Alternative Investing Article in Forbes: “5 Reasons Why 2015 Is Looking Like a Breakout Year for Alternative Investments”

In this exclusive Forbes article, I’m presenting my rationale for why 2015 is poised to be the turning point for alternative investments, marking their emergence as a viable and prominent asset class for far more investors than ever before. From volatility in the stock market to the state of IPOs, I’m addressing the diminishing opportunities …

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Is the JOBS Act Working, One Year Since Key Changes to Rule 506 of Regulation D Went into Effect?

I’ve talked a lot about the JOBs Act on our blog, because it’s game-changing legislation that is having a profound impact on how money is raised privately, spurring new economic activity and job creation. The JOBS Act is permitting issuers of private securities to talk publically about their offer, and allows them to advertise that …

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Need Investment Advice? Now Venovate Can Help!

I like making my own investment decisions. I’ve been investing for over 20 years, I know what I’m looking for, and I have the education and experience to evaluate opportunities and find what I want. However, I am not a tax expert. I guess I could become one if I had the time and interest …

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Ten Reasons to List Your Investment Opportunity on Venovate

The US market of high net worth investors is substantial and largely untapped still. Around nine million households qualify as high net worth, based on the SEC definition of having an individual or joint net worth exceeding $1,000,000 (excluding equity in a primary residence). Yet, only 3% of those households currently invest in alternatives. In …

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Invest Like Harvard (with the Help of Venovate)

Barron’s recently interviewed Jane Mendillo, CEO of Harvard Management, which oversees the $32.7 billion Harvard endowment, the largest endowment in the country. Alternative investing stood out as a prominent theme of the discussion. Harvard currently has 11% in U.S. stocks and 55% of the portfolio allocated to alternative investments, including private equity, hedge funds, real …

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Crowdfunding over Coffee, Back in 1792

I often wonder how much business gets done at coffee shops. Every time I go into the Starbucks on Clay Street in San Francisco, right around the corner from our office, there are people working diligently on their laptops. I’m sure some are even trading stocks with their online broker. Soon, when Venovate Marketplace goes …

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What Are Smarter Alternative Investment Opportunities?

If you’ve ever started a company, you know how hard it is to encapsulate your mission in a single name and tag line. You want something that will instantly express the unique benefit you are providing. If you’re Starbucks, that’s easy: Coffee. Everyone knows what coffee is and what it does for you. For Venovate …

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