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Angel Insider: Investing Lessons From the FTX Disaster

By Early Investing on November 29, 2022

The FTX disaster is still getting top billing in the financial press these days. The crypto exchange — which was backed by major venture capital (VC) investors — collapsed after news broke that founder Sam Bankman-Fried had been secretly moving customer money to his trading firm and blowing…
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Crypto Insider: FTX News Goes From Bad to Worse

By Early Investing on November 28, 2022

The bad news about FTX just keeps coming. Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF, told CNBC he is still trying to lock down a multibillion-dollar deal to bail out his bankrupt crypto exchange — a deal that seems highly unlikely to happen given SBF’s tarnished reputation. And we recently found…

The Early Investing Podcast: Ray Dalio Misjudges the Eurozone

By Early Investing on November 23, 2022

According to Ray Dalio — owner of the largest hedge fund in the world — the Eurozone is in trouble. The Eurozone comprises 19 countries, including Spain, France and Germany. And Dalio thinks it’s in gradual decline. “Its weaknesses are its people’s lower than average work…
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Angel Insider: Investing Beyond Silicon Valley

By Early Investing on November 15, 2022

Silicon Valley is the most well-known startup hub in the world. But it’s far from the only home of innovation. There are hardworking and talented founders all around the world. And it’s in investors’ best interests to not ignore founders outside of the Bay Area. So…
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Startup Insider: HEVO Breaks Into New Territory

By Early Investing on November 14, 2022

When we first recommended HEVO to First Stage Investor members in April, we were impressed by the company’s wireless charging technology for electric vehicles. A driver simply lines up their car with a pad on the ground that syncs…
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of the FTX crypto exchange and a very popular figure in the crypto community, has lost nearly 94% of his total wealth. FTX was having liquidity problems, so Binance stepped in to acquire the struggling exchange. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index assumes that existing FTX investors…
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Crypto Insider: Linking the Present and the Future

By Early Investing on November 7, 2022

As early investors, we often find ourselves looking to the future. We want to find the next revolutionary crypto project or startup — the companies that will change the world as we know it.  But sometimes the world isn’t ready for those changes. As a result,…
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Behind the Pick: ID Verification That Maintains Your Privacy

By Early Investing on November 4, 2022

How many times have you needed to use some form of photo ID to verify your identity? For many of us, the answer is countless. Whether you’re opening a bank account, buying a car or even just picking up a concert ticket, photo identification is almost always required. …
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Angel Insider: A New Way for Startups to Exit

By Early Investing on November 1, 2022

Two of the most common ways startups exit is via initial public offering (IPO) or acquisition.  But what about an “exit to community”? That’s what a growing number of founders are pushing for. It’s a new way…
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Startup Insider: A Spooky Startup With a Devilishly Good Idea

By Early Investing on October 31, 2022

It’s Halloween! Which means the First Stage Investor team is getting into the spooky spirit. We recently learned that there’s a startup that’s perfect for spooky season.  Chilling is a media production company that helps independent creators…
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Do you keep up with the Kardashians? Well, we don’t, either. But there has been an interesting development in the crypto world that’s related to the famous family. Earlier this month, the SEC charged Kim Kardashian for endorsing a…
Startup investors and collectibles investors have a lot in common. They both need to evaluate potential investments with little to no track records — whether it’s a very early stage startup or a baseball card featuring a rookie player — and they both take on a lot of…
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Crypto Monitor: Two Years Later, Cosmos Is Still Going Strong

By Early Investing on October 21, 2022

It’s been two years since we recommended Cosmos (ATOM) to Crypto Asset Strategies subscribers. And it has consistently outperformed the market since then. We first recommended Cosmos when it was trading for $5.15. As of this writing, we’re up…
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Angel Insider: Africa’s Red-Hot Startup Scene

By Early Investing on October 18, 2022

African startups are on fire right now. According to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, venture capital deals on the continent reached $3.5 billion from January through June this year. That’s more than double the amount in the same period in 2021. If the…
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Startup Insider: Gryphon Sees Supercharged Sales Growth

By Early Investing on October 17, 2022

When we first recommended Gryphon in 2018, we were impressed by the company’s innovative product and excellent team. The company makes arguably the most secure and functional wireless internet router on the market. The Gryphon router uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology…