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Daymond John and “Pooor Freddie”

Freddie Dill Sr. was a small business owner, local hero, and personal mentor.

A bl­ue-collar, self-made American entrepreneur through and through.

Nothing was ever handed to him.

Money? He certainly didn’t come from much.

In my neighborhood, he was known as “Pooor Freddie from Queens.”


He didn’t even finish 7th grade.


The world didn’t put too many of those in front of him.

“Pooor Freddie” could’ve spent his time complaining and blaming everyone for the hand he’d been dealt, but that wasn’t his style.

Instead of making excuses – he got to work, made his own destiny, and achieved his own version of the American Dream.

Many years ago,



He polished each hubcap he found one at a time. Sold them the same way.

Few bucks for a hubcap here. Few bucks there.

By the 1970s, he had scavenged, polished, and sold enough to open his own tire store.

He called it “Poor Freddie’s Mud Hole…”

Named after a massive puddle that appeared in front of the store and swallowed the street after even the smallest drizzle.

That puddle was a local landmark for quite a while.

Now, do you notice how Freddie spelled “poor?”

Two “o’s.”

He hadn’t achieved his American Dream… YET.

If you thought Freddie Dill Sr. was satisfied with cutting that ribbon at the grand opening of his tire shop – think again.

He was just getting started.


That's unheard of.

On two different occasions, separated by numerous years, the mayor of New York City named the same street in Queens after Freddie.

First, using his actual name…

Then, after he passed, his nickname.

(Although, they still spelled it without the 3rd “o.”)

Clearly, Freddie Dill Sr. wasn’t your typical Main Street entrepreneur.

But the truth is our country has helped many blue-collar folks like him achieve their American Dreams.

There’s an important reason I’m telling you a little about “Pooor Freddie” right now.

The details of his story could have a direct impact on your future in the best way possible.

Early into his journey, my mentor discovered a powerful secret – a universal truth.

It transformed him from

Poor Freddie” without a dollar to his name and a story few in his community would remember…

Into “Pooor Freddie” with 7 figures in the bank and a neighborhood legacy that’ll inspire generations to come.

The secret he discovered and mastered

Is exponentially more valuable than any check you’ll ever cut a startup – be it for $50 or $50 million.

Should be put into action immediately – as in right now – by any angel investor who wants a shot at earning generational wealth.

I’m not asking you to believe me… YET.

I’m pretty sure you will in a couple of minutes.

That first tire shop – named after a gigantic “mudhole” – became so successful that Freddie wound up owning pretty much the whole block.

He opened an auto repair shop across the street from where he sold tires.

You can see it in all its glory in this photo.

And there’s that third “o” in “Pooor.”

Later, Freddie founded a health and wellness center. 

He ran a successful BBQ restaurant, whose sign lit up the streets and often had a line that wrapped around the corner.

He even amassed a sizeable real estate portfolio.

“Pooor Freddie” lived a rich life that far exceeded his net worth. 

He created too many jobs to count. And he was all about taking care of his neighbors and neighborhood.

Freddie once acquired an empty lot to prevent a tobacco company from placing a billboard there to keep kids from seeing it.

And every 4th of July, he would throw this incredible barbeque at his home, rain or shine. He’d feed 1,000 people for free.

Most he didn’t know. But everybody knew him.

“Pooor Freddie” from Queens built his personal empire the right way. He earned his local fortune and the local fame that came with it. 

Every self-made entrepreneur has that turning point in their story that sets them on their path to greatness.

If we could turn back the clock to the beginning of “Pooor Freddie’s” story, I’m sure we’d learn he wasn’t the first to come across those abandoned hubcaps.

Probably not the 50th either.

He saw something of extreme value that others ignored, and he capitalized on it.

Just like a true, blue-collar Main Street entrepreneur.

To “Pooor Freddie,” those hubcaps were diamonds in the rough.

There are few individuals I hold in higher regard who’ve ever walked on any Main Street – anywhere on this planet – than the late, great Freddie Dill Sr.

