Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is EquityX?

EquityX is building a new startup economy that will strengthen the startup ecosystem worldwide.

The EquityX token will serve as the new currency for all players in the startup ecosystem, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers.

It’s like cash but with an upside, the token will gain value as you hold it, but you’ll also be able to cash out and trade it, whenever and however you wish.

The tokens can be used to pay service providers, employees or as a smart way to invest in an index of validated startups.

We believe that by funding and offering true value to many great early-stage startups from all over the world in a scalable way, we’ll establish a known, well-trusted and valued token.

Can anyone join as an Investor?

Only accredited investors (based on the regulations per country) that have completed the KYC process may join as an investor to EquityX.

If you wish to hear more about the EquityX investor plan please register here, and we will be in touch with you as we progress.

How can I join as an Investor?

If you wish to hear more about the EquityX investor plan please register here, and we will be in touch with you as we progress.

What does EquityX have that others don't have?

  1. The EquityX token will serve as a new currency for all players in the startup ecosystem, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers.                                                     
  2. The new economy’s token is sustained by equity from startups as its underlying asset.We offer the ease and transparency that comes with investing through cryptocurrencies (Equity Tokens).                                                           
  3. The token will serve as a new currency for all players in the startup ecosystem, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers.                                                                                              
  4. Liquidity – Complete liquidation for all investors & token holders. It’s like cash but with an upside, the token will gain value as you hold it, but you’ll also be able to exchange and trade it, whenever and however you wish.                             
  5. Transparency- EquityX will have a transparent NAV dashboard accessible to all token holders at all time and will also publish and share periodic reports with its token holders to ensure full transparency.                                                                                       
  6. Decision Making – Leveraging the expertise of our professional community when deciding on investments.                                                                                       
  7. Great Terms– All investors receive the same great investment terms.                                             
  8. Opportunity and Scale – targeting top startups with a quick and efficient investment decision processes allowing for a larger, more efficient deal flow.

What is a Blockchain “Smart Contract” ?

  1. A smart contract, also known as a crypto contract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies or assets between parties under certain conditions and ensures that it cannot be modified by one party. These contracts are stored on blockchain technology, a decentralized ledger that also underpins bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. (source: WhatIs.com)

What is an “Equity Token” ?

Equity tokens are a subcategory of security tokens that represent ownership of an asset, such as debt or company stock. By employing blockchain technology and smart contracts, a startup could forgo a traditional initial public offering (IPO) and instead issue shares and voting rights over the blockchain. (source: http://strategiccoin.com/difference-utility-tokens-equity-tokens/ )

Professional Network

What is the Professional Network

EquityX is built on, by, and for the community. We believe that a group of professionals that share interests, a passion and vision can form a motivated movement that together builds successful, innovative and profitable projects.

We believe that by offering truly valuable incentives and rewards to the professional community we will create a powerful network of users that will include a wide range of top experts in many areas including investors, CEOs, technologists and industry leaders. Sharing the experience and knowledge as a community together will create the world’s first blockchain community that really impacts and influences the startup investment world.

What are the criteria to join the Professional Network?

The EquityX community is based on a collective of professionals with many years of experience and in-depth knowledge, who also invest in the EquityX fund. Every candidate of the professional network will have to be endorsed by at least one other member of the professional community.

In addition, these are the profiles of professionals that will be joining the professional community:

  • Experienced and well known Angel Investors.
  • General Partners in leading VC funds.
  • Top domain experts in all fields.
  • Serial Entrepreneurs and experienced CEOs  
  • Senior Technologists
  • Academy leaders

All requests to join the network will be reviewed internally by the EquityX team and approved according to the community standards.

Once approved by the EquityX team the expert will have a unique opportunity to invest in validated early-stage startups that were accepted to our economy, with outstanding terms.

If you wish to hear more about the EquityX Professional Network plan please register here, and we will be in touch with you as we progress.

Investors

What are the EquityX Token Advantage for Investors ?

    • The new economy’s token is sustained by equity from startups as its underlying asset. We offer the ease and transparency that comes with investing through cryptocurrencies (Equity Tokens).
    • Liquidity – Complete liquidation for all investors & token holders. It’s like cash but with an upside, the token will gain value as you hold it, but you’ll also be able to cash out and trade it, whenever and however you wish.
    • Transparency- EquityX will have a transparent NAV dashboard accessible to all token holders at all time and will also publish and share periodic reports with its token holders to ensure full transparency.
    • Decision Making – Leveraging the expertise of our professional community when deciding on investments.
    • Great Terms– All investors receive the same great investment terms.
    • Opportunity and Scale – targeting top startups with a quick and efficient investment decision processes allowing for a larger, more efficient deal flow.

Can anyone take part in the Pre-ICO?

Only accredited investors (based on the regulations per country) that have completed the KYC process may join as an investor to EquityX.

If you wish to hear more about the EquityX investor plan please register here, and we will be in touch with you as we progress.

What guarantee do I have when making an investment during the Pre-ICO that the investment is secured?

At this stage, we are only asking that you register here if you are interested in investing in EquityX’s fund. The earlier you register as a potential investor the higher the incentive will be when we move ahead with asking you to commit to investing after signing a SAFT agreement at the pre-ICO.

Those who register first will be approached first by EquityX and will be given the opportunity to become EquityX investors and will gain from greater incentives than those who invest at a later stage. Once the EquityX token is launched the investors’ holdings + incentive will be replaced with the equivalent tokens as a guarantee to the investment.

Startups

How does a startup apply for an investment?

If you are an early stage startup and wish to register in order to hear more about the EquityX token and investment plan, please click here.

How does EquityX choose the startups to invest in?

EquityX doesn’t choose the startups that receive an investment. The EquityX experts’ team, chosen selectively from the professional network, make that decision.   

What are the initial Criteria for a startup to join?

Each and every early-stage startup that requests to join and apply for an investment will complete a detailed online registration and request form. Once completed, the information will be validated by the EquityX team and then if approved, a group of professional validators from our professional network will review the startup and decide if to invest or not.  

What steps do the startups have to complete in order to receive funding?

Startups will have to go through the following steps when applying to the fund:

  1. An online due diligence procedure to validate the company and assure it is inline with the EQX principal requirements.
  2. Explanation will be given about the investment process followed by the startup signing the initial agreement that covers the first stages of approval.
  3. The startup will be required to complete the following so that his funding can be reviewed for validation by the selected validator professional team:
    1. Video 2-3 min
    2. Product pictures
    3. Amount backed
    4. Company profile
    5. High-level OverView
    6. Featured in blogs/websites/publications
    7. FAQ
    8. Social/Share buttons

How does the startup investment process work?

Startups applying online will go through a quick internal filtering process by members of our team.

If approved, our platform will assemble a selected team from our professional community, with expertise in the startup’s domain, who will focus and examine the investment opportunity in depth.

Only the chosen validators will receive material on the startup and team and will be able to interact with the founders before deciding.

Each of the selected members will remain anonymous within the group, to ensure the objectivity of the decision-making process and to avoid influencing one another.

The selected team of experts will be requested to share their evaluation of the startup.

The EquityX platform smart proprietary algorithm will analyze the answers of each expert member based on defined criteria and scores, after which the overall result will be shared with the experts who participated in the evaluation and the startup.   

By providing the experts who participated in the evaluation with access to high-quality early-stage startups and by compensating them with our tokens in a smart way, we ensure their motivation to make the best possible investment decision.

The whole process will take no more than two weeks upon completion of submitting all the required information by the startups that apply.