Newsletter: 007 | Hold On Tight

Hold On Tight

Last week's newsletter noted that Bitcoin crossed over the $10,000 mark for the first time.  In just a few days, that number nearly hit $20,000 and has been fluctuating in the range of $13,000 - $17,000 throughout the week.  With the first Bitcoin futures trades set to kick off today, we're expecting lots of volatility in the market over the next couple of weeks.

Content We Liked


Survey: State of Startups 2017
First Round
December 6, 2017

VC firm First Round released the results of its survey of over 860 startup founders on a range of industry topics, including fundraising, ICOs, diversity & inclusion, and sexual harassment.


Podcast: A Sober View on Crypto
Invest Like the Best
December 5, 2017

Adam Ludwin, founder and CEO of Chain (an enterprise blockchain technology company), offers a balanced approach to crypto in the midst of all the hype.


Video: My Favorite Purchases Under $100
Tribe of Mentors
December 4, 2017

As we head into the holidays, Tim Ferriss shares a few of his favorite purchases under $100 that have recently improved his life.

Content We Created

Blog Post

SEC Alert - SEC Takes Action Against ICO Scam
Scannavino Lamb LLP
December 8, 2017

The SEC filed charges last week against a company that allegedly raised $15 million in an ICO scam.  This post briefly covers what happened and what this means for companies and investors.

Where We'll Be This Week

Panel Event

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
@ Capco
77 Water Street, 10th Floor
Register for Free

Panel discussion about the implications of ICOs for the Financial Services industry.

Open Office Hours

Friday, December 15, 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 16, 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