Crypto Insider: How Crypto Investors Can Fight for Regulatory Clarity
By Early Investing on May 17, 2023
Last July, Coinbase asked the SEC to undergo a formal rulemaking process for crypto so that exchanges, crypto startups, and the crypto community at large would understand how to operate. The SEC sat on the request and chose not to respond to it. So last month Coinbase sued the SEC in an effort to make the agency do its job. Well, the SEC has finally responded to the lawsuit… by saying…
Startup Insider: Inside Arka’s Commitment to Sustainability
By Early Investing on December 8, 2022
We recommended Arka to First Stage Investor members last month. We were very impressed with the way the company is bringing the packaging and shipping industry into the 21st century. Its software-as-a-service solution enables actual packaging management for third-party…
Startup Insider: Gryphon Sees Supercharged Sales Growth
By Early Investing on October 17, 2022
When we first recommended Gryphon in 2018, we were impressed by the company’s innovative product and excellent team. The company makes arguably the most secure and functional wireless internet router on the market. The Gryphon router uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology…
Three Star Trek Technologies I’d Like to See Startups Develop
By Allison Brickell on August 31, 2022
Things are only impossible until they are not. These inspiring words were spoken by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a character from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” And I’m not quoting him just because I like Star Trek. (Though I really do.) Star Trek shows us…
New Pick: Rapid, Eco-Friendly Lithium Production
By Andy Gordon on July 25, 2022
Everybody is worried about soaring oil prices. But I’ve been watching another resource that’s in high demand: lithium. Its price has shot up 434% year over year, leaving oil in the dust. Users are beginning to panic. In April, Elon Musk tweeted…
Crypto Insider: A Common Crypto Investing Misconception
By Early Investing on June 13, 2022
Crypto investing and startup investing have a lot in common. When evaluating startups and crypto projects (many of which are startups themselves), investors need to consider the technology or service being offered, its customer base, traction, scalability and — perhaps most importantly — its founding team.
Crypto Sell Alert and Other Important Portfolio Updates
By Vin Narayanan on May 6, 2022
We received an email from a member recently that asked the following questions (and I’m paraphrasing): Why are underperforming coins still in the Crypto Asset Strategies portfolio? Why aren’t coins like ethereum, solana and others that have performed well in…
New Pick: A Startup That’s Literally Reinventing the Wheel
By Andy Gordon on April 21, 2022
Startup disruptions are like earthquakes. The bigger the earthquake, the more widespread its impact. Likewise, major disruptions can upend entire industries. Major earthquakes can topple buildings. And big disruptions can expose the vulnerabilities of powerful legacy companies, diminishing their ability to compete. Airbnb disrupted the global…
New Pick: Revolutionary Prosthesis Technology That Competitors Can’t Touch
By Andy Gordon on January 27, 2022
Lots of sectors are broken: banking, housing, education, day care and infrastructure. But none of these are as broken as the physical disability space. Fewer than one out of five arm amputees who need prosthetics actually use them. Available prosthetics are too heavy, clumsy and uncomfortable. They’re super…
New Pick: A Life Preserver for a Planet Drowning in Plastic
By Andy Gordon on December 20, 2021
We’re drowning in plastics. The problem is monumental and global. It’s threatening to slowly but surely kill the planet. It’s also getting worse. And what’s really worrisome is that the biggest companies in the world can’t figure out how to stop it. They’ve been…
Cityzenith Continues to Meet High Expectations
By Andy Gordon on July 22, 2021
I first recommended Cityzenith in August 2019. The company enables users to design, monitor, control, analyze, optimize, predict, and collaborate on physical assets all from one application. In other words, it uses “digital twin” technology — 3D virtual replicas of buildings, infrastructure and other physical assets…
Home61 Shuts Down
By Andy Gordon on February 3, 2020
Home61 has closed its doors. Here’s what investors need to know.
Corporate Venture Capital Can Benefit Startups and Early Investors
By Andy Gordon on January 29, 2020
Corporate venture capital is growing like crazy. Here’s what founders and early investors need to know about it.
Startup Insider: Cityzenith Builds an All-Star Team
By Early Investing on December 16, 2019
In Part 2 of our Startup Insider interview with Cityzenith, we learn that the company has some exciting projects in its pipeline.
Startup Insider: Cityzenith Is Inking a Big New Partnership Deal
By Early Investing on December 9, 2019
In today’s Startup Insider, we catch up with Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen and learn about the company’s upcoming projects, partnerships and more.
The Five Future Disruptions I’m Already Grateful For
By Andy Gordon on November 27, 2019
It’s almost Thanksgiving, so here are five future disruptive technologies that Andy Gordon is already thankful for.