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5 Skills I Didn't Realize I Needed to be a CEO

5 Skills I Didn't Realize I Needed to be a CEO

There’s no map to guide you to becoming a startup founder. LinkSquares’ Vishal Sunak outlines five essential skills he didn’t realize he would need to be a successful CEO.

How to Turn Your Company's Latest Achievement Into Even Greater Success

How to Turn Your Company's Latest Achievement Into Even Greater Success

Accomplishing a business milestone doesn’t mean it’s time to take your foot off the gas. LinkSquares co-founder and CEO Vishal Sunak shares what it takes to parlay current success into future wins.

How an accountant built out DraftKings’ compliance function

How an accountant built out DraftKings’ compliance function

Former CCO of sports betting company DraftKings and current LinkSquares board member Tim Dent discusses his professional background and what brought him to LinkSquares.

How Some GCs Are Using Their Clout to Set Culture Companywide

How Some GCs Are Using Their Clout to Set Culture Companywide

LinkSquares CLO Tim Parilla highlights how setting a positive culture  involves discouraging overworking, and makes the case for mandated time off.

Unicorn Tracker

Unicorn Tracker

LinkSquares made The Boston Globe’s Unicorn Tracker, listing startups headquartered in Massachusetts valued at $500MM and up.

How CLMs Can Be Used To Negotiate Flat Fee Arrangements

How CLMs Can Be Used To Negotiate Flat Fee Arrangements

LinkSquares CLO Tim Parilla highlights how contract management platforms can be used to negotiate alternative fee arrangements with outside law firms.

Boston Business Journal announces 40 Under 40 honorees for 2022

Boston Business Journal announces 40 Under 40 honorees for 2022

LinkSquares co-founder and CEO Vishal Sunak was named to Boston Business Journal’s 2022 40 Under 40 list, honoring the area’s young professionals who are achieving the most in their careers and giving the most to the community.

Boston startup embraces professional mindset coach

Boston startup embraces professional mindset coach

LinkSquares CRO Steve Travaglini discusses how the company invested in boosting employee resilience and morale through a unique benefit: hiring its first professional mindset coach.

From Survival Mode to Optimization - Vishal Sunak, LinkSquares

From Survival Mode to Optimization - Vishal Sunak, LinkSquares

LinkSquares co-founder and CEO Vishal Sunak covers how to navigate out of survival mode and into a whole new world of optimization.

Reinventing Contract Management Software

Reinventing Contract Management Software

LinkSquares co-founder and CEO Vishal Sunak discusses how LinkSquares distinguishes its approach in the contract software market, how the company is deploying its $100M Series C round of funding, and the ways that it attracts and retains top talent in today’s climate.

GCs Struggling to Capitalize on Data Deluge

GCs Struggling to Capitalize on Data Deluge

LinkSquares CLO Tim Parilla outlines how legal departments can gain a strong understanding of legal risks and potential data-analysis opportunities across their organization.

Legal Tech Roundup: Echo.Legal, LinkSquares

Legal Tech Roundup: Echo.Legal, LinkSquares

Law360 spotlights LinkSquares welcoming former DraftKings CCO Tim Dent to its board of directors.

LinkSquares Named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups for 2022

LinkSquares Named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups for 2022

SalesTech Star highlighted LinkSquares being named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups list for 2022, as well as the company’s new board appointment.

Fastest growing companies in Boston, MA

Fastest growing companies in Boston, MA

BOStoday highlighted LinkSquares’ ranking on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. LinkSquares ranked #10 in Massachusetts and #379 overall, as well as #19 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals.

Here are the top 20 Mass. companies that made this year's Inc. 5000 list

Here are the top 20 Mass. companies that made this year's Inc. 5000 list

LinkSquares was recognized by Boston Business Journal for ranking #10 in Massachusetts and #379 overall for the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies.

LinkSquares No. 379 Ranking on the Inc. 5000 List

LinkSquares No. 379 Ranking on the Inc. 5000 List

LinkSquares ranked #10 in Massachusetts and #379 overall for the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies, earning a top spot for the second year in a row, as well as #19 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals.

 

 

Four Steps to Building a Data Privacy Program

Four Steps to Building a Data Privacy Program

Companies must develop programs to bulk up security and controls related to maintaining the privacy of customer information, and in-house legal teams must prioritize addressing the challenges that the inconsistent regular landscape creates.

