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4 Reasons Why Starlink is a Terrible Investment

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“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana  In 2015 Elon Musk presented Starlink as the next revolution in global internet satellite communications. This constellation of twelve thousand small satellites...
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How Do VCs Find And Fund Your Startup? – 4 Major Paths Of Deal...

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Following up from the last article “VCs Suck? Here Are 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain,” this post is focused on the other perspective. VCs get flooded with business proposals, as...
Starship

Three Reasons Why The SpaceX Starship Is a Bad Investment

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In 2013 Elon Musk proposed the Starship as a fully reusable heavy-lift rocket capable of revolutionizing transportation. The Starship is promised to be capable of delivering large satellites to orbit, transporting people globally, and...
Capital

VCs Suck – 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain

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I hear on an almost daily basis a startup complaining about VCs, mostly about lack of response or lack of clarity. Having been both an entrepreneur and an investor I often find bell curves...
investors

What do Investors Look For? Advice for Founders

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I get asked a lot of questions by company founders. One of the most common: what do investors look for in a new platform company? What qualifies me to answer this question? I’ve founded four...
Trading

How I Invested One Year in Becoming a Profitable Forex Trader and Then Stopped...

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Investing and trading always interested me. Back in 08, I turned 18 and the financial markets crashed. I felt like it was a good time to invest some money. I sold some gold I...
Invest

12 Simple Rules to Start Investing in Stocks

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How to invest and not lose a shirt doing it? The thing is people who never invested money are afraid to do so. It may look too hard to start. Too complicated. Intimidating. It...
Hedging

Are You Ready for the Periodic Inflection Point? Part 2

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We discuss about the irreversible factors in global cycles and their drivers. We then discuss the risk aversion cycle and hedging, and how Bitcoin is becoming the Alpha of hedging assets. In Part 1, we...
WeWork

WeWork And The IPO Drama

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WeWork is one of the world’s most valuable startups, valued at $47 billion during its last round of funding in early 2019. The We Company, WeWork’s parent company, filed for IPO mid-August, and since...
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Turbulent Times at Boeing

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Boeing has had a turbulent second and third quarter this year. It was related to the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max following two fatal 737 Max crashes that were blamed on new...
Crowfunding

7 Use Cases for Blockchain-based Crowdfunding

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Startups from around the world have found crowdfunding to be an extremely viable alternative to traditional venture capital. To date, crowdfunding initiatives have raised $34 billion, which roughly added $65 billion to the global...
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Peloton IPO: Some factors investors should consider

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In late August, connected bike and treadmill company Peloton - described as the “Netflix of exercise” - filed paperwork to go public. Their business model is based on a combination of hardware sales and ongoing...
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WeWork: A Pre-IPO Alternative Data Analysis

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Most investors will have heard that co-working company WeWork plans to go public this fall. Its tequila-swigging, surfer dude CEO Adam Neumann makes renting office space sound like a spiritual movement. Despite WeWork’s staggering losses,...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 3

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We conclude our findings in a bid to help users better understand Ponzi schemes, so as to lower their investment risks. With reference to the research discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 1. There is...
Ponzi Scheme

The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 1

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We construct the model of a simple Ponzi scheme, deduce how long the scheme will last and when a rational promoter will skip town.  Basically, most of the dead P2P platforms or asset management products we...
Startups

Startups And Saying No To A Large Investor

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Hot startups are often thought of that way because of who is involved and how bold the idea is. And they get disproportionate and arguably undue attention. If you are finding yourself in that...
Dividend Aristocrats

3 High Quality Dividend Aristocrats For Long-Term Dividend Growth

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Dividends are a big part of our investing philosophy, as research has shown that dividend growth stocks have significantly outperformed non-dividend paying stocks. For example, the Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 57 stocks...
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Breaking down the Investing styles of four different Generations

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We live in interesting times - a crossroads where four generations make up the changing demographics of the evolving global economy. This has not only given rise to the new tech- enabled model of...
Data

Guide to Using Free Alternative Datasets to find Trading Ideas

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Alternative Datasets Traditional metrics used when making investing decisions while broad, tend to come from the same set of data points: Financial metrics, Business Operations, Competitor Performance, etc. Alternative data extends the definition of data...
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Visualizing the first decline in Global Wealth & HNWIs since 2011

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5 Charts showing the Declining wealth trends in 2018 after seven years of growth Following a slump in Global Equities in late 2018 and the subsequent slow down in the Global Economy, 2018 was marked...
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