Chubby Brain_Logo

Top 20 Silicon Valley Startup Lawyers


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

We received a ton of positive feedback on our list of Top 20 NYC Startup Lawyers and Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers, so we thought it might be helpful to a similar list to help all you Golden State startup entrepreneurs.

This list of top Silicon valley startup lawyers will hopefully serve as a great starting point for research.  We do NOT know all of these folks individually or personally (we actually don’t know most of them). Our list is driven by seeing positive sentiment about these folks online from other startup entrepreneurs.  The list is in alphabetical order and is not a ranking.

As always, you should do your own due diligence before picking a lawyer.  And this list is not exhaustive – or at least we hope.  If you are a lawyer and think you should be on the list or if you are a startup founder and you have an amazing lawyer, let us know in the comments.  Without further delay, here are the top 20 Silicon Valley startup lawyers.

Continue reading “Top 20 Silicon Valley Startup Lawyers” »

Starting a Business? 19 Things To Do Before Starting Your Small Business


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

We’ve collected 19 tips & tricks seasoned entrepreneurs have shared regarding what they wish they’d known and done before they’d started out.  Learning from their experiences may save you some time and frustration.  Although this blog post won’t guarantee Zuckerberg-like success, the preparation techniques it offers certainly will help.

Continue reading “Starting a Business? 19 Things To Do Before Starting Your Small Business” »

Raising Venture Capital – Horror Stories and Other Bad Behavior


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Venture Capitalists – an entrepreneur’s best friend? Worst enemy? Soul-sucking bane of existence?

Here are some examples in which the entrepreneur-VC relationship failed. Most of these accounts come from entrepreneurs themselves, so they might be more than a little biased. In any case, there are a wealth of examples of what could, and did, go wrong when dealing with VCs.

Continue reading “Raising Venture Capital – Horror Stories and Other Bad Behavior” »

20 Internet Companies that Don’t Rely on Ad Revenue to Make Money


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Advertising as a business model for internet companies is difficult.  Generally, you need millions of customers in order to garner enough page views or clicks for ad-based revenue to work.  And so if advertising won’t work, you can do what may be unthinkable on the internet – charge for your service.

Don’t believe us?  Here is a list of consumer web companies that have had success charging for their products and as a result are not reliant on advertising to the pay the bills.  They’ve adopted one of two models (Freemium or Subscription) which you’ll see below.

Continue reading “20 Internet Companies that Don’t Rely on Ad Revenue to Make Money” »

20 Best Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Websites To Save Your Startup Business Lots of Time


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Whether your the startup that doesn’t have an army of employees to do your dirty work or just someone who values their time, you can use these outsourcing and crowdsourcing websites to find others out there who are willing to do the work you don’t have the time or inclination to do.

Continue reading “20 Best Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Websites To Save Your Startup Business Lots of Time” »

Attracting Angel Investors (or Just Joshua Schachter) Using Google Adsense


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Joshua Schachter, ann angel investor, just had the entrepreneurs from VOYURL get his attention in a novel way – using a Google Adsense ad as seen below.  We’re not sure if the tactic has worked or not (innovative or maybe grounds for a restraining order?), but if it does, this definitely means more money for Google.

Continue reading “Attracting Angel Investors (or Just Joshua Schachter) Using Google Adsense” »

Boston Startup Lawyers – Top 20


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Massachusetts is the #2 destination for venture capital deals and dollars in the United States, preceded by California and closely followed by New York. With an influx of VC dollars it becomes important for startups to find a competent lawyer. We received a ton of positive feedback on our list of Top 20 NYC Startup Lawyers, so we thought it might be helpful to create a similar resource for all the startups from Red Sox nation.  So below is our list of top Boston startup lawyers.

We can speak to the importance of hiring a great lawyer firsthand, as we initially screwed up, in an effort to be frugal, by going with a firm and lawyer who didn’t know what they were doing when it came to employee options and fundraising documents.  Unwinding that fiasco cost us twice as much in money and time.  Yes – not fun.

So that we can help you avoid making the same mistakes as us, we’ve compiled this list of top Massachusetts startup lawyers which you can hopefully use as your starting point for research.  We do NOT know all of these folks individually or personally (we actually don’t know most of them). Our list is driven by seeing positive sentiment about these folks online from other startup entrepreneurs. The list is in alphabetical order and is not a ranking.

As always, you should do your own due diligence before picking a lawyer.  And this list is not exhaustive – or at least we hope Massachusetts has more than 20 awesome startup lawyers.  So if you are a lawyer who feels you should be on the list or if you are a startup founder and you have an amazingly knowledgeable lawyer, let us know in the comments.  Without further delay, here are the top 20 Boston startup lawyers.

Continue reading “Boston Startup Lawyers – Top 20” »

Tela Innovations Investors Ink a Venture Capital Round of Funding


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Tela Innovations (http://www.tela-inc.com) completed a venture capital round of funding from a set of investors including Qualcomm Ventures, AsiaTech Management, Intel Capital, Sand Hill Angels, Teton Capital Company and KT Venture Group LLC. The company is located in Campbell, California. Continue reading “Tela Innovations Investors Ink a Venture Capital Round of Funding” »

SavingStar Investors Complete a Series A Round of Funding


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

SavingStar (http://www.savewave.com) completed a Series A round of funding from a set of investors including Founder Collective, IA Ventures, SV Angel, First Round Capital and Flybridge Capital Partners. The company is located in Belmont, Massachusetts. Continue reading “SavingStar Investors Complete a Series A Round of Funding” »

Gogo (Aircell) Investors Provide a Private Equity Round of Funding


Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103

Gogo (formerly known as Aircell)  (http://www.gogoair.com/) closed a private equity round of funding from a set of investors including Blumenstein/Thorne Information Partners and Ripplewood HoldingsContinue reading “Gogo (Aircell) Investors Provide a Private Equity Round of Funding” »