DFW Startup Community SAFE Update 2015

About two years ago I wrote “Safe and Sound? A Primer on the New YC Docs” for LaunchDFW regarding the Y-Combinator SAFE docs and their application to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) startup community.  My conclusion was that SAFE docs were likely too startup favorable to take off in the DFW

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2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade

I am happy to present an upgraded StartupLawyer.com! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible.  Early reviews have been positive: About a year ago we released a Glossary.  Now with a custom plugin, we have integrated those defined terms into applicable blog posts.  If a glossary

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Crowdfunding Should Be Used as a Last Resort

I recently wrote a commentary piece for the Dallas Business Journal regarding equity crowdfunding titled:  “Here’s Why Crowdfunding Should Be Your Last Resort”  I thought some of my readers would enjoy it. Some of the main take-homes from the article are: (1) It may not provide the boon of capital some predict

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SXSW Happy Hours and Office Hours

It’s that time of year again when a good portion of the startup world flocks to Austin Texas for SXSWi.  This year, I’ll be involved with two events: Dallas Drops the Mic — March 14th 6pm-8pm The official blurb about this event is: “Join the Dallas Startup Community in a truly

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Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014

Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3:30pm (Dallas Time) at the Granada Theater. At Pitch Day 2014, the 13 startups of the 2014 Tech Wildcatters class will present: -Akros Tech Labs -GetReal.Estate -GruupMeet -Guideally -iCcode -InstantAPI -My Dealer Service -Nexiden -Pledgecents

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Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation

My firm and Tech Wildcatters are co-hosting a live mock Series A term sheet negotiation on April 25th from 1-3pm. The event will take place at Tech Wildcatters at 2700 Fairmount St in Dallas Texas. Brad Hunstable, founder and CEO of Ustream, will play the role of the startup founder

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Office Hours at SXSW

If you want to discuss liquidation preferences, vesting schedules, or anything startup-related, I’ll be holding an office hour session this Friday March 7th from 130-230pm at UP Global’s SXSW Startup Oasis. The office hour portion of Startup Oasis is blocks of time where you can meet with mentors across a

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