Over 10 years ago, I created a company called EquityNet to connect entrepreneurs and investors through an online marketplace. The word “crowdfunding” was a year away from being coined and naturally, people thought it would never work. Nearly everyone I told about the concept believed no one would take to the Web to raise capital for their companies, let alone that investors would actually invest in those companies online.
Now with over 17,000 companies and 21,000 investors in EquityNet, I’m proud to say that we’ve grown alongside Northwest Arkansas’ dynamic entrepreneurial community and have established ourselves as pioneers within the crowdfunding industry with the largest patent portfolio of any crowdfunding platform. We’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs... [ MORE ]