New Deals for the Week Ending 07/31/22 - KingsCrowd

August 1, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 07/31/22

 

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.

 

Plenty Goods Cafe

Plenty Goods Cafe is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business offers a hearty salad subscription service with weekly salad deliveries to members and subscribers. Plenty Goods Cafe’s offerings include fresh salads, soups, juices, desserts, snacks, and breakfast items. Currently, Plenty Goods Cafe operates only online but plans to open its first brick-and-mortar location soon. Sarah Russo founded Plenty Goods Cafe in March 2022. 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 electrical work, architectural work, equipment, points of sale, security, inventory, and staff training.

 

Proof Bread

Proof Bread is raising funds on Mainvest. The bakery is located in Phoenix, Arizona and has captured the attention of the community with its old-world sourdough bread and pastries. It has a loyal following, with an average of 3,000 customers per week. The business is now launching a complimentary operation, including a satellite bakery, micro-retail unit, and a warehouse. Jonathan Przybyl and Amanda Abou-Eid founded Proof Bread in June 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $600,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for equipment and the build-out of units.

 

Dynamic Jack

Dynamic Jack is raising funds on Mainvest. It is a premium cannabis cultivator in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The business has 140 acres of centrally located land designated as an opportunity zone, an area that needs rejuvenation and investments, with irrigation water rights and expansion opportunities. Dynamic Jack has started with outdoor cultivation of cannabis and plans to add an indoor greenhouse cultivation facility, a manufacturing facility, an outdoor event and camping space, and retail locations. Alissa Jubelirer founded Dynamic Jack in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $200,000 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for its second harvest and winter preparation.

 

Bauns

Bauns, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an app that allows remote workers to book workspaces, find work, and find networking events. The app works as a complete tool for remote professionals and supports them in work management, flexible workspaces, and networking. Bauns has more than 350 workspaces and more than 4,000 users in its network. It generated 5,700 bookings on its minimum viable product. Andrea Alvarez and Sofia Alvarez Cano founded Bauns in November 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 marketing and sales, software development, product development, and hiring.

 

Megara

Megara, with a valuation of $2.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is planning to build a theme park with immersive experiences outside of New York City. The new fantasy-themed festival and experience, Kingdom Faire, launched this spring in Hudson Valley. It has received rave reviews and more than 5,000 attendees. Megara is led by a passionate team, and it plans to grow its guest base and get a permanent location. Christopher Francia founded Megara in April 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $249,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for property acquisition, planning and design, and working capital.

 

Seven Acre Dairy Company

Seven Acre Dairy Company, with a valuation of $8.7 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is preserving and restoring a historic Wisconsin cheese factory and creating a new premium dairy brand. The company’s offerings will include two restaurants, butter and ice cream made on site, a micro-dairy open to public viewing, walking trails, and a boutique hotel. Seven Acre Dairy Company is building a community-driven experience to share with friends and family and is also working on improving the lives of dairy farmers. Nic Mink and Danika Laine founded Seven Acre Dairy Company in August 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for equipment, marketing, construction costs, and working capital.

 

Vengreso

Vengreso, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a text expansion tool called FlyMSG. FlyMSG can be used by business owners, entrepreneurs, human resource professionals, and many others to build out messages and deploy them anywhere online. Vengreso is disrupting the productivity management software market and reported 2,900% in user growth in 12 months through word of mouth. Mario Martinez Jr. and Viveka Von Rosen founded Vengreso in April 2017. 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 marketing, hiring, and technical development.

 

Loba Pastry + Coffee

Loba Pastry + Coffee is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a small-batch, artisanal-grade bakery in Chicago, Illinois. The bakery serves an untraditional and ever-changing variety of pastries, breads, and drinks. Loba Pastry + Coffee uses high-quality ingredients sourced locally and ethically, and it caters to most dietary restrictions. The bakery has a loyal customer base and has been featured in many “Best of Chicago” lists, including those in TimeOut Chicago, Chicago Magazine, and Bon Apetite Magazine. Valeria Taylor founded Loba Pastry + Coffee in January 2021. 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 plumbing work, carpentry and furniture, oven installation, electrical work, and staffing.

