Venture Capital

A Marijuana Venture Capital Firm Has an IPO

If you were watching the market yesterday, you may have noticed the complete lunacy on display as shares of Tilray breached $250 per share. It’s almost impossible to fathom such irrational exuberance. When the company CEO sat down on CNBC’s Mad Money recently, talking about his company reaching a $100 billion market cap, people must have […]

How to Buy Shares of Stock in Startups

Disclaimer: this article was written by a person who does not work at any of the firms highlighted in this article. As always, past performance does not guarantee future results. When it comes to investing in disruptive technologies, retail investors get the short end of the stick. The most exciting startups out there are off limits, […]

The “Best” Chinese Venture Capital Firms

If you follow the latest news coming out of Silicon Valley, you may have heard tech pundits bantering recently about the extent to which the Chinese plan to dominate the world using a complex strategy called working harder. Confucius says, “the harder you work, the luckier you get”, and the Chinese have taken this to […]

7 Artificial Intelligence Focused VC Funds

As responsible investors, we want to invest in proven companies and technologies that have put in some miles, while keeping one eye on what may be coming towards us on the road ahead. Plus, it’s just cool to see what’s happening at the forefront of any industry, even if most ideas (and more than a […]

DARPA – A Leader in Technological Innovation

We’re not prone to believe in conspiracy theories, unless they have something to do with the Yeti, Loch Ness Monster or an alien invasion/Nazi incursion at the South Pole. But there is one government program out there that makes us wonder if the X-Files TV program was based on a true story. The Defense Advanced […]

10 Venture Capital Databases for Startup Data

We do a lot of research on startup companies here at Nanalyze. (You should see the callouses on our click-and-drag index fingers.) Finding the latest and greatest startup data on private companies isn’t easy. As great and powerful as Google may be, getting 13 million results on a data search for “xyz startup” isn’t as helpful as it […]

How to Start a Cannabis Business Using an Accelerator

The legalization of marijuana has created an entire industry consisting of many parts like growers who actually produce the plant, labs that test the quality of the product, dispensaries that dispenses the product, and even companies that will deliver a bag of your favorite skunk right to your front door. The entire “industry” is extremely […]

11 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Cannabis Startups

We recently took a trip around the Pacific Northwest to do some “research” into the legalization of marijuana in the United States and cannabis startups. What we saw was shocking to say the least. In a good way. At least what we can remember of what we saw. Things have gone from zero to “full […]

The Top 12 Venture Capital Firms You Should Know About

An expert knowledge of finance isn’t a prerequisite to writing good content about investing. Sure, it helps to know some of the terminology like what the “efficient market hypothesis” is but when all is said and done, we’re here because we want to identify the most exciting emerging technologies out there that have a high […]

Buy Pre-IPO Shares in HomeUnion and ShiftPixy Now

One strong area of interest from our readers is in having the opportunity to buy shares in a startup before they actually have an IPO. These are also referred to as “pre-IPO shares”. The rationale is that if you buy shares in a company before they IPO then the shares are likely to trade higher post IPO. Last year […]