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Articles tagged: Accredited Investors

International Startups Attract VC Investors

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International startups are attracting more venture capital each year, suggesting an opportunity for U.S. venture capitalists to invest abroad.

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Private Equity Investing

90-Second Lesson: How Does a Private Equity Fund Work? Explaining Sponsors, General Partners and Limited Partners

Private equity funds can be complex. This brief guide explains the key players in PE firms, including general partners vs limited partners.

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Risk-reward trade-off in venture capital

Risk-Reward Trade-Off: What 3 Venture Capital Investment Opportunities Teach Us

Three venture capital investment opportunities prove that VC offers a wide range of risks alongside potential rewards.

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Conservative investor allocating assets

Laws of Attraction: Can a Conservative Investor Love Venture Capital too?

You can be a conservative investor and dabble in venture capital, despite its risks—it’s all about diversification and doing your homework.

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smart watch, used in an analogy about the first mover disadvantage

The First Mover Disadvantage: Why the Early Bird Doesn’t Always Catch the Worm

Pebble was once a promising leader in smartwatches until Apple entered the market. Pebble teaches early investors a lesson in the first mover disadvantage. 

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serious-faced lady talking on a smartphone, representing crowdfunding due diligence

Portals & Broker-Dealers: Comparing Types of Investment Intermediaries in Crowdfunding

Two investment intermediaries in equity crowdfunding, portals and broker-dealers, require different levels of due diligence. Which is right for you?

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a water droplet splashes down, symbolizing liquid assets and alluding to illiquid assets

Accredited Investor Installment #13: Closing Thoughts

Liquid assets like stocks are not safer than alternative assets, like private equity, just because they are publicly traded. Liquidity and risk are not the same.

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sand slipst hrough a brown hourglass, representing the need for private placement life insurance

In Wake of Tax Reform, Private Placement Life Insurance Has a Rising Role

Trump’s tax reforms eased tax rates on America’s wealthiest, which means opportunities in the private placement life insurance marketplace.

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A woman sits at her computer, pondering venture capital investments and returns

Beginner’s Guide to Venture Capital Investment and Returns

Non-investors often confuse venture capital investment with private equity, but there is a difference. Learn about VC, from access to returns.

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Cranes fly over a sunset, representing the desire for Limited Partners to find an exit strategy before General Partners are ready to sell up in private equity

The Delayed Private Equity Exit Strategy – What’s a Limited Partner to Do?

Private equity firms are focusing less on exit strategy and more on creating value to satisfy their LPs. Today’s investment horizon is longer than ever.

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