Archive: early investing

Startup Insider: All About Options With Jeff Bishop

By Early Investing on May 24, 2023

We love talking about startups at Early Investing. But we rarely talk about a different type of investing: options. And if there’s one person who knows options, it’s Jeff Bishop. Jeff is the founder and CEO of RagingBull, a financial education and trading site. In this episode of Startup Insider, Jeff gives Vin Narayanan and Allison Brickell an options overview, including what they are, how to approach them, how…

The Early Investing Podcast: Our Favorite Products of 2022

By Early Investing on December 21, 2022

2022 is almost at an end. And as we get ready to enter a new year, the Early Investing team is reflecting on all of the great startups and products we learned about this year.  From botanical non-alcoholic spirits to coffee alternatives…

Startup Insider: HEVO Breaks Into New Territory

By Early Investing on November 14, 2022

When we first recommended HEVO to First Stage Investor members in April, we were impressed by the company’s wireless charging technology for electric vehicles. A driver simply lines up their car with a pad on the ground that syncs…
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of the FTX crypto exchange and a very popular figure in the crypto community, has lost nearly 94% of his total wealth. FTX was having liquidity problems, so Binance stepped in to acquire the struggling exchange. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index assumes that existing FTX investors…

Crypto Insider: Linking the Present and the Future

By Early Investing on November 7, 2022

As early investors, we often find ourselves looking to the future. We want to find the next revolutionary crypto project or startup — the companies that will change the world as we know it.  But sometimes the world isn’t ready for those changes. As a result,…

All About the New Early Investing Website

By Vin Narayanan on December 15, 2021

The new Early Investing website is now live! For the first time since 2013, we’ve updated our look. Our continuing goal is to make the Early Investing website as easy to use as possible so that you can…

The New Early Investing Website

By Early Investing on December 10, 2021

Using the Early Investing website is about to get easier! For the first time since we launched in 2013, we’re updating the look and feel of our website. And our entire mission is to make it easy for you to use and…

Know Your Risk Tolerance

By Adam Sharp on November 20, 2019

What one investor may find enticing another may find too risky. That’s why private investors need to understand their risk tolerance.
Aavrani is a startup breaking into the rapidly growing natural skin care market. It’s got happy customers, experienced founders and plenty more to convince Andy Gordon it’s a sound investment.
Here’s a rundown of EquityZen, a startup equity matchmaker.

Why Pre-IPO Investors Are in a Sweet Spot

By Adam Sharp on August 6, 2019

It’s a good time to be a pre-IPO investor and to invest in a multi-company fund. Here’s why.
The Early Investing crew takes a closer look at Beyond Meat's secondary share offering and the politics behind marijuana local control laws.

Magic Instruments Update and Handling Failure

By Andy Gordon on July 1, 2019

Startup investors need to invest in as many startups as possible, especially when dealing with failure.
TransferWise doesn't plan on going public soon, so it conducted a secondary share sale at a $3.5 billion valuation to reward its early investors and employees.

Attainable Returns Are Something to Brag About

By Andy Gordon on March 13, 2019

Unicorns are great for bragging rights, but they’re not the only measure of success for an early investor.

The Amazing Retail Cannabis Boom

By Adam Sharp on February 8, 2019

Big financial firms have almost zero exposure to the cannabis market, which is expected to grow between 35% and 40% per year going forward. This is great news for retail investors.