After all, we’re from the same neighborhood.

I was a blue-collar American entrepreneur – through and through.

Just like “Pooor Freddie.”

And his path served as my inspiration when I set out to blaze my own.

Why did my Main Street business take my American Dream around the world – but Freddie’s barely reached beyond our neighborhood?

When I was first building my business – back in the early ‘90s – I never really stopped to consider that question.

With the 70-hour workweeks sewing hats in my mother’s basement into the middle of the night – and the constant chaos that comes with being an entrepreneur – it just never crossed my mind.

And I’m sure it never dawned on my mentor, Freddie Dill Sr.

However, in recent years, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the story of “Pooor Freddie.”

Why did I get all the national press while “Pooor Freddie” remained a local celebrity unknown to most?

I realized the singular event that made my American Dream spread around the world. I also realized it’s what prevented Freddie’s from doing the same.

And it’s also what has stopped blue-collar entrepreneurs – who lived far away from our Main Street in Queens – from reaching the pinnacles of their individual American Dreams.

In fact, the differences between Freddie’s and my Main Street – and any other that runs through a small town in Ohio, a big city like Dallas, or up and down the Florida Keys – aren’t as great as most think.

So in theory, the differences between those Main Streets and others in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Jose, San Francisco, or any other Silicon Valley zip code shouldn’t be that crazy either. But that’s not reality.

Let’s be real – Main Street real.

The reality is: Blue-collar entrepreneurs like “Pooor Freddie” have had no choice but to follow the Main Street rules of business.  

The reality is: Silicon Valley startups would go bankrupt if they had to operate like Main Street businesses.

In 2010, Uber was worth just $3.86 million. That sounds like a Main Street business in its early stages.

Do you remember in 2019 when Uber lost $5.2 billion in a single quarter?

Uber burned through more cash in three months than the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of some small countries like Aruba, Barbados, and Antigua.

16 & 8. The first number represents how many years in the red Tesla needed before it reached profitability.

The second number is how many years it took Amazon.

How’d that work out for those companies?

I’d say pretty good, wouldn’t you?

We know it worked out to generational wealth for their earliest angel investors. Reality is reality.

As an angel investor in Silicon Valley startups, I don't care whether the “original” or “next” Uber, Tesla, or Amazon is profitable.

It doesn’t matter.

Reality is reality.

Silicon Valley and Main Street startups play the same game…

But they play by a much different set of rules.

I know this – and I know it from firsthand experience.

Because I had an angel investor – whereas Freddie did not.

Mine just happened to be from Main Street and also my mother.

She caught a lucky break too.

Having me as a son gave her the chance to bet on my high-flying Main Street startup.

And like any Main Street entpreneur, I made the most out of every penny.

Because my blue-collar upbringing gave me a competitive advantage.

Just as it did Freddie.

The “original” Uber, Tesla, and Amazon vs. “Pooor Freddie's” Rib Shack

Altogether, Uber raised $28.54 billion from angel investors, venture capitalists (VCs), and everybody else.

Tesla landed at $13.2 billion, and Amazon, a modest $57.23 million.

(Amazon came from a different era when $57 million was considered a lot of money from institutional investors.)

Do you think a real Main Street business and its founders get to play by those rules?

“Pooor Freddie” sure didn’t.

How much money did he receive from angel investors?

$0.00 (Zero).

He didn’t have any angel investors – he had his checkbook.

Long before Freddie bought that BBQ ribs restaurant – it was a bedrock of the community.

But over the years, it had fallen on hard times.

Freddie wanted to bring this local business back to create more than a dozen jobs in his neighborhood.

In March of 1990, he acquired the run-down property at a city auction for $285,000.

Red tape delays forced Freddie to go deep into a financial hole on the project as he accrued thousands of dollars in mortgage payments. It didn’t stop him. Nothing could.

“Pooor Freddie” put his head down, got his hands dirty, and got to work.

When he received an expedited (and unanimous) approval from the zoning commission, it brought tears to “Pooor Freddie’s” eyes.

