New Deals for the Week Ending 9/04/2022 - KingsCrowd

September 6, 2022

New Deals for the Week Ending 9/04/2022

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.

 

GameSafe

GameSafe, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed technology to empower parents to protect their children online while gaming. The technology protects kids from online predators by monitoring the chats inside the games they play. GameSafe has an approved patent and has partnerships with companies like Techie Factory, Safe Surfin’ Foundation, and Thorn. David Everitt founded GameSafe in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $198,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for technology development, marketing, internal staff, and cloud operational costs.

 

Tampon Tribe

Tampon Tribe, with a valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes organic and plastic-free period products. Tampon Tribe products are made using innovative and environmentally friendly materials that help customers protect their bodies and the planet. Tampon Tribe has a revenue run rate of $1.52 million with a 387% average annual growth rate. Jennifer Eden and Gabriela Alves founded Tampon Tribe in September 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $2,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for PR and marketing, logistics, infrastructure, promotional materials, and increased inventory load to boost quick delivery turnaround.

 

Ouragins

Ouragins, with a valuation of $18.9 million, is raising funds on Rialto Markets. The company makes scrubs using antimicrobial tech fabrics. Ouragins’ scrubs are soft and breathable, come with 4-way stretch, and move seamlessly. Ouragins is led by an experienced team and has been featured in Yahoo, Men’s Health, and Business Insider. Shaun Veran founded Ouragins in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,200,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for product development, tech and data science, sales and marketing, and new hires.

 

BNNano

BNNano, with a valuation of $23.7 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. It is an advanced manufacturing company that has developed a patent pending Boron Nitride Nanotube called NanoBarb. NanoBarb is added to commodities to improve a material’s natural properties. BNNano has received several awards for its product and counts NASA, the US Navy, Kairos, and True Velocity among its customers. Steve Wilcenski and Jason Taylor founded BNNano in December 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $3,000,002. The campaign proceeds will be used for facilities improvements, product development, sales and marketing, research and development, and capital equipment.

 

BlackFULLness

BlackFULLness, with a valuation of $2.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an app for stress reduction and healing justice through mindfulness. The app has been developed by and for Black people to ease their anger and anxiety, reduce stress, and provide holistic fortitude. BlackFULLness offers a unique lens of a culturally relevant mindfulness media company and has award-winning app content. Sonia Russell and David L. Walker Jr. founded BlackFULLness in November 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 development, engineering, marketing, and talent acquisition.

 

Revolving Kitchen

Revolving Kitchen is raising funds on Republic. The company provides fully equipped, on-demand kitchens along with a number of complimentary services. The system enables kitchen operators to run successful food businesses with its flexibility and support. Revolving Kitchen provides turnkey kitchens, omnichannel ordering, and operational and marketing support. Tyler S. Shin founded Revolving Kitchen in February 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $250,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, additional revenues and partnerships, continued industry expansion, and regional and national expansion.

 

LEXI

LEXI, with a valuation of $30 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is an enterprise Internet of Things edge-to-cloud platform that is universal, interoperable, multi-protocol, and intelligent. The platform is used for wireless protocol support and forward compatibility, major ecosystems coverage, and machine learning to enhance user experience. The LEXI platform is being deployed in several business segments, including smart buildings, smart homes, smart agriculture, industrial control, and environmental monitoring. Scott Cahill and Deepak Saxena founded LEXI in December 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for IT and cloud, marketing, sales, software development, product, account management, and customer service.

 

Courial

Courial, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a last-mile courier and errands solution to redefine the future of work. The platform uses an advanced routing and messaging algorithm built to reduce drivers’ carbon footprint and provides transparent and unrestricted instant pay. Courial has more than 20,000 courier partners on the platform and has generated more than $1 million in revenue since its launch. Herb Coakley founded Courial in November 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $107,100 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for team building, customer success, marketing, and product development.

 

Gryph & IvyRose

Gryph & IvyRose, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company makes whole family wellness solutions, including bath and body products, probiotics, and herbal supplements. Gryph & IvyRose products contain a much higher concentration of herbal ingredients than other brands and provide noticeable benefits, including moisture support, skin protection, and inflammation reduction. Gryph & IvyRose has retail partnerships with CVS, Amazon, and Whole Foods and is launching in more than 1,800 Walmart stores soon. Rachel Finger, Karolina Kurkova, and Orion Nevel founded Gryph & IvyRose in February 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for new business opportunities and expansion.

