Archive: First Stage Investor

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Startup Insider: Investing During a Pandemic

By Vin Narayanan on July 9, 2020

We have a special Thursday edition of Startup Insider for you this week. In this week’s show, Adam Sharp and I talk about how to approach investing in the middle of a pandemic. Watch the video below. Or read on for more details on the topics we covered in this week’s show. Summary In this week’s show, Adam and I talk about: Startup investing deal flow Equity crowdfunding gaining acceptance…
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Invest in Fixing the Trucking Industry

By Andy Gordon on July 1, 2020

Deal Details Startup: Fleeting Security type: Crowd SAFE Discount: 20% Valuation (cap): $10 million Minimum investment: $100 Where to invest: Republic Deadline: Invest ASAP! Raise is almost filled up What I do is very simple. I try to find very…
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Startup Insider: Dusting Off the Crystal Balls

By Early Investing on June 29, 2020

This is an interesting moment in time for startup investing. When it comes to making investment decisions, crowdfunders and venture capitalists are on relatively equal footing thanks to COVID-19. In this edition of Startup Insider, Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan dust off their crystal balls and look at the futures…
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Invest in the Startup Changing HR

By Andy Gordon on June 25, 2020

TV has made dysfunctional families (Arrested Development) and companies (The Office) cute and funny. They’re not. And maybe that’s why we watch these shows. If we don’t laugh, we’d probably cry. I’m not sure how one would restore a dysfunctional family to emotional health. But now there’s a remarkable company…
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Startup Insider: How to Shoot for the Moon

By Early Investing on June 22, 2020

Investing in startups can be tricky. Investing in moonshot startups is even trickier. In this edition of Startup Insider, Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan take a deep dive into how to invest in moonshot startups. Click on the video to watch it. Or read more about the show…
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Crypto Talk: Why is Bitcoin Outperforming the S&P 500?

By Early Investing on June 18, 2020

Bitcoin has been trading around $9,500 for a little while now. And it’s up 31% on the year. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is down a little more than 4% for the year. Why is bitcoin performing so well? And just how bullish is bitcoin’s outlook? Those are…
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Time is running out to invest in NowRx. When we urged you to invest last November, it was a compelling opportunity. Since then, it’s gone from compelling to irresistible. Growth has taken off. And Friday is…
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Invest in the Startup That’s Securing Biometrics

By Andy Gordon on June 11, 2020

Deal Details Startup: Trust Stamp Security type: Preferred equity Valuation: $25 million Share price: $7.79 Stage: Series A Minimum investment: $997 Where to invest: SeedInvest Deadline: July 19.
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Startup Insider: Adjusting Your Investment Strategy

By Early Investing on June 8, 2020

The investment landscape has shifted dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But never fear! Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan are here to help guide the way. In the first Startup Insider since the pandemic began (click on the video below to watch), Andy and…
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COVID-19 Hasn’t Ruined Your Startup Investments

By Andy Gordon on June 4, 2020

One of these days (hopefully soon) my colleague Vin and I will sit down in front of a camera and discuss the best and worst things about startup investing in the middle of a pandemic. But before that happens, I’ve been tossing around a couple of ideas I…
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TradeFox’s COVID-19 Pivot May Change Industry

By Andy Gordon on June 1, 2020

COVID-19 has hit TradeFox harder than most companies in our First Stage Investor portfolio. As a trade analytics company (primarily in scrap metal and recyclables), TradeFox provides business reports on more than 110,000 companies worldwide. It was doing great…
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Invest In A Wine Startup With A Massive Inventory

By Andy Gordon on May 28, 2020

Deal Details Startup: Yahyn Security type: Common equity Round size: Up to $20 million Valuation: $4,955,781 Share price: $44.38 Minimum investment: $133.14 Raise: Seed Investment Portal: Netcapital Deadline: June 30, 2020 COVID-19 is changing our world in so many ways. Socially. Professionally.
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Much has changed since we recommended Winc last December. The popular direct-to-consumer wine company was one of the last pre-pandemic recommendations we made. Now lockdowns and quarantines have become our normal. And with so many of us stuck at home, meals have taken center stage in our lives. So it’s…
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NowRx Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Demand

By Andy Gordon on May 18, 2020

When we first recommended NowRX to you in July 2018, its valuation was $20 million. Last November, we recommended you invest in them again at a $65 million valuation — a more than 3X increase on your original investment price. We were impressed by their execution and believed the startup…
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Deal Details Startup: Elemeno Health Security type: Crowd SAFE Discount: 0% Valuation (cap): $12 million Minimum investment: $100 Where to invest: Republic Deadline: September 16, 2020 Timing is everything — especially in investing. And the startup I’m recommending you invest in today has…
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Crypto Update: Bitcoin Halving Edition

By Adam Sharp on May 11, 2020

The big day is finally here. Today marks the third bitcoin “halving” event. Halvings happen roughly every four years and reduce the amount of new bitcoin created by half. As many of you know, bitcoin is slowly “mined” over time by specialized computers that solve complex math equations. A new…