iOS app Android app

Investors

The 19,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

As two extension deadlines came and went for the EB-5 Regional Center Program at the end of 2015, it became clear that meaningful reform for the program would have to wait.

Keep it in Perspective

Michael Farr | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

With the S&P 500 now down about 10% from its all-time high in May 2015, a certain level of fear has returned to the markets. Among the many concerns ...

There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

Rational Investors Overcome Fear in Turbulent Stock Market

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

The stock market (Dow Jones Industrial Average) produced positive returns for six straight years (2009 - 2014). 2015 was only slightly negative at -2....

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Starting a Passion-Based Business

Laiza King | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Laiza King

Starting a business comes with truckloads of challenges and commitments, especially on the part of the business owner(s).

Financial Planning in the New Year

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

2015 was an exciting year. If 2016 is anything like 2015 we are in for another great year. The Top 5 financial planning topics were: The Federal R...

Macro News Releases Give Unfair Advantage to a Selected Few

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

If you live in Asia, you will hear this refrain about the Chinese stock market again and again: that it is the government casino. The way the casino ...

A Brilliant Mind: Skype Founder Niklas Zennström leading an Entrepreneurial Movement in Europe

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Natalia Brzezinski

There couldn't be a more exciting time to invest in Europe -- the tech scene is booming, digital global value chains are interlocking across the conti...

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

Why someone should be investing in the Greek Tourism industry today

Dr. Ioannis Kent | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Dr. Ioannis Kent

Some may think that the investment opportunities in the Greek Tourism Industry are something theoretical, difficult or even utopic. Greece's tourism i...

Consumer Drive? Don't Hold Your Breath

Michael Farr | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

What is the true state of the US consumer? The Federal Reserve seems pretty confident that consumers have both the means (savings, disposable income,...

Early Preparation Is The Key to Financial Success

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.23.2016 | Parents
PaladinRegistry.com

As a practicing Certified Financial Planner® for 10 years, I can say my best clients have a great relationship with money. And the earlier you save t...

Where There's A Will There's a Way

Michael Farr | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

If the full extent of the budgetary problems are not well understood, how can we be in a position to address the problems?

One Critical Expense Most Financial Plans Don't Address

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.17.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

With people living so long these days, why haven't financial planners been more focused on how to help clients who are planning for retirement specifically plan for longevity? The more sobering side of longevity, that is.

Investing Is Not "The Market"

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.13.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

There are times I encounter a familiar face and will get asked - "what did the market do today?"or "the market went up (or down), why?" Now, this may...

Get Financially Fit to Buy Your First Home

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.13.2016 | Money
Bob Stammers

While spring is often the time that most people look for houses with the intent to buy, fall and winter are the best time to plan a purchase and determine if you are financially fit to be a homeowner.

What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

Design Valuation Dashboard Captures the Potential of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the emergence of equity crowdfunding and the recent liberalization of startups, novice investors and entrepreneurs alike are drawn to risky endeavors.

#WomenStartupChallenge Winner SoftSpot Is Changing the Wearable Tech World

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.11.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

(left, Kat Alexander of SIREN, and right, Sabine Seymour of SoftSpot) The Women Startup Challenge took place at Microsoft in Times Square. You may ha...

Misleading "Debates" on Active vs. Passive Harm Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Dan Solin

Photo courtesy of Flickr. While it's a low bar, Bloomberg TV always seemed to me to be the best of the financial media. Its anchors are professional...

Trans Hacking Startup Land: Gender Performance and Deception

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Alyx Baldwin

After I moved away from being gender ambiguous, I unbound myself and started presenting as a queer woman. I reached out to many LGBTQ* startup allegiances for help with fundraising. That was where I met more hostility than ever before.

Investors Urge World Leaders to Join Them - Now! - on Path to Low-Carbon Economy

We Mean Business | Posted 10.16.2016 | Green
We Mean Business

From all corners of the world, we can hear sounds of applause at news that world leaders have agreed on a climate finance package. To be clear, it wasn't a congratulatory standing ovation at the finish line; it was the encouraging and excited applause that comes at the beginning of a long race.

Why to Invest in Alternative Investments

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Over the last 2 to 3 years the percentage of our client portfolios invested in alternative investments has increased from 10 percent to around 30 perc...

Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition: 10 Finalists, 4 Judges, 1 Prize of $25K at Microsoft in NYC

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.13.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge NYC. I've partn...

Why Do I Keep Hearing No From Investors?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Sramana Mitra

If you want funding, you need to start with a business that is fundable. Ask any serious advisor or investor and you will get an absolute truth: 99 percent of the ideas as they come are not fundable.