Features Watch List 2018

Matan Balas – littleBits

There’s one kit for exploring the surface of an alien planet, with folding solar panels and app-powered wheels included. There’s one that lets you build and customize a synth guitar, and another that enables you to control and monitor your room. Not to mention a myriad of intricate, multi-user kits for schools and teachers, solidifying […]

Daniel Malech – Plenty

Ask any general counsel or legal director what they love most about their job, and certain refrains are likely to follow. It’s the sheer scope of the work, they might say—how no two days are ever the same. Or the people they work with. Or the pride of contributing to something bigger, a mission. Dan […]

Hector Garcia – Bayer (Andean)

Say you’re a general counsel for a major corporation. A modest acquisition—something in the seven-to-nine-figure range—might take up a few months of bandwidth, not including the integration process that can stretch on for years. If the company’s really in growth mode, maybe you handle more than one. And Bayer’s recent $62.5 billion acquisition of agribusiness […]

Tim Hirsch – Gwynnie Bee

He’s lived in Paris and Brussels and Cambridge and visited countless countries besides. Since 2011, he’s made his career and home in New York City, always in awe of the city’s cultural fusions. And yet, Timothy Hirsch has seldom seen an idea this inclusive—or this trendsetting. It’s called CaaStle, and Hirsch believes it has the […]

Joe Rubbone – Vita Coco

Joe Rubbone has a saying. One he’d often heard from colleagues around the office, before adopting the maxim himself. A ready refrain for just about any stressor. Six syllables that say more than most legal soliloquys ever could. “It’s only coconuts.” Well, it is and it isn’t. Vita Coco, the company for which Rubbone serves […]

Martin Wilson – Teligent

It could’ve been anything. A computer software company. A machine shop. A run-of-the-mill warehouse. It was the definition of non-descript—a utilitarian building in Buena, New Jersey, halfway between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Martin Wilson knows the bigger picture. Since mid-2017 he’s been a frequent visitor here, keeping tabs on the site’s construction. All told, he […]

Jonathan Truppman – Casper

Jonathan Truppman has never slept so well since becoming legal boss of global sleep company Casper, but he couldn’t have predicted that in early 2015, when joining the Big Apple startup seemed the lesser of two career paths. The most appealing—at least for most young lawyers—would have led back to Miami, where the then 29-year-old […]

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