Going Down a Collectibles Rabbit Hole
By Vin Narayanan on May 19, 2023
There’s a group of about 10 people that I’ve been friends with since 1995. We were all young professionals back then, starting out in our first jobs and trying to navigate life as best we could. The fact that we’ve all stayed in touch and remained friends for this long is remarkable. The fact that our text chain is very active on a daily basis is absolutely amazing. And I am blessed to be part of this incredible…
Ethereum’s Price Action Is Tied to the Shanghai Upgrade
By Vin Narayanan on April 7, 2023
Crypto Market Musings Bitcoin is having a year. In the midst of a banking crisis and regulatory upheaval, bitcoin quietly posted a 72% gain in the first quarter of this year. That’s bitcoin’s most popular quarter since the first quarter of 2021, when bitcoin’s price went up 102%.
New Pick: Crypto Payments Without the Headache
By Andy Gordon on March 9, 2023
Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Manager Olivia Strobl. Both Olivia and I have played in the cryptocurrency space for years. Like many crypto enthusiasts, we were first drawn to digital assets for their versatility. The…
Startup Insider: Startup Investing in Your Golden Years
By Early Investing on July 28, 2022
Startups can often feel like a young person’s game. We hear all the time about innovative entrepreneurs under the age of 30, young companies full of recent college graduates and fresh new ideas from younger generations. For older startup investors, this can present a problem. Startup investors almost…
Market Inefficiencies Are an Investor’s Best Friend
By Vin Narayanan on July 19, 2022
There are many different ways to think about which startups to invest in. Some prefer investing in highly disruptive technologies or businesses — like Uber, Tesla or Impossible Foods. Others prefer startups with large or rapidly growing markets. Others like to focus on strong…
Look Beyond Big Tech Investments
By Allison Brickell on October 13, 2021
Last Monday, Facebook experienced an outage that lasted for about six hours. Users couldn’t access Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp or OculusVR. The effects were felt across the world. Suddenly, everyone who relied on Facebook or WhatsApp for communication was left in a lurch. Even…
How Congress Is Trying to Regulate Big Tech
By Vin Narayanan on June 30, 2021
Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are under assault. If Congress succeeds in its all-out war against these tech giants, you will have to rethink how you invest in tech startups. If you’re surprised by this news, I don’t blame you. The…
What to Do When a Startup Goes Public
By Andy Gordon on November 18, 2020
Every investor would love to have my dilemma. One of my First Stage Investor portfolio companies will be listing on a public stock market (also known as going public or IPO’ing) in a couple of months. I first recommended this company back in 2016…
Are Stocks Divorced From Fundamentals?
By Adam Sharp on January 10, 2020
Stock prices have been ignoring stagnant corporate profits, surging higher. Is it sustainable?
News Fix: Binance Gets Dollar-Backed Stablecoin Approved
By Vin Narayanan on September 7, 2019
In the news this week: Binance’s stablecoin is approved by New York regulators, the marijuana industry ramps up its lobbying efforts and no one wants to buy WeWork shares.
How Your Phone Is Feeding Your Data to Trackers
By Andy Gordon on June 3, 2019
Apple and other companies claim they make efforts to keep users’ data from being tracked without their knowledge. But unfortunately, that’s not reality.
Pinterest Pre-IPO Investors Are Already Too Late
By Allison Brickell on April 29, 2019
Pinterest joined the IPO parade with much fanfare from investors, but its IPO price-to-sales ratio seems questionable - especially when compared with a more established company.
What’s the Trade War Really About?
By Adam Sharp on February 15, 2019
Today we look at the ongoing trade war with China and what factors could be driving it behind the scenes.