Author: Andy Gordon

I made my chops as an entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of experience at building wealth for myself and others. I graduated from the London School of Economics a year after the bicentennial. By the way, this is the same school that produced 34 heads of state including John F. Kennedy… and another 18 Nobel Laureates…

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New Pick: Breast Cancer Screening Tech That Saves Lives

By Andy Gordon on October 20, 2022

Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Associate Inez Sanjaya. The first time I learned that mammograms were incredibly painful was the first time Cecily got one after we got married. I guess this is something mothers…
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The first Ford car was sold on July 23, 1903 — a little before my time. Over the years, cars and trucks have become faster, sleeker and safer. But the vehicle my grandfather drove in the 1920s… the one my father drove in the 1940s… and what I…
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I love companies that make me think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” These are almost never pure technology plays because the technology is already there. It’s merely waiting for a clever company with a clever idea to make profitable use of it.  The technology-in-waiting here…
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Most people who grew up in the 1960s cite two events they can vividly remember. The first is when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The other is when the U.S. landed on the moon in 1969. I will never forget the day Kennedy was killed.
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New Pick: A Trustworthy Gig Workforce

By Andy Gordon on August 25, 2022

Great investment opportunities come in all shapes and forms. Some startups are solving the world’s biggest problems — like climate change and the global pandemic. They focus on the scary problems that can do great harm. These problems get the most attention. But I greatly appreciate…
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Our broken healthcare system has no shortage of startups trying to fix big stubborn problems.  The opportunities are plentiful. That’s the upside. But the reason there is so much opportunity is that healthcare in the U.S. has been so resistant to change. And that’s the downside. …
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New Pick: Rapid, Eco-Friendly Lithium Production

By Andy Gordon on July 25, 2022

Everybody is worried about soaring oil prices. But I’ve been watching another resource that’s in high demand: lithium.  Its price has shot up 434% year over year, leaving oil in the dust. Users are beginning to panic. In April, Elon Musk tweeted…
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Robots are just beginning to make their presence felt in modern life. Surgery, prosthetics and warehouses are just some of the areas where robots have found a foothold in recent years. There will be many more. These are early days.  But it’s not too early for…

3D Printing Has Finally Arrived

By Andy Gordon on July 6, 2022

Big things are expected from the 3D printing space. Really big things. But before you begin frantically searching for startups to invest in, there’s something you should know. A lot of people were saying the same thing about 3D printing five years ago. And — ahem…
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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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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…
2022 has not been kind to SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. He’s calling it a “technology winter.” And the numbers are certainly chilling for Son. SoftBank’s Vision Fund lost 2.64 trillion yen ($20.5 billion) for the year ending March 31.  The previous year, it had made a…
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There will never be a “next” Facebook or Google or Airbnb. Companies are a product of a specific time, place, technology know-how and need. It’s as if the universe wills them into existence.  Of course, founders play an important role. But there are a lot of…

It’s Easier Than Ever to Invest in Works of Art

By Andy Gordon on May 25, 2022

I was in the fifth grade when Andy Warhol held his first solo painting exhibit in 1962. He was showing his set of 32 Campbell’s soup cans. The exhibit bombed. Pop art was just getting started in the early ‘60s. Art critics didn’t get him or his art. …
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In a slightly less broken world, Enosi Life Sciences would not exist as is. Enosi is a tiny drug research and development company. And that is the only ordinary-sounding thing about it. Its technology is not ordinary. Its rockstar founders are far from ordinary. And its…