Newsletter: 004 | Gratitude


We're full of gratitude as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday.  Four months into the launch of our new firm, we're still sky high with excitement about what we're building and who we're serving.  We have a lot of people to thank for that.  To our community of clients, partners, family, and friends, we are grateful for your support and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Content We Liked


Blog Post: How Much Traction Do You Really Need to Raise a Seed or Series A Round?
Better Everyday
November 16, 2017

VC Rob Go (NextView Ventures) provides specific top-line milestones that startups should target in the current market for early-stage fundraising.


Podcast: Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger
How I Built This
November 13, 2017

The co-founders of Instagram tell the story behind the early days of building what has become one of the world’s most valuable startups.


Video: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and brother Mark
Summit Sessions
November 14, 2017

Last week’s newsletter included an article on some takeaways from the recent Jeff Bezos interview with his brother at the Summit event.  This week we give you the full video.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Update to Stock Option Treatment in Proposed Senate Tax Plan
November 17, 2017

The House and Senate have been exchanging versions of the GOP tax bill over the past week.  This post provides an update on where things stand with respect to the treatment of stock options. We’re hoping that good news is ahead for startups.

Where We'll Be This Week

Blockchain Panel Event

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
@ Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
Register for Free Tickets

Panel discussion about the latest trends in token sales and how to navigate the various laws and regulations that may apply.

Pilates Reformer Class

Friday, November 24, 2017
New York Pilates
262 Bowery (Bowery studio)
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Get back on track after the Thanksgiving feast in this "Abs Arms Ass" Pilates reformer class taught by Nick's wife Kai-Ting Yang.


You'll need to sign up online at the links provided for ticketed events.  Attendance is at your own cost and subject to limited availability.  No need to RSVP to us for any of these events, but let us know if you'd like to be kept in the loop on any last-minute scheduling changes.  Also, keep in mind that these events are not firm-hosted or sponsored events, so we have no control over availability, pricing or any other matters associated with these events.  Again, this is just our attempt at cultivating community by giving us all a chance to connect outside of the office.

About our Newsletter

We decided to launch a weekly newsletter with the simple goal of cultivating community.  Our newsletter will initially cover (1) content relating to the startup industry that we liked from the previous week, giving you something to read, listen to, and watch; (2) content we recently created, keeping you up to date on news and insight from our team; and (3) events and activities we plan to host or attend in the upcoming week, providing our community of clients, partners, and friends an opportunity to share, support, and connect with each other.

Nick Scannavino and David Lamb