Entrepreneurs’ Risks

How much risk do start-up entrepreneurs take when they start? Take Ventures Capital.  A VC with USD 50M goes all around across countries and regions, see through 5,000-10,000 ideas within its first 4 years before settling with a portfolio of around 25-50 investees.  Per 10 deals, hopefully one will hit big. …

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Market, product, and management team

One of my most remarkable realization in business in the year of 2013 is that when a deal unites these three pillars into one, it is more likely to be a good deal.  Seems simple – but it took me time, efforts, observations, and other people’s money to learn it …

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The emotional side of asset

Let’s start with Elon Musk’s wealth.  I started to notice Elon Musk’s net worth since he announced his ambitious Hyperloop project.  In March 2013, his asset was USD 2.7 billions according to Forbes; now in August 2013, his asset is USD 7.7 billions according to newest Bloomberg estimate. What makes his …

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Imaginative Curves of Wealth

Extracted note from the drawing: This is what I think of when I think of wealth creation.  The critical point is a person will always have to stand between (1) accumulating short-term wealth (reflected in the Imaginative Typical Person Wealth Curve) that will phrase out, through time, the chance of investing …

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Private Equity and Venture Capital

Conversations about private equity (PE), venture capital (VC), and hedge fund (HF) are always interesting.  One leading reason for this excitement, probably, is the tendency toward freedom and possibilities: where is the next big things? is this idea feasible? what are the strategies to conquer this industry/market?  PE, VC, and HF cumulatively operate …

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