Archive: Early Investing

As expected, the SEC rejected the Winklevoss ETF proposal. But the way it was rejected shows it's just a matter of time before a bitcoin ETF is approved.
SoftBank is fond of writing big checks to fund startups. But founders should be wary. Big checks can come with big problems.

Survey of Bitcoin Owners Yields Interesting Results

By Allison Brickell on July 23, 2018

While various government agencies begin to tackle crypto regulation in different ways, investors are also taking varying approaches.
The Early Investing team looks at how the strong showing for IPOs in 2018 will affect investors with startup portfolios, and Congress is taking steps toward developing cryptocurrency policy.
After years of keeping bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at arm’s length, Congress looks like it’s getting serious about regulating digital assets.
Andy sits down with the founder of Pixilated, a photo booth startup, to learn about the ways the company is tackling its market.

Venture Capitalists Go All In

By Allison Brickell on July 16, 2018

For most of this decade, angel/seed investing has been clearly outpacing early venture capital. This is presenting an opportunity for early investors.
When you invest in a pre-IPO startup, you to need to wait (for now) for one of two key events to profit on your investment.
A strong economy has venture capital firms funding startups at a rate we haven’t seen since 2000.

How Marijuana Will Change the World

By Adam Sharp on July 13, 2018

The end of cannabis prohibition is near. The implications for society are excellent.

Market/Product Fit Is Critical in Investing

By Andy Gordon on July 11, 2018

Andy Gordon uses some of the world’s biggest product failures to illustrate a critical rule in investing.

Keep Hodling On

By Allison Brickell on July 9, 2018

Holding your crypto means taking the long view.

Diversifying and Finding Investment-Worthy Startups

By Early Investing on July 8, 2018

Early Investing co-founders Andy Gordon and Adam Sharp answer questions about diversifying your cryptocurrency portfolio and where to find pre-IPO startups to invest in.

Big Investors Gear Up for Bitcoin

By Vin Narayanan on July 7, 2018

Prices of bitcoin rallied this week as institutional investors began moving in, and one big company showed how serious it was about blockchain.

Being Greedy at the Right Time

By Adam Sharp on July 6, 2018

Emotional trading is the enemy of all investors. Here’s how to properly invest.
Andy Gordon isn’t impressed by Amazon’s $1 billion purchase of PillPack. He explains why here.