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Inside Secret #43 – Gold Nugget #12 Beware of False CrowdFunded Companies

Before the rules of REG CF were released, many companies would say they were raising capital through 'crowdfunding'.  Often they were not doing under the proper regulations offered through the JOBS Act or the SEC or their own state's securities regulations.  And, as capital formation methods of REG A+ become more popular, companies may cut…
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Inside Secret #38 – Gold Nugget #11 The Balance of Debt & Equity Capital

Every business grows with some combination of debt & equity capital infusion.  Debt can be a lot less expensive and flexible than investor capital.  Debt can also be an anchor that drags the company down if not managed properly.   Karen explains Inside Secret #38 as it relates to the investor's interest in how the…
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Inside Secret #33 – Gold Nugget #10 REG A+ - The Best of Both Worlds

Investing through Reg A+ into private companies is not that well known by either traditional stock market investors or angel investors.  Yet it offers pluses for both.   Traditional stock market investors can review financials and company history similar to a publicly traded company, while also getting the benefit of the usual multiple that occurs…
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Investing Without Liquidity - Inside Secret #29 – Gold Nugget #9

Investors have multiple ways to invest in private companies even if they don't have cash on hand.  In this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Show (tm), Karen explains her Inside Secret to Angel Investing # 29.  Often an investor sees an opportunity and wants to invest or finance a private company's start up or growth…
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Inside Secret #26 - What is the value of that investment - ISAV#8

In this episode of The Compassionate Capitalist Show, Karen explains Inside Secret #26 and why determining the 'value of a private is an inexact science. It is the most difficult to find common ground between the founders and investors before the first infusion of capital. Calculating the value of a private company considers many factors…
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Owning a Piece of Multiple Businesses - Gold Nugget #7 ISAV#22 explained

In this episode of The Compassionate Capitalist Show, Karen explains Inside Secret #22 and how it relates to the 'cashflow quadrant' concept popularized in the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series of books. Listen to why 'owning a piece of multiple businesses' is a wealth creation strategy with compounding effect of time and money.  This concept is…