Archive: Startup Investor

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Boom vs. Bust

By Andy Gordon on November 6, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I emailed my partner Adam this morning. It said, “Read Sam Altman’s latest blog. He nails it.” Adam’s reply: “It’s nice someone in Silicon Valley agrees with us.” Ah, yes, finally a voice of reason. And from a respected entrepreneur and investor from deep inside Silicon Valley no less, talking about the myth that won’t die, aka… Our supposed tech bubble. Adam and I have made our opinion abundantly clear on the subject… THERE’S NO BUBBLE. We’ve…
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Boom vs. Bust

By Andy Gordon on November 6, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I emailed my partner Adam this morning. It said, “Read Sam Altman’s latest blog. He nails it.” Adam’s reply: “It’s nice someone in Silicon Valley agrees with us.” Ah, yes, finally a voice of reason. And from a respected entrepreneur and investor from deep inside Silicon Valley…
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Update on Dealflicks

By Andy Gordon on October 26, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Dealflicks has recently made major strides in picking up new customers. Added to our portfolio last December, Dealflicks provides discounts of up to 60% on tickets from participating theaters. Moviegoers can access these discounts through Dealflicks’ website. Or they can download its mobile app. And now,…
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Conference Call With Phil Nadel of BCVP

By Adam Sharp on October 20, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Thanks to everyone who joined our recent conference call with Phil Nadel of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners. For those who missed the call, you can listen to a recording here. We covered a lot during the 45-minute call. Phil explained, in detail, what he looks…
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In this interview, Phil explains his early-investing strategy. To invest in Phil and Barbara’s fund, which will give you access to 10-20 startups, click here: https://angel.co/barbara-corcoran-fund/fund…
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Conference Call for Members

By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Our conference call with Phil Nadel of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners starts soon, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Here’s the information: Dial-in number: 1.302.202.1114 Conference code: 305432 Talk with you shortly… Adam Co-Founder, Early Investing Startup Investor Portfolio…
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Special Investment Alert: Privy

By Andy Gordon on October 7, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, We recommended Privy last September. At the time, we were convinced that Privy was tackling and solving a big problem. And we liked its user-friendly dashboard. To refresh your memory… Its platform gives retailers tools that track when a customer redeems a store’s online offer. Not…
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Conference Call for Members

By Adam Sharp on October 6, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I’ve lined up a special event for Startup Investor subscribers this Thursday, October 8, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. It’s a conference call with Phil Nadel, founding partner of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners. We recently recommended a fund that will invest alongside Barbara and Phil. The minimum…
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Reminder About MicroVentures

By Andy Gordon on September 10, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, We feel so strongly about this recommendation that we’re sending you a reminder, just in case you spent your last days in August on vacation or it slipped through the cracks. You can click on this link to see the original recommendation (sent to your inbox…
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Special Alert on Trustify (Recent Recommendation)

By Andy Gordon on August 24, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I’m rushing this out to you because something extraordinary is happening with Trustify. Remember Trustify? I recommended it to you on July 29. At that time, the Ashley Madison hacking scandal was very new. But already business at Trustify was picking up thanks to the scandal.
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Portfolio Update: Medical Surgery Technologies

By Andy Gordon on August 17, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Remember Medical Surgery Technologies (MST)? We recommended it to our members in late 2013. But only after delving into the technology and meeting with CEO Motti Frimer. Motti was visiting Washington, D.C., at the time. He took us through his marketing plans step by step. We…
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What’s Next

By Andy Gordon on August 13, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, I’ve always been keenly aware that we’re a startup living and investing in a startup world. We monitor the progress of startups we like. We also write about the changes taking place among our favorite startup portals and incubators. But who tracks us? Who writes about…
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Early-Stage Fund Enters Its Final Days

By Andy Gordon on July 16, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, We’ve been working closely with MicroVentures these past few months, helping its team to continue to identify great young startups for the early-stage fund we recommended to you in late March. It’s such a wonderful opportunity, I’ve urged, pleaded and cajoled Bill Clark into keeping…
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Friendly Reminder

By Andy Gordon on June 30, 2015

You Are Cordially Invited to the First Annual Startup Investor Summit August 23-24 San Francisco Dear Startup Investor, August will be here before you know it. So I’d like to make a suggestion. If you feel the mainstream media pays too much attention to the big institutional investors and not…
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The Supercomputer in Your Pocket

By Andy Gordon on June 25, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Marc Andreessen coined the clever and funny phrase “software is eating the world” back in 2011. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that one of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz’s partners – Benedict Evans – has given his must-read slide presentation the title… “Mobile…
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Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on June 19, 2015

  Our portfolio company SeedInvest has been on a tear lately. The equity crowdfunding platform was the feature of a recent article in The Economist magazine. Open Season A new era begins in America’s securities markets SOMETIMES revolutions have small beginnings. SeedInvest is a three-year-old company with 20…