Andy Gordon

Co-Founder, Early Investing

Andy has three decades of experience in the private and public sectors as an entrepreneur and advisor. The CIA, former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer, and Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Martin and Dow Chemical have all trusted his advice. Andy founded and ran an international trade and finance company based in Asia. Upon returning to the U.S., he joined a Florida investment advisory service that quickly gained a reputation for recommending companies with outstanding value and fundamentals. Andy has taught marketing and finance courses at local Maryland universities and has written a half-dozen books on global business, published by McGraw-Hill, Frost & Sullivan and others. He now regularly shares his worldly knowledge about investing in startups, cryptocurrency and cannabis with everyday investors in the free daily e-letter, Early Investing.

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The Deep, Dark Hole of Drug Addiction

The opioid crisis has taken thousands of lives. And Andy Gordon has experienced the damage firsthand. But there is hope for a better future.

The Opioid Crisis Cost Us Almost $200 Billion Last Year

The opioid crisis has cost American families, employers and the government billions of dollars. And we’re just beginning to see drug companies be held accountable. But there’s a silver lining.

China’s Industrial Espionage Is Bad Policy

China is in the news again for industrial espionage. And it’s a reflection of how far off course the country has gotten.

Why Big Budgets Can Lead to Low Returns

The most successful IPOs over the past decade all have one thing in common. And it’s not revenue growth.

Silicon Valley Is Just as Responsible for IPO Dysfunction as Wall Street

The IPO process is broken. And Silicon Valley isn’t owning up to its role in that dysfunction.

Follow the Startup, Not the Sector

When you’re looking for startup investments, don’t get blinded by shiny sectors. The startup comes first – not diversification for diversification’s sake.

Why Truly Groundbreaking Startups Are the Hardest to Invest In

Startups that challenge conventional thinking and go on to succeed are often the most profitable investments. But to take the plunge and invest in a truly crazy-sounding idea is one of the hardest things a startup investor can do.

Facial Recognition Technology Is Raising Serious Issues

Facial recognition technology is spreading like wildfire, including among U.S. law enforcement. Here’s why that’s troubling.