Archive: Pre-IPO Profits

Premium

Avoid High-Priced Startup Deals

By Adam Sharp on June 9, 2020

In the last week, I’ve been invited to invest in two hot deals on AngelList. Both companies are doing well because of changes caused by COVID-19. One is in telehealth. The other is in food delivery. But when I checked the valuation on these…
Premium

How to Naturally Diversify Your Portfolio

By Adam Sharp on June 2, 2020

When it comes to startup investing, I am “industry agnostic.” In other words, I never invest in a deal just because it’s in a certain sector. Instead, I evaluate every deal individually. I look at the fundamentals, model, team and growth rate. This approach has naturally…
Premium

How to Cope With a Lack of Startup Updates

By Adam Sharp on May 26, 2020

I was very excited when I first began online angel investing in 2014. I loved the concept. So I invested in 15 deals within just a few months on AngelList and FundersClub. I thought they were high quality picks. And I eagerly waited to see how they would do. But…
Premium

Raise Your Personal Investment Bar

By Adam Sharp on May 19, 2020

As I mentioned last week, there’s been a significant decrease in the number of startup deals coming across my desk lately. On the bright side, though, the quality of deals on accredited sites like AngelList is much higher (on average) than I’ve ever seen. This is a common trend during…
Premium

Startup Deal Flow Changing

By Adam Sharp on May 12, 2020

One of my favorite AngelList syndicate leaders recently wrote a note to all the members of his syndicate. He told us the volume of new deals he’s seeing is down about 90%. Many of the startup deals we’re seeing right now were arranged before the COVID-19 quarantines started. These deals…
Premium

New Syndicate on AngelList

By Adam Sharp on May 5, 2020

Adam Sharp explains why he joined a new syndicate on AngelList.
Premium

How My Startups Are Holding Up

By Adam Sharp on April 28, 2020

Adam Sharp takes a look at how his startup portfolio is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premium
COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. And when we emerge from this crisis, there will be a new economic normal. Adam Sharp looks at what will change.
Premium
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, early-stage deals look pretty much the same so far. What’s up with that?
Premium

A Great Time for Startup Investing

By Adam Sharp on April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing flaws in our economy - and creating a great opportunity for startup investors.
Premium

Silver Linings

By Adam Sharp on March 31, 2020

There’s not much to like about this situation, but there are a few silver linings. Namely, the fact that we’re likely to see some very impressive deal flow over the next year...
Premium

Never a Better Time to Be an Angel

By Adam Sharp on March 24, 2020

The novel coronavirus is shutting down the global economy - and creating good opportunities for angel investors.
Premium

Creating Your Stock Shopping List

By Adam Sharp on March 17, 2020

In the midst of this historic market sell-off, it makes sense to go bargain hunting for tech stocks.
Premium

Startup Bargain Hunting

By Adam Sharp on March 10, 2020

Reports of “broken” funding rounds are everywhere. This means savvy investors will see a growing number of quality opportunities.
Premium

My Startup Investing Strategy Today

By Adam Sharp on March 3, 2020

Adam Sharp details his approach to startup investing in 2020.