April 5, 2021

New Deals for the Week Ending 04/04/2021

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.

 

Dead Bird Brewing Co.

Dead Bird Brewing Co., a vegan brewery in Milwaukee, WI, is raising funds on MainVest. The brewery makes high ABV craft beers made from unique and locally-sourced vegan ingredients. It is also community-oriented and environment-friendly. Jeremy Hatch and Nicholas Kocis founded Dead Bird Brewing Co. in 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $100,000. The funds will be used towards the electrical infrastructure, 3bbl unitanks, glycol system, and operating capital. Dead Bird Brewing Co. also participates in charity events, community outreach projects, and fundraisers in its distribution area.

 

STiX CraftHouse

STiX CraftHouse, an upcoming sports bar in Denver, CO, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The company plans to open a unique hockey-centric sports bar in the area with a live game experience and a brewery-like atmosphere. The bar aims to offer the best microbrews on tap, quality food, and endless entertainment. Jacob Gross founded STiX CraftHouse in June 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $20,000 and a maximum raise of $60,000, will target space buildout, initial startup costs, and construction and decoration. STiX CraftHouse has 50 beers on tap and will be known for its fun and enthusiastic staff and customer service.

 

Roundhead Brewing Company

Roundhead Brewing Company, an upcoming brewery in Hyde Park, MA, is raising funds on MainVest. The taproom will feature fresh and exciting small-batch brews along with a pizza kitchen with a wood-fired oven. Luis Espinoza and Craig Panzer founded Roundhead Brewing Company in October 2020. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum goal of $100,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, and the proceeds will be used towards furniture, space buildout, and equipment. Roundhead Brewing Company is the first Latino-owned brewery in the area and aims to build community connections. The business has already signed a lease for the location, secured a federal brewing license, and started the buildout.

 

Artisanal Distillates

Artisanal Distillates, with a pre-money valuation of $32.7 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. It is a mezcal company that is helping people explore the world of mezcal with its products and educational resources. The company sells artisanal mezcals through its two brands, Peloton and Leyendas. Daniel Mena and Cesar Gonzalez founded Artisanal Distillates in 2019. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $1,069,995, will be used to complete the mezcal portfolio and increase volume. Artisanal Distillates sells in 31 states through 1,500 bars and restaurants and 1,500 retail stores. The brands of Artisanal Distillates have grown by 40% in the past five years and are outperforming the industry.

 

Veer

Veer, with a pre-money valuation of $7.5 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes bomb-proof carbon belt drivetrains that replace the traditional chain drives for light electric vehicles. The carbon fiber belt, The Split Belt, boosts durability, range, performance, and affordability of bicycles. Sean Hacking founded Veer in July 2016. The current crowdfunding raise of the company has a minimum goal of $10,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000. The raise proceeds will be used to expand the operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Veer is expanding into a large, growing market and reported sales of more than $100,000 in 2020.

 

Nouri

Nouri, with a $5 million valuation cap, is raising crowdfunding on Republic. The company makes healthy beverages and supplements for gut and immune health. The company combines scientific advancements with novel delivery mechanisms to deliver affordable solutions. Caroline Beckman founded Nouri in 2018. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $125,000 and a maximum raise of $250,000, will be used to support inventory demand and launch new products. Nouri launched nationwide at Whole Foods in its first year of business and has upcoming partnerships with many grocery retailers. Nouri is soon launching the most functional beverage on the planet, Inner Immune.

 

Harvie Farms

Harvie Farms, a provider of farm-fresh food, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business connects people with small farms and artisans for their daily requirement of farm-fresh food. The list of articles includes vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, coffee, and tea. The members of Harvie Farms receive weekly or bi-weekly customizable boxes of farm-fresh groceries. Simon Huntley founded Harvie Farms in 2006. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $100,000 and a maximum goal of $600,000, and the funds will be used towards bulk packaging, working capital, and equipment purchases. Harvie Farms currently serves 250 farms and 60,000 end consumers and aims to reach 5 million families by 2030.