And the community supported his business from the second he first opened the door.

Not long after, his rib shack became a success.

When hunting for those elusive “Unicorns,” the most powerful VC firms and billionaire angel investors are always laser focused on Silicon Valley.

To me, Main Street is the last place they want to look. Big mistake.

Every angel investor has different personal goals.

That’s common sense.

It’s time to start thinking about what kind of angel investor you want to be.

Here's what I meant by that…

If hunting for Silicon Valley startups that could become “the next” Uber, Airbnb, or SpaceX is your sole objective for subscribing to A+E, you’re good to go.

That’s why we created A+E.

You and I are all-in on that “Silicon Valley objective.”

Now, I’m unveiling my “Main Street objective.”

I believe I have a way to discover the blue-collar entrepreneurs who can shock the world.

I know Freddie Dill Sr. would’ve if he had been given the chance. I sure made the most of mine.

What if we found Main Street businesses running like real-world businesses not Silicon Valley startups – and we leveled the playing field?

What if we gave them the ability to play by the same rules that create Silicon Valley multibillion-dollar unicorns?

Right now, my scouts are searching the country for Main Street businesses that have incredible potential. Scouts are a secret weapon the VCs use to their advantage. I'm putting them to work.

Not Eligible: Silicon Valley-style startups that require hundreds of millions of dollars of VC money in order to scale and may never achieve profitability.

These Main Street startups must have profitable business models. And they must be able to scale fast with modest investment to achieve even greater profitability.

Do you see this A+E Black Card? It’s for Main Street angel investors.

But it’s not for every Main Street angel investor.

I’m looking for a smaller group.

Net worth doesn’t matter – specific areas of expertise aren’t required either.

This is for Main Street angels who aren’t just mildly interested – but are completely driven to change the rules of the game.

And let me make something as clear as I possibly can.

I’m not setting out to be the savior of entrepreneurial lost causes.

Not at all.

I became an angel investor to make as much as I did as an entrepreneur.

That’s my “Main Street objective” as well.

I know blue-collar entrepreneurs like me and “Pooor Freddie” can enrich angel investors just like those elite rockstar founders of Silicon Valley. 

All we need is a chance to prove it. And when we prove it… we prove it BIG time.

Freddie’s story and mine aren’t even that rare in our own neighborhood. Ray Dalio’s name ring a bell?

Ray Dalio is the 84th richest person in the world.

Net worth? Over $20 billion.

He’s also a self-made… blue-collar… Main Street entrepreneur to the bone.

Ray grew up in Queens, New York, just like me.

He had a lot of side hustles just like I did.

Ray used to caddy at a local golf course for $6 a bag where he would listen to Wall Street traders talk about the market.

He would also collect free coupons that got him free copies of annual reports for many of the Fortune 500 companies.

At the age of 12, Ray bought his first shares of stock – Northeast Airlines out of Boston.

They were on the verge of bankruptcy.

Until famous industrialist and billionaire Howard Hughes bought Northeast.

Ray quickly tripled his return. 

“I thought, this game’s easy. I can make a lot of money on games that easy.”
– Ray Dalio

This is where I’m supposed to tell you “the rest is history.”

But that’s not true.

In the early days, Ray Dalio almost had to shutter the doors at his hedge fund.

He was down to one employee – him.

Yet today, his Bridgewater Associates is regularly ranked as the world’s largest hedge fund.

How did he pull it off?



Ray Dalio didn’t turn to Silicon Valley when he needed help. He turned to his own “Main Street angel” – his father.

Ray received a $4,000 lifeline. From there, the rest is history. That lifeline made it possible for Dalio to…

Grow Bridgewater Associates into a firm that, last time I checked, controlled $154 billion worth of investment capital…

Provide jobs for 1,500 people, and…

Donate over $1 billion to charity.

Not bad for a “Main Street” entrepreneur from Queens.

It’s time we helped a bunch of other folks like him achieve their American Dreams.

