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Equity Crowd Funding – are you sure?

Equity Crowd Funding – are you sure?

Governments are involved in a lot of things that they probably should not be. In fact, much of what they touch turns bad despite best intentions. Unless you are a hardcore libertarian, however, one legitimate role is saving people from themselves. It’s why governments intervene […]

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Raising Capital is NOT a Measure of Success

Raising Capital is NOT a Measure of Success

Before the Tech Era, there was a set of rules …  Before the tech era, nobody cared if you raised funds. Public companies generally don’t run around releasing PR statements about how they just got a bank loan. It wasn’t in any way considered a measure […]

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Numbers Game

Numbers Game

This is a very brief post on why understanding investment portfolio theory, at least in a basic way, is critical to you not losing money investing in seed stage startup companies. Actually, even later stage companies can fail … just ask the folks who’ve put a […]

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The Magic Formula for Startup Success

The Magic Formula for Startup Success

The Magic Formula for Startup Success – bad news, there isn’t one. The deal screening criteria that is used right now is responsible for 50-70% of angels losing money. But hey, you can keep doing that if you want …

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