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.
Articles by Andy Gordon
Don’t Plant Trees – Invest in Them
February 19, 2020
Investing in a startup that produces highly sought-after timber will fatten your wallet AND do more to save the environment than any government program to plant trees.
Recession-Proof Your Startup Portfolio
February 12, 2020
Startups are a good alternative to the stock market during a recession. Just make sure your startup investments are recession-proof.
Corporate Venture Capital Can Benefit Startups and Early Investors
January 29, 2020
Corporate venture capital is growing like crazy. Here’s what founders and early investors need to know about it.
2020 Will See a Surge of Accredited Investors
January 22, 2020
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
January 15, 2020
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
January 8, 2020
SoftBank has a history of writing big checks for flawed startups. And it doesn’t seem to have learned its lesson.
How to Ignite Capital Growth in 2020 (Not Through IPOs)
December 11, 2019
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
December 4, 2019
Early investors have few metrics to go by when evaluating potential startup investments. Here are five metrics, in particular, that investors often misconstrue.