Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital program

EVC Events

Venture Fund Events

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 26, 2024  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. (Eastern) 
Understanding Start-Up Valuations and Term Sheets 

The  Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Program is hosting an in-person evening workshop to provide an introduction to early stage venture capital valuations and term sheets. The workshop will focus on understanding pre- and post-money valuations and how these terms are impacted by liquidation preferences, warrants, anti-dilution and related provisions. This workshop will be led by Jono Rosen '97, the Managing Partner at Moss Valley Capital, LLC  REGISTER

Thursday, April 11, 2024  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
General Counsel Career Paths in Tech and VC 

The  Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Program is hosting an in-person evening panel with alumni working at the intersection of law, technology, and venture capital. Join us for a candid discussion as they share their unique career journeys from NYU Law to their current roles. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from real-world experiences and insights into navigating the legal aspects of tech and VC. REGISTER

Past Events

Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Program at NYU Law: How to Identify a Startup Idea?
Thursday, November 10 | 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)
The Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital (EVC) Program at NYU Law (formerly the NYU Law Venture Fund), in partnership with the NYU Law Social Enterprise & Startup Law Group, hosted a session on how you can identify a startup idea. This was meant to be a primer on how to come up with a business idea and share strategies on where to go from that point. We were thrilled to welcome Sofia Viel (Head of Product) and Gonzalo Amuchástegui Mayoral (Co-Founder) from Amalgama, experts in design, methodology, and software development who shared best practices with us. The conversation was moderated by Eli Silverman '23.

Journal of Law & Business: Future of Crypto Under the Biden Administration
Monday, November 14
6:30-7:30PM Golding Hall: Networking and Refreshments
7:30-8:30PM Vanderbilt Hall Room 206: Fireside Chat

On March 9, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order outlining the first “whole-of-government” approach to the benefits and risks posed by digital assets, which stopped short of making specific proposals for regulation. Following the Executive Order, the White House released its “First-Ever Comprehensive Framework for Responsible Development of Digital Assets” in September, summarizing the recommendations of various federal agencies’ research over the past six months. This panel explored the implications of the Biden administration’s recent “Comprehensive Framework" for regulation of crypto, which has already received some powerful pushback from the crypto industry. 
NYU Law Venture Fund: Lessons on Leadership from the GCs of Away and ClassPass
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Join us for an exciting conversation with Lydia Cheuk '97, GC of Away and Shana Neiditch '02, GC at ClassPass on the topic of leadership. This event was co-sponsored by the NYU Law Venture Fund and the NYU Law Women Group. 

Legal Considerations for Startups
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) 
Stern KMC - Room 11-185

Join us to learn about startups from all angles! The discussion will feature perspectives from Law Professor Naveen Thomas, two startup attorneys, and two experienced founders. Continue networking at Happy Hour - Half Pint at 6:30 p.m. Open to all Law & Stern students! This event was sponsored by the JD/MBA Association, SE-SL, and Stern's ESA. 

The Journey of an Accidental Social Entrepreneur
Thursday, March 3, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a conversation with Lauren Burke '09, to hear her story about her journey as an accidental social entrepreneur. Lauren has spent the last ten years building programs inside institutions, developing new nonprofits, and building projects to support a multifaceted array of social change workers. You can see examples of Lauren’s impactful work in these documentaries about child trafficking and immigration: Walking Merchandise and A Divided Road

This event was co-sponsored by the NYU Law Venture Fund and the NYU Law Social Enterprise & Startup Law Group (SE-SL).


Innovative Lawyers
Thursday, December 2, 2021

A conversation with Charlie Corwin '99, Co-CEO of SK Global, an independent film and television studio based in Los Angeles. We learned how he's used his legal education and career path to be an innovative thinker, creator, and leader.

This event was co-sponsored by the NYU Law Venture Fund and the NYU Law and Business Association.


The Relationship Between Founders and Venture Capitalists
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Venture capital is relationship-driven. Building and maintaining a healthy relationship with investors is crucial for startup success.