This Angels & Entrepreneurs Black Card is solely for Main Street angel investors who want to join my Private Deal Partners.

If you’re going to join anything with my name on it, PLUS the word “Partner” – you should know what that means.

Stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, you name it – all forms of investing carry their own degrees of risk.

They’re all different kinds of bets. Investing in startups – those on Main Street or in Silicon Valley – is no different. It’s speculative. And it’s still a bet.

You’re betting on founders, their dreams, and their startups.

However, what separates angel investors from the pack is – big or small – they can have a direct impact on the future of the startups and entrepreneurs they back.

That requires Main Street angel investors to embrace that universal truth I mentioned at the beginning of this letter.

That same universal truth “Pooor Freddie” and I used to achieve our Main Street American Dreams.

(Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Put in the work.)

Fortunately, polishing those Main Street “Diamonds in the Rough” doesn’t feel like work at all.

Remember, my mother wasn’t punching a clock for me, developing the code for some complex software, sitting in a cubicle creating endless presentations, or anything too challenging.

“The work” my mother put in was just an idea that popped into her head.

The very newspaper ad that landed me the Samsung deal. It sent my startup soaring. That changed both of our lives.

Ray Dalio’s Main Street angel wasn’t spending long hours perched on one of those wobbly rigs hanging from the top of Bridgewater Associates’ HQ washing the outside windows.

Years prior, when Ray was a child, his father opened his first big door by introducing him to the broker who agreed to buy those shares in Northeast Airlines on his behalf.

That’s the winning mindset of a Main Street angel investor who wants to earn generational wealth. You open the doors. You get your hands dirty.

Even if you’re solely focused on Silicon Valley startups – you need to embrace this universal truth.

For instance, I have a friend who happens to be one of history’s greatest Silicon Valley angel investors.

It took him from a net worth of zero to $1.2 billion in nine years.

He “lucked” into making early bets on future unicorns like Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter, among others.

Yet he never founded a company, so he never became a rockstar entrepreneur.

And before repeatedly hitting the startup jackpot – he had spent the same amount of time (down to the millisecond) working as a…

Silicon Valley VC

Silicon Valley engineer

Silicon Valley computer scientist

Silicon Valley janitor

So how did this Main Street angel land so many “once-in-a-lifetime” startup windfalls?

He’s either the luckiest human being to ever walk this planet… or he got his hands dirty.

He offered his mentorship. 

He was always around to lend his opinion in an email, call, or text. Not a door he wouldn’t open nor an intro he wouldn’t make.

Here’s what the co-founder of Twitter said about this
Main Street angel investor.

Take a guess – how would my friend “get his hands dirty” to help the startups in his portfolio?

He would include rockstar founders in his early morning bike workouts to Redondo Beach where they’d swap ideas for their (at the time) unknown startups.

So technically, he was breaking a sweat – but not from what we generally define as “work.” And he had a lot of fun as a mentor while achieving a 10-figure net worth.

This Angels & Entrepreneurs Black Card is for Main Street angel investors who also want to be mentors to the founders of Main Street American startups. Because having mentors is by far the most important secret to a startup’s success.

If you want to take these “Main Street” founders on bike rides – be my guest. I’d like to say I’d join you – but I prefer fishing to biking.

For Private Deal Partners, we’ve created a way for a concentrated and highly motivated group of Main Street angels to invest in and mentor Main Street startups, no matter where they live.

More on the “how” we’ll pull this off in a second. First though, there’s something very exciting that separates “Main Street” from “Silicon Valley” startups.

Main Street may offer unique deals that Silicon Valley never gets a chance to see. I’ll give you a perfect example…

One of my Main Street “Scouts” just brought us...

A Main Street business founded by a husband-and-wife team of entrepreneurs in Las Vegas.

They aren’t setting out to build robots or flying cars.

They make these unique desserts and shakes using all kinds of cereal and ice cream. Brands I didn’t even know existed.

Kit-Kat is also a cereal? Sour Patch Kids too? It’s crazy.

