New Deals for the Week Ending 09/05/2021 - KingsCrowd

September 7, 2021

New Deals for the Week Ending 09/05/2021

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.

 

Black Turtle Coffee

Black Turtle Coffee is raising funds on MainVest. The company makes first-class and luxurious coffee products with its superior coffee selection process. The business uses small-batch roasting techniques to create roast profiles that bring the best of every single coffee bean. Black Turtle Coffee plans to open its first location and online platform soon. It will sell hot and cold coffee beverages and single-origin coffees with delicious flavors. K. Braeden Anderson and Selena Gabrielle founded Black Turtle Coffee in July 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $75,000 and a maximum target of $106,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for equipment, supplies, rent, advertising, and space buildout.

 

Simple Bread Company

Simple Bread Company is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is a fresh bread wholesale bakery that bakes and sells high-quality freshly baked bread to local restaurants and markets. The bread of Simple Bread Company is made using 100% organic flour and has notable clients in Atlanta, Georgia. The business will soon move into a new space five times larger than the current facility and increase its production capacity. Gabriel Peterson founded Simple Bread Company in November 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 new facility buildout, equipment, refinancing existing debt, and working capital.

 

Securum Capsa

Securum Capsa, with a valuation of $29 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created smart box lockers that secure deliveries and eliminate package theft. The innovative software and hardware solutions of Securum Capsa provide a complete solution for incoming and outgoing deliveries. Securum Capsa is currently working with companies like Amazon, HP, and Costco and has a huge market size. Carlos Raphael founded Securum Capsa in June 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $1,069,999. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, product development, operational payroll, and general and administrative expenses.

 

Dynaris

Dynaris, with a valuation of $19.3 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an innovative oxygen delivery technology that helps improve patient health, eliminate oxygen waste, and reduce prescription costs. The selective oxygen delivery system of Dynaris, Apogee, delivers oxygen only to the most open nostril throughout the day and offers extraordinary benefits. Dynaris is protected by seven patents and has more patents pending. Alonzo C. Aylsworth and Lawrence C. Spector founded Dynaris in July 2014. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $1,069,800. The campaign proceeds will be used for raw material, rent, production, payroll, office supplies, and product development expenses.

 

South Shore Biotherapy

South Shore Biotherapy is raising funds on MainVest. It is a mental health office that helps to improve the quality of life of its clients through intravenous infusion therapy. South Shore Biotherapy aims to become the unmatched provider of ketamine infusion therapy in the Marshfield area. Adam Joseph Baiardi founded South Shore Biotherapy in July 2021. 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 buildout, facility lease, medical equipment, staff salary, and furnishings.

 

Praise

Praise, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a gamified digital currency and NFT platform. The platform designs collectible tokens that unlock custom experiences for superfans. It also disburses new tokens as automatic rewards. Praise has partnered with Rock Mafia, Mousebelt, Hawke Media, Verses, and Wise Token. Jesse Tevelow founded Praise in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to list tokens on Uniswap to raise funds for the liquidity pool and to launch both the Praise Wallet app and the Praise Public app.

 

Thriviva

Thriviva, with a valuation of $15 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The business makes healthy snacks for people on the go. The snacks of Thriviva are sold under two brands, Reset360 and Bite Fuel, and are delicious, plant-based, and nutritious. Thriviva has an annual revenue of nearly $3 million and is sold through retailers, including Walmart, Target, CVS, and Krogers. Kenny Gregg founded Thriviva in August 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,997.50 and a maximum target of $1,069,995. The campaign proceeds will be used to grow to new products and new markets.

 

CFO Services Group

CFO Services Group is raising funds on SMBX. The company provides management accounting solutions for businesses, including small businesses, startups, law firms, government contractors, associations, and non-profit organizations. The services offered help save time, relieve pain, and provide insights to customers to run their businesses with a calm mind. The professionals of CFO Services Group handle customers’ books and give them valuable real-time feedback. Manny Cosme founded CFO Services Group in 2012. 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 digital marketing development, contracting an outsourced marketing firm, and outbound email prospecting.

 

Wicked BOLD

Wicked BOLD is raising funds on MainVest. It is a vegan foods brand that makes small-batch vegan chocolate using organic and ethically sourced cacao from Belize. The chocolate is handmade, healthy, and delicious, and made with just three ingredients. Wicked BOLD plans to renovate its current location and expand to more locations into 2023. Deric Cahill and Brooklyn Cahill founded Wicked BOLD in September 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $107,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to expand the concept to a second and third location.

