Archive: First Stage Investor


Airdrop Alert: CoinIMP

By Andy Gordon on March 5, 2019

Our latest airdrop recommendation is CoinIMP. Airdrop participants get 500 IMP coins each. One coin equals one penny. Plus, participants can make another 5% commission per referral. What Is CoinIMP? Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, CoinIMP aims to revolutionize the advertising market, making it more competitive and profitable for all participants. Right now, ad networks run by Google, Bing and others dominate the online advertising space. Publishers and webmasters have no choice. They have to go to ad networks to get…

USA, China Battling for AI Supremacy

By Andy Gordon on March 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence is the next economic and technological battleground. And right now, it’s a two-horse race.

Poll: California’s Weed Problem and Our Delivery Drone Future

By Allison Brickell on February 28, 2019

In last month’s poll, we learned First Stage Investor members had a lot of entrepreneurial experience and a solid ability to explain bitcoin. This month, we’re diving into drone delivery, the California weed market and more.
There are a few possible explanations for bitcoin’s recent price spike, including improvements in infrastructure and scalability.

Airdrop Alert: Ferrum Network

By Allison Brickell on February 19, 2019

This week’s airdrop, Ferrum Network, is tackling two major obstacles to mainstream crypto adoption: slow transaction speeds and lack of interoperability between networks.

How Startups Are Building More Trustworthy Businesses

By Andy Gordon on February 18, 2019

More and more startups are incorporating trust scores into their business models. And there’s a definite need for it.

Cannabis Report: Watch for Misleading Profits or Losses

By Early Investing on February 14, 2019

In this week’s Cannabis Report, investors need to look out for misleading numbers. The pot industry doesn’t have the benchmarks that more established markets do.
This week, we’re checking in with two of our portfolio companies. HyperSciences is planning a big field test of its technology, while 20/20 GeneSystems is expanding its reach.

Canopy Growth Invests $500 Million in Hemp

By Adam Sharp on February 7, 2019

Our portfolio company Canopy Growth Corporation has announced a massive $500 million investment in U.S. hemp. Adam explains why this is very bullish for Canopy.

Airdrop Alert: Huddl

By Adam Sharp on February 5, 2019

Huddl is a promising new crypto project. It’s a new financial services company that gives all investors access to sophisticated Wall Street trading strategies and the ability to invest in hedge funds and alternative asset classes (private equity, commercial real estate, etc.). The Huddl token will play an important role…

Don’t Fall for Another Theranos

By Andy Gordon on February 4, 2019

There’s no excuse for investors not to do their due diligence. Especially in healthcare startups.
In this week’s Cannabis Report, a new cannabis company joins the Canadian Securities Exchange, Florida aims to ease up industry requirements and California’s legal market suffocates under heavy taxes.

Market Volatility Could Bring Cheaper Startup Deals

By Andy Gordon on January 28, 2019

The U.S. government shutdown’s impact on startups hasn’t been as bad as you may think.

Poll: Can You Explain Bitcoin?

By Allison Brickell on January 24, 2019

In our last poll, we learned about First Stage Investor subscribers’ 2019 investment goals. This month, we’re taking a deeper dive into crypto.

Airdrop Alert: POP Network

By Andy Gordon on January 22, 2019

This week’s airdrop aims to put media back in the hands of consumers and content creators.

Preparing Your Crypto for the Unexpected

By Vin Narayanan on January 21, 2019

Financial planning for crypto investors is tricky, but it’s important that we take steps to ensure our loved ones can access our investments.