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

Surprise

At Crowdability, we often tell you about exciting start-ups that are raising capital: Some are building flying cars… Others are helping manage diseases like Parkinson’s… Still others are developing technology to put bank lenders out of business. But if you really want to be a successful angel investor – an…

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Tags: Redpoint Ventures The Angel Initiative

Is the Apple Watch Rotten?

You rely on Crowdability to bring you the best deals. Now, rely on us to share the most up-to-date news, trends and opinion. You won’t find this stuff in the mainstream press. Look for it every Friday morning. This Week’s Best Reading The Dramatic Growth of Alternative Finance Crowfundinsider interviews Zopa…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Apple Watch Alternative Investments

Invest Like Mark Cuban

If you’re one of the 7.9 million people who tunes into ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, then Mark Cuban needs no introduction. But just in case you’re not familiar with Mark, here are a few relevant facts: He made most of his $3 billion fortune by starting and selling technology companies, including selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo!…

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Tags: Angel Investing Early-stage Investing Start-up Investing Shark Tank Mark Cuban The Angel Initiative

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

Three Top Tech ETFs to Own Long-term

We write a lot at Crowdability about investing in early-stage, private companies. And rightfully so – Historically, private start-ups have delivered the highest returns of any asset class. But you can use Crowdability for public stock market investing, too. To show you what I mean, today we’ll show you three big themes we follow…

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Tags: Private Alpha Cyber Security Etfs HACK Software