Author: Andy Gordon

I made my chops as an entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of experience at building wealth for myself and others. I graduated from the London School of Economics a year after the bicentennial. By the way, this is the same school that produced 34 heads of state including John F. Kennedy… and another 18 Nobel Laureates…

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New Recommendation: Privy

By Andy Gordon on August 19, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Boy, does digital marketing have a long way to go. Sure, there’s no shortage of ways to advertise digitally. Choose one you like best: organic posts, promoted posts, Facebook ads, Google display ads, other online ads or email campaigns. It’s a pretty good range of choices, I’ll…

New Recommendation: Social Rewards

By Andy Gordon on August 14, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Restaurants, stores and airlines have loyalty programs. Heck, even your local supermarkets have them. And why not? Reward programs are booming. Retailers of all stripes are getting people more involved through sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. But left behind is the $40 billion movie industry.

New Recommendation: Geekatoo

By Andy Gordon on June 26, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: My only question about startup Geekatoo is what took so long for somebody to do this? Need help with your computer, smartphone or TV? Place an order online, or go through the company’s app, and Geekatoo will send a qualified technician to your home. They’ll fix…

Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on June 10, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Your startup portfolio has ten holdings. We added the latest ones, Apploi and Connect, in the last couple of weeks. So, in going over the latest developments of our startups, we’ll be skipping them. Let’s start with one of the busiest companies in our portfolio, Wefunder, headed…
Dear Startup Investor: I’ve evaluated about 300 startups since the beginning of the year. Many of them had nice technology and pretty good leadership teams. But I didn’t bite. Why? They didn’t have what the company I’m recommending to you today has in spades. Many times these new technologies simply…

Notice: Wefunder Round Closing Soon

By Andy Gordon on May 23, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: On tax day, we recommended one of our favorite startup investing portals to you: Wefunder. I’d like to congratulate those of you who invested in this outstanding startup. But if you held back, I’ve got good news for you. There’s still time to change your mind…

Full Startup Investor Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on April 28, 2014

Dear Startup Investor, We have eight startups in our portfolio. Four have completed their fundraising. And most of the other four are getting close. So instead of giving you the latest developments on our portfolio holdings, we’re doing something a little different this month. We’re highlighting the four companies still…

New Recommendation: SeedInvest

By Andy Gordon on April 22, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: The startup scene is about to experience explosive growth. And I want you to take full advantage. We’re getting closer and closer to D-Day. Pretty soon every adult American will be able to invest in startups. Right now that’s not the case. You have to make over…
Dear Startup Investor: Our current startup recommendation is a little different. The previous ones came to us as strangers. We only gave a thumbs-up after becoming absolutely convinced that they were great companies. Today we’re recommending Wefunder. And it comes as no stranger to us. I know this outstanding company…

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…