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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