Early-stage Articles

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

"Boring" Investments Deliver Big Gains

We often write about exciting technologies... About companies that can change the world: Robotic exoskeletons, 4D Printing, drones – ideas that get the heart pumping. But the fact is, you don’t need to invest in “cutting edge” technologies to earn big returns in the private stock market. Sometimes, “boring” companies…

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Tags: Early-stage Groupon

Cyber Security: The Next Tech Megatrend

According to a high-ranking government official, we’re currently witnessing “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” But this transfer isn’t coming from the stock or bond market, or any other market you can think of. It has a more shocking source: Cybercrime Chaos… And Opportunity Cybercrime costs U.S. corporations an…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Facebook Venture Capital Early-stage Start-ups Private Equity Cyber Security Cyber Attacks Security

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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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Airbnb Early-stage Investing Wefunder