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.

Rakesh Mathur

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

Dune 2

Friend, Enemy, or Spouse?

AI Spouse
Web3 Friend
Future of Work Enemy

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

100 IPOs

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

Images from the Webb Telescope

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

“Social Networking” to “Networking”

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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.