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Archive: First Stage Investor
Hemster Raises $4 Million From Major Venture Capital Firms
By Adam Sharp on August 15, 2019
Hemster, a startup we recommended less than a year ago, has raised a new $4 million round from top venture capital firms.
Invest in Streamlining the Construction Industry
By Andy Gordon on August 15, 2019
Andy Gordon recommends Cityzenith, a startup that’s disrupting the vastly inefficient construction industry.
Startup Investing 101: Time Frame, Liquidity and Portfolio Construction
By Vin Narayanan on August 12, 2019
The First Stage Investor team is reviewing startup investing basics to get new investors up to speed. First up are time frame, liquidity and portfolio construction.
Cannabis Report: One of the Most Important Lessons for Cannabis Investors
By Early Investing on August 8, 2019
In order to succeed, cannabis investors need to learn a very important lesson about industry regulations.
Airdrop Alert: Althea
By Vin Narayanan on August 6, 2019
Today’s airdrop, Althea, wants to bring you a decentralized internet service that’s faster, cheaper and better than what traditional internet service providers can provide.
How the Fed Has Given Up
By Adam Sharp on August 1, 2019
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in 11 years this week. Here’s how investors should handle it.
20/20 GeneSystems Is on the Verge of a Big Upswing
By Andy Gordon on July 29, 2019
20/20 GeneSystems is expanding its marketing efforts and is on the verge of major revenue growth.
Cannabis Report: Curaleaf Grows by Acquisition
By Early Investing on July 25, 2019
Curaleaf is growing the only way it can. And it’s nothing to sniff at.
Airdrop Alert: Fesschain
By Allison Brickell on July 23, 2019
Today’s airdrop is Fesschain, a multilayered blockchain platform that integrates artificial intelligence to create a better electronic settlement system.
Arbit Poll: Who Should Be Allowed to Innovate?
By Early Investing on July 22, 2019
Congress doesn’t trust Facebook to innovate payment services. But if big tech can’t innovate, then who can?
Congress Scolds Facebook Instead of Moving Fintech Innovation Forward
By Vin Narayanan on July 18, 2019
This week, legislators had the opportunity to make progress on key issues surrounding Facebook’s innovative Libra proposal. But too many politicians wasted it.
Bakkt to Begin Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Next Week
By Andy Gordon on July 15, 2019
Bakkt is a week away from testing its bitcoin futures contracts. And it’s clear the service will be launching very soon.
Cannabis Report: A Guide to Canopy Growth’s Earnings Report
By Early Investing on July 11, 2019
Canopy Growth's earnings report wasn’t exactly full of surprises, but its stock price still had a strong reaction. Here’s why.
Airdrop Alert: Rally
By Vin Narayanan on July 9, 2019
This week’s airdrop is Rally, a social media rewards system that wants you - not social media companies - to earn money for your data.
Magic Instruments Update and Handling Failure
By Andy Gordon on July 1, 2019
Startup investors need to invest in as many startups as possible, especially when dealing with failure.
Airdrop Alert: Divi and MyCointainer
By Andy Gordon on June 25, 2019
This week’s airdrop is a partnership between Divi and MyCointainer. Both are striving to make the overall crypto experience easier.