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Investing in startups is more of an art and less of science — it isn’t meant for everyone and is subjective.

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What is investing? It is the process of putting money into various physical or abstracted assets with the expectation of making a profit. One can expect to make a profit on the money invested by seeing an increase in the value of the asset — whether real or perceived — and selling off the asset at the increased value. When you invest in a company — public or private — you invest in the asset, i.e. The company itself, and you get a part of the ownership of the company.

Investing in startups is more of an art and less of science — it isn’t meant for everyone and is subjective. There is neither a method to this madness, nor a defined college degree to help you learn venture investing. Every deal, experience, and strategy shared in public domain is anecdotal.

As a disclaimer, while there are best practices to follow when venture investing, before making money, it is likely that you will lose a bunch. Investing in early-stage startups is truly an art and like leading Venture Capital firms put it, “there’s no such thing as a formula for success.”

By SeedBlink Knowledge

PublishedDecember 07, 2020


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