 

Milo Health

Milo Health, with a valuation of $13.7 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a platform for users to see and control their prescriptions on their smartphones. Milo Health’s digital prescription wallet puts the power back in the hands of patients and allows them to compare prices. The business is in the pre-revenue stage and has a patent application for using an internet-enabled device to receive, hold, and manage prescriptions. Ameer Youssef and Robert Siegel founded Milo Health in May 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch the platform.

 

Streaming Ultra

Streaming Ultra, with a valuation of $6.3 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a revenue-sharing video streaming platform for creators to share their content. The video streaming platform can be used for multiple niche markets and has already launched Athletes.tv and CryptoInfluencers.com. Athletes.tv has more than 100 athlete channels on the platform and focuses on sports-related content. Steve Gerritsen and Chris Miller founded Streaming Ultra in April 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $237,500. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, hiring, and monthly operations.

 

Aptera Motors

Aptera Motors is raising funds through Reg A crowdfunding via Dalmore Group. It is an automobile manufacturing company making electric vehicles with higher energy efficiency, better manufacturing efficiency, and lower costs than other electric vehicles. Aptera Motors already has more than 27,000 pre-orders for its vehicles. Chris Anthony founded Aptera Motors in 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $41,266,722. The campaign proceeds will be used for development and design, production and equipment, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Inlightened

Inlightened, with a valuation of $7 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a platform that acts as a curated marketplace for healthcare professionals. Users get on-demand access to a network of vetted healthcare professionals and receive transparent, efficient, and cost-effective healthcare. Inlightened is an easy-to-use platform with rigorous vetting, peer-to-peer referrals, transparent rates and terms, and built-in scheduling and payments. Shelli Pavone founded Inlightened in May 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $107,100 and a maximum target of $250,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for market penetration and partnerships.

 

Lattis

Lattis, with a valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed its white label software platform as the infrastructure for micromobility. The platform allows micromobility operators to launch, track, manage, and monetize their services. Lattis enables operators to manage their light electric vehicles across sharing, subscription, and delivery companies. More than 76,000 trips have already been taken on the Lattis platform, and the company reported 79% month-over-month revenue growth in 2021. Jack Al-Kahwati founded Lattis in January 2013. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,993.25 and a maximum target of $1,069,991.30. The campaign proceeds will be used to expand the team, invest in the product, and strengthen sales operations.

 

FanShark

FanShark, with a valuation of $6.9 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The company has developed a platform that takes celebrity connections to the next level. The platform allows fans to request personal handwritten messages from their favorite celebrities and receive personalized merchandise with digitally printed messages from them. FanShark also allows celebrities and athletes to send their earnings to their favorite charity foundations. John Lavin founded FanShark in February 2019. 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 software development, player advances, marketing, and professional team and player licensing.

 

PopCom

PopCom, with a valuation of $26.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has created an automated retail technology platform for vending machines and kiosks. The platform allows retailers to learn from big data to better understand their customers. PopCom has launched 11 “PopShops,” with 12 more going live in 2023. The business has experienced 130% year-over-year growth over the last three years. Dawn Dickson founded PopCom in 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.88 and a maximum target of $510,259.20. The campaign proceeds will be used to secure more partnerships and launch more PopShops.

 

Forbes Meat

Forbes Meat is raising funds on Mainvest. As a butcher shop in Tucson, Arizona, Forbes Meat provides custom cuts of meat to customers and local ranchers. Forbes Meat plans to open a new location, including a bistro, a market, and butchery classes. The bistro will offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner services, while the market will sell fresh produce, cheese, freshly baked bread, olives, olive oils, and different kinds of vinegar. Benjamin Forbes founded Forbes Meat in October 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $200,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for construction expenses at the new location.

 

The Bullet ID Corporation

The Bullet ID Corporation is raising funds through Reg A crowdfunding with Rialto Markets. The company has developed a revolutionary technology for ammunition tracking and inventory management. The platform allows authorized users to view a bullet’s caliber, type, configuration, ownership history, geolocation tracking, and precise ballistic information through secure smartphone access. Bullet ID’s primary customers include ammunition manufacturers, law enforcement, and the military. Bruce Lewis founded Bullet ID in 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $40 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for software development, product development, marketing, machine inventory, and sales team development.

