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5 Reasons to Consider Making Venture Capital Part of Your Financial LegacyWhen people are asked what they’ll pass along to the next generation, the first things that come to mind are likely physical objects such as heirlooms, properties, or classic cars. But a truly impactful financial legacy bestows value far beyond what a piece of personal property can typically yield.
A Deep Dive Into ValuationsNearly all of our belongings hold value, from homes to vehicles, furniture to collectibles, etc. Factors like age, wear and tear, upgrades, and demand can impact the valuation of these objects, and their physical traits are helpful in determining their worth. On the other hand, it’s much more complex to put a price on the value of an intangible asset, such as the current and potential worth of a young, fast-growing startup.
3 Barriers to VC That Have Been BrokenThere are a number of smart reasons to consider adding venture capital (VC) to your investment mix. VC can play an important role in a sophisticated wealth-building strategy, yet it’s still missing from the majority of investors’ portfolios. If you’re one of the 10+ million accredited investors in the U.S., it is easier than ever to start investing in high-growth startups. In our conversations with potential investors, we’ve found that many misperceptions persist about VC investing. Here we’ll share with you the top three, with the goal of busting these myths once and for all.
Best Practices in Pattern RecognitionWhat is Pattern Recognition? “Pattern recognition is an essential skill in venture capital… while the elements of success in the venture business do not repeat themselves precisely, they often rhyme. In evaluating companies, the successful VC will often see something that reminds them of patterns they have seen before.” — Bruce Dunlevie, General Partner at Benchmark Capital
Five Compelling Reasons to Start Venture InvestingToday, there is no shortage of options for an investor to consider, with thousands of public equities to choose from and a bevy of apps that make trading as easy as a swipe. Private investments are increasingly popular for sophisticated portfolios, but options can be limited for many individual investors and deliver varying results. However, there is another asset class that can play an important role in your financial strategy, and it’s still missing from many seasoned investors’ portfolios.