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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 our friends at RockThePost, is co-hosting a DEMO Day webinar featuring five exciting startups. These companies were personally chosen by me, culled from the dozens of companies listed on…

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…