Author: Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp the founder of, a new e-letter focused on equity crowdfunding. He is an active investor in more than 50 startups. A former financial advisor, he also has extensive experience with internet marketing and financial writing. He has built 3 profitable web businesses.

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The Long-Term Risks of Not Owning Cryptocurrency

By Adam Sharp on December 1, 2017

The risks of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are clear: You could lose money. But what are the risks of not owning them?

Hold Strong During This Week’s Volatility

By Adam Sharp on November 30, 2017

This was one crazy week in the world of cryptocurrencies. Our portfolio has been on fire over the past few weeks. But today things are selling off hard. This correction is to be expected, and I can’t emphasize enough that this is nothing to be concerned about. As I type…
We’ve done quite well on our Bitcoin Cash (also called “Bcash”) position, and I have decided now is the time to take profits. Important: The Bcash ticker on Bittrex (our recommended exchange) is BCC. It may vary depending on your exchange. Just be sure you’re selling Bitcoin Cash, NOT bitcoin…

Use ICOs to Find the Next Bitcoin(s)

By Adam Sharp on November 24, 2017

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are rocketing to new all-time highs. Today we explain the ICO phenomenon and look where the industry’s headed.
In this market, you need only one small investment to change your life. There are thousands of crypto millionaires and more are being minted every day.   There are FIVE criteria my picks must pass before I recommend investing in them: leadership, market size, code, tokenomics and, for ICOs, ICO…

Bitcoin Is Just Doing Its Thing

By Adam Sharp on November 3, 2017

I continue to believe what we’re seeing is the beginning of bitcoin and cryptocurrency going mainstream. So when I hear that bitcoin is a “bubble,” I chuckle.
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) show no sign of slowing down. According to Bloomberg, this time last month the amount raised from ICOs surpassed $2 billion. It’s now moved north of $3 billion in that short amount of time. In total, investors have contributed more than $3 billion to more than…

New Recommendation: Jetpack

By Adam Sharp on October 11, 2017

Deal Details Minimum investment: $50 Investment type: Crowd SAFE (convertible note) Valuation cap: $3 million Deadline: October 27, 2017 Investment portal: Republic Dear First Stage Investor, We are living in an increasingly on-demand world. People want and need things right away. This is especially true on…

The Bitcoin Rally Is Back

By Adam Sharp on September 21, 2017

Last week, the price of bitcoin dropped sharply after Chinese officials announced they would be closing most cryptocurrency exchanges. In the update we sent Friday, when bitcoin had dipped to around $3,000, I said this was no reason to panic, and definitely not a reason to sell. In fact, we…

A Volatile Week for Cryptocurrencies

By Adam Sharp on September 7, 2017

I have just a quick update for everyone this week. I’m in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow, where my friends at The Oxford Club invited me to speak to some of their Members about cryptocurrencies and equity crowdfunding. It was a volatile week for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin briefly touched a new…

Keeping Up With the Bitcoin Boom

By Adam Sharp on August 31, 2017

A note from the Managing Editor: As promised, this week marks the launch of a brand-new benefit for First Stage Investor subscribers. Starting today, you will begin receiving the Weekly Update every Thursday. Because the Weekly Update is an exclusive benefit for subscribers, it will provide insights and updates that…

New Recommendation: Geostellar

By Adam Sharp on August 24, 2017

Deal Details Minimum investment: $100 Raising up to: $1 million Valuation: $22 million cap (the max your investment will convert into shares at) Industry: Renewable energy Investment portal: Republic Dear First Stage Investor, What’s the first thing that pops into people’s heads when they…

It’s Bitcoin’s Time to Shine

By Adam Sharp on August 4, 2017

The cards are lined up perfectly for bitcoin. Its primary competitors are all vulnerable to disruption.

What Happens if Bitcoin Goes Mainstream?

By Adam Sharp on July 21, 2017

Bitcoin is spreading virally, and it may be headed for mainstream adoption. What would the price look like if we got there?

New Recommendation: WhiteClouds

By Adam Sharp on May 9, 2017

Deal Details Minimum investment: $1,000 Valuation: $18 million (conversion cap) or 10% discount to next round’s price Raising up to: $1 million Investment portal: Wefunder I’m going to keep this alert brief. Our new recommendation, WhiteClouds, just launched on Wefunder late…