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Five Steps to Achieve Your Investing Goals in 2022

By Allison Brickell on January 5, 2022

It’s a new year. And that means it’s the perfect time to set goals for 2022. Whatever your investing goals are, now is the right time to define them. Get specific about what you want to accomplish. Whether you prefer to have a five-year plan or to make decisions on the fly, there are some basic steps you can take to help you reach success. Last year I was able to accomplish all of…
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Startup Update: Turning Misfortune Into Opportunity

By Andy Gordon on December 30, 2021

We first presented Amsterdam-based Tradefox in 2017 (back when it was called Scrap Connection). We presented the company again in 2019. It provides a business intelligence and trading platform for…

Early Investing’s 2022 Predictions Extravaganza

By Early Investing on December 29, 2021

2022 is almost here. And we’re thinking about what the new year might bring. So the Early Investing team has decided to make some predictions – most of which are sure to be wrong. But we like to try anyway.
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12 Things We’re Grateful For

By Early Investing on December 23, 2021

It’s been a heck of a year. We saw Congress propose using crypto to fund a $1 trillion infrastructure bill… ProShares launch the first bitcoin ETF… and NFTs take the world by storm.
Note: Our friends at KingsCrowd have fascinating conversations with all kinds of entrepreneurs on their startup investing podcast. In a recent episode, KingsCrowd founder Chris Lustrino spoke with Shari Noonan, CEO and co-founder of Rialto Markets. Rialto provides a secondary market trading platform for buying and selling shares…
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Crypto Startups Keep Attracting Massive Investments

By Adam Sharp on December 21, 2021

NYDIG is a startup that specializes in solutions for institutional bitcoin investors. And it recently raised a whopping $1 billion at a $7 billion valuation.  Here’s an excerpt from CoinDesk’s reporting: NYDIG said Tuesday it raised…
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We’re drowning in plastics. The problem is monumental and global. It’s threatening to slowly but surely kill the planet. It’s also getting worse. And what’s really worrisome is that the biggest companies in the world can’t figure out how to stop it.  They’ve been…
The other day I was talking to a friend who is just getting started with investing. He asked my opinion on how to build a portfolio from scratch. In this environment, that is a very tricky question. The S&P 500 currently trades…
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Crypto Insider: Don’t Trust Visa

By Early Investing on December 16, 2021

Visa – which controls around 80% of the global card payments market – is moving into crypto consulting. The company plans to advise clients who want to navigate the world of crypto. And it already has a bank signed up – UMB Bank in Kansas City. Most bafflingly,…

All About the New Early Investing Website

By Vin Narayanan on December 15, 2021

The new Early Investing website is now live! For the first time since 2013, we’ve updated our look. Our continuing goal is to make the Early Investing website as easy to use as possible so that you can…
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Startup Insider: The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By Early Investing on December 13, 2021

The holiday season is upon us. And that means it’s time to do some shopping.  If you’re in need of some quality gift ideas, look no further. In this episode of Startup Insider, Vin Narayanan and Andy Gordon provide gift recommendations from some of…
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Ethereum Scaling Offers New Crypto Opportunity

By Adam Sharp on December 10, 2021

This week I wrote a piece for HIVE Blockchain, a crypto miner I am consulting for. In it, I went over a very interesting space: Ethereum scaling solutions. But for ETH to go truly mainstream, it needs lower fees…

Separating Signal and Noise in Crypto Markets

By Adam Sharp on December 10, 2021

Back in September, I wrote a piece called “Beware the Cardano Price Mirage.” In it, I warned that “cheap” tokens like Cardano (ADA) aren’t actually cheap at all. Here’s an excerpt: So although Cardano does currently trade at “just”…

The New Early Investing Website

By Early Investing on December 10, 2021

Using the Early Investing website is about to get easier! For the first time since we launched in 2013, we’re updating the look and feel of our website. And our entire mission is to make it easy for you to use and…
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Deal Details Startup: Responsum Health Security type: Crowd SAFE* Valuation (cap): $4.5 million Discount: 0% Minimum investment: $100 Where to invest: Republic Deadline: January 2, 2022…

Customization and the Future of Retail

By Allison Brickell on December 8, 2021

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I traveled to Pennsylvania to visit family. Thanksgiving dinner — filled with plenty of pie, of course — was delicious. And the next day (Black Friday) I took a leisurely stroll through the local Boscov’s.  Now, I typically don’t pay too much…