 

Cleveland Bakery Collective

Cleveland Bakery Collective, the retail outlet for Pierogi Pantry, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business will serve delicious comfort food at farmers’ markets, local events, and wholesale to local restaurants. The retail location will sell the products directly to consumers. Nikki Odongray founded Cleveland Bakery Collective in 2017. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $85,000, will be used to purchase kitchen equipment, hood, and refrigerator and fund other startup costs. Cleveland Bakery Collective will sell the products of Pierogi Pantry and other local small food brands.

 

Red Hat Coffee

Red Hat Coffee, with a valuation cap of $5 million, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The company makes and sells canned oat-milk lattes, co-branded with Oatly. The coffee of Red Hat Coffee is gluten-free, low on calories, low on sugar, dairy-free, and made of all-natural ingredients. James Darenkamp and Ryan King founded Red Hat Coffee in 2016. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $500,000, will be used towards COGS, sales reps, and marketing. Red Hat Coffee reported revenue of $800,000 in 2020 and expects to generate between $1.3 million and $2.6 million in 2021.

 

Lion Dandelion Tea

Lion Dandelion Tea, with a $4 million valuation cap, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The company makes tasty and functional tea with the goodness of dandelion flowers. The flowers make the drink high in antioxidants as well as supportive of good gut and overall health. Raymond DeRosa founded Lion Dandelion Tea in 2016. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $60,000 and a maximum target of $250,000, and the funds will be used towards production, social media marketing, and salaries. Lion Dandelion Tea reported a 770% growth in 2020 and acquired more than 15,000 customers. The business also increased its gross margin to 60% and dropped the acquisition cost by 40%.

 

Proof Bar + Incubator

Proof Bar + Incubator, a food and beverages resources company, is raising funds on MainVest. The company provides e-learning resources and coaching for the growth of food and beverage businesses. The company also offers a variety of training programs for independent business owners. Michael Robinson and Mia Littlejohn founded Proof Bar + Incubator in January 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $150,000, will target sales, additional course content production, and a proof learning system platform. Proof Bar + Incubator has multiple revenue streams, including programs and courses, subscription coaching, and on-demand certifications and training.

 

Smittox Brewing

Smittox Brewing, an upcoming brewery in Plano, TX, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The exciting taproom and brewery makes delicious craft beers and will continue to collaborate with breweries to build its brand. The taproom will also serve to bring the community together with its family-friendly and inviting environment. Kuumba Smith founded Smittox Brewing in July 2020. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $150,000. The raise proceeds will be used towards taproom buildout, licensing fees, and a barrel room. Smittox Brewing is led by an experienced and passionate team and plans to grow its business by teaming up with local small businesses.

 

American Vanity

American Vanity, with a pre-money valuation of $10 million, is raising funds on TruCrowd. The company makes CBD skincare formulations. The formulations are made using organic CBD and delivered deep into the skin through its proprietary BioAdvance CBD delivery system. Veronica Barton-Schwartz and Mary Nguyen founded American Vanity in 2019. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000. The funds will be used towards marketing, sales, growth payroll, additional inventory, and general operating expenses. American Vanity’s products include a replenishing moisturizer, face mask, anti-aging serum, brightening serum, glow serum, facial toner, and gel cleanser.

 

Hideaway

Hideaway, a company offering a mobile glamping experience, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The company offers curated experiences, including luxury amenities, culinary excellence, and impeccable guest service, for a complete weekend getaway. Anna Baird founded Hideaway in August 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $25,000 and a maximum target of $100,000, will be used towards payroll, dining and common space furnishings, kitchen rental and purchasing, retail purchasing, and marketing. Hideaway has been featured in The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Business Times, and NextPittsburgh. The business is surviving through COVID and working around the uncertainties to grow and expand.

 

Pigeon Loans

Pigeon Loans, with a valuation cap of $3.9 million, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The company has developed a global lending platform that makes borrowing and lending simple with people you trust. The borrowers and lenders can negotiate their loan terms, create contracts, and track their payments through the platform. Brian Bristol and Anna Matilde Tanga founded Pigeon Loans in June 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $468,000, will be used for digital marketing, technical development, and platform enhancements. Pigeon Loans has a pending patent in the US and is growing by 367% month-over-month.

