Equa announces a private offering of $2.5 million of yield earning senior notes, using proceeds to purchase Bitcoin for the Equa corporate treasury solution. 

DENVER (May 7, 2021) – Equa, a leading immutable governance platform that scales with organizations from formation to day-to-day governance, opens participation in its new strategy of offering promissory notes and a policy to invest the proceeds into Bitcoin (BTC) treasury and corporate treasury tools for private companies. As part of its ongoing commitment to bringing digital asset opportunities to its clients, Equa also will be offering platform subscribers the capability to create new non-fungible tokens (NFT) on its platform.   

Shawn Owen, Founder and CEO of Equa, expressed, "We firmly believe in the new and innovative financial tools that digital currencies offer. This is why we're very excited to announce the opening of our private offering and use of proceeds to purchase Bitcoin for Equa's corporate treasury. The launch of NFT capabilities further demonstrates our commitment to providing our clients with cutting-edge opportunities in the digital assets space.” A Bitcoin advocate since early 2011, Shawn Owen helped pioneer cryptocurrency-backed lending with the launch of SALT where he remains involved as a Board Member. 

Equa's NFT offering supports clients with the ability to create NFTs. Since Equa is blockchain-agnostic, companies can choose to mint their NFTs on any blockchain when working with Equa. Equa supports blockchains ETH, EOS and RVN. Company NFTs can be seamlessly integrated into Equa's cap management platform, which provides simple and secure management.  Early participants will be able to earn Equa Cash for claiming their NFT early.   Equa makes it frictionless to gather the required information to create company NFTs and register them on a blockchain. Starting today, Equa users can claim NFTs representing their organization. Claim your NFT here. 

Shawn Owen shared, "Equa’s experience in blockchain and crypto transactions and management has given us unique insight into how to structure a non-fungible token. Designed so that it’s easy for organizations and their token holders from end-to-end, our innovative solution allows for easy token creation and the benefits of blockchain records using crypto-enabled signatures to create an immutable record." 

Equa's Bitcoin-backed promissory notes will be issued at two separate interest rates depending on the amount invested. Those purchasing promissory notes less than $25,000 earn 5% APY, while those purchasing promissory notes greater than $25,000 earn 13% APY paid out weekly. Those interested in participating in this round, can register early on Equa’s ID platform EquanimID

More information on Equa's new NFT capabilities can be found here.

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About Equa

Equa is a leading immutable governance platform that scales with your organization from formation to day-to-day governance, facilitating dynamic document and cap table management, easy equity distribution, investment, issuance, and more. Designed for founders, executives, and shareholders at high growth startup and blockchain companies regardless of corporate structure or legal status, Equa integrates across solutions and digital equities or currencies for seamless management across organizational transactions and agreements. Unlike traditional point-solutions for formation management and administration, Equa’s comprehensive governance solutions are designed for tomorrow’s executives and owners who demand transactional speed and ease-of-access without sacrificing document and agreement security and integrity. 

To learn more about Equa, visit Equa.global

DENVER (March 23, 2021) – Equa today announces integration partnerships with Tokensoft, Horizen Labs, PolyMath, and AIKON to enhance solutions for equity management and distribution, issuance, and tokenization. Equa is the leading immutable governance platform that scales from organizational formation to day-to-day investment management, meeting the demands of today's owners and entrepreneurs. 

“Businesses need a better way to align their activities to business goals and the expectations of stakeholders and clients. Equa is tackling this problem.,” said Equa CEO, Shawn Owen. “Ultimately, the solution will come from marrying cutting edge technology with better governance. We are delighted partners Tokensoft, PolyMath, Horizen Labs, and AIKON join us in this vision of the future and are eager to bring our integrated solutions to a large and growing market of forward-thinking entrepreneurs.” 

Coinbase-backed Tokensoft, which is providing know-your-customer (KYC), anti-money-laundering (AML) and accreditation services to Equa during its own fundraising efforts, has partnered to extend KYC/AML/accreditation features to Equa’s platform. Tokensoft helps ensure compliance with regulations in over fifty countries; each investor is asked to comply with requirements in their individual jurisdiction. The integration allows clients using Equa’s Issuance Portal access to these features for a seamless experience when digitally signing and receiving documents related to crypto and fiat currency collection.

