Number One Reason Startups Fail

Editor's Note: You rely on Crowdability to bring you the very best equity crowdfunding deals each week. Now, rely on us to share the most up-to-date news, trends and opinion. This is the stuff you won’t read in the mainstream press, and the stuff that will keep you on the…

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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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$375 Million Crowdfunding "Scam"

In August 2012, a start-up called Oculus VR raised money on a crowdfunding site. To help get the company off the ground, thousands of people chipped in a total of $2.4 million. Last week – just 18 months after raising money from the crowd – Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.…

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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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"Moneyball" For Venture Investing

Any sports fans out there? Maybe you’ve seen “Moneyball,” the Brad Pitt movie about Oakland A’s General Manager, Billy Beane… With the A's struggling to win, Billy takes a radical approach to building his team: Computer modeling. Predictive analytics. Data! No more scouting for talent based on intuition. No more bias…

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Charlie Rose Talks Equity Crowdfunding

This Week’s Best Reading Realty Mogul Surpasses $100 Million in Property Value We told you about this platform that enables individuals to invest in income-producing properties traditionally available only to professional investors. It seems to be catching on. Read about it here. Video: “I Thought, There’s Gotta Be a Better Way” From TechCrunch’s…

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Creating Your Own "Super Fund"

A “hedge fund” is a fancy way to describe a straightforward investment vehicle: Basically, hedge funds are like mutual funds that offer – theoretically, anyway – higher returns. Most funds have high investment minimums and are privately held – therefore, they’re usually reserved for extremely high-net-worth individuals and institutions. The…

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