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New Recommendation: StackIQ

By Adam Sharp on April 7, 2014

We’re very excited about this new recommendation, StackIQ. The company operates in the big data and cloud computing spaces. So what is big data? It’s all about getting value from large sets of data. And it’s a very fast-growing industry. Big data is projected to be a $16.1 billion market in 2014. A business can learn all sorts of things by analyzing its data. What are customers buying? How often are they buying? What can we do to make…

Next Caller: Transforming Customer Service

By Andy Gordon on April 1, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: I don’t know anyone who likes to talk with a call center. The most frustrating part? Wading through a slew of choices a pre-recorded voice puts to you before you reach a real honest-to-goodness human. Then that person asks for your name and membership (or credit card)…

Full Startup Investor Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on February 28, 2014

Dear Startup Investor, In today’s alert I am going to give a full rundown on our current portfolio. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started… Update on Ansa Ansa’s founder, Natalie Bryla, is getting some great exposure these next two weeks. First…

Special Invitation for Members Only

By Andy Gordon on February 19, 2014

Invitation for STARTUP INVESTOR SUBSCRIBERS Five “Private Placement” Opportunities Streamed Live (A “Shark Tank” Event Taking Place on February 24th) From the desk of Andrew Gordon: Last week I sent you an invitation to join us in an exclusive event showcasing…

Exclusive Invitation

By Andy Gordon on February 10, 2014

Dear Startup Investor Subscriber: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be Mark Cuban or Lori Greiner, two of the sharks on the TV show, “Shark Tank”? Well, stop wondering and start experiencing it for yourself. On February 24, 7-8 p.m., the Startup Investor, together with…

Special Update Alert: SpeechTrans Comes to Baltimore

By Andy Gordon on February 7, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Founder John Frei made the hike from Florida to Baltimore by plane. Co-founder Yan Auerbach trekked by car from New Jersey to our offices in Baltimore, Md. We’ve already talked three dozen times over the phone. But, as I like to tell my fellow co-founder of the…

Further Instructions on Latest Recommendation

By Andy Gordon on January 22, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: I have further instructions for those of you who wish to invest in the syndicate that is raising funds for Appvance. The original recommendation was sent to you yesterday. The first thing you need to do is register with AngelList. Go the site and click…
I just read an article this weekend on Target’s (NYSE: TGT) enormous data theft by hackers from Central Europe. The New York Times did a great job detailing how these cybercriminals pulled off a heist of up to 40 million Target customers. Ultimately, it could involve outing more than…

Update on Three: Ansa, SpeechTrans & MST

By Andy Gordon on January 17, 2014

Welcome to the first monthly update of Startup Investor. It’s on the three companies we recommended to new subscribers in December: messaging platform Ansa, cloud-based speech translator SpeechTrans and medical equipment company Medical Surgical Technologies. But I can tell you this right now… All three are progressing…