Category Archives for Investing Basics

Checklist Manifesto Book Review

Gut vs. Checklists – Which is Better for Startup Investment Decisions?

A contentious topic among early-stage investors is the use of an objective list of criteria (ie a checklist) vs. using gut and intuition when making investment decisions. We will review Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto and discuss relevant lessons for crowdfunding investors.

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Risks of Equity Crowdfund Investing – Part 2

As an asset class, equity crowdfunding offers new investment opportunities, but it also comes with new risks. Learn about the seven types of risk specific to the Reg CF asset class.

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Risks of Equity Crowdfund Investing – Part 1

In Part 1 of understanding risks in equity crowdfund investing, we will learn about risk-reward tradeoffs and dive into the human psychology that impacts our investment decisions.

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Power Law Investing in Crowdfunding

Power laws govern not only financial returns but many other things in life. Learn what power law investing is and how to leverage it for your investments.

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Equity Crowdfunding Terminology

Jumping into the equity crowdfunding world can be scary for new investors. In today’s post, we provide an overview of the most common terms to help you get started investing in startups.

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Determining Allocation and Check Size in Equity Crowdfunding

Before you make your first investment in equity crowdfunding, it is vital to plan how much you will invest total in early-stage companies, and how much you will invest in each deal. Today, we will provide some guidance and examples to help you plan your equity crowdfunding portfolio.

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Part 5 – How to Start Investing in Equity Crowdfunding

Part 5 – with the basics of equity crowdfunding under your belt, we provide the essential resources for getting started in today’s post, including: where to invest, online resources, investment books, and much more.

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