 

Slated

Slated, with a valuation of $40 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a marketplace for online film packaging, financing, and distribution. Its platform matches filmmakers with sales, financing, talent, and distribution. Slated has more than 2,000 new projects listed annually and has released 1,400 films listed on its platform. Tim Wesley and Stephan Paternot founded Slated in December 2009. 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 hiring, intellectual property (IP) development, operations and distribution, and capital reserves

 

MicroSilicon

MicroSilicon, with a valuation of $18.6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a platform to improve the operational efficiency of chemical use and dosage for oil extraction. The digital flow assurance platform uses sensor technology for energy transformation and aims to make traditional oil and gas production sustainable. MicroSilicon has generated $1.6 million in revenue to date and has $1 million of contracts in the pipeline with top oil producers, including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Omar Kulbrandstad and Aydin Babakhani founded MicroSilicon in February 2015. 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 for working capital, marketing, research and development, and inventory.

 

Relevnt

Relevnt, with a valuation of $13.3 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. It is a group messaging app that allows people to connect, interact freely with one another, and share content they love. The app enables interactions through live chat rooms that are personalized by timeframes, geolocation, and interests. Relevnt has a growing pipeline of innovative features — including pop-up chat rooms and permanent chat rooms — and is already available on the App Store and Google Play. Winder Hughes and Tyler Droll founded Relevnt in May 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will go toward network and administration, tech and creative development, in-house content marketing, influencer marketing, and direct-to-consumer marketing.

 

GACW

GACW, with a valuation of $40 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has reinvented the wheel by designing its patented Air Suspension Wheel (ASW). GACW’s wheel is airless, mechanical, and made of steel, with in-wheel pneumatic suspension. GACW’s green technology provides a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to pollutive rubber tires. GACW’s wheel solution has been tested by global miners, and additional beta tests are to commence at mine sites in 2022. Dr. Zoltan Kemeny founded GACW in November 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.36 and a maximum target of $1,643,826.24. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, insurance, legal and accounting help, operations, and travel.

 

Mica Energies

Mica Energies, with a valuation of $38.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a patent-pending technology that collects ambient radio frequency energy and uses it to charge any rechargeable battery wirelessly from a distance, including mobile devices. Mica Energies has already built a prototype of the Mica Chip and is currently in the pre-revenue stage. Judah Ben Hur founded Mica Energies in August 2018. 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 repaying a loan, research and development, and working capital.

 

Pansy Plants

Pansy Plants is raising funds on Mainvest. It is a plant store for houseplant enthusiasts in West Fargo, North Dakota. The business plans to open a brick-and-mortar location and offer a unique and rotating inventory of plants to experienced plant collectors. Pansy Plants also aims to build a community of all plant lovers and engage with them. Pansy Plants’ products and services will include plants, plant goods, merchandise, a plant club, themed plant classes, and in-store potting. Scott Brezina founded Pansy Plants in May 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $60,000 and a maximum target of $80,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for space fit up, essential equipment and furniture, and operating capital.

 

Pisko Peruvian Gourmet

Pisko Peruvian Gourmet is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business provides catering services for gourmet Peruvian food. The food business runs on a tapas model, where customers get to try multiple dishes in small quantities on a single plate. Pisko Peruvian Gourmet’s food is elegant, flavorful, and offers a glimpse of meals originating in a Latin country. Pisko Peruvian Gourmet is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant soon. Doris Valdivia founded Pisko Peruvian Gourmet in January 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $75,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for building upgrades, a kitchen, kitchenware, marketing, inventory, and working capital.

 

DoorBox

DoorBox, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created a front porch robot to overcome porch piracy, the crime of stealing someone else’s packages. The system is driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and a machine-learning algorithm, and it comes with automatic package detection and locking. DoorBox has a motion sensor, a high-resolution camera, Wi-Fi-enabled software, a GPS system, a digital keypad, a two-way audio system, and an anti-theft alarm to prevent package thefts. DoorBox is led by an experienced team and has 12 granted patents in the US, Europe, and Asia. Kumar Sundaresan founded DoorBox in September 2017. 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 refilling inventory, salaries, and social media marketing.

 

mEinstein

MEinstein, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform that uses AI and machine learning to reason, observe, plan, and act on users’ behalf. MEinstein is decentralizing AI and data ownership while still keeping privacy and security intact. Prithwi Thakuria, Lekha Mishra, Shivang Trivedi, and Cris Cantolla founded mEinstein in November 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 hiring and staffing, marketing, infrastructure, communications, and headquarters.

 

AnyOneUp

AnyOneUp is raising funds on Dealmaker Securities. It is an online community for victims of bullying, stalking, and harassment. The community also allows users to get feedback from their peers, form communities, and engage in social networking in the fields of stalking, bullying, harassment, and suicide prevention. James McGibney founded AnyOneUp in June 2022. 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 marketing expenses, attorney fees, accounting and auditing fees, research and development, and more.

