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I made my chops as an entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of experience at building wealth for myself and others.

I graduated from the London School of Economics a year after the bicentennial. By the way, this is the same school that produced 34 heads of state including John ... more

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The Real Problem With SPACs
As a refresher, SPACs are shell companies that attract investors and then go public in order to merge with a specific startup, thereby taking the startup public.
Gojek And Tokopedia Merger Creates Investment Opportunity
The merger of two major Asian companies this week barely made a ripple in the U.S. But it’s huge news in Asia - and even bigger news in Indonesia, where they’re based.
Buybacks Are Bad For Shareholders
A company unwilling to invest in its own growth is a company that will eventually stop growing. Using buybacks to inflate stock prices is not sustainable.
Cultured Meat Startups Are The Trend To Watch
The biggest threat to traditional meat is the “meat” being developed by new technologies right now. 
What VC Gets Wrong About Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding has turned VC investing on its head in some very important ways. So maybe it makes sense that the VC community doesn’t quite understand crowdfunding — even whey they try to.
Amazing Growth In The Medtech And Healthcare Sector
Usually, a sector’s growth is driven by one or two things. It could be consumer trends — like the current surge in alcoholic consumption during the pandemic.
The Disadvantages Of A SPAC Investment
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are enjoying their moment in the sun.
WeWork Disaster Shows Crowdfunding’s Advantages
I believe a startup without an exceptional founder can’t be expected to achieve exceptional results. But unlike VCs, crowdfunders are less likely to be seduced by charisma.
Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn’t Dying
What is going away is the pure online and pure brick-and-mortar models. The best retailers will be the ones who can most effectively integrate brick-and-mortar and e-commerce sales.
SEC Limits On Startups Raising Money Will Be Eased In 2021
Crowdfunding is taking a big step forward. The resulting regulatory framework represents a big improvement.
The American Startup Surge
Based on the government’s most recently released figures on new business formation, “high-propensity” business applications hit their highest quarterly level on record — nearing 500,000.
Keep An Eye On The U.S.-China Tech War
It’s going to be a bigger problem for both China and the United States as both governments increasingly involve themselves in the tech sector.
The Truth About Risk And Reward
The risk-reward trade-off implies that the startup investing pool is full of danger — jump in at your own peril. 
Grading The SEC’s Proposed Crowdfunding Changes
The SEC is about to make modifications to equity crowdfunding regulations. These updates come more than four years after it first enabled regular investors to crowdfund startups. This year’s changes will likely determine the course of crowdfunding.
Investors Should Avoid Getting Hertz
Hertz is the latest example of baffling investor behavior.
Crowdfunding Shows Its Strength
Crowdfunding reached the ripe age of four years old earlier this month. It’s come a long way in a relatively short time. And we know much more about it now than we did back then.
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