Archive: First Stage Investor


Equity Crowdfunding Deals Are Stronger Than Ever

By Adam Sharp on January 10, 2019

Adam gives an update on the recent influx of hot startup deals and explains how the market is maturing and deal quality and flow is improving.

Airdrop Alert: Energi

By Vin Narayanan on January 8, 2019

This week’s airdrop, Energi, has a powerful design and ambitious plans for world adoption.

The Best and Worst Cryptocurrency Quotes to Come

By Andy Gordon on January 7, 2019

Andy “Maybe I Am an Oracle” Gordon predicts the most insightful and most tone-deaf crypto quotes to come this year.

Buy (or Hodl) Through Crypto Winter

By Adam Sharp on January 3, 2019

2018 was a tough year for cryptocurrency markets. But 2019 gives us plenty to be optimistic about.

Our Top Reads of 2018

By Allison Brickell on December 27, 2018

We’re looking back at our favorite First Stage Investor reads of 2018. Topics include crypto, cannabis and startups.

2019 Investing Goals

By Allison Brickell on December 20, 2018

In this month’s poll, we’re asking about investment goals, future bitcoin prices and more.

Airdrop Alert: VEE

By Allison Brickell on December 18, 2018

Today’s airdrop is VEE, a company that wants to make blockchain technology faster, more stable and more scalable.

Politicians Don’t Know Best

By Vin Narayanan on December 17, 2018

Politicians don’t know best - but they are all too willing to override voters’ rights.

Investing in Lean, Mean Startups

By Adam Sharp on December 13, 2018

Does investing in startups make sense today? Adam says yes and explains what to look for.
In today’s Cannabis Report, we’re covering Michigan legalizing recreational marijuana and New Jersey taking steps toward legalization.

Airdrop Alert: Rento

By Adam Sharp on December 4, 2018

This week’s airdrop is Rento, a decentralized platform for renting equipment.

Updates From Vegas: First Stage Investor Cannabis Report

By Allison Brickell on December 3, 2018

The First Stage Investor team provides an inside look at MJBizCon, a massive marijuana business conference in Las Vegas.

Did the Fed Just Blink?

By Adam Sharp on November 29, 2018

Back in October, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made it sound like interest rate hikes would continue indefinitely. But after the recent market turmoil, Powell appears to be taking a dovish approach.

Everything Is Falling Except This Group of Companies

By Andy Gordon on November 26, 2018

The market has been getting ugly recently. Everything is falling... except for one particular group of stocks.

Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on November 20, 2018

It’s been a rough five days for crypto markets. If you own cryptocurrency for the long run like Adam does, the only thing you can do is hunker down and wait.

Airdrop Alert: Omnicoin

By Vin Narayanan on November 20, 2018

The First Stage Investor Team recommends a new airdrop.