Investing Ideas Articles

Invest in Richard Branson's New "Toy"

Flying cars are a mind-blowing concept… And as we’ve written about, they might even be a good early-stage investment. But as you’re sitting on a hot, sandy beach this summer, perhaps you’d rather invest in a futuristic vehicle that takes you below sea level. We’ve got just the thing: A flying submarine. Explore…

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Tags: Flying Cars SpaceX

Drones Are Set to Soar

Is now the time to bet big on “drones”? Is this sector ready to take off? The evidence points to yes – and stocks in this industry seem poised for flight. But if you’re a believer in this space, stocks aren’t where the real money will be made... The real money will be made…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Facebook Start-ups Drones Amazon Military

Say Goodbye to 3D Printing

Have you ever seen the Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz movie, “There’s Something About Mary”? In one scene, Ben Stiller’s character, Ted, picks up a hitchhiker who considers himself an entrepreneur:     Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?     Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the exercise…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Venture Capital 3d Printing Prediction

Get Paid To Go On Vacation

I’m writing this from a white-washed island in Greece called Folegandros. Yes, it’s summertime… And I’m honoring the age-old investor tradition of “Sell in May, go away.” Typically, I can’t get paid to travel like this… But thanks to a new crowdfunding opportunity, now I can. And so can you.…

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An "Auto-Pilot" Investment Strategy

Late last year, Amazon.com announced the use of “drones” to deliver packages. Drones are remote-controlled aircraft. They’re mainly used for military purposes. At the time, it smelled like a publicity stunt… Flying saucers delivering little brown boxes of books and shampoo? Really, Mr. Bezos? But as it turns out, it’s legitimate. In fact,…

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Tags: Angel List Angellist Syndicates Drones Amazon

Invest in the Next Ben & Jerry's

They say you should invest in what you know and love. “Well,” you might say jokingly, “I know and love food. Does that count?” Funny you should ask… Foods and Beverages as Start-Ups Food and beverage products can be great investments. Once upon a time, Naked Juice was a tiny start-up.…

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Tags: CircleUp Consumer Products

How To Get a 10x Return

Let’s play a quick round of “Which Investment Is Less Risky?” Here are your choices: Start-up A: 7 years in business. Millions in revenue. Current value of $10 billion. Start-up B: 1 year of business. Hardly any revenue. Current value of $1 million. OK, so which investment is less risky?…

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Tags: M&A Risk Buy Low Sell High Valuations SeedInvest

Own a Piece of the Red Sox?

Picture your favorite sports team. Now imagine that you’re sitting on your couch, browsing their website before a game… When suddenly you see that you can buy a piece of the team! You wouldn’t just be a fan anymore… you’d be an owner. You’d probably become even more passionate. I’ve been a New…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Fred Wilson Peter Lynch