Olivia Strobl
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Olivia Strobl

Olivia comes to KingsCrowd with a background in venture capital and technology. She spent time at Glasswing Ventures, an AI-focused venture fund in Boston, before joining the KingsCrowd team. There she helped develop machine learning algorithms for the opportunity qualification of preseed and seed-stage startup companies. Prior to her time at Glasswing, Olivia worked in a lab studying the neural correlates of attention. She holds a degree in Neuroscience from Wellesley College.

Industry Analysis - October 13, 2021

Startups Keep Coming Back to Crowdfunding

The Value of a Defensible Hardware Product

In this Chart of the Week, the relationship between defensibility and funding is examined for hardware/CPG startups.

A Clear Difference Between Early Stage and Growth Stage

When comparing the average valuation of early stage and growth stage companies, a clear difference emerges.

Med-X on Self-Managed 2021

The products are sold through major retail and healthcare distributors. The flagship product lines of Med-X include Nature-Cide and Thermal-Aid.…

Valuation: $102,217,405
Min Investment: $420
Industry: Consumer Products, Goods & Services
Raised $3,466,363 of $10,000,000 max

Proven on Issuance 2021

The company creates personalized skincare products using a Skin Genome Quiz™. The results take into account lifestyle, environment, and other…

Valuation: $171,922,311
Min Investment: $990
Industry: Beauty & Personal Care
Raised $998,910 of $60,000,000 max
How Much Is Defensibility Worth?

Many seasoned investors and venture capitalists point to competitive differentiators -- i.e., what makes a startup’s product better than competing…

Announcing Ratings for Regulation A Deals

KingsCrowd is expanding its numerical ratings to cover Regulation A deals in the online startup investing ecosystem.

The Impact of a Regulation Update

We examine the impact of the increased raise limit for Regulation Crowdfunding raises in this Chart of the Week.

The Most Popular Platforms in KingsCrowd Portfolios

Looking at the breakdown of investments tracked in KingsCrowd portfolios reveals a key divide between Republic and StartEngine.