What Went Wrong With NowRx
By Andy Gordon on December 12, 2022
Last Monday, I told you that NowRx was going out of business. Today, I’m going to share some more thoughts on why it happened. The company says it was because of the deteriorating economy. But there’s a lot more to it than that. And there’s a lot more to it than merely running out of money. Running out of money was a problem. But what caused the problem in…
Ethereum Scaling Offers New Crypto Opportunity
By Adam Sharp on December 10, 2021
This week I wrote a piece for HIVE Blockchain, a crypto miner I am consulting for. In it, I went over a very interesting space: Ethereum scaling solutions. But for ETH to go truly mainstream, it needs lower fees…
The Trick to Evaluating Market Size
By Adam Sharp on November 17, 2020
One of the most important (and trickiest) factors to evaluate in startup investing is the size of the opportunity. How big can a startup become? How big is the market it sells into — and how fast is it growing? Before investing in any startup, you…
The Truth About Risk and Reward
By Andy Gordon on August 26, 2020
Whether you realize it or not, chances are you believe in the risk-reward trade-off. In its most basic form, it means the lower the risk, the lower the potential returns. And the higher the risk, the higher the potential returns. The basic idea sounds perfectly logical.
Mailbag: Building Up Your Alternative Investments
By Early Investing on July 28, 2019
This week, the Early Investing team summarizes its investment thesis and explains how it’s possible to evaluate startups in just five minutes.
Crypto Needs to Show, Not Tell
By Andy Gordon on December 12, 2018
There are three ways crypto could fail. Investors need to see clear progress being made... and have patience.
Why Public Blockchains Will Outlast Private Blockchains
By Andy Gordon on October 24, 2018
Private blockchains may be advancing more quickly than public blockchains, but they lack key qualities that will help them survive in the long run.