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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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2020 Will See a Surge of Accredited Investors

The U.S. government is still shutting too many investors out of the startup space. But it seems like things are finally starting to change.

The Problem With Ratchet Terms

After a slew of underperforming IPOs, investors seem more risk-averse than they used to be. And that may mean ratchet terms are on the rise.

SoftBank Is No Longer Getting a Pass

SoftBank has a history of writing big checks for flawed startups. And it doesn’t seem to have learned its lesson.

Eight Wishes for Early Investors

Now that 2019 is wrapping up, we’re looking ahead to 2020. So here are eight wishes Andy Gordon hopes will come true for early investors everywhere next year.

How to Ignite Capital Growth in 2020 (Not Through IPOs)

Direct listings minimize risk for startup investors and help them cash out faster. But they also come with a downside. Fortunately, that may change in 2020.

The Five Metrics Startup Investors Are Most Likely to Get Wrong

Early investors have few metrics to go by when evaluating potential startup investments. Here are five metrics, in particular, that investors often misconstrue.

The Five Future Disruptions I’m Already Grateful For

It’s almost Thanksgiving, so here are five future disruptive technologies that Andy Gordon is already thankful for.

Quantum Computing Is (Almost) Here

No industry is safe from disruption. Including computers. Quantum computing is the next big disruption… and it may be closer than you think.