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How Do You Get Started – and Succeed – as an Angel Investor?
Professional start-up investor, Dave McClure, offers six ways a new early-stage investor can start their efforts and accelerate their results. Check it out here.
Commercial Drones Are Coming Sooner Than You Think
When Jeff Bezos talked last year about delivering Amazon packages by drone, it seemed like a publicity stunt. But as it turns out, the drones are on their way – and for more than just package delivery.
Equity Crowdfunding Celebrates – and Looks Toward Title III
Using equity crowdfunding, 530 companies in the last year raised a total of more than $200 million. Forbes contributor Kay Koplovitz says this is just the beginning. In fact, she sees a funding tsunami taking shape once Title III hits. Read more here.
‘South Park’ Gets Into Start-up Investing
The new season of this cartoon launched brilliantly with an episode that pokes fun at start-ups, Kickstarter campaigns, and the hunt for the optimal company. The episode is entitled, “Go Fund Yourself.” Check it out here.
Bitcoin for the Average Joe
For Bitcoin to go mainstream, it needs to be understood by the average Joe. Now one company is opening it up to those of us who might not be cryptocurrency nerds and financial whiz kids. Check it out.
5 Successful Angel Investors Spill Their Secrets
Barriers to becoming an angel investor are quickly slipping away, and when Title III passes, the biggest barrier will crumble. Five top angels offer advice that every prospective early-stage investor should take to heart.
Video: Is the JOBS Act Responsible for IPO Boom?
It's never been easier for a company to consider an IPO, and one expert says that the JOBS Act is to thank. Watch the video on Bloomberg.