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Jason Mendelson Interview Part II: VC Tips for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Lawyers

June 30, 2017

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Mohammed Elayan and Kandy Williams

Jason Mendelson Interview Part II: VC Tips for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Lawyers

June 30, 2017

by: Mohammed Elayan and Kandy Williams

In the second part of our interview, Jason, a former big law firm attorney turned VC, discusses:

  • tips for entrepreneurs and startups on what to look for when hiring a lawyer or law firm
  • how the day-to-day life of a VC is drastically different from that of a practicing attorney
  • how the Foundry Group is different from other VC firms
  • what barriers legal tech companies face in getting investors
  • what law firms could do to remain competitive and how the law firm model could be re-designed
  • tips for attorneys working inside startups

For more about the Foundry Group, visit http://www.foundrygroup.com/

For Jason’s book, visit https://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/1119259754

For more about Legitimate Front and its album Off The Hook, visit http://legitimatefront.com/releases

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Jason Mendelson Interview Part I: From Lawyer to Venture Capitalist

June 14, 2017

Authors

Mohammed Elayan and Kandy Williams

Jason Mendelson Interview Part I: From Lawyer to Venture Capitalist

June 14, 2017

by: Mohammed Elayan and Kandy Williams

In this episode Jason Mendelson, a former big law firm attorney and founder of the venture capital firm, Foundry Group, discusses: 

  • being an attorney in Silicon Valley during the tech boom
  • the third version of his book, Venture Deals:  Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, which he co-wrote with his Foundry Group co-founder, Brad Feld 
  • how he met Brad Feld and co-founded Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on making early-stage technology investments, participating in select growth rounds, and identifying and supporting the next generation of venture fund managers
  • what a VC actually does and how Jason guides the entrepreneurs in whose businesses he invests

For more about The Foundry Group, visit http://www.foundrygroup.com/

For Jason’s book, visit https://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/1119259754 

For more about Legitimate Front and its album Off The Hook, visit http://legitimatefront.com/releases

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