Cathie Wood’s bold bets have yet to pay off

For a while there, many felt like Cathie Wood’s bold bet on a trendy group of disruptive tech companies was one of the best...
Jacob Cohen • December 13, 2022

Why you need to play your own game when investing

Here’s something that’s important but easy to ignore about money: A lot of financial debates are just people with different time horizons talking over...
Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • June 3, 2022

Five rules to remember when investing

This is, by some measures, the worst start of a year in the stock market since the Great Depression. A big index like the S&P...
Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • May 20, 2022

Morgan Housel’s 3 most important investing skills

The stock market’s been wild lately — plenty of high-profile tech stocks are down 50% or more in the last year. It hurts. And it’s a...
Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • March 1, 2022

Morgan Housel: How to be a genius when everyone is going crazy

Dwight Eisenhower liked to say that Napoleon’s definition of a military genius was “the man who can do the average thing when all those...
Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • February 11, 2022

Dr. Parik Patel’s tweets of the week #2

This is a guest post from one of Twitter’s most popular finance parody accounts: @ParikPatelCFA (you can read more of his work at Bullish Studios) *** Hey …
Trung T. Phan • June 3, 2021

Forget currencies, Coinbase is switching up employee compensation

Ford Motor stock certificate issued to Henry Ford himself (Source: Bettman / Getty Images) In tech, you frequently see folks in handcuffs. Specifically, golden handcuffs, which...
Jacob Cohen • May 28, 2021

Stanley Druckenmiller: “The greatest investors make large concentrated bets where they have a lot of conviction”

Stanley Druckenmiller (Source: Bloomberg / Getty Images) *** You can also listen to this interview on Spotify, Apple or your favorite podcast player. *** Stanley Druckenmiller is...
Trung T. Phan • May 26, 2021

Dr. Parik Patel’s tweets of the week #1

This is a guest post from one of Twitter’s most popular finance parody accounts: @ParikPatelCFA (you can read more of his work at Bullish Studios) *** Hey …
Trung T. Phan • May 20, 2021

Meet GRIND Basketball: the world’s most affordable basketball shooting machine

Thomas Fields pitching in the Shark Tank (Source: Instagram / @grindbasketball_) *** As far as founding stories go, GRIND Basketball fits in the “solve my own...
Trung T. Phan • May 8, 2021

Dr. Parik Patel breaks down why commodity prices are ripping

This is a guest post from one of Twitter’s most popular finance parody accounts: @ParikPatelCFA (you can read more of his work at Bullish Studios) *** Hey …
Trung T. Phan • May 6, 2021

Dr. Parik Patel breaks down the top meme-y crypto coins

This is a guest post from one of Twitter’s most popular finance parody accounts: @ParikPatelCFA (you can read more of his work at Bullish...
Trung T. Phan • April 29, 2021

Choice gives you the… choice… to put Bitcoin in your retirement account

You probably already knew this from friends repeatedly telling you how much they made on Bitcoin, but the total number of global crypto holders...
Trung T. Phan • April 29, 2021

Kingdom Trust’s Choice platform allows you to put Bitcoin in your retirement account

*** You probably already knew this from friends repeatedly telling you how much they made on Bitcoin, but the total number of global crypto holders...
Trung T. Phan • April 28, 2021

The 11 Lessons Dharmesh Shah Learned From 80+ Angel Investments

As an early investor in Coinbase, and their IPO last week, Dharmesh (Co-Founder of HubSpot) tallied another win in his book. But this was...
Alex Garcia • April 21, 2021

Lomi is tackling food waste with a home composting machine

It’s an issue we all deal with.   After chopping fruits and vegetables, what do you do with the waste? For many, the process is a...
Trung T. Phan • April 21, 2021

Clearco created a new way to fund ecommerce businesses. Now, it’s expanding.

Clearco co-founders: Andrew D’Souza (L) and Michele Romanow (R) *** Here is a stylized framework for how a new business can raise funds: Debt: You borrow money...
Trung T. Phan • April 20, 2021

Meet Synthesis: The edtech startup scaling Elon Musk’s Ad Astra school

*** Elon Musk is well known for many things.  PayPal. Tesla. SpaceX…and even a monkey using brain implants to play ping pong.  Less publicized: Ad Astra (Latin...
Trung T. Phan • April 12, 2021

YouTube megastar Jake Paul and serial entrepreneur Geoffrey Woo launch the Anti Fund

Jake Paul is one of YouTube’s biggest stars, with 20m+ subscribers and 7B+ views across all of his platforms.  The 24-year old isn’t banking on...
Trung T. Phan • April 8, 2021

The ~$6T family office industry, explained

Over the past week, Wall Street has been picking through the implosion of a $10B fund called Archegos Capital Management. A number of highly leveraged...
Trung T. Phan • April 5, 2021

Invstr raised $20m to make investing more social

Watch out, Robinhood — this one’s coming in hot. And sans GameStop baggage (*cue mental shudder*). Meet Invstr: the investing app that teaches trading know-how. It...
Shelley Tang • March 19, 2021

Tencent’s investment gain in 2020 was comically high: +$120B

In the subreddit r/WallStreetBets, a popular term for when an investment goes up is “tendies” — as in chicken tenders. Why? Well, the answer to...
Trung T. Phan • March 11, 2021

Indie.vc shut down, but its vision for venture capital lives on

The idea of Indie.vc began as a mysterious Tumblr site (Source: Medium / Bryce Roberts) It sometimes feels like “venture capital” is just a synonym...
Jacob Cohen • March 8, 2021

Coinbase’s $100B+ public debut, explained

Don’t want to buy Bitcoin at $50k? Buy the trading exchange where people go to buy Bitcoin: Coinbase, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange.   Its $100B+...
Shelley Tang • March 4, 2021

Webflow raises $140m to write no-code code

Here’s a tongue twister: Companies that code no-code code for non-coders are trending. Webflow — a software startup that gives businesses tools to build no-code...
Jacob Cohen • January 15, 2021

Public’s co-CEO Leif Abraham: “Investing is a forcing function for financial literacy”

Public co-CEOs Leif Abraham (L) and Jannick Malling (R) *** Retail investing has gotten pretty aggressive in 2020, with people touting the craziest trading stories on...
Trung T. Phan • December 15, 2020

The story of Sequoia, a Silicon Valley VC legend

Forty-eight years ago, the partners at the VC firm Sequoia chose to set up shop at 2800 Sand Hill Road — just over a...
Trung T. Phan • November 25, 2020

How Goldman Sachs keeps its mystique

Legendary comedian Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” Well, there’s a place...
Trung T. Phan • November 16, 2020

Laurie Yoler: “Don’t wait for things to come your way; go out and forge your own destiny”

Laurie Yoler — a general partner at the VC firm Playground Global — has a long and successful career in tech. She’s worked at Accenture,...
Trung T. Phan • November 10, 2020

How is SoftBank’s CEO doing? (Actually, not so bad.)

Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images This time last year, Masayoshi Son was the laughingstock of the investing world. The SoftBank CEO had bet a big part...
Trung T. Phan • October 19, 2020

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