Tokensoft CEO, Mason Borda, comments, "Our mission aligns with Equa in advancing the compliant adoption fintech solutions to empower shareholders in private markets. We are excited to integrate with Equa and help provide their clients a better experience managing their investments.” 

Horizen Labs partners with Equa to help enhance trust and transparency, one of the critical benefits of blockchain to enterprises, for Equa’s clients and their investors. This partnership serves to enhance the promise of uptime, security, and efficiency to Equa platform users. 

“Without trust, business agreements are meaningless. The current state-of-affairs around company formation and equity management is broken and, worse, opaque. How can you have trust without transparency? We look forward to tackling these challenges side-by-side with Equa,” says Horizen Labs COO Dean Steinbeck. 

PolyMath, a white label toolkit to deliver an end-to-end security token journey, and Equa partnered to create a more secure and compliant investor/investment ecosystem. The partnership will allow Equa clients to use the PolyMath ERC-1400 security token in future issuances, which means security tokens will be jurisdictionally compliant from issuance through to Cap Table Management. PolyMath’s promise to evolve as the security token market matures ensures Equa’s client solutions will also adapt to meet new security and regulatory requirements.

Equa is taking an innovative approach to developing solutions for cap table management and other company governance and investor needs. We are delighted to partner with them to improve the user experience of our joint clients,” says Polymath CEO Trevor Koverko.

Equa is integrating with AIKON to provide a blockchain identity solution that would allow Equa clients to easily update their multisignature infrastructure wallets and blockchain-agnostic tools, which offers a far simpler user experience than the processes currently required to update multisig wallets. The Equa-ORE ID integration allows the interoperability of Equa’s platform regardless of whether a client is holding or managing a particular cryptocurrency, fiat currency, or traditional equity. This means clients can put token or equity assets on blockchain as well as tokenize equity or use token digital assets on an immutable platform. 

AIKON CEO Marc Binder comments, “We are excited to partner with Equa in its venture to bring the benefits of blockchain technology to a broader audience of companies and users. This really aligns with the mission we set out to accomplish with AIKON. We look forward to seeing the partnership evolve and grow.” 

To contact Equa about opportunities to partner, please contact us here. 

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About Equa

Equa is the leading immutable governance platform that scales with your organization from formation to day-to-day governance, facilitating dynamic document and cap table management, easy equity distribution, investment, issuance, and more. Designed for founders, executives, and shareholders at high growth startup and blockchain companies regardless of corporate structure or legal status, Equa integrates across solutions and digital equities or currencies for seamless management across organizational transactions and agreements. Unlike traditional point-solutions for formation management and administration, Equa’s comprehensive governance solutions are designed for tomorrow’s executives and owners who demand transactional speed and ease-of-access without sacrificing document and agreement security and integrity. 

To learn more about Equa, visit Equa.global

Equa Leverages Its Own Secure, Compliant Platform for Seamless, Compliant Fundraising, Sees Rapid Adoption with Over 100 Organizations Using Equa for Cap Table Management 

DENVER (March 16, 2021)Equa announces that it raised $2.3 million in a private investment round, which included contributions from enterprise blockchain technology provider Horizen Labs, to support its mission of providing company founders and investors a frictionless, single-source solution for governance and equity management. Equa is the leading immutable platform that scales from formation, to cap table management, to investor relations for frictionless transaction management across the organization.

“Startups need to move quickly but are often stymied by the enormous burden of sharing and collating agreements, particularly those related to formation and equity or token distribution to much needed investors. Add to that the need to keep up with taxes, accounting, and regulations and many ventures slow down just when they need to sprint,” said Equa CEO, Shawn Owen. “Equa will help solve these problems, which is why we used it for our own fundraising efforts and we are seeing such quick adoption in our user base.” 

Equa already has over 357 client organizations using their governance platform for a growing base of over 2200 users, including company executives, employees, and investors/shareholders. Some of these early clients have joined Equa’s Customer Advisory Board, notably CoPeace CEO, Craig Jonas, PhD, Anthem Holdings CEO, Anthem Blanchard, and AIKON CEO, Marc Blinder who are all using Equa’s Cap Table Management solution within their own organizations. 

“Equa’s vision for corporate governance is transformative. We are looking forward to helping shape this journey with them as they innovate the process and technology around company formation, equity and token distribution, and investor relations. This is a long awaited, integrated solution,” said Blanchard.