The NYU Law Venture Fund and Social Enterprise & Startup Law group co-sponsored this conversation on the relationship between founders and venture capitalists featuring Jerry Ting, co-founder and CEO of Evisort, and Chase Roberts, principal at Vertex Ventures. Jerry and Chase discussed how founders and VCs can foster strong relationships over time and shared how their own relationship has evolved.

Earlier this year, Evisort—an emerging global leader in the legal tech space—announced $35M in Series B funding following a year of 4x revenue growth. The company is backed by leading strategic and institutional investors including Vertex Ventures. Legal tech companies have seen more than $1 billion in venture capital investments so far this calendar year, according to Crunchbase data.


The Power of Communities
Thursday, July 29, 2021

What do Facebook, Peloton, and Nextdoor have in common? They are internet powerhouses that have grown through the power of communities. On Facebook alone, there are 70 million admins and moderators running active Facebook groups.

Online groups have grown leaps and bounds in the past decade, but their growth has accelerated at dizzying speed in the past year due to the pandemic. Without the ability to connect in person, many global citizens turned to online communities to create community and belongingness with others.

Virtual communities have not only been reserved for the big players. Many niche communities and startups have formed in the past few years. David Berkowitz, founder and CEO of Serial Marketer, and Lan Phan, founder and CEO of community of SEVEN, discussed the power of communities and their experience building them.

This event was co-sponsored by the NYU Law Venture Fund and Social Enterprise & Startup Law Group.


Conversation with Alex Elias ’12, founder and CEO of Qloo
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Alex Elias ’12, founder and CEO of Qloo, spoke to us about his company and career after law school. Qloo is a cultural artificial intelligence platform that leverages deep intelligence to connect and predict consumer taste across domains including media, entertainment, consumer products, fashion, hospitality and travel in a privacy-centric manner.


Launching a Startup After Law School
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Jason Finger JD ’99, MBA ’99, co-founder and chairman of Upper90 Partners, spoke to us about his career and how one can launch a startup after law school.


Venture Investing in Sustainability
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Matt Walker ’07, managing director at S2G Ventures, spoke to us about his career and venture investing in sustainability. S2G Ventures is a Chicago-based investment firm focused on food and agriculture, human health, climate change, and planet health.


Conversation with Eric Berry ’08
Monday, February 22, 2021

Eric Berry ’08, co-founder and CEO of TripleLift, spoke to us about his background in law and tech and his experience founding TripleLift, a technology company that is reinventing ad placement across desktop, mobile and video, and has more than tripled in growth each year.


Freedom from a Firm - Transitioning from a Traditional Legal Practice to a Tech Company
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Vinay Jain ’09, vice president and senior counsel at American Express, and David Pashman ’97, general counsel at JW Player, discussed the transition from the legal industry to a tech company and ways to succeed at it.


Conversation with Brandon Nelson ’99
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Brandon Nelson ’99, general counsel and corporate secretary at JetBlue, spoke to us about his current role, JetBlue’s venture capital arm JetBlue Tech Ventures, and how JetBlue and the airline industry are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.


Starting a Legal Tech Startup out of Law School
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Jerry Ting, founder and chief executive officer of Evisort, spoke with us about starting a Legal Tech startup out of law school. Founded out of Harvard Law and MIT and backed by Microsoft and leading early-stage venture funds, Evisort uses artificial intelligence to help companies organize, understand, and extract data from their contracts.


Conversation with Felicity Conrad ’13
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Felicity Conrad ’13, co-founder and CEO of Paladin, spoke with us about her journey from graduating law school to co-founding Paladin, and its work in the justice tech space.


Conversation with Esther Dominguez ’97
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Esther Dominguez ’97, general counsel at .406 Ventures, spoke with us about her legal career at venture backed and public companies in the high tech, ecommerce and services industries, and her current role at .406 Ventures.


