Two "Insane" Crowdfunding Ideas

Video games that can cure cancer… Computerized contact lenses… A train that travels at the speed of sound… It’s exciting to hear about far-out ideas like these when they show up in the news. But like many “big ideas,” they can be closer to science fiction than to reality. Actually,…

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The 3 Most Common Crowdfunding Concerns

“Can I really make money with equity crowdfunding? I mean, does this even make sense for someone like me? I’m not a 'professional'  investor.” Every week, we receive emails from Crowdability subscribers asking different versions of this same question. Most investors agree that equity crowdfunding sounds promising and exciting, but…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Portfolio Investing

3 Proven Strategies for Angel Investing Success

“Diversification is protection against ignorance.” That little gem comes courtesy of one of the world’s most successful stock market investors: Warren Buffett. And we must admit, Mr. Buffett has done pretty well for himself without the benefits of diversification. That said, we’re not so sure how Mr. Buffett would do…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Angel Investing Early-stage Investing Kauffman Foundation Diversification

Are You Buying Low and Selling High?

In last Friday’s article, I talked about how capital gets distributed, and to whom, when a start-up is acquired. Based on all the emails our subscribers sent us requesting more information, it seems I touched on a hot topic! One of your recurring questions was about a company’s valuation – i.e., the…

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The Worst Investment I Ever Made

The champagne was flowing. Music filled the air. Beautiful people were dancing, lounging, and having the time of their lives… That’s the image I had in my head when I wrote a check for what turned out to be the worst investment of my life. Dim Lights, Big City I…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Risk