A spotter’s guide to the men and women of finance.
This is a smart idea because:
- (a) it is very easy to impress a general counsel with any technology more sophisticated than a pop-up toaster — all she does is say, “it runs on blockchain”;
- (b) the potential revenue, if she can sell her WordPress installation to any significant participant in the financial services industry is out of all proportion to the value the software could possibly deliver, but this doesn’t matter as long as the general counsel thinks it runs on blockchain and the RAG status for innovation in the ManCo deck is therefore green, since it will be the poor lawyers who will get it in the neck when it turns out to be utterly useless;
Before she can say, “software as a service” he’ll be rocking brush-cotton check shirts, living out of a WeWork broom cupboard in Shoreditch while angling for a place in Fuse and doing her own LinkedIn webcasts to the rapturous acclaim of other legaltech entrepreneurs.
- I.e., Firefox in incognito mode.