According to Inc. Magazine, by the end of 2013, every possible four-letter combination had been registered as a ‘dot.com’ domain name, but there are still millions of URL possibilities out there—not just in .com, but in .net, .org, .info, .biz, and other top level domains – and possibilities = virtual real estate potential.
According to a survey conducted by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council in 2013, private equity firms showed a 27 percent increase in investments over 2012, investing over $443 billion in American companies during the year. While public equity has successfully rebounded from the record lows experienced in 2008-2009, private equity has significantly outperformed the long-term horizon investments.
In 2013, U.S. venture capital firms raised 10% less than in 2012, but the funds that were raised were focused on early-stage investing and saw a 51% increase to $9.37 billion, according to DJX LP Source. The number of angel-stage investments announced globally tripled in 2012 and 2013 compared to 2007-2011, as reported by the 2014 Preqin Private Equity report.
Although purchasing property in its natural state does come with potential risks and drawbacks, the benefits can be substantial—if the right choices are made at the right time. An undeveloped parcel can reap large returns if you sell to a motivated builder or developer in a high-growth area.