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

Start-up Raises $250k In 53 Minutes -- Good News For You

“Who are these companies raising money online?” read the email in my inbox yesterday. “Can’t they raise money the old-fashioned way?” Over the last few weeks, we’ve received several emails at Crowdability asking similar questions. It seems some of our members have concerns about the quality of start-ups on crowdfunding platforms.…

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The 3 Most Common Crowdfunding Concerns

“Can I really make money with equity crowdfunding? I mean, does this even make sense for someone like me? I’m not a 'professional'  investor.” Every week, we receive emails from Crowdability subscribers asking different versions of this same question. Most investors agree that equity crowdfunding sounds promising and exciting, but…

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3 Proven Strategies for Angel Investing Success

“Diversification is protection against ignorance.” That little gem comes courtesy of one of the world’s most successful stock market investors: Warren Buffett. And we must admit, Mr. Buffett has done pretty well for himself without the benefits of diversification. That said, we’re not so sure how Mr. Buffett would do…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Angel Investing Early-stage Investing Kauffman Foundation Diversification

NY Times Announces 8 "Cutting-Edge" Companies, 5 Years Too Late

Last Thursday morning, as I was browsing headlines on The New York Times, I saw an article entitled, “Which Start-Up Could Be the Next Big Thing?” That’s a serious newspaper and an exciting topic. Coffee in my left hand, mouse in my right, I clicked on through. After the author created…

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Tags: Startups

Are You Buying Low and Selling High?

In last Friday’s article, I talked about how capital gets distributed, and to whom, when a start-up is acquired. Based on all the emails our subscribers sent us requesting more information, it seems I touched on a hot topic! One of your recurring questions was about a company’s valuation – i.e., the…

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