What Is Regulatory Hacking?

When I wrote my book “Regulatory Hacking: A Playbook for Startups” in 2018 — I grappled with using the term hacking in the title. To those unfamiliar with its origins, hacking can have a negative connotation. It usually elicits thoughts of secretive, expert knowledge used to gain unfair access to so...

Regulatory Hacks

Does the startup world need to develop a whole new kind of hack? The answer is yes: regulatory hacks. Just asking this question feels a bit irritating — like something from the next season of Silicon Valley. Startups are already bursting with buzzy jargon. Lean, pivots, seed rounds, elevator pitches...

Innovation Has No Borders

At 1776… When we think of Iraq, we think of Rebeen Pasha, an American citizen who came to the United States in the 1990s as a refugee escaping Saddam Hussein. Rebeen graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a senior advisor to the United S...

100,000 Miles to Find, Fund, & Grow the Best Startups

A wild idea less than three years ago now spans more than 50 cities worldwide to find, fund, & grow the best startups. Two years ago, most big pitch competitions seemed to be all about finding the next great Silicon Valley idea, whether it was having your laundry done for you or sharing a snarky...

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Evan Burfield

ABOUT EVAN

Evan Burfield is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and regulatory hacker. He is the founder of four companies and has helped build startup ecosystems on six continents and in over 50 American cities. Today, Evan is CEO of Union.vc and a General Partner at 1776 Ventures.

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