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The Most Common Question That New Angel Investors Ask

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The world of startup investing is expectedly different from investing in the public market, and there is one question I get regularly from new angel investors who want to diversify their portfolio. While most startups won’t achieve Facebook or Dropbox returns (62,000% and 39,000% ROI, respectively), a long-term investment of 5-8 years in the right startup could produce higher returns than any other asset. Arguably, one of the most attractive components about buying equity in early-stage startups is the uncorrelated attribute it provides, which is what financial advisors often emphasize- the importance of diversification and uncorrelated returns in a well-balanced portfolio.

With emerging equity crowdfunding platforms that make it easy for curious investors to review available startup deals, there is an interesting learning curve that needs to be addressed among new startup investors, which is my main motivation for writing this piece. Daily, new investors joining RockThePost most commonly ask one question: What ROI can I expect from my investments? This is a rational question, but not one that can be answered simply for a number of reasons. Rather, it’s best to be well-versed on the implications of angel investing in order to  formulate an educated set of expectations. With that in mind, here are 3 key points I emphasize when investors ask about the expected ROI of startup investments.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 11, 2014 6:54 PM

With the JOBS act creating new possibilities for investors, it is a timely to look into investing into private firms and startups in particular. Here is a good introductory article.

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5 Different Ways to Invest in Renewable Energy : Greentech Media

5 Different Ways to Invest in Renewable Energy : Greentech Media | Money Flows | Scoop.it
Tam Hunt outlines the diversifying investment options in clean energy.

The renewable energy industry is well past its training-wheels phase and now offers many ways to invest in all types of assets. I’ve been an investor in renewables off and on for the last couple of decades, and I offer in this column a little nonprofessional advice about how best to get into this field as an investor.

Please note that I am not a professional investment advisor and this column should not be considered legal or professional investment advice in any manner. Where I have a financial interest in my recommendations, I will indicate as much.

As with all investments, the two key things to consider are your risk tolerance and your investment horizon. I’ll start with the least risky investments that feature the longest time horizon, and then move toward more risky investments with shorter time horizons.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:13 AM

Has the question ever come up in your mind? How can I individually be part of the renewable energy cause? Or, ... Can I invest and profit from this? This article gives some good alternatives and a good idea of what is possible. Recommended.



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