“Teeka, I put up $100,000 and made $8,000,000.”
“Teeka, we got in on the first round of funding for [redacted] and made $11,000,000.”
Lately, all I hear from my rich and super-connected friends in California is how they’re making millions from private tech deals. And today, I’ll let you in on the secret they’re using to make a killing.
But before I get to that… You should know that a total of 136 new private companies have gone public so far this year—with staggering returns:
Zoom jumped 71% in less than two months.
Turning Point Therapeutics rose 117% in under five months.
Shockwave Medical leaped 120% in one quarter.
MMTec gained 410% in about one month.
Beyond Meat rocketed 422% in under three months.
Record amounts of venture capital (VC) are pouring into private companies. In the first half of 2019 alone, VC investments hit a 19-year high of $53.3 billion—a 21% increase versus the first half of 2018.
And all this VC cash is creating a tech boom unlike anything I’ve seen since 1999.
Investing in tech is hands down one of the best ways to make money. But here’s a secret you might not know: The biggest returns aren’t made on the public stock market.
Now, in the 1980s and ’90s, the average investor could make life-changing wealth by investing in early-stage tech firms like Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple. But today’s investors are locked out.
You see, by the time a hot tech company starts selling its shares to the general public, the biggest profits are already off the table. For instance, some of these early investors buy in privately at a penny… with the company’s initial public offering (IPO) planned at $17.
And that’s why wealthy elites and insiders walled off this “hidden” $5 trillion market from the public for years. It’s also why my friends are funding tech companies at an early stage.
Now, I call these private investments “sweetheart deals.” And they make it harder to get rich from the stock market these days.
You have to be a “One Percenter” to get in on them. The other 99% of Americans get left out.
So I’m sharing a backdoor way you can use to tap into this hidden market, too…
The Hidden Market
Venture capitalists invest in these private deals all the time. And over the long term, VC funds vastly outperform public market indexes.
It’s no wonder the already rich want to keep these sweetheart deals away from the public.
These deals are 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. If you’re not part of the financial elite, you can’t get in on them.
But all that’s changing…
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 who make over $1 million per year. In some cases, you can buy into them with minimums of $500–1,000.
To get an idea of how quickly these types of deals can grow your wealth, we dug into investments from top VC firms Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
In 1999, Sequoia invested $12.5 million in Google. After Google’s IPO in 2004, that stake was valued at $4.3 billion—344 times Sequoia’s initial investment. That would’ve turned every $1,000 investment into a life-changing $345,000.
In 2013, Andreessen Horowitz invested in ride-sharing app Lyft when it was worth only $275 million. Lyft went public in March 2019—and its market cap reached nearly $20 billion. So VC firms made 100 times their money on Lyft just on IPO day.
In 2017, social media company Snap went public at a $25 billion valuation. Lightspeed’s $8 million stake turned into $2 billion—a 250x return.
For individual investors to make similar returns, these companies’ market caps would have to grow to the trillions after they go public. And that’s simply not going to happen…
Why You Need to Invest in Private Equity
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, all you had to do to get rich was buy a diversified portfolio of tech stocks and hold ’em. And when you cashed in, you’d buy 10-year bonds with 7% yields. You’d be set for life.
But with Treasuries now yielding 1.8%… and private market buyers sucking up all the best deals… the wealth-building strategies of the past are gone forever.
You must get in on these sweetheart deals if you want to have a shot at moving the needle on your net worth.
Making 6% a year in stocks is just not going to cut it. That’s why I recommend everyone dedicate at least a small portion (no more than 5–10% of your liquid net worth) to private investments.
Now, you can’t buy private startups from your brokerage account. And your investment advisor will probably never tell you about them.
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 get started with as little as $100.
And remember, always do your homework before making any investment. And never risk more than you’re willing to lose.
Let the Game Come to You!
Editor, Palm Beach Daily
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