Additionally, Equa is using its own solution for document signing and Cap Table Management during this initial raise. Equa investors benefit from an easy-to-use, compliant, and secure platform that facilitates seamless anti-money laundering and accreditation, through integration with CoinBase-backed TokenSoft, and instant visibility and access to distributed equity. Equa’s growing team, many equity holders themselves, also benefits from these innovative cap table management solutions. 

“I’ve held shares in many companies in the past. These were always in theory available to me using one of our competitor’s cap table management solutions. But I found I couldn’t access or move shares easily. In addition, every time a company would restructure, my shares and information about them would be out-of-date,” observed Stephanie Vaughan, VP of Corporate Development. “Given how quickly high-growth companies take on new investment, particularly in the startup and blockchain world, this makes investor relations and employee incentivization difficult and opaque. We’re solving that.” 

Vaughan, an experienced operations and finance professional with deep experience in blockchain, crowdfunding, venture capital, and investment banking, joined Equa in late 2020 to help align new company formation and management solutions to client needs. She is joined by VP of Business Development Sten Wie, PhD, Chief Compliance Officer Josef Schailble, who brings over 20 years experience in FinTech and entrepreneurship, and Chief Technology Officer Bryan Cupps, who has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering cost-effective, high performance software and hardware technology solutions. 

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About Equa

Equa is the leading immutable governance platform that scales with your organization from formation to day-to-day governance, facilitating dynamic document and cap table management, easy equity distribution, investment, issuance, and more. Designed for founders, executives, and shareholders at high growth startup and blockchain companies regardless of corporate structure or legal status, Equa integrates across solutions and digital equities or currencies for seamless management across organizational transactions and agreements. Unlike traditional point-solutions for formation management and administration, Equa’s comprehensive governance solutions are designed for tomorrow’s executives and owners who demand transactional speed and ease-of-access without sacrificing document and agreement security and integrity. 

To learn more about Equa, visit Equa.global

CoPeace CEO Applauds Equa’s Vision for Investor Empowerment, Joins Customer Advisory Board

DENVER (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 22, 2021

Equa, the leading immutable governance platform that scales from organizational formation to day-to-day investment management, announced today its critical role in impact investor CoPeace’s efforts to innovate investor relations.

CoPeace needed a solution for equity management that reflected its mission to serve a network of socially, environmentally, and politically conscious investors and, critically, a solution that would scale to serve a large and growing number of investors in a complex investment environment.

“Equa is the only equity management and transfer agent platform we found that is both thoughtfully designed and well executed and also takes into account the need to empower conscientious investors with transparency and access,” said CoPeace CEO Craig Jonas. “This is really the future of investment.”

Dedicated to creating inclusive, socially impactful wealth for its investors, CoPeace, which is a holding company, employs investor capital to purchase controlling interest in purpose-driven subsidiaries. Companies that meet certain criteria related to CoPeace’s causes can become a CoPeace company. Investors, in turn, can invest in these companies, contributing to CoPeace’s mission to “do no harm” and also “do good.” Given both the number of CoPeace investments and investors increases regularly, traditional equity management and transfer agents failed to provide adequate solutions.

CoPeace identified Equa, which is on a mission to improve organizations’ governance across departments and shareholders by innovating how stakeholders structure, share, and update agreements and investments, as an ideal solution provider. Having successfully raised $1.9 million and recently announced a Regulation D (506(c)) offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise an additional $3 million from accredited investors, CoPeace anticipates its dynamic investment portfolio to continue expanding. Equa’s equity management and transfer agent solutions will elevate and modernize the investor experience by aligning to and supporting CoPeace’s changing investor and investment landscape.

“Equa is thrilled to be working alongside CoPeace as it strives to help democratize the investment process,” said Equa CEO Shawn Owen. “Our vision for a world in which shareholder investment is friction-less, self evident, and transparent very much aligns with CoPeace’s vision to empower investors to act on behalf of good.”

Given the two companies’ visionary perspective on the future of investment, CoPeace CEO agreed to join the Equa Customer Advisory Board (CAB) to more actively contribute to the evolution of governance and shareholder relations solutions.

