David here.

Today, some of the world’s most powerful companies in Big Tech are expected to report their third quarter earnings after the markets close.

And while these companies are pillars of the public markets, their success (or potential lack thereof) affects the private markets in ways that every single startup investor should notice.

Here’s why…

I’m talking about the FAANG group: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google.

Together, the five FAANG stocks have a market capitalization of well over $4.1 trillion. That’s about 12% of the entire S&P 500.

And their track records have held up well this year, especially given the ongoing economic crisis that’s still affecting businesses all over the world.

Each stock made significant gains in 2020, with Amazon and Netflix taking the lead.

  • Facebook reported 28% gains.
  • Apple’s shares gained 59%.
  • Amazon’s shares rose 74%.
  • Netflix’s shares rose 70%.
  • Google’s shares gained 15%.
This growth comes in the wake of several events that have thrown Big Tech for a loop over the last few months.

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Sundar Pichai (Google/Alphabet), and Jack Dorsey (Twitter) testified before the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss their site moderation policies.

Last week, the Department of Justice filed a massive antitrust lawsuit against Google rivaling anything seen since a similar suit against Microsoft in the late 1990s.

And over the summer, the FAANG group went up against the federal government on allegations of monopoly practices and smothering their tinier competitors.

But what’s interesting here is that none of those events seemed to hurt FAANG’s performance this year.

And no matter what the FAANG group’s earnings look like this quarter (Netflix has already reported less-than-stellar Q3 profits), these companies’ track records show that they can weather the greatest economic storms and come out strong on the other side.

But why should you care about Big Tech’s earnings in the world of startup investing? It’s pretty simple…

Big Tech was built on the backs of startups.

Once upon a time, they were all young startups themselves.

And now, it’s apparent that much of Big Tech’s own success comes from the work put in by less powerful, early-stage companies under them.

This is exactly why big tech companies are so quick to gobble up their smaller competitors. Facebook, for example, owns three of the top four social networks – Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

These goliaths recognize the value and power that startups have… and that power keeps Big Tech on its toes.

Basically, no matter which way the wind blows in the public markets, the startup landscape will continue to thrive.

A thriving Big Tech market means that startups can benefit from mergers & acquisitions that could funnel massive returns straight into their founding teams’ pockets.

And if Big Tech were to crumble, it just means that there would be more market space available for the little guys to make it big.

In other words, startups are the ones driving the markets… but knowing which ones are heading for greatness starts with knowing where to look first.

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I’ll be back soon with another update.

Very best,

David Weisburd