How to Get Shares BEFORE The IPO

When some people hear the words “Private Equity,” here’s what usually comes to mind:Big risks. Unproven companies. Big potential returns. But today I’ll show you another way to invest in private equity: It still offers big upside potential... But without all the risk. Getting in Early The earlier you invest in a start-up, the…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Uber JOBS Act Pre-IPO EquityZen

76 Gruesome Confessions

Just before 11 p.m. on a recent Sunday evening, we were alerted to the presence of a gruesome set of written confessions. We quickly inspected them, but found no revelations of adultery, theft, or murder. No--their subject matter was of a far more unusual type: They were confessions of failure… More…

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Tags: CB Insights

One Simple Way to Find Great Trading Ideas

Everyone has their own way of finding new trading opportunities. Some folks swear by technical analysis. Others trade on news or upcoming corporate actions. We, on the other hand, are big fans of using our research into early-stage tech companies to guide our public stock market trades. And it looks…

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Tags: Uber Private Alpha

New Study: Less Capital, Bigger Returns

For most things in life, more is better. Vacation… Happiness... Square feet. But for others, more can be worse. One surprising example? Money. Hey, quit laughing! I’m serious… In certain cases, it really is better to have less money. One of those cases: start-ups. As we learned last week from a fascinating new study,…

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Tags: M&A Fundraising

Bet On The Future, Today

Last week, I introduced you to “Private Alpha,” a powerful investing strategy. In brief, Private Alpha uses information about private companies to make a killing in the public market. I showed you how top-tier hedge funds have used this strategy to generate winning investment ideas – “trades” that have returned anywhere from 100% to…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Private Alpha

Trading on "Private Information"

(Editors Note: This is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series) We recently received this question from a reader:“Matt & Wayne, I like your weekly articles a lot. They’re really informative.  Unfortunately, I can’t invest in the opportunities you write about because I’m not an “accredited investor.” I know the laws…

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