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20 Powerful Quotes from Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs

by David Drake Compared to an all-male ensemble, which gets funded by Venture Capital firms 4 times more than teams led or composed of at least 1 female, startups founded by women only receive 8% of the VC funding pie. A CB Insights study revealed that when women become partners in a VC firm, funding for women-led firms hiked significantly […]

What no one tells you about the $3.3 trillion market for Alternative Finance

by David Drake Alternative finance is a collaborative funding model that represents the newest phenomenon in funding. With more than 1250 online crowdfunding platforms, alternative financing is breaking new ground, defying conventional financing methods with respect to how businesses raise capital, and taking the world by storm. Though primarily popular for Peer-to-Peer lending and crowdfunding, critical investment banking functions such […]

10 Top Women in Family Offices & Wealth Management That Will Motivate You globally

by David Drake   There is no doubt that women have the power to revitalize economic growth, but this power has yet to be fully optimized. The reason for this could be several factors, among them are: how difficult it can be to access capital, a lack of motivation due to wage difference between them and their male counterparts, and […]

Why VCs are gearing towards online investing

  By David Drake The rewards of a prosperous investment can be easily spoiled by a number of factors. So, prior to funding a certain project, venture capitalists spend a certain amount of time appraising the available proposals, as well as looking for key ingredient for success. They consider several decisive agents, such as management, the size of the market […]

The Many Faces of Life Insurance

By David Drake Many people in the world recognize the importance of having insurance. Today, insurance is not only a way of providing security in times of uncertainties, but it can also be a mode of investment. Life insurance, one form of insurance,  has become more and more popular over the last two decades, due to its savings and investment […]

What No One Tells You about Financing Life Insurance Premiums

by David Drake Premium financing, when you borrow money from third party funders to pay for your insurance premiums, has been embraced as an alternative for people seeking to lighten the burden of paying for their life insurance. And while this may seem like a good path to take, many are questioning whether or not it’s worth the hassle, or […]

A Complete Guide to Premium Financing

by David Drake Life insurance is undoubtedly one of the most important policies for individuals and businesses. However, when it comes to the financing of the insurance, many people have doubts whether to use their current cash flow or existing assets as a refinancing strategy. A good example is when you have the cash, but you would rather spend it […]

Will a Pre-funded Deals Strategy Cause a Shift in Real Estate Crowdfunding?

  By David Drake Real estate crowdfunding platforms are increasingly shifting towards pre-funded deals to increase their market share and deal flow. Pre-funded deals occur when a crowdfunding platform gives a real estate developer who needs capital right way a loan guarantee without having to first take the risk of raising the entire loan amount from online investors. Crowdfunding platforms […]

New Mexico PERA Adopts New Investment Model boosting Real Asset Allocations

  By David Drake New Mexico’s Public Employees Retirement Association (NMPERA) is set to increase its real assets allocation to 20 percent from 13.3 percent. As of April 2016, the fund does not have core real estate exposure in its real estate portfolio that currently has about $581.36 million.   According to the officials of New Mexico’s PERA, their main […]

Why Graphite is the Next “Diamond” of Alternative Energy

By David Drake     Experts forecast that the consumption of graphite in all its forms will double by 2020. There will be a continued shift in world graphite markets away from amorphous natural graphite towards flake and synthetic graphite as emerging applications typically require large flakes and very high-purity. This increase will be pronounced as graphite has been recently […]