New Deals for the Week Ending 9/18/2022 - KingsCrowd

September 19, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 9/18/2022

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.

 

Content Launch

Content Launch, with a valuation of $6.03 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a content marketing platform to reach, engage, and convert audiences. Content Launch’s patent-pending content plan to production engine helps agencies plan, order, and analyze content within minutes. Content Launch has 70 active clients and $23,000 to $38,000 monthly recurring revenue. Jon Wuebben founded Content Launch in October 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, sales, and software development.

 

G&B Filling Station

G&B Filling Station is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a full-service beverage formulation and co-packing business in Chicago, Illinois. The business uses its expertise in formulation, ingredient sourcing, and operations to help startups and small and mid-size brands to develop new flavor profiles quickly and at minimal costs. G&B Filling Station’s production facility at Kinzie Corridor includes multiple canning lines, an innovation center, and a formulation lab. Brian Post and Greg Kaminski founded G&B Filling Station in December 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 ingredients, lab and formulation equipment, marketing and sales support, and employee training.

 

Global Composite Piping Solutions

Global Composite Piping Solutions, with a valuation of $100 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed and patented large diameter, high-pressure pipelines. Its innovative thermoplastic composite pipe reduces weight and increases pressure capabilities of pipes, enabling new development opportunities across a variety of markets. Global Composite Piping Solutions has signed a letter of intent for a $150 million international pipeline project. Douglas Jones and Terry Shafer founded Global Composite Piping Solutions in April 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for general operating expenses and accounts payable.

 

Boundless Robotics

Boundless Robotics, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled device for growing cannabis. The Annaboto device is capable of growing two ounces of high-quality and pesticide-free cannabis every 90 days with the press of a button and weekly water changes. The device utilizes AI, robotics, and hydroponics and comes with a mobile app. Carl Palme founded Boundless Robotics in September 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $250,000 and a maximum target of $1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for tooling, inventory, marketing, and working capital.

 

LocalBuzz

LocalBuzz, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform that brings local people, content creators, and local businesses together. The platform is leveraging the local discovery economy and using social media and online marketplaces to create a new future for local businesses. LocalBuzz helps users to venture out into their communities, find interesting things to do, and meet new people. The app has had more than 8,000 downloads and generated more than 10,000 videos and 880,000 views. Adrian Gillette and Tony Ce founded LocalBuzz in October 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $249,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, marketing, engineering, and operating expenses.

 

Addiction Cure Therapeutic Sciences

Addiction Cure Therapeutic Sciences, with a valuation of $6.05 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. It is a biotech firm aiming to treat and cure drug and alcohol addiction. The company is exploring the underlying epigenetic causes of addiction and targeting them by erasing and rearranging epigenetic markers to support new behavior. Jack Levine founded Addiction Cure Therapeutic Sciences in April 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for lab compound testing, research and development, salaries, marketing, and trade shows.

 

Seedsheet

Seedsheet, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company aims to empower people to grow their own food and convert their backyard into a personal supermarket. The company helps people design their own garden or choose curated kits with more than 80 organic plants. A Seedsheet can be placed on top of soil and watered to grow healthy and organic plants without the need for planting and weed-blocking. Seedsheet has generated lifetime revenue of $5 million, with $2 million in last year alone. Cam MacKugler founded Seedsheet in November 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, digital e-commerce marketing, inventory, community building, and R&D.

 

braidbabes

Braidbabes, with a valuation of $7.2 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a hair braiding business with a team of mobile braiders in Buffalo, New York and Nashville, Tennessee. It provides high-quality braids on demand and has a loyal customer base. The business tripled its revenue in 2020 and 2021 and expects to reach $1.5 million in revenue in 2022. It has 40 mobile braiders on the team and has booked 8,000 appointments to date. Emmily Bowman and Tori Everett founded braidbabes in May 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, purchasing more braiding kits, offering free appointments to individuals, and launching in new cities.

 

Megafono Corporation

Megafono Corporation, with a valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a social platform that aims to make legislation fully accessible and enable users to make real changes on the federal, state, and local levels. The app will enable users to participate in tracking legislation, providing legislative feedback, crowdfunded lobbying, and polls. Bill Lockhart, Ron Wright, Hedeer El-Showk, and Nathan Jahncke founded Megafono Corporation in September 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for development, marketing, sales, administration, and carryover.

