The Next WhatsApp?

Every so often a “Big Bang” occurs in the start-up world... A new company emerges that gives birth to an entirely new industry. These companies reach such scale that they create a universe of other businesses in their orbit. We call these Big Bang companies, “platforms.” Facebook, Apple, Google… each of them…

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Want 10% Of My Salary?

We love assets that throw off cash: Dividends from stocks… Rental income from real estate… Income from the people we own. “Uh… what?” you might be asking yourself. “People we ‘own’?” Yes, you read that right. Let me explain… The $1 Trillion Impetus There’s a new type of crowdfunding that’s gathering…

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Creating Your Own "Super Fund"

A “hedge fund” is a fancy way to describe a straightforward investment vehicle: Basically, hedge funds are like mutual funds that offer – theoretically, anyway – higher returns. Most funds have high investment minimums and are privately held – therefore, they’re usually reserved for extremely high-net-worth individuals and institutions. The…

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