Newsletter: 006 | $10,000


It was a historic week for the cryptocurrency market.  Bitcoin crossed over the $10,000 mark for the first time (currently sitting above $11,000), after starting the year around $1,000.  Several other cryptocurrencies hit all-time highs as well, including Ethereum which briefly surpassed $500.  How do we feel about it?  Hint: We're rooting for the bulls.

Content We Liked


Blog Post: The Early Stage Slump
December 3, 2017

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares his thoughts on the declining deal activity in the Seed and early stage investing market.


Podcast: Investor Stories 74: Why I Invested
The Full Ratchet
December 1, 2017

Three investors share stories of startups / funds they invested in and the key factors that led to their investment decision.


Video Clip: Cryptocurreny to be worth trillions
December 1, 2017

More content from Union Square Ventures, this time from Albert Wenger who sums up his thoughts on whether crypto is in a bubble in this 2-minute video.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Business of Fitness: 8 Keys to an Effective Liability Waiver
Scannavino Lamb LLP
December 3, 2017

If you run a fitness or wellness business, or any other business in which potentially dangerous activities are involved, you need an effective liability waiver.  Wondering what should be included?  Check out this post for 8 key points.

Where We'll Be This Week

Panel Event

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
@ NYU Data Future Lab
137 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
Register for Free

Panel discussion about legal issues in token sales and initial coin offerings.

Open Office Hours

Friday, December 8, 2017
Hub seventeen by luululemon
114 5th Avenue
(underground in lululemon's Flatiron store)

We're taking our laptops to lululemon's community space to work for a few hours and offer a chance to connect in an informal work setting.  Think of it as open office hours for you to come by and chat about law, startups, crypto, wellness, etc.  It'll also give you an excuse to buy some great workout gear.

Pilates Reformer Class

Saturday, December 9, 2017
New York Pilates
25 Howard Street (SoHo studio)
Buy Classes

In this not-your-typical Pilates class called "Burnout," Nick's wife Kai-Ting Yang will be putting us through an intermediate, fast-paced reformer class focused on total body burn.  Prepare to plank and sweat more than you ever have in a Pilates class.  And don't let Kai-Ting's sweet spirit fool you – her sessions pack a serious punch.


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