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

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

Do NOT Invest In These Companies

Today, I’ll tell you the amazing story of a once-mighty company. Formerly valued at $1 billion, it’s now being sold off for pennies on the dollar. Then I’m going to show you something even more important: How to ensure that you never invest in a business like that. From Fabulous…  In 2011, a company called Fab…

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Printing Limbs, Printing Money

When Jeff Huber was an infant, his left leg was amputated below the knee. He’d been born with a condition called fibular hemimelia. Jeff’s 25-years-old now and wears a high-tech prosthesis on his left leg. It cost him $23,000 – too expensive for many amputees, and not the type of delicate apparatus…

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Tags: Facebook 3d Printing Zynga

2015's Most Profitable Trend

Reflecting back on 2014, two stories stick in my head: One represents a well-worn route to riches, a route that’s losing steam. The other represents a new path to wealth – A path that’s gaining momentum. Drop in the Bucket The first story is about what happened in the market…

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Tags: Uber JOBS Act Alibaba End Of The Stock Market