Archive: Early Investing
Congressional Hearings Show Appetite for Smart Crypto Regulations
By Vin Narayanan on July 20, 2018
After years of keeping bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at arm’s length, Congress looks like it’s getting serious about regulating digital assets.
Q&A: A Founder’s Journey From Hardware to Pure Software
By Andy Gordon on July 18, 2018
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.
Q&A: Think Long Term With Pre-IPO Investments; Living on Bitcoin
By Vin Narayanan on July 15, 2018
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.
News Fix: Venture Capital Funding Rising to New Heights
By Vin Narayanan on July 14, 2018
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 Gives Amazon’s PillPack Acquisition a “4”
By Andy Gordon on July 4, 2018
Andy Gordon isn’t impressed by Amazon’s $1 billion purchase of PillPack. He explains why here.
Crypto Insiders on the Best Investment Opportunities
By Allison Brickell on July 2, 2018
A Foley & Lardner survey of cryptocurrency executives revealed a lot of interesting things about where the crypto industry may be heading... and where things are still murky.
Mailbag: Defining Arbitrage and Coinbase Customer Service
By Early Investing on July 1, 2018
Andy Gordon answers a question about arbitrage while Adam Sharp goes behind the Coinbase headlines.
News Fix: Bitcoin, Gold and Cannabis Take Their Turn in the Spotlight
By Vin Narayanan on June 30, 2018
The News Fix wonders why bitcoin and gold prices are falling at the same time before jumping to some more good bitcoin news, the rising interest in cannabis-related businesses and other news of the week.
Lessons From a16z’s New Crypto Fund
By Adam Sharp on June 29, 2018
One of the most powerful venture capital firms in the world launched a $300 million crypto fund this week. Here’s what we learned.