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As several large startups have filed to go public in recent months – including MicroVentures’ portfolio companies Dropbox, DocuSign, and Spotify – you may have also seen news concerning another type of offering. Called initial coin offerings (ICOs), these essentially … Continue reading

Questions to Ask Before You Invest

Questions to Ask Before You Invest

Investing in startups can be exciting. You’re backing entrepreneurs, helping new technologies grow, and potentially introducing some disruption into longstanding industries. That said, such investments are also inherently risky. You’re funding a company that is oftentimes just gaining traction or … Continue reading

Why Aren’t Millennials Investing?

Why Aren’t Millennials Investing?

According to a 2016 survey by Bankrate, just one-third of Millennials are investing. A 2017 Wells Fargo survey found that 53% of Millennials report that they’ll ­never be comfortable investing – and 20% have no plans to invest at all. … Continue reading

Investing in startups is inherently risky. In fact, a quick search online will show the often-quoted statistic: eight (or even nine) out of 10 startups will fail. Today, we’re diving into that statistic in depth to see how risky startups … Continue reading

Investors have many things to consider when evaluating startups, but one that may not be top of mind is how the investment itself is structured. For venture capital and equity crowdfunding, a common structure is to invest via a special … Continue reading