For five consecutive years, Silicon Legal has been recognized by PitchBook among the top 10 most active law firms in the VC space.¹ To celebrate, we invited some of our innovative entrepreneur and seasoned investor clients to share their lighthearted reflections from 2023 and predictions of what lies ahead.

For more hot takes from our clients, review them all here.

Alice Zhang

If the venture capital ecosystem was a movie, what would the title of 2023 have been?


Friend, Enemy, or Spouse?

AI Spouse
Web3 Enemy
Future of Work Friend

In five words: What’s your most outlandish prediction for the venture capital market in 2024?

Jay Powell’s cash machine returns!

Who, what, or where did you find your greatest inspiration in 2023?

With the world in turmoil, I had to find inspiration within ourselves. I’m inspired everyday by my co-founder, Nisha Desai’s brain, tenacity, and creativity, as well as our incredibly mission-driven and talented team.

If you could rename one popular tech term to be more honest and descriptive, what would it be and why?

We’ll do something cool with our data, maybe (AI/ML)

About Anise Health

Anise is the gold standard of mental health for the Asian community. Their culturally sensitive therapy & coaching program helps clients feel seen & heard and drives outcomes.

Anise Health was founded in early 2021 by two women of color who experienced firsthand the ineffectiveness of the current mental health care system for individuals from underserved communities who hold intersectional identities.

The name “Anise” pays homage to the ‘star anise’, a dry fruit originating in Asia known for its unique flavors and healing properties. At Anise, the team acknowledges and celebrates the diverse experiences and values that make each of us unique, and helps their community members heal so they can shine bright and reach their full potential!

About Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup — like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day — and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually “get” what entrepreneurs are going through.