Investing Articles

Invest Like a Gambler

Any gamblers in the house? Here’s an interesting fact for you: The odds of consistently winning at poker are about 5% to 10% -- that’s similar to the odds angel investors face when trying to pick winning start-ups. Amazingly, despite the odds, an elite group of poker players consistently manages…

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The Most Profitable Investment... Ever

What was the most profitable investment of all time? Was it Warren Buffett’s investment in Coca-Cola in 1987? Was it when savvy investors picked up shares of Amazon or Netscape in the 90s? Or was it something more unexpected? I recently came across a list of the world’s most profitable…

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Tags: Facebook Investing Warren Buffett Ebay

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

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

September 7th: Your $50 Million Payday?

Slipping a tight blazer over his tee-shirt, the entrepreneur bounded onto the stage. He glowed with confidence as he presented the vision for “Qwiki,” his technology start-up: Qwiki would automatically create short videos on search terms like Albert Einstein orLady Gaga. With sight, sound and motion, the search experience would become entertaining…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Early-stage Investing Techstars Ycombinator 500 Startups