I Hate Millionaires

Some of the wealthiest people I know are surprisingly stingy: They avoid picking up the tab at dinner... They give lousy birthday presents... And they never spoil their children or spouse with lavish gifts. But as I’ve come to learn, this genetic “thriftiness” might give them a great advantage as…

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Tags: Angel Investing Early-stage Investing Valuation

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

855% Gain in 3D Printing

Editor's Note: Thanks for your overwhelming response to our guest writer, Louis Basenese, the founder of Disruptive Tech Research. Here’s a third article from Lou. Enjoy. By the time you read about a “new trend” in The Wall Street Journal, it’s likely that you’ve already missed it. So to identify new investment opportunities, I…

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Tags: 3d Printing

Turning "Special Weapons" Into Profits

Editor's Note: Thanks for your overwhelming response to our guest writer, Louis Basenese, the founder of Disruptive Tech Research. Here’s a second article from Lou. Enjoy. Way back in my youth, I ran a sub 5-minute mile. Sure, at 4 minutes, 59 seconds, I cut it pretty close… But fast-forward 20 years,…

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Tags: Rewalk

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