Today, Amazon is the fourth-largest U.S. company by market cap. And it’s one of the most profitable companies on the planet.
But if you want to invest in Amazon, one share would set you back more than $3,000.
If you bought one share of Amazon today, it’d need to run to $30,000 for you to 10x your money.
That’s a big ask for a mature blue-chip company like Amazon, which is valued at over $1.6 trillion.
At 10x its current size, Amazon’s market cap would be larger than the GDP of every country in the world except the United States and China.
I’m not saying Amazon is a bad investment right now. It could double in the coming years. But a $3,000 position in Amazon today won’t pay for your retirement.
Even if it triples, it wouldn’t be enough to buy a new car.
So instead, what if you took the $3,000 you could invest in Amazon and spread it across 10 Amazon “prototypes”?
By prototypes, I mean early-stage companies that share similar attributes to the ones that made Amazon one of the most successful companies in the world.
Now, these “proto” Amazons don’t necessarily have to be tech companies. They just need to use groundbreaking tech to disrupt their industry.
All it would take to change your life is for one of them to become the next Amazon.
Let me show you what I mean…
How to Be Your Own Venture Capitalist
When Amazon was still a private company in the early ‘90s, early investors could get shares for 5 cents. If you had the foresight to hold them up to now, you’d be sitting on 6,543,900% gains.
That’s enough to turn every $3,000 into $196 million.
The strategy I’ll share with you today would allow you to invest in 10 Amazon prototypes at $300 apiece – or $3,000 total.
If even one of them saw just half the return of Amazon over the next 25+ years, it would turn your $300 into over $9 million.
The strategy I’m talking about is called pre-IPO investing.
An IPO is short for initial public offering. It’s when private companies list on a public exchange like the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq.
Pre-IPO investing focuses on investing in companies while they’re still private.
It’s the same strategy venture capitalists (VCs) use to make their fortunes. And it’s actually pretty simple.
To be a successful pre-IPO investor, you don’t worry about how many small bets you win or lose. Instead, it’s all about the average returns of your winning and losing bets.
You see, when it comes to pre-IPO investing, your win rate isn’t as important as the size of your average winner versus the size of your average loser.
In other words, you look for the best Amazon prototypes and put a small stake in each of them. If one of them becomes the next Amazon, you hit the jackpot.
The table below shows you how the math works…
Ten Amazon prototypes means 10 shots at your dream retirement… versus one share of Amazon stock – which may double or triple.
Of course, pre-IPO investing comes with risk. There’s a chance all of your prototypes could go to zero. But there’s also a chance more than one could make 10x returns, thus returning you a fortune.
So by allocating a small portion of your net worth to this strategy, you can position yourself for life-changing gains without putting your current lifestyle at risk.
Your Best Chance at Finding the Next Amazon Prototype
In the past, only millionaires and VCs could invest in private companies like Amazon was back in the ’90s. So even if you wanted to buy into Amazon back then… you couldn’t.
These deals 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 connected insider, you couldn’t get a seat at the table.
But thanks to recent regulatory changes, ordinary individuals can now participate in these deals, too.
They’re called Regulation A+ offerings. And they’re open to the general public – not just accredited investors. In some cases, you can buy into these private deals with minimums of $500 or $1,000.
But cutting the red tape doesn’t mean Wall Street will say, “Come on in!”
As Daily editor Teeka Tiwari recently said:
They’re not going to welcome you like a long-lost brother… or roll out the red carpet and kiss you on both cheeks.
The best deals are still only found in one place. And that’s on the “inside” of the market.
To find these deals, you’ve got to move in the right circles of venture capitalists, billionaires, and influential deal makers. That’s where you find the best deals.
The good news is Teeka moves in those circles. And during a special briefing last week, he revealed what could be the next Amazon prototype.
This company has developed a new technology it says can produce environmentally sound oil without drilling or fracking.
After vetting it, Wall Street powerhouse JPMorgan cut a check to be its largest shareholder…
JPMorgan is behind some of the biggest private deals in history, including Facebook, Tesla, and electric-vehicle maker Rivian.
And some of its deals have returned 47x, 100x, and 159x. That last one is enough to turn $1,000 into $160,000.
Right now, Teeka says you can get a seat at the table with one of Wall Street’s most powerful firms and at the same terms. Shares are going for $1.25 apiece… And you can get in for as little as $500.
And during his briefing, he also revealed details about three other pre-IPO deals you can get into with a small starting stake.
So if you want to try your hand at pre-IPO investing, I encourage you to watch the free replay of Teeka’s special briefing. And then start building your own VC portfolio today.
Editorial Director, Palm Beach Daily