Operating Your Legal Team as an Internal Service Business

Operating Your Legal Team as an Internal Service Business

You might not have your own P&L, but acting as if you do positions in-house attorneys as a go-to resource for the organization, Ari Buchler of ZMC says.

 

Operating in an Economic Downturn

Operating in an Economic Downturn

Running a business, large or small, is challenging at the best of times. Here’s a roadmap to navigating a startup through bearish conditions.

How to Operationalize a Data Privacy Program

How to Operationalize a Data Privacy Program

LinkSquares’ legal chief said in-house teams should work closely with colleagues to implement and test data security measures.

 

How This Tech Upstart Is Drafting Its Legal Ops Roadmap

How This Tech Upstart Is Drafting Its Legal Ops Roadmap

As corporate legal teams grapple with new challenges, a growing startup is turning to technology for data insights in order to make up for its lack of legal talent.

How to Use Your GC as Customer Zero

How to Use Your GC as Customer Zero

For a legal tech company developing AI and other software solutions, it’s helpful to have your test subject in the form of your in-house legal team.

Humility, Team-Focus Key to In-House Attorney Hires, CLO Says

Humility, Team-Focus Key to In-House Attorney Hires, CLO Says

Especially for early-stage, fast-growth companies, there’s little room for me-first people, no matter how good they are at law, according to Tim Parilla of LinkSquares.

LinkSquares Invests in Employees’ Time Off

LinkSquares Invests in Employees’ Time Off

It’s not the working hours as much as the time away that makes working at LinkSquares so great.

The Startup's High-Growth Playbook: $0 to $10M ARR in Two Years

The Startup's High-Growth Playbook: $0 to $10M ARR in Two Years

A series of questions guided our growth, and formed the basis of our success.

LinkSquares Launches New API to Eliminate Contract Data Silos Across the Business

LinkSquares Launches New API to Eliminate Contract Data Silos Across the Business

With LinkSquares API, teams can seamlessly integrate crucial contract data across systems of their choice and the LinkSquares platform.

Running a Successful Board Meeting

Running a Successful Board Meeting

Learn tips for fostering a genuine relationship with your board from LinkSquares CEO, Vishal Sunak.

Contracts Made Smarter

Contracts Made Smarter

The world runs on contracts. They’re the basis of uncountable deals and collaborations that allow businesses to thrive and grow. LinkSquares is making it faster—and easier—to deal with legal documents.

The Emerging Unicorn Board: Meet 300 Companies That Could Be The Next Billion-Dollar Startups

The Emerging Unicorn Board: Meet 300 Companies That Could Be The Next Billion-Dollar Startups

LinkSquares is on The Crunchbase Emerging Unicorn Board, a curated list of startups on the path to achieving billion-dollar valuations, also known as unicorn status.

LinkSquares Launches Native E-signature Solution for Comprehensive Contract Management

LinkSquares Launches Native E-signature Solution for Comprehensive Contract Management

LinkSquares, the company behind the AI-powered contract management platform of choice, announced LinkSquares Sign, the first e-signature tool designed specifically for legal departments.

10 Essential Things to Do When Starting Your First Business

10 Essential Things to Do When Starting Your First Business

Successful founders, including LinkSquares’ Vishal Sunak, weigh in on the issues you need to think about when you’re getting ready to launch.

LinkSquares benefits from the legal tech boom with a fresh $100M

LinkSquares benefits from the legal tech boom with a fresh $100M

TechCrunch’s Kyle Wiggers breaks the news that LinkSquares has raised $100 million in a series c funding round led by G Squared with participation from new investor G2 Venture Partners and existing backers.

How to Recruit & Retain Top Sales Talent

How to Recruit & Retain Top Sales Talent

LinkSquares CRO Steve Travaglini explains why you need to focus on your current employees, not the ones you are trying to recruit.

Ask A Mentor: How Do I Build Rapport In New In-House Role?

Ask A Mentor: How Do I Build Rapport In New In-House Role?

Experts answer questions on career and workplace conundrums in this Law360 Pulse guest column series. Tim Parilla talks about building rapport in a new in-house role.

'You're Able to Find Some Amazing Candidates': Why GCs Say Talent War Is Winnable

'You're Able to Find Some Amazing Candidates': Why GCs Say Talent War Is Winnable

In-house leaders must be willing to provide top-tier benefits and opportunities for career growth in order to land the best candidates.

