs and cans. Anchor & Hope wines are currently sold at retail stores and restaurants in six states and plan to launch in more states soon. James Davids and Marissa Stashenko founded Anchor & Hope in March 2018. 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 build a tasting room and event space overlooking the Seekonk River in Rumford, RI.

 

Redcrest Kitchen

Redcrest Kitchen is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business has been operating as a quick-service concept and serves fried chicken in South Philadelphia. It now plans to open a full-service restaurant with high-quality food and casual dining vibes. The restaurant will also offer a full bar along with its dinner service, lunch service, and brunch. Adam Volk founded Redcrest Kitchen in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $70,000 and a maximum target of $120,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for floor repair, draft system rehabilitation, bathroom remodeling, equipment, furniture, and inventory.

 

Vironix Health

Vironix Health, with a valuation of $11.2 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company uses AI for the early detection and remote monitoring of heart and lung diseases. The AI-enabled technology of Vironix Health helps in detecting and triaging heart failure, COPD, and asthma flare-ups. The company has a world-class R&D collaboration with Oxford University and $150 million of potential ARR from current LOIs. Sumanth Swaminathan, Sriram Ramanathan, Christopher Landon, and Botros Toro founded Vironix Health in April 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,006 and a maximum target of $1,069,989. The campaign proceeds will be used for personnel and professional services, product and clinical development, marketing, and SG&A.

 

Angle Tree Brewery

Angle Tree Brewery is raising funds on MainVest. It is an upcoming brewery in North Attleboro, MA, and aims to brew the finest quality craft ales and lagers. The business also plans to celebrate the history of its location and bring the community together with its craft beer and artist communities. Jonathan Connolly, Tim Auclair, and Michael LeBaron founded Angle Tree Brewery in November 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $50,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to finish the buildout and purchase some additional equipment.

 

Propeller

Propeller, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a social marketing platform to create social impact at scale. The platform taps into the culture to drive action and advocates for causes that people are fired up about. The digital marketing platform of Propeller is community funded and helps build movements for change. Propeller has generated $3.1 million in revenue to date, with a 400% increase in revenue from 2021 to 2022. Brandon Deroche founded Propeller in August 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $990,902. The campaign proceeds will be used for platform improvements, technology development, staffing, and marketing.

 

Koia

Koia, with a valuation of $115 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes delicious and plant-based drinks that make nutrition accessible to all. The drinks of Koia are healthy, delicious, packed with protein, little sugar, and suitable for everyone. Koia has sold more than 38 million bottles and generated $36.4 million in 2021 sales revenue. Chris Hunter founded Koia in October 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, general corporate purposes, and working capital.

 

StartEngine

StartEngine, with a valuation of $1.32 billion, is raising funds on StartEngine through Regulation A crowdfunding. It is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to invest in startups and early-stage companies. At the same time, the entrepreneurs also get the opportunity to raise funds from the public through StartEngine Crowdfunding. StartEngine has doubled its revenue annually for three years straight and generated more than $25 million in revenue through November 2021. Howard Marks and Kevin O’Leary founded StartEngine in 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $46,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, operations, and product development.

 

CoLabs Int’l

CoLabs Int’l is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company is using its innovative technology and unique absorption limiting science to reduce unwanted absorption of drugs into the skin and the environment. The Quantasphere (QS) technology of CoLabs forms a wall around an active ingredient before placing it in a formulation to create a unique delivery vessel. Laura Cohen founded CoLabs Int’l in 2008. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $19,500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, raw materials and inventory, and working capital.

 

Pharmagreen Biotech

Pharmagreen Biotech is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company aims to use innovative tissue culture technology for the preservation of plant species. Pharmagreen Biotech uses tissue culture science to make the highest quality, disease-free, and genetically same plantlets of high CBD hemp. The optimized plant growth technology of Pharmagreen eliminates disease and contamination, reduces growing time, and assures high-quality products. Peter Wojcik founded Pharmagreen Biotech in 2007. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $7,500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for real property lease or acquisition, equipment, construction costs, working capital, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Madre Tierra

Madre Tierra is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company works with small-scale mining operators and artisanal miners to aggregate gold purchases and sell it into international markets. The business has licenses to buy gold from the Colombian countryside at discounted prices and sell it at international spot prices. Madre Tierra has a unique gold trading license and has full support from the Colombian government. Sasha Kaplun founded Madre Tierra in 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $49,999,999.50. The campaign proceeds will be used for gold exploration expenses, working capital, and general corporate purposes.

 

Graze

Graze is raising funds on Dalmore Group through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company makes and sells fully-autonomous electric lawn mowers for the landscaping industry. The electric lawnmowers of Graze help reduce labor costs, operator injuries, and fuel costs. Graze increases mowing margins by five times and is set for growth. The mowers of Graze have a robust sensor suite and can safely self-navigate in and around commercial job sites. John Vlay founded Graze in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $15,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, personnel, and general overhead.


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