Chapter 4 | Find New Opportunities
"Always out to get it, opportunities don't wait..."
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"Always out to get it, opportunities don't wait"
- Nas, Count Me In
This line emphasizes the importance of being proactive and seizing opportunities as they arise, rather than waiting for them to come to you. This mindset is essential in the world of investing, as discovering new investment opportunities often requires active research, networking, and staying informed about various industries and trends. By adopting this approach, investors can position themselves to capitalize on promising prospects and potentially generate significant returns.
In this chapter, we will focus on how to discover new investment opportunities. We will answer the following question: Where can I find investment opportunities?
Every day, small businesses and technology startups in private markets are raising money. On any given day, there are hundreds, if not thousands of businesses actively fundraising.
To allow everyday people to invest in these businesses, there are investment crowdfunding platforms that leverage Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF). This enables individuals who are not wealthy to invest in privately held businesses.
We will discuss the three main platforms: WeFunder, Republic, and StartEngine. This is not an endorsement of any particular platform, but these are the ones I use most often and find to be the most credible, given that they are among the top players in the industry.
I must disclose that I am an equity owner in both WeFunder and StartEngine, and when Republic launches their next public fundraising campaign, I plan to invest in their platform as well. On each of these platforms, you can create a free account to find investment opportunities.