Why Generous Parental Leave Gives You a Competitive Edge

Why Generous Parental Leave Gives You a Competitive Edge

It’s a job-seeker’s market right now, and it’s up to us to innovate and make our companies attractive places to work. Invest in this benefit and you’ll see the rewards in your team.

The Legal Impact of Libor on Contracts and Business

The Legal Impact of Libor on Contracts and Business

These 40 Mass. companies made the new Deloitte Fast 500 list

These 40 Mass. companies made the new Deloitte Fast 500 list

The Boston Business Journal highlights LinkSquares as the 5th fastest-growing company in New England (90th in North America) by the 2021 Deloitte Fast 500 

How to Raise Capital for Your Business

How to Raise Capital for Your Business

LinkSquares’ CEO wants you to find the right people who will invest in your company’s future. Study these tips to find them.

In-House Counsel Needs to Be Comfortable Taking Risks—Here’s How

In-House Counsel Needs to Be Comfortable Taking Risks—Here’s How

A good general counsel (GC) relays their unique perspective to help resolve business issues and propel a company forward. In working toward this goal, however, many lawyers run into the same roadblock—themselves.

Bringing it in-house: What to look for when hiring a general counsel

Bringing it in-house: What to look for when hiring a general counsel

A recent Corporate Counsel article highlighted a growing trend: More senior legal leaders are migrating to startups to take on general counsel roles.

Study These Tips to Help You Budget Time and Scale Your Biz

Study These Tips to Help You Budget Time and Scale Your Biz

Not every new CEO knows where or how to spend their time. LinkSquares’ CEO wants to share his secrets for success so you can grow your business too.

Tim Parilla Has Business on His Mind

Tim Parilla Has Business on His Mind

“You need to make your decision right out of the gate,” Tim Parilla says. “Are you a businessperson with a legal background or are you a lawyer who’s trying to play business games?”

LinkSquares nabs $40M to expand its AI-powered contract platform

LinkSquares nabs $40M to expand its AI-powered contract platform

VentureBeat’s Kyle Wiggers breaks the news that LinkSquares has raised $40 million in a series B funding round led by Sorenson Capital.

How to make sure your legal team is M&A ready

How to make sure your legal team is M&A ready

When it comes to acquiring or merging a business with another, it’s imperative that decision-makers know why they’re pursuing a deal and its potential impact on the company, good and bad.

Ernst & Young Names Vishal Sunak of LinkSquares an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 New England Award Finalist

Ernst & Young Names Vishal Sunak of LinkSquares an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 New England Award Finalist

Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world.

Legal Tech is Booming. It’s More Important Than Ever to Evaluate Time-to-Value

Legal Tech is Booming. It’s More Important Than Ever to Evaluate Time-to-Value

Based on his experiences as both a buying decision maker and as a counselor, former DraftKings GC Tim Parilla identifies several common characteristics to look for in legal tech deployments, as well as what to steer-clear of.

LinkSquares raises $14.5 million to expedite contract management with AI

LinkSquares raises $14.5 million to expedite contract management with AI

VentureBeat’s Kyle Wiggers breaks the news of LinkSquares’ new funding led by Jump Capital to advance technology for AI-driven contract management tools. VentureBeat also reports on LinkSquares’ Smart Values expansion to help organizations extract data, trends and patterns using pretrained algorithms.

LinkSquares Expands Further Into CLM With First Pre-Signature Contract Tool

LinkSquares Expands Further Into CLM With First Pre-Signature Contract Tool

The launch of Finalize is the first addition to LinkSquares’ contract lifecycle management suite and looks to enable in-house legal, sales, HR and other corporate departments to create contracts via templates.

How In-House Legal Teams Can Support M&A From Start to Finish

How In-House Legal Teams Can Support M&A From Start to Finish

Former DraftKings general counsel Tim Parilla shares advice on how in-house legal teams can support their companies’ merger and acquisition transactions. Now CLO at contract analytics company LinkSquares, he says in-house lawyers must integrate into business operations and use technology effectively.

