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Startup Insider: The Power of Luck

By Early Investing on March 17, 2022

When investors evaluate startups, they need to consider a wide range of factors. Some factors — like founder experience and financial performance — are straightforward. Others — like profit potential and scalability — are more speculative and difficult to measure. Then there’s luck. As defined by Merriam-Webster, luck is a force that brings good fortune or adversity. And luck is not something that we can control. It is success (or failure, if you’re unlucky)…
I once ran a business in Asia. And the only reason I made a bit of money was because I was more lucky than business savvy.  But when I went to Thailand, I was prepared. I had a great plan. Thailand had just approved some new…
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Startup Deals for Accredited Investors Only

By Vin Narayanan on March 15, 2022

Early Investing co-founder Andy Gordon and I recently met with several founders in Los Angeles and San Francisco. We’re looking for startups that you might be interested in investing in. The startups we looked at included cutting-edge robotics companies, medtech disruptors and moonshots that could change…
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Crypto Insider: Crypto Proves Itself in Russia-Ukraine War

By Early Investing on March 14, 2022

Crypto is experiencing its first major war. And it has a big role to play. The Ukrainian government has received millions of dollars’ worth of crypto donations. It’s creating an NFT to support its military. And a growing number of Ukrainians…
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Re-Evaluating Your Crypto Holdings

By Adam Sharp on March 11, 2022

Well, this is my last update for you guys. Vin, Andy and the rest of the team will be taking over Crypto Asset Strategies going forward. You’re in good hands. Vin is an old pro by this point and made an amazing…

What to Expect in Economic Warfare

By Adam Sharp on March 11, 2022

This will be my last article for Early Investing. I have absolutely loved my time here. It’s simply time to move on. You all are in amazing hands. I’m working on a new project called Convivium…
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The five most exciting future markets are, in no particular order, robotics, medtech, fintech, energy and space/aerospace. But only one of them is harboring a big ugly secret.  And that’s the space market.  Imagine the FDA allowing companies to avoid listing harmful side effects…
Since Russia invaded Ukraine two weeks ago, the war has taken over worldwide news headlines. From the atrocities of war to human rights catastrophes, heroic acts by Ukranians and the impact of the war on the global markets, it’s hard to keep up with all of the news.
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Keeping an Eye Out for Startups That Automate Work

By Vin Narayanan on March 8, 2022

The labor market is tight. The American economy added 678,000 non-farming jobs in February as the unemployment rate fell to 3.8%. New jobless claims are at their lowest levels since the start of the…
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Startup Insider: Ukraine’s Mighty Startup Scene

By Early Investing on March 7, 2022

When news broke that Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, people around the world responded with shock. Now headlines about the ongoing war describe civilians fleeing their homes, protesters resisting Russian forces and government officials discussing their next moves. But the mainstream headlines may not tell…
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Crypto Monitor: Is Solana Worth Investing In

By Early Investing on March 4, 2022

The Crypto Asset Strategies team has been tracking Solana (SOL) for a while now. The coin uses both proof-of-stake and proof-of-history protocols, which makes for a fast, energy-efficient way of tracking and processing transactions. In fact, Solana is faster and cheaper than Ethereum. …

Use These Assets to War-Proof Your Portfolio

By Adam Sharp on March 4, 2022

What a week it’s been. My God.  The good news is that I don’t think we’re going to see a direct military conflict between the U.S. and the EU against Russia. And the same for a no-fly zone. It’s too risky. Putin has made…
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Competition is an essential part of the startup world. When evaluating a startup, investors need to study its target industry and understand what its competition looks like.  But this is where investors typically fall into a trap. If the startup has a lot of competitors, investors…

Is Hawaii a Startup Paradise?

By KingsCrowd on March 2, 2022

Note from Early Investing’s editors: There’s been a lot of buzz about how Silicon Valley may be losing its throne as a startup hub. Factors such as sky-high living expenses in California, the rise of remote work and online startup investing are changing the entrepreneurial and venture capital…
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Angel Insider: Should You Invest in the Metaverse?

By Early Investing on March 1, 2022

Venture capitalists invested more than $10 billion into the metaverse last year. And the trend shows no signs of slowing. But what exactly is the metaverse? And is it worth investing in? The short answer is that it’s a digital…
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Crypto Insider: All About Crypto Mining

By Early Investing on February 28, 2022

As the crypto market matures, a growing number of investors are adding crypto assets to their portfolios. Various crypto projects are making promising progress – like improving transaction speeds and cutting down on fees. So the market is only getting more inviting. But few investors truly…