New Deals for the Week Ending 9/25/2022 - KingsCrowd

September 26, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 9/25/2022

 

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.

 

Mileberry

Mileberry, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a global and fully automated last-mile delivery solution with its proprietary click-and-collect technology. It aims to provide secure and on-time delivery for online orders, including grocery items and restaurant deliveries, through contactless modular lockers. Mileberry is led by an experienced team and has a full in-house production cycle, from design to manufacturing and software development. Roman Novozhenov, Andreas Wuzke, and Stephanie Peter Omale founded Mileberry in January 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,996 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, marketing, operations, and legal fees.

 

Nippon Curry

Nippon Curry is raising funds on Mainvest. The restaurant sells authentic Japanese curries through its first location in San Francisco, California. The food business aims to provide an exceptional experience in Japanese hospitality with authenticity and quality. It has been featured in several food magazines and has high rankings on Google and Yelp. Nippon Curry plans to open its second location in Berkeley, California soon.  Thomas Uehara founded Nippon Curry in August 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 renovations and retrofitting at the new location.

 

Flora’s Bottle Shop

Flora’s Bottle Shop is raising funds on Republic. It is an upcoming wine bar serving sandwiches in the most culturally eclectic neighborhood of Houston, Texas. The company’s offerings will include sommelier-engineered wine menus and food menus with local foods. The place is suitable for sunny afternoons, moonlit evenings, family time, or alone time. Flora’s Bottle Shop expects to begin construction by July and open in September 2022. Natalie Navi founded Flora’s Bottle Shop in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $200,000 and a maximum target of $400,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for buildout and construction, furniture and decoration, kitchen and bar equipment, marketing, and more.

 

The Pool at Hollingsworth

The Pool at Hollingsworth is raising funds on Vicinity. It is an upcoming private pool and swim club at Hollingsworth Park in Greenville, South Carolina. The pool and swim club will comprise a six-lane Junior Olympic saltwater pool, a sundeck, bathrooms with private showers, areas for dining and gathering, and a designated concessions area. It will be within walking distance of more than 700 existing residences. The pool is being developed by Christopher Babcock of Babcock Investment Company. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $1.3 million and a maximum target of $1.5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for constructing the pool, furniture and equipment, lighting, and landscaping and fencing.

 

Day One

Day One, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a virtual and community-driven school that guides, supports, and teaches entrepreneurs. Day One teaches real-world skills with its exclusive events, curated resources, and connections. It operates as a paid membership. Day One has helped 330 founders launch 200 companies and raise millions of dollars. Andrew Hutton and Rahul Brahmbhatt founded Day One in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for intermediary fees, program delivery, product and platform development, sales, and marking.

 

Lincoln Private Jets

Lincoln Private Jets, with a valuation of $48.9 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. It is a membership-based subscription service for private jet travel. The company provides a seamless travel experience with its mobile app and dedicated member advisors. The suite of services includes on-demand flights, aircraft management, retail and wholesale charter, and signature events and experiences. Lincoln Private Jets has signed a letter of intent with Bombardier and has an agreement with Jet Aviation. Barry Cohen and Arthur Bernstein founded Lincoln Private Jets in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $2 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, marketing, technology tooling and software, and other expenses.

 

Automatic

Automatic, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a financial technology platform that connects independent auto dealers, lenders, and investors. Its online auto loan marketplace acts as a one-stop shop where used auto dealers can access different finance and insurance products for their buyers. It has helped to reduce the loan approval time by 87.5%. Automatic has more than 1,400 dealership partnerships and $25 million to $30 million in recurring monthly deal flow. Eric Burney, Max Kane, John Liu, and Alex Egan founded Automatic in January 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $2.4 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, key hires, and miscellaneous expenses.

