May 10, 2021

New Deals for the Week Ending 05/09/2021

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.

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Pivovar West Brewing

Pivovar West Brewing, an upcoming brewery in Oceanside, CA, is raising funds on MainVest. The Czech-style brewery will provide Czech Premium Lager and other beers in cans, crowlers, and growlers. The brewery will also serve European comfort foods, like Czech goulash and shepherd’s pie. Nyle Molina founded Pivovar West Brewing in January 2020. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $100,000, and the funds will be used towards the equipment, product, and buildout of the facility. Pivovar West Brewing is led by a highly experienced and award-winning head brewer and aims to grow to a full-scale brewpub soon.

 

Ernest Supplies

Ernest Supplies, with a $5 million valuation cap, is testing the waters on SeedInvest. It is an omnichannel skincare brand that makes clean, sustainable, and accessible skin health products. The leading product of Ernest Supplies is its Protective Matte Moisturizer made for all skin tones, skin types, and genders. John Cafarelli and Luigi Bianco founded Ernest Supplies in 2009. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, will be used for digital marketing, hiring salaries, new products, and debt paydown. Ernest Supplies products are sold at Selfridges, Anthropologie, and Cult Beauty and achieved a repeat customer rate of 53% in the second half of 2020.

 

Deanwood Station

Deanwood Station, the developer of a real-estate project in Washington, DC, is raising funds on Small Change. The site for the real-estate project is a 10,238 square foot vacant lot located at 4276 Sheriff Road. Thomas E. Houston, III founded Deanwood Station in April 2021. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $100,000 and a maximum target of $700,000. The raise proceeds will be used to develop the mixed-use real estate project. Deanwood Station is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Northeast DC. It has excellent demographics and target customers in close proximity.

 

Little Beast Reston

Little Beast Reston, an upcoming pizza place in Reston, VA, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The neighborhood-friendly pizza place will serve as a brunch restaurant, along with a full cocktail, beer, and wine bar. Aaron Gordon founded Little Beast Reston in March 2021. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum raise of $30,000 and a maximum raise of $107,000, will be used for buildout, equipment, and furniture and fixtures. Little Beast Reston will offer a relaxed atmosphere in the vibrant, exciting, and affluent neighborhood of Reston. It will also feature a Red Velvet Cupcakes and Pastry counter with its own entryway and branding.

 

America’s Trains

America’s Trains, with a pre-money valuation of $1.1 million, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The company makes the finest rail cars and engines pulled by Amtrak trains, regional railroads, and exclusive Amtrak engines. It offers Journeys by Rail to fill the void in the luxury rail industry in the US. Barry Jones founded America’s Trains in 2013. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $50,000 and a maximum target of $250,000, and the funds will be used for rail car acquisitions and improvements as well as related administration and support. America’s Trains is generating escalating revenue through its growing number of journeys in the USA and Canada.

 

TomBot

TomBot, with a pre-money valuation of $14.5 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes realistic robotic animals to help with the emotional attachment and other psychological needs of the elderly. It has created Jennie, an affordable alternative to expensive robopets. Tom Stevens, Hank Shorz, and Jesse Shorz founded TomBot in October 2017. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $9,999.05 and a maximum raise of $4,999,999.30, will be used for product engineering, hiring additional engineers, alpha production testing, and expansion. TomBot already has more than 7,500 pre-orders and waitlist customers. The company aims to support people with anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia, and PTSD who cannot care for live animals but yearn for one.

 

Boxabl

Boxabl, with a pre-money valuation of $226.2 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company makes building modules that can be easily shipped, factory-manufactured, and engineered for custom configurations. The building system of Boxabl is compatible with factory mass production and lowers the homeownership cost for people. Paolo Tiramani and Galiano Tiramani founded Boxabl in 2017. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum goal of $9,999.64 and a maximum goal of $3,929,999.81, and the funds will be used to scale worldwide with its partner factory model. Boxabl has more than 20,000 reservations for its product and has 2,000 paid deposits. The company currently has more than 17 patent filings and is launching a factory to produce its shippable homes.

 

McKnight’s Sliders & Dogs

McKnight’s Sliders & Dogs, an upcoming hot dog and burger stand in Houston, TX, is raising funds on MainVest. The business will launch as a mobile food cart and serve gourmet hot dogs and slider sandwiches. The offerings will be limited and delicious, with a refreshing customer experience. Herbert McKnight and Stephen Thomas founded McKnight’s Sliders & Dogs in 2013. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $100,000, will be used for marketing, lease, cart and equipment purchase, permits and insurance, and working capital. McKnight’s Sliders & Dogs offers both pork and beef hot dogs and hamburger and turkey sliders. It also aims to provide excellent levels of customer satisfaction.

