Archive: private markets
The Early Investing Podcast: We Need More Transparent Private Markets
By Early Investing on January 18, 2023
The private markets have a transparency problem. Current regulations don’t require private companies to provide the same amount of information to investors as public companies are required to provide. And this is doing some real harm to investors. How did we get here? And can things change? In this episode of The Early Investing Podcast, Vin Narayanan and Allison Brickell answer these pressing questions and more. Thanks for watching!…
Lower Startup Valuations Are on the Horizon
By Vin Narayanan on February 1, 2022
Last week I wrote about how some of the country’s biggest asset managers are investing in startups because they simply can’t find a better alternative (and they really want one!). As a result, they’re all trying to identify and invest in the best…
The Real Reason VCs Are Investing So Much In Startups
By Vin Narayanan on January 25, 2022
Last month, I flew out to Seattle for an event to meet up with angel investors, venture capitalists and some of the largest players in wealth management and private equity. The people in the room represented firms that had more than $10 trillion in assets under management combined.
Pre-IPO Investors Don’t Need to Worry About WeWork
By Adam Sharp on October 1, 2019
WeWork has been a disaster, especially for SoftBank. But fortunately for pre-IPO investors, it’s not really impacting the private startup markets.
How to Get Into a Top-Notch Investment Syndicate
By Adam Sharp on August 20, 2019
Here’s what angel investors need to know about Jason’s Syndicate.
The Transition From Private to Public Markets Isn’t Always Pretty
By Andy Gordon on May 17, 2019
Successful startups aren’t always a welcome addition to the public markets. Sometimes the competition is bad news for everyone.
Q&A: SEC Trying to Improve Private Market Access; Bitcoin Mining
By Early Investing on September 9, 2018
Andy Gordon looks at what the SEC should do to improve investor access to the private markets while Adam Sharp explains bitcoin mining.