How To Get a 10x Return

Let’s play a quick round of “Which Investment Is Less Risky?” Here are your choices: Start-up A: 7 years in business. Millions in revenue. Current value of $10 billion. Start-up B: 1 year of business. Hardly any revenue. Current value of $1 million. OK, so which investment is less risky?…

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Matching (Or Beating) The Pros

Rule #1 for investing in start-ups? Diversification. If you’re properly diversified, we believe you can earn the same level of returns as professional angel investors. Last week, I discussed this belief with Dr. Richard Swart, the head of UC Berkeley’s crowdfunding research initiative. As we traded points of view, Dr.…

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Own a Piece of the Red Sox?

Picture your favorite sports team. Now imagine that you’re sitting on your couch, browsing their website before a game… When suddenly you see that you can buy a piece of the team! You wouldn’t just be a fan anymore… you’d be an owner. You’d probably become even more passionate. I’ve been a New…

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The Next WhatsApp?

Every so often a “Big Bang” occurs in the start-up world... A new company emerges that gives birth to an entirely new industry. These companies reach such scale that they create a universe of other businesses in their orbit. We call these Big Bang companies, “platforms.” Facebook, Apple, Google… each of them…

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Want 10% Of My Salary?

We love assets that throw off cash: Dividends from stocks… Rental income from real estate… Income from the people we own. “Uh… what?” you might be asking yourself. “People we ‘own’?” Yes, you read that right. Let me explain… The $1 Trillion Impetus There’s a new type of crowdfunding that’s gathering…

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