Author: Allison Brickell

Dear First Stage Investor, What if you could get matched with a real estate agent based on a proprietary algorithm and speak with that agent within one minute of being matched? Or access a “seller dashboard” that lets you track online visits and impressions of your home listing in real…

A 10-Point System for Grading Startups

By Allison Brickell on April 5, 2018

A few weeks ago, Andy and I were discussing the First Stage Investor portfolio. I was intrigued by the different valuations across our holdings. But Andy told me valuation is just one part of the picture. To show me, he put together a list of 10 key traits to look…

Don’t Miss This Investing Opportunity

By Allison Brickell on March 22, 2018

Dear First Stage Investor, We’ve been talking about DSTLD a lot lately, but it’s for good reason. The startup has more than 60,000 customers, more than $12 million in lifetime sales and a compounded annual sales growth of 194%. It’s the only startup we’ve recommended twice… ever. As…