New Deals for the Week Ending 06/19/2022 - KingsCrowd

June 21, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 06/19/2022

 

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.

 

IZOLA

IZOLA is raising funds on MainVest. It is a top bakery in San Diego that makes croissants and warm sourdough. The business is reinventing the American bakery with its superior products, elevated hospitality, and warm hot-from-the-oven offerings. The products are made using high-quality ingredients and served hot all day. IZOLA has generated 384% year-over-year growth and reached profitability in less than two years. Jeffrey Brown and Jennifer Chen founded IZOLA in January 2005. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $430,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the development of distribution channels, hiring, training of talent, and real estate acquisition and improvement.

 

Attn: Grace

Attn: Grace, with a valuation of $11 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has created a bio-based and skin-safe line of women’s incontinence products. The clean and curated products cater to aging women and help them deal with bladder leaks hygienically and gracefully. Attn: Grace used its patented technology to create a line of liners, pads, briefs, and wipes made from upcycled sugarcane waste. The company has generated more than $1 million in trailing 12 months’ revenue and projects reaching $31 million in 2023. Alexandra Fennell and Mia Abbruzzese founded Attn: Grace in November 2017. 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 launch new products, scale, and expand.

 

Rebuff Reality

Rebuff Reality, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company makes hardware accessories to amplify existing AR/VR products. Additionally, the products themselves are purchasable in a fun and immersive VR online shopping environment. Rebuff Reality has already shipped more than 50 products and 100,000 units to more than 70 countries globally and generated $4.7 million in revenue in 2021. Joe Sciacchetano founded Rebuff Reality in January 2017. 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 research and development, sales and marketing, general and administrative expenses, and working capital.

 

Value Add Growth REIT III

Value Add Growth REIT III, with a valuation of $75 million, is raising funds on PicMii. The business aims to invest in real estate projects across the country, with special emphasis on multifamily value-add properties. The business will also invest in commercial real estate sectors, including projects, data centers, medical office projects, and self-storage facilities. Value Add Growth REIT III will try to identify projects that have become distressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to its other investments. Alan Lewis founded Value Add Growth REIT III in March 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the acquisition of real estate.

 

Roxi Fantasy Gaming

Roxi Fantasy Gaming is raising funds on Rialto Markets. The company has developed and operates a fantasy golf platform called Majors Challenge. The platform hosts online fantasy golf contests and conducts free public contests. A contest on Majors Challenge includes a contestant competing against other players by picking a lineup of PGA golfers playing in weekly tournaments. Roxi Fantasy Gaming has created 3,626 leagues and has 31,107 registered users. Daniel Pitluk founded Roxi Fantasy Gaming in March 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.40 and a maximum target of $1,069,996.80. The campaign proceeds will be used to create more leagues, grow the number of users, and expand.

 

StayFi

StayFi, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a platform for professional vacation rental hosts to get direct bookings. It is building the short-term rental guest engagement and marketing stack and leading the book-direct revolution for vacation rentals. StayFi generates revenue by one-time hardware sales and recurring revenue subscriptions and is growing 13% month-over-month with $450,000 annual revenue in 2021. Arthur Colker founded StayFi in May 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $400,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, PMS integrations, the addition of new features, and marketing.

 

Creator Films

Creator Films, with a valuation of $1.54 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is an audience-owned, faith-based movie studio becoming a part of faith-based film production. The studio has already developed, financed, and produced its first feature film, About Hope, and plans to begin producing its second feature film, Christmas in Kalispell, soon. Creator Films has a partnership with Glasshouse Distribution for sales and leasing worldwide. David D. Dietrich founded Creator Films in 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $534,979. The campaign proceeds will be used for production, team development, project development, and marketing.

 

TransitNet

TransitNet, with a valuation of $16 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company aims to provide titles to cryptocurrencies so that they become safe and can be used as collateral for loans. TransitNet is creating a title registry to confirm ownership of digital currencies in crypto wallets. TransitNet is led by an experienced team and plans to help crypto reach its full potential. It is solving complex investor pain points and has been featured in Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Business Insider, and US News. Eric Jackson and Christopher Grey founded TransitNet in January 2020. 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 product development, software and servers, marketing and sales, and hiring.

