Startup Insider: How to Evaluate AI Companies
By Early Investing on March 29, 2023
The markets are experiencing an artificial intelligence (AI) gold rush. There are at least 50 AI companies being incubated at Y Combinator. And new AI startups keep cropping up with bigger and bigger valuations. AI company Cohere is reportedly looking to raise money at a $6 billion-plus valuation. Stability AI is reportedly seeking a $4 billion valuation. Mobius AI — founded by four AI researchers from Google — reached a roughly $100 million valuation just one…
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…
Angel Insider: Why Investors Can’t Miss CES
By Early Investing on December 6, 2022
CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) is the biggest tech event in the world. More than 2,000 exhibitors and more than 150 countries, territories and regions will be represented at it in 2023. It will cover every aspect of the tech sector: 3D printing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, wearables,…
Angel Insider: How to Invest in Web3
By Early Investing on October 4, 2022
Web3 is the vision for a new version of the internet that’s built on decentralization, blockchain technology and token-based economics. A key part of Web3 will be the metaverse — a virtual world that often incorporates elements of virtual or augmented reality. And people will own their data. …
The Search Engine Market Is Waiting to Be Disrupted
By Vin Narayanan on August 10, 2022
Since its launch in 1998, Google is the only search engine that’s really mattered. Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, AltaVista and others just couldn’t keep up. As of July, Google controlled almost 84% of the search market. Bing — Google’s closest rival —…
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…
New Pick: Invest in the Google for Videos
By Andy Gordon on April 8, 2021
Deal Details Startup: Vyrill Security type: Convertible Note Valuation (cap): $8 million Minimum investment: $250 Where to invest: Wefunder Deadline: April 23, 2021 …
The Power of the Private Market
By Adam Sharp on July 31, 2020
Two amazing American companies went public (IPO’d) in 2004 — Google (GOOG) and Domino’s Pizza (DPZ). Since then, Google (now Alphabet) has become one of the largest companies in the world. Today it’s worth more than $1 trillion. Domino’s is currently valued…
Profiting Off Misunderstanding
By Adam Sharp on July 17, 2020
Lately I’ve been analyzing my investment history — both successes and failures. I noticed that all my winning investments have one thing in common. In almost all cases, I understood something that the market didn’t. That may sound a bit strange (or arrogant). So…
Investing in “Firsts” Is Overrated
By Adam Sharp on December 10, 2019
New startup investors often seek out “first-to-market” companies. And being first to market can be an advantage. But it’s not a guarantee for success.
Quantum Computing Is (Almost) Here
By Andy Gordon on November 20, 2019
No industry is safe from disruption. Including computers. Quantum computing is the next big disruption... and it may be closer than you think.
News Fix: CBD Products Could Still Make You Fail a Drug Test
By Vin Narayanan on November 9, 2019
In the news this week: New York hemp farmers get a break, Saudi Arabia backs Travis Kalanick again and David Marcus says bitcoin isn’t a currency.
News Fix: WeWork Isn’t the Only One Cleaning Up Its IPO Mess
By Vin Narayanan on September 28, 2019
In the headlines this week: Bitcoin falls 15%, WeWork tries to clean up its IPO mess and the House passes a marijuana reform bill with a historic vote.
Mailbag: Don’t Take This Wall Street Investing Maxim as Gospel
By Early Investing on September 8, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explores investing in new sectors and understanding why the Fed is lowering interest rates.
Revolut Offers Breakthrough Fractional Trading
By Vin Narayanan on August 19, 2019
Fractional trading shows just how much crypto’s influence on the investment world is growing.
What to Look for in a Software as a Service Company
By Adam Sharp on August 13, 2019
Software as a service companies are some of the hottest investments around. Here’s how to find standout companies in the sector.