October 5, 2020

New Deals for the Week Ending 10/04/2020

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.

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.

 

Camino Brewing Co.

Camino Brewing Co., a brewery in San Jose, CA, is raising funds on MainVest. The brewery makes handcrafted beverages inspired by a pilgrimage journey on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail. The company also owns a taproom and beer garden in addition to the brewery. Nathan Poulos and Allen Korenstein founded Camino Brewing Co. in 2014. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $150,000, will be used for renovating the existing location, expansion of production, and product development. The handcrafted beers of Camino Brewing Co. are currently sold at New Seasons, Nob Hill Markets, Eureka Burger, and Whole Foods Markets.

 

Just Pour

Just Pour, with a post-money valuation of $2.03 million, is raising crowdfunding on NetCapital. It is a single-serve subscription coffee service that delivers freshly ground coffee to customers. The company sources socially-conscious coffee beans from small scale farmers and delivers them in proprietary, biodegradable, and environment-friendly filters. Jason B. Hebert and Jeff Weinstein founded Just Pour in early 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $107,000, and the funds will be used for growth, expansion, and working capital. Just Pour allows customers to enjoy the authentic taste of single-serve coffee while reducing environmental waste and contributing a percentage of profits to charity.

 

Coda Music

Coda Music, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. It is the world’s first crowdsourced streaming music service. The service plays fresh music for the listeners and helps them discover new music by connecting with other music fans with similar music taste. Randy Fusee and Jeffrey Teles founded Coda Music in 2019 and have raised over $710,000 since its inception. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $100,000 and a maximum goal of $245,000, will be used for customer acquisition, new development, and ongoing operations. Coda Music saw over 100,000 listeners in the first three months and has added over 40,000 monthly average users since its launch. The company will soon obtain the required licensing to sell its prepaid plans in the market.

 

Coquette

Coquette, a bakery in Santa Fe, NM, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The bakery makes high-quality baked goods, including wedding cakes, mason jar layer cakes, rosettes, and a wide variety of other pastries. It has a loyal customer base in Santa Fe and fills a niche in the area. Caitlin Olsen founded Coquette in September 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $40,000, will be used for equipment, labels and packaging material, licenses and insurance, and marketing. Coquette is led by an experienced founder and has a competitive advantage in the area. The bakery plans to pursue a multi-pronged distribution strategy through Whole Foods, Chomp Food Hall, and online distribution.

 

Big Chief Brewing

Big Chief Brewing, an upcoming craft brewery in Horsham, PA, is raising funds on MainVest. The brewery will offer a variety of high-quality and exotic craft beer in a unique Native American setting. It will cater to the needs of both beer geeks and novice beer drinkers. Mark Dashner founded Big Chief Brewing in 2018. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $90,000. The proceeds will be used for the upbuild, equipment, sign, and wages. Big Chief Brewing will be the first and only brewery in the Horsham township and will focus more on the rare sour and wild ale techniques. It will have eight brews on tap, including four flagship beers, two seasonal beers, and two rotating exotic varieties.

 

Zenus

Zenus, with a pre-money valuation of $9.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is introducing a revolution in facial analysis with its proprietary technology. The technology scans public data, including foot traffic, demographics, and sentiments, and creates heat maps without the risk of data theft. Rakshak Talwar and Panos Moutafis founded Zenus in 2015 and have raised over $1.2 million in previous rounds of financing. The current crowdfunding campaign of the company has a minimum raise of $9,999 and a maximum raise of $1,069,998. The proven technologies of Zenus are being used in over 20 countries by companies, including Accenture, Oracle, and the UK Treasury. The company works on a monthly subscription business model and charges $750 per month per camera to access the live dashboard.

 

Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Pets

Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Pets, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on NextSeed. It is a full-service mobile veterinary clinic with a unique and conventional mode of care. The mobile clinic provides exceptional care for pets at home to reduce stress on the pets and limit social interactions. Dr. Katherine Eick founded Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Pets in January 2016. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $600,000, will be used to improve the website, develop a mobile app, marketing, hire a doctor, and hire additional staff. Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Pets finished 2019 with $1.5 million in revenue and has demonstrated four consecutive years of year-over-year revenue growth.

 

Caribbean Smooth Ou-Oui!

Caribbean Smooth Ou-Oui!, with a valuation cap of $5.5 million, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The company manufactures and markets premium liquor made from real fruits and rum. The real tropical fruits, flavors, and spices create a smooth experience for women by replacing alcohol’s harsh taste. Nigel Walwyn founded Caribbean Smooth Ou-Oui! in 2014 and has raised over $255,000 since its inception. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $250,000, will be used for marketing, packaging redesign, office expenses, insurance, and licenses. Caribbean Smooth Ou-Oui! has sold over 3,000 cases in more than 200 accounts in four markets. The company has forged a strategic partnership with Florida Distillers and has a pending partnership with MHW.

