Spend enough time working in startup ecosystems, and you’ll hear a whole spectrum of conflicting advice about startup legal fees and working with lawyers; some of it great, and some of it total nonsense.
There’s a game that, as Startup/VC lawyers, we’ve seen played out across many ecosystems. We’ll call it “own the lawyers,” and because it benefits repeat players (professional investors, service providers) at the expense of first-time founders – and the former are usually the people controlling the microphones – it rarely gets discussed publicly.
The Internet has revolutionized the way we interact, study, research, and do business. As a modern care coordination company based in New York, we use the Internet to help families manage the care of loved ones across the United States. Our ability to reach those families is threatened by the repeal of net neutrality rules, […]
In 2018, it was estimated that around $1B in value was lost in smart contracts. Thankfully Sagewise is the smart contract safety net that is helping to prevent big losses through its highly adaptive SDK. Its SDK provides the tools and infrastructure to handle smart contract disputes at any stage in development and execution, which […]
Built eighteen years ago during the dot com crash, LegalZoom was created with the vision to provide convenient, affordable, high quality legal help. With a network of independent attorneys in all 50 states, this legal brand provides services and advice for over 4M small business owners and families. It recently expanded to the UK and […]
Walking into XPONENTIAL 2018, I was dumbfounded by the keynote speech by Professor Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina. To paraphrase, ‘In the future, we will no longer need two pilots, planes will have just one captain and a dog. The dog will be there to bite the human in case he touches anything.’ […]
The justice system is supposed to be blind. However, when taking into account human behaviors, there is always some element of bias that enters into the eyes of the law. Gavelytics is a platform that aggregates information on how judges have ruled in previous cases and provides this information to lawyers to help them build more […]
Dor Abuhasira, expert in security drone development and the CEO & cofounder of Percepto, discusses how autonomous drones are saving lives, money and more.
Lessons in REAL Encryption Apple’s Tim Cook versus the FBI is surely the top trending storyline in the cyber-security market. The first lesson is the near brilliant PR spin initiated by Apple. The international press coverage is making it seem that Apple is fighting the good fight and that the iPhone is so secure that […]
No one wants a dispute to end up in court – it’s expensive and time consuming but sometimes people just feel that it’s necessary. So where do you turn to resolve a disagreement without going to court? FairClaims provides the platform to have a legally binding decision made via webcam without the hassle of a formal […]
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that Tesla will be utilizing an ‘open source’ philosophy to their large patent portfolio (pictured above, now taken down) and that they wouldn’t pursue any legal action against anyone using them in good faith. It’s a gesture that shows promise and proof of the fact that visionaries walk our Earth. […]