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.

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Cris Grossmann

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

The Beekeeper =)

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?

The rise of Venture AI Bots

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

My 1 year old daughter 👶🏼

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

I would rename “Business Intelligence” to “tedious spreadsheet data crunching”.

Or “Actionable Insights” to “A bunch of nice graphs you don’t know what to do with…” =)

About Beekeeper

Founded in 2012 by Cristian Grossmann, Andreas Slotosch, Daniel Sztutwojner, and Flavio Pfaffhauser in Zurich, Switzerland, Beekeeper empowers frontline businesses and their workers with the digital solutions they need to do their best possible work and solve the great Frontline Disconnect.

Beekeeper’s Frontline Success System was designed and built for deskless workers who — despite representing 80% of the global workforce — have been chronically underserved when it comes to workplace technology. While our platform and our technology have evolved over the years, our mission always has and always will be to connect the unconnected and help people work better together.

Beekeeper is proud to lead the market with software created specifically for the frontline worker so that they can operate more efficiently, effectively and happier than ever before, ultimately achieving Frontline Success.

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.