Archive: startups

Negative Interest Rates in America?

By Adam Sharp on May 8, 2020

Back in October, I wrote an article titled “How Will We Deal With All The Debt?” Here’s an excerpt (emphasis mine): The federal government’s deficit for 2019 should come in around $1 trillion. That’s the equivalent of about 5.1% of our gross domestic product (GDP). And it will push the total federal debt to more than $22 trillion. So we’re 10 years into this…
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit some sectors of the economy like a 7.5 earthquake and other sectors like a gentle rumble. Restaurants, as you’d expect, have been socked the hardest by stay-at-home, business closure and social distancing orders. Many restaurant owners won’t be able to save their businesses. And the…

Can Coronavirus Antibody Tests Save the U.S.?

By Andy Gordon on May 6, 2020

Early Investing Co-Founder Andy Gordon checks in with an expert to figure out what’s going on with coronavirus antibody testing - and how it can help the U.S.

New Syndicate on AngelList

By Adam Sharp on May 5, 2020

Adam Sharp explains why he joined a new syndicate on AngelList.
KingsCrowd has launched the first portfolio tracker for startup investments.
The government’s rescue programs are leaving many businesses out in the cold. As a result, most will have to rescue themselves.

A Huge New Crypto Fund From a16z

By Adam Sharp on May 1, 2020

Crypto has had an amazing week, and we just got some big news - legendary venture capital firm a16z is launching a big new crypto fund.
A startup has created a saliva test that detects autism so early, it can change the lives of autistic kids.
The online video game industry is worth almost $80 billion. And thanks to Republic and Fig, you can now invest in it.

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.

Webinar: Meet Ample Foods Founder Connor Young

By Vin Narayanan on April 27, 2020

Ample Foods founder and CEO Connor Young joins the First Stage Investor gang to answer questions about Ample's latest raise and how the company is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gold is screaming higher, and confidence in the Fed is too. Here are the stories I’m following this week.

Why Seed-Stage Investing Is Better for You

By Andy Gordon on April 22, 2020

There’s a reason funds prefer investing in startups during their Series A and Series B rounds. But for individuals, it’s no contest. Seed-stage investing is the place to be.
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.

Webinar: Meet the Founder of Illusio

By Andy Gordon on April 20, 2020

Illusio is a startup that’s developed an augmented reality tool that’s poised to disrupt the plastic surgery industry. And Illusio founder and CEO Ethan Winner is joining us for a special webinar to answer your questions about the company.

Is Inflation a Certainty?

By Adam Sharp on April 17, 2020

The future is increasingly difficult to predict, but we can make some good guesses about how central banks and governments will react, and then change our investing style to cope.