Archive: venture capitalists

Venture Capital Insanity Should Help Crowdfunders

By Andy Gordon on March 4, 2020

Venture capitalists are overreacting to 2019. And it will create some terrific investment opportunities for equity crowdfunders in 2020.
In Part 3 of our Startup Insider interview with Chris Lustrino, we discuss some of our favorite startups, problems in the crowdfunding space and why we need to retire the phrase “smart money.”

Startup Investing During Shaky Financial Times

By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2019

We’re headed for some rocky financial times. Many legacy companies will fall. But that means there’s a great opportunity for startups to take over.
2019 is set to be a record year for venture capital-backed IPO raises.
A look at the venture capital funnel shows how retail investors can profit where VCs can’t.

Venture Capital Investing Surpasses Dot-Com Levels

By Allison Brickell on January 21, 2019

Venture capital spending just hit its highest level since the dot-com era, and it’s raising questions about the future of startup funding.

Founders Can Just Say No to VCs

By Andy Gordon on January 16, 2019

There’s no rule saying startups have to accept venture capital funding. Andy Gordon looks at three alternatives to venture capital.

Hodl Everything

By Adam Sharp on September 21, 2018

Early Investing’s Adam Sharp explains how he learned the difference between trading and investing the hard way.