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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 […]


Global Wealth 2019

Essential (& Some Surprising) Facts Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the world’s wealth, and provides keen insights into the health of the global economy. We took a fresh look at the most recent report, which contains the following, essential facts: Global Wealth is On the Rise – […]


Co-Investment SPVs: Access or Excess?

Avoid These Common Mistakes in Venture Capital The modern venture capital fund structure dates back to the 1960’s – but change is coming fast and furious! This article can help you make money in venture by conveying an insider’s tips and tricks into how to build a better venture portfolio, while avoiding common mistakes that […]


A Brief History of Venture Capital

A Brief History of Venture Capital

The term “venture capital” is typically associated with high-risk, high-growth potential start-ups that may sink or soar depending on a number of external factors. Any investment in a start-up, however, can be called a venture capital investment, though a common hallmark of venture capital investors is that with their investment they obtain some level of influence over the company in which they invest.


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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 […]


Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International Venture Capital Races Ahead Take a look at The Fortune Unicorn List: Of the top 100 most valuable unicorns in 2016, 39 are currently based outside of the United States. Fundraising of U.S. VCs has dropped slowly as a percentage of global limited partner allocations over the last decade. However, non-US startups are receiving […]


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Investing in Weight Loss Companies May Bring Big Gains

Invest in Your Health, and Wealth With the new year finally here, it is pretty much accepted as canon that weight loss resolutions must be made. That makes investing in weight loss companies a potentially lucrative resolution in and of itself. In fact, over 30% of Americans make a weight-related resolutions every time another year […]


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Beware Venture Capital Unicorns- Risks Look Greater than Potential Rewards

Venture Capital Unicorns are as Rare as Real Unicorns A unicorn is an imaginary horse-like creature with a large, pointed horn. Venture capital unicorns are companies still privately owned with valuations exceeding $1 billion. Valuation is based on share price during the latest fundraising round. Industry source CB Insights reports that there are now approximately […]


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Exploring Risk-Reward Tradeoffs in Venture Capital Investment Opportunities

Venture capital investment opportunities have enabled many exciting endeavors for investors. Huge winners like Facebook, Amazon and Apple are great examples. But there are also well-known disappointments. Blue Apron and Snap are two recent startups that disappointed their late-stage venture capital supporters with their IPOs. Assessing a venture’s value is difficult, but the principles are […]


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Swimming in the “Shark Tank”: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

If you’re an entrepreneur looking for outside capital, chances are you’ve already shed a little bit of metaphorical blood to get what you want during a capital raise. The hope of every burgeoning business builder is that the financial gains received from investors will be enough to stem the hemorrhage of expenses needed to get […]


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