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How to Use Your IRA to Invest in Startups

How to Use Your IRA to Invest in Startups

What is an IRA? According to Fidelity Investments, the definition of an IRA is, “an account set up at a financial institution that allows an individual to save for retirement with tax-free growth or on a tax-deferred basis.” There are four, most familiar, IRAs — Traditional, Roth, SEP, and Rollover — each with different advantages. […]

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8 Essential Tips for a Successful Startup

8 Essential Tips for a Successful Startup

It’s no secret, a high percentage of startups don’t make it. So what steps can you take now to increase your chances of success? Ensuring success for your startup means utilizing every bit of your time and budget. We’ve put together a list of 8 tips below to help you increase your startup’s chance of […]

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Investing in Tech Startups

Investing in Tech Startups

In today’s market, investing somewhere outside the reach of technology is all but impossible. Tech affects every aspect of other market segments, by making them more productive, more profitable, and increasing quality overall. Not everyone is convinced that the tech sector (hardware, software, or internet) is the best place to invest, as there is a constant debate […]

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What is Convertible Debt?

What is Convertible Debt?

An increasing trend since about 2010, in the Venture Capital world, is convertible debt. The thing is, convertible debt has become so defuse that it is no longer a fad but a reality that is here to stay. Here at MicroVentures we get questions from investors every day that relate to convertible debt, how it works, […]

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5 Tips for Turning a Startup Pitch into an Investor Relationship

5 Tips for Turning a Startup Pitch into an Investor Relationship

When it comes to pitching potential investors, time and room for error are in short supply. The pitch presents an ideal opportunity to separate yourself from the competition, whether your biggest competitors are present or not. To help you succeed, we’ve put together five tips to make the most of your presentation and turn a […]

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Mitigating Risk Through Diversification

Mitigating Risk Through Diversification

We’ve all heard stories in which someone loses their entire life savings on investments that were too risky. In many cases, these huge losses are due to a single concentrated holding or a risky one-off investment. There are several things that you can do to prevent this type of loss when it comes to your investments. […]

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Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: Which is Right for You?

Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: Which is Right for You?

About Debt & Equity Entrepreneurs today have two options when it comes to raising money to fund their company, debt or equity. Debt is a loan which must pay back within an agreed upon amount of time, with interest. Equity, instead, is a portion of ownership in the company given in exchange for an investor’s […]

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The Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

The Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

Initially, crowdfunding was limited to a reward or donation basis, and was made popular by sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. By collecting incremental donations from hundreds or thousands of backers, these sites pool the capital necessary to launch products and support ideas of various sizes. In return for backing products, funders receive prototypes, discounts, […]

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