 

Ounce Water

Ounce Water, with a valuation of $11 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes healthy hydration easy with its innovative design and branding. Consumers can grab a bottle of Ounce Water and let the bottle tell them how close they are to meeting their daily hydration needs. Ounce Water has grown its distribution channels from two to 11 in the past year and has retail partnerships with Stop & Shop, Lowes Foods, and Nugget Markets. Theo Rossi and Meghan Rossi founded Ounce Water in August 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,995.18 and a maximum target of $1,069,993.37. The campaign proceeds will be used for road mapping new and versatile products and entering new markets.

 

Argex Beverages

Argex Beverages, with a valuation of $9.02 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The innovative beverage company makes high-quality craft spirits with unique and exciting packaging. The company innovatively packages and distributes Devant Champagne and 3 Tres Tequila. Argex Beverages has strong relationships with and sells through Souther Wine, Breakthru Beverage, Empire Merchants, and RNDC. Mark Becker founded Argex Beverages in April 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to expand the product line into whisky, gin, and other alcohol products.

 

FutureGen Robotics

FutureGen Robotics, with a valuation of $35 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company develops AI solutions and mobile robots to simplify some labor-intensive tasks. FutureGen Robotics offers IoT engineering services, data integration, and engineering consulting services to its customers. The company has put eight units into beta testing and has received a positive response. Michael Letsky and Jeanne Letsky founded FutureGen Robotics in June 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to become the leading lawn mower brand and expand into new industries.

 

Macvon

Macvon, with a valuation of $34.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company produces home fitness gym products to help people achieve their fitness goals irrespective of where they live. The products of Macvon include Macvon Touch and Macvon Strength that are powered by AI and home fitness technology. Xing Zhang founded Macvon in October 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.25 and a maximum target of $4,999,998.75. The campaign proceeds will be used to launch Macvon Strength in the US and online and open its physical stores in the US.

 

Clara B’s Kitchen Table

Clara B’s Kitchen Table is raising funds on MainVest. The food truck offers delicious Texas Southern-inspired cuisine made using locally sourced ingredients. The modernized casual dining business serves Texas brunch favorites and a limited catering menu. Clara B’s Kitchen Table plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the middle of Belleville’s Main Street, an area frequented by many professionals and young people. Jodie Ferguson and Benjamin Henning founded Clara B’s Kitchen Table in June 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 kitchen buildout, dining room buildout, technology, professional services, permits and licensing, marketing, and operating capital.

 

Arqlite

Arqlite, with a valuation of $18 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is using its technology to eliminate plastic waste and reduce plastic pollution. The technology helps the company recycle what no one else can and repurpose it to make Smart Gravel. Smart Gravel is a lightweight concrete aggregate and drainage replacement. Arqlite did its pre-launch in September 2020 and has reported a 46% month-over-month growth in retail channels. Sebastian Sajoux founded Arqlite in May 2015. 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, trade shows, salesforce, and inventory.

 

PrivacyWall

PrivacyWall is raising funds on Wefunder. It is a search engine that allows users to search privately and protect their privacy. The company aims to put the control of data back into the hands of consumers with its suite of cybersecurity and privacy products. PrivacyWall generated $2.6 million in revenue in 2020 and has been profitable consistently. Jonathan Wu founded PrivacyWall in September 2013. 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, legal and operating expenses, and acquisition of trademarks.

 

Colorado Manure Hauling

Colorado Manure Hauling is raising funds on Honeycomb. It is the premier recycling service of large animal manure, especially for equine owners. The company hauls off a pile of animal waste from the surrounding areas and brings it to its composting facility. Colorado Manure Hauling is registered with the USDA and is a member of the US Composting Council. Roger Whetstine and Jonathan Whetstine founded Colorado Manure Hauling in February 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $60,000. The campaign proceeds will be used to purchase a new well for the composting operation and secure working capital.

 

OTACA Tequila

OTACA Tequila, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes high-quality top-shelf sipping artisanal tequila at a mid-level price. The business uses a triple filtration and calling 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 600 locations. Anthony Accetta founded OTACA Tequila in August 2020. 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 to fund the distribution of the product nationally and worldwide.

