Earlier this month, the National Venture Capital Association launched its VC Jobs Count as part of an effort to quantify the amount of economic activity venture capital adds to the economy. The organization has been producing with Global Insight a report (called Venture Impact) that measures the jobs produced by VC alum companies that have […]

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You may have heard about the recent announcement from AngelList that, with the help of Wilson Sonsini, they’re now going to offer a platform startups can use to generate seed financing documents for free. Yes, you read that right. Companies can go to this site, fill in some information, get some legal input if needed, […]

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Much is made in certain states about lawyers’ continuing education. In New York, everyone bemoans the often boring and somewhat difficult to obtain “ethics credits.” Here in Massachusetts, a proposed class for newly minted lawyers on how to run a practice can be traced to the lawyer unemployment numbers, the idea being that lawyers can’t […]

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I’m a lawyer: admittedly, not the most creative of professions. Lawyerin’ tends to be about obeying community standards (i.e., what everyone else is doing).  It obsesses over adherence to precedent (i.e., what was done yesterday).  It seeks above all else to avoid risk. When you combine these traits, if you’re not careful, you usually end up doing exactly what everyone […]

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