Archive: Early Investing

Andy Gordon isn’t impressed by Amazon’s $1 billion purchase of PillPack. He explains why here.

Crypto Insiders on the Best Investment Opportunities

By Allison Brickell on July 2, 2018

A Foley & Lardner survey of cryptocurrency executives revealed a lot of interesting things about where the crypto industry may be heading... and where things are still murky.
Andy Gordon answers a question about arbitrage while Adam Sharp goes behind the Coinbase headlines.
The News Fix wonders why bitcoin and gold prices are falling at the same time before jumping to some more good bitcoin news, the rising interest in cannabis-related businesses and other news of the week.

Lessons From a16z’s New Crypto Fund

By Adam Sharp on June 29, 2018

One of the most powerful venture capital firms in the world launched a $300 million crypto fund this week. Here’s what we learned.

FRED Starts Publishing Crypto Data

By Vin Narayanan on June 27, 2018

The Federal Reserve's research division in St. Louis has begun tracking and publishing cryptocurrency prices.
Startups that integrate into the automotive supply chain can carve a solid path to success.
This week's mailbag looks at the current state of the bitcoin market and how this year's big IPOs will lead to new investment opportunities in startups.
In this week’s News Fix, we look at how a South Korean crypto exchange is handling a hack, Square has received a BitLicense and equity crowdfunding is getting organized.

F.A. Hayek Saw Bitcoin Coming 34 Years Ago

By Adam Sharp on June 22, 2018

In a pair of 1984 interviews, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek predicted the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Thinking Your Way Through Startup Investing

By Vin Narayanan on June 20, 2018

The majority of startups fail. That's why learning how to pick the right startup to invest in is critically important.

Medicare Limps Toward Bankruptcy

By Allison Brickell on June 18, 2018

Medicare is limping toward bankruptcy... and it might reach the end of the road sooner than you think.

New Early Investing Mailbag Answers Your Questions

By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2018

The new Early Investing Mailbag tackles your questions about startups and cryptocurrencies.

News Fix: Ethereum and Sonic Heat Up

By Vin Narayanan on June 16, 2018

In this week’s News Fix, we look at how the SEC gave Ethereum a boost, startups making checking accounts cool again and the Sonic the Hedgehog toaster.
The SEC's current thinking about cryptocurrencies gives bitcoin, and other coins like it, a regulatory advantage.
The government crackdown on cryptocurrencies was fairly predictable - but not bad news. The resulting environment should allow bitcoin and other digital currencies to flourish.