🚀 Crunch #023

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Trevor here. I’m tinkering and experimenting with a shorter format.

I was going through a list earlier and noticed I could go through 5 startups before I lost my attention span and started to fade away.

I always try to put myself into my readers’ shoes and improve the overall reading experience. If you prefer the longer, once-per-week format, let me know.

🇮🇹 Adflow: Create Open AI-powered ads that convert. Empower your team to create engaging copy and banners in less than a minute. Currently in open beta. (Founded 2021, Total Funding Amount: bootstrapped)

“Creatives drive ~70% of digital advertising campaigns performance. But creating copy and images that convert for your Google, Facebook, or Instagram campaigns takes a lot of time. Adflow automates that process using AI.” — Co-founder, Lorenzo Signoretti (ex-Google)

The Adflow team consists of two smart Italian web engineers.

🇺🇸 Flurly: Platform where you sell digital products online. Similar to Gumroad, but with fewer fees and cheaper. $4k/mo. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: bootstrapped)

Note: Flurly increased their MRR by an outstanding +410% the previous month.

🇺🇸 evaluate.market: NFT valuation platform and community. Collectors use it to analyze NFTs. (Founded 2021 March, Total Funding Amount: $1.6m pre-seed)

“We’re changing how people buy, sell, and analyze digital collectibles.” — co-founder, Christian D.

🇬🇧 Camelan: A mobile-first marketplace that lets you buy and sell anything using short videos. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: pre-seed/seed stage)

🇺🇸 H3X Technologies: Manufactures lightweight electric aircraft motors. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: seed/pre-seed stage)

“Our goal is to make ultra-high power density electric propulsion systems to enable a large-scale revolution in aircraft electrification.” — Co-founder & CEO, Jason Sylvestre

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