EQUI: Liberating Opportunity For Individual Participation in Venture Capital Markets

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Venture Capital should be an opportunity for fair and open participation by all investors.

Venture Capital (VC) has been dominant and important for the successful emergence and development of startups and early stage businesses.

VC can provide a start-up or young business with a valuable source of funding and active supports in many areas, including legal, tax and human resource. This kind of support can help startup founders to grow their business at a much faster pace which could lead to a greater success.

When Venture Capital makes an investment in a company, they always keep a few options to maximize profits. There are various options: IPO, Buy Back, and Transfer of shares.

Take an example of Facebook, back in 2004 the social network receives $500,000 from Peter Thiel, president of Clarium Capital. In May 2012, Facebook had an IPO, giving it a market capitalization of approximately $100 billion. At that time, Thiel sold the majority of his shares, which worth over $1 billion.

Elevation Partners, an investment group which co-founded by U2 vocalist “Bono”, bought a 2.3 per cent share of Facebook for nearly $86 million back in 2009. The investment now worth $1,4 billion.

But it appears that most VCs are being greedy with their own money and chasing higher profits each and every day. VCs tend to invest early even before the company has a developed product. More money means more profits though it also mean an increased competition from other VCs as well.

Looking at “big” profits, why can’t regular investors have access to early investment opportunities?

EQUI is changing how the venture capital works, by allowing individuals to participate in an investment sector that has traditionally been the preserve of institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Through EQUI, non-industry professionals now have the chance to back the next hot investment opportunity that most get to hear about in the media after the event. It’s a chance to be in at the ground level on a powerful new investment movement.

But again writing the check is the easy part. The hard part is choosing the best investment and getting to work building the next big thing. You need an experienced team to analyze risk and potentials of particular companies before deciding to invest. It is a long and tedious process.

EQUI is backed by experienced and dynamic team of investment professionals. The team has extensive experience in identifying good opportunities and have a demonstrable track record of delivering outstanding returns, with strong access to deal flow and the investment market.

EQUI is democratizing venture capital investment by utilising Equitokens, a cryptocurrency build on Ethereum blockchain. With EQUI tokens, regular investors will be able to buy stakes in emerging, entrepreneurial companies, and benefit from great investment returns and rewards. Here are the advantages of EQUI utility token:

  • Hold & Trade the EQUItokens (EQUI) for profit
  • Using it to invest in the investment opportunities that EQUI supports, where 70% of investment profits will be returned to the token holders who invest.

EQUI plans to launch an ICO for early adopters who wish to support the company’s vision and provide equal entry for all investors. The public sale will run from 08 March to 31 March 2018.

We are now witnessing the breaking up of “a sacred privilege” of Venture Capital and the birth of a new era, the equal opportunities on principles of open participation.

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Author: Albert D Stone

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