The stock market has been on a tear lately…
Over the last year, the S&P 500 is up nearly 20%.
But what if I could prove to you that there was something better out there —
Not just a way to double the returns you could earn in the stock market…
But a way to triple them.
Would you want to hear more?
If so, check this out.
Funding Platforms To the Rescue
A few years ago, the laws around investing in “start-ups” began to change.
It used to be that only wealthy investors could get involved in early-stage start-ups.
But now everyone can.
Since this change, hundreds of online “funding platforms” have popped up to connect investors like you to deals.
And here’s the thing:
These platforms have already delivered some huge homeruns…
Some Life-Changing Investments
One example you’ll often hear us talk about is Uber, the taxi start-up.
If you’d invested in Uber back when it was raising capital on one of the funding platforms, a $1,000 investment would now be worth more than $6 million.
Another example is a self-driving car start-up called Cruise Automation….
When GM acquired Cruise for $1 billion, early investors quickly made 1,011%.
Yet another example is Dollar Shave Club:
When this young start-up was acquired by Unilever for $1 billion, early investors made an estimated 166x their money.
These are life-changing investments.
But just so you understand that I’m not “cherry picking,” let’s step away from specific deals like these…
Instead, let’s look at the overall returns from these funding platforms.
Funding Platform Returns
As reported by Bloomberg, a funding platform called FundersClub recently released its cumulative returns — that includes its winners and its losers.
If you’d invested in every one of its deals from the year 2013, for example, your overall gains today would add up to 360%.
That’s 3.6x your money — more than a triple! — in less than four years.
That comes out to a 49% annualized return.
To put that in perspective, the S&P returned just 15% a year for the same period.
So if you’d started 2013 with two portfolios, each worth $10,000…
One filled with stocks, and the other filled with start-ups…
By the end of this year, your stock portfolio would be worth $17,490…
And your start-up portfolio would be worth $49,288!
In other words, your start-ups would have returned 281% more than the stock market.
And it’s a similar story for other funding platforms…
Double Your Money in 22 Months
For example, take a look at a platform called AngelList:
For the three-year period starting in 2013, it delivered annual unrealized returns of 46%.
With 46% annual returns, you’d essentially double your money every 22 months.
These numbers might sound too good to be true, but historically speaking, they’re right on the mark:
Historically, studies have shown that early-stage investors have earned somewhere between 27% per year (as determined by the non-profit Kaufmann Foundation)…
All the way to 55% per year (according to Cambridge Associate’s 20-year U.S. Venture Capital - Early-Stage Index).
One Place for All the Deals
Today you learned a couple of very important things:
First of all, you learned that a portfolio of early-stage investments can trounce the stock market.
And secondly, you learned that investors like you are finding these early-stage deals on the funding platforms.
The thing is, there are a lot of these funding platforms, literally hundreds of them.
Some of these platforms (including AngelList, FundersClub, and a handful of others) offer exceptional opportunities for early-stage investors…
But other platforms could lead you to trouble — and could leave you broke.
That’s why Crowdability only features deals from the very best platforms.
We’ve spent years tracking these websites. And now we gather only the very best deals from the very best platforms in a single place.
We update these deals weekly, and email you new ones every Monday morning.
This way, there’s no need for you to visit dozens of websites, and there’s no reason for you to invest on the wrong ones.
We hope this free service saves you a great deal of time…
And we hope it helps protect your money, too.