• FoundedOctober 2005
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • FundingBetween $1 - $10 million
  • Sector-FocusGeneralist
  • Stage-FocusSeed, Early
  • SecuritiesEquity


EquityNet was launched in 2005 to connect status with investors. To-date, it has been used by thousdands of entrepreneurs, investors, government entities, business incubators, and other members of the entrepreneurial community to plan, analyze, and capitalize privately-held businesses.

Entrepreneurs using EquityNet have gone on to raise more than $200M in financing.

EquityNet’s patented Enterprise Analyzer™

Enables entrepreneurs to analyze and optimize their business plan before they engage investors. Enterprise Analyzer is a 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.

Deal Flow

A generalist platform, any type of company can list on EquityNet.

Investors can search and filter companies by various scoring metrics and rankings, which are assigned by EquityNet’s proprietary technology.

Fee Structure

For Investors

  • Free

For Issuers

EquityNet charges a monthly fee for use its platform. It also has premium options available.

  • Monthly Access $99 / month (discounts available for long-term commitments)
  • Premium Assistance $499 (one-time fee)
  • Premium Broker Dealer $299 (one-time fee; allows for marketing and execution of transaction online.)

Executive Team

Judd Hollas

Founder, 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


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.


April 8, 2014

EquityNet (www.equitynet.com) is announcing that the company has raised an additional $2.1 million i

April 3, 2014

EquityNet intends to be the Kickstarter of crowdfund investing. Like Kickstarter, EquityNet has a f

February 19, 2014

Press Release Fayetteville, AR, Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Eq

January 3, 2014

Just some years ago the term “crowdfunding” was a foreign concept to many people who didn’t under

December 20, 2013

Equity crowdfunding (ECF) will change considerably by the end of 2014. The introduction of Title

October 1, 2013

Much of EquityNet is now free without a need for credit card information. Log into your account today to check it out.   We launched a new platform on September 23 that provides many free capabilities, offers new subscription options, and was the indus …

August 2, 2013

The abstract for patent number 8,484,110 is as follows: An automated and interactive system that facilitates efficient capitalization/liquidation and monitoring of private enterprises through a network-driven marketplace is disclosed. The system may be …

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