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Doing The Hustle, State by State
While the SEC ponders its bellybutton, states across America are hustling to legalize equity crowdfunding on their own.
VC Investments Outperforming the NASDAQ & Dow
A new report reveals that venture capital investments are crushing the returns of the public stock market. Get your good news here…
Video: Fighting for the Future of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Americo has some fighting words for the SEC.
Accelerators Go Boom
An estimated 2,000 start-up “accelerator” programs like TechStars and YCombinator are duking it out for the best start-ups. The start-ups’ reaction? They’re partying like it’s 1999. See what’s up.
The 5 Knucklehead Mistakes Start-up Founders Make
Search for "mistakes entrepreneurs make" on Google and you'll find thousands of ways founders screw up their companies. But something’s not right with this picture.
Uber: The Unicorn of Unicorns
StockTwits co-founder and angel investor Howard Lindzon was a seed-stage investor in start-up success story Uber. If you’re going to click through to this one, prepare thyself for a shocker: “$100,000 invested in Uber in the first angel round is worth somewhere between $100 and $300 million.” Read more here.
Angel Investing for Your Average Rich Person
“Your average angel doesn’t know how to do due diligence. Not doing due diligence is like [having] unprotected sex. You don’t know what you’re getting; there is only the excitement.” Read more about this sexy story here.
Family Offices Team Up, Take Page From Private Equity
The money managers running the private fortunes of the world’s wealthiest have a new trick up their sleeve: they’re teaming up to make direct investments. Read more here.