 

AllCertified

AllCertified, with a valuation of $5.78 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed its patent-pending non-fungible token (NFT) autograph toolkit. The toolkit helps individuals and intellectual property content owners to create, manage, and affix authenticated autographs to NFTs. The company’s process certifies the legitimacy of NFTs and increases their worth by attaching a celebrity’s autograph to it. Michael Eckstein founded AllCertified in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to secure more partnerships and expand.

 

QUAS Brewpub

QUAS Brewpub is raising funds on MainVest. It is an upcoming restaurant in Hazel Crest, Illinois serving Creole meals and drinks. QUAS Brewpub will offer seafood, chicken, turkey, green or vegetable gumbo, and home-brewed beers and meads. Wardell Glass Jr founded QUAS Brewpub in November 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $15,000 and a maximum target of $70,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the buildout of the restaurant and brewpub.

 

Love Lifesciences

Love Lifesciences is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is revolutionizing the injection experience with its UniPens and MultiPens. The devices are meant to make injections easier by reducing pain and anxiety while preventing medication non-adherence. The company has a rapid US Food and Drug Administration studies timeline and won Digital Sandbox KC 2021 and Kansas Department of Commerce KITE Grant 2021. Nick Love and Bradley Hopper founded Love Lifesciences in May 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for intellectual property protection, research and development, UniPen spring manufacturing, loan repayment, and team payments.

 

Smart IOPS

Smart IOPS, with a valuation of $120 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes data storage and analytics products that make a high number of input/output (IO) operations possible and store terabytes of data with low latency. Its solid state drives(SSDs) are capable of pushing 1.7 million random read IOs per second and can be deployed in high-end enterprise-grade servers. Ashutosh Das founded Smart IOPS in October 2013. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.36 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

The Aux Evanston

The Aux Evanston is raising funds on Small Change. It is an upcoming commercial hub in Evanston, Illinois dedicated to racial equality and wellness. It will serve Black-owned small businesses and organizations that focus on community wellness. The company has received anchor tenant commitments from Well Beings Chicago, The Laundry Cafe, Chef Q Ibraheem, The Growing Season, and Sunshine Enterprises. Jacqui White and Tosha Wilson founded The Aux Evanston in December 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $200,000 and a maximum target of $1.5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for the construction of the commercial project.

 

Massage Robotics

Massage Robotics, with a valuation of $15.2 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is creating a massage robot equipped with machine learning, AI, and natural language processing. The company’s robotic technology will help limit therapist shortages, sexual misconduct, and escalating prices at massage clinics. The company is in the pre-revenue stage with a minimum viable product and anticipates offering a robot-as-a-service monthly subscription for wellness clinics. Christian Mackin and Sean Mackin founded Massage Robotics in April 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.45 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for demonstrations, manufacturing, production, and pilot placements.

 

The Agenda Period

The Agenda Period, with a valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a cycle tracking app that connects women’s daily lives to the phases of their menstrual cycle. The app will help users to stay in flow and make decisions about their reproductive health. The Agenda Period is made by women and menstruators and has 1,500 users. Alyx Coble-Frakes founded The Agenda Period in March 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product building, marketing, and hiring.

 

bluShift Aerospace

BluShift Aerospace, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a commercial rocket company that uses Earth-responsible, carbon-neutral, and bio-derived fuel to provide space launch services. The company works as an Uber to space with its suborbital and orbital launch services. The company expects to be cash-flow positive in four years, increase its net margin to 50% in seven years, and generate revenues of more than $400 million over 10 years. Sascha Deri founded bluShift Aerospace in 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $4 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for labor expenses, materials and licensing costs, training, research and development, and marketing.

 

CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar

CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar is raising funds on Wefunder. It is an upcoming wine shop, eatery, tasting room, and event space in Oakland, California. The business is led by women and minority winemakers and will sell wine and tapa dishes. CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar offers a tech and retail business model for the wine industry and has generated $125,000 in online wine sales since 2020. Alicia Kidd founded CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar in February 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 commercial space rent, wine shop and eatery equipment, website design and maintenance, and marketing.

