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EquityNet Receives 5-Star Crowdfunding Rating

EquityNet recently received a perfect 5-star rating by Crowdfunding Website Reviews (read complete review). The independent review rated EquityNet as the number one crowdfunding support service website.

EquityNet was subsequently recognized by Forbes (read article), Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg, Worth Magazine, CNET, and other journals as the inventor and pioneer of equity crowdfunding and one of the best companies poised to take advantage of the new market for crowdfunding.

Below is the independent review of EquityNet by Crowdfunding Website Reviews (crowdfunding-website-reviews.com). The review ranked EquityNet a perfect 5 stars in all categories. The review lists EquityNet as the number one crowdfunding support service website. EquityNet (#1) was ranked above both Dun and Bradstreet (#2) and Equifax (#3) – both publicly traded companies.

Bypassing Wall Street

The following article features EquityNet and is a great follow-up to our post The New Financial Matchmakers.   It was originally published on Jan 6, 2012 in Trends Magazine.


As the Digital Revolution continues to drive costs down relentlessly, it has disrupted business models and transformed one industry value chain after another.  One inescapable lesson from the carnage of the 20th century companies it has destroyed is that, just as in a tornado, the worst place to be when a revolution erupts is right in the middle.

EquityNet Named Most Promising ‘Startup of the Day’ by Microsoft

Earlier this year, EquityNet was announced the Microsoft BizSpark startup of the day.  Microsoft recently sat down with EquityNet’s President and CEO, Judd Hollas. Below is a recap of that interview:

Tell us who you are and your role in the company: I am the founder and serve as President and CEO of EquityNet. I am also the chief architect of EquityNet and continue to lead the Company’s efforts to create and introduce innovative new software solutions.

Free Webinar on Business Plan Optimization and Fundraising

Free EquityNet Webinar – December 1

Do you want free tips on how to optimize a winning business plan and successfully raise funding for your business?

We’re hosting a live online webinar to offer in-depth guidance on business plan optimization and fundraising.  Using EquityNet’s patented web-based software, EquityNet Founder and CEO Judd Hollas will walk you through best practices for planning your business, creating a winning business plan, and raising capital.

WHEN: Thursday, December 1st at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Reserve your spot now! Go to:

Reserve your spot now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/650779990

The New Financial Matchmakers

Originally Published: January 31, 2011 by Bob Rice

The rise of private market networks is changing the capital markets and opening up new opportunities for business leaders and innovators.

In that ancient, un-networked world where public stock markets evolved, such markets were the only way that nascent companies could reach huge numbers of potential investors and that investors could trade with one another. Investment bankers and their well-established interrelationships provided the only practical path for finding merger or buyout candidates. And the key technologies for marketing your new hedge fund or selling your limited partnership interests were the (land line) telephone and your broker’s Rolodex.

Resources for Investors

PWC MoneyTree

MoneyTree offers a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. This industry-endorsed research is a definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it.

Center for Venture Research

The University of New Hampshire Center for Venture Research is a multidisciplinary research unit with principal expertise in the study of early stage equity financing for high growth ventures. The Center undertakes and publishes numerous studies in the area of early-stage equity financing of entrepreneurial ventures.

Resources for Entrepreneurs


Capital Formation Institute

The Capital Formation Institute is an international research and educational entity in the fields of early stage capital financing and enterprise creation and growth. It sponsors and conducts leading edge research projects by recruiting researchers, soliciting program and project funding support from both public and private sources, and by organizing and conducting educational conferences, seminars, and workshops in the U.S. and worldwide.

Small Business Development Centers

SBDCs provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. They offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.