Read This or Go Broke

As Matt explained yesterday, we spent the past year sitting down with some of the world’s most successful early-stage investors. These folks have made fortunes backing private companies. But let’s be clear: they didn’t reap these rewards without taking on risk. So one of the critical concepts we researched was how they handled…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Angel Investing Facebook Early-stage Risk Asset Allocation Peter Thiel The Angel Initiative

Hack 25% Off Your 2015 Taxes

Want to boost your investment returns and pay lower taxes?Thanks to Uncle Sam, now you can. To entice its citizens to back start-ups, our government is offering big tax breaks. Today, we’ll show you three “tax hacks” for early-stage investors. You’ll get all the profit potential that early-stage companies offer... And you can save at…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Angel Investing Early-stage Investing

How to Get Shares BEFORE The IPO

When some people hear the words “Private Equity,” here’s what usually comes to mind:Big risks. Unproven companies. Big potential returns. But today I’ll show you another way to invest in private equity: It still offers big upside potential... But without all the risk. Getting in Early The earlier you invest in a start-up, the…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Uber JOBS Act Pre-IPO EquityZen

76 Gruesome Confessions

Just before 11 p.m. on a recent Sunday evening, we were alerted to the presence of a gruesome set of written confessions. We quickly inspected them, but found no revelations of adultery, theft, or murder. No--their subject matter was of a far more unusual type: They were confessions of failure… More…

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Tags: CB Insights

One Simple Way to Find Great Trading Ideas

Everyone has their own way of finding new trading opportunities. Some folks swear by technical analysis. Others trade on news or upcoming corporate actions. We, on the other hand, are big fans of using our research into early-stage tech companies to guide our public stock market trades. And it looks…

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Tags: Uber Private Alpha Transportation

New Study: Less Capital, Bigger Returns

For most things in life, more is better. Vacation… Happiness... Square feet. But for others, more can be worse. One surprising example? Money. Hey, quit laughing! I’m serious… In certain cases, it really is better to have less money. One of those cases: start-ups. As we learned last week from a fascinating new study,…

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Tags: M&A Fundraising