They also have the names we keep in our pantries like Rice Krispies, Chex, Cheerios, and so forth.

They’re combining these cereals with ice cream, waffles, and donuts and turning them into wild and addictive sweet treats.

From initial appearances, this Main Street business checks off all the boxes.

We’re at the earliest stage of examining this opportunity. 

It’s not ready for prime time… yet.

We haven’t completed our due diligence.

When we do, we’ll know for sure.

I have a confession…
I once said “NO” to these Main Street entrepreneurs.

I receive cold pitches seemingly 100 times a day, 7 days a week.

When my scout brought this deal to me and the independent research team, I knew the founders sounded familiar, so I had the team go through my records.

Turns out, I previously said “no” because of the pandemic.

These Main Street entrepreneurs only had one failing location, and it was in a mall, which have become retail graveyards.

A Las Vegas mall during all those lockdowns? Even worse.

But my scout said “YES.”

He’s not a billionaire. He’s not from Silicon Valley.

He’s a self-made, blue-collar entrepreneur, and he’s been “getting his hands dirty” helping Main Street founders for a while – and loves it.

I have other scouts like him out there looking right now.

However, I didn’t know him before A+E

And he didn’t know me when I passed on that deal.

He saw this Main Street business through his own eyes.

And he also saw what it could become.

These “Main Street” entrepreneurs may have created

“the Next” Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen... Maybe even Ben and Jerry’s.

Just look at what some of the biggest dessert names generate in revenue EVERY MONTH.

I’ll repeat…

That’s monthly revenue…

My Main Street scout reached out to the founders and convinced them he could help beyond simply cutting a check.

He made himself available to the founders for advice. He’d text and email with them. Hop on Zoom if they needed to run an idea by him.

My colleague also happened to know some big celebrities through his charity work. Three of them followed him into the deal he negotiated.

One of the biggest names in media invested. An iconic musician joined the team. So did a New York Times best-selling author who you can see on TV almost daily.

Their names haven’t been made public yet, but they’re huge. They saw this opportunity the same way my colleague did.

My “scout” – this Main Street angel investor – also opened some doors for those Main Street founders.

Now, they have a thriving location inside one of Las Vegas’s hottest casinos.

It looks like this every morning before they “open for business.”

Here’s what it looks like after they do…

Lines out the door.

Since that Main Street angel started helping them, they’ve opened more stores across Nevada and one in Arizona.

The founders even asked my scout to fly to Texas to hold early discussions with some folks interested in franchising.

They’re crushing it online too – they have over a half a million followers on the hottest social media app TikTok.

They post a video of customers having fun in their stores – or of them making their desserts with their industrial-looking drill for mixing ice cream…

And suddenly, they can generate millions of views.

That’s a lot of FREE ADVERTISING!

This husband-and-wife team of founders is doing that with their cell phones.

They didn’t hire some 5th Avenue advertising agency.

Right after joining the Private Deal Partners team, my Main Street scout was bugging me to take another look at this dessert business. And that’s what we’re doing.

These guys can open a new spot for like $15K–$50K each, depending on location. The numbers suggest they cover those startup costs in a matter of weeks, making them cash-flow positive in what might be record time.

Just the Nevada stores they have open now will generate 7 figures in revenue a year.

Here’s a little security footage from another shop they’ve opened in the suburbs outside Las Vegas.

This is a random weekday afternoon.

Now, they’re aiming to go big – and go national.

They’re creating a unique opportunity that might just be perfect for my Private Deal Partners.

They want to begin aggressively expanding across the East Coast. And they’re crunching the numbers to offer investors a direct stake in these specific locations.

Think of it as instead of owning a piece of a startup – you own a direct piece of many individual locations, spanning multiple markets.

Like up and down the East Coast of the United States.

Why would you want that?

Imagine walking into one of those stores – maybe with your family or friends – and saying:

“Hey, I own a piece of this.”

Pretty soon, that could become a reality.

