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Why Investors Should Consider Buy and Hold Real Estate

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The real estate market has certainly been rather odd over the past year or so. Many (including myself admittedly) expected it to dip around the time the pandemic started. But that has not (as...
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Plan and Build Your Real Estate Business

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The real estate business has to be one of the top five favorite professions of all time. The reason is simple. It does not need a specific qualification and/or experience. Yet, the returns can...
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Pivoting Your Startup? 4 Ways To Do It Right

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1) Cash In Reserve -- At the early stage, especially seed, chances are you will keep pivoting till finding product-market fit. At Tau Ventures we advise entrepreneurs with four main principles: to start fundraising...
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Are REITs Overrated?

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In this article, my goal is to provide readers a framework to analyze real estate investment trusts in today’s day and age. Before getting started, I would like to remind the readers that the views...
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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually...

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In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased our position given our continued excitement. Tau Ventures, an AI-first seed fund in...
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My ‘Rich’ Journey With A Financial Advisor – Mistakes You Should Avoid

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In my 20s, I never thought of retirement or pension. Unconsciously I trusted the pension system in each country I lived. I always thought as long as I make decent income, I will have...
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Alternative Investments – Their Role in the Post Pandemic Landscape

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The economic repercussions of the global pandemic continue to be felt across businesses and industries worldwide. The stock market continues to rise, but the path is rocky, and not all sectors are outperforming. Amid...
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SPVs and SPACs — A Straightforward Guide For Entrepreneurs

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Have an investor wanting to do a SPV? Wondering what is all this talk of SPACs? This post is focused on entrepreneurs looking to learn more. 1) Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) -- Also sometimes called...
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Bringing DeFi Speed to Private Funds

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DeFi is bringing new excitement to the old idea of cooperative ownership. Customers get tokens, earn fees, and vote on decisions. In theory, this improves governance. In practice it accelerates customer commitment and adoption...
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The Best Stocks to Invest in October

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October showers bring May flowers. Does the same hold true for these stocks? These stocks are primed to do well in October and beyond based on their recent return. With the market seeing a little...
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Confessions — I Absolutely Don’t Love Bitcoin

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And neither should you It's true, I have written several articles on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies which will likely moon in the next year or so. If you haven’t read my articles before, you should understand...
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Think Global, Act Local: 4 Keys For Startups To Expand Into New Markets

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You are a startup that has done fantastic in your home market. Congratulations. Can you repeat it in new markets? This post focuses on how to think it through, focusing on 4 critical levers. 1)...
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Close But No Cigar — Stock Market Targets Record Highs Amidst Stalled COVID Relief

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DDI Markets & Economy Newsletter | Week of August 17 | Together With Alpha Trades DDI Updates Expert Chat program: A collaborative marketplace where people can chat with experts who can solve their problems. Are you an...
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Where to invest right now?

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The present times are embossed by uncertainty. This also holds true for the world of investing. Most of the share prices are mainly dependent on the development of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequentially, the relationship...
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Raising A Startup Round? The 5 Steps To Keeping Momentum And Actually Close Successfully

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The three core requirements for raising a strong round of financing: substance -- vision and results, our put it another way team + traction + tech style -- present those results in a meaningful...
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Yes We Can! The SBIR and STTR Grants for American Small Business

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Does economic development rule the people, or serve the people? In the 1980’s when Burton A Weisbrod first published The NonProfit Economy, he wrote that the US economy was composed of three sectors, public, private, and...
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Stock Donations: What To Know

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There are plenty of traders and investors that are separately also trying to figure out the best ways to donate their money. It may not be the most obvious, but integrating your investment strategy...
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To Be Or Not To Be: Operator Vs Founder Vs Investor?

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As an operator turned founder turned investor I get asked often the pros and cons of being each. I often respond with a sports analogy -- it isn’t mutually exclusive but do you enjoy...
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Money: Investing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A warning for every investor and the actions you should take right now Through my financial services career spanning almost two decades, I was once responsible for supervising an entire company of financial advisors who...
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LIBOR: An Enthralling Saga!

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From creating history to becoming history LIBOR is one of the most important benchmark interest rates at which borrowings take place in the international interbank market for short-term loans. LIBOR is a worldwide accepted benchmark...