(*FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out) As a consumer, you may love Uber. Lots do. But Uber is a vivid reminder of the potential perils of FOMO-driven late stage venture investments. While most early stage venture investments may not evoke your friends’ envy, and each one faces considerable risk of even surviving to maturity. Nevertheless, […]
Choppy Venture Capital Waters: A Great Buying Opportunity for Savvy, Early-Stage Investors Recent press about the venture capital market may sound foreboding, but it shouldn’t scare away savvy, early- stage investors. Near-term market conditions represent an ideal breeding ground for exceptional investment opportunities. Notwithstanding the rapidly increasing number of unicorns – private companies valued at […]
In today’s volatile market, early stage venture capital investing is often a better long-term bet than most alternatives. Managed well, it’s even relatively predictable.
Yes, each venture on its own is risky; only about 20% succeed. Although our team has achieved an impressive 37% venture success rate, that still means 63% of the ventures lost money. So how does early-stage venture capital investing translate into relatively predictable and a good bet? Three conditions must be met…
Starting a company, either as a founder or a founding investor, is a good way to generate great returns. You always buy low in deals you start.