GrandCentral

Investors are inundated every day by purveyors of specific investment opportunities and would-be advisors who want to tell them where to invest their money.

The result? At best, information overload that is not always correct. At worst, people with biases, whether intentional or not, competing to push their agenda on the investor. This problem is more severe for the accredited investor.

The mission of AIMkts is to be the most trustworthy resource on the Internet for accredited investors who seek accurate and objective information about accredited investing. AIMkts does not accept advertorial or “pay to play” content, nor does AIMkts accept advertising from any PE or VC firm, angel group, issuer of private securities, or similar party.

The Editorial Staff of AIMkts built this “Grand Central” resources page with the keen understanding that the typical accredited investor is busy person. While we urge you to use the AIMkts website as a primary source of information about the world of accredited investing, we also commend the resources on this page.

To submit your website for potential inclusion in AIMkts’s Grand Central, send an email to info@accreditedinvestormarkets.com.

top ↑Securities Laws Education, Including JOBS Act Education

  • The JOBS Act, Title III - Crowdfunding

    The entire text of Title III of the JOBS Act, called "Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012"  or the "CROWDFUND Act".
  • North American Securities Administrators Association

    An organization devoted to investor protection and education including alerts, resources, news, advocacy and enforcement actions.
  • NYT: Financial Regulatory Reform

    News about Financial Regulatory Reform, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  • EDGAR Access

    Subscription-based database specifically designed for financial professionals who need full access to real-time, comprehensive SEC filing information, all in one place, all in easy to comprehend formats.
  • FINRA

    The largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business with the public in the United States, with the mission to pursue investor protection and market integrity.
  • Reuters - Regulatory

    Top website for business regulatory news including the areas of financial, technology, healthcare, consumer, energy and industrial.
  • MoFo Jumpstarter

    Extensive education and information pertaining to the JOBS Act. Also see here.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

    Official Federal Agency website, including news, legal and other releases and reports, investor education material. 

top ↑Personal Finance - Education

  • Journal of Wealth Management

    A peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to original research and practical guidance for high-net-worth investors and family offices.
  • Journal of Portfolio Management

    Providing analyses and practical techniques in institutional investing research on asset allocation, performance, trends, risks, portfolio optimization, and more.
  • Khan Academy

    An exceptional website with exceptional tools for students of all ages.  Check out this video, in particular, which describes the fee structures of hedge, VC, and PE funds.
  • Milken Investment Video - AI Overview

    A panel from the Milken Institute Global Conference 2013 explores the outlook for alternative investments in a prolonged low-interest-rate environment.
  • PrivCo

    PrivCo is the premier source for business and financial research on major privately-held companies.
  • Investor Words

    An online financial glossary with over 15,000 definitions, helping millions of individuals understand important concepts required to succeed in today's financial world.
  • Family Office Association

    A global membership organization that provides private educational and networking forums with top experts, plus thought leadership and proprietary research.
  • Knowledge@Wharton

    News and business resources from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania including finance and investment.
  • Financial Poise

    Practical education for business owners and executives, accredited investors, and legal and financial advisors. NOTE:  THIS WEBSITE IS OWNED BY DAILYDAC, LLC, WHICH ALSO OWNS AIMkts
  • MyMoney.gov

    Federal education program that provides education and resources on finances and investing.
  • Business Dictionary

    A leading online business resource, featuring over 25,000 definitions spanning across critical business-related topics.
  • A VC: Venture Fund Economics

    Blogger Fred Wilson is a venture capitalist and principal of Union Square Ventures as well as Managing Partner of VC firm Flatiron Partners.

top ↑Alternative Investments - General News & Intelligence

  • Ponzitracker

    An educational resource for information related to Ponzi Schemes with updates, new features and resources a comprehensive database of thousands of legal pleadings culled from recent Receivership jurisprudence.
  • Alternative Assets Network

    A London-based, global private equity and venture capital news and research site featuring "Private Equity News & Views" and "Limited Partner" magazine.
  • Daily Finance

    Niche news site by AOL that offers the latest financial news and advice from leading business and finance experts; an AOL.com company.
  • Institutional Investor's Alpha

    An online publication featuring insights, news and analysis, commentary, entertainment and education for the financial sector.
  • Opalesque

    An information services website related to the alternative investment industry, heavily focused on hedge funds, featuring publications, research, databases and broadcasts.
  • McKinsey&Company's Corporate Finance

    Articles, editorials, research and more that draws on the research and experience of McKinsey consultants and other sources.
  • SEC News Digest

    Provides daily information on recent Commission actions, including enforcement proceedings, rule filings, policy statements, and upcoming Commission meetings.
  • Investment News

    News, data, research and events for financial advisers on investing strategy, practice management, retirement and more.
  • Investor Guide

