Archive: Pre-IPO Profits

COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. And when we emerge from this crisis, there will be a new economic normal. Adam Sharp looks at what will change.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, early-stage deals look pretty much the same so far. What’s up with that?

A Great Time for Startup Investing

By Adam Sharp on April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing flaws in our economy - and creating a great opportunity for startup investors.

Silver Linings

By Adam Sharp on March 31, 2020

There’s not much to like about this situation, but there are a few silver linings. Namely, the fact that we’re likely to see some very impressive deal flow over the next year...

Never a Better Time to Be an Angel

By Adam Sharp on March 24, 2020

The novel coronavirus is shutting down the global economy - and creating good opportunities for angel investors.

Creating Your Stock Shopping List

By Adam Sharp on March 17, 2020

In the midst of this historic market sell-off, it makes sense to go bargain hunting for tech stocks.

Startup Bargain Hunting

By Adam Sharp on March 10, 2020

Reports of “broken” funding rounds are everywhere. This means savvy investors will see a growing number of quality opportunities.

My Startup Investing Strategy Today

By Adam Sharp on March 3, 2020

Adam Sharp details his approach to startup investing in 2020.

Remote Work May Be the Future (and the Present)

By Adam Sharp on February 25, 2020

The novel coronavirus has highlighted the importance of remote work. But remote work may solve many more important problems.

Stay on Top of Your Invited Deals

By Adam Sharp on February 18, 2020

After you join AngelList, following up on proposed deals is critically important.

Private Equity vs. Early-Stage Investing

By Adam Sharp on February 11, 2020

For investors, understanding the differences between private equity and early-stage investing is critical.

Pro Rata Rights Explained

By Adam Sharp on February 4, 2020

Adam Sharp explores pro rata rights, which give investors the right to invest in future rounds of funding. This can be a powerful tool for early-stage investors.

Take Advantage of AngelList Funds

By Adam Sharp on January 28, 2020

There are unique fund opportunities on AngelList that can give you exposure to more than 200 top startups with a single investment. Here’s how to take advantage.

Podcasts That Expand Your Investment Horizons

By Adam Sharp on January 21, 2020

Podcasts are a great source of new investment ideas. Here are Adam Sharp’s favorites.

A Shift in Private Markets

By Adam Sharp on January 14, 2020

Since WeWork’s massive IPO failure, the startup investing landscape has started to change. Unprofitable unicorns are no longer getting a free pass.