Four Types of Investors Behind Almost Every Successful Startup

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In the past few years, the terms “investment” and “investor” were supplemented with a host of new words like “pre-seed stages”, “seed stages”, “venture capital rounds”, “crowdfunding”, “peer-to-peer lenders”. All these terms are related to startups and the elaborate multi-layered system of startup financing that evolved from the straightforward bank loans of yore.

Today, we distinguish four main tiers of startup financing, depending on how far the company is in its development at the time of funding, how big the investment is, and on other factors.

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Should you invest in startups? A look at both sides of the coin

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Slack, Lyft, Uber, Robinhood, Coinbase, Revolut, Airbnb. These are household names of successful companies that launched as a mere startup with a good idea and a smart business plan.

Having a startup and investing in a startup has become so trendy that the market is now oversaturated to the point where it almost seems like the world is about to run out of good ideas. So, is it really worth investing in a startup, however promising it may appear?

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5 more “fat finger” errors that (nearly) destroyed the markets

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As we witnessed in our previous article on the topic, flash crashes can sometimes be sparked by typical human flaws, such as greed or carelessness. This time around, we’ll examine 5 extra cases where the markets crashed not just under the hasty fingers of nervous traders, but also due to some serious malfunctions in the automated trading software they used. However, before we do that, we should probably briefly explain something first.

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Two flash crashes that rattled the markets

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Abrupt market crashes, also known as “flash crashes”, are anything but new. And while their effect on the global economies is typically short-lived, there are instances where such downfalls can spark lengthy economic crises, similar to Black Tuesday—the day that marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

As history has shown time and time again, sudden market dips are usually a byproduct of either boundless avarice or downright reckless behaviour. In this article, we’ll look into two real-life stories that completely support both of these stereotypes.

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The 10 Commandments of Successful Traders

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We’ve all heard stories about people who suddenly start living lavish lifestyles after getting into trading. We’ve also watched TV ads of “revolutionary” trading platforms that promise us quick and easy income on the side. Of course, there’s much more to trading than just pouring money in and cashing profits out.

So, how does one become successful in this industry?

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