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Crypto Market Musings Despite recent regulatory slip-ups, Coinbase looks like the youngest sibling of the crypto exchange family that can do no wrong. In case you missed it, last week Coinbase reached a $100 million settlement over violations related to anti-money laundering legislation. In short, Coinbase allowed customers to open up accounts without sufficiently checking into backgrounds and had reportedly done very little by way of looking into existing suspicious customers…
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New Pick: Unifying a Divided Smart Home Market

By Andy Gordon on January 12, 2023

Note: This report was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Manager Francis Vu. I was wrong about the Internet of Things (IoT). I began touting the coming revolution in smart devices about eight years ago. I said it…

Three Tips to Maximize Your Collectibles Investments

By Allison Brickell on January 11, 2023

I’m fascinated by antiques. There’s something magical about objects with years of history behind them. They have stories. Anytime I visit an antique shop, I’m surrounded by stories waiting to be discovered.  It can be a fun, sad, and spooky experience all at once. It’s fun…
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Angel Insider: The Dangers of Disrupting the Auto Industry

By Early Investing on January 10, 2023

It’s a tough gig for electric automakers right now. Electric vehicle maker Rivian originally forecast it would produce 50,000 cars in 2022. Then it cut that production target in half to 25,000. And it still missed the target. Rivian produced 24,337 vehicles last year and…
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Some big news hit the crowdfunding world in late 2022: StartEngine announced its plans to acquire fellow crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. Circle, which acquired SeedInvest back in 2019, entered into an agreement to divest SeedInvest to StartEngine. StartEngine announced the news on…
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Behind the Pick: A DEX for the Ages

By Early Investing on January 6, 2023

GMX is the latest addition to the Crypto Asset Strategies portfolio. GMX is a rising star in the world of decentralized exchanges. In November, GMX surpassed Uniswap in terms of daily fees earned. And it has performed remarkably well during the…
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SampleServe Is on the Brink of Major Growth

By Teddy Lyons on January 5, 2023

We recommended SampleServe back in 2020. SampleServe is a Michigan-based provider of environmental project and data management solutions. The company offers environmental sampling tools that allow gas stations and oil companies to monitor and manage underground contaminants as required by law. …

The Early Investing Podcast: What We’d Like to See in 2023

By Early Investing on January 4, 2023

It’s a new year. And investors have a world of possibilities before them. We’re already facing some major challenges left over from 2022 — runaway inflation, a crypto bear market, and worsening climate change, to name a few. But that doesn’t mean 2023 will be a…
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Angel Insider: The Wisdom (and Worries) of Pivoting

By Early Investing on January 3, 2023

Pivoting — changing the core product, service, or fundamental direction of a business — is nothing new in the startup world. Startup founders pivot their companies all the time. Sometimes the pivot is straightforward, like switching from direct sales to a subscription-based revenue model. Other pivots can move…
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Crypto in 2022: The Good, the Bad and the Weird

By Early Investing on December 29, 2022

It’s been a crazy year for the crypto market. We saw high-profile scandals, bankruptcies, hacks and a lot of reduced crypto prices.  We also saw the Ethereum Merge go off without a hitch. We saw the Ukrainian government…

Three Ways 2023 Can Benefit Investors

By Allison Brickell on December 28, 2022

We’re just a few days away from the start of a new year. So I’m reflecting on all the things that have happened in 2022… and all the things that may happen in 2023.  2022 was a rough year for the stock, startup and crypto markets.
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Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Analyst Teddy Lyons. I prefer to stay as far away from hospitals as possible.  Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate hospitals. But I also know that hospitals are…
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New Pick: A Storm-Proof Decentralized Exchange Crypto

By Vin Narayanan on December 22, 2022

There are many things we can learn from the FTX debacle. First, and most importantly, FTX’s core problems had little to do with crypto. Fraud, mismanagement, hubris and lack of board oversight — among other things — created an unnecessary crypto crisis where…

The Early Investing Podcast: Our Favorite Products of 2022

By Early Investing on December 21, 2022

2022 is almost at an end. And as we get ready to enter a new year, the Early Investing team is reflecting on all of the great startups and products we learned about this year.  From botanical non-alcoholic spirits to coffee alternatives…
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A New Standard for Investment Portfolios

By Ahmad Takatkah on December 20, 2022

True innovation in finance is rare. In 1952, Nobel Prize Laureate Harry Markowitz created one such innovation as a long-term portfolio strategy: the 60/40 portfolio. This concept involves investing 60% of portfolio capital in stocks and 40% in bonds. It offers the potential for high returns from stocks…
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World Tree Steps Up Its Game

By Andy Gordon on December 19, 2022

World Tree is raising again — this time on StartEngine. This raise gives old and new investors alike a chance to grab a revenue share of the 2032 Empress Splendor harvest.  Raising every year is baked into World Tree’s…