 

Tadah! Foods

Tadah! Foods, with a valuation cap of $12.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed the fastest-growing plant-based food brand inspired by international flavors. The ultimate goal of the company is to improve the way people eat and to give back to those in need. John Sorial founded Tadah! Foods in November 2020. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $250,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The raise proceeds will target marketing, sales, product promotion, hiring, product and inventory, and debt reduction. Tadah! Foods reported a 250% growth in net sales from 2019 to 2020 and expects to reach $2.5 million in 2021.

 

MagNet Analytics

MagNet Analytics, with a pre-money valuation of $6.81 million, is raising funds on WeFunder. The company is working as a chain of automated retail kiosks that sell high-priority products at high-traffic locations. The kiosks of MagNet provide detailed information about the products, along with instant gratification. MagNet Analytics was founded by Eduardo Alvarez in 2018 and has raised more than $150,000 since its inception. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $50,003 and a maximum goal of $249,995. The proceeds will be used towards non-recurring engineering for kiosk set-up, purchasing kiosks from manufacturers, business development, and working capital. MagNet Analytics has had 20 pilots, including with partners like Disney, McDonald’s, and a Warren Buffet company. The company has a strong IP portfolio, including a patent for compact dispensing and container swap replenishment system.

 

Vegan Soul

Vegan Soul, a vegan food business in Idaho, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The business aims to make vegan food more desirable and available by changing all meals into their plant-based versions. Vegan Soul has won several awards for its best-tasting vegan soul food from PETA. Mae Gaines founded Vegan Soul in August 2019. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $15,000 and a maximum target of $50,000, and the funds will be used to purchase a food trailer fully equipped with appliances and build a commissary kitchen. Vegan Soul offers meals that people can’t imagine being vegan. The food is enjoyed by both vegans and non-vegans of all ages.

 

Cocoa & Butter

Cocoa & Butter, an upcoming bakery and patisserie cafe in Palo Alto, CA, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. It will be a European-style cafe focused on the art of baked goods, including chocolates, French pastries, macarons, and cakes. The cafe will also offer artisan bread, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Fouzia Rafae founded Cocoa & Butter in February 2021. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum goal of $35,000 and a maximum goal of $85,000, will be used towards initial working capital and kitchen equipment to open the first brick and mortar location. Cocoa & Butter will also offer catering services for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, and other special occasions.

 

Greenberry’s Hard Coffee

Greenberry’s Hard Coffee, with a pre-money valuation of $55 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes delicious craft-roasted alcohol-infused nitro cold brew. The beverages of Greenberry’s Hard Coffee bring coffee and alcohol together for an innovative experience. Sean Simmons and Roxanne Simmons founded Greenberry’s Hard Coffee in February 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign of the company has a minimum goal of $9,999 and a maximum goal of $1,069,992. The raise proceeds will be used to open a new facility and increase the roasting capacity. Greenberry’s Hard Coffee has been successfully selling its products for 28 years at restaurants, supermarkets, franchises, and online.

 

Lila Labs

Lila Labs, a relationship app, is testing the waters on Republic. The app helps people navigate the three dimensions of relationships, including self-discovery, social discovery, and relationship building. It also translates astrological symbolism into useful information. Ricky Williams, Linnea Miron, and Steven Forrest founded Lila Labs in March 2019 and raised more than $155,000 since the inception. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, and the funds will be used for growth and expansion. Lila Labs has a strategic partnership with AstroTwins and is catering to a total addressable market of over $9.2 billion.

 

WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company

WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company, an upcoming brewery and cafe in West Hartford, CT, is raising funds on MainVest. The craft brewery and coffee roaster is currently in development and is slated to open soon. The offerings will include top-quality craft beer, coffee, and wood-fired pizza. WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company will be a unique combination of a taproom and cafe in one place. WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company was founded by Cody W McCormack and Robbie Wendeborn in 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign of the company has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $50,000, and the proceeds will be used to put the finishing touches on the brewery and roastery. WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company will be roasting coffee and brewing beer, both in-house.

