New Deals for the Week Ending 06/26/2022 - KingsCrowd

June 27, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 06/26/2022

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.

 

WeSolar

WeSolar, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Raise Green. WeSolar is a social impact company that uses technology and policy to deliver community solar energy to underrepresented communities. WeSolar is nationally recognized for community solar and has a proven track record of more than 5 megawatts of subscribed solar offtake to date. The company is also working on developing a pilot 8 megawatt solar project with a signed contract with the University of Maryland Medical Center. Kristal Hansley founded WeSolar in June 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 operational expenses and hiring expenses.

 

axxios

axxios, with a valuation of $24 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The pre-revenue company is building private smart home control ecosystems. The axxios home control system does not depend on servers in the cloud to store data and keeps data completely private. Mark Lyle and Chris Ladwig founded axxios in August 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.90 and a maximum target of $3,608,621.10. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch the product and develop multiple new products.

 

Plover Animation

Plover Animation, with a valuation of $6.24 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is shaping the future of animation with its animated content for virtual worlds, NFTs, and the next generation of films. The business plans to become the premiere NFT animation studio for blockchain companies and NFT collectors and has letters of intent with Pink Panda and HumanityXR. Jennifer Hotai founded Plover Animation in March 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.36 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.68. The campaign proceeds will be used for future partnerships and growth.

 

Mindwell Labs

Mindwell Labs, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an app that tracks and manages anxiety in real time. The app is reimagining anxiety management through real-time monitoring, dynamic hyper-personalization, and self-empowerment tools and insights. Mindwell Labs has already assessed more than 250,000 hours of members’ mental health and analyzed more than 3.5 million health data points. Sab Kanaujia and Dr. Shaun Nanavati founded Mindwell Labs in August 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $400,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, product and engineering, and legal and accounting expenses.

 

Joulez

Joulez, with a valuation of $21 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is an electric vehicle (EV) rental company that is building an ecosystem around supporting EVs. The company is currently developing its software and will soon acquire a fleet of EVs for its platform. Joulez will provide EVs for rental, including toll passes, access to charging stations, and delivery and pickup of vehicles. Micah Bergdale founded Joulez in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $4,387,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for software development, down payment of additional fleet vehicles, and expansion of garages.

 

Blaamazon

Blaamazon, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a marketplace that brings visibility to black-owned brands and businesses. Blaamazon aims to advance African Americans towards economic stability and connect buyers and sellers within the black community. Blaamazon has won the AT&T Future Maker Award and has more than 6,000 users in beta. Naikie Reeves founded Blaamazon in January 2021. 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, community outreach, app maintenance, and adding new app features.

 

Timeplast

Timeplast, with a valuation of $40 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a techno-organic material that disintegrates within 60 hours of being discarded. The material has the potential to replace all plastics and fully disintegrate in water. Timeplast is truly sustainable, self-disappearing, plastic-free, and bio-based. Manuel Rendon founded Timeplast 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 marketing, community outreach, app maintenance, and adding new app features.

 

Kettlebread Franchising Corporation

Kettlebread Franchising Corporation, with a valuation of $5.63 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a premium fast-casual sandwich shop in Southwick, MA. The deli shop makes and sells all-natural specialty sandwiches, house-made soups and chowders, and chef-inspired salads. Kettlebread Franchising Corporation has franchising and scalability in mind with its highly scalable operations and highly transferable processes. Edward J. Grimaldi founded Kettlebread Franchising Corporation 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 for franchising and launching new products.

 

The Kookie Box

The Kookie Box is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a bakery located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The bakery sells traditional cookies, brownies, and multilayer cookie cakes with unique flavors, textures, and tastes. The Kookie Box has been highlighted twice at the Palm Beach Gardens Greenmarket for its outstanding market presence. It plans to launch its food truck and establish pop-ups throughout South Florida. Tyrell Russell founded The Kookie Box in June 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $80,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for food truck buildout and customization, trailer equipment, concession box trailer conversion, marketing, employment expenses, and material expenses.

