Newsletter: 020 | Obstacle Means Opportunity


Obstacle Means Opportunity

Facing obstacles, large and small, is a daily calling for entrepreneurs.  It takes a certain type of mindset to transition from dwelling on obstacles as problems to utilizing obstacles as opportunities.  Opportunities to reset strategies, to refocus efforts, to renew convictions.  At some point, being faced with obstacles produces a strange feeling of excitement, because overcoming obstacles ultimately plays a big role in what makes us stronger leaders and better humans.

Content We Liked


Article: Attention 1916 Shoppers: The Doctor Is In
The New York Times
March 4, 2018

Did you know that corporate health and wellness was a thing in the early 1900's?  


Podcast: 2 Levers to Fundraising: FOMO & Leverage
Twenty Minute VC
March 9, 2018

Leore Avidar (Founder & CEO @ Lob) shares some practical tips for fundraising from VCs.


Video: Visualizing VC: Trying out tech products at the b8ta store
March 5, 2018

A video spotlight on products you can try and buy at b8ta, a retail store featuring the latest tech products from startups.

Content We Created

Blog Post

SEC Alert - SEC Warns Investors and Operators about Online Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Scannavino Lamb LLP
March 11, 2018

This alert covers the recent statement from the SEC on potentially unlawful online platforms for trading digital assets.

Where We'll Be This Week

Open Office Hours

Friday, March 16, 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