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
Why Truly Groundbreaking Startups Are the Hardest to Invest In
September 18, 2019
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
September 11, 2019
Facial recognition technology is spreading like wildfire, including among U.S. law enforcement. Here’s why that’s troubling.
Three Ways Tiny Startups Can Beat Amazon
September 4, 2019
Amazon is a retail giant. But small startups can find ways to compete. Here are three areas of retail where startups can chip away at Amazon’s armor.
Why Crowdfunding Is the Best Way to Raise Capital
August 28, 2019
Startup founders have seven ways of raising capital. And crowdfunding is by far the most versatile and beneficial method.
How Disruption Pays
April 27, 2017
Where there’s disruption, there are often great market opportunities at play.
How Investors Can Leverage the Most Powerful Force in the Universe
February 18, 2016
The rules have changed. Now the kind of growth that makes investors serious money is taking place BEFORE companies go public. Here’s how to cash in.
What 230 Million Americans Will Soon Have in Common
February 11, 2015
The Rise of a New and Dangerous Breed of Hackers
February 13, 2014
My wife and I got a letter in the mail a couple of weeks ago. It was from Neiman Marcus. It began with these sobering words, “We deeply regret and are very sorry that some of our customers’ payment cards were used fraudulently after making purchases at our stores.”