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    Anyone investing in startups?

    Curious what your experiences are. And I mean raw startups — like Seed or Series A. Investments less than 100k
    Buy used - mount your own skis - build a quiver

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    How much do you need ? I want 75 percent. Not negotiable.
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    Yup.

    Been there, done that, still there. I have / had equity stakes in a couple of start ups (renewable energy and biotech). I've also been involved in the initiation of a bunch of other new companies. What's on your mind?
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    You'll probably lose your money, but if you have to, 13% and an equity stake + warrants.
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    Don't invest anything you can't afford to lose, as it's essentially gambling. I've had friends invest in other friends' startups and it worked out really well for them (like turning $25k into 7 figures). Just remember that the person / people you're investing in are almost as important as the business idea.

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    Unless its a ski related biz. Then you'll be rich beyond your wildest dreams.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Unless its a ski related biz. Then you'll be rich beyond your wildest dreams.
    And if it's a brothel in Nevada, you can probably negotiate in a few free hummers.
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    We should start a TGR Shark-Tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    We should start a TGR Shark-Tank.
    Quote Originally Posted by lifelinksplit View Post
    I'm telling ya, someone needs to open a bowling alley/nudie bar. Just need me some investors.



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    I want to start a biotech company that uses stem cell tech to graft a third hand to my body, near my waist. It would have a short arm so it can easily tuck away into a pants pocket when not in use. Great for opening doors with an armful of groceries, fixing things, manual labor, pickpocketing on subways, discreet butt scratching, etc.

    Seeking seed money of $100 million. Company will be called "Helping Hands". Who's in?

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    hmm true, a dedicated beatoff hand would save a lot of time for today’s busy professionals

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    That won't be in the marketing materials of course, but any man will consider that option without prompting. it was not part of my original vision, I want to be clear on that though.

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    Seems like Bitcoin is a better bet, no?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Don't invest anything you can't afford to lose, as it's essentially gambling. I've had friends invest in other friends' startups and it worked out really well for them (like turning $25k into 7 figures). Just remember that the person / people you're investing in are almost as important as the business idea.
    I'd say way more important, not almost as important, but otherwise agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I want to start a biotech company that uses stem cell tech to graft a third hand to my body, near my waist. It would have a short arm so it can easily tuck away into a pants pocket when not in use. Great for opening doors with an armful of groceries, fixing things, manual labor, pickpocketing on subways, discreet butt scratching, etc.

    Seeking seed money of $100 million. Company will be called "Helping Hands". Who's in?
    Yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    hmm true, a dedicated beatoff hand would save a lot of time for today’s busy professionals
    Yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    That won't be in the marketing materials of course, but any man will consider that option without prompting.
    indeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Seems like Bitcoin is a better bet, no?

    Everybody needs a helping hand....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Everybody needs a helping hand....
    Will it be Amy Grant's hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Will it be Amy Grant's hand?
    It will be if you close your eyes.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I want to start a biotech company that uses stem cell tech to graft a third hand to my body, near my waist. It would have a short arm so it can easily tuck away into a pants pocket when not in use. Great for opening doors with an armful of groceries, fixing things, manual labor, pickpocketing on subways, discreet butt scratching, etc.

    Seeking seed money of $100 million. Company will be called "Helping Hands". Who's in?

    What about baby steps to the full biological gaft...start with a discrete computer controlled exoskeleton with a variably adjustable position third, forth or fifth hand? It's only a matter of time before computers can interpret brains thoughts and translate into motion directives for external mechanical devices.
    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    "Curious what your experiences are" isn't much guidance. Glad to answer questions.

    I'm in for $50 on the crotch arm thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I want to start a biotech company that uses stem cell tech to graft a third hand to my body, near my waist.
    Seeking seed money of $100 million. Company will be called "Helping Hands". Who's in?
    it appears you’re not discriminating against the left hand
    with regards to this fascinating lifestyle choice, correct?
    bF
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    investing takes money and sadly im short on that
    butts
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyWebb View Post
    I'm in for $50 on the crotch arm thing
    same

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    I was involuntarily involved in a bunch back in the day. Being a shareholder of the company I worked for.

    Hard to make money when you’re not in control. Would have made zillions if the powers that be had held on, but when they’re already super rich they do stupid things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TyWebb View Post
    I'm in for $50 on the crotch arm thing
    We already established in another thread that $100 is the number to invest if you want to get rich.

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    They just want prepublic access to the hand attachments. For useful stuff

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