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Update: MicroVentures Pre-IPO Fund

By Adam Sharp on December 16, 2014

I wanted to provide a quick update on our pre-IPO investment opportunity. So far, our members have invested more than $3 million. Our partner, MicroVentures, was able to open a second fund to accommodate members and we’re in the process of launching a third. Each fund can accommodate only 99 investors due to SEC regulations, but due to strong demand from our members, we were able to make additional spots available. The first fund has acquired shares in four top-notch…
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New Recommendation: NetPlenish

By Andy Gordon on December 10, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: I’ve probably seen dozens of e-commerce services launched by startups over the last year. None come close to NetPlenish’s. It’s a great idea backed by uber-successful entrepreneur Steve Markowitz. He already led one startup to over a $2 billion market capitalization. That was when he was CEO…
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SpeechTrans: From 1 million to 100 million users.

By Andy Gordon on November 19, 2014

Founder and CEO John Frei can’t wait for the new year to start. It’s shaping up to be SpeechTrans’ most exciting year yet, says John. He and Co-Founder Yan have planted numerous seeds. Next year, they expect many will blossom. One example: their current deal with African mega-telecom company MTN.
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 Special Invitation To Join Our Free Startup “Demo Day” Event Streamed Live: Two Promising Startups “Pitching” Their Companies and Taking Your Questions An Exclusive Early Investing/Onevest Production October 15, 12 p.m. Register here: https://onevest.com/landing/20141015/digital-demo-day?refcode=startupinvestor Dear Startup Investor, We’re just two days…
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Special Invitation To Join Our Free Startup “Demo Day” EventStreamed Live: Two Promising Startups “Pitching” Their Companies and Taking Your Questions An Exclusive Early Investing/Onevest Production October 15, 12 p.m. Register here: https://onevest.com/landing/20141015/digital-demo-day?refcode=startupinvestor Dear Startup Investor, Save this date: Wednesday, October…
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New Recommendation: Liquidity Nanotech Corporation

By Andy Gordon on September 17, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: Most of us take clean water for granted. But in large swaths of the developing world, clean water is only a dream. I know. I’ve been to many places in Asia, Africa and Russia where the water was filthy. I’ve also marketed clean-water technology in these regions.
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New Recommendation: Underground Cellar

By Adam Sharp on September 15, 2014

Our latest recommendation is exciting for a number of reasons. First, you’ll be investing alongside Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank. Barbara’s a real estate mogul who has migrated to startup investing, and happens to be my favorite of the “Sharks” who invest in startups on their top-rated TV…
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New Recommendation: MV EI Fund I LLC

By Andy Gordon on September 2, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: This recommendation is a little different. For one, how would you like to start cashing in on this investment I’m recommending to you as soon as one year from now? You can, because it targets mature or late-stage startups poised to potentially go public in the next…
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Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on August 20, 2014

Dear Startup Investor: You must have noticed… The Startup Investor Portfolio isn’t your standard-looking portfolio. So today I won’t start with the latest goings-on of our 14 startups. Instead, I’ll explain some things to make it easier for you to use and follow our portfolio. Let’s get going… The first…
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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…
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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…