New Crypto Legislation to Be Optimistic About
By Vin Narayanan on June 10, 2022
Market Musings Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow range between $29,311 and $31,630 over the last seven days. Ethereum has been trading between $1,911 and $1,731. The trading range for both coins over the last 30 days has been a little wider, with bitcoin trading between $32,000 and $26,780 and ethereum trading between $2,437 and $1,724. That’s a fairly tepid month for crypto. But it could have been much worse. Let’s enjoy this breather for as long…
Why Investors Should Target Seed Stage Companies Right Now
By Vin Narayanan on June 7, 2022
The amount of venture capital flowing into startups dipped below $40 billion last month, according to a Crunchbase report. That’s the lowest monthly investment rate in more than a year and well below the $70 billion invested in November, according to…
Our Five Criteria for Evaluating Startups
By Vin Narayanan on May 10, 2022
Hopefully you’ve noticed the changes at Pre-IPO Profits recently. We emailed you an interesting startup investment opportunity last month. This month, we’re bringing you an exclusive webinar about investing in the KingsCrowd Capital Fund. In June, we’ll…
Bloomstack Pivots, Seems on Track to Survive and Thrive
By Andy Gordon on April 14, 2022
We recommended Bloomstack last June. We liked founder and CEO Eric Delisle’s idea of combining all the systems and platforms cannabis operators use into a single platform. Not only was it a great idea, but it also seemed to be working. Bloomstack was…
New Pick: Invest in the Uber of the Apparel Industry
By Andy Gordon on January 13, 2022
Passenger drones – AKA flying cars – are technological marvels. But science fiction has been promising flying cars for decades. So seeing them become reality now feels right. But apparel startup Sene feels like it’s been ripped from the future. It has made a commercially thriving…
Forget SPACs — There’s a Better IPO for Everyday Investors
By Andy Gordon on February 17, 2021
The wrong kind of IPO is getting all the attention these days. And the right kind is being virtually ignored. The much praised — but highly flawed — special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is the talk of the town right now. SPACs are shell companies that raise…
Beware Hot Tech Stocks
By Adam Sharp on December 11, 2020
As you might have heard, Airbnb had its long-awaited IPO (initial public offering) yesterday. Like a lot of hot public offerings this year, it was pure insanity. Airbnb’s IPO shares were initially priced at $68 — so that’s the price that a small group of well-connected…
Startup Insider: Assessing Founder Risk
By Early Investing on September 21, 2020
Last week, StockX cofounder Josh Luber left the company he started in 2016. Luber helped build StockX into a $1 billion startup. It hasn’t gone public yet. StockX is probably in good hands. But Luber’s departure illustrates a problem that faces…
Mailbag: Understanding Startup Investing Rounds, Avoiding Uber and Lyft
By Early Investing on November 10, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team addresses startup funding rounds and whether Uber and Lyft are good buys.
T. Boone Pickens’ Real Legacy Has Nothing to Do With Oil
By Vin Narayanan on September 14, 2019
This week, the News Fix is dedicated to legendary disruptor T. Boone Pickens. His true legacy went far beyond oil.
How Many Startup Investments Are Enough?
By Adam Sharp on September 3, 2019
Peter Thiel is one of the best startup investors of all time. But he’s wrong about one important aspect of startup investing.
News Fix: 2019 IPOs, Massive Dividends and Sensible Crypto Legislation
By Vin Narayanan on December 22, 2018
In this week’s News Fix, the list of companies that might go public in 2019 grows, Juul pays insane dividends and politicians take steps toward sensible crypto regulations.