Author: Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp the founder of, a new e-letter focused on equity crowdfunding. He is an active investor in more than 50 startups. A former financial advisor, he also has extensive experience with internet marketing and financial writing. He has built 3 profitable web businesses.

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Dealflicks: New Round

By Adam Sharp on March 3, 2015

  Dear Startup Investor: We recommended Dealflicks to you right before Christmas. We liked this impressive little startup then. We like it even more now. And for the best of reasons. It’s making great strides with its marketing and getting more and more theaters to sign up with it.

Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on February 12, 2015

Dear Startup Investor, Now that our portfolio has reached 21 companies plus the pre-IPO fund, we’re experimenting with new ways to update members on portfolio companies. We have some exciting updates to share, starting with Underground Cellar. But first, a note about limitations to our updates. Because we aren’t investors…

Special Video for Startup Investor Subscribers

By Adam Sharp on December 31, 2014

  Dear Startup Investor: We sent you an invitation the week before Christmas to join our own Andy Gordon in a Shark Tank-like event where he gives his candid thoughts on three founders pitching their startups live and on-screen. In case you missed it – and as promised – we’re…

Special Event for Startup Investor Subscribers

By Adam Sharp on December 17, 2014

Dear Startup Investor, Apologies for the late notice, but if you’re available at 1 p.m. Eastern today, you’re going to want to see this. Our own Andy Gordon will be participating in a live Q&A with three companies that are currently fundraising. You’ll be able to participate as well. It’s…

Update: MicroVentures Pre-IPO Fund

By Adam Sharp on December 16, 2014

I wanted to provide a quick update on our pre-IPO investment opportunity. So far, our members have invested more than $3 million. Our partner, MicroVentures, was able to open a second fund to accommodate members and we’re in the process of launching a third. Each fund can accommodate only 99…

New Recommendation: Underground Cellar

By Adam Sharp on September 15, 2014

Our latest recommendation is exciting for a number of reasons. First, you’ll be investing alongside Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank. Barbara’s a real estate mogul who has migrated to startup investing, and happens to be my favorite of the “Sharks” who invest in startups on their top-rated TV…

New Recommendation: Magnises

By Adam Sharp on June 23, 2014

This new recommendation is one of the fastest-growing startups I’ve seen. The minimum investment is only $1,000, so I strongly encourage readers to take a look at this opportunity. Magnises is a “black card” for young up-and-comers. The company transfers the magnetic strip from an existing credit or debit card…
Connect is not your typical social media startup. It pulls data from all the major social networks and puts everything together in one place. The app makes it easy to see where your friends are in real time and connect with them. Here’s what the app looks like:…

New Recommendation: StackIQ

By Adam Sharp on April 7, 2014

We’re very excited about this new recommendation, StackIQ. The company operates in the big data and cloud computing spaces. So what is big data? It’s all about getting value from large sets of data. And it’s a very fast-growing industry. Big data is projected to be a $16.1 billion…