Archive: Pre-IPO Profits

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Private Equity vs. Early-Stage Investing

By Adam Sharp on February 11, 2020

For investors, understanding the differences between private equity and early-stage investing is critical.
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Pro Rata Rights Explained

By Adam Sharp on February 4, 2020

Adam Sharp explores pro rata rights, which give investors the right to invest in future rounds of funding. This can be a powerful tool for early-stage investors.
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Take Advantage of AngelList Funds

By Adam Sharp on January 28, 2020

There are unique fund opportunities on AngelList that can give you exposure to more than 200 top startups with a single investment. Here’s how to take advantage.
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Podcasts That Expand Your Investment Horizons

By Adam Sharp on January 21, 2020

Podcasts are a great source of new investment ideas. Here are Adam Sharp’s favorites.
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A Shift in Private Markets

By Adam Sharp on January 14, 2020

Since WeWork’s massive IPO failure, the startup investing landscape has started to change. Unprofitable unicorns are no longer getting a free pass.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your AngelList Account

By Adam Sharp on January 7, 2020

AngelList is an incredible platform for accredited investors, and it’s only gotten better over the years. Here are some tips to get the most out of the platform.
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New AngelList Report Advises Diversification

By Adam Sharp on December 17, 2019

A new report by leading accredited investor site AngelList shows that investors are wise to spread their bets out widely across as many “credible deals” as possible.
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Investing in “Firsts” Is Overrated

By Adam Sharp on December 10, 2019

New startup investors often seek out “first-to-market” companies. And being first to market can be an advantage. But it’s not a guarantee for success.
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Why Startups Should Be in Every Portfolio

By Adam Sharp on December 3, 2019

We’re headed for a long-overdue recession. So it’s a great time to invest in startups.
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Buy Farmland Online

By Adam Sharp on November 26, 2019

Farmland is a unique investment and a great diversifier for any portfolio. AcreTrader provides that option.
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Know Your Risk Tolerance

By Adam Sharp on November 20, 2019

What one investor may find enticing another may find too risky. That’s why private investors need to understand their risk tolerance.
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On AngelList, Keep It Confidential

By Adam Sharp on November 12, 2019

AngelList has a strict privacy policy on its deals. Here’s why investors should take that very seriously.
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Investing Outside of the Bay Area

By Adam Sharp on November 5, 2019

The Bay Area is losing its edge. Here’s where else you can find good startup deals.
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Learning to Wait

By Adam Sharp on October 29, 2019

Here’s why patience is critically important in early-stage investing.
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Here are five tips for investing in startups online. (And don’t forget to have fun!)