 

Lombardi’s Foods

Lombardi’s Foods, with a valuation cap of $5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company specializes in authentic and high-quality Italian foods that connect families over meals. The food caters to young families, busy families, and healthy families with sauces and fresh ingredients. Lombardi’s Foods was founded by Louis Lombardi, the TV and film actor known for Sopranos and Entourage. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $51,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The funds will be used for marketing, office equipment, insurance, administrative expenses, accounting and legal expenses, and contingency. Lombardi’s Foods is inspired by four generations of family recipes from Lombardi’s heritage.

 

White Elk Tea Company

White Elk Tea Company, an upcoming luxury tea and coffee shop in Manassas, VA, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The tea and coffee shop will offer 75 different strains of tea, drip coffee, traditional espresso coffees, including Lattes, Flat Whites, Cuban Coffees, and Cortados. The lattes will also feature art skills like swans and tulips. White Elk Tea Company is owned by Christopher Perron, a seasoned tea and coffee enthusiast. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $100,000, will be used for space buildout, equipment, operating capital, and the first three months of bills. White Elk Tea Company aims to create a unique experience with its high-quality drinks. The offerings will also include tea lattes, bowls of matcha, and iced teas.

 

Willow Creek Brewing

Willow Creek Brewing, an upcoming brewery in West Reading, PA, is raising funds on MainVest. The brewery will offer five beers on tap and five experimental recipes on rotation. The offer offerings will include mocktails, cocktails, and wine. Mark Camlin and Joanne Camlin founded Willow Creek Brewing in 2018. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $30,000 and a maximum raise of $60,000. The funds will be used for the buildout of the taproom, equipment and fixtures, and operating capital. Willow Creek Brewing has already premiered its beers at multiple festivals and tasting events. The beer will be served in the taproom and will also be available to be delivered at home in 32 oz and 16 oz containers.

 

Rayton

Rayton, with a pre-money valuation of $50.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company uses its patented particle accelerator-based technology to make engineered wafers. The wafers can be used in next-generation electronics, thus expediting the growth of solar cells, cellular technology, automotive electronics, and 5G infrastructure. Andrew Yakub founded Rayton in 2013. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $9,999.99 and a maximum goal of $186,160.92, will be used to make the final payment on the accelerator, create samples, and prepare to raise more capital. The technology of Rayton will help in reducing the price point and increasing the efficiency of semiconductor wafers.

 

Z0Cal

Z0Cal, with a pre-money valuation of $4.11 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes keto-friendly ultra-low calorie frozen desserts, free of sugar, fat, and net carbs. The ice creams of Z0Cal have full taste, can be eaten anytime without any worry or guilt, and are made of natural ingredients. Dr. Jareer M. Abu-Ali founded Z0Cal in 2019. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum target of $9,999.99 and a maximum target of $1,069,999.56, and the proceeds will be used to expand to all health-conscious food and new global markets. Z0Cal is currently selling 20 different flavors of ice creams, sorbets, and fruit bars. The company has been featured as a new healthy frozen dessert brand at various events.

 

VirZOOM

VirZOOM, with a $20 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has created the next generation of interactive and immersive in-house fitness through virtual reality. The customers get to engage in multiple virtual activities with a lot of fun. Eric Janszen and Eric Malafeew founded VirZOOM in 2015 and have raised over $11 million in previous rounds of financing. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum raise of $100,000 and a maximum raise of $535,000, will be used to expand development staff and support staff and increase the marketing budget. VirZOOM has partnered with Facebook to expand its VRfitness offering for its Oculus users.

 

NJ Teamsters Football Club

NJ Teamsters Football Club, with a pre-money valuation of $3.1 million, raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. It is a men’s pro soccer club about to play its first pro season in March 2021. The club has proven its talent at the semi-pro level in the United Premier Soccer League and the Garden State Soccer League. NJ Teamsters Football Club was founded by Alex Geraldino and Sibrena Geraldino in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $50,001 and a maximum target of $250,000, and the funds will be used for paying staff and League fees. NJ Teamsters Football Club is a winning club with a global mindset. It has major television visibility and has been ranked among the top five in leagues.

 

Sister Sunflower

Sister Sunflower, a plant selling company, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company sells high-quality plants to the customers and offers plant-care tips and guides. Sister Sunflower functions online and is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar location. Sister Sunflower is owned by Kay Henderson, a lifelong plant lover. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $27,000, will be used for the renovation of newly-acquired retail space, hire two employees, and purchase COVID-19 supplies. Sister Sunflower has a weekly YouTube channel with over 10,000 views of its plant-care videos. The company is profitable, with a gross profit margin of 82.25% in 2020.