 

Growmotely

Growmotely, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a global remote work marketplace for full-time job roles. The tech-driven staffing company matches conscious companies with aligned talent and supports their ongoing growth and development. The platform allows companies to choose their own benefits( like health insurance, education, and coaching), helps in creating diverse and inclusive teams, and provides algorithm-based culture matching. Sarah Hawley, Chris Tirpak, Cass Biyang, and Theodora Gatin founded Growmotely in August 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 for product development, partnerships, and expansion.

 

Xense

Xense, with a valuation of $228 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a revolutionary imaging platform called uTomo that provides MetaCT. uTomo combines plain X-ray and CT scanning to diagnose patients with life-threatening problems at a more rapid rate. MetaCT provided by uTomo is user-friendly, eco-friendly, and provides advanced high-resolution 2D and 3D CT images. Ying Zhao founded Xense in April 2018. 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 product development, operations, marketing, and payroll.

 

Azure Printed Homes

Azure Printed Homes, with a valuation of $24 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company makes 3D-printed homes using recycled materials. The business is revolutionizing the construction industry by using recycled polymers and 3D printing to prefabricate modern backyard studios, ADUs, and homes faster and more affordably. Azure Printed Homes is automating and accelerating production to meet urgent housing demands. The business’ revenue increased 265% in 2021 over 2020, and it has paid customer deposits for $3.75 million in future revenue. Ross Maguire and Yuri Eidelman founded Azure Printed Homes in March 2022. 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 build and complete the production facilities.

 

Big Laugh Comedy

Big Laugh Comedy, with a valuation of $25.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a comedy brand that does both online and in-person events. The comedy company has worked with some of the biggest comedians, including Chris Distefano, Donnell Rawlings, Tony Baker, and Eddie Griffin, and has served more than 250,000 comedy fans. Big Laugh Comedy generated $2 million in ticket sales and $3 million in food and beverage sales from October 2020 to October 2021. Brandon Lewin founded Big Laugh Comedy in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,069,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for opening new venues, expanding the list of existing partner venues, hiring additional team members, and growing the media side of the business.

 

Flux Hybrids

Flux Hybrids, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company uses its technology to retrofit fleet vehicles into plug-in hybrids. The technology provides the benefits of electrification, with the flexibility of gas, and without being slowed down by any infrastructure. The plug-in hybrid of Flux Hybrids allows fleets to drive short trips on electric power while still keeping the flexibility of gas to avoid downtime due to lack of charging infrastructure. Micah Ulrich founded Flux Hybrids in February 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $81,000 and a maximum target of $400,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for R&D, engineering support, facilities, and general administration costs.

 

Yerbae

Yerbae, with a valuation of $44.6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes plant-based, zero-calorie, enhanced sparkling water. The naturally-caffeinated beverage of Yerbae is meant to improve digestion, metabolism, cardiovascular health, and physical endurance. Yerbae has sold more than 19 million cans across the country since its launch and has grown 624% in net sales since its launch. Todd Gibson and Karrie Gibson founded Yerbae in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.63 and a maximum target of $4,999,999.95. The campaign proceeds will be used for revenue growth and continuous business improvements.

 

Cultural Kitchen Catering

Cultural Kitchen Catering is raising funds on Honeycomb. The food business is a collaboration between Twisting Roots Food Truck and Wurstbusters Food Truck. It serves a variety of food from Island-inspired dishes to German street food and anything in between. Cultural Kitchen Catering has a customer base of 3,000 people and plans to open a brick-and-mortar location soon. Annett Schultz and Rovetkey Johnson founded Cultural Kitchen Catering in February 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 increasing the marketing budget, additional staffing, a commercial espresso machine, ice-cream freezer, beer and wine license, and catering vehicle.

