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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Jordan Shamir

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

Fast & Furious 2023: Buckle Up & Slow Down

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?

Bad Data Leads to Bad AI

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

We got the greatest inspiration from our customers, who continued evangelizing our product, finding new use cases, and seeing the value we provided them during a turbulent time! With customer spending decreasing and economic uncertainty, we saw our ability to help them significantly reduce their return rates and set record-breaking holiday sales. Seeing our impact, especially fellow entrepreneurs, was the greatest motivation for me and the Yofi team!

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

“Fraud” because it’s an umbrella term that is used to cover risky behaviors or activities but undervalues the complicity of risk. Thousands of different types of fraud impact an organization, and the nuanced differences and names are really important to solving the issue.

About Yofi

Yofi is a comprehensive solution for managing the challenges of digital identities in today’s online marketplace. Their platform protects businesses from bad actors, like bots, resellers, and serial returners, ensuring data accuracy and policy compliance. Through identifying bad actors, Yofi enables merchants to better understand their true customers to optimize sales, inventory management, and marketing campaigns by generating tailored recommendations for each customer segment.

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.