EQUI Capital: Cryptocurrency Token For Venture Capital Investing?
EQUI Captial, or EQUI.capital, aims to transform the venture capital industry using an innovative digital token. Find out how it works today in our review.
What is EQUI Capital?
EQUI is a digital token that aims to connect the cryptocurrency community with the traditional world of venture capital fundraising.
One of the core goals of the project is to open the world of venture capital fundraising to ordinary investors. Today’s venture capital industry leads to enormous moneymaking opportunities and powerful investments. However, it’s restricted to a small number of firms and individuals. EQUI wants to combine the benefits of traditional venture capital fundraising with the power of blockchain technology and digital tokens.
The pre-sale for EQUI tokens begins on March 1, 2018, with an ICO beginning on March 8.
How Does EQUI Work?
EQUI was founded by a venture capital veteran named Doug Barrowman. Doug and his firm, Aston Ventures, have been investing in companies for 30 years, including startup and early phase companies. The firm has a team of venture capital specialists and analysts who have deep experience picking the best companies in which to invest.
Now, EQUI wants to expand that concept to incorporate blockchain technology and digital currencies.
EQUI is built on the Ethereum blockchain using EQUItokens. Using EQUItokens, investors can purchase stakes in emerging, entrepreneurial companies, then benefit from great investment returns and rewards.
Investors won’t have to identify investment opportunities on their own. Instead, EQUI will source the best investment opportunities, then share them with investors. Some of the possible investment opportunities will include real world assets, next generation technology companies, and ventures with the capability of revolutionizing markets.
Meanwhile, EQUI will support investors by providing them with extensive business knowledge, guidance, and insight, allowing their venture to flourish.
All EQUItoken holders will benefit from returns generated from realized projects.
EQUItokens can be purchased by three groups of people, including investors, holders, and traders:
Investors are EQUI participants who commit their EQUItokens to opportunities on the EQUI platform. Investors will receive a 70% (pro-rata) payout of the profits generated from projects they invest in. Investors will also be able to participate in the EQUIcredits loyalty scheme. Your allocation of EQUIcredits will equal 5% of your total invested number of EQUItokens.
Holders are participants in the EQUI ecosystem who choose to hold their tokens on the EQUI platform without committing to projects. Holders receive 5% (pro-rata) of profits generated from projects. This is similar to staking.
Traders are participants who choose to remove their tokens from the EQUI platform, which means they benefit only from enhancements in the token price.
As an EQUItoken holder, you can access the platform and review an evolving selection of investment projects. All investment projects will be assessed and evaluated by the EQUI Investment Team prior to publication.
75% of all profits are returned to investors and holders, with the remaining 25% going to the EQUI Investment Team as a performance reward.
The EQUI Investment Process
EQUI’s investment process is broken down into the following steps:
EQUI’s professional and experienced team of investment and financial specialists will deliver “unprecedented access” to an extensive pipeline of niche investment opportunities. The company will use its expert analysis to identify entrepreneurs who have the ideas, drive, and determination to build successful companies.
Evaluation & Due Diligence:
All proposed investments will follow a strict due diligence process. All material discovered during the due diligence process will be disclosed through the EQUI platform. Due diligence will cover a broad range of financial, commercial, and legal areas.
Once the investment is funded by EQUI participants, the EQUI team will work with legal representatives to project manage the transaction through to completion. If a minimum funding goal isn’t met, then EQUItokens will be returned to investors.
EQUI will provide funding, resources, and the right support mechanisms to its companies, providing mentorship, advice, support, and access to specialized resources through the EQUI network.
The EQUI team will analyze market conditions and the evolution of the business to achieve the optimum exit position for all stakeholders.
The EQUI Captial ICO
The EQUI pre-sale begins on March 1, 2018 and ends on March 8. You’ll need a minimum investment of $100,000 to participate in the pre-sale.
The ICO begins on March 8 and ends on March 31. A minimum investment of $100 is required for the main ICO
There’s a total supply of 250 million EQUItokens. The tokens will be priced at $0.50 during the ICO. You can contribute using Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), or Ripple (XRP).
Of the 250 million EQUItokens, 65% are being sold during the pre-sale and ICO. 12% are distributed to EQUI founders (6 month lock-in period), 15% for the EQUI team (distributed quarterly, over a two year period, with a six month lock-in), 6% to the advisory board (distributed quarterly, over a two year period, with a 6 month lock-in), and 2% to bounties.
Who’s Behind EQUI Captial?
EQUI was founded by Doug Barrowman, described as the lead founder of the project.
“Once in a generation a new way of thinking disrupts the workings of an established industry,” explains Doug in the EQUI whitepaper. “EQUI is that disruptor in venture capital investing.”
Doug has been investing in companies for 30 years, including many early phase and startup companies, through his firm Aston Ventures. That firm has a team of investment professionals capable of accurately picking the best companies for high growth.
Aston Ventures was founded in 1999 as Doug’s private investment vehicle. Over the next 10 years, Aston Ventures made 13 acquisitions of old economy businesses with a total turnover of 400 million GBP. In recent years, Aston Ventures has focused on tech investments. In 2017, the company led the acquisition of former tech unicorn Ve Global. Doug has also built the Knox Group of companies since 2008, and he continues to lead that group as Founder and Chairman.
EQUI was co-founded by Baroness Michell Mone of Mayfair, OBE. Michell is one of the most influential businesswomen in the UK. She’s an award-winning entrepreneur who also serves as the appointed “Start-Up Business Tsar” to the UK government. Prior to EQUI, Michelle founded and managed Ultimo Brands International, an international lingerie empire. She exited the business in 2014.
Michell has previous experience in the cryptocurrency industry: in 2017, she made headlines for launching a $250 million development of two residential towers and a retail complex in Dubai. Investors can purchase units in exchange for bitcoin.
Overall, the company describes itself as “a team of established and proven individuals who have experienced success in their field of expertise.” That team of individuals “will evaluate all investment opportunities to offer a carefully selected portfolio for our investors to consider.”
EQUI Captial Conclusion
EQUI Captial is a venture capital company that aims to integrate blockchain technology and digital tokens called EQUItokens. Individual investors – including ordinary people like you – can use EQUItokens to actively invest in companies through the EQUI platform, then earn a proportional share of 70% of profits gathered from that investment. Alternatively, you can purchase EQUItokens, stake them on the platform without actively investing in any companies, and still earn 5% of the profit generated by the project.
The token sale for EQUItokens is taking place throughout March 2018. You can learn more about the project by visiting online today at EQUI.capital.