Newsletter: 014 | Present in the Moment

Present in the Moment

Seeing Glen Hansard in concert last week was a lesson in being fully present in the moment.  It was the start of a long tour, so he could've played it safe by holding back on vocals and keeping the show to 90 minutes.  Instead, he played his heart out with every song and kept going for 3 hours.  He chose to give that show everything he had that day without worrying about tomorrow.  It set a great example for performers . . . and entrepreneurs.

Content We Liked


Report: Blockchain Startups Absorbed 5X More Capital Via ICOs Than Equity Financings In 2017
CB Insights
January 18, 2018

A research brief on the emergence of ICOs.  With over $5B raised across nearly 800 deals, ICOs provided more funding to blockchain startups than equity financings in 2017.


Podcast: Catherine Hoke - The Master of Second Chances
The Tim Ferriss Show
January 21, 2018

A discussion with the founder of Defy Ventures, a non-profit that trains people with criminal histories to be entrepreneurs.  As someone who has served as a volunteer for Defy, I can say that the program is life-changing.


Interview: Joe Rogan Experience #1064 - Eddie Huang & Jessica Rosenworcel
Joe Rogan Experience
January 15, 2018

Joe Rogan sits down with Eddie Huang (restaurateur, TV personality, and former lawyer) and Jessica Rosenworcel (FCC lawyer) to discuss issues around net neutrality.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Infographic: Convertible Notes - 6 Key Financial Terms
Scannavino Lamb LLP
January 28, 2018

This infographic briefly describes 6 key financial terms of a startup convertible note and provides guidance on the typical market ranges for these terms.

Where We'll Be This Week

Indoor Cycling Class

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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 red team.

Open Office Hours

Friday, February 2, 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.

Boxing & Yoga Class

Friday, February 2, 2018
Box + Flow
55 Bond Street
Buy Classes

Box + Flow brings balance to boutique fitness with a mix of heavy bag boxing work and fast flow yoga sequences.  It has quickly become one of our favorites.  Be ready to challenge your body and mind with 55 minutes of fight and flow.


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