New Study: Less Capital, Bigger Returns

For most things in life, more is better. Vacation… Happiness... Square feet. But for others, more can be worse. One surprising example? Money. Hey, quit laughing! I’m serious… In certain cases, it really is better to have less money. One of those cases: start-ups. As we learned last week from a fascinating new study,…

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The Dark Side of Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding is on a roll. Angels have already invested $393 million into deals on the biggest platforms. And this is still the first inning: many predict this new form of venture capital will become a $300 billion industry. To put that in perspective, traditional sources of early-stage financing, like venture capital,…

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How to Save Our Dying Country

Before the U.S.A. even came into existence, entrepreneurship defined its culture. European settlers journeyed here to start fresh... Pioneers pushed westward to stake their claims... And nowadays, tech entrepreneurs flock to Silicon Valley to pursue world-changing ideas. Entrepreneurship is the original American Dream, and it’s created one of the most…

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Invest in the Next Ben & Jerry's

They say you should invest in what you know and love. “Well,” you might say jokingly, “I know and love food. Does that count?” Funny you should ask… Foods and Beverages as Start-Ups Food and beverage products can be great investments. Once upon a time, Naked Juice was a tiny start-up.…

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