 

eMD Health Centers

eMD Health Centers, with a pre-money valuation of $8 million, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The telehealth company connects people in rural America with remote urban specialty physicians. The HIPAA-compliant eMD clinics employ trained onsite medical assistants and feature digital stethoscopes, digital otoscopes, and integrated software. Mohamed Haq and Ejaz Haq founded eMD Health Centers in 2014. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum target of $322,500 and a maximum target of $1,070,000, will be used to set up operations of two eMD clinics for twelve months, fund salaries of five additional employees, and pay for two clinic rentals. eMD Health Centers is working well during the new normal after significant changes in the medical landscape due to COVID-19.

 

Janover Ventures

Janover Ventures, with a pre-money valuation of $45 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is combining digital technology and education to provide democratized access to commercial real estate debt capital. The platform works as the matchmaker between commercial real estate lenders and investors. Janover Ventures has already launched its Intelligent Router technology and is soon expected to launch Intelligent Qualifier and Intelligent Lending Platform. Blake Janover founded Janover Ventures in November 2018. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $4,271,660, will be used to launch new products and grow revenues. Janover Ventures reported a 184% growth during the pandemic, and the suite of websites grew to more than 1 million unique website users last year.

 

Tanoshi

Tanoshi, with a pre-money valuation of $30 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes fun and educational learning products to make digital learning accessible to all students despite socioeconomic barriers. Tanoshi Computers are designed to be the right size for kids with enough parental controls and educational content. Brad Johnston, Lisa Love, Josh Traub, and Greg Smith founded Tanoshi in 2016. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $9,999 and a maximum raise of $1,069,998, and the funds will be used for growth and expansion. Tanoshi has generated more than $2.5 million in lifetime revenues and has sold more than 10,000 computers.

 

Canine Biologics

Canine Biologics, with a valuation cap of $6.5 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company makes nutrition products to support dogs battling cancer. It uses the highest-quality ingredients, top-tier expertise, and inspired thinking to make pet nutrition products with specialized supplements, vitamins, and minerals. Jeff Sutherland founded Canine Biologics in 2019. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $1,070,000, will be used for marketing, sales, payroll, working capital, and administrative costs. Canine Biologics has reported six consecutive months of positive revenue growth. It is a unique company with an expanded product roadmap, including a liquid diet for dogs and formulated treats.

 

Social Media Gateways

Social Media Gateways, with a $12 million valuation cap, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a borderless digital business platform that enables e-commerce and mobile digital payments from anyone to anywhere. The company has integrated its proven technology platform, Ssnapp, with enhancements to create PaySoko. Moses Kusasira, Tommy Richardson, and Ed Hohmann founded Social Media Gateways in 2012 and have raised more than $2.7 million in previous rounds of financing. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum raise of $50,000 and a maximum raise of $250,000. The funds will be used for marketing, product development, and product deployment. Social Media Gateways has already launched its product in the US and three key cities in Kenya, Africa.

 

Hot Oven Cookies

Hot Oven Cookies, a bakery in Springfield, MA, is raising crowdfunding on MainVest. The business makes high-quality and homemade cookies in more than 500 flavors on a rotational menu. The bakery also offers take and bake cookie dough, cookie sundae, cookie sammies, drinks, merchandise, and catering services. Sheila Coon founded Hot Oven Cookies in April 2019. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum goal of $15,000 and a maximum goal of $30,000, and the funds will be used to buy additional ovens and maintenance. Hot Oven Cookies has proven demand for its cookies and has a flourishing business model. The business now operates one cookie cart and two storefronts in Springfield.

 

Uptown Network

Uptown Network, with a pre-money valuation of $21.3 million, is raising funds on Wefunder. The company has developed a proprietary food menu platform to turn the paper menus of restaurants into environment-friendly and revenue-generating menus. Uptown Network’s interactive system used for menu viewing and ordering is called Bring Your Own Menu. Jack Serfass, Nadine Serfass, and Phil Turner founded Uptown Network in April 2011. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding campaign, with a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $630,000, will be used towards sales resources, marketing spends, new R&D resources, new customer support resources, and covering the current fixed burn rate. Uptown Network has had more than 3 million users who have saved more than 22 million paper menus and more than $8 million in printing costs.

 

Revelation Ale Works

Revelation Ale Works, with a $3 million valuation cap, is raising crowdfunding on Wefunder. The business works as breweries in multiple locations and offers house-made root beer and pizza. The breweries are located at 240 locations and also raises funds for local causes. Ryan Evenson and Lindsey Evenson founded Revelation Ale Works in 2015. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $50,000 and a maximum goal of $250,000, and the funds will be used to add employees, eliminate debt, and improve cash flow. Revelation Ale Works is focused on the community and has given back more than $10,000 per year back to the community.

