Archive: Early Investing

Exciting news for NFT fans and Avalanche (AVAX) holders: Shopify merchants can now sell Avalanche NFTs through their online stores without having to go through OpenSea. Thanks to Venly, a blockchain startup that created the Shopify NFT minting app, buyers can easily shop for NFTs on Shopify. They don’t need to have a ton of crypto know-how or to even spend crypto. They can purchase the NFT using fiat money and receive a link to a newly created…

Map Your Own Way Through the Collectibles Space

By Vin Narayanan on January 27, 2023

I’ve started collecting maps. I’m not looking for rare or antique maps. Those don’t really interest me. Instead, I’m looking for maps that capture different periods of time — what cities used to look like 100 or 200 years ago. The maps…

First Mover Advantage Is Not as Important as You Think

By Vin Narayanan on January 25, 2023

I skipped out on Wordle-mania two years ago. The game (in which users get six chances to guess a five-letter word) launched in October 2021. And it took off.   People shared their Wordle successes and strategies on Twitter and Facebook. Companies started…

Keep an Eye on Ethereum’s Next Big Upgrade

By Yasmin Sharbaf on January 20, 2023

Crypto Market Musings Crypto investors might finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Over the past month, bitcoin has risen 25% to reach around $21,000 as of this writing, and ethereum is up by nearly 30% at a price of $1,560.  This…
The private markets have a transparency problem. Current regulations don’t require private companies to provide the same amount of information to investors as public companies are required to provide. And this is doing some real harm to investors.  How did we get here? And can things…
Crypto Market Musings Despite recent regulatory slip-ups, Coinbase looks like the youngest sibling of the crypto exchange family that can do no wrong. In case you missed it, last week Coinbase reached a $100 million settlement over violations related to anti-money…

Three Tips to Maximize Your Collectibles Investments

By Allison Brickell on January 11, 2023

I’m fascinated by antiques. There’s something magical about objects with years of history behind them. They have stories. Anytime I visit an antique shop, I’m surrounded by stories waiting to be discovered.  It can be a fun, sad, and spooky experience all at once. It’s fun…

The Early Investing Podcast: What We’d Like to See in 2023

By Early Investing on January 4, 2023

It’s a new year. And investors have a world of possibilities before them. We’re already facing some major challenges left over from 2022 — runaway inflation, a crypto bear market, and worsening climate change, to name a few. But that doesn’t mean 2023 will be a…

Three Ways 2023 Can Benefit Investors

By Allison Brickell on December 28, 2022

We’re just a few days away from the start of a new year. So I’m reflecting on all the things that have happened in 2022… and all the things that may happen in 2023.  2022 was a rough year for the stock, startup and crypto markets.

The Early Investing Podcast: Our Favorite Products of 2022

By Early Investing on December 21, 2022

2022 is almost at an end. And as we get ready to enter a new year, the Early Investing team is reflecting on all of the great startups and products we learned about this year.  From botanical non-alcoholic spirits to coffee alternatives…

2022 Homebuyers Are All About Affordability

By Carolyn Price on December 16, 2022

As 2022 comes to an end, investors might begin to make resolutions and predictions for the upcoming new year. And one area of investing that’s drawing much speculation and discussion is the U.S. residential housing and mortgage market.  Looming over optimistic predictions of the U.S. economic…

Crypto Regulations Are on the Horizon

By Vin Narayanan on December 14, 2022

I had planned on writing about startups today. A major scientific breakthrough in fusion happened this week. The implications for humanity and startups are astounding. But then two massive crypto stories broke, so startups (and fusion) will have to wait.

SBF and the Fear of Future AI Overlords

By Olivia Strobl on December 9, 2022

Crypto Market Musings Over the past week, bitcoin and ethereum have begun to stabilize following the spectacular collapse of FTX and the fall of crypto tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). BTC prices have hovered around $17,000, and ETH prices have hovered around $1,300. According to…
Now that we’re in the holiday season, the Early Investing team is reflecting on the startups and products we’ve discovered over the past year. When we get closer to Christmas, we’ll share some of our favorites.  But before we get to the…

What DeFi Needs to Mature Into a Thriving Ecosystem

By Vin Narayanan on December 2, 2022

Crypto Market Musings There are two things driving the market right now: FTX collateral damage and potential interest rate hikes. Every time an FTX domino falls — like BlockFi declaring bankruptcy a few days ago — crypto…

Startups Could Revolutionize the Supply Chain

By Allison Brickell on November 30, 2022

When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency in January 2020, we had no idea how long-lasting COVID’s impact would be. Almost three years later, we’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic. People are still catching COVID. And the damage COVID did to…