Become the Smartest Investor in the Room

Last weekend, I went on a family trip up the coast of Maine—there’s nothing quite like New England in the fall. Early one evening, over a cold beer and a hot cup of clam “chowdah,” we started chatting about the recently announced merger between Dell and EMC. Given that Dell…

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Tags: Uber Private Alpha Cisco

Tech Glitch Hands You Double-Digit Gains

First, a warning: This is going to be a little different than usual... You see, nine times out of ten, when Crowdability writes about technology, we focus on all the things that could go right— From how technology can help solve major problems around the world, to how it can…

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Tags: Private Equity

What To Do During a Market Crash

Markets don’t just go up, or just go down… As they reminded us this past week, they go up and down. The ups and downs are part of a never-ending cycle—which presents a challenge when you’re trying to maintain or build your wealth. Historically, unless you’re ultra-wealthy, your options for…

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Tags: Sliced Investing Non-correlated Assets

The #1 Question to Ask Before You Invest

17 years ago, a start-up called Kozmo offered consumers something they’d never experienced before: One-hour delivery of just about anything you could imagine. Need a couple of aspirin or a new hairdryer? You got it. How about a soy latte from Starbucks? On its way. But in the span of…

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Tags: Uber Fred Wilson Kleiner Perkins

Drug Dealers Give Investing Advice

A massive market bursting with profits... Aggressive competition... And an entrepreneur who’s putting it all on the line. You might think I’m referring to corporate warfare—but I’m not: I’m talking about the world of drug dealing. But the interesting thing is this: By observing one world, you can learn what…

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Tags: Investing Google Amazon Start-up

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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Tags: Angel Investing Early-stage Investing Valuation

Read This or Go Broke

As Matt explained yesterday, we spent the past year sitting down with some of the world’s most successful early-stage investors. These folks have made fortunes backing private companies. But let’s be clear: they didn’t reap these rewards without taking on risk. So one of the critical concepts we researched was how they handled…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Angel Investing Facebook Early-stage Risk Asset Allocation Peter Thiel The Angel Initiative