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How to Invest in Truly Disruptive Companies
Successful and disruptive start-ups like Uber and Airbnb didn’t seem so smart when they were getting started – they seemed insane. How do you get out of your comfort zone so you don’t miss the next big investment opportunity? Here are 4 ways.
Is This a Bubble?
We all know of Twitter, WhatsApp and Uber, but have you ever heard of Colopl? How about Kakao? Despite our ignorance, these two mobile companies have joined the billion-dollar valuation club. See all 25 companies on the list here.
5 Start-Ups Reshaping the Web
As the Internet matures, it requires an ever-growing army of companies to keep it humming. It’s fascinating to sift through the most promising of these companies. Here are five to keep an eye on.
Goodbye, Silicon Valley
In its heyday, Silicon Valley’s remoteness helped it build companies that were disruptive. But nowadays, tech startups can no longer exist in isolation. See where the most promising companies are flocking to.
Are Start-Up Valuations Getting Out of Hand?
As venture capitalists put huge sums of capital into promising early-stage companies, more than 50 start-ups in the U.S., Europe and China are now valued at $1 billion or more. This trend has sparked a debate about whether start-ups are raising too much money.
Can You Crowdfund Your Mortgage?
Video: How Elon Musk Survived Near-Bankruptcy
For a man who personifies the type of big-thinking entrepreneur many of us look for as investors, you might be surprised to learn how close the Tesla and SpaceX founder came to complete failure. Watch the video here.
Why Are VCs Staying Away from Biotech Start-Ups?
Venture investments in late-stage biotech firms just reached a new record, but VCs are steering clear of earlier-stage firms. Why? Check it out.