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The Top Angel Investors and Venture Capital Fund Managers 2019

A Rankings Review Thanks to CB Insights, Mattermark and Preqin, it’s now easier to find top venture capital fund managers based on performance, fees and follow-on investments. The institutional alternative asset classes, such as Venture Capital and Private Equity, can be opaque. Nevertheless, a few FinTech firms are helping to lower costs, provide transparency and […]


Raw Land Investment

The 8 Essential Questions About Raw Land Investments

Investing in raw land is an exciting prospect, with important considerations If you’re in the market for a solid, long-term investment, raw land – undeveloped land that has not yet been improved or built upon – may be worth a look. Although raw land investments do come with potential risks and drawbacks, the benefits can […]


Iceland Investment Opportunities

3 Overseas Markets (That Still Are) Terrific Investing Opportunities

A Fresh Look at Iceland, Botswana and Chile   [Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article was first published June 9, 2015. This version has been updated with current statistics. The article’s author, Mike Brady continues to endorse these three countries as investment opportunities.] Overseas markets are loaded with opportunity, but for many investors, […]


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CHAPTER 3: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

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 […]


Accredited Investor

CHAPTER 2: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

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 […]


Lessons on Investing like an Angel

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an article first published on March 6th, 2014. Around the time the JOBS Act became law in 2012, some angel groups expressed concern that equity crowdfunding would hurt them on two counts. First, there was a concern that more money would chase deals, thus inflating valuations on potential […]


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CHAPTER 1: Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor

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 […]


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Private Investment Fund Terms and Conditions: The Relationship Between GPs and LPs

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 […]


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Advantages and Disadvantages of Single-Tenant v. Multitenant Investment Properties

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 […]


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Guidelines to Improve Banking Relationships (What Does Edgar Allan Poe Have to Do With It?)

Good Character and Cash Flow Improve Banking Relationships Typically, there is significant triage to be done before determining if you can improve banking relationships. Most often, the problems come back to cash flow and misunderstanding what banks do. While Boards do not manage bank relationships directly, they are responsible for the firm’s capital structure, and […]


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