Welcome! StartupGC is Paul Swegle's business law and finance blog. 


Paul is a business and transactional attorney who collaborates with business teams to build, fund, launch, and market innovative products, services and technologies. He has been directly involved in building and selling four companies to publicly traded acquirors, including to Capital One and Abbott Laboratories. He recently helped take a company public through a SPAC IPO, and he has been involved in more than $13 billion of financings and M&A deals.


Paul currently serves as General Counsel to four companies in the health information, retail technology, and recruiting sectors, and he is Of Counsel to the firm, Kinsel Law, PLLC, advising numerous other companies as outside counsel.


Paul is an Adjunct Law Professor at Seattle University School of Law and at Gonzaga University School of Law, teaching his class called “Counseling Startups: Law, Regulation, and Fundraising.” He speaks regularly around the country to law and MBA classes and to other business, legal, investing, and entrepreneurship groups. Recently, Paul has spoken virtually at Stanford Law School, University of Washington School of Law, George Mason University Law School, the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, the University at Buffalo Law School, Loyola Marymount School of Law, University of Memphis School of Law, and Gonzaga University School of Law, among others.  

Paul is the author of two highly-rated Amazon best sellers, “Startup Law and Fundraising for Entrepreneurs and Startup Advisors” and  “Contract Drafting and Negotiation for Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals.” He is currently working on his third book, entitled “Careers in the Law,” which will include contributions from hundreds of other attorneys in describing all the ways to use a law degree.   


EIX - The Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange - https://eiexchange.com/


Wilson Sonsini Venture Term Sheet Generator - https://www.wsgr.com/wsgr/Display.aspx?SectionName=practice/termsheet.htm


The National Venture Capital Association - https://nvca.org/resources/model-legal-documents/


The Cooley law firm and Cooley Go - https://www.cooleygo.com/documents/


Y Combinator - https://www.ycombinator.com/documents/


The Orrick law firm - https://www.orrick.com/Total-Access/Tool-Kit/Start-Up-Forms


AskTheVC – Venture Deals - https://www.venturedeals.com/resources

Perkins Coie Startup Percolator - https://www.startuppercolator.com/

Stanford Law School CodeX Blog - https://law.stanford.edu/blog/?tax_and_terms=3520

Contract Nerds Blog - https://contractnerds.com/

Loio Blog on Contracts and other Law Topics - https://loio.com/blog


Email me at: pswegle@gmail.com

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