    Business site that offers trading news and research tools aimed to help its users develop their investment knowledge and market understanding.
  • "New Directions in Private Equity"

    A panel from the Milken Institute Global Conference 2013 explores private equity trends.
  • Financial Advisor

    Magazine with monthly, essential market information and strategies that advisors need to succeed in their increasingly complex environment.
  • Nightly Business Report

    A podcast featuring objective and insightful analysis of the top business, investment, and economic news of the day.
  • Journal of Alternative Investments

    Cutting-edge research and analysis on investing in hedge funds, private equity, distressed debt, commodities and futures, energy, funds of funds, and other nontraditional assets.
  • Marketplace

    Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team bring business and economics news on the radio and the web to the average listener. 
  • Bloomberg News

    Global news to connect influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas.
  • Market Watch

    Includes stock market quotes, business news and financial news and tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month.
  • BusinessInsider.com

    Business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals that aggregates, report and delivers top news from across the web.

top ↑Private Equity Resources & Platforms

  • Journal of Private Equity

    In-depth analysis of innovative strategies and techniques in private equity and venture capital including details of successful deals, analyses, and real-life case studies.
  • peHUB

    An interactive forum, published by Thomson Reuters, for the global, private equity community, featuring news, blogs and financial job postings.
  • "What is Private Equity?"

    A visual overview of how PE works, by the  Private Equity Growth Council.  Very biased, extolling the virtues of PE, yet a good, basic overview of PEs place in American Business.
  • Palico

    A self-service, online marketplace for the global private equity fund community that allows all of its members to engage with qualified potential counterparts on a global scale.
  • DealMarket

    A global online platform to find industry contacts, access PE deals, source service providers, manage deal flow, and get on-demand access to third-party due diligence services. 
  • DealMaker Portal

    An online digest with private equity news and an organized listing of PE firms in the U.S.
  • Private Equity International

    A global magazine featuring news, information and insights in the alternatives market.
  • Association for Corporate Growth

    A trusted and respected resource for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies.
  • Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

    An independent, global membership association to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets.
  • Private Equity Growth Capital Council

    An advocacy and research council that develops, analyzes and distributes information about the private equity industry.
  • LBO Wire

    Providing general partners, investment bankers and corporations with insight to find and monitor deal opportunities throughout the global private equity industry.
  • Private Equity Africa

    A London-based financial information provider that serves under-served global financial markets.
  • Private Equity Analyst

    Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst is the oldest, most credible source of timely news and critical analysis of private equity and venture capital activity.
  • Small Business Investor Alliance

    An organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors whose members provide capital to small and medium sized businesses nationwide.
  • Buyouts

    Bi-weekly journal intelligence with information to raise money, to find deal opportunities, to secure loans to finance deals and to benchmark performance against rival firms.
  • Institutional Limited Partners Association

    A global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners.
  • Mature Deal Database

    Researchers and analysts seek out deals of interest to the private equity and family office subscribers. Also solicits listings from investment bankers and other intermediaries.
  • Axial Markets

    Eliminating information gaps and market friction to enable small and medium-sized private companies access the people, information, and capital necessary to grow, finance and sell their businesses.
  • Opportunistic Deal Database

    Database of information focused on deals involving companies in financial distress or that have other reasons necessitating urgency.

top ↑Venture Capital & Angel Investing - Resources and Platforms

  • ACE Portal

    ACE Portal provides qualified investors with a centralized point of access for evaluating private investment opportunities across multiple placement agents in a confidential manner. 
  • Wefunder

    An investment platform for investors interested in startup companies that are tackling important problems.
  • AngelList

    A platform for startups to meet investors, candidates and incubators. Site allows users to browse startups as well as investors.
  • Venturesutra

    A direct funding platform, based in Bangalore, that connects entrepreneurs in India with venture capital, angels and seed investors worldwide. 
  • VC News Daily's Venture Search

    A subscription-only database of VC-funded companies, searchable by industry, financing stage, state and investors. Results yield CEO names and contact information.
  • Angel Investor Checklist

    Short video interview of Shark Tank’s Barbra Corcoran giving insight on what investors should look for in a potential investment.
  • Forbes' Midas List

    Annual data-base of rankings to identify venture capitalists who are providing the best returns for their investors, while helping create the most valuable companies.
  • Venture Capital 101

    Cute, short video on how an idea becomes a company; reminiscent of School House Rocks' "How a Bill Becomes a Law", but without music.
  • VC News Daily's VC Search

    A subscription database of VC-funded companies, searchable by industry, financing stage, state, and investors. Search results yield company CEO and full contact info. 
  • Venture Deal

    A comprehensive venture capital database updated daily with the latest information on U.S. technology startup companies, venture capital firms and company transactions.
  • SeedInvest

