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PROVIDING VALUABLE INSIGHT FOR STARTUP FOUNDERS

ATX Startup Attorney is a site where I share intel that I have garnered through years of experience providing counsel to companies like yours. If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur looking for guidance from a strategic partner you’ve come to the right place.

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Welcome (Bienvenidos),

Welcome to ATX Startup Attorney – I’m Frankie Arvelo.

My mission is to empower startup founders with the tools and resources they need to build successful companies. In particular I focus on aiding both first-time founders as well as founders from underrepresented backgrounds.

As someone who grew up poor and is a Black/Native American Latino I know firsthand the challenges that underrepresented founders face. My job is to be a champion for you and your startup.

My educational background includes a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where I currently guest lecture a class on early stage financing, and an M.B.A. from the Texas McCombs School of Business.

I am a proud mentor at DivInc, an accelerator program that supports founders focused on social impact, a mentor for MassChallenge, and a friend of Techstars and Capital Factory. I’m an advisory council member for Women@Austin, a group that supports women entrepreneurs. I also serve as general counsel for Beam, an angel network in Austin that funds and supports women entrepreneurs.

In my “free” time I am the dad to my loving and brilliant daughter, Victoria, baby beast son, William, and the partner to the love of my life, my wife, Leah.

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2020 Underrepresented Founders Report

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