The Worst Wealthy Investor I Know

Let me tell you about a guy I know. Based on his investment track record, you’d think he’d be broke by now. For example, on one investment he made, he lost more than $25 million. More recently, he made 21 different investments—and almost half of them went belly-up. But here’s…

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Debunking Three Angel Investing Myths

Nearly three years ago, Matt and I set out on a mission: We aimed to teach everyday investors how to make money in early-stage investing. From the very beginning, naysayers said it couldn’t be done. Thankfully we ignored them. More than 100,000 investors have now subscribed to our free and…

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Tags: Angel Investing Early-stage Investing

Your biggest regrets...

The other night, Matt and I were having drinks with one of our investors at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis. Somehow, we got onto the topic of regrets. As we sipped our cocktails, each of us spun a tale or two about a lost love, or a…

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The Best Investment I Ever Made

We often write about the extraordinary returns you could make in early-stage investing. And while investing in the private markets tends to be more profitable than investing in stocks, it’s not the most profitable investment I ever made. Today, I want to tell you the story of my most profitable…

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Tags: Education Investing Warren Buffett

Real People, UNREAL Profits

Today I want to tell you about a remarkable group of people. These are regular men and women—just like you and me—but they’ve all done something spectacular: Each one of them went from being nearly dead broke to becoming a multi-millionaire—overnight. How’d they do it? Well, it turns out, they…

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"If You're So Rich, Why Do You Still Work?"

I crack up when I hear that question... For one thing, while I’m pretty well off, I don’t think of myself as “rich.” I’ve got a few friends who are “rich.” They’ve got 9 or 10-figures in the bank. But aside from their high net worth, they’ve got something else…

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Stock Market: Rest in Peace

I’m about to leave for my honeymoon! Next week, my bride and I are flying to Sydney, Australia, then we’ll make our way to Byron Bay and the Great Barrier Reef. Friends gave us suggestions for hotels, but we think it's more fun to rent cool apartments. To find these apartments,…

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Tags: Airbnb End Of The Stock Market

Proof – Staggering Results

Normally, the world of early-stage investing is shrouded in secrecy... The professional start-up investors known as Venture Capitalists tend to keep their investment returns a closely-guarded secret. But in a rare shift, one of the most renowned firms in Silicon Valley just made its returns public... And the results are…

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One "Commodity" You Must Own Today

Back in 2001, oil was trading at about $30 per barrel. At the time, just a single oil company (Exxon) was on the list of the world’s Top 5 Most Valuable Companies. Within a decade, however, oil shot up to $100 per barrel. All of a sudden, the Top 5…

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