A Local Lady We Love, and Where to Meet Her
Meet Asha Agrawal. She lives in the Mission, is hilarious, and was a startup lawyer, until she quit her job to go save the environment doing work in clean tech. She's kinda like a female Captain Planet.
Reasons we love her: 1) she went to boarding school with Ivanka Trump and Dave Eggers' younger brother (!!), 2) she once made the cover of the school paper at Northwestern as part of a "list of people who got busted with fake IDs at The Keg". According to the article, "Asha Agrawal refused to comment." 3) she's still really upset about the fact that she didn't have a pink convertible Pow-Pow-Power Wheels growing up, and 4) she hangs out at Stable Cafe pretty much every Sunday (side patio FTW!).
Totally free lawyer tip from Asha: "If you're starting a new company in the Bay Area, start it as a Delaware corporation. Even though you think you might want a California LLC, you're gonna spend a lot of money on legal fees and stuff if you do it in California, and will discourage investors. Delaware has more robust case law, so it's way more predictable and easy to navigate."