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Early Investing’s mission is to help its readers find the most promising investment opportunities outside the stock market. Our research is focused on two areas in particular: private startups and cryptocurrencies. We provide both educational material and recommendations on specific investments. With more than 140,000 readers and 40,000 subscribers, Early Investing is a leading destination for guidance in the alternative investment space.

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Behind the Pick: Naming and Solving a Real World Problem

By Early Investing on August 5, 2022

What’s in a name? While William Shakespeare’s message in the famous “Romeo and Juliet” soliloquy may be that names are meaningless, they’re actually quite useful in the crypto world. You’ll understand if you’ve ever had to type out a crypto wallet address. Crypto wallet addresses…
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Crypto Insider: Coinbase Tussles With the SEC

By Early Investing on August 1, 2022

Coinbase has been struggling lately. About two weeks ago, an ex-Coinbase product manager was charged with fraud over an alleged insider trading scheme involving crypto. Then last week, Coinbase shares dropped more than 20% after news broke that it’s facing an SEC probe into whether the platform is…
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Startup Insider: Startup Investing in Your Golden Years

By Early Investing on July 28, 2022

Startups can often feel like a young person’s game. We hear all the time about innovative entrepreneurs under the age of 30, young companies full of recent college graduates and fresh new ideas from younger generations. For older startup investors, this can present a problem. Startup investors almost…
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Angel Insider: Who Needs Special Deal Terms, Anyway?

By Early Investing on July 26, 2022

Vin Narayanan recently attended a conference with some smart and passionate angel investors. When he pitched a startup for them to invest in, he expected some questions. But he didn’t expect the first one to be, “What special deal terms can you give us?” When Vin…
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Bitcoin has historically been a non-correlated asset. Over the last 12 years or so, bitcoin has not moved in tandem with the stock market.  But this year, that relationship changed. Bitcoin seems to be moving in lockstep with the broader markets.  But why? And…
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Crypto Insider: Shopify Explores NFTs

By Early Investing on July 18, 2022

Shopify is expanding into NFTs. The e-commerce platform — which allows retailers to sell their products directly to consumers — recently launched around 100 new features, including contactless payments, crypto payments and “tokengated commerce.”  According to TechCrunch, Shopify’s tokengated commerce uses NFTs to “‘reward true fans…
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The housing market is a mess. Data from the National Association of Realtors shows that between May 2021 and May 2022, existing home prices soared nearly 15%. Since March 2020, they’re up 37%. Rent prices are skyrocketing too. RedFin reported that median asking rent rose 15%…
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Startup Insider: The Perfect Time to Invest in Startups

By Early Investing on July 11, 2022

Investing in startups is an opportunity to bet on the future. And they have very different risk considerations than stock investments do.  Given the current bearish state of the stock market, startup investing seems more important than ever. The S&P 500 fell almost 21% in the…
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Crypto Monitor: The Crypto Bear Market Rages On

By Early Investing on July 8, 2022

The discouraging crypto news continues. Earlier this week, crypto lender Voyager Digital filed for bankruptcy. Last week, Three Arrows Capital, a major crypto hedge fund, fell into liquidation. That’s all following the Celsius debacle of last month, when the crypto lender halted withdrawals. Celsius is now cutting jobs…
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Two weeks ago, we recommended that First Stage Investor subscribers invest in Polkadot (DOT). Polkadot is a multichain crypto protocol that connects and secures a network of specialized blockchains. It offers interoperability, scalability, high energy efficiency and user-driven governance.
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Startup Insider: How to Build an Investment Thesis

By Early Investing on June 30, 2022

Wherever you are on your investing journey, it’s important to have guiding principles. Once you understand your own interests and strengths as a startup investor, you can start to build an investment thesis to guide your decision making.  An investment thesis is an argument for a…
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Angel Insider: Investor Networking 101

By Early Investing on June 28, 2022

Startup investing is not for the faint of heart. It requires research, financial analysis and an understanding of how businesses operate. Each and every investor must decide for themselves what their risk tolerance is, how much they can afford to lose and what investment approach works best for…
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Behind the Pick: A New Way of Diversifying

By Early Investing on June 24, 2022

The crypto markets are in rough shape right now. So it’s more important than ever for crypto investors to diversify their portfolios.  In crypto, diversifying usually means investing in a wide variety of spaces like decentralized finance (DeFi), interoperability, smart contracts, utility coins and more. But…
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Medical technology — or medtech — is an incredibly innovative sector. From wearables to robotic surgeries to non-invasive health monitoring solutions, there are tons of ways that medtech is advancing and disrupting itself.  Early Investing co-founder Andy Gordon should know. He’s recommended many different medtech startups…
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Crypto Insider: A Common Crypto Investing Misconception

By Early Investing on June 13, 2022

Crypto investing and startup investing have a lot in common. When evaluating startups and crypto projects (many of which are startups themselves), investors need to consider the technology or service being offered, its customer base, traction, scalability and — perhaps most importantly — its founding team.