Archive: first stage investor


New Pick: A Crypto With a Proven Vision

By Vin Narayanan on May 25, 2023

This month’s crypto recommendation is highly unusual — at least for us. Today I’m recommending a coin that’s already part of the Crypto Asset Strategies portfolio. And it’s the first time we’ve ever done that. Background We recommend small cap altcoins to our Crypto Asset Strategies members (click here to sign up). These investment opportunities are more speculative than the large cap coins…
The First Stage Investor crypto portfolio is in a good place. We’ve got some coins in the red, with Solana taking a particularly hard beating. But Polygon is up nearly 50%, and Uniswap is making some promising strides. In this…
Spring is here and the weather is warming up. What makes it even better is another upcoming IPO! Monogram Orthopaedics — a First Stage Investor portfolio company that combines personalized 3D-printed implants with robotically precise surgeries — is set…

New Pick: This Startup Is a One in 1,000 Anomaly

By Andy Gordon on February 9, 2023

Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Senior Investment Research Analyst Léa Bouhelier-Gautreau. I’m “lucky.” Cheating is in my blood. If anything gives me an advantage as an investor, I’m all in. I make no apologies — quite the opposite. The more unfair…
Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Analyst Teddy Lyons.  My colleague Teddy Lyons recently moved into a new apartment. Once he unpacked, he realized that there were a dozen additional items that he needed to order…

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…
The wine market was worth $64 billion in 2021 — and that’s just in the U.S. Yet this gargantuan industry has been sorely lacking in innovation. Until Winc came along, that is. Winc is a wine club…
Marketing is both an art and a science. Companies are constantly trying to better understand their customers’ innermost desires. And it’s up to marketers to come up with creative ways to tap into those desires.  But marketers are working with very limited information. They don’t…

Crypto Insider: Six Major Crypto News Stories Explained

By Early Investing on January 24, 2022

The crypto markets have been in a downward trend lately. But long-term crypto investors have nothing to worry about.  That’s because there are big things happening in the crypto world. In fact, six major crypto news stories broke on the same day in the last week…

Startup Insider: ESG Investing Makes an Impact

By Early Investing on January 20, 2022

A growing number of investors are focusing on companies with ESG initiatives — environmental, social and corporate governance. These non-financial factors are standards that measure the ethical impact and sustainability of an investment in a company. This is also known as impact investing or sustainable investing. …
While many Americans across the country have pledged to take part in dry January, others still seek out alcohol as a way to relax and socialize.  If only there was a high-quality company that could provide for both types…

12 Things We’re Grateful For

By Early Investing on December 23, 2021

It’s been a heck of a year. We saw Congress propose using crypto to fund a $1 trillion infrastructure bill… ProShares launch the first bitcoin ETF… and NFTs take the world by storm.

Startup Insider: Investing Lessons From the Toast IPO

By Early Investing on October 4, 2021

Toast — a provider of hardware and software to restaurants — went public a week and a half ago at a roughly $30 billion valuation.  But unlike most billion-dollar startups, Toast wasn’t on venture capitalists’ radar from the beginning.

Crypto Insider: Regulators Push for Crypto Rules

By Early Investing on September 30, 2021

Legislators have caught crypto fever once again. In August, we covered Congress’ $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes overly broad language that forces most anyone who touches a crypto transaction to report it to the IRS. That requirement isn’t feasible for…

Illusio’s Future Remains Bright

By Andy Gordon on September 23, 2021

I first presented Illusio to First Stage Investor subscribers in April 2020. It was interesting timing, to say the least. We were finally realizing just how serious COVID-19 was. It certainly affected Illusio… and not in the best of…