Archive: First Stage Investor

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit some sectors of the economy like a 7.5 earthquake and other sectors like a gentle rumble. Restaurants, as you’d expect, have been socked the hardest by stay-at-home, business closure and social distancing orders. Many restaurant owners won’t be able to save their businesses. And the ones that do survive are staring down a potentially arduous recovery. Desi Saran, the founder and CEO of healthy fast-food restaurant operator Sweetberry, is doing his best to keep his…
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KingsCrowd has launched the first portfolio tracker for startup investments.
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A startup has created a saliva test that detects autism so early, it can change the lives of autistic kids.
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Webinar: Meet Ample Foods Founder Connor Young

By Vin Narayanan on April 27, 2020

Ample Foods founder and CEO Connor Young joins the First Stage Investor gang to answer questions about Ample's latest raise and how the company is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Updating the Crypto Markets

By Early Investing on April 23, 2020

In this special First Stage Investor crypto talk, Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan look at how the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the bitcoin halving might affect the market.
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Webinar: Meet the Founder of Illusio

By Andy Gordon on April 20, 2020

Illusio is a startup that’s developed an augmented reality tool that’s poised to disrupt the plastic surgery industry. And Illusio founder and CEO Ethan Winner is joining us for a special webinar to answer your questions about the company.
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Investing during a pandemic requires new rules. And this startup checks off all the boxes.
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World Tree Adjusting to COVID-19 Disruptions

By Andy Gordon on April 13, 2020

World Tree explains how it's adjusting to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Investing in Video Games

By Adam Sharp on April 9, 2020

Adam Sharp invites a video game insider to help us understand the outlook for one of the few red-hot sectors in the middle of a pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
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Demand for Startup WhereBy.Us Is Surging

By Andy Gordon on April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made getting reliable news and information more valuable than ever. And startup WhereBy.Us has seen an increase in business as a result.
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A promising Medtech startup is poised to change a key part of the plastic surgery business.
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20/20 GeneSystems founder and CEO answers questions about the company moving into providing rapid COVID-19 tests.
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Time to Shock and Awe the Coronavirus

By Andy Gordon on March 26, 2020

Andy Gordon argues that in order to beat the novel coronavirus, the United States shouldn’t be shy about employing every weapon in its arsenal.
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Last Chance to Invest in Winc

By Early Investing on March 23, 2020

In this episode of Startup Insider, Winc CEO Geoff McFarlane takes a deep dive into his company's financials and explains why you should invest in the wine startup.
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Time Is Running Out to Invest in Winc

By Early Investing on March 19, 2020

In this episode of Startup Insider, Winc CEO Geoff McFarlane takes a deep dive into the business of wine, including subscription services, winemaking, unit economics and why you should invest in Winc.
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A Startup Worth Investing in During a Down Market

By Andy Gordon on March 16, 2020

It's a scary time to invest. But some startups are worth the risk. And we particularly like this one.