Newsletter: 009 | The Year Behind


The Year Behind

A year ago, David and I were both in a rut, feeling like we were meant for more.  Heads down at our jobs, we tried to make the most of every day, but we weren’t satisfied.  After walking circles around Bryant Park together for an hour on the evening of April 11th, we realized the striking similarities between the way we each talked about our lives and careers.  We wanted to create.  We wanted to build.  We wanted to put it all on the line and learn the hard way.  It was clear we had entrepreneurship in our veins, but it was also clear that the "responsible" path was to stay the course.  For months, we wrestled with the idea of starting our own firm, ebbing and flowing between confidence and fear.  We ultimately got to the point where doing the easy thing of staying at a safe job lost out to doing the hard thing of starting something new.  We launched the firm on July 10th, and five months into the journey, our passion for what we're doing is bursting at the seams.  Here's to a year when we chose the hard over the easy, the adventure over the norm.

Content We Liked


Article: How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune
The New York Times
December 19, 2017

The Winklevoss twins were mocked when they started placing large bets on Bitcoin in 2012.  Today, they're crypto billionaires.


Podcast: Trends in Cryptocurrencies
December 23, 2017

A clip on the latest trends in crypto from a16z's 2017 Summit, featuring Juan Benet (Founder & CEO @ Protocol Labs), Olaf Carlson-Wee (Founder & CEO @ Polychain Capital), and Chris Dixon (General Partner @ a16z).


Webinar: What is Blockchain Technology?
CB Insights
December 19, 2017

An updated webinar from CB Insights explaining blockchain technology, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ICOs.

Content We Created

Blog Post

ICO Alert - The SEC Knows How to Use Social Media
Scannavino Lamb LLP
December 24, 2017

The SEC recently issued a cease and desist order to halt an ICO being conducted by Munchee Inc.  This post briefly covers how much the SEC looked into the company's social media efforts.

Where We'll Be This Week

Travel Week

We'll be spending time with family and stuffing our faces with Christmas cookies this week.  Happy Holidays!

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