Archive: Pre-IPO Profits

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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!)
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Top Blogs for Startup Investors

By Adam Sharp on October 15, 2019

To learn more about startup investing from some of the top venture capitalists in the world, check out Adam’s recommended reading.
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Startup Investing During Shaky Financial Times

By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2019

We’re headed for some rocky financial times. Many legacy companies will fall. But that means there’s a great opportunity for startups to take over.
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Pre-IPO Investors Don’t Need to Worry About WeWork

By Adam Sharp on October 1, 2019

WeWork has been a disaster, especially for SoftBank. But fortunately for pre-IPO investors, it’s not really impacting the private startup markets.
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Angel Investing Online and Offline

By Adam Sharp on September 24, 2019

Online and offline angel investing both have their benefits. Here are some differences between the two and how to figure out which method is best for you.
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Startup Investors: Watch Out for These Five Red Flags

By Adam Sharp on September 10, 2019

Adam Sharp lists his top five red flags to watch for when evaluating startup investments.
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How Many Startup Investments Are Enough?

By Adam Sharp on September 3, 2019

Peter Thiel is one of the best startup investors of all time. But he’s wrong about one important aspect of startup investing.
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Here’s a rundown of EquityZen, a startup equity matchmaker.
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How to Get Into a Top-Notch Investment Syndicate

By Adam Sharp on August 20, 2019

Here’s what angel investors need to know about Jason’s Syndicate.
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What to Look for in a Software as a Service Company

By Adam Sharp on August 13, 2019

Software as a service companies are some of the hottest investments around. Here’s how to find standout companies in the sector.
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Why Pre-IPO Investors Are in a Sweet Spot

By Adam Sharp on August 6, 2019

It’s a good time to be a pre-IPO investor and to invest in a multi-company fund. Here’s why.