Expand your clientele.
Invest in the next                 

Expand your
clientele. Invest in
the next              

Connecting innovative, world-class startups and in-demand, independent professionals through equity-based pay.

Kirk Williams
Fractional CFO
Available for hire
Jasmine Lewis
IP Attorney
Available for hire
Amy McMurphy
Web Developer
Available for hire
Divya Shilpi
Social Media Marketer
Available for hire
Neil Hotz
Email Marketer
Available for hire
Clifford Bailey
Accountant
Available for hire
Amelia Arnaud
Mechanical Engineer
Available for hire
Joma Brooks
Pitch Deck Creator
Available for hire
As seen in
Barron'sYahoo! FinanceWIREDFast Company
HOW IT WORKS

As simple as 1, 2, 3.

A graphic of a suitcase signifying posting a job on the marketplace

Post a job to
the marketplace

Create a job profile and get
matched with startups that align
with your investing interests.

A green arrow between the steps of how Equilink works
A graphic of a pie split with a dollar sign in the middle signifying the split of direct cash to equity

Negotiate a
cash-to-equity split

In a 20% split, you earn 20% of the
hourly rate in the equivalent amount
of equity and the other 80% in cash.

A green arrow between the steps of how Equilink works
A graphic of a stock certificate signifying receiving part pay and part investment

Receive part pay
and part investment

Finish and receive part pay
with part equity to invest
in an innovative startup.

VETTED STARTUPS

Invest in disruptive, world-class startups.

Hundreds of best-in-class startups are actively hiring on Equilink in industries ranging from healthcare to innovative blockchain tech.

$4.5M+
Raised by listed startups
63%
Are leading VC-backed1
78%
Are developing new tech
50+
Selection of startups
FOR STArtups

Capital is no longer a barrier to success.

Green check mark

Hire professionals that accept equity

Pre-screened professionals on Equilink are excited to receive part equity instead of cash.

Green check mark

Leverage world-class, US-based talent

Equilink is the largest network of work-for-equity professionals ready to tackle your business' needs.

Green check mark

Spend less with equity-based pay

Negotiate the terms of work to pay any portion of the full cost of the job entirely in equity.

Divya Shilpi
Social Media Marketer
Available for hire
Amy McMurphy
Web Developer
Available for hire
Jasmine Lewis
IP Attorney
Available for hire
Kirk Williams
Fractional CFO
Available for hire
Amelia Arnaud
Mechanical Engineer
Available for hire
Joma Brooks
Pitch Deck Creator
Available for hire
Clifford Bailey
Accountant
Available for hire
Neil Hotz
Email Marketer
Available for hire
Independent Professional: Kirk Williams

"I recently signed up for Equilink and I've found it to be a uniquely powerful tool for discovering new clients. I enjoy doing work for companies that I believe in and investing in their success."

Kirk Williams
Fractional CFO
TESTIMONIALS

Hundreds of professionals are already finding work daily.

Independent professionals enjoy utilizing Equilink to discover new clientele and invest in the companies that they believe in.

96%
Project success rate2
$5.5K
Average project size
100+
Active professionals
14%
Average return on equity
AREAS OF WORK

Professionals skilled in everything.

A photo of a person's hand holding a pen signing a legal document signifying the Law & Legal Services category of Independent Professionals on Equilink
Legal Services
Patents, Trademarks, Contracts
A picture of two people negotiating and pointing to a financial document signifying the Finance category of Independent Professionals on Equilink
Finance
Valuations, Accounting, CFOs
A picture of a display with code going all across it signifying the Web, App, & Software Development category of Independent Professionals on Equilink
Coding
Web, App, Software Development
A picture of a person holding a phone in front of a laptop with Facebook on it signifying the Marketing category of Independent Professionals on Equilink
Marketing
Social Media, Email
A picture of two hands shaking signifying the Fundraising category of Independent Professionals on Equilink
Fundraising
Pitch Decks, Investor Relations
A picture of a person's hand holding a pen on top of engineering drawings signifying the Engineering & Technical category of Independent Professionals on Equilink
Engineering
Mechanical, Electrical, Material
FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Professionals
Startups

How much equity will I receive?

The split of cash-to-equity will be negotiated between you and the startup for every job you take on, but you can set your preferred split in settings. Read more about this.

What type of equity will I receive?

This will vary from job to job, but you can negotiate this with the startup each time. Most often, it will be either a stock option, convertible note, or SAFE. Read more about this.

How do I keep track of my investments?

Once you receive an equity payment, you will be electronically sent the appropriate documents outlining your equity ownership. You will be responsible for keeping track of these as you accumulate them. Read more about this.

How much equity will I give away?

The split of cash-to-equity will be negotiated between you and the professional for each one you hire, but you can set your preferred split in settings. Read more about this.

Can I use my current equity docs?

Yes. Whenever it is time to issue equity to the professional, you will need to use your current documents that you would provide to any other investor. Read more about this.

I'm a startup outside the US. Can I join?

Unfortunately, Equilink is currently limited to only startups within the United States for legal and regulatory reasons. If you would like to see your startup listed on Equilink, please fill out a form here and we will get back to you shortly.