 

4th Ave Market

4th Ave Market, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed an online hair and beauty retail platform. The retail platform allows people of color to discover, buy, and sell beauty, wellness, and wellness products specifically made for them. Salim Holder and Timothy Wells founded 4th Ave Market in October 2020. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $107,000, will be used towards marketing, cost of operations, and other legal and accounting expenses. 4th Ave Market reported growth of 1,274% in sales from 2019 to 2020.

 

Correlate Health

Correlate Health, with a post-money valuation of $2.73 million, is raising funds on NetCapital. It is a digital health company focused on the development, acquisition, and investment of healthcare use applications, web services, and data transformation tools. Nailah Malak, Charon Collier, and Anthony T. Farrar founded Correlate Health in January 2019. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $250,000. The raise proceeds will be used towards accounting, payroll, tech product development, business development, marketing and sales, and legal and admin expenses. Correlate Health has filed trademarks and established strategic partnerships that will give the company access to more than 10,000 healthcare companies and 280,000,000 patients.

 

Bold Conscious Leaders

Bold Conscious Leaders, with a post-money valuation of $13.07 million, is testing the waters on NatCapital. The company has developed a global marketplace technology platform that empowers coaches to embark on their entrepreneurship journey. The platform allows entrepreneurs to launch and scale their service-based businesses to maximize impact. Raju Panjwani and Triccia Ramos founded Bold Conscious Leaders in September 2020. 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 towards the technology platform, leadership expansion, partnerships, marketing and sales, and studio and technology. Bold Conscious Leaders has already generated $100,000 in revenue in just four months since launching the business.

 

HighSchoolResponder

HighSchoolResponder, with a post-money valuation of $3.24 million, is testing the waters on NetCapital. The company has developed rapid response mobile apps to facilitate better communication for student mental health, wellness, and physical safety issues. Barbara A. Grimm, David B. Cooper, Doug Brown, and Edwin P. Baldry founded HighSchoolResponder in September 2020. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $10,002 and a maximum goal of $249,999. The funds will be used for operational expenses, software development, compensation for managers, commercial version of apps, and redesigning of the app. HighSchoolResponder has released its MVP and is in active discussions with national and international partners.

 

Desert Cannalytix

Desert Cannalytix, with a pre-money valuation of $4 million, is raising funds on Fundanna. The company has developed a technologically advanced cannabis testing facility. The testing facility helps to maintain the integrity and high-quality standards related to safety and compliance in the cannabis industry. Malorie La Fuente founded Desert Cannalytix in 2019. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used towards equipment, research and development, sales and marketing, salaries, and general operating expenses. Desert Cannalytix promotes itself through licensed distributors, licensed dispensaries, and licensed edible manufacturers.

 

SAYA Life

SAYA Life, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is testing the waters on Republic. The company has developed a water risk platform for multi-tenant properties. The platform predicts water overuse, leaks, and changes in water quality before they become catastrophic events. Sanjay Poojari founded SAYA Life in 2019 and raised $300,000 in previous rounds of funding. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will target sales and marketing, R&D, and production costs. SAYA Life uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for anomaly prediction and has been deployed in 2,000 properties with 70 tenants per property.

 

Moonray

Moonray, a video game company, is raising funds on Republic through Reg A+ crowdfunding. The company has developed a third-person action-RPG video game for PC and eventually Xbox and PlayStation. The game is set in a surreal sci-fi world. Moonray is being created by Element 115, a game studio founded in 2019. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $70,000 and a maximum target of $500,000, and the funds will be used to finish developing and marketing the game. Moonray expects to launch the PC version in the summer of 2022 to 90 million active monthly users on Stream. The game runs on an addictive format with a 5-hour campaign.

 

TruBrain

TruBrain, with a valuation of $18.5 million, is raising funds on StartEngine through Reg A+ crowdfunding. The company provides cognitive nutrition in the form of brain food containing CBD. The products of TruBrain are made with high-quality ingredients using their unique formulas and help improve the brain’s abilities and overcome mental blocks. TruBrain was found by Chris Thompson and has raised around $2.7 million in previous rounds of funding. The current crowdfunding round has no minimum target of and a maximum target of $3,950,000, and the proceeds will be used towards marketing, R&D, production, intellectual property, and working capital. TruBrain achieved profitability in 2019 and has reported $14 million in lifetime sales.


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