April 7th, 2017 → 5:07 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with David Perla and Sanjay Kamlani, the co-founders of Pangea3, a leading legal industry outsourcing firm that Thomson Reuters acquired in 2010, who have recently established 1991 Group, an advisory business with an investment arm focused on legal, outsourcing/offshoring, and services that assist technology-focused companies.
We discussed the genesis of 1991 Group, why there is so much interest in supporting legal technology and services companies, promising areas in the field, what the 1991 Group team looks for in prospective investments, and where the legal industry is headed, among other topics.
Listen to our interview below:
September 4th, 2012 → 3:51 pm @ Ari Kaplan
Fast Company magazine ran an interesting feature – Shaking Up Crowdfunding – recently about the challenges of financing equity shares in start-up companies using the story of an ad executive interested in buying Pabst Brewing Co. for $300 million as background. From a simple tweet to international influence on U.S. securities legislation and the passage of the JOBS Act making crowdfunding a reality, the article is a great read. The U.S. Small Business Administration also offers this overview of the differences between peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, noting that 40 percent of entrepreneurs start new companies with less than $5,000.