1. Here's a list of venture capitalists that invest in the pre-seed stages of startups - Afore Capital Good Capital Fearless Fund London Venture Partners Elevate Capital Whiteboard Venture Partners Grand Ventures Wireframe Ventures First Round Capital Ripple Ventures Bee Partners Hustle Fund LDV CapitaRead more

    Here’s a list of venture capitalists that invest in the pre-seed stages of startups –

    • Afore Capital
    • Good Capital
    • Fearless Fund
    • London Venture Partners
    • Elevate Capital
    • Whiteboard Venture Partners
    • Grand Ventures
    • Wireframe Ventures
    • First Round Capital
    • Ripple Ventures
    • Bee Partners
    • Hustle Fund
    • LDV Capital
    • New York Venture Partners
    • Frontline Ventures
    • Geekdom Fund
    • Village Global
    • Scopus Ventures
    • Forward Partners
    • Curious Capital
    • Pear VC
    • FirstMark Capital
    • Mucker Capital
    • Supernode Ventures
    • K9 Ventures
    • Charge VC
    • Ludlow Ventures
    • Corigin Ventures
    • TRIVE Ventures
    • Kindred Capital
    • Trilogy Equity Partners
    • OneWay Ventures
    • Radical Ventures
    • Hardware Club
    • Hemisphere Ventures
    • Tiny VC
    • UpWest
    • Elefund
    • Newfund Capital
    • Beast Ventures
    • Resolute Ventures
    • Speedinvest
    • Primary Venture Partners
    • 7 Gate Ventures
    • 212 Capital Partners
    • 55 Ventures
    • 645 Ventures
    • Accelerator Ventures
    • ACE & Company
    • Advancit Capital
    • AF Square
    • Allegro Ventures
    • Arcus Ventures
    • Arnold Capital
    • Array Ventures
    • Base Ventures
    • Bassin Ventures
    • Bee Partners
    • Belle Capital
    • Bennu
    • Blackbird Ventures
    • BOLDstart Ventures
    • Bolt
    • BoostVC
    • Bootstrap Labs
    • Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
    • Canyon Creek
    • Center Electric
    • Coent Venture Partners
    • Commerce VC
    • Common Angels
    • Core Ventures
    • DAN fund
    • Darling Ventures
    • Designer Fund
    • Detroit Venture Partners
    • Divergent Ventures
    • Dorm Room Fund
    • Double M Partners
    • Drummond Road Capital
    • Dundee Venture Capital
    • Female Founders Fund
    • Fenox Venture Capital
    • Firebolt Ventures
    • FireStarter Fund
    • First Step Fund
    • Fortify.vc
    • Founder Equity
    • Founders Co-op
    • Fresh VC
    • Fuel Capital
    • Galvanize Ventures
    • Golden Gate Ventures
    • GovTech Fund
    • Hackers and Founders
    • Healthy Ventures
    • Indicator Ventures
    • Inner Product
    • Inspiration VC
    • K Cube Ventures
    • Kae Capital
    • Kapor Capital
    • LaunchCapital
    • Lemnos Labs
    • Lifeline Ventures
    • Lionbird
    • Ludlow Ventures
    • LVenture
    • Matchstick Ventures
    • Maven Ventures
    • mbloom
    • MentorTech Ventures
    • Mesa Ventures
    • Midven
    • Moneta Ventures
    • Montage Ventures
    • MontaVista
    • Morado Venture Partners
    • Moscow Seed Fund
    • Mucker Capital
    • Neu Venture Capital
    • NewSchools Venture Fund
    • Notation Capital
    • Novastar Ventures
    • Okapi Venture Capital
    • Pipeline Capital Partners
    • Plug and Play Ventures
    • Practica Capital
    • Precursor Ventures
    • Primary Ventures
    • Progress Ventures
    • Quest Venture Partners
    • Red Swan Ventures
    • Riverfront Ventures
    • Rothenberg Ventures
    • Rubicon VC
    • Scout Ventures
    • Scrum Ventures
    • Social Leverage
    • Starta Capital
    • Subtraction Capital
    • Susa
    • Sustainable Conversion Ventures
    • SXE Ventures
    • TEEC Angel Fund
    • TenOneTen
    • The Launch Fund
    • The Valley Fund
    • Thesis Ventures
    • Three Bridges
    • Tomorrow Ventures
    • Unitus Seed Fund
    • Unshackled
    • Uprising VC
    • Utthishta Management Advisors
    • Vast Ventures
    • Vayner/RSE
    • Velos Capital
    • Venture51
    • Winklevoss Ventures (Capital)
    • WISC Partners
    • Work-Bench Ventures
    • ZenShin Capital
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  2. Yes maybe metaphorically, if not literally. The company who is doing a hostile takeover is referred to as a black knight. Generally, a black knight is a company that makes an unwelcome takeover offer for a target company which they don't want to accept. While a white knight is a friendly investor whRead more

    Yes maybe metaphorically, if not literally. The company who is doing a hostile takeover is referred to as a black knight. Generally, a black knight is a company that makes an unwelcome takeover offer for a target company which they don’t want to accept. While a white knight is a friendly investor who advances a friendly takeover offer that enables the target company to avoid the hostile takeover. These both although does opposite work in order to gain the target company, but anyway they make the target company lose its independence.

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  3. Yes janny, a white squire is somewhat similar to the white knight but there's still a major difference. Just like a white knight, a white squire is also a friendly investor comes to the rescue of the target company to preserve it from a hostile takeover. It purchases a stake in the company as a defeRead more

    Yes janny, a white squire is somewhat similar to the white knight but there’s still a major difference. Just like a white knight, a white squire is also a friendly investor comes to the rescue of the target company to preserve it from a hostile takeover. It purchases a stake in the company as a defense to stop the hostile takeover. Although by doing so, a target company would not lose its independence unlike how it happened in case of white knight defense. This is because the white squire only buys a partial share in the company and not the entire company.

