StartupGC is a business law and finance blog published by Business Law Seminar Group, LLL. Paul Swegle is StartupGC's Editor. 

Paul Swegle helps teams build, fund, launch, and market innovative products, services and technologies. He has helped build and sell four companies to publicly traded acquirors, including Capital One, Abbott Laboratories, ING, and Nortek. He recently helped take a company public through a SPAC IPO, and he has been involved in more than $15 billion of financings and M&A deals.

Paul is currently General Counsel & Secretary to five companies in telehealth, virtual health, retail technology, biotechnology, and SaaS, and he advises companies in fintech, cloud security, e-commerce, and consumer products as outside counsel.

Paul is an Adjunct Law Professor at Seattle University School of Law and at Gonzaga University School of Law. At both law schools, he teaches his class “Counseling Startups: Law, Regulation, and Fundraising.” Paul speaks virtually and in person around the country to law and MBA classes and to other business, legal, investing, and entrepreneurship groups, including recently at: 

  • Stanford Law School

  • University of Washington School of Law, Commotion Lab

  • University of Virginia School of Law

  • UC San Diego Rady School of Management

  • Rice University Graduate School of Business

  • University of Notre Dame

  • 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

  • Gonzaga School of Law

  • Wayne State University School of Business

  • Arizona State University School of Electrical, Computer & Energy

Paul's two books, “Startup Law and Fundraising for Entrepreneurs and Startup Advisors” and  “Contract Drafting and Negotiation for Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals,” are used in numerous law and MBA schools. He is currently working on his third book, “Careers in the Law.”


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 Paul at: pswegle@gmail.com

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