 

Zeek Bar

Zeek Bar, with a valuation of $2.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is reimagining kids’ snack bars with less sugar and more protein. The bars contain 50% less sugar and four times more protein than other leading snack bars for kids. The bars are made using natural and non-GMO ingredients like almond butter and honey to make them more nutritious and delicious. The company reported 173% year-over-year growth in 40 Whole Foods stores. Reid Pearson and Kassidy Pearson founded Zeek Bar in October 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 digital customer acquisition, expansion to natural grocery stores, and inventory.

 

The Meet Cute Murders

The Meet Cute Murders is raising funds on Wefunder. It is an ensemble whodunit feature film anchored by strong female leads. The film is a classic psychological horror and explores the fickle nature of creativity and rapidly disappearing boundaries between creators and the public. The Meet Cute Murders is produced by Michael Rekola, Sean Flannigan, and Jake Coburn, written by Sean Flanagan and Jake Coburn, and directed by Daniel Lafrentz. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $700,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for development, physical production, post-production, talent packaging, marketing, and distribution.

 

SongVest

SongVest is raising funds independently through Regulation A crowdfunding. It is a music marketplace that allows fans and investors to purchase fractional shares of royalties from their favorite songs and artists. The users get to view SongShares, review auction details and financial highlights, and place their bids. SongVest is not only an investment platform but also a central hub for music fans to help boost streaming and other revenue sources for artists and record labels. Sean Peace and Alex Guiva founded SongVest in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $33 million and a maximum target of $66 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for the acquisition of music royalty assets.

 

McGinley Orthopedics

McGinley Orthopedics is raising funds through Regulation A crowdfunding with Rialto Markets as the Broker-Dealer. The company has developed its patented and FDA-cleared IntelliSense Drill Technology and Lever Action Plate System. The IntelliSense Drill Technology is used to make a set of orthopedic power tools and accessories, while the Lever Action Plate System is a bone fixation implant system. Joseph McGinley founded McGinley Orthopedics in 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $40 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, product development, quality and compliance, partnerships and acquisitions, and working capital.

 

StorEn Technologies

StorEn Technologies, with a valuation of $60.2 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed patent-pending all-vanadium battery technology to provide affordable and long-lasting energy storage. The batteries are efficient, cost-effective, and durable. The company has secured its first order of $500,000 from an Australian partner, and the first battery was delivered to Brisbane in the first quarter of 2020. Angelo D’Anzi founded StorEn Technologies in January 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.12 and a maximum target of $5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, growth, and expansion.

 

Ad Fontes Media

Ad Fontes Media, with a valuation of $8.25 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company rates news articles for reliability and bias. The human analysts look at news content and score it based on the company’s methodology. Its Media Bias Chart functions as a reference product for consumers and educators. The company has rated more than 2,000 news sources based on more than 32,000 manually rated articles and episodes. Vanessa Otero founded Ad Fontes Media in 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $400,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring analyst staff, business development, customer support, and software and database development.

 

Vulcan Augmetics

Vulcan Augmetics, with a valuation of $6.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes affordable robotic prosthetics that are efficient, practical, and accessible. The prosthetics are modular, easily click together, and are connected to a network so they can be maintained wirelessly. The company has 18 clinics in its network with 80% conversion and 90% retention. Rafael Masters and Ella Trinh founded Vulcan Augmetics in June 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for market development, product development, improved prototyping machines, and applications for Vietnamese expansion of the product range.

 

SelfDecode

SelfDecode, with a valuation of $52.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an AI-based platform that analyses DNA, lab tests, and the environment to provide personalized health recommendations. The platform gives targeted supplement, diet, and lifestyle recommendations to users. The company has a predictable revenue stream from its subscription sales model and generated $2.7 million in 2021 revenue. Joseph Cohen founded SelfDecode in April 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $4.5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to create a sales and business development team, create pharmacogenetics tools, and submit patents.

 

HeatGen

HeatGen, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed on-demand self-heating packaging. The device uses patented technology to heat up coffee, soup, tea, sake, or broth with a simple twist of the bottom cap. The technology triggers a thermal reaction to deliver ready-to-drink hot beverages wherever consumers want them. HeatGen’s product is available online, in more than 100 Central Texas stores, and in all Wegmans stores. Mark Turner founded HeatGen in May 2010. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.90 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to expand with new strategic partnerships and begin mass production.

