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Why Venture? Why Now?

Why Venture? Why Now?

The world of venture capital is growing fast. In fact, 2018 was the biggest year for venture capital investments on record, with firms spreading approximately $131 billion across 8,949 deals, according to data published by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. Although the total spent was much more than the previous year’s $83 billion, the number of deals fell by 5%, down from 9,400 the previous year.

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Peter Thiel Is Bullish on the Midwest. So Are We

Peter Thiel Is Bullish on the Midwest. So Are We

Peter Thiel is one of the savviest investors of our time. His $2.5 billion net worth is proof of that. So when Thiel says the next big innovations will be born in the American Midwest, it’s probably a safe bet that he’s onto something — especially since he is planning to put his money where his mouth is.

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Why Gen X Can’t Retire: Changing the Calculus of Retirement

Why Gen X Can’t Retire: Changing the Calculus of Retirement

As of 2013, the mean retirement savings of all working-age families was just over $95,000, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Broken down by age group, the average 60+ year old had about $163,000 in total retirement savings (notably down from $211,000 before the financial crisis) while those under 40 barely peaked above $40,000.

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