When I was an Associate in BigLaw, I started off in a litigation team. My first case to involved a wealthy Black engineer who had just bought a home in an upscale neighborhood. He was unhappy with a mold problem in 1 guest bathroom, and he was suing the seller…
A colleague just reminded me that it has been 10 years since we started our first jobs! I have gone from Biglaw, to in-house counsel, to running a small firm, to starting a legal tech company and I am always exploring something new..
My reflections on why I decided to be an entrepreneur America.
Making the decision to start a company, as black and immigrant woman in the United States wasn’t something I took lightly. I had already spent 6 years building a consulting firm in South Africa and frankly I was tired…
We have been fortunate to get hold of some many people during this period, it was great to get feedback on our idea and get further in terms of developing it.
LexGraft provides startups between the Angel round and Series A with debt financing towards legal fees. Our target clients are B2B startups that are in the process of acquiring customers and need legal assistance to negotiate good agreements.
A benefit we offer to law firms is we pay them upfront for the services needed by the startup, thereby absorbing some of the risk the law firms have been taking on.
We haven’t figured everything out as yet, but if this something you are interested in or knowledgeable about, we would love to talk you.
As many people are moving from working in their offices to working from home- it has been hard to find people to talk to about the business. People taking the social distancing very seriously which makes it interesting to build a startup right now.
Also Sequoia sent out the Black Swan email. Money is skeptical.
I wish our business can spread and grow as quickly as this virus.
How one class changed my perspective and saved our startup.
To be honest I was finding the interviews with users and customers as a drag. I have so many other obligations with my academics and the requirement to find 5 new people to interview each week just felt unreasonable.