Social Investing Trends, March 5 at 1pm ET
Hear from AngelList Founder Naval Ravikant, StockTwits CEO Howard Lindzon, and Covestor CEO Asheesh Advani.
With some regularity I read articles about some amiable, accomplished and brilliant young kid that decides to end their life in the start-up scene. Invariably they’ve managed to come a very long way along some perceived curve of success and then there is a snag. Either they plateau in their growth, the start-up tanks or there is some other hiccup that causes trouble.
“Nine out of ten people on your table will fail. If you are the one lucky person who wins, you will hit it really big. If you lose, you will not gain anything, and will probably lose all your savings. You might have to double down at times, hoping that you will be the winner. It is stressful, thrilling, and fun since you love the game”
Two activities can fit that description – founding startups, and gambling.
A student VC fund for students!
In case your start-up has been ditched by some VCs – here is some moral support
Using derelict TV frequencies, old-fashioned antennas and solar power, Microsoft is trialling a pioneering form of broadband technology in Africa
Here are short term and long term returns for the venture capital business over the past ten years compared to the public equity markets in the US.
In this post, I’m calling African investors, individuals and governments to avoid putting more money in creating new accelerators or business incubators, for the simple reason that BEFORE you can incubate or accelerate you need to have something to accelerate.