On November 19, 2013, I penned an article on how Dropbox’s capitalization is symbolic of how unjust America’s capital markets have become. At the time, Dropbox was raising a $250M private round of financing at an $8B valuation – approximately 68 times 2012 revenues. Retail investors, of course, were not invited to the party. In […]
Top 10 Lessons of 2017 and Some Very Bold FinTech Predictions
I once read that, in life, we encounter two kinds of people: 1) those who are blessings and 2) those who are lessons. And, in the end, we will thank them both. I believe that a similar philosophy can be applied to our relationship with time. Throughout our lives, we experience two kinds of years: […]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment: Poised to Inspire the Next IPO Boom
It was the summer of 1995. Hootie and the Blowfish were on tour and Brad Pitt was People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. It was a time when salads were big and shirts were puffy. Microsoft released Windows 95, fueling a revolution that helped shape the technology world for years to come. Netscape went public, galvanizing […]
Is this the End of Marketplace Lending?
Is this the end of Marketplace Lending or the rebirth of true Peer-to-Peer investing?
The 2016 Predictions of a Self-Proclaimed Crowdfinance Semi-Clairvoyant
Another December is upon us, and once again it is time to dust off that flux capacitor, steal some plutonium and see what the future holds. Since I was 4 for 4 in my 2014 predictions, last year I proclaimed myself a “Crowdfinance Clairvoyant”. Although I didn’t score as well this year, don’t revoke my […]