EquityNet, the “pioneer” of business crowdfunding, revealed on Tuessday (April 27, 2021) that it’s introducing a new type of patented crowdfunding platform that “advances the state-of-the-art in the industry.”
According to a release, the new platform technology offers “unique campaign promotion and communication abilities for entrepreneurs combined with the industry’s most advanced screening technology for investors.” The underlying technology of EquityNet is “based on standardization, patented analytics, and the largest business benchmarking database in North America,” the announcement noted.
Judd Hollas, founder and CEO of EquityNet, remarked:
“Entrepreneurs in EquityNet have the industry’s most comprehensive set of crowdfunding tools, including guided business profiling, business planning software, document management systems, public crowdcasting, private funding network, activity tracking, and an integrated messaging system. By automating many of the tasks our peers perform manually, we have effectively lowered the cost of crowdfunding and enabled a truly affordable pathway for entrepreneurs.”
Managing Director of C9 Capital, Ryan Barton, stated:
“Investors in EquityNet are empowered with the capabilities needed to screen thousands of business deals efficiently and to make informed investment decisions. Investors can search and sort businesses by multiple factors such as industry, revenue, valuation, and EquityNet’s patented star ratings. Investors can then review a standardized profile for each business that provides the detail necessary to decide whether they want to spend further time researching the business opportunity.”
Marcos Larios, COO at EquityNet, said that the company runs one of the industry’s leading crowdfunding platforms and offers advanced technology to thousands of members, including entrepreneurs, accredited investors, and institutions.
Larious added that EquityNet’s new platform offers businesses various tools to “advertise their need for funding, showcase their business profile, and analyze and refine their business plan.”
Since launching in 2005, thousands of privately-held firms and accredited investors have joined the EquityNet community and have reportedly generated more than $500 million in funding.
The multi-patented EquityNet platform features more than 10,000 listed firms covering all “business maturities” and industry sectors. Entrepreneurs may work with individual investors, angel groups, and VC funds on EquityNet to secure the capital they might require.
Investors may explore thousands of firms now listed on EquityNet so they can potentially find those that interest them.
EquityNet is a pioneer of crowdfunding and has been running one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005, the company reports while adding that they offer access to thousands of investors and have assisted new business entrepreneurs across North America with raising $500 million+ in investment capital.
C9 Capital is a Midwest based VC firm mainly focused on early-stage investment and acquisitions that “have the potential for excellent growth and positive environmental and social consideration (ESC) and impacts,” the release added while noting C9 has portfolio holdings mainly focused in the Fintech, Agtech, and digital marketing sectors.