Gary Vee is the king of finding big trends before they take off. So it makes sense that he has made a lot of success from his investing portfolio over the years.
Gary’s infectious motivational content is known for inspiring younger generations to find work they love and stop hating Mondays. The founder of VaynerMedia is also a massive advocate for trusting his gut—and has a sixth sense for companies that are going to blow up.
If Warren Buffett is the master of choosing solid and stable companies that have stood the test of time, Gary Vee is the prophet who will invest in the next big thing we’re all going to need tomorrow.
Vaynerchuck’s investing criteria are companies that both solve an important problem and care about their customers. And this strategy has made Vaynerchuck very wealthy—$200 million net worth, to be exact.
So what does the soothsayer have in his portfolio for 2021? Vee owns a massive 79 stocks through his investment firm. Here are some of the highlights.Coinbase
Coinbase is a company that provides a secure platform for users to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum. Vee has been investing in the US-based blockchain platform, which has over 30 million users and over $150 billion traded, since 2015.
With Bitcoin recently smashing through record highs, and other cryptocurrency growing at a rapid pace, it doesn’t look like cryptocurrency is going anywhere soon. In fact, according to Cooper Academy, from 2016 to 2019, the amount of blockchain users around the world quadrupled. It makes sense why Vee is very bullish on blockchain.Drone Racing League
Vee has always been one of the first people to find out about the unusual, unique, and innovative companies—and The Drone Racing League is no exception. The Drone Racing League is exactly what it sounds like—racing, but with drones.
Pilots race each other with identical custom-built drones at speeds over 80 through three-dimensional courses. And it’s no small league either. The sport has been broadcast on some of the biggest networks like NBC Sports and Sky Sports and has impressive partners and sponsors including Allianz, BMW, and the US Air Force.LawnStarter
Again, Vee likes to invest in out-of-the-box companies that solve an important problem—and LawnStarter is no different. The company lets users easily book lawn mowing services from top-rated, local lawn service pros.
The seven-year-old Austin-based startup now operates in 120 cities across the US and has raised $17.7 million, according to Crunchbase. CEO Steve Corcoran says LawnStarter’s revenue and net income is growing at a rate of 100% year-over-year.Omaze
Not all of Gary Vee’s investments are in the newest crazy technology, though, some of them are just for a good cause. Omaze in an LA-based for-profit fundraising company that helps facilitate fundraising events with charity partners.
Its events include feature prizes, like material goods, properties, or celebrity experiences, and 80% of donations to enter draws go towards charity.Medium
Medium is a US-born online publishing platform that basically allows anyone to publish their own work. It was developed by Evan Williams, previously co-founder of Blogger and Twitter.
Evans initially developed Medium so people could publish their writing and documents longer than Twitter’s limiting 140-characters. But now it’s an open marketplace for both established writers and amateurs.
It makes sense that Gary Vee owns stocks in Medium when you know how much he loves to invest in companies that are set to disrupt the future.Visionary VR
VR is a rapidly growing industry with even higher growth potential and so of course it’s one that Gary Vee is bullish on. Whether it’s virtually exploring an address a million miles away on Google Maps, or riding a rollercoaster, the VR industry has incredible potential.
LA-based Visionary VR is at the forefront of virtual reality, pioneering one of the industry’s niches of storytelling. Its revolutionary technology reimagines cinematic conventions for VR. And Gary Vee is all about it.Breather
If there’s anything we’ve learnt in the past year, it’s that work spaces as we know are no longer the same anymore.
Breather is a company providing flexible workspaces in the US and Canada. With the world moving to online workspaces, fixed workspaces are a thing of the past. In this sense, Breather is an ideal company to invest in right now. And Gary Vee thinks so too.Moment
Another unique company that Gary Vee invests in is Moment. Moment is basically a photographer geek’s shopping dream come true. Its online marketplace allows photography enthusiasts to shop best-selling photography products and learn from creators.
One of the most exciting and innovative products that the Seattle-based startup sells is lenses for your smartphone. It also has super cool newly-released geeky gadgets like an iPhone-compatible AntiGlare CPL filter.
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Market Buzz contributor Shelley Mason has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.