 

Myaderm

Myaderm, with a valuation of $24.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is revolutionizing pain relief and skincare with CBD. Myaderm’s CBD products are made using proven pharmaceutical technologies and deliver results. The company’s pain relief products are transdermal, non-greasy, and fast-absorbing, while its skincare products are based on gel cream technology and contain key ingredients like pro-retinol and hyaluronic acid. Eric Smart founded Myaderm in October 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,069,998. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Hidrent

Hidrent, with a valuation of $8.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company provides an on-demand labor service for off-duty firefighters. The highly trusted off-duty firefighters offer services like repairs, maintenance, and assembly. Hidrent has partnered with the IAFF-FC (International Association of Firefighters Financial Corporation), which is exclusively dedicated to supplementing firefighters’ income. The extensive services of the company include general handyman services, furniture moving, hanging, hauling, light fixtures, and furniture assembly. Dave Heimbuch founded Hidrent in May 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.51 and a maximum target of $534,999.52. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Here Today Brewery & Kitchen

Here Today Brewery & Kitchen, with a valuation of $1.88 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The upcoming brewery and restaurant will be located on the Seattle waterfront and will open its doors in 2022. The business will set itself apart with its hospitality and service and deliver an exceptional experience to its customers. Here Today Brewery & Kitchen will serve house-made beverages and food to both in-house guests and outdoor sales. Chris Elford founded Here Today Brewery & Kitchen in June 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $249,900. The campaign proceeds will be used for operating capital and expansion.

 

Synthesis

Synthesis, valued at $350 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an education platform that uses collaborative games paired with complex mental models to challenge young thinkers. The platform enables students between 6 and 14 years of age to join a cohort and meet once a week to play novel and complex games. Synthesis helps young students work together effectively and solve problems together. Joshua Dahn and Chrisman Frank founded Synthesis in August 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 hiring and general corporate purposes.

 

Curios

Curios, with a valuation of $30 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a platform to mint, sell, buy, and collect NFTs. The platform is the easiest way to deploy and consume NFTs and blockchain-owned digital goods. Curios has more than 7,000 registered marketplaces and has sold more than 1.2 million NFTs. Grant Powell founded Curios in January 2021. 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 product development, marketing, business development, increasing customer awareness of the platform, and accelerating the road map of the company.

 

Freakin Fitness

Freakin Fitness, with a valuation of $6.21 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company operates alternative gyms and is ready to operate on a national scale through franchising. The business offers functional fitness programs with high-intensity and full-body exercises on a national scale. Freakin Fitness has the largest facilities in the country and doubled its sales from 2016 to 2019 with a fast post-pandemic recovery. Storm Kaufman founded Freakin Fitness in 2009. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,025 and a maximum target of $1,069,950. The campaign proceeds will be used for opening new locations, franchise operations, social media advertising, and pending patents and operations.

 

BTP Automation

BTP Automation, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is transforming the hotel sourcing industry through adaptive and intelligent technology. The BTP Index of BTP Automation delivers real-time hotel spend performance visibility and proactive automation of key movers of compliance and negotiations. BTP Automation has a strong early sales pipeline of $4 million and has already delivered more than $1 million in savings to its customers year-to-date. Fernando Avila founded BTP Automation in 2020. 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 hiring, additional development, marketing, and operational expenses.

 

Amphitrite Digital

Amphitrite Digital, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Rialto Markets. The company has developed digital technology platforms that help to manage, market, and operate in-destination tours, activities, and events in the Caribbean and the US. Amphitrite Digital is one of the largest maritime tour activity operators in Chicago and the US Virgin Islands and serves more than 50,000 tour and event guests annually. Scott Stawski and Hope Stawski founded Amphitrite Digital in April 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $500,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for strategic acquisitions, marketing and advertising, operating reserves, and hiring.

 

CheeseButta

CheeseButta is raising funds on SMBX. The company makes a one-of-its-kind melting spread. The spread is made by blending four flavorful kinds of cheese with aromatically seasoned butter. The restaurant serves its unique and famous cheese bread coated with the delicious CheeseButta. The product line includes the original, habanero, pepperoni, roasted garlic, and smoked bacon flavors. CheeseButta products are relished by home chefs, foodies, recipe-creators, and high-end snackers across the country. Michael Paul founded CheeseButta in 2013. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $42,800 and a maximum target of $214,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring staff, marketing, and equipment.

 

Boichik Bagels

Boichik Bagels is raising funds on SMBX. The company has recreated one of the most iconic bagels of New York City. The business works through wholesale, web order pickups, and its own delivery system. Boichik Bagels has been a hit since its launch and has been named “the best bagel in the country” by The New York Times. Emily Winston founded Boichik Bagels in June 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $200,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for equipment and construction costs.

 

Mirisata

Mirisata is raising funds on SMBX. It is a vegan Sri Lankan restaurant in Portland, Oregon. The restaurant serves vegan Sri Lankan food items, including modern Sri Lankan street foods, traditional village-style rich and curry, fried lentil fritters, kitty roti, and various other specialties. Mirisata has been named one of the top 38 restaurants in Portland and has been listed as one of the 14 Absolute Best Vegetarian Restaurants. Alexander Felsinger, Jesi Bonoan, Tharaka Samarakoon, and Padhma Subashini founded Mirisata in June 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $40,000 and a maximum target of $75,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for leasehold improvements, equipment, debt refinancing, and deferred worker-member wages.