“Most solution providers doing equity management or serving as transfer agents fail to see how the future of investment is evolving to empower the shareholder. Shareholders themselves are demanding this -- as much as they are demanding the benefits of security and access -- and Equa recognizes their demands. We want to help the Equa team realize their vision by contributing to their platform strategy as it evolves,” stated CoPeace CEO Craig Jonas PhD.

Equa allows company founders and investors alike a wide-ranging toolkit to manage ownership rights throughout a company’s lifecycle. The company leverages blockchain technology to track and secure agreements and their signatures, while also reducing the friction associated with onboarding investors and transferring ownership. Moreover, Equa’s UI/UX eases the process of drafting, issuing, and transferring convertible instruments, option grants, preferred stock, and common stock.

Of welcoming Jonas to the CAB, Owen remarks, “Equa’s success in realizing our vision relies not only on the ability of our team to develop the next generation of immutable, blockchain-based governance solutions but also very much on the contribution and input of our forward-thinking client base. We are delighted to welcome Craig Jonas as a trusted advisor.”

Interested in Equa? Register today. We are also looking to grow our Customer Advisory Board, if interested please reach out here.

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About CoPeace

CoPeace is a forward-thinking holding company, building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. CoPeace is democratizing the investment world by allowing everyone, not just wealthy investors, to invest in private impact companies via its holding company structure.
As a designated Certified B Corp and a public-benefit corporation (PBC), CoPeace is committed to acting morally, ethically and responsibly in regard to society, the environment, the natural world and the world at large
To learn more about CoPeace and how you can grow your money for good, visit http://www.copeace.com.

About Equa

Equa is the leading immutable governance platform that scales with your organization from formation to day-to-day governance, facilitating dynamic document and cap table management, easy equity distribution, investment, issuance, and more. Designed for founders, executives, and shareholders at high growth startup and blockchain companies regardless of corporate structure or legal status, Equa integrates across solutions and digital equities or currencies for seamless management across organizational transactions and agreements. Unlike traditional point-solutions for formation management and administration, Equa’s comprehensive governance solutions are designed for tomorrow’s executives and owners who demand transactional speed and ease-of-access without sacrificing document and agreement security and integrity.

To learn more about Equa, visit Equa.global

Crypto Lending Pioneer and Founder of Equa Launches Blockchain-Enabled Incentive Plans

PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: DEC 23, 2020

DENVER, December 23, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Shawn Owen, former CEO of SALT, a Denver based crypto lending company and pioneer of lending against collateralized crypto assets, is proud to announce the launch of Equa's blockchain incentive plans as the newest addition to the Equa product suite.

Equa is the leading crypto-backed platform connecting organizations to stakeholders from a company's formation and team building, to fundraising and growth; Equa serves businesses of all stages.

The genesis behind this launch is to provide a transparent and frictionless incentivization tool and consolidated audit trail for private companies from inception to high growth. 

"Adding a focus on incentive plans was a crucial step in meeting the organizational needs of the private companies we serve. Aligning stakeholders with a mission through equity ownership is key to any successful company. Having the tools to get this equation right from the start gives founders Equa(nimity) or the peace of mind to then focus on their business growth," says Owen.

Today, high growth startups, VC fund managers, S-Corps, and LLCs are using Equa for cap table management, digital transfers, and fundraising issuance tools backed by a blockchain. Owen elaborates on blockchain's potential;

"Underpinning the new Incentive plan product launch, Blockchain is playing a pivotal role in our organization application by enabling the technology to create a frictionless and consolidated audit trail of all digital agreements that hasn't been possible before" 

To use Equa for your organization go to our website and sign-up today.

Equa 

Equa, founded in 2019, is the leading one-stop-shop software solution for frictionless organization, integrated in a company's current workflow. From seed to fruition, Equa helps businesses form, raise, and grow by minimizing the chaos and pains of being an entrepreneur and business owner. Equa is building the instantaneous and frictionless future using crypto technology for a streamlined process from signing to settlement. 

Shawn Owen

Shawn Owen is widely known for being an early Bitcoin advocate and pioneer in the crypto-backed lending space, which was deployed in 2017 as the company SALT launched the first Bitcoin-backed loan products. Shawn is a proven business founder with two decades of experience in leadership and enterprise operations, focused on innovation, product delivery, and consumer satisfaction.

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