Early-stage Investing Articles

Three Ways to Pick a Profitable Start-up

When evaluating a start-up for a potential investment, you might be tempted to focus on the company’s product, or its competition. And certainly, those are important factors to consider. But as we’ve learned over the years, other factors are far more likely to influence the company’s outcome—and in turn, influence…

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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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Follow These (Profit) Leaders

When it comes to finding the most profitable early-stage investments, you’ve really got your work cut out for you. As I explained last week it’s been shown that you need to do at least 40 hours of research on every investment—whether you decide to invest or not. But as Matt…

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How to Make Millions Overnight – Guaranteed

Few things in life are guaranteed... According to Benjamin Franklin, only two things fit that bill: death & taxes. But there is one other thing you can bank on (literally)... It involves a special type of investment. And over the next couple of days, we’ll show you how this investment…

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Tags: Early-stage Investing IPO

Yahoo’s Loss – Your Gain!

Back in 2008, Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo for about $50 billion. Yahoo rejected the offer as being “too low.” Last week, a new deal for Yahoo came in—this time from Verizon. The deal was worth just $4.6 billion, a fraction of what Microsoft had offered. When Yahoo accepted it,…

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Three Investing Myths – Debunked

When it comes to investing, we’ve been lied to for nearly a century. We’ve been told that if we take the investment path that’s “tried and true,” we’ll be able to retire comfortably, right on time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. And today I’ll prove it to you. Myth…

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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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