Business Plan Software & Equity Crowdfunding Platform
EquityNet was launched in 2005 and is the original and only patented crowdfunding platform. It is used by thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, government entities, business incubators, and other members of the entrepreneurial community to plan, analyze, and capitalize privately-held businesses. EquityNet features profiles of over 600 investors and investment groups providing access to 20,000+ individual investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $222 million in capital.
We offer more than just large numbers of entrepreneurs and investors. Our platform is specifically designed to make the funding process more efficient for entrepreneurs and the investment decision process more effective for investors. EquityNet combines novel analytics, business benchmarking, and standardization to achieve a superior experience for investors and a higher funding success rate for entrepreneurs.
EquityNet's patented Enterprise Analyzer™ technology enables entrepreneurs to analyze and optimize their business plan before they engage investors. Investors and business supporters use EquityNet's advanced technology to efficiently screen and analyze businesses to fund and support entrepreneurs.
Enterprise Analyzer is the only software system that analyzes privately-held businesses and estimates business valuation, risk, investment return, undercapitalization, and many other business scoring factors. Enterprise Analyzer also compares and validates dozens of business projections and assumptions based on EquityNet's peer benchmarking database, the largest of its kind in North America.
Judd Hollas, Founder and CEO
Mr. Hollas is a pioneer in the field of crowdfunding with multiple patents granted for web-based capital marketplace systems. He is the founder and chief inventor of EquityNet and continues to lead the Company's efforts to create and introduce innovative new products and services. He is responsible for the overall management of the Company, including its strategic direction and fiscal and professional integrity. Prior to founding EquityNet in 2005, Mr. Hollas served as Division Manager for Beta-Rubicon, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He conducted extensive research on methods of conventional due diligence, causes of private enterprise failure and methods for risk prediction, marketplace characteristics in the private equity industry, and it was during this time that he developed the business model for EquityNet.
Mr. Hollas has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains. He has personally invested in over 30 emerging technology companies in a wide range of industry sectors, including various software sectors, semiconductors, biometrics, networking, wireless communications, and conventional and alternative energy. Mr. Hollas developed and applied proprietary quantitative models, statistical methods, and research approaches that were critical to his investment management performance. He worked previously on process modeling and supply chain automation of complex systems as a process chemical engineer for Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Hollas earned his B.S in Chemical Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Matthew Imhoff, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Imhoff works closely with the CEO in executing EquityNet's corporate strategy and day-to-day operations. Since starting with EquityNet in 2009, Mr. Imhoff has held business development, sales, marketing, customer relations, management, and vice president positions. As COO, Mr. Imhoff is responsible for operational management of the EquityNet platform, the conception and design of new system enhancements, and the management of development projects from start-to-finish. He also assists with team development and training, customer relations management, and customer premium assistance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Imhoff worked as a Product Engineer for Ayrshire Electronics in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as an Analyst at the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group in Little Rock, Arkansas, and as a Research Assistant at Harvard University's Accessible Technology Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. Imhoff has extensive experience and in entrepreneurship and fundraising. His specialties include project management, sales, web development, online marketing, entrepreneurial planning, market and competitive research, entrepreneurial finance, technology commercialization, intellectual property development, private equity, and venture capital. He has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs with their business planning and fundraising endeavors. Mr. Imhoff earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas. He subsequently earned his M.S. in Technological Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he held the Samuel and Nancy Jo Altschuler Fellowship.
Dr. Joshua Eno, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Eno is responsible for research and development of the Company's software, database, and statistical systems as well as assisting in the development and management of intellectual property. He is charged with advancing the capabilities of the Company's current software systems and developing state-of-art technologies for the future. Dr. Eno began working with EquityNet in 2006 to develop the Company's novel Risk Quantification System and has continued to advance it and other systems while taking an increasingly active role in the Company. Dr. Eno has over 10 years of experience in research and development of software and database systems for the National Science Foundation, technology startups, and Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle, Acxiom, and Wal-Mart.
Dr. Eno completed his Ph.D. as a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas, where he pursued research in the areas of graph algorithms, data mining, predictive statistical models, synthetic data generation, bioinformatics, search personalization, knowledge extraction, and multimedia search. He has presented his research into social networks and recommendation systems at both academic and DARPA conferences. Prior to its sale to Lycos in 2000, Dr. Eno worked as a software developer for MatchMaker.com and subsequently as lead software engineer for Always24x7.com, where he developed a PHP rapid deployment architecture for dynamic database driven websites. Dr. Eno has also provided intellectual property assessment services and served as an expert legal witness. Dr. Eno earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas.
Adam Vanderbush, Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Vanderbush leads EquityNet’s marketing strategy to maintain the Company’s leadership position and to significantly expand the market awareness of EquityNet. He is responsible for collaborating with the EquityNet team to improve and expand the Company’s web marketing presence and associated traffic, including paid advertising, organic search engine rank, social media, and many factors of viral growth. Mr. Vanderbush previously served as Inbound Marketing Coordinator and Technical SEO for Acumen Brands in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he helped the startup online retailer increase organic revenue by 3,200% in over 2 years. Mr. Vanderbush also founded Mass Vector, LLC, an online software as a service providing merchandising and pricing optimization for ecommerce companies.
Mr. Vanderbush is a web marketing and Search Engine Optimization expert in terms of category and keyword research for revenue growth. He has much experience in editing website architecture, optimizing on-page factors, and aggressive inbound link acquisition. He has managed social and content marketing campaigns within Facebook, Twitter, and store blogs, all with a focus on First and Zero Moment of Truth marketing methodologies. He has project managed the implementation of many marketing services, including the LinkShare Affiliate network and e-mail marketing with MailChimp. He spends much of his time going over large quantities of competitive and business intelligence to discover and implement new opportunities for growth. Mr. Vanderbush earned his BM in Music Business with a Minor in Marketing at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.