Newsletter: 017 | The Year of the Dog
Year of the Dog
The 2018 Chinese New Year began on Friday, ringing in the Year of the Dog. The Dog occupies the 11th spot in the Chinese zodiac. According to Chinese astrology, Dogs are known for their loyalty and tend to choose a career centered around serving others. This resonates with us, as loyalty and serving others make up the backbone for what we're building at our firm. It's our kind of year.
Content We Liked
Article: Forbes Fintech 50 2018: The Future Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency
February 13, 2018
A breakdown of the nine blockchain startups on the Forbes Fintech 50 list for 2018.
Podcast: Tim Katt (Global Sports Venture Studio)
The Tao of Sports
February 12, 2018
Our good friend Tim Katt (Managing Director @ Global Sports Venture Studioand @ TACK Ventures) talks about the new startup innovation program created by the LA Dodgers and R/GA and how innovation is a team sport.
Video: Is Crypto the Future of Early Stage Funding?
February 2, 2018
A collection of interviews with VCs and other investors on whether ICOs and tokens are the future of early stage funding.
Content We Created
Crypto Making Its Way Into VC Equity Financing Documents
Scannavino Lamb LLP
February 18, 2018
This blog post highlights some of the ways in which crypto-specific provisions are being added to traditional VC equity financing documents.
Where We'll Be This Week
Monday, February 19, 2018
1 Renwick Street
The team at FENIX is hosting a fitness class at Dogpound, a studio known for its personal training clientele.
NYU's 16th Annual Venture Showcase event hosted by the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Open Office Hours
Friday, February 23, 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