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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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.

Three Ways Tiny Startups Can Beat Amazon

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

Startup founders have seven ways of raising capital. And crowdfunding is by far the most versatile and beneficial method.

How Disruption Pays

Where there’s disruption, there are often great market opportunities at play.