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José Ancer

UT Austin B.A., Harvard J.D.  I’m a tech & vc-focused corporate attorney in the Startup and Emerging Technology Group of MEMN‘s Austin office, where I represent leading early-stage companies and founders across a variety of tech-focused industries – my kind of people.

The purpose of this blog, particularly the Learn the Essentials section, is to provide Texas-based founders a curated resource for educating themselves on core startup law & finance concepts, without wasting money or equity on lawyers or advisors.  And acting as my firm’s CTO, I follow the latest tools that ensure MEMN’s clients receive a “user experience” unlike any other law firm.  I write about legal technology frequently on this blog.

Experienced early-stage corporate and venture capital lawyers are an essential part of any startup ecosystem.  I consider myself incredibly lucky to be part of an independent law firm that combines (i) A-level lawyers, (ii) cutting edge technology, and (iii) a flexible ecosystem of focused boutiques and solo lawyers to replace large, traditional law firms with a new vision for “full service” legal counsel. We’re showing the market how small, top-tier law firms can, just like top startups, out-compete firms 100x their size.

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Obligatory Disclaimer: The purpose of this blog is to provide conceptual educational materials to entrepreneurs and startup law practitioners. Individual circumstances vary, and any particular path of action suggested by an article or blog post may be inappropriate for your particular context.  That’s why you should hire a lawyer.  If, after reading this blog, you decide to take matters into your own hands and mess something up, don’t complain to me about it. It’s a risky world we live in.  I warned you.