 

Wefunder

Wefunder, with a valuation of $290 million, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The crowdfunding platform allows investors to invest in a variety of startups. The company is building a stock market for investors to invest in pre-IPO startups. Wefunder is a market leader in crowdfunding with more than 40% market share in Regulation Crowdfunding over 2022. The business generated $10 million in revenue in 2021 and is launching in Europe in fall 2022. Nick Tommarello and Greg Belote founded Wefunder in 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,002 and a maximum target of $4,999,997. The campaign proceeds will be used for working capital, hiring, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Eco Allies

Eco Allies is raising funds independently through Reg A crowdfunding. The company has developed sustainable and renewable proprietary technologies for climate change mitigation. The company’s products aim to eliminate or reduce environmental damage and fight global warming. The company’s “SuperGreenTrees” are fast-growing and sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide. John Henry Honour VIII founded Eco Allies in July 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a maximum target of $20 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

 

Budding Technologies

Budding Technologies, with a valuation of $30 million, is raising funds on Arcview Capital. The company has developed a platform to merge two booming industries: cannabis and blockchain. The Budding Technologies ecosystem and Budbo suite of products benefit cannabis growers, manufacturers, couriers, dispensaries, and consumers. The Budbo app allows users to find and order their cannabis products conveniently, while the Budbo Connect dashboard provides growers and vendors with business intelligence. Luke Patterson and Jacob Patterson founded Budding Technologies in June 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,001 and a maximum target of $4,999,995. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

EPR-Technologies

EPR-Technologies, with a valuation of $65.1 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a biomedical company working on using emergency preservation and resuscitation to induce rapid, profound hypothermia. The technology helps to cool the body down and bring it to a stage in which no oxygen delivery is required for more than three hours. This buys medical professionals time to transport a patient to a hospital. EPR-Technologies’ solution is currently the only FDA-approved clinical trial for rapid, profound hypothermia. Lyn Yaffe and Xianren Wu founded EPR-Technologies in June 2006. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $463,744. The campaign proceeds will be used to complete the patents in preparation and submit their applications in the US and other countries.

 

Rize Modular

Rize Modular, with a valuation of $100 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is an offsite construction company that uses technology to design, build, and deliver affordable housing structures. The platform helps to lower construction costs and minimize environmental impact with its advanced building process. Rize Modular is led by an experienced team and has a pipeline of more than 20 projects with $500 million in revenue opportunities. Greg Welch founded Rize Modular in April 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.04 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.84. The campaign proceeds will be used to begin production on its robotics in partnership with the House of Design.

 

Cusa Tea and Coffee

Cusa Tea and Coffee, with a valuation of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes botanically extracted instant tea and coffee. Cusa’s instant tea and coffee are flavorful and contain potent active ingredients. Cusa Tea and Coffee has already sold more than 10 million cups to more than 80,000 customers and has a revenue run rate of $2.2 million with 567% direct to consumer growth. Jim Lamancusa founded Cusa Tea and Coffee in December 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $750,000 and a maximum target of $4,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, inventory, new staffing, and new product development.

 

Metaintro

Metaintro, with a valuation of $12.6 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company is developing a Web3 wallet for proof of payment, skills, and education. It is a professional resume wallet with a custodial multi-chain browser extension that connects to Web3 job applications. Metaintro aims to increase screening and verification efficiency and reduce costs for employers. The business is aiming to release its minimum viable product (MVP) in the third quarter of 2022. Brad Larson and Lacey Kaelani founded Metaintro in June 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $1 million and a maximum target of $5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to release the MVP, implement employer API integration, and release the validator network.

 

GreenDropShip

GreenDropShip, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed an e-commerce app for Shopify that enables merchants to sell groceries. It is an automated and scalable marketplace that connects emerging natural product brands with online resellers. GreenDropShip has more than 2,000 registered users, has fulfilled more than 95,000 orders, and generated $7 million in revenue in 2021. Allen Kaplun and Irina Faybusovich founded GreenDropShip in February 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketplace development, Shopify integration, and growth and marketing.

 

CROSSNET

CROSSNET, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a fast-growing backyard game that works as a four-square volleyball game. The game has more than 100,000 active players and is played in more than 10,000 schools. CROSSNET products are also sold internationally in 47 countries and have generated $24 million in sales. The business has a digital-first approach of connecting and engaging with customers and has achieved 316% revenue growth since 2019. Gregory Meade, Chris Meade, and Michael Delpapa founded CROSSNET 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 funding additional inventory in several new SKUs and marketing.

 

HOLOFIT by Holodia

HOLOFIT by Holodia, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a virtual reality (VR) fitness app for Oculus and Pico devices. The VR fitness app, HOLOFIT, is multi-device, cross-platform, and uses real-time graphics content to enable users to travel through original worlds as they work out. HOLOFIT by Holodia has more than 65,000 active monthly users and more than 350,000 downloads. Shahin Lauritzen founded HOLOFIT by Holodia in February 2017. 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 hiring new QA staff, expansion of the art team, and marketing.