This could be an opportunity for angel investors to receive enormous monthly payouts. It’s like owning a Ford dealership that pays you monthly income versus owning Ford’s stock (which currently pays investors pennies in dividends).

You’re dramatically reducing the risk of your investment. Arrangements of this kind have a 90% average success rate – making it the safest business model for entrepreneurs and thus angel investors.

Since the 1940s, these arrangements have served as the #1 vehicle for small businesses to explode into successful national chains (think Walmart, Shake Shack, Dollar General, you name it).

I’ll be the first to admit: Sometimes I get it wrong.

I’ll pass on a deal that turns around and beats all the odds.

It’s all part of the game of angel investing – you win some, you lose some, you miss some.

Rarely do you get a second chance at the ones you missed. That’s why I’m so excited to give this family business a second chance. That doesn’t mean they’ll get it.

Every Main Street startup that’s brought to the table for Private Deal Partners – be it this one or any other – will go through an exhaustive examination process.

Private Deal Partners Examination Process

Step 1: Identify a Main Street Startup

My nationwide scouts and I will identify a Main Street startup that could be a perfect fit for Private Deal Partners. My team will then do what we do best – we’ll dive into the due diligence, learning as much about the business and founding team as possible.

We’ll go through that deal with a laser-focus looking for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We’ll assess the market and that business’s progress so far.

Step 2: Examine the Deal

Once we’re set, a separate A+E Black Card Team will independently examine that deal without my influence or any of my scouts. They’ll have their own stringent review process that serves as an extra safety net.

My deals will be scrutinized the same as anybody else’s. This is our way of helping lower the risk even further. Remove personal feelings – remove personal bias from any deal analysis.

Step 3: The Deal Terms Are Set

If that “Main Street” startup passes this series of tests, that doesn’t mean it’s getting the greenlight.

After everybody’s performed their due diligence, if the A+E Black Card Team doesn’t like the terms of the deal, it’ll get rejected outright – even at the last second. Then the founders can choose whether they want to improve their offer.  But you’ll be kept in the loop the entire time.

Step 4: Examine Startup and Meet the Founders

When a deal is ready to share, you will receive that startup’s Due Diligence Package.

The Private Deal Partners team will send you all of their research and independent analysis, along with a Deep Dive Video that’ll take you point by point through each opportunity.

The founders will participate in a Hot Seat Session. And throughout, you can debate and discuss the opportunity in exclusive breakout rooms.

Step 5: Decision Time

If you choose to invest, great news! The team will also provide you with easy-to-follow instructions.

Step 6: Help That Startup Win

You should be willing to mentor these startups and have an ongoing relationship with the founders. Your insight is critical.

I think it’s time we “get our hands dirty” and give some Main Street startups a shot at becoming Unicorns.

These Main Street founders will be in constant communication with their angel investors – but also the Private Deal Partners who passed on the opportunity.

Because this is the network effect in full force.

And helping these blue-collar entrepreneurs doesn’t always require money.

So my team is going to provide some extra motivation as well.

We’re 3X’ing your rewards points.

Those Main Street founders will offer their own rewards to motivate you to help them – free shares, special perks, it’s up to them to earn your help.

And we’re going to have as much fun as possible while we “get our hands dirty” and do the work.

Private Deal Partners will empower people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise to collaborate with one another in the most efficient and effective way possible.

This can all be done online through live video chats, virtual site tours, and virtual presentations as well as using our cell phones, text messages, a custom-built social network, and our collective intelligence.

Private Deal Partners can “work” together to open doors, share insights, and become a part of each Main Street business’s story.

Members will receive 3X reward points, and I’ll say it again, the Main Street founders will have the freedom to offer their own rewards, including free shares, for helping them.

The ice cream startup I just talked about is still going through the early stages of the review process. I mentioned them to give you a sense of what we’re hunting.

And to help you decide if you’re a good fit to join my Private Deal Partners.

My buddy, Steve Harvey from Family Feud, just brought this Main Street startup to the Private Deal Partners team.

I’m not just hooked on playing Monopoly. I love all board games.

