Below are the latest equity crowdfunding raises begun this past week. For additional information, we encourage KingsCrowders 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.
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Goddard Medical Services, a medical center in Jeffersonville, IN, is raising funds on MainVest. It is a nurse practitioner owned medical center with diversified revenues sources. Goddard Medical Services subcontracts to an Internal Medicine practice and for chronic care management services for independent practices. Goddard Medical Services was founded by Sean Goddard, a patient-centered provider and a strong entrepreneur. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $50,000, and the funds will be used to open a brick and mortar location and expand revenue streams. Goddard Medical Services has a proven demand in Indiana and has a fixed income stream from the commission paid by the practices.
College Coaching Network, with a post-money valuation of $2.6 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. The company provides mobile counseling and guidance to students looking for scholarships, grants, or endowments. The mobile app of College Coaching Network helps the students through the entire college planning process. College Coaching Network was founded by Claude Harris and Anthony Kozuch in 2016. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $77,180, will be used for compensation for managers, sales and marketing, office space, office supplies, and virtual app technological development. College Coaching Network has a subscription-based business model and has memberships with the YMCA, Urban League, Urban Rangers, and Sallie Mae.
All_ebt, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Republic. The company is working towards democratizing digital economies and aims to allow food stamps to be used online. It uses an end-to-end technology layer that permits food stamp specific checkouts and will also help low-income consumers to budget and manage their monthly food stamps. All_ebt was founded by Aaron Chen and Eli Calderon Morin in March 2019. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $107,000, and the funds will be used to grow the user base. All_ebt has been Y Combinator Hackathon winner and has backing from Facebook and more. The company plans to work on a monthly subscription fee model, in addition to merchant business models and transaction-based models.
CricClubs, with a valuation cap of $12.5 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a comprehensive platform for cricket league management that offers engagement and organizational and marketplace-related solutions to cricket players. The league management portal of CricClubs includes team and league calendar, match scheduler, and league statistics, and the academy management portal includes attendance tracking, payment management, and program management. CricClubs was founded by Ganesh Nallapareddy in January 2020. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $100,000 and a maximum goal of $1,000,000, will be used to grow the user base and secure more partnerships with leading leagues, cricket organizations, and live stream partners. CricClubs already has over 2 million users in more than 57 countries and has generated over $1 million in revenues to date.
Indy Brand Clothing, with a pre-money valuation of $5 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. It is a modern lifestyle clothing brand, mainly inspired by outdoors. The brand promotes a love for adventure and outdoors, and has one-of-a-kind graphics for men, women, and children. Indy Brand Clothing was founded by Mike Sperry, Kelly N Sperry, Ben Campbell, and Courtney Campbell and has raised over $200,000 since its inception. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $499,999, and the funds will be used towards digital marketing, business development, and inventory. Indy Brand Clothing has reported over $4.5 million in sales since 2014, with sales of $1.6 million in 2019 alone. The brand has reported 165% average year-over-year growth in the last five years.
Global Wordsmiths, a social enterprise in Pittsburgh, PA, is raising funds on Honeycomb Credit. The company provides services including language translation, localization, interpretation, language access consulting, and training to hospitals, healthcare systems, schools, corporates, and municipal governments. The profits generated by Global Wordsmiths are used for social impact initiatives. Global Wordsmiths was founded by Mary Jayne McCullough in 2017. The current crowdfunding round of the company has a minimum goal of $20,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, and the proceeds will be used to return to normal business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic by paying employee salaries, rent, and employee and general insurance. Global Wordsmiths works on a successful business model, with a growth rate of 135%, and is an essential partner to hundreds of organizations.
Wanderlinger Brewing Company, a brewery in Chattanooga, TN, is raising funds on MainVest. It is a locally owned and operated brewery that features a taproom with local art, live music, and beer. Wanderlinger Brewing Company serves a variety of beers, including Wanderlinger Lager, Irish Hello, Blackbeary Hug Sour, and Appalachian Altbier. Wanderlinger Brewing Company was founded by Chris Dial and Mike Dial in 2016. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $50,000, will be used towards COVID-19 business interruption support to keep the brewery afloat. Wanderlinger Brewing Company has a loyal customer base in the Chattanooga area and brings great beer, music, and art to the community.
Solutions Vending International, with a pre-money valuation of $25 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has created an automated retail technology platform for vending machines and kiosks. The platform is the future of retail and allows retailers to use big data, learn from it, and understand their customers better. Solutions Vending International was founded by Dawn Dickson in 2012 and has raised over $2 million since its inception. The current crowdfunding round of the company has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $763,000, and the funds will be used to grow and expand the business. Solutions Vending International already has past and future paid pilots with Procter & Gamble, a global winemaker, and a premier cannabis shop in the Netherlands.
Vand Labs, with a $5 million pre-money valuation, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has created a custom shower purifier that can turn any standard shower into an advanced water filtration system. The unique product of Vand Labs improves the local water quality and serves individual health needs for a better bathing and living experience. Vand Labs was founded by Koustubh Parulekar and Sankalpa Dashrath in February 2019. The company has already created and tested the first and second prototypes of the product and has filed for patent applications. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, will be used towards marketing, beginning of production, and fuelling of growth. Vand Labs uses a dual-module system that consists of a subtractive module and an additive module.
