Archive: First Stage Investor

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Invest in a Bootstrapping Startup With Good Taste

By Adam Sharp on June 10, 2019

Taste is a bootstrapping startup that offers TV and movie recommendations using sophisticated algorithms and machine learning. Here’s why we like it.
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There’s big news out of Illinois and the FDA this week. Illinois legalized recreational marijuana and the FDA had a hearing on CBD regulations.
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How Your Phone Is Feeding Your Data to Trackers

By Andy Gordon on June 3, 2019

Apple and other companies claim they make efforts to keep users’ data from being tracked without their knowledge. But unfortunately, that’s not reality.
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Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are a new way for cryptocurrency companies to raise money. But should investors get involved?
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Energi Airdrop Worth Revisiting

By Adam Sharp on May 28, 2019

Energi has performed so well since its last airdrop that it's worth trying to obtain more free Energi coins.
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Earnings reports can reveal a lot about a company’s health. Here’s how to analyze them.
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Our friends at KingsCrowd warn against investing in this niche travel startup.
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The Two Key Qualities Bitcoin and Litecoin Share

By Vin Narayanan on May 16, 2019

On the surface, bitcoin and litecoin seem completely different. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find they share two key similarities.
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Airdrop Alert: Slothee

By Vin Narayanan on May 14, 2019

LinkedIn doesn’t have much competition. This week’s airdrop is looking to change that.
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A look at the venture capital funnel shows how retail investors can profit where VCs can’t.
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Canopy Growth’s deal to buy Acreage Holdings has hit a snag, and New Jersey is mired in petty politics.
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Everytable Expands Beyond the Kitchen

By Andy Gordon on May 6, 2019

Everytable is expanding its vision... and it’s looking to replace a workplace staple.
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Earn Basic Attention Tokens for Using Brave

By Andy Gordon on April 30, 2019

Airdrops are a great way to earn free crypto. But even better than a temporary airdrop is a crypto giveaway without a deadline. That’s what Brave offers. Brave, headed by co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich (creator of the JavaScript programming language and former Mozilla CEO), is a privacy-focused browser…
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This week in weed, an American cannabis stock makes its Nasdaq debut, Canopy Growth thinks ahead and the U.S. misses the boat on medical marijuana.
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Arbit Poll: To Use or Not to Use Big Bank Cryptos

By Early Investing on April 22, 2019

Our last poll results show an intriguing divide among First Stage Investor members. To use or not to use big bank crypto coins?
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One of our portfolio companies has been acquired, which is great news for investors.