MV Mail Weekly Recap: October 20, 2020

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Below is a quick summary of the investment opportunities listed on the MicroVentures platform as of October 20, 2020.

Just Listed

UNOMi
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

Cherry Street Pharmacy

One-stop pharmacy
Key Highlights:
• Plans to expand into a second brick-and-mortar location, with a targeted launch in 2021
• Company also plans to add telehealth services in 2021 to further serve their patients

Active Offerings

Million Marker

Provides personal environmental exposure analysis and tracking to 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

 

ShoppinPal

B2B SaaS cloud integration software

Key Highlights:
• Created successful apps and integrations for unmet needs in the Retail and Food verticals such as automated stock replenishment and custom analytics used by customers across the globe
• Profitable since January 2020 with an annual run rate of $390k

 

Hudson Space Systems

Microgravity research services company
Key Highlights:
• Received a grant from Stevens Institute of Technology for its rocket launch technology
• Raised $100k in funding from an angel investor in 2020

 

Kobrelms

Athleisure apparel and audio gear accessories for men and women
Key Highlights:
• Holds two registered trademarks, operating under Class 25 for clothing and Class 9 for computers and scientific devices
• Has signed 13 social media influencers since its inception

 

Fog & Tree

Personal products infused with cannabis sold online and in stores
Key Highlights:
• Since launching in November 2019, the company has run two successful promos, selling 211 units, with Touch of Modern, an e-commerce lifestyle products website with 14M members
• By the end of 2019, Fog & Tree products were sold in 27 locations including Saks Salon in NY

 

Edly

Edly offers an alternative to student loans known as Income Share Agreements (“ISAs”)
Key Highlights:
• Generated over $380k in revenue in the first five months of 2020
• Investors have used the ISA marketplace to invest in over 2.5k students

 

Dare

Social media app centered around dares
Key Highlights:
• Anticipates launching new version of mobile application in Q3 2020
• Secured agreement with Epidemic Sound to use musical catalogue for DARE app user videos

 

Hilos

Custom shoes on-demand, made locally and sustainably
Key Highlights:
• Offering is tailored to each foot, customizable, 100% recyclable
• Customers have pre-ordered the entire first product drop of its initial style, the Georgia

 

Vital Leaf

Line of organic, CBD-infused chocolates, tinctures, body balm, and capsules
Key Highlights:
• Has raised over $1.38M from angel investors
• Products featured in POPSUGAR, Thrive Magazine, and MJ Lifestyle, among others

 

IPD Products

Air sterilizer designed to combat airborne pathogens like SARS-CoV-2
Key Highlights:
• Founding team has extensive experience commercializing technology for organizations like Pfizer and Bristol Myers Squibb, as well as building out robust patent portfolios
• In 2021, the company hopes to expand its product line to include integrations with HVAC systems and PPE

 

Wind Craft Aviation

Developing a hydrogen-powered eVTOL aircraft
Key Highlights:
• Plans to complete first test launch this year and start beta testing in foreign markets by 2021
• Awarded a grant from PlanetM to further develop its aircraft and test it at military sites throughout the state

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