Database: Comparison of 1,224 Venture Capital Firms

 

Here's a very nice comparison of 1,224 VC firms - including detailed contact information!

You might want to download and print a hard copy of this ASAP.

Some VC's don't like folks to know how to reach them. LOL!

Miami Heat's LeBron James Profits $30 Million on Apple-Beats Deal

 

The Apple-Beats deal is apparently a big slam-dunk for LeBron James.

In a story about the Miami Heat possibly targeting free-agent Carmelo Anthony, ESPN writers Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst casually mentioned that Lebron James realized a $30 million payout after Apple agreed to buy Beats Electronics.

While James was leading the Heat to a victory over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals, sources say the 29-year-old was finalizing what is believed to be the biggest equity cash payout for a professional athlete in history as part of Apple’s recent $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics. Sources briefed on the situation say James realized a profit of more than $30 million in cash and stock in the Beats sale after he had struck a deal to get a small stake in the company at its inception in 2008 in exchange for promoting its high-end headphones.

For wearing headphones, he would get $11 million more than he makes per year for doing what he does best, playing basketball.

Please read more in the Washington Post.

Mr. Earl Never Made Over $12/Hr In His Life But Has Over Half A Million In His Bank Account!

 

Please learn more about Mr. Earl here and here.

Mr. Earl is the MAN! LOL!

FORBES WOMAN AFRICA: Turned $100,000 Into $200 Million

In the April/May issue, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA explores the experiences, struggles and achievements of a variety of female entrepreneurs across Africa.

Forbes talks to the founders of Wiphold, the pioneers of women’s investment and empowerment in South Africa. Also in the issue, an exclusive with former South African Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene of Monaco, and a report on the creative convergence at the Design Indaba in Cape Town. Plus all the regular features such as fashion, books and sport.