 

Cafe Rose

Cafe Rose, an upcoming coffee and wine bar in Austintown, OH, is raising funds on Honeycomb. The cafe will sell local coffees, wines, and specialty drinks, including the signature Cafe Rose. It will serve as an excellent place to work, gather, and celebrate. Leah Sakacs and Amanda Evans founded Cafe Rose in August 2020. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $20,000 and a maximum target of $50,000, and the proceeds will be used to lease or purchase a property. Cafe Rose aims to be locally sourced, eco-friendly, and community-centered. It will support local coffee roasters and wineries, along with serving the community.

 

PvP

PvP, with a pre-money valuation of $12 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. It is a gamers’ social community that connects gamers globally through a digital gamer identity. The social community allows gamers to meet, connect, build, improve, and grow together. Phil Stover and Chris Gray founded PvP in January 2019. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum raise of $9,999.36 and a maximum raise of $1,069,999.68, and the funds will be used for growth and expansion. PvP currently has more than 113,000 active users and uses multi-platform integration. The company has strategic partnerships with Twitch, Alienware, and Blerp, leading to above-average retention rates.

 

BeerMKR

BeerMKR, with a pre-money valuation of $18 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company has designed and developed an automated countertop craft beer brewing system. The brewing system uses fewer steps and only a wifi connection to brew craft beer at home. Aaron Walls, Matthew Goff, and Evgeniy Tkachenko founded BeerMKR in January 2013. The current crowdfunding campaign of the company has a minimum raise of $9,992.58 and a maximum raise of $1,069,959.54. The raise proceeds will be used to build an active field marketing team, create engaging online communities, and provide exceptional customer service. BeerMKR has sold hundreds of units in 2021 and works on a strong recurring revenue model.

 

Sip n’ Unwind

Sip n’ Unwind, an upcoming multi-cultural Caribbean restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is raising funds on MainVest. The restaurant aims to provide a relaxed and family environment with its food, drinks, and ambiance. It will connect the diverse neighborhood and will work on the principle of ‘eat, laugh, and love’. Sasha Anderson founded Sip n’ Unwind in April 2021. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum goal of $20,000 and a maximum goal of $50,000, will be used for location buildout, equipment, and inventory. Sip n’ Unwind will set itself apart with its Caribbean cuisine and drinks, traditional alcoholic beverages, and positive and vibrant environment.

 

VUniverse

VUniverse, with a post-money valuation of $5.8 million, is testing the waters on NetCapital. It is a streaming service guide that helps users choose what they would like to watch next. The service is focused on users’ tastes and preferences and protects their data privacy by not being biased towards paid advertisers. Evelyn Brady-Watters, Monica Brady, and Ryan McManus founded VUniverse in April 2019. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $250,000, and the funds will be used for product development, customer acquisition, and intellectual property. VUniverse already has 1,800 registered users and 11,000 customers on the waitlist. The company has already launched its MVP and contains content from more than 27 streaming services.

 

Healthy Does Not Mean Boring

Healthy Does Not Mean Boring, an upcoming restaurant in Tuscaloosa, AL, is raising funds on MainVest. The restaurant will serve healthy and tasty food made with nourishing ingredients. The meals of Healthy Does Not Mean Boring will help the clients lose weight, manage diabetes, lower cholesterol, and maintain their health. Kara Fambro founded Healthy Does Not Mean Boring in April 2021. The proceeds of the current crowdfunding round, with a minimum raise of $10,000 and a maximum raise of $25,000, will be used for the buildout and equipment of the new location. Healthy Does Not Mean Boring aims to address health ailments by working from within with its substantial and nourishing meals.

 

The Bitter Housewife

The Bitter Housewife, with a pre-money valuation of $5.5 million, is raising crowdfunding on StartEngine. The company makes award-winning cocktail bitters and zero-alcohol canned beverages. The drinks are made using all real ingredients and lots of flavors. Dan Brazelton and Genevieve Brazelton founded The Bitter Housewife in February 2018. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $10,000 and a maximum target of $1,070,000. The raise proceeds will be used to launch new products, establish a membership program, and expand retail availability. The Bitter Housewife reported a 537% increase in revenue from January 2020 to January 2021, and the direct-to-consumer sales grew by 395% in 2020 alone.

 

Kanthaka

Kanthaka, with a valuation cap of $8 million, is raising funds on Republic. The company provides at-home personal trainers and yoga instructors on the demand of the clients. The Kanthaka trainers and instructors hold users accountable and customize the sessions according to their specific needs. Dr. Sylvia Kampshoff founded Kanthaka in February 2019. The current round of crowdfunding has a minimum raise of $25,000 and a maximum raise of $1,070,000, and the proceeds will be used to scale the marketing efforts and exaggerate its horizontal and vertical growth. Kanthaka reported a 770% growth in sessions sold from March 2020 to March 2021 and a 195% growth in revenue from 2019 to 2020.


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