Mailbag: Understanding Startup Investing Rounds, Avoiding Uber and Lyft
By Early Investing on November 10, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team addresses startup funding rounds and whether Uber and Lyft are good buys.
Why Big Budgets Can Lead to Low Returns
By Andy Gordon on October 16, 2019
The most successful IPOs over the past decade all have one thing in common. And it’s not revenue growth.
Silicon Valley Is Just as Responsible for IPO Dysfunction as Wall Street
By Andy Gordon on October 9, 2019
The IPO process is broken. And Silicon Valley isn’t owning up to its role in that dysfunction.
How Many Startup Investments Are Enough?
By Adam Sharp on September 3, 2019
Peter Thiel is one of the best startup investors of all time. But he’s wrong about one important aspect of startup investing.
News Fix: Bitcoin Network Surpasses Another Milestone
By Allison Brickell on August 10, 2019
In the news this week, bitcoin strengthens its security, Oklahoma marijuana dispensaries sue Facebook, and Lyft ends its lockup period early.
Why Facebook Recruited Plenty of Friends to Govern Libra
By Vin Narayanan on June 24, 2019
When Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency, everyone started to freak out about Facebook taking over the world. In reality, it’s getting help from some friends.
Venture Capital-Backed IPOs on Track to Raise Record Amount
By Allison Brickell on June 24, 2019
2019 is set to be a record year for venture capital-backed IPO raises.
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.
Uber’s Got Hypergrowth and Growing Pains
By Allison Brickell on April 22, 2019
Uber has released its S-1 form, so we’re digging into some of the numbers.
Mailbag: The Logic Behind Lyft’s IPO, Investing in Precious Metals
By Early Investing on April 7, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, Andy tackles the logic behind Lyft’s IPO and Adam talks precious metals.
Testing Investors’ Stomach for Loss
By Allison Brickell on April 1, 2019
Lyft’s IPO last week seemed to spark a new trend - companies that test investors’ stomachs for huge losses while pushing for growth.
News Fix: Lyft Launches Its IPO, Trades Higher
By Allison Brickell on March 30, 2019
This week, Lyft launched its much-anticipated IPO, Uber bought one of its rivals and New Jersey worked by its own schedule.
Uber and Lyft Are Bets on a Driverless Future
By Adam Sharp on March 29, 2019
Uber and Lyft are racing to make driverless tech a reality. But what’s their long-term plan?
Getting in Before the IPO Party Starts
By Andy Gordon on March 27, 2019
CNBC can’t decide whether IPOs are good or bad for investors. It ought to subscribe to Early Investing...
News Fix: Boeing Stock Slides, Aurora Cannabis Gains a Powerful Ally
By Vin Narayanan on March 16, 2019
This week, investors had to carefully consider how to handle Boeing stock. And Aurora Cannabis landed a powerful new advisor.
News Fix: Marijuana Reaches Martha Stewart Level of Acceptance, Bitcoin Saves Lives
By Vin Narayanan on March 2, 2019
This week, the News Fix is pondering how bitcoin is saving lives... and marijuana is taking the first steps toward mainstream acceptance.