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While many Americans across the country have pledged to take part in dry January, others still seek out alcohol as a way to relax and socialize.  If only there was a high-quality company that could provide for both types…

Early Investing’s 2022 Predictions Extravaganza

By Early Investing on December 29, 2021

2022 is almost here. And we’re thinking about what the new year might bring. So the Early Investing team has decided to make some predictions – most of which are sure to be wrong. But we like to try anyway.
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12 Things We’re Grateful For

By Early Investing on December 23, 2021

It’s been a heck of a year. We saw Congress propose using crypto to fund a $1 trillion infrastructure bill… ProShares launch the first bitcoin ETF… and NFTs take the world by storm.
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Crypto Insider: Don’t Trust Visa

By Early Investing on December 16, 2021

Visa – which controls around 80% of the global card payments market – is moving into crypto consulting. The company plans to advise clients who want to navigate the world of crypto. And it already has a bank signed up – UMB Bank in Kansas City. Most bafflingly,…
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Startup Insider: The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By Early Investing on December 13, 2021

The holiday season is upon us. And that means it’s time to do some shopping.  If you’re in need of some quality gift ideas, look no further. In this episode of Startup Insider, Vin Narayanan and Andy Gordon provide gift recommendations from some of…

The New Early Investing Website

By Early Investing on December 10, 2021

Using the Early Investing website is about to get easier! For the first time since we launched in 2013, we’re updating the look and feel of our website. And our entire mission is to make it easy for you to use and…
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Crypto Insider: Explaining the NFT Explosion

By Early Investing on December 6, 2021

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have officially taken the world by storm. Collins Dictionary named “NFT” 2021’s word of the year. The use of the term increased 11,000% this year.  In basic terms, an NFT is a piece of digital content linked to the blockchain. NFTs are also…
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Grammarly is on a roll. The popular auto-editing software tool has raised $200 million from Baillie Gifford and other investors at a $13 billion valuation.  Grammarly is not a particularly exciting company. It helps delete unnecessary prepositional phrases and other grammatical errors — not exactly earth-shattering…
It’s almost Thanksgiving. So in the spirit of giving, we have a treat for Early Investing subscribers. We’re thankful for your support of Early Investing. So while we typically only offer our Crypto Insider videos to…
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Crypto Insider: A New Crypto Investor’s Perspective

By Early Investing on November 18, 2021

If you’re new to crypto investing, you’re not alone. Crypto adoption is growing steadily, but it’s far from being a mainstream asset class. Crypto is still a nascent industry that has a lot of maturing ahead of it.  Some investors still see crypto as an exciting…
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In the first three quarters of this year, U.S. venture capitalists (VCs) invested around $59 billion in European startups. And European VCs aren’t worried about it — as long as their startup ecosystem keeps growing. This has a lot of implications for startup investors in the…
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Crypto Insider: Regulators Set Their Sights on DeFi

By Early Investing on November 8, 2021

DeFi — or decentralized finance — is a hot topic in the crypto world these days. And regulators have their sights set on DeFi. In part, regulators are worried about potential fraud and scams. But, interestingly enough, they’re also focusing on what they think are centralized…
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Startup Insider: What Makes a Bad Founder

By Early Investing on November 1, 2021

At First Stage Investor, we spend a lot of time talking about founders. We usually focus on what makes a good founder — the qualities that investors should look for before they sink money into a startup.  But since we just celebrated…
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Startup Insider: The Most Promising Cannabis Companies

By Early Investing on October 25, 2021

Last week, one of the leading marijuana business conventions — MJBizCon — took place in Las Vegas. And First Stage Investor’s own Vin Narayanan was there to see firsthand what’s going on in the cannabis industry. Many people have been disappointed by…
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It’s an exciting week to be a crypto investor. After years of waiting, we finally have a bitcoin ETF!  At least… as close as we can get to a bitcoin ETF right now. ProShares will launch its Bitcoin Strategy ETF tomorrow. The ETF is…