New LinkSquares Features Include Help Honing In On GDPR, HIPAA and Other Key Issues

New LinkSquares Features Include Help Honing In On GDPR, HIPAA and Other Key Issues

LinkSquares, a contract lifecycle management and analysis company, is unveiling several new features today, including Strategic Values, which are sets of expert-selected terms to help its AI-powered Linksquares Analyze product uncover and extract topics in contracts related to key issues such as GDPR, HIPAA, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

The Go-To GC for Startups: Ex-DraftKings General Counsel Jumps to LinkSquares

The Go-To GC for Startups: Ex-DraftKings General Counsel Jumps to LinkSquares

As the first general counsel for DraftKings Inc., Tim Parilla was instrumental in the digital sports entertainment and gaming company’s growth from a startup with a few employees to a publicly traded firm.

Rid Your Company of the Words 'Stuck in Legal'

Rid Your Company of the Words 'Stuck in Legal'

Bottomline Technologies general counsel Danielle Sheer provides three repeatable moves to enhance the reputation of the contracts team in organizations.

Wake Up Call: As Virus Spreads, U.S. Law Firms Launch ‘Crisis Mode’

Wake Up Call: As Virus Spreads, U.S. Law Firms Launch ‘Crisis Mode’

Bloomberg Law covers the LinkSquares Series A funding to support in-house legal teams and discusses how law firms restrict travel and prepare contingency plans to prepare against coronavirus.

10 CEOs and founders on how they combat loneliness

10 CEOs and founders on how they combat loneliness

It can be lonely at the top, and Fast Company reports that plenty of CEOs would agree. LinkSquares CEO Vishal Sunak encourages other leaders to roll up their sleeves and get involved in work that helps them stay connected with the team to avoid feelings of isolation.

LinkSquares Launches New Partner Program To Expand AI Contract Management Platform

LinkSquares Launches New Partner Program To Expand AI Contract Management Platform

LinkSquares, provider of the most comprehensive AI-powered contract management and analysis tool, launched the LinkSquares Partner Program. Organizations from law firms to management consultants and other partner members will gain special access to the LinkSquares contract management platform with custom AI capabilities and opportunities to manage high volumes of contracts in new applications.

Legal and Compliance Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Legal and Compliance Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

LinkSquares CEO Vishal Sunak provides tips for legal teams to minimize risk exposure during the pandemic, including checking force majeure wording in contracts, termination clauses, compliance, as well as how artificial intelligence can ease the preparation efforts.

When Should You Buy More Sales Tools for your Team?

When Should You Buy More Sales Tools for your Team?

BuiltIn interviews Tamr’s Kelsey Coles on the sales team’s stack of tools, processes and technology. LinkSquares features as Tamr’s go-to tool for contract analytics.

Episode 2: Working remote during the COVID-19 pandemic

Episode 2: Working remote during the COVID-19 pandemic

PJC interviews LinkSquares CEO Vishal Sunak on how he’s managing remote work and future changes to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak. He joins BlockFi Founder and CEO Zac Prince to discuss ways to keep company culture alive and strategies for recent financing.

 

From Business Building to Culture Building with Vishal Sunak

From Business Building to Culture Building with Vishal Sunak

LinkSquares CEO Vishal Sunak joins The Journey podcast to inspire other business leaders to forge their own path. He discusses his entrepreneurial path to start LinkSquares and how he hires and grows his team for a positive culture.

VC Funding Update: 48 Startups Raise Over $1 Billion in February

VC Funding Update: 48 Startups Raise Over $1 Billion in February

BostInno’s Srividya Kalyanaraman showcases LinkSquares’ $14.5 million in Series A funding, led by Jump Capital, among the Boston companies that raised more than $1 billion during the month.

Form D Friday: AI, drug and fintech companies snag of $140M

Form D Friday: AI, drug and fintech companies snag of $140M

The Boston Business Journal highlights LinkSquares’ Series A funding news alongside NextDroid, Flywire and other Boston company filings.

Contract Analytics Platform LinkSquares Secures $14.5M Investment, Eyes Tech Expansion

Contract Analytics Platform LinkSquares Secures $14.5M Investment, Eyes Tech Expansion

Law.com Reporter Victoria Hudgins interviews LinkSquares CEO Vishal Sunak about the company’s Series A funding round and discusses its future tech expansion to support legal teams across the contract lifecycle. 

The great CEO exodus of 2020

The great CEO exodus of 2020

Fortune reports LinkSquares’ funding and growth in its daily Term Sheet, as well as a recap of 2020 CEO departures, including Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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