That’s why Steve Harvey called me one night talking about a new Main Street startup he’s helping launch that was founded by some blue-collar American entrepreneurs.

He described it as “the next household name.” And he wanted to know if I was interested. 

Was I? Oh yes, I was.

After hearing his pitch – I sent this opportunity to the Private Deal Partners team.

While the team conducted their due diligence on this startup – I performed my own – like I always do. 

This deal cleared the high bar of our examination process with plenty of room to spare. 

In fact, I was so interested in this Main Street startup that I just joined the board and have already begun “getting my hands dirty” to help them raise capital and propel the business forward.

The easiest way to describe this deal…


The founders have developed the first interactive streaming service exclusively for some of the most popular family games.

What gets me really excited about this startup is their IP (or intellectual property).

They already have IP licenses for Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, The Price is Right – and are now combining them all under one platform.

Plus, they’re in talks with Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hasbro to acquire the rights to other popular titles.

Most board games cost between $10 and $20 each. This startup’s subscription only costs $3.99 a month. That’s a tiny fraction of other streaming platforms like Netflix, HBO Max, or Hulu.

This might not sound like a Main Street startup…


Until now, the founders bootstrapped this entire business.

They’ve traveled a long way without asking for a penny from anybody else.

Now, they believe a highly motivated and helpful group of Main Street angel investors could take them to the next level.

Here’s their genius move…

They inked a deal to put version 1.0 of their app with the physical board games being sold on the shelves of major retailers across the country…

600,000 people have already downloaded that app, and…

When they turn on that subscription model in the months ahead, they won’t have to convert many of those downloads into paying members to transform their startup into a virtual money-printing machine.

Let’s think bigger…

There are about 120 million families in America, give or take.

Of that, 80% play board games every month. That’s 96 million families.

Mobile gaming is a proven $25 billion industry.

This is a Main Street startup with bona fide Silicon Valley, multibillion-dollar, unicorn upside.

That doesn’t make it risk-free. Because no investment opportunity ever is. Main Street or Silicon Valley.

But this deal has a lot of things going for it.

Steve Harvey brought it to me – and he’s on board. I should also mention Ken Jennings – arguably the greatest champion in Jeopardy’s history – is involved with that small Main Street business too.

And I bet a bunch of Main Street angel investors backing this Main Street startup and then “getting their hands dirty” helping it win greatly boosts its chances of becoming a unicorn.

Let’s see what happens when Main Street finally gets to play by the very rules Silicon Valley has taken for granted forever.

We pull this off, and we’d be delivering one heck of a shock to the system.

The “getting your hands dirty” part is on the honor system. It’s not a term in a contract you have to sign to join Private Deal Partners.

The more we help these startups, the more we’ll be able to capitalize on another exciting element I’ve put into play through this initiative.

VCs are starting to wise up to the power of Main Street angel investors. Naturally though, they just want the all-stars – the ones willing to “get their hands dirty.”

Angel investing, like most other types of business, creates a lot of transactional relationships. There’s a beauty, simplicity, and honesty to these types of arrangements. Everybody’s interests are aligned.

Some of the VCs in our network are willing to offer up their later-stage Silicon Valley startup deals to Main Street angels who are eager to help them.

You know – beta testing the products, providing feedback, becoming ultrasupportive fans of the startups – nothing crazy.

Main Street angel investors use social media websites like Facebook just like the partners at venture capital firms.

Main Street angel investors have their own networks of people they can tell about their startups. They have their own unique areas of expertise to offer, their own doors to open.

Now, why would you, me, “we” want later-stage startup deals?

Simple answer – they’re less risky but still provide enormous upside potential.

Here’s a famous example: Look at Facebook’s valuation round by round.

The earliest angels experienced the greatest possible valuation growth at over 21 million percent.

But look at their Series C round, for example.

Do you know who was invited to invest in that round? Microsoft – not Main Street. They valued Facebook at $15 billion.

