Archive: pandemic

Two Ways Startups Are Benefiting From the Great Resignation

By Allison Brickell on January 26, 2022

Headlines about the “labor shortage” have become a near daily occurrence. Millions of Americans are quitting their jobs and looking for better offers.  But in reality, there isn’t a shortage of people who want to work. It’s just that more people are rejecting the low pay and sub-par benefits that many jobs offer.  Many companies are struggling with this. They don’t want to raise wages or change benefit structures. And they’re losing their employees…

New Pick: Invest in the Uber of the Apparel Industry

By Andy Gordon on January 13, 2022

Passenger drones – AKA flying cars – are technological marvels. But science fiction has been promising flying cars for decades. So seeing them become reality now feels right. But apparel startup Sene feels like it’s been ripped from the future. It has made a commercially thriving…

Startup Update: Turning Misfortune Into Opportunity

By Andy Gordon on December 30, 2021

We first presented Amsterdam-based Tradefox in 2017 (back when it was called Scrap Connection). We presented the company again in 2019. It provides a business intelligence and trading platform for…

Look Beyond the Lockdowns for the Best Deals

By Adam Sharp on December 8, 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, I thought startup investing volumes would drop dramatically throughout its duration. I was wrong. Venture capitalists and angel investors seem to be funding more companies than ever. And much of that funding is going to startups that are benefiting from…

The American Startup Surge

By Andy Gordon on October 14, 2020

There’s no denying that the economy is weaker than it was pre-pandemic. While industries like gaming and work-from-home tech have soared, many other businesses have struggled to survive. But in the midst of all this economic hardship, something rather fascinating has happened in the U.S.  The…

Startup Insider: Investing During a Pandemic

By Vin Narayanan on July 9, 2020

We have a special Thursday edition of Startup Insider for you this week. In this week’s show, Adam Sharp and I talk about how to approach investing in the middle of a pandemic. Watch the video below. Or read on for more details on the topics we covered…

Negative Interest Rates in America?

By Adam Sharp on May 8, 2020

Back in October, I wrote an article titled “How Will We Deal With All The Debt?” Here’s an excerpt (emphasis mine): The federal government’s deficit for 2019 should come in around $1 trillion. That’s the equivalent of about…
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit some sectors of the economy like a 7.5 earthquake and other sectors like a gentle rumble. Restaurants, as you’d expect, have been socked the hardest by stay-at-home, business closure and social distancing orders. Many restaurant owners won’t be able to save their businesses. And the…

How My Startups Are Holding Up

By Adam Sharp on April 28, 2020

Adam Sharp takes a look at how his startup portfolio is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Money Printing” Going Mainstream

By Adam Sharp on April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted a critically important discussion about the effects of printing money.

Investing in Video Games

By Adam Sharp on April 9, 2020

Adam Sharp invites a video game insider to help us understand the outlook for one of the few red-hot sectors in the middle of a pandemic-induced economic slowdown.

Public vs. Private Shares? It’s No Contest

By Andy Gordon on April 8, 2020

Investors take on a little more risk by buying into startups in a tough business environment. But the outsized rewards justify the investment.

A Great Time for Startup Investing

By Adam Sharp on April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing flaws in our economy - and creating a great opportunity for startup investors.