Why Angel Investors Should Have an Investment Thesis

Few angel investors have investment theses, short summaries of the person’s strategy for what kinds of startups he or she will fund. Fewer still have these theses written down in a form that can be shared with others. That’s a mistake. Angels should have clear, written investment theses. Having them imposes discipline on their investment selection and facilitates communication with entrepreneurs and other investors. Venture capitalists all have investment theses, which they need to raise money from their limited partners. Because venture capitalists have a fiduciary duty to invest the LPs’ money…

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Blockchain Investment Services: What Small Business Owners Should Know

All economies are built on the basic premise of bartering. Before the creation of currencies, humans exchanged goods by trading one good (or a basket of goods) for another. If someone wanted some of his neighbor’s catch from the day, perhaps he would trade three shucks of corn from his field for one fish–thus initiating a trade. As society advanced, humans began to use precious metals to assign value to objects. No longer did people trade three shucks of corn for a fish–no, now they had to give the fisherman…

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Bitcoin Investment Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated? See These 4 Benefits

When the co-founder of PayPal gives an endorsement, investors take notice. Bitcoin started out as an investment in which most people struggled to understand the mechanics and value. At its inception, the cryptocurrency’s only investors were technophiles ready to try out something revolutionary. Less than a decade later, Bitcoin has made huge strides in the investment universe and its value has soared to incredible heights. A $1,000 investment in Bitcoin in 2011 would be worth over $15,000,000 today — and it shows no sign of slowing down. In 2017 alone, Bitcoin has grown over…

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Indian Angel Network plans investment in around 150 startups

NEW DELHI: Venture capital consortium Indian Angel Network (IAN) is looking to invest in about 150 start-up firms in coming 4-5 years, a co-founder of the investment group said. “We have made six commitments as of now. In next 4-5 years, we have plans to invest in 100-150 firms,” said IAN co- founder Saurabh Srivastava. He said there is no shortage of funds at IAN and investors are looking at right opportunities. “We have funded in range of half a million to a million. Some has been to the tune of 3…

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David Cameron to set up £750m UK-China investment fund

China’s President Xi Jinping drinks a pint of beer with David Cameron during his visit to Britain in 2015 CREDIT: GETTY David Cameron is helping to set up up a new £750m UK-China investment fund aimed at forging closer ties between the two countries, it has been confirmed. The former Prime Minister will become vice chairman of the new private equity fund after being approached for the role by Lord Chadlington, a friend and former Tory donor. The announcement, which confirmed reports published last month, came as the Government prepared to set…

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Duo line up investment in Bengal

Calcutta: Bengal industry and finance minister Amit Mitra has disclosed two upcoming investments in the state – one, a state-owned firm teaming up with an overseas partner and the other with export potential. Shalimar Works, a state government-owned shipbuilding and repair firm is looking to partner with a Bangladeshi firm to form a special purpose vehicle, while IFB Agro, which is known for its liquor and seafood businesses, is setting up a manufacturing unit at Halidia to export shrimps. “Shalimar Works builds civilian vessels for Indian Navy and they have requested…

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Don’t ignore Alternative Investment Funds while building your long term portfolio; here’s why

Indian economy is already looking up after crucial and series of difficult reforms have been implemented over the last three years while some are still in the process of getting implemented. In this scenario, Indian investors are betting big on equities, especially when gold and properties are not on the preferred list of assets. In a tectonic shift most investors – Ultra HNI, HNI, and retail – are focusing largely on long-term investments rather than being swayed by short-term scenarios both external and internal. Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and Mutual…

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Mortgage Broker – A Shrewd Investment That’s Worth Far More

Purchasing a home is considered to be one of the biggest steps in anyone’s life, and the mortgage is the biggest financial mistakes one can make. Though finding a mortgage was a straightforward procedure earlier, but these days it can be really confusing, especially if you don’t have any knowledge in financial planning. Therefore, speaking to a mortgage advisor can assist you to find out the right mortgage type as per your situation and can also help to improve the chances of approval. It is a common misconception among people,…

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Faculty Investment Is a Civil Right

In two essays (to be had on Flypaper and his own blog), Kevin Kosar argues that the Essential and Secondary Schooling Act of 1965 is an anti-poverty degree and not a civil rights regulation, as President Obama and the secretary of Schooling, John King, have said. It’s far disingenuous at first-class to say that the ESEA, which presents supplemental price range to terrible colleges, isn’t always a civil rights regulation simply as it does not confer any new rights to Training. The regulation builds off of landmark decisions like Plessy…

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Nepal PM urges Indian trade & industry to explore investment opportunities

Addressing business and industry leaders in Mumbai at an event organised by All India Association of Industries (AIAI), the visiting Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli asked Indian businesses to exploit the conducive investment atmosphere present in areas like tourism, hydropower, IT, etc. While businessmen from various countries are coming forward to come invest in Nepal, the Nepal PM said that the country is keen to have more Indian investments considering closeness of two countries and mutual progress. Exploiting the large presence of people from Bollywood including the likes…

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