 

ChemTech AI

ChemTech AI, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed AI-based software for future manufacturing. The software operates food, chemical, and cosmetic production lines fully autonomously and highly efficiently. It also makes the manufacturing process waste-free, energy-efficient, and low carbon. The AI operator of ChemTech AI is being used by companies like International Flavors & Fragrances and has won several awards. Oleg Giiazov founded ChemTech AI in October 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.65 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.10. The campaign proceeds will be used to scale and grow.

 

FattE- Bikes

FattE- Bikes, with a valuation of $10.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is combining art with transportation with its customizable electric bikes. The bikes are made in the USA, are eye-catching, and are the future of micro-mobility. The offerings of FattE- Bikes include Major T, Penalosa, Sgt. Mingo, and Londonderry and can be customized for looks, comfort, materials, finishes, and other riding preferences. Victoria Brunner founded FattE- Bikes in June 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.75 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.38. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, increasing operations and employee capacity, and research and development.

 

KnockHouse

KnockHouse is raising funds on SMBX. It is a music production and recording studio in Los Angeles, California. The studio provides high-quality equipment and a creative environment for artists to create and develop their music and network. KnockHouse provides affordability, accessibility, and the feeling of being at home away from home for the musicians. Johnathan Laguerre founded KnockHouse in June 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $125,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for equipment, construction, marketing, and working capital.

 

Azure Ravens Entertainment

Azure Ravens Entertainment, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a crowd-owned gaming studio where gamers own the IP and are a part of the development process. The studio is in the process of developing its Farming RPG, Ravenwood Acres, which is inspired by giants in the Farming RPG genre. Ravenwood is a game based on choice and allows for replayability and player retention. Corbin Reeves founded Azure Ravens Entertainment in March 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 IP development, marketing, and general overhead.

 

AiViva

AiViva, with a valuation of $48.8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a biotechnology company that has created proprietary technology and new treatments in the fields of urology, oncology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. The JEL technology of AiViva enhances the benefits of drugs and prolongs their therapeutic effects, thus reducing treatment frequency and improving outcomes. AiViva is conducting four clinical trials focused on wet AMD, non-melanoma skin cancer, and prostate disorders. Diane Tang-Liu founded AiViva in February 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development and the advancement of novel treatment paradigms.

 

Good Girls Bread and Beverage

Good Girls Bread and Beverage is raising funds on MainVest. It is a new American restaurant in Phoenixville, PA, creating a city bakery and bar experience. The business has a bakery-to-pub concept that ensures daytime and nighttime sales. The offerings of Good Girls Bread and Beverage include carefully-crafted bites, enticing breads, inventive drinks, and a charming atmosphere. Sarah Holland and Maddie Rumpf founded Good Girls Bread and Beverage in July 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $80,000 and a maximum target of $150,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for restaurant construction, kitchen equipment, and operating capital.

 

Smartass & Sass

Smartass & Sass, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a monthly subscription box and online shop for mouthy mofos. The team at Smartass & Sass and its partners research and curate a box full of trendy and snarky items each month that make people laugh. Smartass & Sass has more than 4,300 current active subscribers and generated $3.9 million in revenue in 2021 compared to $2.5 million in 2020. Abby Bartholomew and Kim Blankenburg founded Smartass & Sass in October 2016. 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 for ad spending, debt repayment, product line development, team growth, and new sales platforms.

 

Kettle

Kettle, with a valuation of $9.13 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created a hybrid work platform humanizing the workplace. The platform provides teams with tools for self-organization and enables them to orchestrate when, where, and how to work together. Kettle is led by an experienced team and has $250,000 ARR since its launch in Q4 2021. Nick Iovacchini, Ryan Donohue, and Dan Rosenzweig founded Kettle in July 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $809,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for customer success, personnel, business development, marketing and sales, and product development.