 

Upbounders

Upbounders is raising funds on SMBX. The company makes high-quality screen-free toys for kids. Its premium puzzles and games feature original artwork and are made with non-toxic inks and Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. Its products represent cultural and ethnic differences and are sold at Nordstrom, Target, Camp Stores, Amazon, and Maisonette. Kemi Tignor founded Upbounders in January 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 for advertising, refinancing debt, and working capital.

 

PodTV

PodTV, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The business creates genre-based streaming TV channels and networks that users can watch on the company’s app or on their smart TV. The company sources programming from established podcasters and independent video creators. It generated its first revenue at the launch of Crime and Conspiracy in December 2021. Jeffrey White founded PodTV in December 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, content acquisition and development, and compensation for managers.

 

The Plug Drink

The Plug Drink, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on ALAO Invest. The company makes and sells a plant-based recovery beverage with electrolytes. The formula of Plug Drink is a science-backed proprietary blend of 13 plants, flowers, and fruits and is designed to improve metabolism and optimize lifestyle and productivity levels. The company generated $1.1 million in sales in 2021, up 500% year-over-year. Ray Kim, Justin Kim, and Peter Kim founded The Plug Drink in April 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for team and human capital support, marketing, and operating capital.

 

CERN Corporation

CERN Corporation, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is developing a non-drug therapeutic treatment for fungal and bacterial vaginosis. The Cern Device uses microbicidal light to mitigate pathogens causing fungal and bacterial vaginosis to promote a healthy microbiome without using drugs. The device is the size of a tampon and can be used at home as needed. CERN Corporation has received utility and design patents and is in the pre-revenue and testing stages of development. Gregg A. Klang founded CERN Corporation in February 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for commercial device development, clinical trials, FDA clearance, and marketing.

 

HANGOBI by Hang Obi

HANGOBI by Hang Obi, with a valuation of $8.01 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes and sells plant-based multivitamin beverages in cans. The drinks offer the flavor and convenience of soft drinks, along with the functions of nutritional supplements. They come in different varieties that are suitable for morning, evening, and all day. The company has14,000 social media followers and $43,400 in sales on Shopify and Amazon. It also sells through more than 121 physical locations in New York City. Conrad Oberbeck and John Eric Oberbeck founded HANGOBI by Hang Obi in December 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.15 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

VORSHEER

VORSHEER, with a valuation of $11.3 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes overland camping and emergency preparation trailers. It is bringing compact off-road trailers to the recreational vehicle and emergency preparation market. The trailers are equipped with rapid mobility, hot and cold running water, shelter, heat, power, and food preparation capabilities. The company has generated $4.5 million in lifetime sales and has well-established distribution channels. Steve McCloud founded VORSHEER in March 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for manufacturing, marketing, and market expansion.

 

SkyMirr

SkyMirr, with a valuation of $12.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is developing radio frequency technology and products to be used in multiple industries from broadband wireless access to medical devices.SkyMirr is currently in the pre-market stage and has multiple patents pending with several products in development. The company has an agreement with CCL Group to supply its products to improve wireless communication across 21 countries in East and Central Africa. Youngmin Jo founded SkyMirr in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.22 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch more products and serve more industries.

 

KapitalWise

KapitalWise, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a financial platform that analyzes large volumes of customer data and provides insights to help financial companies improve their efficiency and user experience. KapitalWise is backed by Barclays Techstars and Independent Community Banking Association, as well as venture capital firms like HoltExchange and Breega Capital. Sajil Koroth founded KapitalWise in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $535,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for sales and marketing, product and engineering, and adding more features.

 

Sash Group

Sash Group, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes and sells patented sash bags with a unique, ergonomic, 10-pocket design. The company is backed by Ugg founder Brian Smith and has 70,000 fans creating a high demand for production. Nichole MacDonald founded Sash Group in 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $5,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the production of sash bags, marketing, and payroll.

 

Nuttin Ordinary by Clean Simple Foods

Nuttin Ordinary by Clean Simple Foods, with a valuation of $3.52 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a premium cheese and food company that makes 100% plant-based food. It uses cashews and other natural ingredients alongside age-old cheese fermentation techniques to create craft cheese in a variety of flavors. Joshua Velasquez founded Nuttin Ordinary by Clean Simple Foods in April 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.50 and a maximum target of $1.07 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch new product lines and flavors, update the packaging design, and expand distribution and retail.


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