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Marketplace where startups can buy resources (products, services, talents, and funding) by using their equity as a currency.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

EquityLancer is a global equity marketplace that enables startups to use their equity as a currency, instead of cash, to find and acquire critical resources such as talent, products, services, and funding, to develop their business idea. We coined the term 'equitylancers' to identify talent and providers of products, services, and funding, who are willing to take equity as full or partial compensation.


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    Ken Jeremy Kwit
    Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

    40+ years of management experience in leading startup, direct and interactive marketing and retail companies, with an extensive background in working with VC and private equity firms as well as leading lending institutions. Past Experience: President, President –, CEO – Expressions, Inc., CEO – Post Tool, Inc., CEO – Sonoma Vinyards, Inc., VP -Norton Simons, Inc., Founding, Managing Partner – Roth, Ca

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    Christopher John Madeira
    Co-Founder, Product Development and Marketing

    20+ years of marketing leadership in high technology industries and companies with 18 years of developing innovative Internet applications, web sites and products to expand revenues and meet the needs of businesses and consumers. Past Experience: Dir., Marketing & Public Relations, Dir., Technical Services, Dir., Internet Services – Phoenix Health Systems, CEO – Cydera, LLC, VP, Technology – New Media Communications, Director, Internet Services

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    Robert John Lyons
    Co-Founder, Corporate Development

    37+ years of management and leadership experience leading global businesses for Fortune 500 companies, with 26 years in senior roles in Fortune 500 recruitment firms. Recognized as a thought leader on alternative workforce strategies. Past Experience: VP – Kelly Services, VP – Interim Services, VP – Olsten Services, Sales Executive – Ethicon, Inc., Officer – United States Navy.

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    Gabriel Oscar Rotman
    Co-Founder, Online Marketing and Product Strategy

    10+ years of online marketing and web development experience creating online businesses, developing 2 acquired startups and consulting for Fortune 1000 company, Citrix Systems, where awarded Enterprise Engineer certificate. Past Experience: Consultant – Citrix Systems, Inc., COO – Steady Communications, LLC, CEO – Ultima Online eBay Store.

Previous Investors

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    Co-founders seed investment and equity only, full time year effort to develop and launch business.