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Now that we’re in the holiday season, the Early Investing team is reflecting on the startups and products we’ve discovered over the past year. When we get closer to Christmas, we’ll share some of our favorites.  But before we get to the good presents, we’ve got to talk about the lumps of coal. So in this episode of The Early Investing Podcast, Allison Brickell, Vin Narayanan and Andy Gordon review…
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Angel Insider: Why Investors Can’t Miss CES

By Early Investing on December 6, 2022

CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) is the biggest tech event in the world. More than 2,000 exhibitors and more than 150 countries, territories and regions will be represented at it in 2023. It will cover every aspect of the tech sector: 3D printing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, wearables,…
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NowRx Is Going Out of Business

By Andy Gordon on December 5, 2022

As many of you know, NowRx is going out of business. NowRx issued an email yesterday detailing some of the asset sales of the company that have recently taken place, including a link to the company’s announcement last Wednesday that Alto Pharmacy has acquired the rights to NowRx’s…
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Crypto Monitor: Sports Tokens Rally Around the World Cup

By Early Investing on December 2, 2022

It’s an exciting time for soccer fans around the world. The FIFA World Cup is underway in Qatar. But sports fans aren’t the only ones who are rallying. Sports tokens also rallied ahead of the World Cup in mid-November — including Chiliz (CHZ), which…

What DeFi Needs to Mature Into a Thriving Ecosystem

By Vin Narayanan on December 2, 2022

Crypto Market Musings There are two things driving the market right now: FTX collateral damage and potential interest rate hikes. Every time an FTX domino falls — like BlockFi declaring bankruptcy a few days ago — crypto…
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Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Senior Investment Research Analyst Léa Bouhelier-Gautreau. Moonshot companies are tricky to evaluate. By definition, moonshots are bold, audacious, innovative attempts to solve massive problems. And if the solution is successful, it can…

Startups Could Revolutionize the Supply Chain

By Allison Brickell on November 30, 2022

When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency in January 2020, we had no idea how long-lasting COVID’s impact would be. Almost three years later, we’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic. People are still catching COVID. And the damage COVID did to…
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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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FTX and the Crypto Regulations Still to Come

By Vin Narayanan on November 21, 2022

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the crypto market as it tries to sort through the fallout of crypto exchange FTX filing for bankruptcy. For a more detailed account of how it happened, please read this update I wrote…
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Stargate Finance Still Has a Shot at Success

By Vin Narayanan on November 18, 2022

I like to have the TV on while I write. The background noise helps my mind focus. And because I have YouTube TV, I can record almost anything I want and watch/listen to it later. Earlier this week, I put Meet the Press…

The Silver Lining of the FTX Collapse

By Yasmin Sharbaf on November 18, 2022

Crypto Market Musings The impact of the FTX scandal continues to shake the crypto world. The exchange filed for bankruptcy last Friday after its rival Binance stepped back from saving it. And news of FTX’s corruption and bad investments just seems to keep…
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Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Analyst Teddy Lyons.  My colleague Teddy Lyons recently moved into a new apartment. Once he unpacked, he realized that there were a dozen additional items that he needed to order…

Crypto Markets Spiral on FTX’s Bankruptcy News

By Vin Narayanan on November 16, 2022

Someday, there will be a Netflix documentary about Sam Bankman-Fried. SBF — as he’s known in crypto circles — was worth more than $14 billion about 10 days ago. Today, the founder and former CEO of popular crypto exchange FTX is bankrupt. SBF’s stunning fall from grace is…
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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…