EquityNet Founder to Speak at Crowdfund Global Expo

Crowdfunding Innovator Judd Hollas will Address Expo at Two Events

SAN DIEGO, CA, Jan. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EquityNet (www.equitynet.com) founder and CEO Judd Hollas will today speak at the 2014 Crowdfund Global Expo in San Diego, California.  The Expo will provide attendees with an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of the global crowdfunding industry and Mr. Hollas will address the audience at two different events.

"As the first crowdfunding event of 2014, I am delighted to address the audience on several important topics for the crowdfunding industry.  The Crowdfund Global Expo will bring together experts in debt and equity crowdfunding, as well as commercial real estate, in order to deliver a top-tier educational experience on this game changing movement," says Judd Hollas.

"The Crowdfund Global Expo will bring together the best speakers in the industry to give specialized service providers, investment professionals, and issuers an in-depth education on how JOBS Act legislation will affect the capital markets," says Andrea Downs, CEO and Founder of Coastal Shows.

Designed to be the premier networking and educational event of 2014, the Crowdfund Global Expo will delve through the complex layers of this rapidly expanding market and cover every aspect of the funding revolution.  This unparalleled event will encompass financial regulations, marketing content, and case studies on how to successfully manage a crowdfunding campaign or portal. The next generation of Wall Street is on the horizon as crowdfunding continues to disrupt traditional funding and investing paradigms.

Mr. Hollas will join industry expert speakers who will lead three separate focuses in debt, equity, and real estate crowdfunding.  Mr. Hollas will moderate the panel "The Future of Crowdfunding in 2014" in which the panel of leading crowdfunding industry journalists will discuss their outlook for 2014 as Title III is being implemented and as larger financial service companies enter the crowdfunding field.  Mr. Hollas will also be a panelist on the keynote roundtable "Platforms and Portals" in which the panel will discuss the differences between leading platforms and the ways in which platforms distinguish themselves in the marketplace.

EquityNet operates the industry's leading equity crowdfunding platform and is designed to make the funding process more efficient for entrepreneurs and the investment decision process more effective for investors. EquityNet combines its patented analytics, largest business benchmarking database in North America, and market-leading standardization to achieve a superior experience for investors and a higher funding success rate for entrepreneurs.

According to industry research by Massolution and the World Bank, crowdfunding generated $5.1 billion in funding transactions in 2013 and will surpass $300 billion in funding transactions by 2025. Within the next year, Title III of the US JOBS Act is expected to go into effect, allowing non-accredited investors to invest in startups in exchange for equity.  Experts have estimated that crowdfunding could expand the population of potential investors from 2 million to over 50 million investors.


About EquityNet

EquityNet was launched in 2005 and is the only multi-patented crowdfunding platform in the world. It is used by over 15,000 individual entrepreneurs and investors, angel groups, government entities, business supporters, and other members of the entrepreneurial community to plan, analyze, and capitalize privately-held businesses. EquityNet provides access to 20,000+ investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $220 million in capital. For more information, visit www.equitynet.com.


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