Hefty price tag at the time, I bet. Not when you consider Facebook became worth $1.078 trillion last summer. That valuation grew by 7,087%.

Would you turn down a chance to get in on the next deal with that kind of potential?

I wouldn’t.

Here’s how this plays out in the real world…

Main Street angels help Main Street startups…

VC firms now want to invest in those Main Street startups, and…

VC firms return the favor and share their later-stage deal flow with those Main Street angels.

That’s a transparent and completely transactional relationship that could make you quite wealthy.

Angel investing was, is, and will always be about who you know and opening doors.

By harnessing the network effect, a group of Main Street angels with a shared goal – no matter their net worth or expertise – can be the deciding factor that transforms a Main Street startup into a unicorn.


You want to “get your hands dirty” and make the biggest difference possible with a carefully selected collection of Main Street startups.

You want to help them win. 

Now, I can’t say this any other way: My Main Street objective is no easy undertaking. It requires a dedicated team to pull everything off.

That means extensive examinations, background checks, and an entirely different approach to evaluating deals and the risks.

That’s why the cost to subscribe and become one of my Private Deal Partners is also not zero… not free.

It costs $1,500. That money is going to be strategically allocated to pull off this objective.

As my Private Deal Partner…

Every month, you’ll receive the details and proprietary independent research concerning a new Main Street startup. You’ll also begin receiving later-stage startup opportunities…

There are special VIP areas of the A+E Network only you can access online, created to help maximize your ability to help Main Street startups…

I’m tripling the points (3X) you’ll earn through the A+E Rewards System. The founders of the Main Street startups will also be empowered to offer you their own rewards, be it free shares or whatever else…

You’ll receive A+E Black Card access at our annual retreat to some very special events and entertainment outings. The perks start long before you arrive too…

When it’s time to arrange your travel for our annual retreat, our VIP Concierge team will do it for free. If you want a special suite or a massage at the resort, they’ll set it up for you. If you want a town car or limo to pick you up at the airport, they’ll arrange that too… 

I’m bumping your donation to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship to $50…

You’ll receive a full 30-day, 100% refund. If my team doesn’t deliver, you are protected…

And a long list of additional perks and upgrades.

Anybody can do this. Main Street angels who strive to be mentors need not be the Daymond Johns of the world.

For most of my life, this Daymond John talking to you now was just a face in the crowd.

I think that’s why everyone started calling me “The People’s Shark.”

I’m all about Main Street – all the time.

We can do this. And we can do it together.

There are over 330 million people who call America home.

Each of us is very different from one another. That’s always been our secret. 

But at our core, each of us is still united by that American Dream. Our individual dreams may differ.

But our nation became the most powerful the world has ever seen because none that came before it fulfilled the individual dreams of their citizens as much as America.

And we accomplished this by bringing so many from all walks of life together through shared opportunities and shared goals – through entrepreneurship and mentorship.

“Pooor Freddie” didn’t have an angel investor, but he DID have a mentor.

His name was Clarence Shackelford, and he was a landscaper.

You can read Freddie’s own words about his mentor.

In reality, a Main Street angel running a convenience store, working in a factory, or leading a successful law firm is working just as hard as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

And that Main Street angel has just as much to offer Main Street founders as any Silicon Valley veteran.

They just haven’t been given the chance.

I want to change that.

“Society rewards those who give it what it wants.” – Ray Dalio

Fill out the order form below to become a member of my Private Deal Partners.

You’ll be instantly upgraded to the ultimate level of membership in our network.

We all know what America and the American economy needs right now…

More thriving Main Street businesses.

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and you're one of my Private deal partners. That's all there is to it.

I have your first "Main Street Startup" deal ready to go.

Your first later-stage startup deal is primed as well.

Current A+E Members are eligible for this special invitation, which I’m proud to say you are.

I can’t wait to welcome you into my Private Deal Partners!

Nobody has ever attempted to do what we’re about to do at this scale. It’s pretty exciting.

Let’s “get our hands dirty” and get to work!

Daymond John
The People's Shark

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