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Articles tagged: Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship

More Venting About the ‘Democratizing’ of Investing

More Venting About the ‘Democratizing’ of Investing

I believe, in fact, that someone heavily invested in the public equity markets (whether directly through stocks or through stock mutual funds) and other widely traded or held asset classes may be irresponsible for not investing in startups. This is because the concept of diversification is commonly misunderstood to mean that as long as you invest in a broad array of stocks you will be well diversified.

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A lock on a door, symbolizing the simple agreement for future equity for seed-stage startups

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.

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A Few Minutes With…Josh Maher, Investor and Author of Startup Wealth 

Josh Maher is the president of Seattle Angel, a not-for-profit organization focused on strengthening the startup capital market in the Pacific Northwest. Maher is a Seattle-based investor and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience building and investing in new-technology businesses. He is the author of the bestselling book “STARTUP WEALTH: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups,

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Crowdfunding Company Offers Variable Returns Topping at 10%

In Episode 62 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill chats with Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners, who advises major strategic and financial investors operating and investing globally across the food, biotech and bioenergy value chains.

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iDisclose Generates 80%-Final-Draft PPM for Under $5,000

iDisclose is a new web-based, do-it-yourself, automated PPM generator that is much more than a mere template. iDisclose operates much as TurboTax does: The way you answer one question opens up a customized set of drill-down follow-up questions, so the entire document is granularly customized for each issuer. It works for a range of securities, including preferred and common stock as well as convertible debt.

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Small Business Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship

A few minutes with…Diana Kander, Senior Fellow at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Diana Kander is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, and is a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A Georgetown-educated attorney, Diana draws on her experience as a founder, investor, and academic to design and implement curriculum in educational institutions and the private sector. AIMkts recently sat down with Diana to discuss her latest venture, “All in Startup” and what entrepreneurs are thinking, that investors should know.

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