Don't be Motley Fooled

"Warren Buffett Tells You How To Turn $40 Into $10 Million." You may have come across that headline recently – it’s been plastered all over thousands of websites. The advertiser? The Motley Fool. The Fool has a great track record. They’re one of our favorite financial publishers. But I’m a…

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Tags: Early-stage Investing Warren Buffett

The Only Proven Rule For Profits

Tech investors are minting money right now… Especially the ones who invest in private start-ups: In 2014 alone, acquisitions have netted them more than $100 billion. With tech M&A running at its highest level since 2000, you might think you can blindly bet on any company, at any price, and make money. Think again.…

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Tags: M&A Mergers And Acquisitions Alibaba

My Favorite Low-Stress Investment

Just over a year ago, I made my first equity crowdfunded investment. The start-up I invested in, Betable, aims to conquer the world of legalized online gambling. At the time, I thought the deal had a lot going for it: I was investing alongside top venture capitalists (TechCrunch called it…

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Tags: Angel Investing MicroVentures

In This Investing Battle, You're The Winner

With school out for summer, the trash-talking playground bullies have gone quiet. But in the halls of early-stage investing, the zingers continue to fly. The season’s most riveting grudge match? The Old-School Venture Capitalists versus The New-School Equity Crowdfunders! Today we’ll take a quick look at each side’s insults – and reveal…

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Tags: Venture Capital Ourcrowd Angellist 500 Startups FundersClub Angellist Syndicates SeedInvest Dave Mcclure