 

Quigley Fine Wines

Quigley Fine Wines, with a valuation of $10.8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a winemaker, importer, distributor, and retailer of fine wines from small family winemakers, and it’s bringing those wines into the mainstream market. The wines are organic and made using sustainably grown grapes. Quigley Fine Wines has been recognized as the best small family wine importer by Conde Nast International and one of the top nine wine clubs in the world. Brendan Quigley, Jeffrey Shapiro, Mary Shapiro, and Christina Quigley founded Quigley Fine Wines in December 2009. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.72 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for operations, marketing, hiring, legal fees, and inventory.

 

Glow Worm Play Cafe

Glow Worm Play Cafe is raising funds on Mainvest. The business runs an indoor play area, a cafe, a bakery, community classes, and events. The play cafe provides a safe, clean, and fun environment for kids under the age of six while their caregivers can connect and work in the lounge area. The community classes and events are open to everyone and are welcoming and inclusive. Kathryn Read founded Glow Worm Play Cafe in April 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $104,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for space buildout, equipment, and operating expenses.

 

MyLifeWell

MyLifeWell, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. It is an all-in-one employee wellness program and rewards platform. The wellness program is based on living well, traveling, and shopping and supports clients’ physical, mental, social, and emotional wellbeing. MyLifeWell has conducted 60 product demos in 2022 compared to 13 in 2021. Gaurav Goomer founded MyLifeWell in August 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $700,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, future wages, marketing, and general working capital.

 

Apsy

Apsy, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a human-out-of-the-loop, artificial intelligence-based platform to build high-quality and affordable custom apps. The user explains what they want in plain English, and the artificial intelligence agent understands and picks matching models, takes the user through customization by conversation, and publishes the app in a day or two. Apsy is led by an experienced team and backed by Techstars and Sunstone. Tooraj Helmi founded Apsy in July 2020. 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 research and development, cost of goods sold, marketing, operations, and administrative expenses.

 

Add Your Labs

Add Your Labs, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company digitally transforms medical labs with its cloud-based, customizable software platform. The company’s software-as-a-service platform can provide automated workflows or integrate with a lab’s established software system, solving the growing shortage of qualified laboratory personnel. Add Your Labs launched its first product in 2020 and has earned $425,000 in revenue since the launch. Frank Adamo and David Haines founded Add Your Labs in December 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $124,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, and operations.

 

Bob’s Famous BBQ

Bob’s Famous BBQ is raising funds on Honeycomb. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, the restaurant prepares and sells grilled and smoked meats paired with homemade side dishes and premium-quality beverages. Bob’s Famous BBQ closed down and is reopening at a new location after a small hiatus. Brian Baker founded Bob’s Famous BBQ in May 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $124,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the buildout of the new location, furniture, flooring, paint, equipment, architectural services, and licenses.

 

Payroll4Free

Payroll4Free, with a valuation of $13.7 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company provides free and paid payroll services, specifically to small businesses. It helps in reducing the fees and charges associated with payroll services and makes them more affordable. Payroll4Free’s client service revenue went up by 74% in 2022 compared to 2021. Michael Rosenberg founded Payroll4Free in January 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,006 and a maximum target of $534,997. The campaign proceeds will be used to establish revenue-generating partnerships, continue to automate tax-reporting functions, hire, market, and redesign the user interface.

 

You:Flourish

You:Flourish, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an app to give LGBTQ+ individuals access to vetted mental health resources and connections. The app includes a resource directory, a peer support community, and a wellness hub. You:Flourish is specifically created for the LGBTQ+ community and was incubated by the  LGBTQ+ mental health organization, Envision:You. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for app development, marketing, hiring, consultants, and operations.

 

Immergo Labs

Immergo Labs, with a valuation of $19.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is building a virtual reality platform for physical therapists to help patients remotely. It uses 3D avatars and artificial intelligence-generated measurements. With a virtual reality setup, physical therapists can remotely monitor patient avatars in real time and measure their strength, balance, and range-of-motion metrics. Michael Ora Powell, Aviv Elor, and Ash Robbins founded Immergo Labs in March 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.36 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, research and development, marketing, and operations.

