Funding & Capital Raising
VW Venture Deals Year in Review 2016

In December of 2015, we released a three-year audit of early stage venture deals facilitated by VW and felt that the data was an indicator of early-stage financing trends and the good health of the venture industry in DFW. We’ve just […]

Intellectual Property
Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Protecting your intellectual property is a critical issue for every small business owner, whether you’re a technology startup, building a services business, or launching a new restaurant concept. Kevin spoke to a group of small business owners at a Dallas […]

VW Abroad
Saying Goodbye to Portugal

Notably, this adventure has made me a better person. With manufactured societal restraints stripped away, I’ve been able to become friends with people I often wouldn’t and understand sides of them I never could have imagined.

VW Abroad
Week 3 in Portugal: Exploring the “City that Works”

As an industrial town, Porto is proud of its blue-collar tradition—indeed, residents refer to it as the “City that Works,” as opposed to the flashy, apparently not-working city of Lisbon. But, with the lush facilities at the LX Factory left behind in Lisbon, my work for the first time grew unexpectedly difficult.

VW Abroad
The Road Forward – Week 2 Working in Portugal

My great opportunity was not to just remotely work in Lisbon; the importance of Desk Independence is growth through travel, not travel to one city. Thus, I decided I needed to be more intentional about my trip. Exploring. Experiencing culture. Expanding and adventuring in every direction. I need to move beyond the Lisbon metropolitan area.

VW Abroad
Nic’s First Week Working in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is beautiful. From the picturesque graffiti street murals to the 17th century mosaic tiled streets, a touch of modern is entwined with the city’s aging architecture. Including, the LX Factory. The LX Factory is the co-working space in Lisbon. […]

VW Abroad
Como Pode Ajudá-Lo Hoje? How May I Help You Today?

At twenty-five, I had never been out of Texas for more than a week at a time. That changed when I traveled to South East Asia in August 2016 for twenty-six days. What was initially a begrudging, feet-dragging twenty-two days abroad, turned into a life-changing experience.

VW Abroad
Why We’re Sending a First-Year Attorney to Portugal

We feel strongly that employees can be productive remotely and that travel will actually motivate and develop them, and make them better employees. Rad and I are calling this Desk Independence™, and we believe it’s the next big thing.

Bud, Brewing & Booze
Does Medical Marijuana Affect Employers’ Drug Policies?

If you are an employer who wants to maintain a zero-tolerance policy, the Coats decision and the California legislation may have been just what the doctor ordered (pun intended). These precedents appear to indicate that the trend is to leave drug use and drug testing policies to employers, not the states.

Corporate Governance
The Startup Visa – International Entrepreneur Rule

The International Entrepreneur Rule applies to foreign entrepreneurs looking to build their company in the U.S. and American startups looking to bring a key foreign cofounder stateside.