Archive: First Stage Investor

The First Stage Investor team sits down with Chris Lustrino, CEO and founder of KingsCrowd, to learn what his company has done so far, what it’s like to be on both the founder and investor side of things, and more.

Cannabis Report: Why You Should Own These Five Cannabis Stocks

By Early Investing on November 14, 2019

In this special edition of the Cannabis Report, Adam Sharp joins us to explain why he’s so excited about the new ​First Stage Investor​ cannabis portfolio.

The First Stage Investor Cannabis Portfolio Is Here

By Adam Sharp on November 12, 2019

The First Stage Investor cannabis portfolio is here! Here’s how you should view the cannabis market and which companies you need to invest in.
In Part 3 of our Startup Insider interview with NowRx, we take a deep dive into the founders’ strategy.

Startup Insider: How NowRx Works With Google Home

By Early Investing on November 7, 2019

In Part 2 of our interview with NowRx, we go behind the scenes to see how the company tracks orders, maps out delivery routes and more.

Recommendation: Reinvest in NowRx

By Early Investing on November 4, 2019

Today’s Startup Insider video features the founders of NowRx, a startup that’s disrupting the brick-and-mortar pharmacy industry. In Part 1 of this interview, they discuss what they do, what inspired them to start the company and more.

Four States Gobble Up 80% of Venture Capital Dollars

By Vin Narayanan on October 28, 2019

Just four states receive 80% of all venture capital money. And 40% of all VC money raised goes to Facebook and Google ads. This is a stark reminder of just how broken the VC system is.

Don’t Invest Based on Sector

By Adam Sharp on October 24, 2019

Here’s why you should avoid deals in “hot” industries that don’t have any real traction.

Airdrop Alert: Republic Note

By Adam Sharp on October 22, 2019

This week’s airdrop is the Republic Note, a digital token that comes from one of our favorite startup investing sites.
In Part 2 of our interview with David Nikzad, we learn more about his company Orthogonal Thinker and what it’s doing to improve the world.

Cannabis Report: Uncertainty Should Be Baked Into the Market

By Early Investing on October 17, 2019

The cannabis industry is taking it too personally when just one or two companies have a bad day. Fortunately, there are buying opportunities amid the bad news.
Monogram Orthopaedics is using robotic technology to create perfect-fit implants. And its team is determined to revamp orthopedic healthcare.
Aavrani is a startup breaking into the rapidly growing natural skin care market. It’s got happy customers, experienced founders and plenty more to convince Andy Gordon it’s a sound investment.
Imagine a Berkshire Hathaway that invests only in companies developing products that are good for the body. Orthogonal Thinker founder David Nikzad is doing just that. And it’s a very personal mission.
The House made history last week when it passed the first marijuana reform law ever. But there are a couple of reasons why this bill may not make it past the Senate.

Airdrop Alert: Beowulf

By Vin Narayanan on October 1, 2019

This week’s airdrop is Beowulf, a project using blockchain and artificial intelligence to create a decentralized communications network.