 

Conscious Good

Conscious Good, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. Its platform is an entertainment studio, streaming platform, and creative community for people seeking to create and share conscious media. Conscious Good’s products and services include a creators network for mindful media makers, streaming platform CGood TV for original media production, and mobile apps. Trina Wyatt founded Conscious Good in August 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,997.50 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, marketing, hiring, and operations.

 

Fanbase

Fanbase, with a valuation of $84.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a social media network that allows streamers and content creators to monetize their content. The creators can grow and find their audience organically and offer a paid subscription to exclusive content. Fanbase’s subscription revenue went up 164% over the past 12 months, and Android monthly recurring revenue grew by 35% since its launch in July 2021. Isaac Hayes III founded Fanbase in October 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,997.45 and a maximum target of $2.5 million The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, operations, research and development, and hiring.

 

Happy Hippie Brewing Company

Happy Hippie Brewing Company is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a new brewery in Richardson, Texas creating fresh and delicious craft beer. The brewery inclusively welcomes all kinds of people and will offer an indoor taproom and open outdoor seating. Happy Hippie Brewing Company experienced 63% revenue growth in its first year and 242% revenue growth in its second year of business. Michael W. Frederick founded Happy Hippie Brewing Company in October 2017. 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 purchasing brewing and canning equipment, campaign content development, a delivery vehicle, marketing, and working capital.

 

UKey

UKey, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an artificial intelligence-driven and scalable micropayment platform. UKey’s patent-pending technology enables super low transaction fees, which unlock micropayments at scale and help merchants maximize their revenue. The platform also enables consumers to spend less and unlock more. Uday Chandra and Sumesh Poduval founded UKey in July 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $800,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, go-to-market needs, and operations.

 

HEVO

HEVO, with a valuation of $50 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology to meet universal safety and performance standards. HEVO makes EV charging simple with universally adaptable chargers and an integrated EV transportation app. HEVO has done successful pilots with major auto and energy companies and has a robust intellectual property portfolio. Jeremy McCool founded HEVO in November 2011. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $3.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for production costs, operating expenses, salaries, and general capital expenditures.

 

Certaintio

Certaintio, with a valuation of $3.8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is developing protection solutions for the non-fungible token (NFT) market. Certaintio’s patented single-file process uses blockchain-based technology to package, protect, and display multi-asset NFTs. Certaintio plans to integrate its technology with established NFT exchanges to provide a one-stop shop for NFT creation and marketplace transactions. William Agush founded Certaintio in May 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.99 and a maximum target of $1.1 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for hiring, taxes, medical insurance, research services, patent licenses, and more.

 

LitonRx

LitonRx, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is an affordable and subscription-based digital pharmacy that delivers medication to customers’ doorsteps. LitonRx is developing LitonMD, to offer concierge virtual care services and free same-day delivery of covered formulary prescription medications. Kishlay Anand and Pankaj Jain founded LitonRx in July 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1.2 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, hiring, operations, working capital, and inventory.

 

PvP

PvP is raising funds on Dealmaker Securities. The company has developed a gamer social community and an ultimate gaming hub. The platform connects gamers across the world and helps them meet, build, and grow together. PvP has more than 125,000 beta testers on its application and has developed partnerships with Twitch and Sustainable Souls. Phil Stover and Chris Gray founded PvP in January 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1.2 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for payroll and technology, marketing, media, ad spend, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Three Brothers Bagels

Three Brothers Bagels is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a family-owned food business in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania that makes hand-rolled and naturally leavened bagels. The bagels are made using high-quality ingredients, including locally milled flour. The business offers convenient online ordering and accessible pickup locations as well as catering for events and parties. Colin Whiddon and Sofia Whiddon founded Three Brothers Bagels in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $45,000 and a maximum target of $75,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for a ventilation system, a rack oven, a steam kettle, and a spiral mixer.


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