    An equity-based, crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding.
  • EarlyShares

    Focused on encouraging like-minded individuals to come together and share resources (i.e. knowledge, energy, commitment and capital) needed for entrepreneurs to succeed.
  • Gust

    Enables skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit.
  • SiliconValley.com: VC News

    VC news out of Silicon Valley.
  • Angel Capital Association

    The leading professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures.
  • Angel Resource Institute

    Founded to encourage and support angel investing by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and leaders of angel groups across the United States.
  • National Venture Capital Association

    The NVCA empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment.
  • Red Herring

    Uniting high tech innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service and newsletters.
  • VentureWire

    A journal featuring unbiased coverage of venture capital-backed technology and health care companies, their investors and their management teams.
  • IPO Villiage

    Crowdfunding site focused on funding IPOs with the belief that public offerings provide shareholders with the highest level of company screening and due diligence, investor liquidity and a foreseeable exit strategy.
  • Startup Valley

    An equity crowdfunding portal, platform, and website that allows technology startups and businesses to raise seed and startup capital through crowdfund investing.
  • Microventures

    A platform that gives start-ups and existing small businesses access to early-stage capital investment or micro investments by merging peer-to-peer lending with the venture capital industry.
  • CircleUp

    A networking platform that connects high-growth consumer product and retail companies with investors.
  • FundingPost

    FundingPost introduces entrepreneurs who are raising capital to interested VCs and Angel Investors through online and in-person events.
  • Angel Capital Association - Webinars

    ACA provides information on hot topics in angel group investing and operational topics for their members and the public.
  • FundersClub

    A venture capital platform, built around an online marketplace that allows accredited investors to become equity holders in FundersClub-managed venture funds.
  • Venture Capital Journal

    A journalism source for ‘smart money’ that identifies trends and translates the VC market better than any other source available.

top ↑Platforms to Buy/Sell Pre-IPO/Secondary Shares

  • IPO Monitor

    A subscription-based service providing access to IPO and secondary equity offerings data, reports and statistics. 
  • SharesMarket

    Private companies can raise capital, investors can find quality private company investments, and shareholders can trade securities, all in a highly-efficient, transparent and controlled manner.
  • Sharespost

    A private capital marketplace to manage liquidity and raise new capital by enabling investors and connecting them with late-stage venture-backed companies and their shareholders. 
  • SecondMarket

    Connects issuers, investors and sellers through technology-enabled solutions. Emphasizes enabling companies to provide liquidity, raise capital and communicate with key stakeholders.
  • Club Wealth Radio

    Considered an invaluable resource for real estate agents, investors, and mortgage brokers who want to build financial wealth while maintaining balance in their lives.

top ↑Hedge Funds - Resources

  • Eurekahedge

    The world's largest alternative investment funds research house, specializing in hedge fund databases, maintaining a hedge fund list spanning all strategies and asset classes.
  • Khan Academy: Introduction to Hedge Funds

    An overview of how hedge funds are different from mutual funds.
  • Hedge Fund FAQ

    A collaborative wiki written by experts in the field, answering basic questions specifically related to hedge funds.
  • Hedge Week

    An online news publisher serving institutional investors/wealth managers and their investment managers/advisers across all asset classes, with six daily global newswires and news-driven websites.
  • Hedge Fund Association

    An international not-for-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments.
  • Hedge Fund Fundamentals

    A series of presentations designed to help define the hedge fund industry and its participants, its role in the marketplace and the benefits it provides.
  • Managed Funds Association

    The MFA represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for sound industry practices.
  • HedgeWorld by Reuters

    Comprehensive commentary and analysis from HedgeWorld journalists and around the hedge fund industry.

top ↑Tangible Assets - Resources

  • American Hard Assets

    An online resource for hot industry topics, including the future of gold and other precious metals, as well as the latest in gold and silver news.
  • Hard Assets Investor

    A research-oriented Web site devoted to sharing ideas about hard assets investing including commodity equities, commodity futures and gold.

top ↑Crowdfunding - Resources

  • Fund Wisdom

    An equity crowdfunding information engine. It collects, analyzes and aggregates current and historical equity crowdfunding deals from top crowdfunding websites.
  • International Crowdfunding Association

    Working quietly with regulatory agencies at State and Federal levels to coordinate regulatory activities related to the Jobs Act of 2012 and Congress.
  • Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates

    An organization formed by the crowdfunding industry’s leading platforms and experts to work with SEC and FINRA on standards.
  • Crowdfunding Professional Association

    The global crowdfunding association formed by the industry leaders who helped move toward the legalization of crowdfunding in the USA.
  • National Crowdfunding Association

    Helping support, educate, and protect the American crowdfunding market by representing the interests of the investor and the entrepreneur.