Three N.C. startups are in the midst of raising new fundings, according to securities filings.

The details:

  • Voxelight seeking $500,000

RALEIGH – Voxelight, a developer of sunscreen technology, has closed on $175,000 as part of a $500,000 target.

The funding is a mixture of debt and options, according to a securities filing.

Two investors have participated in the funding so far.

Voxelight says it has the no-burn solution in its Sunscreenr product.

“According to the CDC skin cancer is over 90% preventable. We just don’t do a good enough job protecting ourselves. That’s in part because were blind – sunscreen is invisible on the skin and no human can see UV light.,” explains CEO Dave Cohen.

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  • Clutch, AKA Carpe, is raising $200,000

DURHAM – Clutch, Inc., a three-year-old Durham startup, is looking to raise $200,000.

The firm has closed on $100,000 from one investor, according to a securities filing on Oct. 30.

The funding came in the form of debt.

David Spratte, Kasper Kubica and Jay Mebane are listed as the executive officers. Spratte is the CEO.

​Clutch also operates under the name Carpe, which develops and manufactures an antiperspirant hand lotion, according to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Kubica and Spratte are Duke and UNC graduates respectively who say they “got fed up with our sweaty hands. After a year of work with our chemist Chris Jenks (and 60+ prototypes), we produced the world’s first non-greasy, no-residue antiperspirant hand and foot lotion.”

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  • Wilmington-based Kwipped raises over $272,000

WILMINGTON – Kwipped, a business-to-business equipment rental and leasing marketplace, raised $272,500 in a private stock and debt offering, reports Emily Brice for North Carolina Business News Wire.

The company filed the Form D on Oct. 30 and decline to disclose what it intended to do with the funds. The company has another $77,500 left to sell.

In January, Kwipped also raised $580,000.

Kwipped is an online marketing offering B2B equipment rental, leasing and lease-to-own options through a large network of suppliers.

The company was founded by CEO Robert Preville. Preville has founded a number of other companies in the B2B arena, is the co-owner of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and is an active angel investor via IMAF Cape Fear.

He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.