Startups

Previously, getting access to private companies was reserved for the wealthy. Not anymore.

Between Republic, WeFunder, StartEngine, AngelList, SeedInvest, and a dozen other crowdfunding platforms, there is certainly no shortage of deals out there.

For those startups close to going public, there’s Sandhill Markets, which lets you buy secondary shares in pre-IPO startups (i.e., “secondaries”)

Investing in startups is very risky, and the quality between startups varies tremendously. But despite all of the junk on these platforms (and there is certainly lots of junk), there are also some potential gems hidden in the mix.

Follow this asset if you’re interested. Our goal is to uncover these gems, bring them to you, and give you our unbiased analysis & recommendation.

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