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Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the world's best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P (peer to peer) lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowdfunding to REITS. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach. Entrepreneurs Sam Marks and Johnny FD both retired in their early 30’s through business successes and now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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May 4, 2021

Sam goes over the top 8 things he has learned from investing in startups. Sam has invested in 9 startups in the last 8 years and has seen 3 exits and/or partial exits in the last six months. He'll go over the process of investing in a startup, what to look for and what to avoid as well. 

Listen to ILAB 179 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Time Stamps:

  • 06:04 – What do you look for in a start-up?
  • 08:52 – Is it more important to have the management in place than what the company actually is involved in?
  • 12:23 – Is international diversification important in your selection?
  • 13:39 – How do you determine how much you are willing to invest?
  • 14:28 – Are the Start-ups similar to how “Shark-Tank” portrays?
  • 19:06 – #1: Companies take a long time to build and exit
  • 22:05 – #2: Start-ups require more money, that initial investment is not the last investment.
  • 26:15 – #3: Expect big dilution
  • 32:52 – #4: Founder issues are common protect yourself against it
  • 38:48 – #5: Cap tables becomes big issues for mediocre companies
  • 45:10 – #6: Raising money is not the goal, creating value is
  • 47:56 – #7: Valuation isn't important necessarily, what's more important is your entry point and exit point.
  • 53:55 – #8: Nothing is a sure thing until the money is in your bank account
  • 59:09 – What advice would you give to a beginner getting into a start-up?
  • 63:25 – About how long is expected for the second round of investment?
  • 65:16  – What should you look for in an attorney to look over the investment paperwork?
  • 66:41 – What other ways can you be valuable to the company?

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