Newsletter: 008 | Love Letter to New York City

Love Letter to New York City

The attempted attack in NYC on Monday had us thinking about building our business in this city.  A city full of juxtaposition, jam-packed with a daily experience of highs and lows.  As the belly of the beast that is NYC's subway system roared on after the attack, we were reminded of the strength of this city and its people.  The energy, the grit, the hustle, the ambition, the resilience.  The list goes on, and very much reflects the characteristics that make for great entrepreneurs.  Our city inspires us to get up and go hard every day in pursuit of our goals.  It's the perfect place for office #1.

Content We Liked


Data: Fewer & Fatter: Seed, Series A deal sizes skyrocket in the US in 2017
December 14, 2017

We've been saying lately that Seed is the new A in early-stage funding.  PitchBook released data last week in support of this trend, showing that deal count is down but deal size is up in 2017.


Podcast: Inside the World's Leading Crypto Fund
The Twenty Minute VC
December 11, 2017

A discussion with crypto heavyweight Olaf Carlson-Wee, Founder & CEO of the $200M+ crypto hedge fund Polychain Capital. Olaf was famously the first employee at Coinbase in 2013 and paid exclusively in bitcoin.


Video: Casey Neistat Melts His Face Off While Eating Spicy Wings
First We Feast: Hot Ones
December 14, 2017

YouTuber and tech entrepreneur Casey Neistat talks about his journey as a creator over a plate of chicken wings with increasingly spicy hot sauce.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Chart: SEC Registration Exemptions
Scannavino Lamb LLP
December 17, 2017

This chart maps out the various exemptions from registration under U.S. federal securities laws for your startup financing round or ICO.

Where We'll Be This Week

Indoor Cycling Class

Monday, December 18, 2017
SWERVE Fitness
30 W 18th Street (Flatiron studio)
Buy Rides

A favorite in the boutique fitness scene, SWERVE brings team competition to indoor cycling.  Expect 45 minutes of fun, sweat, teamwork, and tunes.  We'll be riding on the blue team.

Open Office Hours

Friday, December 22, 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.


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