Author: Andy Gordon

I made my chops as an entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of experience at building wealth for myself and others. I graduated from the London School of Economics a year after the bicentennial. By the way, this is the same school that produced 34 heads of state including John F. Kennedy… and another 18 Nobel Laureates…

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Tabs and Phabs and the Changing Face of Mobile

By Andy Gordon on January 7, 2016

  Dear Startup Investor, I thought I’d share with you an inside look at current mobile user trends, as reported by Flurry yesterday. Flurry – now part of Yahoo – has been tracking the mobile industry for seven years now. It monitors more than 2.1 billion smart devices worldwide. Flurry…

Update on Trustify

By Andy Gordon on December 15, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, We recommended Trustify in late July. Back then, it lacked a major investor. But we liked the company so much, we recommended it anyway. A few weeks ago, it landed its big fish – Lowercase Capital. This venture capital (VC) firm is one of…

Update on Appvance

By Andy Gordon on November 13, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, There is a company in our Startup Investor portfolio that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s one of the startups I like the most, but talk about the least. The company is Appvance. I recommended it to you in January 2014. Its founder and CEO…

Boom vs. Bust

By Andy Gordon on November 6, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I emailed my partner Adam this morning. It said, “Read Sam Altman’s latest blog. He nails it.” Adam’s reply: “It’s nice someone in Silicon Valley agrees with us.” Ah, yes, finally a voice of reason. And from a respected entrepreneur and investor from deep inside Silicon Valley…

Update on Dealflicks

By Andy Gordon on October 26, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Dealflicks has recently made major strides in picking up new customers. Added to our portfolio last December, Dealflicks provides discounts of up to 60% on tickets from participating theaters. Moviegoers can access these discounts through Dealflicks’ website. Or they can download its mobile app. And now,…

Special Investment Alert: Privy

By Andy Gordon on October 7, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, We recommended Privy last September. At the time, we were convinced that Privy was tackling and solving a big problem. And we liked its user-friendly dashboard. To refresh your memory… Its platform gives retailers tools that track when a customer redeems a store’s online offer. Not…

Reminder About MicroVentures

By Andy Gordon on September 10, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, We feel so strongly about this recommendation that we’re sending you a reminder, just in case you spent your last days in August on vacation or it slipped through the cracks. You can click on this link to see the original recommendation (sent to your inbox…

Special Alert on Trustify (Recent Recommendation)

By Andy Gordon on August 24, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I’m rushing this out to you because something extraordinary is happening with Trustify. Remember Trustify? I recommended it to you on July 29. At that time, the Ashley Madison hacking scandal was very new. But already business at Trustify was picking up thanks to the scandal.

Portfolio Update: Medical Surgery Technologies

By Andy Gordon on August 17, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Remember Medical Surgery Technologies (MST)? We recommended it to our members in late 2013. But only after delving into the technology and meeting with CEO Motti Frimer. Motti was visiting Washington, D.C., at the time. He took us through his marketing plans step by step. We…

What’s Next

By Andy Gordon on August 13, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, I’ve always been keenly aware that we’re a startup living and investing in a startup world. We monitor the progress of startups we like. We also write about the changes taking place among our favorite startup portals and incubators. But who tracks us? Who writes about…

Early-Stage Fund Enters Its Final Days

By Andy Gordon on July 16, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, We’ve been working closely with MicroVentures these past few months, helping its team to continue to identify great young startups for the early-stage fund we recommended to you in late March. It’s such a wonderful opportunity, I’ve urged, pleaded and cajoled Bill Clark into keeping…

Friendly Reminder

By Andy Gordon on June 30, 2015

You Are Cordially Invited to the First Annual Startup Investor Summit August 23-24 San Francisco Dear Startup Investor, August will be here before you know it. So I’d like to make a suggestion. If you feel the mainstream media pays too much attention to the big institutional investors and not…

The Supercomputer in Your Pocket

By Andy Gordon on June 25, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, Marc Andreessen coined the clever and funny phrase “software is eating the world” back in 2011. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that one of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz’s partners – Benedict Evans – has given his must-read slide presentation the title… “Mobile…

What Bubble?

By Andy Gordon on June 17, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor, We’ve heard lots of talk of a bubble recently. Of course, nervous talk of a bubble is one indication that we’re not in a bubble. The sheer excitement of a hot bubbly market precludes such nervous talk, you see. But if you want dozens of data-driven…

Portfolio Update

By Andy Gordon on June 1, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, I have a brief update for you this week. It’s on Magnises, the NYC “black card” company for young and aspirational professionals. Magnises| Recommended: June 2014 Portal: Wefunder It’s one thing for this hybrid upscale credit card cum club company to tap…