December 2018

P DIDDY
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Here is what I’ve learned from watching some of the most successful people in our culture: They invest in their brand, believe in themselves & have “spiritual confidence,” in-spite of failures. I'm a huge Puff fan, not bc of his...
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INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
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I actually don’t talk about my job on here a lot, mostly focused on helping founders raise capital and angel investors make better investment decisions. But yesterday I was honored with Investor Of The Year Award from @blackenterprise #techconnext for the work I’ve...
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MYSPACE
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Remember MySpace? Juicero got killed when people realized the hardware was worthless. Theranos was straight fraud. But how did MySpace die? Here are 5 lessons startups (and investors) can learn from MySpace. 1) Public image problem: if you are a...
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ELIZABETH HOLMES
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Juicero was nothing compared to #theranos !!! The founder, Elizabeth Holmes pictured here on Forbes as “The Next Steve Jobs” raised $1.4bn, over 10 rounds from firms like DFJ, Fortress, Walgreens etc and got up to a $9bn valuation! But it was...
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JUICERO
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Have you guys heard of #Juicero ?? You are constantly told that startups need to disrupt legacy industries. That the tech world needs to "move fast and break things". But a lot of times they go too far. Just because something is...
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DONOVAN CARTER
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@donovanwcarter ‘s character on #hboballers is the perfect example of what we don’t want with our athlete's financial management. However - Donovan the actor, in real life is THE PERFECT example of the type of men that are changing the game for their...
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THAD YOUNG
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#ThadYoung from the @pacers is Long Term Greedy. So many players are doing the work and winning but we only hear the bad stories. Guys like Thad are setting up their own Private Equity funds behind the scenes, developing strategies, sourcing the right...
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CULTURE CAPITAL
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We heard all the suggestions on how to prevent athletes and entertainers from losing all their money. @theculturecreators and @nbaalumni are stepping up and doing the work to not only play defense but also an offense. Culture Capital masterclass on private equity and tech...
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RICH DENNIS
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Anyone tired of our heroes making hundreds of millions and losing it all? Imagine what they would be worth in 50 years? We could have had 60 Rich Dennis’ (google him) had we taken better care of our own. I...
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TIM DUNCAN
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I think our community has a fear of money. Afraid to learn how it works and how to invest it. We let other people handle 100% of it for us. Tim Duncan has agreed to accept $7.5 million to settle...
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