You should know the importance of investor updates, whether you are a founder of an established company or a tech startup. There is no doubt that monthly or quarterly investor update emails can help develop stronger relationships with all your current investors. On the other hand, the absence of investor updates or a poor structure will likely make your investors lose interest in any further collaboration with you.

Did you know that for an organization that has accepted external financing, building shareholder value is certainly one of the key elements of success? Note that to that end, excellent investor updates:


You may have become used to being frustrated and disappointed by corporate diversity, like the fact that just 1 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are black. It is worth noting that these numbers get only slightly less bleak further down the organizational chart. For example, did you know that only about 9 percent of law firm partners belong to ethnic or racial minorities?

What is the reason for this disconnect? Note that the types of institutional and cultural changes that allow companies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce are significant. This is why they do not usually happen overnight…


With ever evolving and improving technology, no one wants to be left behind when it comes to catching up with the latest trends. In case you still rely on your traditional skills in today’s tech-savvy society, it is unlikely that you will become a successful employee or entrepreneur. To put it simply, since the New Year has approached many people, especially entrepreneurs, seem concerned about advanced tech skills that will be trending in 2019.

There is no denying that with new technologies come new opportunities; however, at the same time they bring a lot of new challenges. And if you…


The CEO and the founder of the private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, Robert F Smith, significantly rose up the Forbeslist of the richest Americans in 2017. He was ranked 226thin the US and was considered by the magazine as one of the most prominent business personalities. Recently according to Forbes, Smith has even surpassed Oprah Winfrey and has now become the richest African-American on the list. A stubborn person who was curious about the workings of transistors and then becoming one of the most successful and well-known investors in the world, Robert F. Smith is someone worth knowing.

Early Stints And The Road To Success

Smith…


One of the most influential African American businessmen, Don Peebles, is an inspiration to many people around the world. He is a real estate developer, a successful entrepreneur, author and the official owner of the Peebles Corporation. With a net worth of around $700M, Mr. Peebles has undoubtedly made a benchmark you can follow for a successful path in business.

Early In Life, His Rise And The First Deal

He was a Rutgers University drop out planning to become a physician to help people in need. During his small duration in college, Peebles was already earning a considerable amount of money-all thanks to his inspiration in real estate business…


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Accredited Investors

Also known as wealthy investors, accredited investors are people who can meet and set specific criteria as per financial laws. Such investors can invest a tremendous amount in numerous private organizations mainly because they can sustain heavy losses.

What Are The SEC Criteria?

The criteria designed by the Securities and Exchange Commission consist of the following requirements:-

Ø The investor should have a net worth of at least $1 million. That can be an individual worth or even a combined worth of both the investor and his/her spouse.

Ø An individual income of at least $200,000 or a joint income of $300,000 with the spouse…


Chris D. Redd

I have a good friend who has a full-time job, but also has an established company that he works on a part-time basis. He has made some tremendous progress. He recently asked me, “how do I add my side business stuff to LinkedIn and still have it look professional?” I responded very quickly, “It’s not a side business…It’s a business, a legitimate one at that!” This should be listed on LinkedIn just as it is. You are a founder and CEO of a company, and you should be listing exactly what you do with this company on a daily basis…

Chris D. Redd

| Investor | Connector| A leader that invests in people and leads by example. Making the Impossible Possible!

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