Archive for March, 2010

A Personal Letter to Senator Dodd Regarding His Anti-Angel Investment Bill

by Scott Edward Walker on March 31st, 2010

Below is a copy of the letter I just emailed to Senator Dodd’s office with respect to his new financial regulatory reform bill and its material adverse effect on angel investments. 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 21st – 27th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 28th, 2010

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets.  If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact us through the comments section of this post.  Many thanks, Scott

 

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: The Brick Walls Are There For A Reason

by Scott Edward Walker on March 25th, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s fuckn tough trying to build a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  Hopefully, these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Introducing Susan Morgan and Kudos to Ted Wang re the Series Seed Documents

by Scott Edward Walker on March 23rd, 2010

Introduction

I am pleased to welcome officially Susan Morgan to our team.  Susan has 10+ years of sophisticated corporate law experience, including 7+ years at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley where she closed more than 30 private financings; she is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University, where she teaches a course on Business and Legal Issues in High Technology Startups; and she is a highly successful entrepreneur, having co-founded two software companies.  (You can learn more about Susan’s background on her bio page.)

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 14th – 20th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 21st, 2010

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets.  If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact us through the comments section of this post.  Many thanks, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: If You’ve Never Failed, You’ve Never Lived.

by Scott Edward Walker on March 19th, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s tough trying to build a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  Hopefully, these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Attorney” – Splitting Equity

by Scott Edward Walker on March 17th, 2010

Introduction

This post is part of my weekly “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of the most popular websites for entrepreneurs).  As the VentureBeat Editor notes on the site: “Ask the Attorney is a new VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions.”

I have two goals here: (i) to encourage entrepreneurs to ask law-related questions regardless of how basic they may be; and (ii) to provide helpful responses in plain English (as opposed to legalese).  Please give me your feedback in the comments section.  Many thanks, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 7th – 13th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 14th, 2010

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets.  If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact us through the comments section of this post.  Many thanks, Scott 

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Motivational Speeches/Clips for Entrepreneurs: I Just Need to Take the First Step

by Scott Edward Walker on March 12th, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Speeches/Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we will post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s fuckn tough trying to build and run a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  Hopefully, these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

It’s Time to Destroy the Billable Hour

by Scott Edward Walker on March 10th, 2010

 

The Market Problem

I received three calls over the past few days from entrepreneurs looking for a new law firm because of the excessive fees of their current law firm.  Two of the three entrepreneurs advised me that they were reluctant to even call their lawyer with a question because of the fees.  I thought to myself:  I get it!  15 minutes = $150 to $200 for partners at the big firms. (more…)

Walker Twitter Highlights: February 28th – March 6th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 7th, 2010

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below you’ll find highlights of our top tweets.  If you would like to see all of our tweets (or if you would like to receive an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact us through the comments section of this post.   Many thanks, Scott

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Motivational Speeches/Clips for Entrepreneurs: If You Believe You Can Fly. You Will.

by Scott Edward Walker on March 5th, 2010

Welcome to our new weekly series entitled “Motivational Speeches/Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, I will post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate my fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s fuckn tough trying to build a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  Hopefully, these clips are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Attorney” – Investment Bankers

by Scott Edward Walker on March 3rd, 2010

Introduction

This post is part of my weekly “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of the most popular websites for entrepreneurs).  As the VentureBeat Editor notes on the site: “Ask the Attorney is a new VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions.”

I have two goals here: (i) to encourage entrepreneurs to ask law-related questions regardless of how basic they may be; and (ii) to provide helpful responses in plain English (as opposed to legalese).  Please give me your feedback in the comments section.  Many thanks, Scott

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