This piece is sponsored by KingsCrowd — the data platform for startup investing and private companies. Invest in KingsCrowd’s latest crowdfunding round here. Last week, SVB Financial — the holding company for Silicon Valley Bank — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bank’s fall is a major blow to startups. Silicon Valley Bank was a…Read more
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At 24 years old, MrBeast is out here making every single one of us look bad. MrBeast is the biggest individual YouTube creator with 127M subscribers and is the definitive GOAT of YouTube. He’s the founder of snack company Feastables, valued at $50M and his burger chain MrBeast Burger. In July 2022, MrBeast Burger reached…Read more
Take Advantage of a Bear Market With Startup Investing
This piece is brought to you by On Deck Angels — the investment community that helps you level up your investing through an incredible network of peers, world-class curriculum and exclusive deal flow that starts with an 8-week immersive onboarding experience. The market downturn has impacted everyone — from seed-stage startups to the largest publicly-traded…Read more
Startup Investing 101: How are crowdfunding investments different from investing in stocks?
Kickstarter and GoFundMe gave birth to the rise of popular crowdfunding platforms today. Equity-based crowdfunding — which lets investors invest in exchange for shares in the company — has grown tremendously in recent years. Everyone wants to be a shark: Uber was valued at $49M in 2011. Eight years later, Uber went public at a…Read more