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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The Worst Investment I Ever Made

The champagne was flowing. Music filled the air. Beautiful people were dancing, lounging, and having the time of their lives… That’s the image I had in my head when I wrote a check for what turned out to be the worst investment of my life. Dim Lights, Big City I…

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Ask This Question Before Making Your Next Investment

When life gets bumpy, some people ask, “Why me?”  To avoid a bumpy ride when investing in early-stage companies, it’s best to ask, “Why now?” The above passage is from the “7th Commandment” section of our whitepaper, The 10 Commandments of Crowdfund Investing, which can be found on our Resources…

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