41% Annual Returns -- What's The Secret?

Union Square Ventures is killing it. With investments in such winners as Twitter and Tumblr, Union Square (“USV”) is one of the top-performing venture capital funds in the world. Across their funds, they’ve earned average annual returns of 61.12%. To put that in perspective, a 61% annual return would turn…

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The Trick to Spying on The World's Top Angel Investors

You’ve heard us say it time and time again: when it comes to early-stage investing, it pays to be a follower! On Wednesday, Matt showed you how to follow Venture Capitalists into equity crowdfunding deals » That’s a super smart strategy for finding high-quality investments that brand name “VCs” are putting money…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Angel Investing Early-stage Early-stage Investing Angellist

September 7th: Your $50 Million Payday?

Slipping a tight blazer over his tee-shirt, the entrepreneur bounded onto the stage. He glowed with confidence as he presented the vision for “Qwiki,” his technology start-up: Qwiki would automatically create short videos on search terms like Albert Einstein orLady Gaga. With sight, sound and motion, the search experience would become entertaining…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Early-stage Investing Techstars Ycombinator 500 Startups