How Angel Investors Value Companies

by ALEJANDRO CREMADES We currently are experiencing an industry with over $24B in transactions according to several reports where over 50,000 startups receive financing at an early stage. Additionally, the number of active angel investors has been increasing and currently surpassing 316,000 active investors according to the Center for Venture Research. For the most part […]

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How private-equity owners lean into turnarounds

Article|McKinsey Quarterly January 2016 | byHyder Kazimi and Tao Tan PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role in management. It’s well known that the boards of the best private-equity (PE) firms create value by using financial leverage to increase their returns on equity, by […]

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A Counterintuitive Approach to Liquidity

January 11,2016 Michael Kitces Liquidity may be an appealing characteristic for an investment, but a growing base of research is finding that illiquidity may be even more desirable. Ironically, demand for illiquid investments is so low, that they appear to carry persistent excess return premiums. This view has been popularized in recent years by people […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Venture capital investors almost always insist on investing through a “preferred” equity instrument, typically referred to as preferred stock. Preferred stock is better than common stock, because holders of preferred stock receive preferential treatment in the event of a liquidation of the business. For these purposes, a liquidation event can be either a bankruptcy, a […]

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Ostrich Farms can Play a Key Role in the Economy

“At the time when the government is working very hard to build our country’s economy, as a largest bird on Earth Ostriches are capable to play a crucial role.” According to The Daily News: In recent years, because of the growth of health awareness among people, there has been high demand of ostriches in America […]

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Ford’s High-Tech Factory Using Ostrich Feathers

What does it take to turn a 40-year-old car factory into a robotic wonderland of manufacturing technology? At Ford’s biggest European plant, in Spain’s south-eastern coastal city of Valencia, it was $2.6bn (£1.7bn; €2.3bn) and a lot of ostrich feathers. Journalists have now been allowed inside the factory for the first time to see what […]

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Ostrich Feathers Star in Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2016

The undisputed trend on the catwalk for spring 2016, was decidedly feathers. Fashion Week in Paris confirmed that designers have converged and decided unanimously that if you’re not donning feathers, you simply aren’t in style. Armani, Chanel, Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Valentino, Miu Miu, Yves St. Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Badgley Mischka, […]

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Wall Street Journal: Tips for the Aspiring Angel Investor

OCT. 2, 2015 Wealth Matters By Paul Sullivan “It sounds like a surefire way to get good returns on your money: Invest small amounts across a dozen or more young companies; reap outsize rewards on one or two; repeat. This is the simplified version of angel investing, the euphemistic term given to early stage investments […]

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Andra Tomsa of Spare featured on Fox 5 News

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – 1.4 million New Yorkers rely on soup kitchens and food pantries to feed themselves and their families. An app is looking to help the needy through micro donations. While bartending after receiving a master’s degree in economics, Andra Tomsa identified a creative way to make a difference. Her app, Spare, […]

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