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Startup Insider: Startup Investing in Your Golden Years

Startup Insider: Startup Investing in Your Golden Years

Startups can often feel like a young person’s game. We hear all the time about innovative entrepreneurs under the age of 30, young companies full of recent college graduates and fresh new ideas from younger generations.

For older startup investors, this can present a problem. Startup investors almost always have to wait years before seeing any returns on their investments. Apple, for example, lagged behind Microsoft for two decades before it finally launched the iPod and started to become the market giant it is today.

Of course, we at First Stage Investor know that the rewards of startup investing can be truly spectacular. (Just imagine how much money you would have made if you had bet early on Apple and held on.) But can investors justify such long time horizons if they’re investing later in life?

In this episode of Startup Insider, Vin Narayanan, Andy Gordon and Allison Brickell discuss the upsides and downsides of startup investing in your golden years. 

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