Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Startup Questions

Why should my startup sign up for Equity Directory?

We're here for the startups that could use another hand on deck. Perhaps you're looking for a developer to build your app? Or you need a designer to work with your development team? Maybe you're hoping to find a growth expert to help you scale? Or an advisor to help open doors in your industry? No matter the role, odds are our community of talent includes someone that can help you out. 

 

Do you take equity or define how much I have to give your talent?

We do not take equity in your startup or require you to establish any specific equity-based relationship. The terms of each relationship are completely up to you and the individuals you decide to work with. 

 

How do I update my profile?

For the time being, profile edits are managed by our team. Shoot us an email with any changes you would like made to your profile and we'll take care of them right away. 

 

Why didn't my startup application get accepted?

As much as we'd love to, we can't yet help every single startup. We look for impressive founders, ideas that are interesting, startups with good signs of traction, and products that solve big problems. It may also take us a few weeks to approve your application, but if you haven't heard from us or if you have any questions feel free to reach out. 


Talent Questions

Why should I sign up for Equity Directory?

If you're open to working with startups that align with your interests and passions, absolutely sign up for Equity Directory. Our founders are looking for a wide range of talented individuals to work with them. Some are part-time, some are full-time. Some are short-term projects, others are looking for permanent team members. Some are open to paying a salary, others are hoping to find talent to work for part or pure equity. Each opportunity is unique. We aim to match you with those that align with your skills, availability and interests. In time, with your feedback, we'll only get better at doing so. 

 

Do you publish or share my contact details with your startups?

We do not share or publish your direct contact details. Startups are only able to view your LinkedIn profile and any other links you provided within your portfolio. From there only specifically approved connection requests and matches will put you directly in contact with our startup founders.  

 

How do I update my profile to get better matches?

For the time being, profile edits are managed by our team. Shoot us an email with any changes you would like made to your profile or list of skill sets.

 

Why didn't my talent application get accepted?

While we let talent join our community for free, we aim to maintain a very high network of talent. If you were not initially approved, it may simply be because we weren't provided enough information about you and your experience. We're happy to review additional information, recommendations from previous clients or anything you believe truly demonstrates your unique talent and value. Just shoot us an email with any questions or to discuss. 


Investor Questions

WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR EQUITY DIRECTORY'S INVESTOR EMAIL?

We are consistently impressed by the founders and teams we work with and know that the investors in our network and out in the startup community would love to hear about them. It's a simple email keeping you up to date with our best and brightest. You're not required to contact any of them ever. 

 

DO YOU PUBLISH OR SHARE MY CONTACT DETAILS WITH YOUR STARTUPS?

No way! The only time we'll introduce you to a startup in our community is when you specifically ask to be connected. We don't give our startups access to our list of investors. 

 

HOW DO YOU NOTIFY ME OF STARTUPS THAT ARE CURRENTLY RAISING CAPITAL? 

Once a week we'll send you an email with a new startup that might interest you. In time, maybe this email turns into a list of a few startups per week that might interest you. We'll see. 

 

CAN I ONLY GET NOTIFIED ABOUT CERTAIN TYPES OF STARTUPS OR RAISES THAT ALIGN WITH MY INVESTMENT STRATEGY?

For now, we're going to keep things simple and send each investor the same email. Should the demand exist, we'll likely evolve to match investors with a curated list of startups much like we do with talent now. 


Have a question that hasn't been answered above? Feel free to email it to us at founders@equitydirectory.com.