 

Parknav

Parknav, with a valuation of $75 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed an AI-powered technology to solve the parking challenges of modern cities. The solution is scalable and can be used for any street to identify available on-street parking in real-time. Parknav has partnered with companies like Microsoft Ventures Accelerator and Volkswagen PlugAndPlay and serves customers including BMW, Siemens, and Deutsche Telekom. Eyal Amir founded Parknav in July 2009. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.84 and a maximum target of $4,198,110.54. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

LiquidVineyards

LiquidVineyards, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The company allows people who love vineyards and wine to get ownership of their own vines. The people get to choose from the large inventory of vineyards from different regions and purchase digital rights to vines through LiquidVineyards. In return, the wine producers get access to long-term financing. Luigi Boschin and Pier Francesco Giacopelli founded LiquidVineyards in March 2019. 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 sales and marketing, technology investments, travel expenses, and compensation for managers.

 

Yahyn

Yahyn, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. It is a marketplace dedicated to wine that offers a digital wine shopping experience. Yahyn also has an expert-curated database that offers custom sommelier services and meal pairing tips for its users. Yahyn has a community size of more than 400,000 and has crossed $100,000 in monthly recurring revenue. Pierre Rogers and Joshua Leavitt founded Yahyn in May 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $301,258. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, engineering, and back-end infrastructure.

 

Proctor360

Proctor360, with a valuation of $15.7 million, is raising funds on Netcapital. The company is developing solutions for monitoring online exams through remote proctoring. The demand for such solutions has shot up with the increasing use of online classes and blended instruction models. Proctor360 has developed its remote proctoring platform and completed the production of the first version of its 360 Total View headset. Ganga Bathula and Kranthi Bathula founded Proctor360 in October 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $2,000,001. The campaign proceeds will be used for customer acquisition and marketing, software enhancement, production and inventory, and compensation for managers.

 

Beno

Beno, with a valuation of $39 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company is building innovative electric mobility solutions by combining technology with beautiful aesthetics. Reevo, the hubless e-bike of Beno, is a futuristic e-bike integrated with cutting-edge technology. Beno has generated $5.5 million in orders in the past nine months and has $7 million worth of orders committed for the first and second quarters of 2022. Alec Lim and Ivan Chew founded Beno in September 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $5,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for maintaining current operations, manufacturing expansion, product development, R&D, and marketing and growth.

 

Vegan Mob

Vegan Mob, with a valuation of $20 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The restaurant serves the best vegan BBQ and soul food in the Bay Area. The offerings of Vegan Mob include gumbo, brisket, the Mob Plate, and the Smackaroni. Vegan Mob has hundreds of visitors per day and hundreds of delivery orders through Caviar, DoorDash, and Postmates. Toriano Gordon founded Vegan Mob in January 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 working capital, marketing, and hiring one full-time salesperson.

 

The Security Oracle

The Security Oracle, with a valuation of $103 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed an AI-driven security defensive platform that can stop crimes in a few seconds. The business uses five robotic platforms, including Robots in the Sky, on the Move, on the Rafters, on the Seas, and on the Rails. The Security Oracle has nine global patents and has generated more than $3.2 million in lifetime revenues. Charles L Butler Jr founded The Security Oracle in May 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999 and a maximum target of $1,069,992. The campaign proceeds will be used for growth and expansion.

 

BIPOC Homeownership

BIPOC Homeownership is raising funds on Small Change. San Francisco Community Land Trust is acquiring a project at 285 Turk Street with 40 units of affordable housing at the location. The company will acquire, rehabilitate, and manage the residential apartments and expects to generate high returns. BIPOC Homeownership is owned by the San San Francisco Community Land Trust. 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 the acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of the project.

 

Atlis Motor Vehicles

Atlis Motor Vehicles, with a valuation of $385 million, is raising funds on Rialto Markets. The company is designing and building the Atlis XT electric pickup truck that has a plug-in battery. The electric truck will be able to handle the needs of today without the burden of gas prices. Atlis Motor Vehicles aims to make vehicle ownership affordable, hassle-free, and efficient through its holistic approach. Atlis Motor Vehicles was founded by Mark Hanchett in November 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum and maximum target of $4,999,991.36. The campaign proceeds will be used for sales commissions and marketing, production-level design for XP Platform, test and validation equipment, ATLIS Cube Cell pilot line, and key team hires.

