Newsletter: 015 | Who Are You Rooting For?

Who Are You Rooting For?

It's Super Bowl Sunday.  Stop reading this and go watch the big game.

Content We Liked


Blog Post: The State of the US Venture Industry in 15 Charts
January 26, 2018

A collection of charts highlighting key trends from the recent PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor report.  With more than $84 billion invested during the year, 2017 reached the highest total of VC investment in the US since the dot-com era.


Podcast: Bar Malik: Constant Improvement, The Importance of Grit, and No Days Off
Gamma Project
February 2, 2018

Our good friend Bar Malik (Director of Performance @ New York Knicks and Co-Founder @ FENIX) goes behind the scenes to share how his career has developed, how pro athletes train, how to deal with loss, and how to stay productive and focused on what matters most.


Chart: Cryptocurrency Price Charts
February 2018

With the crypto market taking big hits last week, we've been keeping our eyes on the price charts.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Infographic: Stock Option Grants - How to Issue Equity to Employees and Advisors
Scannavino Lamb LLP
February 3, 2018

This infographic provides a high-level overview on some of the basics that go into issuing equity to startup company employees and advisors.

Where We'll Be This Week

Wellness Event

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Hub seventeen by luululemon
114 5th Avenue
(underground in lululemon's Flatiron store)

We'll be focusing on mental fitness for this master class in meditation and mindfulness as part of the MH Workshop series from Men's Health.

Open Office Hours

Friday, February 9, 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.

Pilates Reformer Class

Saturday, February 10, 2018
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