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Passive vs. Active Income

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The notion of “your money working for you”. It is all about 3rd Party Monopoly. Most of us are familiar with the notion of; smart money. Those who do also may be aware of the...
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Relationship banking – Advice from an ex-banker

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I used to be a bank executive. Ever since then I have always maintained solid relationships with my banks, the ones I use today. Many people seem to underestimate the importance of the relationships...
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Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

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At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken -- it works for some startups some of the time but by and large it’s inefficient. While part of it is...
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These dividend pearls have been convincing investors for 100 years

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Do you want stocks that pay out reliable bonuses? Then you should take a look at these two depots. Some stocks have been paying dividends for at least 100 years. A little brain teaser to...
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Socialists are taking over Wall Street

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It does not happen every day that when reading the Wall Street Journal, I have to double-check that I did not accidentally click on the Onion web page. Or that it was not an...
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Here’s How Multifamily RE Investors Can Cater to Remote Workers

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We are living through a pivot-point in the United States’ real estate history. The remote work revolution, which began as a temporary solution to the global pandemic and has since become a new way...
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Why We Invested In Klivo — Chronic Disease Management Platform

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Excited to announce our investment alongside Valor Capital in the R$ 45M ($8M) series A of Klivo which provides a chronic disease management platform, starting with diabetes and Brazil. Tau Ventures is an AI-first...
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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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Why We Invested In HeyRenee - Personal Health Assistant

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Excited to announce our investment alongside Quiet Capital, Mucker Capital, Fika Ventures, Global Founders Capital, SaaS Ventures and Founders First in the $3.8M seed round of HeyRenee — your personal care concierge. HeyRenee is a first-ever...
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Common? Preferred? Founder? Making Sense Of Startup Shares

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1) Preferred vs Common Historically there have been two types of stock: preferred and common. Preferred is for investors, common for everyone else including founders. When a company has an exit, preferred gets paid...
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The whole is more of the sum of its parts. How to grow big...

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A circular data economy creates a corporate advantage for the entire ecosystem. What to consider when acquiring or divesting, no matter the asset (a company, a patent, or training for yourself)? As a result of...
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How to Find Banks to Refinance Single Family Investment Properties

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Buy and hold real estate investment is, in my humble opinion, the best long-term investment someone can make. That doesn’t mean it comes without its share of challenges, though. One of the major hurdles...
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Evaluating the Three Most Common Back-of-the-Envelope Real Estate Calculations

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I recommend anyone investing in real estate to do a thorough job of due diligence before and after getting a property under contract. And this involves doing a very detailed financial analysis too. If...
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How Do Bonds Work?

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A friend of mine moved her 401K stocks into bonds at the end of last year because she thought a revolution was coming. While that assumption was not completely out of the realm of...
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Are Outperforming Portfolio Returns In ESG Investing Possible?

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Environment – Social - Governance (ESG) Investing has recently had significant interest by institutional and retail investors alike. The idea of helping society and the environment is a noble goal. A big challenge and...
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So Your VC Wants To Invest More? 5 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

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If your VC wants to invest more in you then you have a good problem in your hands. Here are five practical ways to think about it. 1) Prorata (and Super Prorata) A prorata is the...
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Looking Beyond NFT From Million Dollar JPEG Energy Hogs To Its Value Proposition

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The value of digital content can be captured in NFT (Non-Fungible Token), a type of cryptocurrency that is stored on the Ethereum blockchain. This allows anyone to create a token or tokens for their digital content and sell...
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Initial Public Offerings, Are They Worthy Of Your Money?

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IPOs Coming Up, How Should You Think About Them? The stock market is doing well, hitting all-time highs. A number of companies want to make the most of this by launching their Initial Public Offerings....
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A Lazy Man’s Guide to Data Driven Investing

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Recently, I’ve read Dr Justin Chan’s piece on Data Driven Investing. I found it quite interesting and eye opening: A Big Data intelligence firm for businesses and investors, used satellite imagery of JCPenney parking lots during the quarter to confirm that...
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Be a Better Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe” pioneers as he started the lean startup movement. Before the lean movement, I would...