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Leonardo DiCaprio Investments

Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat in Spite of Choppy Waters

Success Doesn’t Mean Smooth Sailing Besides finally picking up an Oscar for his performance in “The Revenant”and being an avid environmental philanthropist, Leonardo DiCaprio’s investments, as well as his acting, have made some waves in the world of investing. While he arguably doesn’t need the extra income, DiCaprio is active in the tech investment world, […]


Justin Timberlake Investments

Justin Timberlake Investments Go Bai, Bai, Bai and Stay N’Sync

Bai, Bai, Bai Former N’Sync front man and Mickey Mouse Club kid, pop superstar Justin Timberlake is now making a name for himself in the business world. Earlier this year, Timberlake starred in a Superbowl commercial for Bai beverages. Not only is he using his famous face to endorse the product, but he was also […]


Better for you food revolution investor

How to Invest and Live with Intent: Plant-Based Diets and a Cleaner Climate

Venture capital, family offices and CPG companies are pouring money into plant-based food alternatives. Find out why investors need to take notice.


Evaluate Sponors of a Real Estate Investment

Trust me! How to Evaluate Sponsors of Real Estate Investments

The smart real estate investor’s checklist for Deal Sponsor diligence. When considering investing in a passive real estate deal, the qualities of the sponsor are arguably more important than the underlying real estate:


Ranking the Top Angel and VC Fund Managers (Part 1)

This review of top 10 lists of fund managers intends to help alternative investors select the right asset class to invest in and improve the performance of their portfolios.


Ranking the Top Angel and VC Fund Managers (Part ll)

A list based on data collected from publicly available sources and direct submissions from the firms themselves. Information like this can help investors lower costs, provide transparency and empower co-investment.


Private Equity, Venture Capital and Angel Investing – How Are They Different?

Welcome to the first installment of this column. My guiding principle will be to write about things I want my children and my parents to understand about the world of business, investing, finance and law.
For this first installment, I explain the difference between “VC” and “PE.”
There is no universally accepted definition of “venture capital” but the U.S. Small Business Administration’s definition works well:


Who Should Invest in Seed-Stage Companies Under Reg A+?

Nobody, in our opinion, should invest in seed-stage companies that raise capital under Regulation A+. This new securities exemption, based on Title IV of the JOBS Act of 2012, is structured primarily for growth- and later-stage companies.


SAFE: Simple Agreement for Future Equity

Y Combinator, a well-known tech accelerator, created the SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) in 2013, and uses it to fund most of the seed-stage startups that participate in its three-month development sessions. With an emphasis on simple, this new equity security works for seed-stage startups.


The Rise (and Possible Fall) of Tech 2.0

If this year’s first-quarter numbers are any indication of things to come, the tech industry is looking at a major slowing of VC (venture capital) investing in new startups.  This trend started near the end of 2015, after investors began discovering that many of those tech startups were being overvalued. In an article published in […]


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