Facebook is a “joke” and a “ridiculous idea”…
That’s what graffiti artist David Choe thought about the company back in 2005.
You see, Facebook had hired him to paint murals at its original Silicon Valley offices. At the time, it was still a virtually unknown startup.
No one could’ve imagined it’d turn into the sixth-largest U.S. company.
And back then, Choe faced a momentous decision. For payment, company president Sean Parker offered him a choice: $60,000 in cash or $60,000 worth of Facebook stock.
Choe thought social media was a fad. And he feared shares would be worthless.
But whatever Parker ended up telling Choe… it worked. He took the stock instead of cash. And it was a decision that forever changed his life.
When Facebook had its initial public offering (IPO) in 2012, Choe’s stock options were worth $200 million – a massive 333,233% gain.
So if you’d put $1,000 alongside Choe in 2005, it’d be worth over $3.3 million today.
Now, I’m talking to you about David Choe’s massive windfall today because in 2020, you’ll see a gigantic wave of IPOs. And for the first time, you’ll have a way to own them – even as a small, private investor.
The problem you’d have faced back in 2005 is: You would’ve never been offered a “sweetheart” deal like Choe… unless you knew an insider like Parker.
And even if you wanted to invest, you couldn’t; the law prohibited it… unless you were a millionaire.
But due to a recent change in the law, you can now legally invest in private startups. You don’t need to be a millionaire to do so, either.
I’ll share how in a moment. First, let me pull back the curtain on this “hidden” market…
The Hidden Market of the 1%
During my time on Wall Street, I discovered a secret…
There are really two markets: The “hidden” market, where the rich and connected make their millions… and the stock market for everyone else.
The hidden market is private equity. And it’s the playground of venture capitalists (VCs).
According to McKinsey & Company, this market has over $5 trillion in assets under management. For years, Wall Street has walled it off from you.
And for good reason: The gains it’s pocketing are truly massive – far bigger than what you get with regular stocks.
If you’d put a $1,000 stake in Google when it was a private company in 1999… it would’ve been worth $345,000 following its IPO.
If you’d invested $1,000 in ride-sharing app Lyft in 2013 when it was private… you would’ve made 87 times your money when it went public.
And if you’d placed $1,000 in social media company Snap in 2013 when it was private… you would’ve seen a 250x return on its IPO day.
But until recently, 99% of Americans couldn’t access deals like these.
They were usually made on private golf courses and private jets… or in reserve boxes at sporting events and top-floor meeting rooms at five-star hotels.
And if you weren’t part of the financial elite or a lucky guy like David Choe, you weren’t able to get your hands on private shares.
But all that’s changing…
Here’s Your Way In
Thanks to new rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission, non-millionaires can now invest in “sweetheart” deals.
They’re called Regulation A+ offerings. And they’re open to the general public – not just accredited investors with a net worth of over $1 million. In some cases, you can buy into them with minimums of $500–1,000.
Now, you can’t buy private startups from your brokerage account. Your investment advisor probably won’t ever tell you about them, either.
And it takes a lot of digging to find the best ones.
So if you want to explore private equity investing, consider crowdfunding platforms like SeedInvest and MicroVentures. They list dozens of startup companies raising money from the general public. In some cases, you can start with as little as $100.
But like I mentioned above, the best “sweetheart” deals – the kind Choe was lucky enough to get in on – are reserved for the 1%. Even with the new rules, VCs still jealously guard the best opportunities.
That just doesn’t seem fair to me.
So I’ve set myself a new mission this year: to use my background and high-level connections to help everyday investors get access to these life-changing “sweetheart” deals.
That’s why I’m constantly traveling across the globe and meeting with CEOs… high-level executives… venture capitalists… and Wall Street insiders.
It’s all to find the best, most lucrative “sweetheart” deals possible.
And on January 8, I’ll share the No. 1 wealth-building opportunity I’ve found in 2020.
I’m calling this opportunity “Freedom 2020” because this is the year you can hit your financial Freedom Number. It all has to do with the massive wave of IPOs I told you we’ll see in 2020.
Next Wednesday, I’ll offer you an opportunity to invest alongside a billionaire in a tiny company that’s set to list on the Nasdaq in 2020. And you can access this pre-IPO deal for as little as $250.
Right now, my billionaire contact is preparing for a mega-wave of IPOs unlike anything seen in 25 years. And he’s not alone. In 2019, VCs invested a record amount of money to prepare for 2020.
Opportunities like this don’t come often. David Choe almost let his slip by. If it wasn’t for Sean Parker educating him on what a mistake he was making, Choe would’ve lived his whole life in regret.
So come join me on January 8, and I’ll share with you everything I’ve found out about this opportunity… and how you can potentially hit your Freedom Number in 2020.
Let the Game Come to You!
Editor, Palm Beach Daily
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