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Q&A: Make Sure You Avoid These Investment Mistakes

By Early Investing on November 4, 2018

Some investing mistakes are worse than others. Adam Sharp talks about how to avoid making the absolute worst ones in pre-IPO startups and cryptocurrencies.

Startups Are Ready for Private Equity Crowdfunding

By Vin Narayanan on November 3, 2018

The founders of startup companies are ready to hop off the venture capital train and try private equity crowdfunding. But there’s one thing holding them back.

Haven Protocol Rises on High Volume

By Adam Sharp on November 2, 2018

Dear Member, Our latest pick, Haven Protocol (XHV), continues to perform well. It’s now up 39% since our initial recommendation and is up 19% today. Today’s move appears to be based on a new announcement that Haven Protocol will offer the ability to convert XHV to stablecoins based on…

Nassim Taleb: Today Is Riskier Than 2007

By Adam Sharp on November 2, 2018

Nassim Taleb, who called the last financial crisis and profited from it, warns that today’s situation is more dangerous.

New Recommendation: Canopy Growth Corporation

By Adam Sharp on November 1, 2018

Deal Details Type: Stock Ticker: NYSE: CGC Current price: $37.44 Buy up to: $40 Dear First Stage Investor, Cannabis stocks have been getting crushed right as Canada has begun selling legal recreational pot. It’s a typical “sell the news” reaction. There were such high expectations going in, it’s an understandable…

Smart Investors Are the Remedy for Crappy ICOs

By Andy Gordon on October 31, 2018

As crypto comes down from its bull market highs, we’re dealing with the aftermath. And there are a few things investors should be aware of.

NowRx Plans to Expand

By Andy Gordon on October 29, 2018

What do I know now about First Stage Investor portfolio holding NowRx that I didn’t know before? A lot. Vin Narayanan (our Senior Managing Editor) and I had the pleasure of breaking bread with NowRx CEO Cary Breese and Chief Technology Officer Sumeet Sheokand last Friday in San Francisco. Vin…

Startups to the Rescue

By Allison Brickell on October 29, 2018

Global warming has become a massive problem. But startups can tackle it in ways that might just save the planet.
We’re busy traveling this week, so we’re taking the opportunity to revisit a Mailbag we published over the summer. Its insights haven’t lost their relevance. - The Early Investing Team

Crypto Is a Work in Progress, Not a Finished Product

By Vin Narayanan on October 27, 2018

Critics treat crypto like it’s a finished product instead of an evolving product. It's the same mistake internet critics made.

Crypto Monitor: Explaining Haven Protocol Edition

By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2018

Summary In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp looks at why people should invest in Haven Protocol (XHV), Fidelity joining the institutional move into crypto, a new upcoming catalyst and much more. If you’re interested in a particular topic, we’ve listed…

Crypto Flight to Safety

By Adam Sharp on October 25, 2018

The crypto market has been holding up incredibly well over the last few months. It’s impressive, especially considering that markets have been dumping so-called “risk assets” like growth stocks. Tech stocks have been getting ripped up lately, but crypto has been steady through the storm so far. The market has…

Why Public Blockchains Will Outlast Private Blockchains

By Andy Gordon on October 24, 2018

Private blockchains may be advancing more quickly than public blockchains, but they lack key qualities that will help them survive in the long run.

Earn Bitcoin for Completing Simple Tasks

By Adam Sharp on October 23, 2018

Instead of a traditional airdrop recommendation, today I’m going to tell you about a unique way to earn bitcoin online. The service I’m talking about is Earn pays users to answer questions, complete surveys and do simple tasks on the web. Everything is paid out in bitcoin, and it…

Five Things You Can Learn From a Successful Investor

By Andy Gordon on October 22, 2018

You can learn a lot from extraordinary investors.

Stablecoins Shift in Value

By Allison Brickell on October 22, 2018

Stablecoins are meant to hold steady, but lately the market has started valuing them differently... and it’s an interesting reflection of how the market perceives risk.