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June 4, 2019

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We’ve just launched a new premium publication: Trends. Find the fastest-growing startup trends that you can pounce on! Early-bird pricing ends in 48 hours.

The wait is finally over…

When asked if team, product, or a strong market is most correlated with a successful startup, the billionaire startup investor Marc Andreessen did not waver:

“The market is the most important factor in a startup’s success or failure,” he said.

“The market pulls product out of the startup,” he went on. “The market needs to be fulfilled, and the market will be fulfilled, by the first viable product that comes along.”

I thought about the above story constantly before starting The Hustle.

I spent months researching different industries, interviewing experts, and putting together massive databases that showed various growth signals so I could increase my chance of success.

Documenting my research along the way, I ended up with a library of deeply interesting insights that deconstructed various industries and companies.


And that, my friend, is why we created Trends, our new premium publication that analyzes the fastest-growing startup trends.

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A weekly email that deconstructs interesting startups and business trends, and provides access to proprietary databases that track where business is headed.

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In other news…

As you’ve already seen, we’ve got some juicy news of our own today. But don’t miss this quick roundup of other news you should know:

Blackstone closes the biggest private equity real estate deal ever

Private equity giant Blackstone bought $18.7B worth of warehouses yesterday. But, since the largest tenant of those 179m square feet was Amazon, the purchase was more of a bet on e-commerce than real estate.

Huawei sells its undersea cable biz amid security criticism 

Yesterday, Huawei announced plans to sell its undersea cable branch to Hengtong Optic-Electric. Huawei didn’t offer a reason, but US officials have called the company’s huge cable system a threat in the past.

WorldRemit raises $175m to power the growing remittance economy

WorldRemit makes tools to help migrants send money from 50 origin countries to 150 destination countries. Last year, $689B in remittances were sent across the globe, an 8.8% increase from the previous year.

Watch-seller IPOs thanks to demand for second-hand second hands

Watches of Switzerland, a private equity-owned company that sells used, hard-to-pronounce luxury watches, went public valued at $1.1B — 5x what it sold for 7 years ago. Since then, its stock has risen as much as 17%.

Big Tech’s fortunes slump in response to the threat of regulation

After the DoJ and the FTC announced they will expand their oversight of Big Tech, stocks tumbled: Shares in Amazon fell 5%, Alphabet fell ~7%, Facebook fell ~8%, and Apple fell ~2%.

Jay-Z becomes the first rapper billionaire

Dr. Dre is gonna be pissed: Thanks to investments in alcohol brands, tech companies, famous artwork, real estate, and his own companies, Jay-Z’s personal fortune exceeds $1B, according to the finance gurus at Forbes.

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To celebrate the launch of Trends, we asked industry experts which trend will gain popularity in the next few years. If you want in-depth research and case studies that deconstruct such fast-growing opportunities, join our new premium publication: Trends.

Tim Ferriss Author of The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

‘Second hubs’ will redefine how we live and work

“I expect to see the emergence of vibrant ‘second hubs,’ located just outside of comfortable commuting distance from bustling cities. Many sleeper towns will take on new surges of activity and investment.

Looking at frequent comments from my audience, I’m seeing a pattern of 30- and 40-somethings who are sick of urban noise relocating to places outside of cities like Austin (e.g., Dripping Springs) and NYC (e.g., much of Hudson Valley).

Sleeper towns will benefit as urban dwellers seek refuge from high prices

Commuting from the quiet comfort of your home to work in more hectic places is nothing new, but I’m referring to something different. During rush hours, these places are 1-2.5 hours from a large city.

And the people who live and work here are happy to help start or fund restaurants and businesses to increase recreational options. They’re also happy to avoid the city altogether, except for a few times a quarter or a few times per year.

These locations are still very conveniently located, just not convenient enough for daily commuting. Some other trends that will help drive this are increasingly ubiquitous and fast broadband, co-working spaces, cloud-computing services for freelancers/solopreneurs/entrepreneurs (e.g., Shopify, FreshBooks), and skyrocketing costs of living in many cities.

Assuming we continue to procreate, cities get louder and more expensive, and the world continues to move towards a distributed gig economy, I think this all is a safe bet.”

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