Simon Erickson

Simon Erickson


I'm fascinated in the way that innovation, entrepreneurship, and ambition are able to change the world we live in.

I joined the Motley Fool full-time in 2013 and work for the Rule Breakers publication.

Recent articles

Activision Blizzard Shows Investors the Power of Franchises

The video game developer just beat analyst expectations for the seventh consecutive quarter. See what's driving the company's excellent results, and why even more earnings beats are likely still to come.

Investment Ideas in the Robotics Industry

Motley Fool Explorer recently spoke with the world's first actively-managed robotics fund. See what companies they believe could be excellent investment ideas in the space.

China's Digital-Streaming War is Intensifying

China's largest internet companies are in a battle to claim the country's lucrative digital-streaming market. Which one is likely to come out ahead, and what will it mean for investors?

Why Disney Is Going Over-the-Top With Sports Streaming

Cord-cutting has caused Disney to lose millions of ESPN subscribers in recent years. But the king of content's new digital-streaming solution could actually be a huge win for shareholders going forward.

Illumina Introduces a New Genomic Era

Illumina's new NovaSeq platform is capable of sequencing a person's entire genomic code for as low as $100. See what implications this has for the company and for investors.

Why Ellie Mae's Stock Is a Buy

Motley Fool Explorer advisor Simon Erickson makes a case that now is an opportune time to pick up shares of the mortgage software provider.

Is Ellie Mae's Growth Hitting the Brakes?

A decrease in US refinancing activity is significantly slowing growth in Ellie Mae's variable revenue. How concerned should investors be?

Healthcare's Wearable Future

Motley Fool Explorer advisor Simon Erickson recently interviewed the Chief Operating Officer of a wearable device start up. How can Foolish investors best play the space?

Our Foolish Interview With 2U Inc CEO Chip Paucek

The Motley Fool recently sat down with the CEO of one of the world's most innovative companies. See what he had to say about the future of education and what it means for investors.