Newsletter: 013 | Respect
With the Women's March on NYC taking place this weekend, we wanted to express how thankful we are for all the women in our lives. The women we call family, friends, and clients energize and inspire us to be better men. You're an all-star team worth fighting for.
Content We Liked
Article: Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
The New York Times
January 16, 2018
An in-depth piece that looks beyond the financial hype around crypto to the potentially world-changing nature of decentralized, blockchain-based software architecture.
Podcast: NEA's Investment Process & The Key Ingredients for Startup Success
The Full Ratchet
January 15, 2018
Ben Narasin (VC @ NEA) provides insight into the VC investment process, the evolution of early-stage funding, and the types of founders he likes to back.
Interview: Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media
January 17, 2018
The creator of the StartUp podcast sits down with YC to talk about running a digital media business. Skip to 26:00 for his thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of audio content.
Content We Created
SEC Alert – SEC Issues Staff Letter Detailing Concerns Related to Cryptocurrency ETFs and Mutual Funds
Scannavino Lamb LLP
January 21, 2018
This post provides an update on where things stand with the SEC's evaluation of cryptocurrency-related financial products.
Where We'll Be This Week
We'll be gloves up for this high-intensity boxing workout as part of the MH Workshop series from Men's Health.
Blockchain & Law Panel
We'll be attending this panel discussion on self-governance and standard-setting in the blockchain industry, hosted by Blockmatics.
Open Office Hours
Friday, January 26, 2018
@ 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