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Hello and welcome to Alts Cafe

New for 2024, this is your customized look at the alt-investing landscape.

Highlights from the full issue:

  • Macro: Young Americans are doing quite well (if you squint)
  • Real Estate: Multifamily rental rates are falling
  • Startups: Startups are secretly filing for IPOs
  • Private Credit: Blackstone targets French retail investors
  • Crypto: DCG gets charged with fraud
  • NFTs: Solana NFTs take a massive hit
  • Art: Beatles art sells for almost $2 million
  • Vintage Autos: Barrett-Jackson has a record year
  • Coins: A Flying Eagle penny sold for $72,000
  • Farmland: Walmart moves into regenerative agriculture
  • Luxury: Used Rolexes had a bad year
  • Wine and Spirits: Gen Z drinks less than millennials
  • Film & Music: Sony invests in Michael Jackson’s catalog
  • Precious Metals: Big moves from Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos
  • Collectibles: A 1914 Joe Jackson card sold for $250,000
  • Websites: GoDaddy partnered with ENS

Let’s go.

Macro View

Bullish News

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What are the odds?

Get $25 to play around with using this link.

What are we doing?

​ALTS 1​ Fund news:

No news

Real Estate

Bullish News

Bearish News

How to invest in real estate right now:

Use Zillow to find new roommates.

Startups

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  • Cultivated meat funding ​dropped 78%​ in 2023, amid a 50% decrease in agrifoodtech investments.
  • Investments in China’s AI startups ​fell 38%​ in 2023, with total funding down 70% from the previous year.
  • Most VC firms made fewer than five investments ​in January​.
  • FTX is ​trying to sell​ its $1.4 billion stake in Anthropic to repay creditors after bankruptcy.
  • Lyft and DoorDash’s valuations have ​tumbled​.
    • Lyft is down 75% from its peak and DoorDash is 45% below its 2021 high.

How to invest in startups right now:

Patiently wait for IPOs to heat back up.

Private Equity and Private Credit

Bullish News

Bearish News

How to invest in PE and Private Credit right now:

Raise money from the Middle East.

Crypto

Here’s what you need to know:

Bullish News

Bearish News

How to invest in Crypto right now:

Learn more about Pandoshi.

NFTs

NFTs were up 38% in 2024.

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How to invest in NFTs right now:

It is still the wild-west… especially for non-ETH NFTs

Artwork

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How to invest in Artwork right now:

Sift through your old Ikea bags.

Vintage Autos

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How to invest in Vintage Autos right now:

Make sure your car doesn’t have an overly controversial history.

Rare Coins

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How to invest in Rare Coins right now:

Popularity is rising; possibly time to start selling.

Farmland

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Bearish News

How to invest in Farmland right now:

Start raising cattle

Luxury Goods

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How to invest in Luxury Goods right now:

Start learning about luxury pens and paper

Wine and Spirits

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How to invest in Wine and Spirits right now:

Develop a taste for Burgundy wines 🍷

There are three spots left on our investor trip to Tequila in February. ​Join us, won’t you?​

Music and Film

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How to invest in Music and Film right now:

Pitch your startup to ABBA.

Metals and Gems

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Bearish News

How to invest in Metals and Gems right now:

Buy a Zambian copper mine.

Collectibles

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How to invest in Collectibles right now:

Buy some lacrosse trading cards

Websites and Domains

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Bearish News

How to invest in Websites and Domains right now:

Sell your Bard domains. Buy Gemini domains.

Cheers,

Wyatt

Disclosures

  • We hold BTC and ETH in our ​ALTS 1 Fund​.
  • There are a couple of affiliate links above. If you click them, we may get a couple of bucks.

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Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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