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Kabam: Eyes on the Prize

By Andy Gordon on May 4, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Kabam is pivoting. Again. If you invested in the pre-IPO fund we put together with MicroVentures, then you own a piece of Kabam. By the way, you’re in good company. Such big names as Alibaba, Google, Intel, MGM and Warner Bros have also invested in Kabam. It’s the third pivot for the free-to-play gaming company. But this one is different. The other two were a matter of survival. Pivot or fail. This time around, it’s…
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Wefunder Deal Closes Friday

By Adam Sharp on April 23, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, One of our favorite recommendations, Wefunder.com, closes this Friday, April 24. We’ve known the team for a while, and believe it can grow the company into a very large and profitable one. Wefunder is a “portal” site that offers startup investments. It competes with AngelList, Ourcrowd,…
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Portfolio Update: Apploi

By Andy Gordon on April 17, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, My colleague Adam and I had lunch with Daniel Freedman yesterday. Daniel is the chief strategy officer and head of business development at Apploi. We recommended Apploi to Startup Investor members in June last year. Daniel confirmed our own observations. That the company is making good progress,…
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Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on April 14, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, March was a busy month for our companies. Appvance, SpeechTrans and Connect made significant upgrades to their products. And our two startup portal companies continue to upgrade and expand. Below we update you on nine of our 23 holdings (not including our latest recommendation)… That’s the…
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Social Bicyles: Update

By Andy Gordon on March 11, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor: Exciting news for Atlanta residents and SoBi investors… Social Bicycles just signed a contract with the city of Atlanta. It’ll be supplying the city with 500 bikes and 50 rental stations. To refresh your memory… SoBi’s brilliant idea was to put the “brains” of its…
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Dealflicks: New Round

By Adam Sharp on March 3, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor: We recommended Dealflicks to you right before Christmas. We liked this impressive little startup then. We like it even more now. And for the best of reasons. It’s making great strides with its marketing and getting more and more theaters to sign up with it.
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Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on February 12, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, Now that our portfolio has reached 21 companies plus the pre-IPO fund, we’re experimenting with new ways to update members on portfolio companies. We have some exciting updates to share, starting with Underground Cellar. But first, a note about limitations to our updates. Because we aren’t investors…
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Special Invitation Our First 2015 Startup “Demo Day” Event Four Intriguing Startups “Pitching” Their Companies Live on Your Computer Screen… and Answering Your Questions! February 3, 1 to 2 p.m. Register here: https://onevest.com/landing/20150203/digital-demo-day Dear Startup Investor,…
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Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on January 15, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Filling up our startup portfolio with 20 exceptional investment opportunities last year was a blast, but I believe this year will be even better. I’ll tell you why in a moment. Right now I want to give our new members a heads-up… We usually talk about…
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Special Video for Startup Investor Subscribers

By Adam Sharp on December 31, 2014

  Dear Startup Investor: We sent you an invitation the week before Christmas to join our own Andy Gordon in a Shark Tank-like event where he gives his candid thoughts on three founders pitching their startups live and on-screen. In case you missed it – and as promised – we’re…
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Special Event for Startup Investor Subscribers

By Adam Sharp on December 17, 2014

Dear Startup Investor, Apologies for the late notice, but if you’re available at 1 p.m. Eastern today, you’re going to want to see this. Our own Andy Gordon will be participating in a live Q&A with three companies that are currently fundraising. You’ll be able to participate as well. It’s…
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Update: MicroVentures Pre-IPO Fund

By Adam Sharp on December 16, 2014

I wanted to provide a quick update on our pre-IPO investment opportunity. So far, our members have invested more than $3 million. Our partner, MicroVentures, was able to open a second fund to accommodate members and we’re in the process of launching a third. Each fund can accommodate only 99…
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New Recommendation: NetPlenish

By Andy Gordon on December 10, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: I’ve probably seen dozens of e-commerce services launched by startups over the last year. None come close to NetPlenish’s. It’s a great idea backed by uber-successful entrepreneur Steve Markowitz. He already led one startup to over a $2 billion market capitalization. That was when he was CEO…
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SpeechTrans: From 1 million to 100 million users.

By Andy Gordon on November 19, 2014

Founder and CEO John Frei can’t wait for the new year to start. It’s shaping up to be SpeechTrans’ most exciting year yet, says John. He and Co-Founder Yan have planted numerous seeds. Next year, they expect many will blossom. One example: their current deal with African mega-telecom company MTN.
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 Special Invitation To Join Our Free Startup “Demo Day” Event Streamed Live: Two Promising Startups “Pitching” Their Companies and Taking Your Questions An Exclusive Early Investing/Onevest Production October 15, 12 p.m. Register here: https://onevest.com/landing/20141015/digital-demo-day?refcode=startupinvestor Dear Startup Investor, We’re just two days…
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Special Invitation To Join Our Free Startup “Demo Day” EventStreamed Live: Two Promising Startups “Pitching” Their Companies and Taking Your Questions An Exclusive Early Investing/Onevest Production October 15, 12 p.m. Register here: https://onevest.com/landing/20141015/digital-demo-day?refcode=startupinvestor Dear Startup Investor, Save this date: Wednesday, October…