✨ 8 new companies + startup of the week! from Wefunder

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Hope you’re feelin’ good as we zoom into 2022. We have 8 exciting new companies for you this week, including mobile e-bike coffee shops, paddle renting stations, and plastic-free skincare products.️

Plus, a quick reminder that we’re now featuring a Startup of the Week! This week’s company might make you a little hungry.

Startup of the Week

Papa John’s Europe

PJ Western is the owner of Papa John’s Master Franchise in Russia, Poland, and Germany, including over 170 Papa John’s stores. They have exclusive rights to Papa John’s markets with 260M+ people and have seen more than 200% EBITDA growth in 2021. Backed by NHL hockey all-star Alexander Ovechkin, the company has also established partnerships with Microsoft, WWF, 20th Century Fox, Yandex, and many more.

New

Spinster Sisters Co. – Clean beauty products with a focus on sustainability.
• $1.3M+ annual revenue; wholesale partners include Whole Foods, Kroger, and Central Market.
• Winner of the NEXTY award for Best New Beauty Product and Kickfurther Pitch Competition.

PADL – Self-service paddle sport rental company.
• Signed up 7K+ riders and launched in 21 locations.
• 37.5% month-over-month growth rate since launch; every PADL station is cash-flow positive.

OpenGrants – Grant search engine and marketplace of independent grant consultants.
• Nearly $200K revenue in 2021, with 5.5K total users and 29% user growth month-over-month.
• Backed by notable funds such as BoostVC, A100x, and Globivest.

Boseco – Uberizing the coffee market with mobile e-bike coffee shops.
• $600K in total revenue; 1.2M cups of coffee sold annually; 1100% revenue growth.
• Founders have completed 8 exits: their businesses generated over $200M in total revenue.

Invincible Entertainment – Owns and licenses movies, TV and streaming channels.
• 12 streaming TV channels, 1.6B monthly ad impressions, and 300M+ in content reach.
• Owns and licenses movies with big stars like Johnny Depp, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Downey Jr.

Forever Home – Comedy/horror feature about a haunted house that demands you stay forever.
• Award-winning team with decades of film experience; female lead with strong female-supporting cast.
• Film in active pre-production, with a total production budget of $50K.

Vehiko – Sales automation platform to make buying cars easier.
• Automotive software market anticipated to reach $13.6B by 2024.
• A marketplace and web integration tool with AI functionalities.

Culineer – Community platform for home cooks who buy from local farms.
• Multiple revenue streams: farm subscriptions, premium upgrades, advertising, and affiliate sales.
• Acquired thousands of users to-date via organic marketing.

 

Closing Soon

Upstack – Global pool of highly qualified, vetted software developers.

Nicolette – Empowering patients with data, rapid education, and success tools.

LifeBridge 10000 – Transforming cancer into manageable chronic disease.

PrivacyWall – Search engine that protects your privacy.

PeerBie – Democratizing digital workplace mamagement.

Gamestar+ – The future of game night: streaming games on-demand.

Gilgal General – Building an electronic trading exchange marketplace.

Moonshot Jr – EdTech platform transforming kids into innovators.

Traq365 – Analyzes recorded sales conversations for critical insights.

Securum Capsa – Changing the way deliveries are secured.

Forever Home – Comedy/horror feature about a haunted house that demands you stay forever.

 

Most Raised

The WMarketplace – Ecommerce platform selling women-owned products and services.

EnGen Bio – Universal vaccine for Type A flu.

Atom Limbs – Bionic prosthetics to end disability.

ThisWay Global – Matching people to jobs, without bias.

VirZOOM – Exercise in the Metaverse.

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