Category: Private Equity

  • Best Time to Backdoor a Roth IRA

    Bears are interesting animals. Bears are known to walk slowly but can be ferocious. If you’ve ever seen the power of a bear, you’d know what I mean. A perfect example of the power of a bear is the Hollywood movie scene “The Revenant” with Leonardo DiCaprio1 playing Hugh Glass getting mauled by a bear. […]

  • Unicorn Layoff & Employee 401K IRA Rollover

    The rollercoaster ride of being in a tech startup can be exhilarating. Employees all have a ticking desire to change the world with energy and buzz in the work place atmosphere. Although the ups are good, the downs have some rough turbulence on employees. Startups are like rocket ships, after a few booster engines the […]

  • A Tale of Three Crypto Coins

    The initial coin offering (ICO) train is moving full steam ahead. This train has been building steam for awhile starting with Bitcoin. Bitcoin tested out the use of cryptographically distributed ledgers at a global level.  From the bitcoin test, we are now seeing all kinds of different tokens being issued out on crypto ledgers. Along […]

  • The Unicorn Disappearing Act

    If the public markets are any sign of the future, unicorn valuations will be difficult to understand.  Public companies are an indicator of comparable private companies.  Public companies are also the most comparable to any private business when seeking valuations because they are constantly being priced during the day with various buyers and sellers.  Although […]

  • The New New Startups of Silicon Valley

    Most people have heard of the term called “Pegasus” or “Unicorn” in the startup world to describe a mythical startup valuation of $10B+ or $1B+.  There is another mythical creature called the “Centaur” with valuations of $100M+ and the “Pony” with valuations of $10M+.  Although the Pegasus and Unicorn are getting all the recognition, Centaur’s […]

  • SEC Pops Greedy EB-5 Lawyers

    EB-5 is quite popular here in the Los Angeles area.  Most of the construction downtown Los Angeles is from Chinese EB-5 money.  It definitely attracts multiple participants because of the money involved.  Although there is big money to be made in EB-5, it is highly regulated and difficult to successfully do. EB-5 is a way […]