 

Heavys

Heavys, with a valuation of $16 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has engineered headphones for heavy metal music using its patented technology. Heavys’ technology makes music louder without damaging hearing and mimics live sound environments with eight total sound drivers. Heavys headphones are made by metalheads for metalheads. Jonathan Habshush founded Heavys in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for the development of new products, expansion of the team, and manufacturing and fulfillment.

 

Bold Move Beverages

Bold Move Beverages, with a valuation of $6 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created the next-generation brunch drink called Cold Brooze. The business combines specialty cold brew coffee and premium aged American Whiskey to create a canned cocktail. Cold Brooze is available in a variety of flavors and contains 6% alcohol by volume. Jacob Guss founded Bold Move Beverages in July 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 marketing, salaries and wages, research and development, working capital, and other expenses.

 

Offline

Offline, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a monthly subscription that is reimagining restaurant discovery. The subscription allows users to try a new local restaurant every month. The users share their interests and the app then matches them with two restaurants to try every month and sends them $10 to $25 to spend at each spot. David Shaner founded Offline in February 2012. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,005 and a maximum target of $2,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for continued product development, launching in new cities, launching the mobile app, and expanding the support staff.

 

Sports Gambling Guides

Sports Gambling Guides, with a valuation of $22.1 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The business is creating content for modern sports fans and provides sports and sports gambling firms with social media marketing services. It is a licensed sports gambling media company in all 18 legal US states and caters to 17 million sports fans daily. Sports Gambling Guides handles social media marketing and customer acquisitions for large sports firms, including FanDuel, BetMGM, and Fanatics. Troy Paul and Mark Paul founded Sports Gambling Guides in April 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.60 and a maximum target of $4,999,998.12. The campaign proceeds will be used to increase partnerships and launch its online casino brand in late 2022.

 

​​Neurotez

Neurotez, with a valuation of $45.2 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The company is developing a hormone replacement therapy called Memtin to treat leptin deficiency in Alzheimer’s patients. The drug helps slow down cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Neurotez has already received many awards and is backed by a team of experts. Nikolaos Tezapsidis founded Neurotez in 2005. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $500,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for research and development, marketing, compensation for managers, and legal expenses.

 

BlissDivorce

BlissDivorce, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform for couples to reach a divorce agreement without the cost, time, and conflict of attorneys. The platform uses AI-based online dispute resolution technology to guide couples through their divorce. BlissDivorce enables people to get divorced 10 months faster and for $20,000 less compared to traditional attorneys. Scott Seidewitz, Dan Hirsch, Sheila Tan, and Randall Kessler founded BlissDivorce in January 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $535,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for software engineering, user experience designing, and admin and legal expenses.

 

Gameflip

Gameflip, with a valuation of $34.8 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a digital marketplace for gamers where they can safely buy and sell all things related to gaming. The marketplace is powered by advanced technology and provides gamers with a simple and safe place to flip their gaming items and assets. Gameflip has a community of more than 6 million gamers and has facilitated sales of more than $140 million. JT Nguyen and Terry Ngo founded Gameflip in December 2014. 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 growth and expansion.

 

Kilowatts For A Cause

Kilowatts For A Cause is raising funds on Raise Green. The company is bringing a new approach to installing solar energy systems. It will originate, build, and maintain solar energy, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging assets for commercial and industrial building owners and will ensure operational savings are shared with the energy purchaser and the local community. Kilowatts For A Cause is in agreement with The Grand Marais School for its first project, which includes the development, installation, and maintenance of a 20-kilowatt solar energy storage system. Scott Ringlein founded Kilowatts For A Cause in April 2022. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for project development and staffing, sales and marketing, and legal expenses.

 

NeXtGen Biologics

NeXtGen Biologics, with a valuation of $40 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company has developed a patented and FDA-cleared wound care technology involving the extracellular matrix (ECM). The technology captures the regenerative power of the axolotl and has potential applications in general surgery, burns, plastic surgery, cardiovascular diseases, ophthalmology, and gastrointestinal diseases. NeXtGen Biologics’ first product, NEOMATRIX, is the first ECM product derived from the axolotl and available to physicians and patients. Jonelle Toothman founded NeXtGen Biologics in April 2014. 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 the soft and full-scale launch of NEOMATRIX.


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