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  4. Well a white knight is just one of several strategies that a company can employ to try to stop a hostile takeover. In this strategy a friendly investor would jump in for the rescue of the target company from a hostile takeover. Mostly, company officials reach out a white knight to prevent the companRead more

    Well a white knight is just one of several strategies that a company can employ to try to stop a hostile takeover. In this strategy a friendly investor would jump in for the rescue of the target company from a hostile takeover. Mostly, company officials reach out a white knight to prevent the company’s core business or to negotiate better takeover terms. After this the target company would no more be an independent company but they still prefer being owned by a white knight rather than some hostile takeover.

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  5. According to a definition on Wikipedia, "In business, a white knight is a friendly investor that acquires a corporation at a fair consideration with the support from the corporation's board of directors and management. This may be during a period while it is facing a hostile acquisition from anotherRead more

    According to a definition on Wikipedia, “In business, a white knight is a friendly investor that acquires a corporation at a fair consideration with the support from the corporation’s board of directors and management. This may be during a period while it is facing a hostile acquisition from another potential acquirer or it is facing bankruptcy.” Broadly speaking, in general also, a white knight represents a genial character, in business also when a company is facing a tough time, just like a friend, a white knight investor comes to the rescue. Although the target company does not remain independent, acquisition by a white knight is still preferred to the hostile takeover.

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  6. Everything comes with its own pros and cons so does annuity. Firstly, a common disadvantage is annuity income will be taxed just like ordinary income, so there is a chance that your tax rate could go up between now and the time you want your annuity to start paying out. Also, high fees can often beRead more

    Everything comes with its own pros and cons so does annuity. Firstly, a common disadvantage is annuity income will be taxed just like ordinary income, so there is a chance that your tax rate could go up between now and the time you want your annuity to start paying out. Also, high fees can often be associated with annuities, which can make them among the most expensive investment products on the market.
    Annuities may become a barrier for your flexibility as early withdrawal often means paying a penalty. At the same time, some annuities do allow penalty-free partial withdrawals or disability/hardship exceptions to fees. It can also be noted that annuities restrict the investment options available and saddle investors with limited choices.

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  7. There are actually five categories of annuities and they are as follows: 1. Fixed annuity- As the name suggests, fixed annuities come with a guaranteed and fixed interest rate that doesn’t differ beyond the terms of the contract. They are safe and predictable and these investments also deliver unspeRead more

    There are actually five categories of annuities and they are as follows:
    1. Fixed annuity-
    As the name suggests, fixed annuities come with a guaranteed and fixed interest rate that doesn’t differ beyond the terms of the contract. They are safe and predictable and these investments also deliver unspectacular returns.
    2. Variable annuity-
    Again to go by name, a variable annuity comes with more risks and potentially higher rewards and we can say its opposite of fixed. The interest rate of variable annuities is tied to an investment portfolio. Also, variable annuity payouts can either be fixed or vary along with the account’s performance.
    3. Indexed annuity-
    Indexed annuities basically have characteristics of both fixed and variable annuities. It’s a way to balance the risks and rewards, carrying lower risks than variable annuities and higher income potential than fixed annuities.
    4. Immediate annuity:
    An immediate annuity is just what it’s name says. The payouts begin as soon as the buyer makes a lump sum payment to the insurance company.
    5. Deferred annuity: A deferred payment allows the money in the account more time to grow. Subsequently, that could build up into a substantial sum and result in larger payments.

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  8. As you may know that annuities could be regarded as insurance contracts that guarantee to pay you regular income either immediately or in the future. To start simple, generally, you can buy an annuity in two ways one with a lump sum or a series of payments. After which, you'll receive income or it cRead more

    As you may know that annuities could be regarded as insurance contracts that guarantee to pay you regular income either immediately or in the future. To start simple, generally, you can buy an annuity in two ways one with a lump sum or a series of payments. After which, you’ll receive income or it could be referred to as premium regularly for some period of time or lifetime. Although the income you receive from an annuity is taxed at regular income tax rates and not capital gains rates, which are usually lower. You also need to select a fixed, variable or indexed rate of return
    You must note that investing involves risk like any other investment. The guarantees and protections are subject to the claims paying ability of the issuing company, but the guarantees do not apply to any variable accounts which involve investment risk and possible loss of principal.

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  9. According to a definition, "An income annuity is a financial product designed to swap a lump sum amount for guaranteed periodic cash flow (e.g., monthly or annual payments). An income, or immediate annuity, generally starts payment one month after the premium is paid and may continue for as long asRead more

    According to a definition, “An income annuity is a financial product designed to swap a lump sum amount for guaranteed periodic cash flow (e.g., monthly or annual payments). An income, or immediate annuity, generally starts payment one month after the premium is paid and may continue for as long as the buyer is alive.” Broadly speaking we can conclude that an annuity is a type of retirement income product that you purchase with some or all of your pension bank. This is usually done as it pays a regular retirement income either for life or for a set period. This stream of guaranteed lifetime income payments using a single lump-sum of money is called a premium.

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  10. They can be regulated or may not be regulated, it absolutely depends on a particular region. Although in most of the countries they have rules and laws for it. For instance, according to a source, President Michael D Higgins signed a bill to regulate so-called vulture funds.This law ensures that whoRead more

    They can be regulated or may not be regulated, it absolutely depends on a particular region. Although in most of the countries they have rules and laws for it. For instance, according to a source, President Michael D Higgins signed a bill to regulate so-called vulture funds.This law ensures that whoever is ultimately calling the shots on the management of a loan portfolio will be regulated.

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