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Angel Insider: Who Needs Special Deal Terms, Anyway?

By Early Investing on July 26, 2022

Vin Narayanan recently attended a conference with some smart and passionate angel investors. When he pitched a startup for them to invest in, he expected some questions. But he didn’t expect the first one to be, “What special deal terms can you give us?” When Vin responded that he couldn’t provide any, the investors said they…
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Market Inefficiencies Are an Investor’s Best Friend

By Vin Narayanan on July 19, 2022

There are many different ways to think about which startups to invest in. Some prefer investing in highly disruptive technologies or businesses — like Uber, Tesla or Impossible Foods. Others prefer startups with large or rapidly growing markets. Others like to focus on strong traction or a high level of defensibility. Early…
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The housing market is a mess. Data from the National Association of Realtors shows that between May 2021 and May 2022, existing home prices soared nearly 15%. Since March 2020, they’re up 37%. Rent prices are skyrocketing too. RedFin reported that median asking rent rose 15% from May 2021 to May 2022 to reach a record…
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Tread Carefully When Investing in Energy Startups

By Vin Narayanan on July 5, 2022

With gas prices averaging around $4.88 per gallon, people are clamoring for a solution that both drives costs down now and keeps costs down in the future. The problem is that a fuel crisis is the worst time to search for a quick fix. There are few — if any —…

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