Launch House splits with law firm conducting its harassment investigation
It’s been a little over a month since Launch House, a buzzy venture-backed founder’s club backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Day One Ventures, publicly faced numerous allegations of ha
Why your startup needs a prenup
Nobody wants to think about a prenup while planning a wedding, but it is the best time to address complications that may follow the honeymoon.
How to know when it’s time for your startup to stop DIY-ing legal work
There’s a lot of work that needs to be done when building a startup, legally and professionally. And startup lawyers specializing in niche documents and processes can be useful resources.
‘We are going to create the best environment for startups in Europe’
Spain’s government is gearing up to pass the country’s first ever startup law. A draft law agreed by ministers was presented to the parliament last month. The process of debating and agreeing the
Spain moves closer to passing a startup law
Spain’s government has agreed on the details of a draft startup law — passing the baton to the parliament to debate and potentially amend the plan ahead of a vote to turn it into actual la
What’s happening in venture law in 2021?
The venture world is growing faster than ever, with more funding rounds, bigger funding rounds and higher valuations than at pretty much any point in history. That’s led to an exponential growth in
How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company
Slack and other consumer-grade productivity tools have been taking off in workplaces large and small — and data governance hasn’t caught up.
Startup Law A to Z: Employment Law
Your startup will not succeed unless you, the founder, build an exceptional team. Great teams are built on top of great culture. Yet any venture-backed startup founder will tell you, myself included,
Verified Expert Lawyer: Jared Verzello
TechCrunch is profiling great startup lawyers wherever they may be working — and that includes within new companies built from the ground up around tech. Today, we’re interviewing Jared Verzello o
Startup Law A to Z: Customer Contracts
Your startup needs customers to survive. If and when you make sales or generate installs, you are wading into the fast moving stream of commerce and exposing yourself to risk. Well-drafted customer co
Startup Law A to Z: Intellectual Property
Whether protected through copyright, trade secret, trademark, or patents, software technology companies depend on IP more so than perhaps any other business type in history. It is surprising, then, ju
Verified Expert Lawyer: James Alonso
While James Alonso has worked at big law firms for much of his career, he’s been working with startups the entire time. He’s also an engineer by training — and by practice. He recently founded a
Introducing the Verified Experts of Extra Crunch
TechCrunch is launching something a little different today. We’re going to help startup founders find the best outside experts to work with — so you can build a better company, faster. From lawyer
Verified Expert Lawyer: Cynthia Hess
In late December, we launched our startup lawyer survey and to date we’ve received more than 1700 responses from startup leaders about hundreds of lawyers around the country and the world. Today
Startup Law A to Z: Corporate Matters
Founders are a special breed — independent, self-reliant, and resourceful. Yet these same attributes, critical in taking an idea from zero to one, can eventually cause first-time founders to misjudg
How and why you should work with a startup lawyer
Ask any attorney what kind of lawyer they are and they’re likely to respond, “the good kind.” Certainly, there are “good” lawyers and there are “bad” lawyers,