Start small. Invest more as you learn more. And never invest more than 5% of your net worth in startups—these investments are risky and illiquid.
Diversify. Only invest if you have enough capital to make 15-20 startup investments. Even still, you should expect your total losses to exceed your gains.
Past performance does not predict future success. Just because a syndicate or fund has made money in the past, doesn't mean it will make money in the future.
Co-invest with experienced investors and syndicate leads. Make sure you invest on similar terms and understand the terms that are different.
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Don't invest in a company just because it has good press or famous investors.
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