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New Recommendation: Privy

By Andy Gordon on August 19, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Boy, does digital marketing have a long way to go. Sure, there’s no shortage of ways to advertise digitally. Choose one you like best: organic posts, promoted posts, Facebook ads, Google display ads, other online ads or email campaigns. It’s a pretty good range of choices, I’ll admit to that much. So now tell me why you like it… If you’re a brick-and-mortar outfit, whatever reasons you give me will be underwhelming. Because right now, quite…
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New Recommendation: Social Rewards

By Andy Gordon on August 14, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Restaurants, stores and airlines have loyalty programs. Heck, even your local supermarkets have them. And why not? Reward programs are booming. Retailers of all stripes are getting people more involved through sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. But left behind is the $40 billion movie industry.
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New Recommendation: Geekatoo

By Andy Gordon on June 26, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: My only question about startup Geekatoo is what took so long for somebody to do this? Need help with your computer, smartphone or TV? Place an order online, or go through the company’s app, and Geekatoo will send a qualified technician to your home. They’ll fix…
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New Recommendation: Magnises

By Adam Sharp on June 23, 2014

This new recommendation is one of the fastest-growing startups I’ve seen. The minimum investment is only $1,000, so I strongly encourage readers to take a look at this opportunity. Magnises is a “black card” for young up-and-comers. The company transfers the magnetic strip from an existing credit or debit card…
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Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on June 10, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Your startup portfolio has ten holdings. We added the latest ones, Apploi and Connect, in the last couple of weeks. So, in going over the latest developments of our startups, we’ll be skipping them. Let’s start with one of the busiest companies in our portfolio, Wefunder, headed…
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Dear Startup Investor: I’ve evaluated about 300 startups since the beginning of the year. Many of them had nice technology and pretty good leadership teams. But I didn’t bite. Why? They didn’t have what the company I’m recommending to you today has in spades. Many times these new technologies simply…
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Notice: Wefunder Round Closing Soon

By Andy Gordon on May 23, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: On tax day, we recommended one of our favorite startup investing portals to you: Wefunder. I’d like to congratulate those of you who invested in this outstanding startup. But if you held back, I’ve got good news for you. There’s still time to change your mind…
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Connect is not your typical social media startup. It pulls data from all the major social networks and puts everything together in one place. The app makes it easy to see where your friends are in real time and connect with them. Here’s what the app looks like:…
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Full Startup Investor Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on April 28, 2014

Dear Startup Investor, We have eight startups in our portfolio. Four have completed their fundraising. And most of the other four are getting close. So instead of giving you the latest developments on our portfolio holdings, we’re doing something a little different this month. We’re highlighting the four companies still…
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New Recommendation: SeedInvest

By Andy Gordon on April 22, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: The startup scene is about to experience explosive growth. And I want you to take full advantage. We’re getting closer and closer to D-Day. Pretty soon every adult American will be able to invest in startups. Right now that’s not the case. You have to make over…
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Special Invitation

By Early Investing on April 21, 2014

Invitation to Early Investing’s Very Own “Shark Tank” Event Streamed Live: Five Outstanding Startups “Pitching for Dollars” An exclusive Startup Investor/RockThePost Production for Accredited Investors April 28, 7 p.m. Dear Startup Investors, Next Monday evening, Early Investing…
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Dear Startup Investor: Our current startup recommendation is a little different. The previous ones came to us as strangers. We only gave a thumbs-up after becoming absolutely convinced that they were great companies. Today we’re recommending Wefunder. And it comes as no stranger to us. I know this outstanding company…
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New Recommendation: StackIQ

By Adam Sharp on April 7, 2014

We’re very excited about this new recommendation, StackIQ. The company operates in the big data and cloud computing spaces. So what is big data? It’s all about getting value from large sets of data. And it’s a very fast-growing industry. Big data is projected to be a $16.1 billion…
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Next Caller: Transforming Customer Service

By Andy Gordon on April 1, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: I don’t know anyone who likes to talk with a call center. The most frustrating part? Wading through a slew of choices a pre-recorded voice puts to you before you reach a real honest-to-goodness human. Then that person asks for your name and membership (or credit card)…
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Full Startup Investor Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on February 28, 2014

Dear Startup Investor, In today’s alert I am going to give a full rundown on our current portfolio. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started… Update on Ansa Ansa’s founder, Natalie Bryla, is getting some great exposure these next two weeks. First…
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Special Invitation for Members Only

By Andy Gordon on February 19, 2014

Invitation for STARTUP INVESTOR SUBSCRIBERS Five “Private Placement” Opportunities Streamed Live (A “Shark Tank” Event Taking Place on February 24th) From the desk of Andrew Gordon: Last week I sent you an invitation to join us in an exclusive event showcasing…