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Investment Lessons from Poker

Going All-In: Investment Lessons from the Poker Table

Take a lesson from poker, where an increasing number of sharks are chasing fewer fish. Today’s investors must raise their skill level over other investors or (cue Jaws theme music) bad things can happen.

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Angel Investor Rankings

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 […]

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Alternative investments

Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #3

Overview of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 If you are not a Wall Street or Silicon Valley attorney, fund manager, CEO, or entrepreneur, you probably don’t really understand what the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) is. If you take the time to read it, this installment will […]

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alternative investments

Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #2

Meet Bob, Michele, David, and Isabella Meet Bob (and  Michele, David, and Isabella) Bob lives in Middle America, where he owns a nice house in a middle-class neighborhood and drives a practical car, which he bought, used, several years ago. Bob isn’t fancy, however. In fact, if you asked him, Bob would tell you that […]

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alternative assets

Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #1

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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venture capital value

For Better Venture Capital Value and Returns, Look to the Midwest

Midwest Is Best When It Comes to Venture Capital Value Readers of my earlier Financial Poise articles may remember this: I am a rare breed, a value investor who also loves to talk venture capital value. Seems strange? I’ll explain. Consider these venture capital stats: Only about 20% of venture capital deals make money. The […]

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