While Mark and Chris are up to their necks in salt water and coconuts at the Fiji Meet-up, I wanted to discuss an interesting opportunity in Fijian tourism. No, I’m not going to babble on about gorgeous scenery and warm water whereby those who start a tourism company will bloat
Today’s post comes to us from our on-the-ground man in SE Asia, Scott. You may remember Scott, who is now an integral part of our team, from his post Why I Ditched California for Mongolia. Before Scott left for Asia earlier this year he met an interesting guy. I’ll let
We’ve invested in many early stage businesses at the angel level, and many more private placements – both brokered and non-brokered. It’s easily the most high octane, lucrative area we’ve ever been involved in. We’ve made, lost and made money over the years, and have learned and relearned some lessons.
Investing involves more than simply allocating money towards a particular venture. It also involves what we do with our time, which is arguably our greatest resource. In today’s world Mark and I see a fair amount of futility involved in going to University immediately out of secondary school, and even
Mark and I have made no secret of our investing in a technology incubator. We first mentioned why we like incubators, we then interviewed founder and tech wonk Dan Faiman, and recently I spoke with Donald Danks, who is a partner in the firm and an integral part of management
Following on from our last post on incubators, since Mark and I don’t come to our investment decisions whimsically, I wanted to flesh out our logic and rationale for investing in an incubator. First, and most importantly, failure is a huge part of business and investing; heck, it’s a huge part
Start-ups are risky by nature, the upside however, is potentially life-changing… We have written previously about the art of the private deal. In that post we alluded to a very successful friend of ours who we also interviewed for our readers. This gentleman, who focuses among other things on start-ups in the technology sector, has