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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Start Ups Insider – Dec 15, 2021

Today we’re doing a deep dive into a startup that may actually change your life, Tap Systems, Inc. Or at least relieve your carpal tunnel.

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The Drivers Co-Op Ridehailing App

We look at collective ownership through the lens of a new startup called The Drivers Cooperative, a driver-owned ridehailing co-op that is 100% worker-owned.

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Introducing Startups Analysis: A look at Swapstack.

Today we’re introducing a new asset class: Startups. And to kick things off, we’re analyzing a startup called Swapstack — a platform that connects newsletter creators with brands & advertisers.


Alternative Finance in Croatia

This week I’ll be in Vienna discussing Alternative Finance trends in Europe at a workshop of the European Commission and the CrowdDialog Europe event.


Alternative Finance in Slovakia

This week I will focus on Alternative Finance in Slovakia. The Slovak government announced they are working on crowdfunding regulation. Ivan Filus will provide a detailed overview of the current status of alternative finance in this country. 

What you get

Exotic market research
We study esoteric alternative investment markets and show you what’s interesting. We research stuff you never even knew existed.
Modern alt indexes

We create indices for eclectic modern alts. We’ve got a vinyl index, a whiskey index, and more. This helps us find the best buying opportunities for our alternative investment fund

Outlook and Risks

We wrap everything up with a rich qualitative analysis. You’ll understand the pros & cons of investing in all sorts of alternative asset classes.


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