Newsletter: 022 | Underdog



There's something about winning against all odds that resonates with most of us.  March Madness is a good reminder of this.  Winning in sports, especially as the underdog, often comes down to hard work, preparation, belief, grit, opportunity, and execution, which just so happens to sound a lot like the playbook for winning in business and in life.          

Content We Liked


Article: VCs back new pro football league 
March 20, 2018

A rundown of the VCs backing the Alliance of American Football, a new professional football league debuting in 2019.  


Podcast: LÄRABAR: Lara Merriken
How I Built This
March 19, 2018

Lara Merriken (Founder @ LÄRABAR) shares her story about going from a social worker to the founder of a successful energy bar brand.


Video: Sequoia's Schreier Says Dropbox Is a 'Once-a-Decade' Find
Bloomberg Technology
March 23, 2018

Bryan Schreier (VC @ Sequoia Capital) talks about Dropbox's IPO and Sequoia's investment strategy.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Boilerplate Series: Equitable Remedies
Scannavino Law LLP
March 25, 2018

This post is part of a series on boilerplate clauses in business contracts, providing a short explanation of an equitable remedies clause.

Where We'll Be This Week

Open Office Hours

Friday, March 30, 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 covers (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 created during the previous week, 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.