 

The Hub

The Hub, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is raising funds on Republic. It is a marketplace that connects quality-focused brands to talented photographers for their socials, website, and advertisements. The photographers for the platform are hand-selected based on their experience and quality of work. The Hub was founded by Shannon Bray and James Cole in 2016 and has raised over $1.7 million since its inception. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $100,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, and the funds will be used to continue the growth. The Hub has 40,000 carefully accepted photographers and has generated $1.5 million in lifetime revenue. The platform has experienced a 20% month-over-month growth in job posts during COVID-19 in the past six months.

 

Red Eye Louie’s

Red Eye Louie’s, with a $15 million pre-money valuation, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. It is a spirit brand that makes unique blends by experimenting with mixtures of different spirits. The company has already created VODQUILA by thermally-blending vodka and tequila, RUMQUILA with rum and tequila, and WHISQUILA by blending rye whiskey with tequila. Chander Arora, Nina Arora, and Vikram Arora founded Red Eye Louie’s in 2011. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used for developing and releasing new product offerings. Red Eye Louie’s has shipped over 100,000 cases of its premium spirits across the nation as well as to international markets.

 

Shacksbury Holdings

Shacksbury Holdings, with a pre-money valuation of $12 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a cidery that produces and sells low-sugar, low-calorie beverages. The company started with dry and unique ciders and is now expanding into other healthy ready-to-drink beverages offering great taste and convenience. Shacksbury Holdings was founded by Colin Davis and David Dolginow in 2013. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $9,996.96 and a maximum goal of $1,069,995.95. The funds will be used to expand beyond ciders with new recipes and innovative ideas, increase partnerships, and retain its identity and reputation. Shacksbury Holdings reported strong revenue growth from $200,000 in 2015 to $2.8 million in 2019.

 

The Luving Company

The Luving Company, with a pre-money valuation of $4.9 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes zero-sugar vitamin-enhanced beverages for kids under the name KidsLuv. The beverages give kids a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, without a load of harmful sugars. Ashi Jelinek founded The Luving Company in 2018. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum raise of $9,999.48 and a maximum raise of $249,999.88, will be used to create new products, introduce new sizes, and expand into foodservice channels to supply to airlines, amusement parks, stadiums, museums, and fast food chains. The Luving Company is currently sold in over 1,500 stores, including Walmart, CVS, Natural Independents, and Amazon.

 

AfterrHome

AfterrHome, the company revolutionizing home inspections, is raising funds on Wefunder. The platform of AfterrHome uses artificial intelligence to allow buyers to scan properties and perform environmental inspections based on neighborhood data. The inspections include lead inspections, mold inspections, chimney inspections, and termite inspections. Michael Floyd and Lenora Felder founded AfterrHome in January 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000, will be used for marketing and advertisement, web and app development, hiring, and launching in nearby states. AfterrHome works on self-analyzing SMART inspection technology and will operate on a subscription model for home inspection payments.

 

MARUX

MARUX, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Wefunder. The AI-powered technology of MARUX allows users to capture valuable medical data from a basic video camera. The data is helpful in emergency medical assessments in precious life-saving time. Jonathan Lightning Rayos and Michael D’Orazio founded MARUX in December 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $267,500 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, and the funds will be used for development, operations, marketing, and strategic partnerships. MARUX has multiple national and international patents for the diagnosis of patients. The technology is expected to be highly useful for the assessments of COVID vitals through visualized AI and machine learning.

 

ShoppinPal

ShoppinPal, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is raising funds on MicroVentures. The company provides an integrated platform as a service (iPaaS) for connecting on-premise software applications with cloud applications. The suite of integration connectors of ShoppinPal work for large B2B enterprises and integrates with software like Intuit Quickbooks, Oracle NetSuite, and Vend POS. Sriram Subramaniam founded ShoppinPal in 2011 and has raised over $2.2 million in previous rounds of financing. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $250,000. The proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, future wages, and general working capital. ShoppinPal has been profitable since January 2020, with an annual run rate of $390,000.

 

Stay Pittsburgh

Stay Pittsburgh, an apartment-style hotel in Pennsylvania, is raising crowdfunding on Honeycomb. The hotel serves regional and international customers, including young travelers, sports enthusiasts, weekend warriors, and conference-goers. Zachary Patton founded Stay Pittsburgh in 2012. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $107,000, will be used for leasehold improvements, automated digital entry systems, technology development, refinancing debt, and increasing capacity. Stay Pittsburgh is the only locally-owned and independently-operated hotel in the area. It helps people enjoy the fun culture and location of Pittsburg with affordable prices and convenient amenities.

 

SeeMe

SeeMe, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising funds on SeedInvest. The company is offering a global platform to connect emerging artists with art buyers. The platform uses matching, data science, and algorithmic valuation to identify the right match. The process benefits both ambitious artists and discerning collectors. Brendan Burns founded SeeMe in 2015 and has raised over $700,000 in previous rounds of funding. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $535,000. The funds will be used for marketing, IP rights fund, web design and IT, and salaries. SeeMe has a user base of over 3,000 artists. It generated $140,000 in revenue in 2019, a growth of over 100% from 2018.


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