Do you need help, or want to help a startup?
Have you considered equity-based work? It’s a fairly simple process on the surface. While it’s true that there are several benefits to owning a share of a company—such as networking potential and increased asset value—you do stand to lose quite a bit if the startup goes under. If you’re going to work for equity, you’ll need a qualified intermediary.
Equity Directory is that intermediary. Based in Los Angeles, Equity Directory is an invite-only consulting service that promises to match you—the professional—with a startup appropriate to your skillset. You do consulting work for said company, and in turn, you become a shareholder.
Pairing skills with startups
Similarly to outsource.com or other freelancing sites, Equity Directory takes your skills, experience, and preferred work into account when matching your profile with startups. You then receive an email on a weekly basis with potential jobs, clients, and general opportunities. This system allows you to choose from a pre-organized list without having to account for any kind of business-related riff raft.
Working in exchange for equity is a concept that is rapidly becoming favorable for entrepreneurs. It’s an option for those looking at the big picture; short-term benefits are negligible, but the long game has potential to produce large-scale profit—and, with only well-vetted startups and entrepreneurs alike being able to access Equity Directory, the general risks associated with this kind of work are significantly reduced.
This could help employees and employers
This service could definitely revolutionize the equity-based market. Reduced risk factor, guaranteed matchmaking, and straight-to-your-inbox delivery takes the unpleasant element of surprise away, and having an intermediary such as Equity Directory will certainly streamline the overall process.
Enrolling in early access grants you the ability to help shape the future of Equity Directory in the form of feedback, so if you would like to play an active role in the birth of this innovative service, mosey over and sign up for the beta.