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Webinar: New Crowdfunding Portal Comes Online

Specialized startup investment platforms or portals play an indispensable role in the crowdfunding ecosystem. Every time we recommend a startup to you, we tell you which portal it’s listed on. No portal, no recommendation.

Portals also curate the startups that want to raise by rejecting those that don’t meet their standards. They identify “bad actors,” something the SEC requires them to do. They collect information and data and present the backstories of founders. They provide links to investment documents. And they encourage investors to ask the founders questions.

The better the portals are at doing their job, the more data you have to make strong and informed investment decisions.

We have a handful of portals that we like – including SeedInvest, Republic, MicroVentures, Netcapital, StartEngine and Wefunder.

And we’re hoping that a new portal, Equifund, joins that list.

If you’ve never heard of Equifund, that’s okay. It just launched. And in fact, we recently recommended that our First Stage Investor members invest in the very first company to raise funds on its site.

Equifund was founded by Jordan Gillissie. He’s positioned the Equifund website to be the first of a new generation of portals that raises the bar on what’s expected from these startup sites. Jordan says the Equifund portal will benefit investors and crowdfunders hugely.

To explain just what he means, Jordan has agreed to join Early Investing and KingsCrowd in a livestreamed webinar this Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

He’ll discuss…

  • What he’s looking for in startups
  • The number of startups he wants to host on the Equifund site this year
  • How he defines a successful startup investment
  • What his portal is doing to limit your risk
  • What the biggest threats are to the growth of crowdfunding
  • What needs to happen for crowdfunding to become more widely adopted.

The webinar will include a Q&A session, where you can ask Jordan anything you’d like.

If you want to learn more about this new portal and how it’s going to help you find the best startups raising money from crowdfunding, click here to register. (We’ll also send you a reminder before the webinar begins.) Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from the founder and CEO of North America’s newest and boldest startup portal.


Andy has three decades of experience in the private and public sectors as an entrepreneur and advisor. The CIA, former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer, and Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Martin and Dow Chemical have all trusted his advice. Andy founded and ran an international trade and finance company based in Asia. Upon returning to the U.S., he joined a Florida investment advisory service that quickly gained a reputation for recommending companies with outstanding value and fundamentals. Andy has taught marketing and finance courses at local Maryland universities and has written a half-dozen books on global business, published by McGraw-Hill, Frost & Sullivan and others. He now regularly shares his worldly knowledge about investing in startups, cryptocurrency and cannabis with everyday investors in the free daily e-letter, Early Investing.

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