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Debt vs. Equity

Diversification can be a key principle of investing, and one way to achieve diversification is by including assets from both the public and private markets in a portfolio. While the public markets, such as the stock market, are well-known and … Continue reading

Common Stock in the Private Market

Common Stock in the Private Market

Characterized by voting rights, like electing company directors, common stock is just what it is – the most basic form of stock issued by a company. Common stockholders do not receive a priority claim over dividends or distribution of company … Continue reading

Preferred stock is a financial instrument used to help raise funds in the private market. Typically, preferred stockholders receive a priority claim over dividends and distribution of company assets in the event of liquidation. Some investors may favor the priority … Continue reading

Avoiding the FOMO Effect

Avoiding the FOMO Effect

When choosing to make investments, it can be easy to follow the crowd and make investments based off what other investors are doing. If others are investing in this company, it has to be a good investment? However; not everyone’s … Continue reading

Convertible notes are financial instruments used to raise funds in the private market and have some overlap with properties of equity and debt. In this blog, we will introduce them and cover specific considerations investors should be aware of. Convertible … Continue reading

Understanding Equity Deal Terms

Understanding Equity Deal Terms

Equity deal terms should be thoroughly understood before choosing to make an investment in a startup. There are multiple combinations, and every equity deal is unique. So how can investors understand the specific terms of the equity deal? How do … Continue reading