“Part of the reason I started Sagewise was to address some aspects of the legal industry I find outdated and inefficient. I see blockchain as the opportunity to turn the legal industry upside down and shift the paradigm. The world has change, and so must legal infrastructure.”
I had the pleasure to interview Amy Wan, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Sagewise
I am an attorney by training. I started my career doing international trade and regulatory affairs with the federal government. When I moved from D.C. to California, I worked with a real estate crowdfunding company as general counsel, which is how I got my start in securities law. From there, I became a partner at a boutique securities firm. In early 2017, I left that firm to start a Legal Tech startup, and around that time, kept getting calls from contacts wanting me to counsel them on their ICO. As I watched the industry, I noticed a much more pressing issue: that ICOs were randomly getting hacked and losing millions of dollars, yet the founders and the rest of the crypto industry would regard the loss as it being how blockchain works. To me, that was crazy. In the real world, that would be a lawsuit for negligence, yet people were just accepting random losses of value. That is how I got hooked on the idea that the blockchain and smart contract world needs dispute resolution infrastructure.
Sagewise. We are building a safety net for smart contracts, to help guard against coding errors, securities vulnerabilities, the need to be able to upgrade smart contracts or resolve smart contract disputes. Sagewise’s mission is to bring transactional confidence into the blockchain ecosystem.
There is a number of people for whom I am extremely grateful. Among those is my business coach Cam Kashani. She has helped me get over my mental barriers of being a female entrepreneur and mentally frame that as an asset instead of a barrier. When I was raising money as a pregnant female founder, she helped me use that situation to feel empowered, rather than limited.
Part of the reason I started Sagewise was to address some aspects of the legal industry I find outdated and inefficient. I see blockchain as the opportunity to turn the legal industry upside down and shift the paradigm. The world has change, and so must legal infrastructure.
Tony Robbins. He has empowered a lot of people to change their mindset for the better. I believe that self-empowerment and the right mental state are critical for success.
Originally published at medium.com