 

Minnesota Soccer Holdings

Minnesota Soccer Holdings, with a valuation of $2.13 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is the first community-owned women’s soccer team in Minnesota in the new USL W League. The team is pre-professional and will start playing in 2022. The investors get to become legitimate owners of the team, and two members of the board of directors will be elected by the community investors. Minnesotans, including Andrea Yoch, Elisa Vicuna, Wes Burdine, and Allie Reinke, founded Minnesota Soccer Holdings in March 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $1,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for team registration costs, coaching staff, uniforms, marketing, and working capital.

 

PromoDrone

PromoDrone, with a valuation of $24.7 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company creates exciting aerial advertising drones to help brands promote themselves to a wider audience. The business uses innovative drone displays, smart technology, and strategic partnerships to define and lead drone advertising. PromoDrone has received more than $25,000 in grants and has been featured by Fox 5 San Diego and iHeart Media. Jamar S Williams founded PromoDrone in September 2016. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,997.34 and a maximum target of $1,069,996.11. The campaign proceeds will be used for the growth and expansion of the business.

 

AdWallet

AdWallet, with a valuation of $19.2 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has developed a platform that enables advertisers to reward consumers for their attention. The platform helps transform advertisements from unwanted interruptions into welcomed invitations. AdWallet reported a 130% year-over-year revenue growth from 2019 to 2020 and has more than 180,000 members in all 50 states. Adam Greenhood founded AdWallet in June 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,999.75 and a maximum target of $384,999.75. The campaign proceeds will be used to grow the memberships and reach profitability by early 2022.

 

Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall

Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall is raising funds on MainVest. It is a table-top gaming restaurant that serves casual diners who like to eat and have fun. The restaurant offers a combination of the best products, food, and services and organizes events for hardcore gamers, families, and casual gamers. Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall focuses on creating a friendly atmosphere and maintaining an updated game library. Mike Carr founded Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall in June 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $30,000 and a maximum target of $150,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for renovations, operating capital, and equipment.

 

Ridegrade

Ridegrade, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an optimized platform exclusively for private used car buyers and sellers. The platform allows buyers to search inventory and buy used cars at much lower prices than through dealerships. Ridegrade has a shorter supply chain, lower prices, transparent processes, and cheaper financing. Bankole Fagbemi and Oluwatobi Fagbemi founded Ridegrade in March 2021. 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 hiring and training inspectors, fine-tuning technology, marketing, and other operational expenses.

 

Pranos

Pranos, with a valuation of $9 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company uses a patent-pending technology to convert car windows into high-definition display systems. The digital screens of Pranos use AI to allow the vehicle to interact with its environment and network. Pranos has a large worldwide inventory and earns income showing ads and videos. David Valverde, Nathan Allison, and William Stanislaus founded Pranos in August 2019. 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 software development, hardware development, deployment of first product into the market, and generating revenues.

 

Vocana

Vocana, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform for musicians to engage, expand, and monetize their fanbases. The platform helps artists to get a level playing field and generate money from their fans, along with allowing fans to better engage with their favorite artists. Vocana is ready to launch its beta version and plans to keep launching new features. Jim Knight, Dale Chorba, and Dave Petruziello founded Vocana in January 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 staffing, operating costs, software development, marketing, and building the Market Share Pool for Streaming payouts.

 

Pills2Me

Pills2Me, with a valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a platform for the delivery of prescriptions from any pharmacy in minutes. The prescription delivery model is HIPAA-compliant and has been developed, tested, in use, and ready to scale. Pills2Me already has more than $50,000 invested by pharmacists and has been featured on NBC, Yale Daily News, and Las Vegas Review Journal. Leslie Asanga founded Pills2Me in March 2020. 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 a new employee, geographic expansion, and administrative costs.

 

StartEngine

StartEngine, with a valuation of $786 million, is raising funds on StartEngine through Reg A+ crowdfunding. It is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to invest in startups and early-stage companies. At the same time, the entrepreneurs also get the opportunity to raise funds from the public through StartEngine Crowdfunding. StartEngine reported a 190% year-over-year growth in revenues in 2020 and has helped companies raise more than $400 million on its platform. Howard Marks and Kevin O’Leary founded StartEngine in 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has no minimum target and a maximum target of $55,000,000. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing and operating expenses.


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