Angel Insider: Generative AI Without the Hype
By Early Investing on February 7, 2023
If you’ve been perusing the internet lately, you’ve probably come across generative artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI technology can “create” artwork, blogs, and other content by drawing from data it ingests from interactions with real users. From viral “magic avatars” on social media to a tangled mess of copyright violations, generative AI has become a polarizing subject. Some love the technology while others…
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,…
Why Competition Is Critical for Startup Investors
By Vin Narayanan on September 7, 2022
I had a chance to play poker with some founders a few weeks ago at LA Tech Week. I mostly kept my mouth shut at the table. Between the game and flowing drinks, the founders were in a chatty mood. And I didn’t want to interrupt the flow.
New Crypto Legislation to Be Optimistic About
By Vin Narayanan on June 10, 2022
Market Musings Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow range between $29,311 and $31,630 over the last seven days. Ethereum has been trading between $1,911 and $1,731. The trading range for both coins over the last 30 days has been a little wider, with bitcoin trading between $32,000…
Our Five Criteria for Evaluating Startups
By Vin Narayanan on May 10, 2022
Hopefully you’ve noticed the changes at Pre-IPO Profits recently. We emailed you an interesting startup investment opportunity last month. This month, we’re bringing you an exclusive webinar about investing in the KingsCrowd Capital Fund. In June, we’ll…
Crypto Insider: Microsoft Invests in Ethereum
By Early Investing on March 21, 2022
Microsoft is officially paying attention to the crypto space. The tech giant backed a recent $450 million funding round for ConsenSys, a blockchain startup founded by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin. ConsenSys develops software that runs on the Ethereum network. And its valuation jumped to $7 billion with this…
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…
How Startups Can Help Protect Our Elections
By Andy Gordon on September 16, 2020
We’re in the midst of a presidential election. Along with the campaigning, speeches and crowds is the inevitable increase in disinformation. I hate it. It gets in the way of an honest national discussion on issues that engage us and divide us. …
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.
News Fix: FDA Warns Curaleaf About Health Claims
By Vin Narayanan on July 27, 2019
In the news this week, the FDA sends Curaleaf a warning letter, Toyota invests in Didi and Steven Mnuchin is still salty about bitcoin.
Facebook’s Libra Crypto Is Putting Banks on Notice
By Adam Sharp on June 21, 2019
Libra is a threat to banks. But it actually boosts the outlook for bitcoin.
News Fix: Long-Term Stock Exchange Gets SEC Approval; Bitcoin Google Searches Spike
By Vin Narayanan on May 18, 2019
In the news this week, former NFL players get into the weed business, Marc Andreessen’s Long-Term Stock Exchange gets SEC approval and Mark Mobius changes his mind.
News Fix: Google and Facebook Up Their Blockchain Game
By Vin Narayanan on February 9, 2019
In this week’s News Fix, an Arizona county prosecutor has charged a cancer patient for a medical marijuana technicality, and Google and Facebook are stepping up their blockchain game.