SOURCE: EquityNet, LLC

February 14, 2007 07:46 ET

EquityNet, LLC Launches Unique On-line Tool for Investors and Entrepreneurs

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- EquityNet, LLC ( has announced that the Company's unique on-line tool and services for private investors and entrepreneurs are now available. EquityNet, LLC is dedicated to providing innovative tools to the private-equity investment marketplace, including specialized web-based applications that allow investors and entrepreneurs to dramatically improve the efficiency and value of the investment process.

In speaking about EquityNet, Dr. Ron Goforth, CEO of the Company, said, "We have developed the first system to automate the most labor-intensive parts of the enterprise investment screening process. Our system, based on Enterprise Analyzer, our patent-pending screening engine, is a statistical software application that significantly improves the investment process for both entrepreneurs and for investors."

EquityNet provides services that Goforth stated are cost effective but substantially ahead of existing on-line tools for simple deal workflow management. EquityNet's Enterprise Analyzer is the only system that automates the actual screening-level analysis of enterprises. For a fraction of the time and cost of conventional enterprise screening, Enterprise Analyzer captures business information directly from investment prospects and then immediately provides investor-users of this tool with an advanced Enterprise Analysis.

According to Judd Hollas, EquityNet's CTO, Enterprise Analyzer:

-- Performs predictive risk and return analysis of investment prospects.

-- Estimates enterprise survival probability using a customizable Risk Quantification System.

-- Automatically compares an investment prospect to competing investment deals.

-- Incorporates a customizable input system supporting unique questions for prospects.

-- Significantly reduces the cost and time required for screening-level analyses.

Enterprise Analyzer's patent-pending statistical system estimates the survival probability of investment prospects by comparing information that is submitted by an enterprise to data in EquityNet's proprietary Knowledge Base with data on over half a million actual cases of enterprise failure and success. It considers at least 25 internal (e.g., management experience) and external (e.g., economic conditions) enterprise attributes in calculating survival probability. Further, Enterprise Analyzer incorporates fair-market valuation ratios from over 3,000 public companies in independently calculating valuation metrics for a private enterprise.

With easy access to EquityNet services on the Internet, Goforth expects that EquityNet will quickly have a positive effect on nationwide efforts to promote entrepreneurship by facilitating access to early- and mid-stage private investment funding. The entire EquityNet process and how the Enterprise Analyzer works are described on the Company's website at

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