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.

Ryan Gilbert

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

Beyond the Bubble: The Next Frontier

Friend, Enemy, or Spouse?

AI Friend
Web3 Enemy
Future of Work Spouse

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

VCs love SPACs again

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

The October 7 hostages and their families. Bring them home now!

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

“Banking as a Service” should be “Distributed Financial Services” – it’s all about banks allowing their core offerings to be integrated and distributed through third parties, subject to the bank’s oversight and control.

About Launchpad Capital

The world of financial services is transforming and more ready than ever for thoughtful disruption.

The combination of permanent structural changes to the global financial services industry and readily accessible infrastructure will unlock empowering financial and technology innovation at across the FIRE sector – from finance, to insurance and real estate – through products and services that are fair, transparent and give consumers and businesses full control of their hard earned money and the data tied to it.

LaunchPad Capital builds and invests in pre-seed and seed stage Fintech companies.

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.