 

Fetch Delivery

Fetch Delivery, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company provides personal shoppers to run errands for people. The personal concierge of Fetch Delivery fetches groceries, laundry, health and beauty products, medicines, and other things for people and helps them split the costs to make the service affordable. Fetch Delivery has completed 60,000 deliveries to date and generated $3 million in revenue. Gordon Schaeffer founded Fetch Delivery in July 2013. 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 operations, technology, and marketing.

 

Sober Sidekick

Sober Sidekick, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a meaningful social platform to break addiction. The platform helps in bringing about community-driven behavioral change by providing decentralized mental health support. Sober Sidekick is based on an empathy algorithm and motivates people to help people by providing support, advice, motivation, and positive feedback. Sober Sidekick has more than 100,000 users and has reported a 16-times revenue growth in the last 12 months. Chris Thompson, Jake Foerster, and Chris Aburime founded Sober Sidekick in October 2021. 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 growth and expansion.

 

Thomas & Wynter

Thomas & Wynter, with a valuation of $3 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a luxury brand that designs insulated lunch totes for people on the go. The insulated totes of Thomas & Wynter keep the food warm or cold while on the go and look great. The totes are made of vegan leather and have reinforced dual handles for solid grip with removable shoulder straps. Thomas & Wynter reported a 156% increase in total sales from 2020 to 2021 and has been featured in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, and Forbes. Sherika Wynter and Shallon Thomas founded Thomas & Wynter in June 2014. 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 diversify manufacturing, expand distributor and partner networks, expand product offerings, and expand its European footprint.

 

Statum Systems

Statum Systems, with a valuation of $6.29 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is working on simplifying collaboration and communication in hospitals. The business has developed a unified and cloud-based SaaS platform, StatumHEALTH, to allow healthcare workers to communicate with one another using smartphones, tablets, and computers. StatumHEALTH is currently in the testing stage and is being tested at Baystate Health. Fred Lizza, Ara Nazarian, and Arman Serebrakian founded Statum Systems in September 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.60 and a maximum target of $534,999.60. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch the product commercially.

 

Tender Fire

Tender Fire is raising funds on MainVest. It is a pizza place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The business makes the best pizza in the town by paying attention to the weather and moisture in the air, the texture of the dough, and the balance between slowness and speed. The pizza dough is naturally leavened and used to make the pizzas rich in flavor and nutrients. Tender Fire makes meat pizzas along with vegan and gluten-free pizzas. Ben Crosky founded Tender Fire in January 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $150,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the buildout of the new location, operating capital, equipment, and marketing.

 

Housing Opportunities Fund

Housing Opportunities Fund is raising funds on InfraShares. It is a real estate business that invests in projects that create financial, social, and environmental impacts. Currently, the fund is investing in building 22 houses that will help generate enough free electricity to store data for corporate and institutional customers. Overall, Housing Opportunities Fund is decentralizing data storage while reducing carbon emissions. Thomas Elliott founded Housing Opportunities Fund in May 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $1,500,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for acquiring land and easements, obtaining clearances and permits, site planning and engineering, and architectural drawings.

 

Blendid

Blendid is raising funds through Regulation A crowdfunding with Dalmore Group as the Broker-Dealer. The company makes robotic food automation solutions powered by artificial intelligence. The first product of Blendid is a robotic kiosk that makes healthy smoothies on demand and based on the taste and preferences of customers. Blendid already has kiosks deployed at select Walmart locations and plans to expand aggressively. Vipin Jain and Venkateswaran Ayalur founded Blendid in 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $24,999,999.40. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, sales and marketing, capital expenses, and general and administrative expenses.

 

TruBrain

TruBrain, with a valuation of $24.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company provides cognitive nutrition in the form of brain food containing CBD. The products of TruBrain are made with high-quality ingredients using their unique formulas, help improve the brain’s abilities, and overcome mental blocks. TruBrain achieved profitability in 2019 and has reported $17 million in lifetime sales. Chris Thompson founded TruBrain in 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $9,315,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, sales and marketing, capital expenses, and general and administrative expenses.


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