New Pick: A Sophisticated DEX Aiming for Cross-Chain Harmony
By Vin Narayanan on January 27, 2023
One of the trickier elements of crypto portfolio construction is knowing when to diversify and when to double down on elements that are working. In order to be successful, you have to do both. For the past 12 months, we’ve focused mostly on diversification. We needed to add exposure to decentralized finance (DeFi), interoperability protocols, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), and more. Last month, we doubled down when we added GMX as our second DEX position.
Startup Insider: The Perfect Time to Invest in Startups
By Early Investing on July 11, 2022
Investing in startups is an opportunity to bet on the future. And they have very different risk considerations than stock investments do. Given the current bearish state of the stock market, startup investing seems more important than ever. The S&P 500 fell almost 21% in the…
New Pick: A Deliciously De-Risked DeFi Crypto
By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2022
As expected, the crypto markets tumbled this week (and some last week as well). The timing of the downswings are fairly predictable now — whenever new inflation data or interest rate hikes hit. The bad economic news triggers a sell-off…
How to Play Today’s Jittery Stock Market
By Vin Narayanan on February 9, 2022
The stock markets are a mess this year. The S&P 500 is down 4.07% this year. The Nasdaq is down 7.95% and in correction territory. The Dow is down 1.56%. And the Russell 2000 is down 7.69%. My group texts — normally reserved for sports discussions…
Choose Startups for Tech Exposure
By Adam Sharp on March 26, 2021
Tech stocks are getting eye-wateringly expensive. Here are a few examples using their price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. Tesla: 997x Square: 490x Netflix: 83x Amazon: 73x Zoom: 140x These are all very well-run companies which probably have bright…
How to Naturally Diversify Your Portfolio
By Adam Sharp on June 2, 2020
When it comes to startup investing, I am “industry agnostic.” In other words, I never invest in a deal just because it’s in a certain sector. Instead, I evaluate every deal individually. I look at the fundamentals, model, team and growth rate. This approach has naturally…
Follow the Startup, Not the Sector
By Andy Gordon on September 25, 2019
When you’re looking for startup investments, don’t get blinded by shiny sectors. The startup comes first - not diversification for diversification’s sake.
Diversifying and Finding Investment-Worthy Startups
By Early Investing on July 8, 2018
Early Investing co-founders Andy Gordon and Adam Sharp answer questions about diversifying your cryptocurrency portfolio and where to find pre-IPO startups to invest in.