 

Party on Butler

Party on Butler is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a boutique party store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The business provides balloon and event decor and sells bespoke party supplies for all party needs. Party on Butler can help plan decorations at events, including birthday parties and corporate events. The business is planning to open a new location on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, which will include photo opportunities and a maker space to plan the events. Melinda Durham founded Party on Butler in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $72,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for merchandising, marketing, van wrap, and debt consolidation.

 

OTACA Tequila

OTACA Tequila, with a valuation of $38 million, is raising funds on Title3Funds. The company makes high-quality sipping artisanal tequila at a mid-level price. The business uses a triple filtration and chilling process to create smooth tequila without a burning sensation. OTACA Tequila has packed and bottled 25,000 bottles of its debut product, Tequila Plata, and will be self-distributing to more than 250 locations. The upcoming expressions of OTACA Tequila include Reposado and Anejo and will be released soon by allocation only. Anthony Accetta founded OTACA Tequila in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,001.25 and a maximum target of $4,273,379.50. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing expenses, attorney fees, accountant and auditor fees, research and development, and more.

 

PUPS Pet Club

PUPS Pet Club is raising funds on Mainvest. The business provides customer-centric pet care facilities across the midwest. The pet club offers multiple services under one roof, including grooming, daycare, puppy playcare, training, overnight stays, pet sitting, walking, veterinary care, and transport. PUPS Pet Club currently has five stores and is planning to open the next one in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Daniel Rubenstein founded PUPS Pet Club in April 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for leasehold improvements in the new location.

 

BEM | books & more

BEM | books & more is raising funds on Mainvest. It is an online bookstore that serves as a home for readers, writers, cooks, and eaters passionate about Black cultures. The business celebrates Black food by bringing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for readers of all ages into conversations about cookbooks and culinary studies. The business is also planning to open a permanent brick-and-mortar location in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. Gabrielle Davenport and Danielle Davenport founded BEM | books & more in October 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $15,000 and a maximum target of $50,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for key personnel growth and a website revamp.

 

Sieve Health

Sieve Health, with a valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an AI-based platform to automate and accelerate clinical research operations. The platform offers an end-to-end enrollment solution for clinical trial recruitments and reduces the administrative burden with automation. Sieve Health matches clinical trials with patients much faster than the traditional manual processes, reducing the enrollment timeline by 90% and trial timeline by 25%. Arati Bhosale and Sameer Bhoite founded Sieve Health in August 2020. 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 technology development, business development, and customer support.

 

Athyna

Athyna, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company’s global employment platform is a one-stop shop to hire, manage, and retain global talent as well as manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and team sustainability. Athyna gives users the ability to onboard and manage their contractors, hire full-time employees, and manage the performance of employees. The company achieved $2.9 million in annual recurring revenue and has reported 17% month-over-month revenue growth for two years. Bill Kerr founded Athyna in November 2019. 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 sales and marketing, product and engineering, recruitment, and operations.

 

Flora Grubb Gardens

Flora Grubb Gardens is raising funds on SMBX. The business sells unique plants and garden furnishings. It creates an exquisite environment to inspire plant lovers with climate-appropriate plants and sells plants originating at its own farms in San Diego County. Flora Grubb Gardens also  sells wholesale plants to designers, landscapers, and retailers, and it offers expert guidance in navigating through its selection of plants. Saul Nadler and Flora Grubb founded Flora Grubb Gardens in January 2003. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for site improvements, hiring, and marketing for the second location.

 

Modwalla

Modwalla, with a valuation of $6.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a business-to-business marketplace. Providers and merchants can connect and buy and sell made-on-demand products, including printed, engraved, stitched, decorated, and embroidered products. Modwalla has 14 providers and 13 merchants on the waitlist and expects to generate $1 million in revenue at the end of year two. Chris Bauman and Greg Barcza founded Modwalla in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $150,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for payroll, technical operations and services, and marketing.

 

Kartorium

Kartorium, with a valuation of $3.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a drag-and-drop platform that helps organizations integrate and visualize all of their data through digital twins, digital representations of real-life objects or processes. The platform allows users to create virtual copies of real-world environments and annotate them with information and sources like documents and videos. The platform can be used for training, planning, troubleshooting, and analysis. Kartorium has been selected by the Alaska Angel Conference 2022 investors and has $200,000 in made and committed revenue so far in 2022. Jay Byam founded Kartorium in January 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 for continued product development, sales, salaries, and marketing.