AV Seals Labor Group, a convention in Malden, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The company provides technical support through its audio/video technicians that assist in setting up multimedia for conferences, conventions, and meetings across the East Coast of the US. AV Seals Labor Group has a national network of skilled technicians to service any type of corporate gathering. AV Seals Labor Group is owned by Charlie Webber, with decades of experience as an audio/video technician. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round of the company, with a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $100,000, will be used to keep the business afloat through the COVID-19 outbreak. AV Seals Labor Group has a proven demand, loyal customer base, and has put together events for several Fortune 500 companies.
Contempo Aesthetics, doing business as Rachel Reyes-Bergano, is raising funds on MainVest. It is a medical aesthetics boutique that provides subtle non-surgical beauty enhancements. Contempo Aesthetics combines medical-grade skincare, natural-looking injectables, and routine skin resurfacing treatments to improve the overall quality of natural beauty. Contempo Aesthetics is owned by Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano, a medical practitioner. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $75,000, and the proceeds will be used to bolster the business while waiting out COVID-19. Contempo Aesthetics has strategic partnerships with brands including HydraFacial, Galderma, and Allergan, and has curated the best quality products in the medical aesthetics practice.
Big Kahuna Pineapple Drink Company, a novelty beverage company, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company makes frozen tropical drinks and serves them inside of pineapples. The hand-crafted drinks of Big Kahuna Pineapple Drink Company are sold at festivals, fairs, outdoor entertainment venues, and block parties. Big Kahuna Pineapple Drink Company was founded by Jeremy Petway in 2014. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $15,000 and a maximum goal of $33,000, and the funds will be used to expand to warmer markets and to set the groundwork for licensing the brand. Big Kahuna Pineapple Drink Company is a well-known name and has already catered for City and County Council members.
Antonio’s Cupcake Factory, a craft bakery in New Windsor, NY, is raising funds on MainVest. The company bakes cakes, cupcakes, and macrons using natural ingredients and serves them for special occasions, like weddings, baby showers, and birthdays. Antonio’s Cupcake Factory is owned by Antonio Frontera, a Culinary Institute of America graduate and a seasoned chef and baker. The current round of crowdfunding of the bakery has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $30,000, and the proceeds will be used to cover operational costs during COVID-19. Antonio’s Cupcake Factory is well known in the community of New Windsor for the past seven years and expanded into a new location in September 2019 to meet high demands.
Twisted Escape Room, an escape room in Salem, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The business brings people together to have fun, including two offerings, Submerged and Hysteria. Submerged is about taking a submarine to explore an underwater wreck, while Hysteria is about the witch trials. Twisted Escape Room was founded by Jon Griffin and Abby O’Leary in 2018. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $5,000 and a maximum raise of $50,000, will be used to pay staff during the COVID-19 closures. Twisted Escape Room has a proven demand in Salem, with average monthly revenue of $15,000 and an average ticket size of $100.
Kazoo, with a $3 million valuation cap, is raising funds on WeFunder. The company has designed the world’s first SOS mobile app that helps to call 911, alert loved ones, live stream video, and pinpoint location with just one tap. Kazoo is using emergency services technology to take emergency services to a whole new level. Kazoo was founded by Luna Howard and Peter J Goodman in April 2019 and has raised over $400,000 since its inception. The proceeds of the current round of crowdfunding, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $250,000, will be used to add multilingual capabilities, develop the app for Android, develop tech wearables for kids and pets, and enable enhanced driving analytics. Kazoo is led by an experienced management team and an award-winning UI team and has already secured marketing partnerships with leading organizations.
Next Door Photos, with a pre-money valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. It is a real estate photography company that captures real estate listings and delivers all media to brokers and realtors. The enterprise model makes the process of publishing listings faster, more convenient, and more cost-efficient. Next Door Photos was founded by Paul VanderKuyl and Taylor Blom in 2015 and has raised over $1.9 million since its founding. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $500,000, and the funds will be used towards marketing, new product development, growth team addition, and working capital. Next Door Photos has proven traction, with revenues of $2.06 million in 2019, doubling year-over-year for the past four consecutive years. The platform is highly scalable, with Next Door Photos executing over 27,000 photoshoots in 2019 and editing an average of 72,000 photos per month.
Clear Genius, with a pre-money valuation of $5.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has created the first eco-friendly sustainable water filtration system, featuring reusable cartridges and replaceable Filter Pods. The cartridges and pods of Clear Genius fit into most big brand pitchers at a low cost and eliminates the use of single-use plastic cartridge. Clear Genius was founded by Roy G Mayo in 2015. The current round of crowdfunding of the company has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000. The technology of Clear Genius has been certified by the Water Quality Association to meet the required standards. The company has attained over 30,000 customers through retail and e-commerce and is placed in leading grocery stores like Publix.