Fayetteville, AR, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EquityNet (www.equitynet.com) is announcing its partnership with CrunchBase (www.crunchbase.com) which will expand its deal distribution network to allow entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses to thousands of additional investors. Businesses can now use EquityNet to push their profiles to CrunchBase, MarketWatch, and CrowdneticWire to generate greater exposure to their funding needs.
EquityNet founder and CEO, Judd Hollas, stated, "I am highly enthusiastic about our new partnership with CrunchBase. We are pleased to offer our entrepreneurs yet another avenue to communicate their fundraising efforts to the tens of thousands of visitors and potential investors that visit CrunchBase and our other network partners."
Privately-held businesses can use EquityNet's new distribution network and patented technology to showcase their private offerings on CrunchBase, MarketWatch, and CrowdneticWire with the click of a button. These distribution abilities are readily available to all businesses that sign up with EquityNet and create a free business profile.
"We at CrunchBase are pleased to add EquityNet's private offerings and quality businesses to our site. As the world's most comprehensive dataset of startup activity, EquityNet's partnership with CrunchBase will provide our visitors data on thousands of startups and other privately-held businesses and will enable EquityNet entrepreneurs to become exposed to thousands of potential investors," says Matt Kaufman, President of CrunchBase.
As EquityNet's distribution network continues to grow, entrepreneurs from all industry sectors will find that it will require far less effort to generate exposure for their fundraising campaigns than in the past. EquityNet's partnerships with CrunchBase, MarketWatch, and CrowdneticWire are simplifying the fundraising process and will greatly increase many companies' odds of obtaining capital.
According to industry research by Massolution and the World Bank, crowdfunding generated $5.1 billion in funding transactions in 2013 and will surpass $300 billion in funding transactions by 2025. Within the next year, Title III of the US JOBS Act is expected to go into effect, allowing non-accredited investors to invest in startups in exchange for equity. Experts have estimated that crowdfunding could expand the population of potential investors from 2 million to over 50 million investors.
To view an example of an EquityNet private offering on CrunchBase visit: www.crunchbase.com/organization/elecyr-corporation
EquityNet has operated the largest business crowdfunding platform since 2005. The multi-patented EquityNet platform has been used by over 40,000 individual entrepreneurs and investors, incubators, government entities, and other members of the entrepreneurial community to plan, analyze, and capitalize privately-held businesses. EquityNet provides access to thousands of investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $240 million in equity, debt, and royalty-based capital. For more information, visit www.equitynet.com.
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