Archive: Weekly Update


Cyber Monday, Criminal Evidence and More

By Allison Brickell on November 15, 2018

Back in October, we polled First Stage Investor members about 5G technology, recreational marijuana, climate change and bitcoin futures. Here’s what we learned...

The New and Much Cooler 1%

By Andy Gordon on November 12, 2018

Things are only going to get worse for 99% of investors in the public markets. The good news is things are only getting better for you, the 1% who have embraced crowdfunding.

Why Did We Recommend a Huge Pot Stock?

By Adam Sharp on November 8, 2018

At first glance, Canopy Growth Corporation seems out of place in our portfolio of startups and cryptocurrencies. But it’s there for good reason.

Seven Possibilities for Crypto’s Future

By Andy Gordon on November 5, 2018

It’s incredibly early for crypto. Yes, a lot has happened so far. But that’s nothing compared to the future. Nobody really knows how everything will play out. So much more awaits. It’s exciting. It’s scary. It’s mysterious. Which is why I love to hear predictions. And I heard a bunch…

New Recommendation: Canopy Growth Corporation

By Adam Sharp on November 1, 2018

Deal Details Type: Stock Ticker: NYSE: CGC Current price: $37.44 Buy up to: $40 Dear First Stage Investor, Cannabis stocks have been getting crushed right as Canada has begun selling legal recreational pot. It’s a typical “sell the news” reaction. There were such high expectations going in, it’s an understandable…

NowRx Plans to Expand

By Andy Gordon on October 29, 2018

What do I know now about First Stage Investor portfolio holding NowRx that I didn’t know before? A lot. Vin Narayanan (our Senior Managing Editor) and I had the pleasure of breaking bread with NowRx CEO Cary Breese and Chief Technology Officer Sumeet Sheokand last Friday in San Francisco. Vin…

Crypto Flight to Safety

By Adam Sharp on October 25, 2018

The crypto market has been holding up incredibly well over the last few months. It’s impressive, especially considering that markets have been dumping so-called “risk assets” like growth stocks. Tech stocks have been getting ripped up lately, but crypto has been steady through the storm so far. The market has…

Five Things You Can Learn From a Successful Investor

By Andy Gordon on October 22, 2018

You can learn a lot from extraordinary investors.

Will We Follow Canada’s Lead?

By Allison Brickell on October 18, 2018

A few weeks ago, we polled First Stage Investor members about a journey to the moon, national debt anxiety, password management and reasons for crypto ownership. Here’s what we learned… We’re a little surprised so many of you would turn down a free trip to the moon… but…

Circle Buys Out SeedInvest

By Andy Gordon on October 16, 2018

Something big happened last week, and it hit close to home. Circle bought out startup investment portal SeedInvest. We recommended SeedInvest to our accredited investor members back in April of 2014. We know we’ve made them a pretty big profit. We just don’t know exactly how big at the moment.

Crypto and Macro Market Update

By Adam Sharp on October 11, 2018

As I write this on Thursday, crypto markets are falling sharply after a sustained period of relative stability. The unique thing about this crypto pullback is that it seems to be led by stocks, which have plummeted over the last few days. That’s unusual because bitcoin – and crypto in…

Bitcoin Has Come a Long Way in 10 Years

By Andy Gordon on October 4, 2018

The dramatic growth of bitcoin in the past decade is just a hint of the promising future to come.
Three weeks ago, on September 7, we did something we’ve never done before. We tripled down… For the first time in the history of our First Stage Investor service, we recommended you invest in the same startup for a third time. That company is DSTLD (now called Digital Brands Group).
Dear First Stage Investor, Back in August, we polled First Stage Investor members about U.S. space exploration, crypto storage preferences, investment check-ins and the longest bull market in American history. Here’s what we learned… We also learned that 28% of you check on your investments several times a…

Crypto Market and Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on September 13, 2018

It’s been a rough few months for crypto owners. And if this is your first experience with a downturn, I want to assure you that this is nothing unusual. I strongly suspect we’re at or near the bottom of this market. Crypto markets are highly volatile and will remain so…

Goldman Sachs Pulls Back, but Will Jump Back In

By Vin Narayanan on September 6, 2018

Goldman Sachs has pumped the brakes on its proposed crypto trading desk. Earlier this year, the investment bank hoped to begin trading bitcoin by the end of the third quarter. But its plans never came together. So now it’s moving on to crypto Plan B – building…