 

Foodi Menus

Foodi Menus, with a valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is focused on creating end-to-end dining experiences that decrease expenses and increase sales. The business builds better menus for food businesses to bring in new customers and drive revenues. Foodi Menus has already launched its basic menu management system for teams to create digital menus and plans to launch additional features soon. Ben Fisher founded Foodi Menus in October 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $105,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for outsourced product development, software development, hiring, and administrative expenses.

 

Kicky

Kicky, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a marketplace to support artists with royalties. The marketplace allows artists to rent art to patrons — including hotels, homeowners, offices, and restaurants — and receive monthly subscription payments through blockchain. The platform also studies engagement data of the artwork through QR codes and dynamically sets the price for each individual piece. Luke Keller and Brenton Strine founded Kicky in March 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $53,250 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to finish the development of the IP for Kicky Blockchain, finish developing the beta version, and market new artists and patrons.

 

Paway

Paway, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a community-based app for dog owners and professionals. The app helps people find the perfect dog groomers, set up park playdates, and find ideal pet sitters and vets. Paway is in the pre-revenue stage and has 25,000 registered users.. Jason Meltzer founded Paway in May 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,001.52 and a maximum target of $999,998.88. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, marketing, and operations.

 

North Cove Leisure Club

North Cove Leisure Club is raising funds on Vicinity. It is a destination location for biking and hiking trails, elegant event spaces, and a disc golf course. The club spans 157 acres of Appalachian land in McDowell County, North Carolina, and the space is dedicated to nature, outdoor leisure, and recreation. North Cove Leisure Club has purchased the golf course and renovated the restaurant and will open the restaurant and bar soon. Kyle Sims and Luke Peniston founded North Cove Leisure Club in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $300,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to complete the construction of the restaurant, acquire more land, expand the outdoor bar and games, improve the building, and more.

 

The Comeback Trail

The Comeback Trail is raising funds on Untold. It is a film starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, and Morgan Freeman and tells the story of two movie producers. The Comeback Trail stars Academy Award Winner talent and is directed by George Gallo. The theatrical release date of the movie is in November 2022. Phil Kim founded The Comeback Trail in March 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $1,000,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for credit card fees and debt repayment.

 

Naqi Logix

Naqi Logix is raising funds through Regulation A crowdfunding with Dalmore Group as the broker dealer. Naqi Logix a technology company developing Naqi Earbuds and Naqi Framework. Naqi Earbuds will enable users to control their Internet of Things environment without interacting with the devices, and Naqi Framework enables original equipment manufacturers of wearable devices to create discreet and inconspicuous user interfaces. Nagi Logix’s technology transforms small gestures into instant commands to control all devices. Mark Godsy and Dave Segal founded Naqi Logix in 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $10,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for technology development, marketing, business development, and working capital.

 

Aeris Biotechnologies

Aeris Biotechnologies is raising funds through Regulation A crowdfunding with Dalmore Group as the broker dealer. The company is bringing an innovative and green approach to controlling asthma. The business has developed a first-of-its-kind, at-home, and affordable treatment kit to control the dust mites and associated allergens that cause asthma. Aeris Biotechnologies’ technology is green, scalable, and patent-protected. Aaron Michael Gunn and Dr. David Richard Harper founded Aeris Biotechnologies in 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $15,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for business development, marketing, research and development, product development, working capital, and more.

 

RYSE

RYSE is raising funds through Regulation A crowdfunding with Dealmaker Securities as the broker dealer. It is a technology company that makes smart devices to automate window coverings. RYSE’s flagship product, SmartShades, is controllable by smartphone, schedule, or voice, and affordable. The company also plans to launch new products soon, including SmartDrapes, SmartBlinds, and Cordless. RYSE is led by an experienced team and has already sold more than 35,000 devices to residential and commercial clients across the world. Trung Pham founded RYSE in 2009. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $25,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, marketing, operations, and more.

 

Facible BioDiagnostics

Facible BioDiagnostics is raising funds on Rialto Markets through Regulation A crowdfunding. The company has developed a new technology for diagnostic testing to deliver fast and accurate results in the detection of viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants. The technology is called Quantum-Logic Aptamer Analyte Detection and is specifically used for COVID-19 testing. Facible BioDiagnostics has signed a letter of intent with a distributor for 18 million units and estimates its gross profit margin to be 93.6%. Steven Burden, Clementine Gibard Bohachek, and Hunter Covert founded Facible BioDiagnostics in 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $40,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, clinical testing, and working capital.


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