Conversation with Sarah Kunst
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The NYU Law Venture Fund hosted a virtual conversation with Sarah Kunst, managing director of Cleo Capital and a contributing editor at Marie Claire. Kunst spoke about her career as an angel fund investor, her company, Cleo Capital, and its investment strategy.


Entrepreneurship in times of uncertainty
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The NYU Law Venture Fund hosted a panel of 2008 NYU Law graduates to discuss their experiences in entrepreneurship and graduating Law School in times of economic uncertainty. Panelists for this discussion included Liron Brish ’08, Andrew Dick ’08, Alexandra Fung ’08, and Greg Raiten ’08. The conversation was moderated by D.K. Smith ’16 and Anthony Thomas.


How Red Sea Ventures is Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis
Thursday, June 11, 2020

The NYU Law Venture Fund hosted a virtual conversation with Scott Birnbaum, Founding Partner of Red Sea Ventures, who spoke about his company, Red Sea Ventures, its investment strategy, his views on investing during the COVID-19 crisis, and how the current circumstances are affecting the NYC startup community as a whole.


Entrepreneurship & the Law: A Conversation with Camilla Marcus ’12
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Law Women hosted this event featuring NYU Law alumna and entrepreneur Camilla Marcus ’12. Ms. Marcus has a background in business development, law, and investing. Ms. Marcus's most recent venture is the launch of SoHo's west~bourne, and she has worked with NYC neighborhood restaurants in the past. She has previously worked in real estate investing for Colony Capital and CIM Group. Ms. Marcus is an active angel investor and the co-founder of TechTable, a hospitality technology thought leadership platform. She received a JD/MBA from New York University, an AA from the International Culinary Center, and a BS from The Wharton School.

Generating Startup Ideas While In Law School
Monday, November 11, 2019

Three NYU Law Venture Fund Advisory Jury members—David Lee ’99, chairman and co-founder of Refactor Capital, Melissa Tidwell ’03, former vice president and general counsel at Reddit, Inc. and Ramsey Homsany ’00, president and co-founder of Octant, Inc.—shared their stories and some advice on how students interested in entrepreneurship can brainstorm and pursue business ideas while in law school.


NYU Law & Tech - A Golden Age of Legal Innovation: Navigational Advice for Law Students, Young Lawyers, and Other Explorers
Monday, April 8, 2019

This event, hosted by the NYU Law & Tech community, featured 2-minute lightning talks from ten legal innovators offering key navigational advice which later formed the basis for breakout round-table discussions. The event also included a networking session and drinks.


A Conversation with Jake Yormak ’13 and Nick Goss ’13
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Jake Yormak '13 and Nick Goss '13 shared their experiences leaving big law for business and spoke about how their legal education plays a part in their current roles.


Startup Innovation: The Role of Regulation in Entrepreneurship
Thursday, April 4, 2019

This conference addressed how direct and indirect regulations impact young startups, innovation, and disruptive technologies (such as Uber, 23&Me, and WeWork), and included a keynote discussion featuring Daniel Ramot, CEO of Via Transportation. The event was co-hosted by the NYU Law Venture Fund and the Classical Liberal Institute.

NYU Law Venture Fund Application Walkthrough
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Andy Klein ’07, MBA ’08, CEO & Founder of BullsBridge Capital and member of the Venture Fund Advisory Jury, and Anthony Thomas, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships at NYU Law, guided students through the application process for summer grants and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program.

Office Hours with Jeff Bloom ’93
Monday, October 15, 2018

Jeff Bloom, Administrative Partner at August Capital and member of the Venture Fund Advisory Jury, gave us an insider’s view of August Capital’s investment decisions and shared case studies on companies they supported and passed on. August Capital has investment in dozens of companies across the software spectrum including Aardvark (acquired by Google), eBates (acquired by Rakuten), Evite (acquired by Ticketmaster), WePay (acquired by JPMorganChase), Bill.com, and Rocket Lawyer.