What’s the Difference? This installment starts the discussion of venture capital investing by introducing its relative or subcategory angel investing. [Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity […]
Equity Offering Platforms We continue our discussion of crowdfunding. In our last installment, we discussed the rewards-based origins of crowdfunding from ArtistShare to Kickstarter to GoFundMe. In this installment we move on to the development of equity crowdfunding. [Editor’s Note: This is the sixth installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of […]
We recently got to know DarcMatter – a fully transactional platform that offers transparent, institutional-level access to alternative investment opportunities, and the company’s CEO, Sang Lee. Investors can source private investment opportunities in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and structured debt opportunities. By using technology and designed feeder funds, DarcMatter can provide a frictionless process for both investors and private issuers while remaining fully compliant with all financial regulations.
Overview of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity fund, or a hedge fund even though they are permitted […]
Meet Bob, Michele, David, and Isabella Editor’s Note: this is the second installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity fund, or a hedge fund even though they are permitted to do so and […]
Who Is This Series For? This series of articles is written for the average “accredited investor.” An “accredited investor” is a legal term that refers to anyone (a) whose net worth, either alone or with a spouse, exceeds $1 million (not including the positive equity in her or his primary residence); or (b) who has […]
How Accelerators Can Help Your Business Grow Startups need money to, well, startup. In order to get money, fundraising is a likely path that most startups will travel. There are many different funding sources available, and the usefulness of each one varies depending on the stage of the business. Some common fundraising sources include: Founder […]
The market for online alternative investments has been growing at a steady pace the past few years. Issuers of private placements have realized that they have the opportunity to reach a larger number of accredited investors by using third-party internet platforms. As an investor, it is important to know what distinguishes each type of platform out there, and what to watch out for when considering an online alternative investment.
Striking a Balance in the Relationship Between GPs and LPs The relationship between GPs and LPs- that is, between a “General Partner” and “Limited Partners” in the multi-trillion private equity industry is a complex symbiosis. General Partners (GPs) are the investment professionals that sponsor and manage private investment funds. They require capital to invest but […]
Is One a Better Investment Than the Other? Some of my investors have recently expressed concern about owning single-tenant properties. They cite the all-or-nothing risks of occupancy and renewal as the primary objections to these types of investments. These are valid concerns. However, investing in a multitenant property also involves a degree of risk, as […]