 

Spook House Horror Film

Spook House Horror Film is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a Halloween season horror film with an annual built-in demand. The film has incredible production value with its low budget and has the potential for enormous ROI. It will feature YouTubers with massive subscriber bases and will create a strong social media appeal. Spook House Horror Film is directed, produced, written, and edited by Jacob Jarvi and produced by Stephen Kristof. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $80,000 and a maximum target of $106,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for the film crew, non-union film cast, production and post-production expenses, and marketing.

 

Field Number Fifteen

Field Number Fifteen is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is an organic winery and brewery producing approachable wines and craft beers. The wines of Field Number Fifteen are produced from organic grapes grown on the vineyard property, and the beers are made using organic grains and hops. Field Number Fifteen sells its wines and beers in farmers’ markets, its on-site tasting room, and at local bars and restaurants. Kenyon Elliott founded Field Number Fifteen in June 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $145,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for debt refinancing, vine planting, parking expansion, an outdoor bar, a bathroom upgrade, and a food trailer.

 

Fan Rebellion

Fan Rebellion, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is changing the funding model of Las Vegas entertainment by allowing investors to invest in productions. The platform allows investors to spread their investments across multiple projects and not remain confined to one project. The company is led by seasoned professionals. Seth Yudof, Jayson Pearson, and Jimmy Maynes founded Fan Rebellion in November 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 developing the production pipeline with incredible shows.

 

TipBrightly

TipBrightly, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an app to make cashless tipping easy, fast, and hassle-free. The app is purpose-built for hospitality and enables users to leave a tip to reward good service even when they don’t have cash. TipBrightly is a win-win for employers and employees as it enables a positive service experience, higher earnings for employees, and better retention for employers. Elle Rustique founded TipBrightly in September 2015. 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, sales, product development, and optimizing sales processes.

 

SharedChain

SharedChain, with a valuation of $10.5 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. The company has developed an innovative platform for the entire supply chain process. The platform is patented and local market-based and has an efficient physical fulfillment infrastructure. SharedChain constructs fulfillment networks for e-commerce businesses at a low cost and ensures fast delivery, low consumer prices, and high customer satisfaction. Luke Ho-Hyung Lee and Nikhil Sathe founded SharedChain in September 2016. 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 sales and marketing, local market development and operations, software development, and business operation.

 

HALO Hydration

HALO Hydration, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company makes low-sugar and premium electrolyte hydration products. HALO Hydration beverages have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes and enable the body to optimize hydration and boost immunity. HALO Hydration products are available across 1,400 Walmart stores and are likely to reach $1 million in sales in the company’s first full year of business. Anshuman Vohra founded HALO Hydration in July 2016. 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 future operating capital, A&P expenses, and legal fees.

 

Murray Hillbilly

Murray Hillbilly is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a southern-style vegan restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. The restaurant serves southern comfort food made using plant-based and delicious ingredients. Murray Hillbilly offers full-service dining, takeout, catering, and delivery through multiple platforms. It also hosts events such as a monthly Vegan Bazaar with local vegan vendors. Lindsey Cooper and Rafaella DeGracia founded Murray Hillbilly in July 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $75,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to refinance debt, update the back patio, purchase a mobile vending trailer, update the building’s electrical system, and purchase new equipment.

 

AtomBeam

AtomBeam, with a valuation of $51.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed an advanced software technology that helps reduce the size of the internet of things files by 75%. The technology uses machine learning and adds a high level of security to the data. AtomBeam uses the power of a 10% processor and operates up to 400 times the speed of compression to compact data. Charles Yeomans and Asghar Riahi founded AtomBeam in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $3,948,670. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

Mexigin

Mexigin, with a valuation of $10.8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes small-batch and handcrafted spirits with tastes from Latin America and Mexico. The spirit combines citrus notes with a variety of spices to create elevated heat on the back end. Mexigin is already successful in New York, New Jersey, and Florida and is poised to forge partnerships with new companies and brands for expansion and growth. Corrine Delaney and Justin Huddy founded Mexigin in August 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999 and a maximum target of $999,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, distribution expansion, business development, marketing, and public relations.

 

Invex

Invex is raising funds independently through Reg A+ crowdfunding. The company sells gift coins that can be used to purchase some products at a discount. The Invex platform is built to focus on monetizing the client base of both in-store and online gift cards. Invex also has an exclusive license from Cashme to use a technology platform to create, use, and track gift coins. Yigal Shusteri founded Invex in 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $20,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for sales and marketing, operations, working capital, and general corporate purposes.


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