Start-up Investing Articles

Making Profits in Peoria

Have you ever heard the expression, “Will it play in Peoria?” It’s a figure of speech that dates back to the vaudeville era. Today, in the business world, if a new product idea “plays in Peoria,” that means it will appeal to the average American consumer. As it turns out,…

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Three Ways to Lock in Windfall Profits

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been telling you about a remarkable group of people... People who’ve gone from being dead broke to multi-millionaires... overnight. Today we’re going to reveal their secret—and we’ll show you three tricks you could use to try and accomplish the exact same feat. [readmore]…

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One Thing Successful Start-ups Have in Common

Many things can help make an early-stage company successful… From creating the right product at the right time (like Uber), to creating an inspiring advertising campaign (like Apple’s “1984” commercial for the Macintosh.) But if you dig deeper, you’ll find one variable that’s always there: A successful start-up has the…

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Invest Like Mark Cuban

If you’re one of the 7.9 million people who tunes into ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, then Mark Cuban needs no introduction. But just in case you’re not familiar with Mark, here are a few relevant facts: He made most of his $3 billion fortune by starting and selling technology companies, including selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo!…

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Tags: Angel Investing Early-stage Investing Start-up Investing Shark Tank Mark Cuban The Angel Initiative

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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