MV Mail Weekly Recap: May 18, 2021

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Below is a quick summary of the investment opportunities listed on the MicroVentures platform as of May 18, 2021.

Active Offerings

Rethink Ice Cream

Dairy-based ice cream that is low sugar and “tummy & diabetic friendly”
Key Highlights:
• Currently holds distribution agreements with United Natural Foods (UNFI) and KeHE
• Participated in SKU DFW accelerator in 2020


e-Commerce platform for CBD brands, consumers, and entrepreneurs
Key Highlights:
• Raised ~$138k in a MicroVentures equity crowdfunding raise in Q4 2019
• Offers 25+ CBD brands and 220+ products on its consumer marketplace

First Crop

CBD health and wellness company
Key Highlights:
• Received USDA Organic and Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free certifications
• Company has multiple revenue sources, including retail and wholesale sales and hemp processing fees


Fine jewelry marketplace matching customers with ideal diamond engagement rings using AI
Key Highlights:
• Powered by one of the largest diamond and jewelry trading networks around the globe with access to more than 1M diamonds and thousands of jewelry pieces
• Utilizes behavioral science and artificial intelligence to provide advanced product discovery diamond recommendations


Live virtual movie sharing platform
Key Highlights:
• Entered into a partner licensing agreement in December 2020 with Universal Pictures
• Agreement enables SideStream to allow users to virtually watch Universal titles like Scarface, Happy Gilmore, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, together

Audubon Bioscience

Biotech company offering biospecimen procurement services and more
Key Highlights:
• Clinical sites in 12 countries around the globe
• Notable customers include the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Automated recreational equipment rental platform
Key Highlights:
• Deployed its first automated SurfPod for surfboard rentals in January 2021
• Applied for a provisional patent for the SurfPod and SurfUp application integration, the company’s watersport rental equipment platform


Blockchain-based social media platform
Key Highlights:
• Listed as one of the 48 ‘Top Breakout Apps to Watch’ by AppSamurai
• Raised $15k in seed funding in 2020


A new, breakthrough salt delivering full sodium flavor with 50% less sodium
Key Highlights:
• MicroSalt® delivered 50% sodium reduction while maintaining saltiness in several studies, natural and without any additives
• Experienced team with decades of experience including former P&G and Pringles executives

Remedy Processors

Cannabis and hemp company offering cannabis products and B2B services
Key Highlights:
• March 2021 was a record revenue month, with over $112k in revenue generated
• Raised $500k from an angel investor in November 2020


Software platform for animators
Key Highlights:
• Out of 1.8k applicants, UNOMi was one of 25 companies selected to be a member of Backstage Capital’s inaugural accelerator class in March 2019
• Patent-pending technology for its method of generating mouth animations

Million Marker
Personal environmental exposure analysis and tracking for consumers
Key Highlights:
• MOU with Parley for the Oceans (international ocean conservation NGO) and contract with The Community (Publicis Groupe) to launch a plastic awareness campaign in Summer 2021
• Provides mail-in test kits to measure personal exposure to potentially harmful environmental chemicals

Hudson Space Systems

Microgravity research services company
Key Highlights:
• Developing reusable space launch vehicles to make microgravity services accessible to a broad spectrum of customers
• Filed a private provisional patent application, “Unibody Liquid Bipropellant Rocket Engine,” in February 2020


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