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Startup Insider: How to Build an Investment Thesis

By Early Investing on June 30, 2022

Wherever you are on your investing journey, it’s important to have guiding principles. Once you understand your own interests and strengths as a startup investor, you can start to build an investment thesis to guide your decision making.  An investment thesis is an argument for a particular investment strategy that’s backed by research and analysis. It gives you a framework to work within so you’re not making investing decisions at random. It can also help you…
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Angel Insider: Investor Networking 101

By Early Investing on June 28, 2022

Startup investing is not for the faint of heart. It requires research, financial analysis and an understanding of how businesses operate. Each and every investor must decide for themselves what their risk tolerance is, how much they can afford to lose and what investment approach works best for…
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A few months ago, a founder pitched me on an interesting idea. It involved drinking and a form of bribery, so naturally I was interested. Her company increased attendance to a business event by sending a bottle of wine to invited participants. She claimed that attendance shot up…
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Behind the Pick: A New Way of Diversifying

By Early Investing on June 24, 2022

The crypto markets are in rough shape right now. So it’s more important than ever for crypto investors to diversify their portfolios.  In crypto, diversifying usually means investing in a wide variety of spaces like decentralized finance (DeFi), interoperability, smart contracts, utility coins and more. But…

How to Play a Correcting Real Estate Market

By Carolyn Price on June 24, 2022

The U.S. residential real estate market is in the midst of a market correction. The average 30-year mortgage rate is at 6.28% currently — the highest rate since 2008. Higher interest rates are limiting access to capital and making mortgage payments…
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New Pick: An Interoperability Coin With Staying Power

By Vin Narayanan on June 23, 2022

Well, that happened quickly. On June 12, bitcoin was trading for more than $28,000. By the end of June 13, it had fallen as low as $21,000. By June 18, bitcoin had dipped below $18,000. Bitcoin has rallied a bit since then and is currently trading around $20,350.

When Disruptive Startups Drop the Ball

By Vin Narayanan on June 22, 2022

I’m a huge golf fan. I watch all the major tournaments. I watch several Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) events a year. One of my dreams is to watch the Masters in person. I love playing too. In fact, I love playing so much that I recently golfed on…
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New Pick: A Deliciously De-Risked DeFi Crypto

By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2022

As expected, the crypto markets tumbled this week (and some last week as well). The timing of the downswings are fairly predictable now — whenever new inflation data or interest rate hikes hit. The bad economic news triggers a sell-off…

This Crypto Bear Market Is Not Like the Others

By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2022

Crypto Market Musings The crypto markets have been crashing hard for the past seven days. After spending about a month trading around $30,000, bitcoin is now flirting with $20,000. Bad inflation news last Friday combined with increased fuel prices sparked a massive sell-off in the equities…
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My first and last surgery was a couple of years ago. I’m glad I didn’t know then what I know now. My surgeon told me the risks were low and a favorable outcome was high. He didn’t mention that he’d be using instruments that would burn or at…

Bridging the Funding Gap for LGBTQ+ Startup Founders

By Allison Brickell on June 15, 2022

Underrepresented founders — including people of color, women and members of the LGBTQ+ community — have historically received a very small piece of the venture capital (VC) funding pie. Female founders received just 2% of all U.S. VC dollars…
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Medical technology — or medtech — is an incredibly innovative sector. From wearables to robotic surgeries to non-invasive health monitoring solutions, there are tons of ways that medtech is advancing and disrupting itself.  Early Investing co-founder Andy Gordon should know. He’s recommended many different medtech startups…
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Crypto Insider: A Common Crypto Investing Misconception

By Early Investing on June 13, 2022

Crypto investing and startup investing have a lot in common. When evaluating startups and crypto projects (many of which are startups themselves), investors need to consider the technology or service being offered, its customer base, traction, scalability and — perhaps most importantly — its founding team.
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Crypto Monitor: The Benefits of Utility Tokens

By Early Investing on June 10, 2022

Cryptocurrencies can serve a myriad of different purposes. Bitcoin, for example, can be a store of value or even a risk asset. Ethereum is used for smart contracts and serves as the backbone of the decentralized finance universe. Stablecoins, which are designed to maintain a fixed value over…

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…
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We recommended CodeCombat almost two years ago in July 2020. The company develops video games that teach middle schoolers and high schoolers how to code. Since we recommended CodeCombat, the company has navigated the COVID-19 storm and is now growing sustainably and profitably. …