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Anthony Millin is a trusted legal and business advisor to startup and emerging growth companies. As a startup attorney, a serial entrepreneur, a venture capitalist and the Chair of NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers, he brings a unique legal and business perspective to advising his clients.

Anthony understands firsthand what it takes to start, scale and manage a company, to successfully prepare for and run a fund raising process and to address the legal issues faced by a startup. This background provides him with valuable insights into the legal and business needs of his clients. Within Shulman Rogers, his unique skill set has earned him an appointment to the firm’s 6-person Strategic Planning Committee.

A creative problem solver and strong advocate dedicated to the success of his clients, Anthony frequently serves as his clients’ “outside general counsel,” taking a leadership role in managing the full range of their legal needs from formation and financings to growth and exit.

Anthony is a frequent public speaker on topics impacting startup and emerging growth companies. Another specialized skill set Anthony brings to the table is his China-based experience, with which he assists early-stage and middle-market companies interested in conducting business in China, or seeking direct foreign investment from China.

Anthony also serves as a Venture Partner at Urban.Us, a Board Member of Urban Gateway and a Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Lauren’s Light, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower families in which a parent with young children has been diagnosed with cancer.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Maryland Tech Council’s Venture Mentoring Services
  • Board of Directors, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Lauren’s Light


News & Events


The Monthly Blend

February 1, 2021

Check out The Monthly Blend, a new podcast for the DMV startup community hosted by NEXT Chair Anthony Millin and BIG Idea Connectpreneur Founder Tien Wong.

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Shulman Rogers NEXT Participates in The Startup Grind Global Conference

February 11, 2020

Anthony Millin, Chair of Shulman Rogers NEXT, is pleased to attend The Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley this week as part of a delegation from Maryland.  The group, including about 30 founders, incubator heads, entrepreneurship community leaders and state government officials, will join nearly 10,000 attendees to represent our local startup ecosystem on the national stage.

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